Articles from the March 29, 2019 edition

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Spring thaw causes road closures and area flooding

A March thaw following the third coldest February on record in the area has resulted in excessive runoff again this year. Rivers and creeks were pushed beyond their banks starting last week and...

 
 By Sharon Carroll    Local    March 29, 2019

Carter County's math teams dominate

Carter County’s mathletes in grades 7-12 earned top team plaques for Class C competitors in all grade levels at the regional math contest held in Baker recently. Representing Ekalaka on the winning grade 7/8 team were Jaden Pardee, Tyra...

 

Montana Legislature looks to raid local government revenues & direct money to the Office of Public Defender

An amendment attached to House Bill 2 (the state’s budget bill) provides the legislature the opportunity to reduce local government revenues and divert them to the Office of Public Defender (OPD). OPD is a state agency that has nearly doubled in...

 
 Events   

Blood fair nears

Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association's Annual Health Fair blood draw is scheduled for April 16, 17 and 18 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Carter County Events Center. The cost for the basic blood draw...

 

Baker baseball sign-up

Youth baseball and softball sign-ups for Baker programs will take place on Monday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 3 this year. Parents and children can sign-up at the Longfellow school gym from 5 to 7...

 

Delores (Peggy) Volin

Delores (Peggy) Volin, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on March 20, 2019. Peggy was delivered by her grandmother at home, on June 15,1931, at Ridgway, MT. She grew up living in the country in...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 29, 2019

Memories

Alice, daughter of Fred and Eva Townsend, gives more information on the early day family that homesteaded in the Tie Creek area with the home buildings being just one mile west of the Padden Ranch....

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    March 29, 2019

Bright Ideas

I missed the deadline for last week’s paper, and I apologize to people who read my articles. I have a medical excuse, but not the normal one. This time I had pneumonia, but not a bad case. I was having trouble driving my wheelchair in the house. I...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    March 29, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, If you are in any agriculture business, you have been engrossed following the devastation from the storm 10 days ago. From south central North Dakota, on through South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri, the losses have been devastating....

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, seasons sometimes just seem to slip on by us. Now that it’s officially SPRING, it’s so nice to see green grass springing up all over the neighborhood. When the grass dies, we are reminded once again of...

 

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