Articles from the January 12, 2024 edition

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Proposed resurfacing on US 212 near Alzada

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently announced and invites the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about ten miles of US Highway 212 (US 212), through Alzada. The project begins east of Cottonwood Creek Road, six miles wes...

 

2024 election information

The 2024 election season officially begins with the opening of candidate filing at 8 a.m. on January 11th, 2024. In Carter County, two county positions are up for election. These positions include the County Commissioner District #3, which is...

 

Sentences handed down in Fallon County assault case

Both defendants in an assault case in Fallon County received sentences on Friday, Jan. 5, with both receiving more lenient terms than what was recommended by the county attorney's office. Tucker...

 
 Events   

Benefit for area family at Jan. 26th CCHS basketball games

On January 26th, area basketball fans will have an opportunity to cheer on the Bulldogs and enjoy a soup and sandwich free will supper benefiting Zander Oliver. Zander is the son of McKinzi and Derek Oliver of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, grandson...

 

Ekalaka Public Schools board of trustees opening

Notice was recently given of the vacancy in School District #1 for the board of trustees of Ekalaka Public Schools, specifically Carter County High School. The board will be appointing a qualified...

 

Small Town Smack Down

Ekalaka AAU wrestlers (with some of their volunteer coaches) that placed in the Terry Small Town Smack Down on January 6th are shown with their medals at a recent practice in Ekala...

 

George Olind

Celebration of Life for George Olind, 96, will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024 at Stevenson Funeral Home Baker. George E. Olind saddled his horse and pack string and rode through the gates of Heaven...

 

Audrey Schweigert

Funeral services for Audrey Schweigert, 89, of Ekalaka, will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka with Tom Steig officiating. Burial will follow in Beaverlodge C...

 

Ronald Kortum

Ronald Arthur Kortum aged 85, passed away on December 21, 2023, in Black Eagle, Montana. Ronald was born on January 10, 1938, in Denver, Colorado to parents Walter "Bud" and Edith Marie Kortum. He...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, listening to some gals talking about their Christmas, even though most had already taken down their Christmas decorations, was interesting – they chuckled. ‘Jane’ shared that she was so pleased to...

 

Cooking in the West

This week I am feeling particularly old. In the last two months I have officially become an old person with nothing to talk about but old people maladies. The first thing I came down with was a venous stasis dermatitis ulcer. (Yes Google the images...

 
 By Karen Odell    Voices    January 12, 2024

CAPITOLETTER

January 8, 2024 The storms are still holding off, at Capitol and on Tie Creek. There has been lots of fog and dustings of snow, but the fall has been mild. The cold weather is finally predicted. Guests at Ronda Cordell’s on Christmas Eve included...

 

CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

12-29-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Friday, December 29, 2023, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman, M...

 

EKALAKA TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

December 6, 2023 A. Call Meeting to Order a. Roll Call Council Libby, Melissa, Andrew & Rex b. Employees Present None c. Appointed Officials Present Kamely & Buck B. Pledge of Allegiance C. Public Present / Comment Toni Kratzer, Richard Brown & Carol...

 

Gianfortes buy $4 million Helena mansion, say they will donate the historic home to the state when the governor's term ends

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte and First Lady Susan Gianforte have purchased a new private residence in Helena, the two announced Monday. For a sum of $4 million, the Gianfortes now own Helena’s Samuel T. Hauser House, a 9-bedroom mansion built in...

 

Ric Holden of Glendive enters 2024 Eastern Montana Congressional race

Former State Senator and Montana rancher Ric Holden, Glendive, has taken steps to enter the 2024 Eastern Montana Congressional race. Holden represented the southeast corner of Montana in the state...

 

FWP hosting public meetings to discuss upland game bird hunting regulations

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host two meetings in January to discuss proposed 2024 upland game bird hunting regulations. FWP staff will present proposed 2024 upland game bird seasons and regulations, along with recent trends in upland game...

 

Lady Bulldogs win at Bison

The Lady Bulldogs beat the Lady Cardinals in Bison, S.D. on January 6th by a wide margin, 27-70. As a team, CCHS shot 8-17 (47 percent) on free throws, 25-51 (49 percent) on two-pointers and 4-14 (29 percent) from behind the arc. CCHS also...

 

'Dogs down Cardinals

On January 6th, the Bulldogs traveled to Bison, South Dakota to play JV and varsity non-conference basketball games. No JV stats were available. In varsity action, the ‘Dogs won by a wide margin, 70-48, with big offensive nights from Wyatt Melton...

 

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