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Articles from the July 17, 2020 edition


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  • No cases of COVID-19 in Carter County

    Raquel S. Williams, RN|Updated Jul 16, 2020

    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 with 1,034 active cases. Some Carter County residents were close contacts of the Fallon County case. A close contact is defined as a person who has been less than six feet away from a person with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes. A close contact is notified of this by their local...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jul 16, 2020

    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 that men should try to outwit God!” Psalm 2:1 If we’d just give it some thought, we’d know that our deception is useless; for You, oh Lord, have made us. You know our beginning from our end. You know our very hearts, our deepest thoughts; You know our hearts and our dreams. You know the...

  • Letter to the editor

    Updated Jul 16, 2020

    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 supervisors are not a good fit. Thank you for your love and support during my tenure as the Carter County Public Health nurse. Best wishes in health, Raquel S. Williams, RN, MSN...

  • Linking past and present, one photo at a time

    Updated Jul 16, 2020

    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 missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, those links are being made. Because COVID-19 has curtailed traditional work of sharing the message of Jesus Christ for many missionaries, including those serving in Carter County, Dakotas Mission President Scott L. Howell,...

  • Changes to the 8th Annual Dino Shindig

    Updated Jul 16, 2020

    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 staff have stressed to potential visitors the need to exercise extreme caution and good discretion before entering the town of Ekalaka. A statement from the museum in regard to this year's Shindig follows: "It is with heavy hearts that we have had to cancel or significantly alter...

  • Making baskets

    Updated Jul 16, 2020

    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 take the better part of a day to make, and that the class, along with laughs, friendship and food, was enjoyed by those in attendance. More pictures from the class can be found on page 4 of this issue....

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

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 annual scholarships are one of the ways the cooperative plays a positive role in its communities. The drawing for these scholarships traditionally occurs at the cooperatives' Annual Meeting. This year's drawing scholarship recipients are: • Amber Sickler — Glendive, Music Edu...

  • Dahl Memorial receives $125,500 from anonymous donors

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 County community forever. The Dahl Memorial Endowment Fund will provide a perpetual source of income to support the hospital’s important work of “improving the lives and health of the Carter County community through comprehensive services provided in a professional and dedicated atm...

  • MFU participates in Farmers to Families Food Box program

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    (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 Families Food Box program. This program will support local farmers who lost markets due to closures of schools and restaurants. Western Montana Growers Cooperative is the recipient of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box contract under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. With...

  • BLM begins protest period on proposed plan amendment

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 at fair market value- on 11.83 acres on a Recreation and Public Purposes Act Patent to Miles Community College under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. The proposed plan amendment is available for a 30-day protest period. All protests must be submitted in writing and...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 just for the adventure. However, that does not prohibit me from complaining about the job--especially now that I have pretty much retired from wilderness camp cooking. The only job description for a back country camp cook I was ever given came from a packer/guide, whom I will ref...

  • Zachary Swanson

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 Great Falls, Montana. Zachary Kyle Swanson was born March 12, 1990 and spent his childhood in Montana attending grade school in Ekalaka. He moved around to Colorado, Wyoming and California and then graduated from Los Prietos in California as co-valedictorian of his class. While...

  • Town, EVFD present arguments

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 is part of the municipality, as the town claims, or is a separate corporation. A complaint for declaratory judgement was originally filed in district court against EVFD Inc. way back on May 10, 2018. According to that complaint, the town requested a judge declare it has “all legal...

  • Commissioners vote to add meeting days, increase pay

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 county commissioners shall receive an annual salary equal to the annual salary established for the clerk and recorder, plus $2,000. The code also reads that each board may elect to serve on a part-time rather than a full-time basis and receive part-time annual salaries based on the...

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

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 year’s fair and parade theme. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, August 9 at 11 a.m.. Entries for the parade are due by Friday, August 7. Late entries may be accepted, but will not be judged. Floats can start to line up at 9:30 a.m. at Fruit Service and Repair and should be in place by...

  • Fair planning continues

    Updated Jul 15, 2020

    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 this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fairgrounds will likely not have a bounce house for children to play in this year. Also of note, a decision on entertainment, typically sponsored by the fair board, has not been made. The fairgrounds will still be busy with e...

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