Articles from the January 26, 2024 edition

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Landowner changes plea in illegal outfitting case

A local landowner changed his plea in an illegal outfitting case on Monday, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge while two other charges will be dismissed. Sentencing was set for the same day but w...

 

Carter County Museum invites community members to reimagine Ekalaka's future

Ekalaka is one of eleven communities across Montana chosen to participate in Reimagining Rural. The three-part program was created for small, rural Montana towns to bring fresh, new ideas about rural...

 

Spray Day nearing

Carter County Spray Day will be held February 8th, 2024 at the Carter County Event Center. Join the weed department from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for noxious weed related topics and lunch sponsored by Carter County Conservation District. Private...

 
 By Meric Berg    Local    January 26, 2024

4-H news

On December 3rd, the Puptown Wranglers had their monthly meeting at the Carter County Event Center. During the roll call, each member shared their favorite winter activity. In the meeting, our 4-H club discussed how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals for the...

 

Livestock reports and payments due March 1

Montanans have until March 1 to report the number of each type of livestock they own and to pay the per capita fees set yearly by the Montana Board of Livestock. This is the first year the payment due date has been March 1. The Board of Livestock...

 

Bulldogs go 1-2 over last 3 conference games

The CCHS Bulldogs lost in Terry on January 16th and in Jordan on January 19th before defeating Wibaux at home on the 20th in what has been a busy slate of recent games. In Terry, CCHS was held to...

 

Lady 'Dogs down Lady 'Horns

It was a busy eight days for Bulldog basketball teams. CCHS traveled to Terry on January 16th, to Jordan on January 19th, played at home on the 20th, and traveled to Baker on the 23rd. The varsity...

 

JV Bulldogs pick up wins

There was no JV boys basketball game in Terry on January 16th, but on January 19th in Jordan, CCHS boys enjoyed both C squad and JV games. In C squad action CCHS downed Jordan, 42-27. Tiernan O’Connor led the way for Blue with 12 points; Gage Stieg a...

 

Bigger than the game

The communities of Ekalaka and Baker came together during Tuesday night's basketball games in Baker to support longtime eastern Montana basketball referee Sarina Venable. Venable has been diagnosed...

 

Bonnie Hoover

Bonnie Marie (Jenkins) Hoover was born February 28, 1934 to Joseph Ulysess Jenkins & Leona Mabel (Cloud) Jenkins in a sod hut in Lincoln County, Colorado. Her grandpa gave her the nickname of Cottonto...

 

Sylvia Landa

Celebration of Life will be held privately this spring when the Crocus bloom. Sylvia Landa, 76, passed away January 22, 2024 at Dahl Memorial in Ekalaka. Memorials can be made in honor of Sylvia to...

 

Baby Nies arrives

Brett Roger Nies was born at 7:02 p.m. on December 21, 2023 to parents Matt and Ami Nies of Ekalaka. Brett joins excited siblings, Kylie and Luke. Brett weighed in at 6 pounds, seven ounces and...

 

Cooking in the West

I always dread when our kids ask us to babysit the grandpets, because it is more responsibility than I want to tackle at my age. I worry that one of the pets will get injured or worse yet--die on my watch. I am much less worried about keeping the...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, ‘Elvina’, a supporting friend, stopped by, sharing some thoughts/actions, she’d been privileged to be part of; she thought she’d share: ‘You know, it snowed the other day so I shouldn’t have been surprise...

 
 By Karen Odell    Voices    January 26, 2024

CAPITOLETTER

January 22, 2024 The deep freeze was broken on Sunday at Capitol and on Tie Creek. We had had nearly three weeks of below zero weather, that never seemed to even approach positive numbers. There was a few inches of snow on the ground that the...

 

Gianforte invests $8 million to behavioral health crisis Montana

On Monday, Governor Greg Gianforte announced an investment of up to $8 million to improve community-based response services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. As recommended by the Behavioral Health System for Future...

 

Miles City agriculture teacher competes at national Discussion Meet

Todd Lackman, an agricultural education teacher from Miles City, represented Montana in the national Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet held during the 105th American Farm Bureau Convention in...

 

Carter County High School and Ekalaka Junior High honor rolls

SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL HS A HONOR ROLL (3.5 GPA or higher) Brynn Loehding Chace Loehding Corlan Laughery Danica Shepherd Ethan Mellon Jillian McGraw Jadyn McGraw Justin Wyatt Melton Kamryn Miller K...

 

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