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Articles from the April 26, 2024 edition


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  • School asks community for feedback on use of facilities

    Updated Apr 25, 2024

    Ekalaka Public Schools recently created a survey asking for input from community members about the use of school facilities, especially the gyms, weight room and Tuggle room. The short, ten question survey can easily be completed online at the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoM1r_Zk84x9VW5DEt7uU9nmVrGUUYXI2b90RDLt4W0EQ6tw/viewform All members of the community are encouraged to complete the survey as soon as possible....

  • BLM adopts rule described as a 'generation-defining' shift for America's largest land manager

    Amanda Eggert, montanafreepress.org|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    On April 18th, the Bureau of Land Management adopted a long-awaited rule that aims to put conservation initiatives "on equal footing" with oil and gas leasing, grazing and other commercial uses of federal land. The rule "combines our ongoing work with a vision for conservation to help us manage lands into the 21st century," BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning said in a video announcing the rule. "It ensures that the BLM can carry out its multiple-use and sustained-yield mission...

  • Old-timers' column

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was dropped off at the Eagle recently by Jerry Cline, grandson of the column's author, Leroy Owens. It originally appeared in the March 11, 1949 Eagle. Ekalaka, Mont., Sun., Feb. 26, Eagle Publishing Co.: Please find inclosed a $3 check for The Eagle from 2-29 to 2-50. I was in town yesterday for the first time since Jan. 7th, but in my rush to 'tend to business and get back home through 20 miles of snow tunnel through our cornfields and stubble fi...

  • Letter to the editor

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    We have a very important election coming up this Nov. I am asking every United States Citizen to be sure and vote. If you are not registered go get it done. Then learn about the candidates and if they believe in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Do they believe in Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, The Right to assimilable all of the First Amendment. Do they believe in the Second Amendment. This Amendment was written to protect all of the other amendments. You need to vote in all of the elections. Federal, State,...

  • Letter to the editor

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Saturday, April 20, prom was held at Carter County High School. The Class of 2025 worked to create a tiki beach themed prom. Palm trees were built, tiki huts made and lights strung throughout the gym. Girls wore beautiful dresses and the young men looked sharp in their tuxes. Grand march was held at 8 and parents were out the door by 9. By 10:30, all couples had left except for 11 kids. After prom was started in the early 90s—over 30 years ago—for students to have a safe, alcohol/drug free place to go after the prom. I wen...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, some of us were chatting about our life when we were kids. One friend shared that when she was about 4 years old, her mom’s friend stopped by to visit. She said, “Even at my young age, I was chatty. That is, until Mom’s friend turned to me and said, ‘You have diarrhea of the mouth.’ “She might have said it with a smile on her face, as I don’t think she really meant to insult me, but her words felt like a gut punch – even way back then. I thought to myself, ‘I guess grow-ups want me to...

  • Royal court

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    8 CCHS Prom King Ryker Carroll and Prom Queen Natalie Foxley stand with the rest of the royal court after grand march at the high school on Saturday....

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Another one of my teaching colleagues, Alice Bassett, has passed on to that big school in the sky where there is eternal duty free lunch. Alice's husband, Charlie Bassett, was my teaching partner for 23 years, and I taught with Alice until she retired. Alice was an amazing kindergarten teacher who suffered from very severe arthritis, which forced her to take early retirement. Although she lived with daily pain, she had an indomitable spirit. Before she came to Big Timber to...

  • CCHS Track results

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Tuesdsay, April 23 Baker Small Meet Mens Results 100 Meters 4. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 12.32 9. 12, Ethan Frye, 12.83 10. 10, Kaleb Frye, 13.01 PR 13. 11, Ethan Mellon, 13.31 PR 14. 10, Ronald Bruce, 13.33 17. 9, Meric Berg, 14.62 PR 200 Meters 4. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 25.74 13. 11, Ethan Mellon, 26.84 PR 18. 9, Meric Berg, 29.99 1600 Meters 3. 10, Ronald Bruce, 5:55.30 PR 3200 2. 11, Ethan Mellon, 11:59.93 PR 110m Hurdles 1. 12, Ethan Frye, 18.60 SR 3. 12, Ryker Carroll, 20.25...

  • School election notice

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Voters in Elementary District 15/ High School District 3 will be receiving an additional election ballot due to a page being inadvertently left out in the initial packet. Voters may put all ballots (levy and trustee ballots) from both mailings in the same return envelope and secrecy envelope or they can also be returned separately. Please make sure any ballot returned is placed in a sealed secrecy envelope and then in the sealed voter signature envelope. For questions or...

  • Excited for school

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Preschool teacher Ami Nies (right) spent some time with her pupils at Ekalaka Public Schools on April 16th to help them prepare for their upcoming 2024-2025 kindergarten year. The preschoolers are pictured with current kindergartners in the photo above. Kindergarten teacher Marissa Frye (left) is excited for these new students to begin their schooling at Ekalaka Elementary....

  • State FFA convention

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    The Carter County FFA chapter traveled to Billings April 2nd-6th to compete in various career development events and leadership development events over the course of the week. The teams did very well while competing. Some of the competitions that teams competed included meat evaluation, food science, vet science, agronomy, parliamentary procedure, livestock judging and also agricultural mechanics. The CCHS livestock team placed 9th in the state. Chapter members also attended...

  • BLM extends sequestration project comment period to May 17

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period again for the environmental assessment for the Denbury Carbon Solutions, LLC proposal to construct and operate a CO2 sequestration project in southeastern Montana. The additional 30-day comment period extension ends May 17, 2024. The EA, applicable documents, and a venue for submitting comments are available on the BLM e-Planning page dedicated to this project at https://eplanning.blm.gov/...

  • CAPITOLETTER

    Karen Odell|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    April 22, 2024 Our countryside at Capitol and on Tie Creek is greening up. The snow showers, and the few misty rains, have helped settle the dirt, but we could use a nice long slow shower, now. It seems to be windy and cold on track meet days, so the track season has lagged behind this year. Dick and Erma Albert didn’t even leave town this week. They didn’t really need to go shopping in the Hills. Erma is back to two physical therapy sessions per week, and that is helping her lots. They both went to the Senior Citizen din...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS (APRIL 8, 2024)

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    4-08-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 08, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. Rod Tauck, Chairman, was absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chair Mike Watkins at 9 a.m. There was no public comment. Tracey Walker, Superintendent of Schools/District...

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