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School election ballots mailed

Mail ballots for the current school election were sent out earlier this week. In order for votes to be counted, those ballots must be sent or delivered to Ekalaka Elementary and received before 8:00 p.m. on May 2, 2017. This year there is one positio...

 

Getting to know your school board candidates

Samantha Marie Harris How long have you lived here? 6 years, 8 months. I have a significant other, Andy Wright, and two children Ella, age 6, and Cora, age 3. Why are you running for school board? If...

 

Shifting Scenes fills in court record holes

George Boggs was Carter County’s first sheriff. He had served six years previously as deputy sheriff under Sheriff W.E. Savage in Custer County. During those years he was responsible for the law enforcement of all the county east of Powder River...

 
 Events   

CCHS Close Up to host talent show, May 12

CCHS Close Up, in an effort to raise funds for their upcoming trip, will be hosting a talent show on Friday, May 12 at the high school. The event will start with a free will donation dinner at 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by the show at...

 
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Free "Grab and Go" bags for seniors, April 27

Karen O’Dell, Senior Companion Director at Action for Eastern Montana, will be at the Senior Center in Ekalaka on April 27 from 11:30 to 1:00 giving “Grab and Go” bags to seniors. These bags are funded through a grant from the governor’s...

 
 By Sabre Moore    Voices    April 21, 2017

Collection Corner

Later this month, I will use the museum's teaching collection to conduct an atlatl training at Carter County High and Elementary schools. We sponsored a similar event last year as part of the Days of...

 

Warden, Castleberry engaged

Kiplee Cecelia Warden, daughter of Monica Smith of Redmond Oregon and Gary Warden of Kennewick, Washington, and Conner Jay Castleberry, son of Dane and Pam Castleberry of Ekalaka, are proud to...

 

In loving memory

In March of 2016, Doug and Ronda Bonsell generously donated money to Ekalaka Public Library in memory of the late Neva Bonsell. Some of the money donated was used to purchase a desk and chair for the...

 

CCHS tracksters busy

CCHS track and field athletes have traveled to three meets so far this year. The teams traveled to a Baker Quad meet on March 31, the Baker Invitational meet on April 8, and the Wibaux Invitational meet held in Glendive last Thursday. Following is a...

 
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Diamonds & Dog Tags formal gala, May 27

On the Saturday prior to Memorial Day, May 27, Stompin' Grounds coffee shop in Ekalaka will be putting on a formal gala at Carter County Events Center. The gala, named Diamonds & Dog Tags, will...

 

Betty Ann Hanson

Funeral Services for Betty Ann Hanson, 84, of Texas, formerly of Ekalaka, MT will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Ekalaka with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating. Buria...

 

JoAnn Sterns

Funeral Mass for JoAnn Sterns, 70, of Ekalaka was held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka. A Rosary was recited prior to Mass. Burial followed in Beaver Lodge Cemetery,...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    April 21, 2017

It's Spring

The first sign of Spring was the shining, tiny red face of the little crocus lining the brick perimeter of the southwest herb garden. I selected a red crocus years ago from the seed and bulb catalog. Most of them have survived. Then came the...

 

Q's Health News

I recently attended a continuing education class via tele-medicine on “Three things you can do right now for your own wellness.” The class was great! Usually, continuing education is a bit on the dry side, but this presenter was outstanding. Not...

 

Letter to the editor

Last Monday, April 10th my grandchildren’s dog broke his lead and came in to town from where they live on Chalk Buttes Road. He was headed back home when his broken tie down was caught in the wood pile of Lance Barrere. Mr Barrere, hearing a...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 21, 2017

Memories

I would like to start this week by fixing a mistake on my last article. The wages for Bob were $40.00 per month while he was working for General Sweeney, not $4.00 per month. Forty is small enough! Bob wrote that a highlight of that year was when...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    April 21, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, I hope you enjoyed Easter weekend. Our Grandkids love Easter, what with the Easter Bunny and such. So for years, I have tried to persuade them that there really is no Easter Bunny. It is, in fact, an Easter Pig. Evan was pretty disgusted with...

 

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