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Museum wins tourism grant to help attract visitors for Shindig

A pilot cycle of the Tourism Grant Program at the Department of Commerce will award nearly $550,000 to help forty-four communities across Montana boost attendance at events to grow visitor spending. Grant recipients completed a competitive...

 

Blood drive a success

Last Tuesday’s local blood drive was deemed a success by organizer Darlene Carter Rose. The drive yielded 26 units from 24 donors, many of whom were walk-ins, and Rose made her goal. Two new donors attended. Tessa Pierson won the drive’s door...

 

Down the road

The public is invited to an open house for Elin Kittelmann on Thursday, June 6 at Carter County Courthouse. After almost eight years as the Fallon/Carter County Extension Agent, Kittelmann has decided to go down a different road. With a young child...

 
 Events   

Community wide garage sale this weekend

Carter County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Wide Garage Sale and Swap Meet is slated for this Saturday, June 1. Warmer temperatures are in the weekend forecast so it should be a good day for shoppers to go out and find great treasures...

 

Local FFA chapter ends busy year

On May 6 and 7, the Carter County FFA Chapter traveled to Great Falls to compete in the Montana CDE Days competition held at the MSU Great Falls campus. Members had a whirlwind of two days jam-packed...

 

Jeremy Larson

A Celebration of Life for Jeremy A. Larson, 41, of Ekalaka, will be 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13 at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge. Jeremy passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Ekalaka. Jeremy...

 

Robert Earl Strand

Robert Earl Strand was born on September 9, 1985 in Olympia, Washington, to John W. Strand and Evelyn M. Strand. Robert graduated high school from Temple Baptist Academy in 2004, before attending...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    May 31, 2019

Bright Ideas

Monday was Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally known, meant to honor soldiers lost in the Civil War. But when the country found itself in another war, World War I, the holiday was changed to honor all fallen soldiers. Memorials to...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    May 31, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, I learned many decades ago to never complain about the rain. And we’ve had our fair share of it lately. Rains for a day or two. Then dries for a day. Then rain again. Now for Memorial Day weekend it is more of the same. Writing this on Frida...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, an occasion arose recently where ‘people watching’ was the order of the day. Sitting in the waiting room we were waiting for our friend to be called in to see her doctor. You know, Lord, one really can...

 

Governor Bullock announces Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding approved

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock recently announced that FEMA has granted the State of Montana its requested Presidential Disaster Declaration for spring flooding. The declaration will provide for flood recovery efforts in Daniels, Lake, McCone,...

 

In memory of

New benches were delivered and set up outside the front entrance of Carter County Museum over the weekend. The blue benches were donated in memory of Boyne Gundlach by Don Meyer, a longtime friend of...

 

Conservation Day

The Carter County Conservation District along with NRCS, FSA and the county weed department hosted a fun and educational day at Ekalaka Elementary on May 20. Topics ranged from soil heath to trees,...

 

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