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COVID-19 threat has local impacts

As the coronavirus spreads throughout the world and country, the threat of the virus has made significant local impacts. Last Thursday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency....

 

Public hearing on town water system

The Town of Ekalaka will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m. for the purpose of obtaining comments regarding the Preliminary Engineering Report that was prepared for the water system. At the public hearing recommended improvements...

 

Voice your opinions on Carter County healthcare in new survey

Community members in Carter County may soon be receiving a survey form in their mailbox. This survey will be sent to a random sample of homes and will help Dahl Memorial Healthcare identify health services needed in the community. The information...

 

Local health department releases statement on coronavirus

On Tuesday, Carter County Public Health released the following statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time for social responsibility. We have to understand others in our circle are vulnerable, and we need to protect them....

 

Academic Olympians compete in Miles City

One junior high team and two high school teams traveled to Miles City to compete in the annual Academics Olympics meet recently. Gracie Tooke, Jared Pardee, Turner Tooke, and Sean Wolenetz placed eighth in the oral rounds. Rose Rychner, Mick...

 

Marilyn Hutchinson

Marilyn Kay (Tucker) Hutchinson, age 76, of Ekalaka passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City. Marilyn was born February 18, 1944 in Baker, Montana along with...

 

Charles "Chuck" Edward Livingston

Charles Edward Livingston II, 89, of Belle Fourche died March 10, 2020 at the Belle Estate in Belle Fourche. Charles was born June 22, 1930 at Camp Crook, SD to Charles Edward and Bessie (McFarland)...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    March 20, 2020

Cooking in the West

For those of you who are stuck at home self quarantining, I have a bit of reading material for you this week. This tale by Mark Silverstein, who ranches north of Big Timber, Montana came to my inbox with the following comment, "Your Dr. Seuss...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, having just visited with a couple of near neighbors who are Moms of small kids, sharing some nighttime incidents, it brought back memories from long ago – but – things like ‘back then’ probably...

 

Q's Health News

A virus is an infectious microscopic organism which invades a living organism, such as humans, animals, bacteria, and plants, and uses those host to replicate. There are a multitude of different viruses. Many viruses cause diseases in humans, such...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 20, 2020

Memories

I would like to end my articles about the family of Joe and Marj Schallenberger this week - they brought back many memories to me and hopefully to you readers. I will share a few statistics and inform...

 

Governor Bullock announces emergency loans now available for small businesses in Montana

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Bullock announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration. “We are monitoring the impacts...

 

Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online

In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly encourages hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online at fwp.mt.gov. For those who need...

 

Regional economic development corporations earn go-ahead to continue serving business needs across Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce recently announced that eleven regionally focused economic development centers have earned recertification and will receive funding to continue serving business needs across the state for an additional four years....

 

Gumbo Gophers show appreciation

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H Club recently presented Hendrickson Construction with a Friend-of-4-H appreciation gift for generously donating to the local club as well as other Carter County 4-H events. The... Full story

 

Lady Bulldogs' season ends prematurely at state tourney

Though it ended in a strange way, the Lady Bulldogs' trip to the state basketball tournament in Missoula last week started how one would imagine. The school held a pep rally for the team on Tuesday...

 

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