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Youth rodeo fun

A healthy group of youngsters tried their hand at the sport of rodeo last Saturday at Ekalaka Track and Arena's Youth Rodeo. Afterwards, parents and fans stuck around for a ranch rodeo. Top finishers...

 

Three CCHS athletes attend football camp

CCHS football players Mick O'Connor, Max Larson and Caleb Fix all participated at the Leaders, Legends and Legacies Football Camp in Belgrade, MT last week. The players took part in three days of...

 

Free CNA course

For a limited time only, Montana Health Network is offering a free online Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course. In order to qualify for a registered apprenticeship, individuals must be 18 years of age and have, or be able to obtain, their high...

 

Larson sentencing moved to Baker

Due to malfunctioning state equipment in Carter County, sentencing for Jed Larson has been moved to Fallon County Courthouse in Baker. Sentencing is scheduled to take place on July 24 at 2 p.m....

 
 Events   

Medicine Rocks State Park science and history gathering

In conjunction with the 2018 Carter County Museum Dino Shindig, Montana State Parks will host a science and history gathering at Medicine Rocks State Park on Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gathering will include: 10 a.m. - Franco...

 

James E. Stermitz

James Edward Stermitz of Gardiner, Montana died in his home in Cinnabar Basin on July 16, 2018 surrounded by his family on a beautiful Cinnabar summer night. He was 78 years old. His love for his...

 

Aaron Scoles

Aaron Robert Scoles, 52 of Billings, Montana, passed away Thursday morning, June 28, 2018. Aaron was born in Baker, Montana on October 2, 1965, the son of Robert and Roselyn (Molstad) Mott. He was uni...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    July 20, 2018

Carnivals, circuses and fairs

We always had a carnival come to town, usually in the middle of the summer, during the early days in Ekalaka. Everyone looked forward to it and enjoyed themselves thoroughly when it came. Of course there were the carnival rides, I don't believe that...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    July 20, 2018

Bright Ideas

Those are the first words of a song from the movie “Cabaret,” starring Liza Minnelli. The song goes on to say, “Money makes the world go around.” I must have believed that. Never having any excess money, I bought two Powerball lottery...

 
 By Vicki Fix    Opinion    July 20, 2018

Mayor's notes

It has been almost six months since I assumed office as your mayor. I started the year by taking a city government course online through MSU in Bozeman and, recently, went to a budgeting workshop in...

 

Baby Brence born

Claire Mae Brence was born to proud parents Greg and Brittani Brence on July 16. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Charlie and Gail Brence of Mill...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    July 20, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, I started haying on June 2. That is a long time ago. But, thankfully, we had a few stretches where it was rainy and couldn’t hay, but the past couple weeks we’ve been going pretty steady. So when we had a chance to take an afternoon off...

 
 By Mary Stange    Opinion    July 20, 2018

Letter to the editor

Last week, outgoing Senator Eric Moore offered in these pages “a factual perspective” on “the future of mining and Medicaid in Montana.” The picture he painted was grim, indeed: Unless the Republican-led legislature rushed in to quickly inter...

 

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