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Days of '85 parade still a go, start planning now

This year’s Days of ‘85 parade is quickly approaching. With the fair only three weeks away, now is the time for businesses, ranches, churches, organizations and classes to start brainstorming float ideas. “Let the Good Times Roll” is this...

 

Fair planning continues

Plans for the Days of ‘85 are continuing as the event draws nearer. The annual fair and rodeo is slated for August 6 through August 9 this year. All events that traditionally happen at Carter County Fairgrounds are still a go, with only a few...

 

Changes to the 8th Annual Dino Shindig

Carter County Museum has put a significant amount of energy to adjusting the Shindig this year in light of COVID-19. In addition to practicing social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing, museum...

 

Making baskets

For a fourth consecutive year, Lynn Wallace of Wisconsin taught a basket weaving class in Ekalaka. Wallace held the class at her sister-in-law, Sue Schneider's home. Schneider said that the baskets...

 

Commissioners vote to add meeting days, increase pay

In their last regularly scheduled June meeting, Carter County Commissioners voted to increase their pay from 56 percent to 70 percent of the base wage for the clerk and recorder. According to Montana Code Annotated, each member of the board of...

 

Town, EVFD present arguments

It’s been over two years since the Town of Ekalaka decided to ask the legal system to determine whether it or the Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department Corporation has ownership and control of the town’s fire service and whether the fire department...

 

No cases of COVID-19 in Carter County

There are zero cases of COVID-19 in Carter County. However, last Friday Fallon County saw its first case and Tuesday, Wibaux County its. As of Tuesday, there were 1,952 cases of COVID-19 in Montana...

 

Zachary Swanson

A graveside service for Zachary Swanson, 30, of Great Falls, formerly of Ekalaka, was held July 10 at Beaverlodge Cemetery in Ekalaka. Our beloved Zachary Kyle Swanson passed away June 22, 2020 in...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    July 17, 2020

Cooking in the West

Western movies often portrayed the camp cook as a cranky drunk. I think this stereotype evolved for a darn good reason, they had to be cranky and/or drunk to survive! Camp cooking is such a fine and pleasant misery that I'd probably do it free gratis...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: Oh, Lord, You know the good and bad about every single one of us, and after reading this passage in Psalms, it seems like, here we go again. We read: “What fools the nations are to rage against the Lord! How strange...

 

Letter to the editor

Good afternoon citizens of Carter County. I wanted to be the one to tell you all I have decided I need to move on to a different job. Through my time as the Public Health nurse, I determined my nursing style and the management style of my...

 

BLM begins protest period on proposed plan amendment

The Bureau of Land Management Miles City Field Office has completed an environmental assessment and proposed plan amendment to the 2015 Resource Management Plan, as amended, to consider conveyance of the reversionary interest -through a direct sale...

 

Dahl Memorial receives $125,500 from anonymous donors

Dahl Memorial Healthcare has received generous donations of $100,000, $25,000 paid over 5 years and $500 from anonymous donors to establish the Dahl Memorial Hospital Endowment Fund at the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) to benefit the Carter...

 

MFU participates in Farmers to Families Food Box program

(Great Falls, MT) Montana Farmers Union is pleased to partner with the Western Montana Growers Cooperative and Lake County Community Development Corporation to distribute boxes of Montana-grown produce to families in need as part of the Farmers to...

 

Mid-Rivers awards an additional $7,000 in scholarships

Mid-Rivers Communications awarded fourteen $500 Scholarships via an online drawing on July 1st. These scholarships are in addition to the 31 competitive scholarships awarded in May. Mid-Rivers supports area youth through many avenues, and these...

 

Linking past and present, one photo at a time

Cemeteries hold a wealth of history. Each headstone is a slice of someone's past, a timeline connecting them to the present. Someone just needs to connect the dots. Thanks to the efforts of...

 

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