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Articles from the April 7, 2023 edition


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  • CCHS Track results

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    RESULTS Miles City B/C Invite Miles City Track Saturday, April 1 MENS 100 Meters 27. Avory Matthews, 12.72 30. Zander Ashbrook, 12.96 39. Chace Loehding, 13.47 200 Meters 23. Zander Ashbrook, 26.70 38. Chace Loehding, 28.04 400 Meters 13. Avory Matthews, 59.69 27. Ronald Bruce, 1:04.75 800 Meters 34. Ronald Bruce, 2:58.10 1600 Meters 31. Ronald Bruce, 6:10.04 Discus 13. Wyatt Melton, 91’ 6 23. Kaleb Frye, 80’ 10 24. Avory Matthews, 79’ 5 Javelin 11. Wyatt Melton, 101’ 0 Long Jump 21. Avory Matthews, 17’ 3 33. Zander As...

  • Medicaid eligibility redeterminations and renewals to resume in April

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) began conducting Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) eligibility redeterminations on April 1 for the first time in three years. Federal requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic led to the suspension of annual redeterminations, in order to keep every individual enrolled in Medicaid covered throughout the pandemic. However, last December’s federal omnibus spending bill directed states to resume evaluating eligibility of Medicaid enrollees on April 1. Beginning i...

  • Legislative Report

    Jerry Schillinger|Updated Apr 6, 2023

    4-1-23 Happy birthday Granddaughter Kass, six years old April 1! It’s been a full week, starting with the floor session last Saturday. Most days this week typically started at 7:15 or so with whip meetings, caucus meetings, or full Appropriations Committee meetings. This week Appropriations was every morning, break for floor sessions at one, then back to Approps after that. We typically went til six or seven, but Friday night broke at about nine p.m.. Saturday April 1 s...

  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman volunteer instructors sought

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    If you have a particular outdoor skill and are interested in sharing it with others, you might make an excellent volunteer instructor for the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking BOW instructors in southeast Montana to help offer educational events across the region. An informational meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Miles City, with lunch provided. BOW, a nationwide progr...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    3-20-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 20, 2023, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. Chairman Rod Tauck called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. Guests include Weed Board members Lee LaBree and J.O. Tooke. Clerk and Recorder/ HR. Officer Judy Wright and Weed Supervisor Jessie Scott. Judy stated that...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Apr 6, 2023

    These last ten days have been among the toughest 10 days of calving that I have seen, and I am old! Most of south central Montana received two to four feet of heavy wet snow during a three day storm. Much of it came down horizontally, but it piled up, crusted, and made a terrible back drop for the busiest calving weeks of calving season for many of us. We felt lucky if we could find the calves in the deep snow with low visibility. We had calves in our vehicles, houses, tack rooms, and ATV’s every day and night for several d...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, an Easter Baskets is easy and fun to make. A small paper basket (3” X 1 ½ inches) with a little bunny pasted on the front, and across him is written ”Some bunny’s been pray‘in for you.” A while back a friend who taught a Sunday School class wanted a poem. She listed items she wanted included in the Easter Basket for hay (green Easter Grass) ‘some’ gold coins (‘peeps’), and an empty egg shell (representing the empty tomb). She wanted to be sure that at least the children in her clas...

  • USDA awards more than $2.3 million in grants to support Montana ag producers

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    In 2022, 17 agricultural producers across Montana received more than $2.3 million in direct funds through USDA Rural Development’s Value- Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program which helps these businesses generate new products, create, and expand marketing opportunities, and increase overall producer income with the goal of growing local economies in rural areas. Montana’s Value-Added Producer Grant recipients from 2022 were: Todd Family Meats in Big Timber, Montana, received a $48,173 grant to fund processing, packaging, and...

  • National Wild Turkey Federation – South Dakota and Montana youth turkey hunt deadline April 11

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Learn to hunt from the pros! Six youth will be selected to participate in a guided turkey hunt. The National Wild Turkey Federation will provide a guide for each youth. Hunters will meet in the evening, Friday, May 5, 2023 in Camp Crook, SD to meet the guides, get safety reminders, and scout. The hunt will take place in several South Dakota and Montana county locations, Saturday, May 6, 2023 and Sunday, May 7, 2023 in the early morning hours. There is no age limit, but youth must be comfortable and confident in shooting a...

  • 4-H News

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Gumbo Gophers by Reporter Suri Ellen Johnston On March 31 the Gumbo Gophers 4-H club had a meeting in Alzada. Eleven youth and 7 adults were in attendance. During the meeting members discussed their BBQ fundraiser. Terri Raye gave an example demonstration. Members played two games chosen by Grace and Daniel Hall. We made cute bunny baskets for our 4-H craft brought by Crystal Higgins. We all had a good time and there were several good snacks to eat. Puptown Wranglers by Reporter Lily Schallenberger 3/27/23 The Puptown...

  • Grand march next Sat.

    The junior class will host Carter County High School Prom next Saturday, April 15th. The public is invited to attend grand march at 8 p.m. inside the gymnasium. Royalty will be crowned immediately following grand march. Prom will then continue for high school students and their guests until midnight....

  • Ekalaka Public Schools sports awards, April 20

    Ekalaka Public Schools will be honoring all student-athletes for the 2022-2023 sports seasons during a program scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, beginning at 6 p.m. inside the CCHS Tuggle Room. All student-athletes in grades 5-12 will be recognized. The public is invited to attend in order to help celebrate the accomplishments of these youngsters....

  • Motions filed as Fallon homicide investigation continues

    Hunter Herbaugh, APG Montana|Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Prosecutors have filed an affidavit in support of amended charges against one of the defendants in a Fallon homicide case. Meanwhile, the defense in the case has filed a motion to dismiss for lack of probable cause. The investigation into the death of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier is ongoing, with attorneys currently reviewing the first round of findings. A bond hearing for one of the defendants in the case, Jake Burghduff, was postponed earlier in March as his...

  • Superintendent's Corner

    Charles Cook, Superintendent|Updated Apr 6, 2023

    Ekalaka Public Schools School Trustee Election, High School Technology Fund Levy, and Elementary General Fund Mill Levy On April 14, 2023, a mail-in ballot will be sent out to all registered voters in Carter County, MT. The ballot will have the following items to be voted on: School Trustee Election: Samantha Wright is running for a one (1) year term. Michael Ashbrook and Abbey Bruski are running for a three (3) year term, with one position open. High School Technology Fund...

  • Fiber broadband upgrades continuing northeast of Ekalaka

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    The Mid-Rivers Communications Board of Trustees recently approved two Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) rural broadband projects for 2023 construction. Grass Range Rural will be 250 miles of construction to about 240 unserved locations, completing the fiber upgrades to the remainder of the Grass Range exchange (locations in the original 428 telephone prefix area). Ekalaka Northeast Rural will continue fiber upgrades in the Ekalaka (775 prefix) exchange to about 220 additional...

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