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Lady Bulldogs headed to state

Last weekend, the CCHS Lady Bulldogs defeated Melstone in the Southern C Championship game, 61-58. The win marked a milestone for the program as the Lady Bulldogs have now won the Southern C...

 

Ekalaka one of 5 new Montana Main Street communities

Last week, the Montana Department of Commerce announced that five Montana communities were recently accepted to become affiliate members of the Montana Main Street Program. According to the department, the program helps Montana communities...

 

Dahl continues to receive funds for new facility

Through generous donations and awards of various grants, Dahl Memorial has been able to secure funding to cover some of the expenses for updated hospital equipment and construction costs for the new healthcare facility being built in Carter County....

 

Daily record high temperature recorded

Ekalaka residents welcomed balmy weather on Saturday, March 7. Temperatures were warm enough, in fact, to break an all-time record for Ekalaka. The 68 degree high on March 7 turned out to be a record for that day, overtaking a 65 degree high in...

 

Carter County Greats Part IV

Editor's note: Following is the fourth and final article in our 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....

 

Jessie Fost

Funeral Service for Jessie Fost, 94, of Willard, MT, were held March 9 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker, Mont. Burial will take place at a later date at the Willard Cemetery. Jessie passed away Tuesda...

 

Letter to the editor

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts." It can be discouraging to see Washington DC sewer-style politics creep into Montana elections. Here we are, still eight...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    March 13, 2020

Cooking in the West

My County School Superintendent's office is in the Sweet Grass County Annex, which used to be the old county hospital and medical clinic. Many of my colleagues are sure the Annex is haunted, but in all my years there, I have never seen a ghost. Howev...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: A while back we had the privilege to read a grade school kid’s speech on STAYING ACTIVE/FIT. That brought back some childhood memories. As a farm/ranch kid, whoever thought about anorexia or obesity? We didn’t have...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    March 13, 2020

Bright Ideas

When our son was in junior high, his English teacher asked the students to write about someone they admired. Any mother would be flattered to think her adolescent son admired her. She might not be so flattered by the title of his essay. In bold...

 

Letter to the editor

A little over a year ago, a brilliant lawyer helped secure the future of our family ranch. Raphael Graybill, in his role as chief legal counsel for the governor, went to battle for private property rights and public access in front of the Montana Sup...

 

Markuson retires

On February 28, a retirement party for Robin Markuson, County Executive Director at the USDA Farm Service Agency, was held at Carter County Events Center. Markuson started with the FSA in 1984 as a...

 

Harkins honored in D.C.

Late last year, Gary "Tyke" Harkins, far right, attended an Honor Flight in Washington D.C. with other veterans from the Bakersfield, California area. Mr. Harkins was an E-6 in the Army during the...

 

Montana Grazing Lands education and demonstration project funding available

The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects. Demonstration project applications are due April 15, 2020. The mini-grants will provide funding for educational events thro...

 

FWP honors hunter education instructors

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 honored its dedicated corps of volunteer instructors during its annual Spring Hunter/Bowhunter Education Workshop in Miles City on Feb. 22. About 50 instruc...

 

Tester, Hoeven team up to extend rural health care program

Last week, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced legislation to extend the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) until August 2024, a program in ten facilities across Montana, Nevada and North Dakota...

 

FWP recognizes Block Management Program cooperators

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 took the opportunity in February to recognize the important contribution that area landowners make through their participation in the Block Management Program. FWP hosted appreciation dinners in Miles City on...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 13, 2020

Memories

Joe and Marj Schallenberger Joe continues his Shifting Scenes article with the statement: “in 1933 Mother passed away and with Floyd and Mildred married and Clyde working outside, he, his dad, and Etola stayed on the ranch.” Hard, tough years:...

 

3-peat

For the third time in as many seasons, the CCHS Lady Bulldogs are headed to the Montana State Class C Girls Basketball Tournament. Last year, the girls lost to eventual state champion Box Elder in...

 

Museum to build planetarium with grant funding

Carter County Museum (CCM) was recently awarded a $38,000 grant from the Montana Department of Commerce through the Eastern Montana Tourism Initiative Grant Program. The funding will be used to construct a planetarium dome on museum grounds in hopes...

 

CCM needs your help

Carter County Museum is seeking information on the photo shown at left. The ball players are believed to be Carter County residents, but nothing else is known at this time. Any information on the...

 

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