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Summit Basketball camp, June 21-23

Area student athletes will have the opportunity to attend a basketball camp at Carter County High School later this month. Called the Summit Basketball Camp, and named in part for former University of Tennessee Women’s Coach Pat Summitt, the camp...

 

Traditional observance at cemetery

A local veterans group led in a traditional observance at Beaver Lodge Cemetery on May 31 in honor of fallen service members for Memorial Day. Afterwards, a social sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary was...

 

Local students named to Dickinson State University honor rolls

At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.9 or...

 

Burn permits

Carter County is currently only allowing burning with a special permit. A signed burn permit must be obtained from the Sheriff’s Office prior to burning, and the burn must be called in that day....

 

Kindles for kids

Last week during a field day at Ekalaka Elementary, local Masonic Lodge 120 donated a Kindle E-reader to four lucky students who enjoy reading. The Kindles for Kids program, sponsored by the Montana...

 

The places you'll go

Kindergarten students were honored with a short graduation ceremony on Tuesday outside of Ekalaka Elementary....

 

William "Bill" Talkington

Graveside services for William "Bill" Talkington, 69, of Ekalaka, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Beaver Lodge Cemetery, Ekalaka, MT. Reception lunch will follow at St. Joan of Arc Parish...

 

Lloyd Carroll

Funeral Services for Lloyd Carroll, 85, of Ekalaka were held June 1, 2021 at Stevenson Funeral Home - Ekalaka with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating. Burial followed in Beaver Lodge Cemetery. Lloyd...

 

Amanda Jo Johnson

Amanda Jo Brence-Johnson, 38, passed away suddenly at her home on May 22, 2021. She was born April 20, 1983 to Dave and Vicki Brence. Amanda spent the first part of her years in Harding County,...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    June 4, 2021

Cooking in the West

I receive many submissions from readers, and I love to share them. However, in my 26 years of writing this column, I believe this is the funniest piece any reader has ever sent me. Thanks, Tom Ogle of Paris, Illinois for making me laugh out loud...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, when one thinks about Dairy Products, we might wonder which are the most important for the well-being of the human body. Just ask anybody, and they’ll perhaps say that Ice Cream is probably the most...

 

Beware of fraud calls 'spoofed' as local businesses

Despite continued investment and efforts to fight illegal robocalls plaguing telephone customers, Mid-Rivers has recently noticed an increase in scam calls in the area that show up on caller ID as reputable local business names. Scammers are...

 

Montana approves use of hemp in commercial animal feed

As established in House Bill 396 signed during the 2021 legislative session, hemp and substances derived from hemp are now approved for use in commercial feed for pets, specialty pets, and horses in Montana, so long as they do not contain more than...

 
 By Alissa Miller    Voices    June 4, 2021

It's farmers market season

Have you considered selling your harvest or homemade jams at a farmers market? Do you know what it takes to become a farmers market group with other farmers like you? Would you like to join a farmers market group? Farmers markets are a great way to...

 

Governor urges DOJ to continue investigation into anti-competitive practices in meatpacking industry

In a joint-letter with governors from South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Iowa, Governor Greg Gianforte recently urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue their investigation into serious allegations of anticompetitive behavio...

 

Montana Shakes in Ekalaka, July 6

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has announced it will return to in-person performances for its 2021 season. Due to the pandemic, the Montana State University program postponed its 2020 season and created content for all ages under the title “MSIP...

 

Tracksters compete at state

Three CCHS athletes competed at the MHSA Class C State Track and Field Meet in Missoula over the weekend. Freshman Ethan Frye competed on the men's side. Fellow freshman Brynn Loehding competed on...

 

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