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Articles from the March 15, 2019 edition

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 By Cathy Frye    Local    March 15, 2019

Academic Olympians compete well

Basketball isn't the only game in town in southeast Montana. Local students were also pitting their academic skills against each other at Academic Olympics, which was held March 5 and 6 at Miles...


Headed to state FCCLA

Montana State FCCLA is quickly approaching. It will be held in Bozeman on March 21 and 22. Multiple local FCCLA members are working hard to complete their STAR events. Wyatt Kittelmann and Tori Tooke are competing in a chapter service project about...


Music in Plevna

Fifth and sixth grade music students from Ekalaka Elementary took part in a pre-festival on Tuesday night in front of a large, local audience. The students will travel to Plevna on Monday, March 18...


Area corn growers earn state honors in National Corn Yield Contest

The backbone of agriculture in the U.S. continues to be the American farmer. As they strive to meet the growing demand for corn to satisfy increasing world need, one area grower has been honored...


Draft management plan available for public comment

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service released the draft revised land management plan and draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Custer Gallatin National Forest for... Full story


Shirley Laureen (Rene) Frye LaBree

Shirley Laureen (Rene) Frye LaBree passed away on March 8, 2019 at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, Montana, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Rene was born in Baker, MT, on January 12,...


Lois Theresa (Hall) Mitchell

Lois Theresa (Hall) Mitchell, 88, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019 at RiverStone Health Home Care and Hospice Services in Billings, MT surrounded by family and caregivers. Lois was born July 17... Full story

 By Lois Lambert    Voices    March 15, 2019

Bright Ideas

I never considered myself a “Feminist.” I was just always instructed by my parents to do my best. That often meant excelling past male students. It was appalling to me to learn some of my fellow, very bright female classmates, might choose to...

 By Dean Meyer    Voices    March 15, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, This has been a trying week. I have trying weeks fairly often. Especially when the weather is bad. I try to do things right, but struggle. It started with a water tank. When you have frost-free tanks, tanks that require only ground heat to...


Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, not everyone experiences being ‘homesick’. Who would have thought that homesickness of a child was homage/respect and praise of a good home life? Such seems to be the case. Thinking way back on school...

 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 15, 2019


I am going to end my Welch articles with more information on Eldon (Cub) Welch. In Shifting Scenes he reports on his family and some of his military service during World War II. While still living in Ekalaka, Cub married Marilyn, the oldest daughter...


One state with three changing regions

Most Montanans view their state as being largely rural in character because of its many open, sparsely populated spaces and the lack of any truly large cities. However, in reality Montana is steadily...


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