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Articles from the June 23, 2017 edition

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Lament of the log house

One of the first residences in Ekalaka was torn down recently. The old log house was once home to Jack Charters, and later to Amos and Romaine Lambert. At one time, the house stood on Main Street but...

 

4-H Camp

Southeast Montana 4-H Camp was held at Camp Needmore June 13-15. One hundred twenty-four youngsters attended from Fallon, Carter, Custer, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud-Treasurer, Wibaux, McCone,...

 
 By Elin Kittelmann    Local    June 23, 2017

Testing grain hay for nitrate is critical but simple

Forage crops can accumulate toxic amounts of nitrate (NO3). High nitrate has been reported in cereal grains (oats, rye, wheat, barley, triticale, etc.), bromegrass, orchardgrass, fescue, sorghum, sudangrass, millet, corn, sweetclover and alfalfa....

 

Local pictures needed for 2018 Chamber calendar

The Carter County Chamber of Commerce plans to print their calendar early this year, to catch Labor Day visitors and early hunters. If local photographers have pictures from this year and more from last year, they need them. This summer’s branding...

 

File deadline has passed for town election

Prior to the filing deadline on June 19, 2017 for the upcoming town election, seven individuals filed for four positions. Hoping to succeed Mayor Steve DeFord are Patrick W. Strickland and Jed Larson; for the two-year term on the town council,...

 

Mid-Rivers begins fiber optic installs in Ekalaka

Mid-Rivers Communications started preparing to put fiber optic cable in Ekalaka this week. Residents may have noticed crews working in the area. Plans call to have all the lines done in town this summer. Reportedly, the crews in Ekalaka will be able...

 

Beware of scammers

Reports have been circulating that scammers are calling residents, or in certain cases, stopping by homes in the immediate area. These scammers are telling their victims that they can give them huge discounts on their satellite television service....

 

David J. Gross

Funeral Services for David J. Gross, 86, of Gillette, WY, formerly of Ekalaka, MT, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Ekalaka, MT. Burial will follow at the Beaver L...

 

Charlie Davis

A funeral service for Charlie Davis was held June 19, 2017 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tom Herzog officiating; interment followed at 3:30 p.m. at Capital Cemetery in Capital, MT. A...

 

Dorothy Johnstone

Funeral services for Dorothy Johnstone, 91, of Ekalaka, MT, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Ekalaka, MT, with Pastor Steve DeFord officiating. Burial will follow at...

 

Owen Stieg

A funeral service for Owen Stieg, 83, of Ekalaka, MT was held June 19, 2017 at American Lutheran Church, Baker, with Pastors Bruce and Reba Kolasch officiating. Family received friends on June 18 at...

 

Alice Mackay

A Funeral Mass for Alice Mackay, 90, of Baker, MT, took place on June 20, 2017 at St. John's Catholic Church, Baker, MT with Father Phillip Chinnappan celebrating. Burial followed at Lame Jones...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    June 23, 2017

Bright Ideas

I don’t usually write articles about recent deaths, but I hope you don’t object to my words. The first recent death was Gary Brower. He was welcomed to the Beaver Lodge Cemetery Board about the time I resigned. He quickly became president and...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    June 23, 2017

Memories

In this article I will share some Renshaw family history along with weather, crops, individuals, schools, and business information. Renshaw reports that their son, Morris, somehow had a broken hip. Guess who was there to take care of it? That’s...

 

Obermeiers Celebrate 50 years

Roy and Judy Obermeier of Vale, Oregon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary July 22nd. Reverend Obermeier will be remembered by many as the pastor of the Congregational Church (now...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    June 23, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, Remember the scene in the great “Indiana Jones” movie, when Harrison Ford says, “Snakes, why’d it have to be snakes. I hate snakes.” Shirley is a lot that way. I’ve mentioned it to you before. About the time she wanted me to fix...

 

FFA news

Even though school has been out for almost a month now, summer vacation hasn't quite started for the Carter County FFA chapter. On May 18th, Grafton Bonsell, Mick O'Connor, Seth Kennedy, Hannah &...

 
 By Jennifer Hall    Voices    June 23, 2017

Collection Corner

If you spend a lot of time at the museum, it's easy to forget just how incredibly old some of our specimens are. Many of us get distracted by the impressive size and anatomy of our prehistoric beasts...

 

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