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Articles from the July 8, 2022 edition

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  • Spots open in July hunter ed class at Miles City

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Seats are still available for an in-person Hunter Education class scheduled for July 22-24 in Miles City. To register, visit There is no cost to participate, but students must be at least 10 years of age by the time class starts. Once registered, students must pick up study materials at the Miles City Fish, Wildlife & Parks office by Friday, July 15. They should read the manual and complete...

  • Ancient skull

    Brad Mosher,|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    A new resident of Fallon County was found recently – after being missing for millions of years – but unlike the popular Jurassic Park movie franchise, this dinosaur from the distant past is from the Cretaceous Period. And, unlike the latest Hollywood movie, it will not be rampaging through the county. The fossilized remains of a Triceratops skull were discovered in June by a visiting group of students and scholars in a local geological formation. According to Devin Sch...

  • Rita Knipfer

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Funeral service for Rita Knipfer, 90, of Ekalaka, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at Ekalaka Bible Church with Jon Champlin officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation for Rita will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 at Ekalaka Bible Church with a prayer service taking placing at 7 p.m. Rita passed away Saturday, June 25 at Dahl Memorial Healthcare in Ekalaka. Rita M. was born July 3, 1931 in Carter County, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Durm) Babb....

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Since the 500 year flood we just experienced, most rivers and creeks are running high and muddy, which makes all of us happy--except those planning a fishing trip. These summers of social distancing made camping and fishing the ideal pastime, especially because the fly fisherman has been glamorized and romanticized almost as much as the Gary Cooper/Marlboro cowboy image. Movies like “A River Runs Through It” have made fly fishing a huge industry in our part of the country, and I am glad because it provides me with a lot of...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know Lord, it is so great to see Sunflowers – they sprout in a carefree manner all over the world. Pollinated by bees, the plants spring up on the sides of highways, under bird feeders, and across fields, in meadows, and also in prairies. If we plant the seeds to produce a harvest, however, sunflowers need good soil. Well-drained, slightly acidic, nutrient-rich soil “with organic matter or composed,” says the “Farmer’s Almanac,” finally produces tasty sunflower seeds, pure oil, and also a liveli...

  • 4-H NEWS

    Terri McInerney, 4-H Leader|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    The Gumbo Gophers 4-H Club held their 6th meeting of the year at the Alzada Hall. There were six members, 4 leaders and 3 visitors present. The club is planning a community barbecue on July 20th at 6 p.m. Free-will donations for the meal will go to the Alzada Fire Department. They will also have a silent auction to benefit the 4-H club. Any amount over their needs will be donated back to the fire department. They made plans to have a dunk tank, yard games, water balloons and toddler games. There will be fun for all ages....

  • Shakespeare in the Parks at Ekalaka Elementary

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' performance of "Twelfth Night" was attended by nearly sixty members of the community on Tuesday evening at Ekalaka Elementary. The performance was again sponsored by Sagebrush Service Club. The club's contractual agreement with Shakes includes a fee as well as providing meals and lodging for the group while they are in Ekalaka. The theatre company travels to rural areas around the state putting on performances that have been a cherished commun...


    Updated Jul 6, 2022

    6-13-2022 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on June 13, 2022 in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Present were Steve Rosencranz, Chairman; and Rod Tauck, Vice Chair. Mike Watkins, Member was absent. There was no public comment. Guests included Road and Bridge employee Joe Schmid, Road Supervisor Carl Knapp and Attorney Corbit Harrington. Joe has been employed with the County 6 months and has met the...

  • Tax-cap measure CI-121 and other initiatives will miss the fall ballot

    Eric Dietrich,|Updated Jul 6, 2022

    A proposed property tax cap and three other ballot initiatives supporters had hoped to put before Montana voters in November's general election are dead in the water after failing to meet signature-gathering thresholds, their respective backers have said. The failed proposals included CI-121, which would have amended the state Constitution to dramatically reconfigure Montana's tax system by capping residential property taxes. That initiative, sponsored by Bozeman attorney...