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 By Gwen Schultz    Local    March 6, 2020

Geological Society Founder Spotlight

Note: This article is the third in a series about the founders of the Carter County Geological Society and museum. The museum will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month through...

 

Carter County Greats Part III

Editor's note: Following is the third in a multi-part series about the top ten greatest Carter County athletes of all time, as voted on by our readers. 1) Robert "Bob" Lasater 2) B.J. Padden 3) Ivan...

 

Chamber to elect officers at March 12 meeting

Carter County Chamber of Commerce members will elect officers at their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 12. The meeting will take place at the Ekalaka Public Schools board room at 6 p.m. A change in bylaws last year moved the elections to...

 

Local NHS chapter to host fundraiser, March 24

The Carter County High School National Honor Society chapter is hosting a cornhole tournament on Tuesday, March 24 at the school. Check-in time for the fundraiser is 5:15 p.m. The tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets will be posted...

 

Montana Teacher of the Year meets with Daines

On February 24, Senator Steve Daines met with Montana's 2020 Teacher of the Year, Linda Rost. Rost, a fourth generation Baker native, teaches several different science classes at Baker High School....

 

Sharon Schwartz

Funeral services for Sharon Schwartz, 66, of Baker were held February 29 at the American Lutheran Church, Baker, with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating. Sharon passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 a...

 

Music education in Ekalaka in the 1940s and 50s

During the dry Depression years, my parents, Lee and Mildred Coons Lavell, traveled all over Montana, Idaho and Washington looking for work for my dad. The only thing predictable about our lives was another brown-eyed-baby born every two years....

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    March 6, 2020

Cooking in the West

It is Dr. Seuss's birthday this week, and it is celebrated as a major holiday in elementary schools across the nation. Though there are those who accuse him of being racist and sexist and every other "ist" there is, he was an amazing writer whose...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a book of devotions began each month with a three-line verse (author unknown) entitled Gifts of the Season. February’s gift was The Seed. [“Planted in winter’s dark womb, prayer seeds germinate, creat...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 6, 2020

Memories

It is time for another Memories article and this time I have chosen a couple and family who were very close and special to Phyl and I. That couple was Joseph (Joe) and Marjorie (Marj) Schallenberger. “Shifting Scenes Vol. II” has an article writt...

 

License year began March 1

2020 Montana hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale starting Sunday, March 1 at 5 a.m., and this year people will see some changes to how they can buy general licenses and apply for special...

 

Crop insurance deadline nears

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming that the final date to purchase or make changes to crop insurance on spring-planted crops is March 15. Farmers also need to notify their agent...

 

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