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  • Veterans memorial park committee publishes list of veterans

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    Area veterans, as well as their families and friends, are encouraged to read the following list of United States veterans who were honorably discharged or were killed in action since the beginning of WWI. The list is meant to include all veterans with Carter County ties. The committee started the veterans memorial at Perso Park project a few years ago and has used several resources for names. Some names came from family submissions and donations, others were found in the...

  • CAPITOLETTER

    Karen Odell|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    February 19, 2024 Capitol and Tie Creek had snow again this week, but the last snow had mostly melted before this two inches came. The weather stayed below freezing most of the time, but by Sunday, things were melting again. Monday began the week with some light snow flurries, but Ronda Cordell made a quick trip to Ekalaka, and the road was good, except through the pines out of town. Toney and Linda Hannah came for supper that evening. Clint, Denise and Abby Zolnoski drove to Spearfish after feeding. Clint hauled a...

  • Library corner

    Torey Spring, Interim Library Director|Updated Feb 21, 2024

    It has been a busy couple of months for Ekalaka Public Library. Pat Kalstrom is taking some time off, so I (Torey Spring) am the interim director until she returns. Get well soon, Pat! The library has been making monthly visits to the country schools in our county including Hawks Home, Hammond, and Alzada schools. In January I was able to see 26 kids, in total, who checked out 58 books. Visiting the country schools and delivering books is one of my favorite parts of the job. Loading and unloading the books repeatedly is...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    1-31-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman, and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman was absent. The meeting was called to order by chairman Rod Tauck. Justice of The Peace Kathy Rosencranz and Deputy Justice of the Peace Reta Melnovesky joined the meeting for Reta’s 6-month probation review...

  • Patricia "Patty" Nakasone

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Patricia I. Nakasone, 69, of Ekalaka passed away February 15, 2024, at Dahl Memorial Hospital in Ekalaka. Patty was born on April 9, 1954, to Frank and Margaret York in Superior, MT. She was raised in Superior with her three sisters and one brother where she attended Superior Elementary School and graduated from Superior High School. She married David after graduation on May 27, 1972, at which time they began their nearly 52 years together. To this union three children were bo...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Calving season is almost upon us. It is a time that fills me with both enthusiasm and dread.There is nothing more rewarding in ranching than helping calves come into the world. The dreaded part is the small percentage of mamas that have delivery problems and/or attitude problems as in they seem to have both severe pre and post partum depression and resent human intervention. Once they are on the ground, it seems like the hard part is over, but that is not always the case especially if a nasty spring storm blows in. For...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, ‘S. B.’ stopped over, wanting to share his birthday, and to chat about his family so – here goes: “One granddaughter worked in Probation another one was a wiz at computers. If our grandparents were alive, he said, wouldn’t they be totally amazed at what their off-spring had accomplished as well as be proud of all things they can do. Some cousins have covered numerous occupations: farmers and ranchers North and South; Engineers are East and West. One guy, an engineer, ‘J. B.’ is...

  • Lady Blue takes 3rd at 4C

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    The Lady Bulldogs went into the District 4C tournament as the number 5 seed and came out with a third place finish after defeating the number one seeded Jordan Lady Mustangs in a Saturday consolation game. To get to the consolation game, Lady Blue lost a Thursday afternoon game to Wibaux and then won a Saturday, loser-out contest against Terry. Wibaux went on to finish second in the tournament; the Broadus Lady Hawks finished first. Last Thursday's tourney opener against...

  • 'Dogs end season at district tourney

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    The Bulldogs didn't go down without a fight, but their season ended at the District 4C tournament on Saturday with a consolation game loss to the Plevna Cougars. On February 15th, the number five seeded 'Dogs defeated the number 4 seeded Terriers of Terry, 61-51. The Bulldogs shot 18-44 (41 percent) from the field and 10-24 (42 percent) from three-point land. Terry went 18-58 (31 percent) from the field. Blue shot more free throws and went 15-24 from the line; Terry went...

  • BLM opens CO2 sequestration project comment period

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    The Bureau of Land Management has opened a public comment period on the environmental assessment for the Denbury Carbon Solutions, LLC proposal to construct and operate a CO2 sequestration project in southeastern Montana. The 30-day comment period ends March 18, 2024. The EA, applicable documents, a link to register for the upcoming virtual public meeting and a venue for submitting comments are available on the BLM e-Planning page dedicated to this project at...

  • Happy 90th

    Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Charlotte King turned 90 years young on February 19th. The local celebrated at a party with family and friends on February 17th at Carter County Events Center in Ekalaka....

  • Some of the better horse breeders in the area during my time

    Emmett LaBree

    John Scott came from Texas in ‘48 or ‘49 with some well bred ranch horses. Good feet, flat bone, cinched up big, could travel over the rough country and really could get down and turn a cow. Desentio, Eddy 40, Sugar Bars bred. Top horses if you could ride “em!” Tookes had the best bucking horses in the country. You could work ‘em maybe. Albert Phelps brought in a good thoroughbred stud. Poddy Askin brought in a stud named Steve Reed, that crossed good on any mare. Bickles had a few remounts from Fort Keogh that were good...

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