Articles from the March 1, 2024 edition

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New pool committee looks to reorganize

The New Pool Committee, a committee that originally set out to fix Emswiler Pool or build a new pool in Ekalaka, was formed in the spring and summer of 1995 with the first meeting being held November...

 

Ekalaka Public Schools: A burst of activity in early 2024

submitted by Mrs. Carol Spencer Ekalaka Public Schools have been a hive of activity throughout January and February, setting a dynamic tone for the year. The elementary students kicked things off...

 
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Museum to host 'Saints & Sinners: Women Breaking Tradition' with Lauren Hunley on March 7

submitted by Carter County Museum Join us at the Carter County Museum on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. for our monthly Carter County Geological Society Meeting for a special presentation of Saints &...

 
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Benefit for Burch next weekend

Local veteran Rich Burch lost his home located on Senator St. in Ekalaka to fire on February 21st. The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. Burch was not home at the time of the fire. Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department was on...

 

File now for school board

Two trustees will be elected to the Ekalaka Public Schools Unified Board of Trustees for three-year terms from Elementary School District No. 15 in the upcoming school election. In addition, one trustee will be elected to a one-year term on the...

 
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Spring event at Bible Church, March 23rd

Celebrate spring with some serious silliness at the Ekalaka Bible Church on Saturday, March 23rd, from 3 to 5 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to welcome spring and celebrate Easter. The event will include games, songs,...

 

EPEDC and SEMDC partner to boost small business financing opportunities

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) continues to partner with the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) to provide enhanced financing opportunities for small businesses in our community and the EPEDC 5-county...

 
 By Emmett LaBree    Opinion    March 1, 2024

My recollection of the winter of '48 & '49

I was born in 1934 and had a real good memory of that time frame. Our fall of ‘48 wasn’t as bad as it was in the Dakotas and Nebraska. We lived 32 miles south of Ismay, MT. Ismay was a big shipping point for horses, cattle and sheep on the Mil...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, awaking to snow sometimes reminds us of thinking back, a long time ago, when we were kids and lived on the farm. When we woke, we’d peek out the window and when we saw a fluffy white blanket covering our far...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    March 1, 2024

Cooking in the West

When our son Bret bought into our ranching operation when he came back to the ranch after college, I no longer had to be the unpaid hired hand man in this operation. I was demoted to Assistant Nobody, which is a great title. I love my life of...

 
 By Karen Odell    Voices    March 1, 2024

CAPITOLETTER

February 26, 2024 Ronda Cordell’s trip to the Little Missouri Soup Supper, last Sunday, turned out to be quite interesting. A half mile west of Chancey and Megan’s, she ruined a tire. It was dark by the time the doughnut was mounted, but she man...

 

CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

2-25-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, February 15, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck,...

 
 By Mara Silvers    Regional    March 1, 2024

Montana expands Medicaid coverage for housing assistance and transition from prison

The federal agency that oversees Montana's Medicaid program has approved requests from Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration to cover more services for Montanans with mental illnesses and substance...

 

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