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Verizon to purchase Mid-Rivers cellular network

Mid-Rivers Communications has agreed to sell its cellular network assets to Verizon. Included in the deal are the Mid-Rivers mobile wireless sites in areas where Verizon does not currently have...

 

Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program

Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. This program is designed to provide recreational public access to state or federal (Bureau of Land...

 

Old jail moved

The old jail building in Ekalaka that sat behind the courthouse and next to Dahl Memorial was torn down a few weeks ago. After the west wall was removed, the steel jail inside was pulled out and...

 

Winter Ag Series

Dr. Emily Meccage discussed her research with alternative forages at Fallon/Carter County Extension's Annual Winter Ag Series on January 8 in Ekalaka and January 9 in Baker. Other program topics...

 

Lumber lost

Traffic was backed up on Highway 7 last Thursday after a semi carrying a load of lumber went off the side of the road and tipped over. The wreck happened near the Medicine Rocks Church turnoff, about...

 

Ruth Benjamin

Ruth Evelyn Benjamin, age 99 of Miles City, passed away peacefully at the TLC Personal Care Home in Miles City. Ruth was born on April 9, 1919 in Ekalaka. She was the daughter of John Frederick and...

 

Bright Ideas

In days gone by, people would take a team and wagon and travel cross country to Miles City twice a year for supplies - twice a year in good weather. Brice travels to Baker every 10 to 14 days for bananas for me. If you buy too many, they just get bla...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    January 18, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, I always wanted to be a cowboy. And for a time, I thought maybe I had made it. I was riding saddle broncs, albeit poorly, roping a bit, riding on roundups and chasing cows through the willows. I was breaking a colt to ride once in awhile and...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, sometimes it just happens that there is a special day, a day when we notice a couple dozen wonderful things to cherish and treasure and enjoy. If we borrow an ingenious word, we can call that list, LIFE...

 

Legal Tips

Here is part three of my four-part series of articles dedicated to providing the you, the community, with information regarding basic estate planning documents, forms, and what to do with the information. In this article, I talk about Powers of...

 

City bands embodied early Montana communities

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the mid-1890s, the City Band had emerged as the default 'go-to' organization in town for civic events. By 1894, it played at...

 

Montana to issue February SNAP food benefits early due to partial government shutdown

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today that February food benefits are being provided early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients due to the ongoing partial federal...

 

Blue wins weekend contests

Lady Blue beat Baker handily last Friday. The Dogs out-rebounded the Spartans (38-19), won the turnover battle (18-35) and had more steals (19-12). Fourteen of Blue's 38 rebounds were offensive and 5...

 

Bulldogs fall to Spartans at home

CCHS battled on Friday, but the boys were unable to beat Class B Baker for a season sweep. They did win earlier in the season in Baker, but this time struggled to score on the Spartans' zone defense...

 

New bus for Ekalaka Public Schools

Ekalaka Public Schools students are traveling safer now after the purchase of a new bus. The old activities bus, which was fully depreciated, had broken down on multiple trips over the last two...

 

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