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  • Youth, ranch rodeo results

    Updated Jul 23, 2020

    Temperatures reached ninety-two degrees during the youth rodeo at Ekalaka Track and Arena on Saturday. Attendees who stuck out the heat were treated to a full day of spills, thrills and quality competition from the kids as well as some adults who competed in the ranch rodeo later that evening. Full results from the day's events can be found below. Youth Rodeo Results: Boys 7 & under Mutton Bustin' 1) Kade Brown 2) Corbyn Floyd 3) Dylan Buffington 4) Slate Meyer 5) Kyrel...

  • Inside look

    Updated Jul 23, 2020

    Work is rapidly progressing on the inside of the new Dahl Memorial Healthcare facility in Ekalaka. Much of the electrical and plumbing has been ran to the twenty-one long-term care rooms on the eastern end of the building, and duct work is currently being prepped for installation. Workflow for the project is generally moving from east to west. At any given time, there are between 40 and 50 individuals on site as several of the project's subcontractors work towards completion....

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Jul 23, 2020

    Until last week, here in Sweet Grass County, we had no COVID cases, but as of my deadline time, we now have two cases. We do not fall under the Governor’s mask mandate yet, but it might be unlikely that we will stay under four cases in our county. If we have four cases in our county, we will be required to mask up; however, even the mandate is confusing because as stated on the Montana.Gov site, it reads, “The directive does not require face coverings in counties with three or fewer active cases or for children under 5, tho...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jul 23, 2020

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, sometimes while looking for one thing, one finds something else, like a snippet from a longer article, called “A Quote for Today” – how about that? Then up popped the first quote: “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, God calls a butterfly!” How about the second one – that’s pretty ‘right on’! “So, just do the very best you can, and leave the rest to God. After all, that IS what He is there for!” The article continued (author unknown), ‘Here are some quotes about taking li...

  • Shindig speaker lineup

    Updated Jul 23, 2020

    Healthy, nearby residents are invited to bring their children to the museum's lawn on Saturday for 8th Annual Dino Shindig activities. The activities, including dino mini-golf, T. rex corn hole, Hungry Hungry Mosasaurs and more will take place from 9 a.m. until noon. Talks and presentations will mostly be taking place virtually this year in light of the pandemic, and will be shown at the St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church as well as the museum. Crowd size will be limited to 50...

  • Museum program this Thursday

    Steve Hobe

    Continuing the Carter County Museum's summer programming series will be a combination of yoga and star party at Medicine Rocks State Park on Thursday, July 23rd. Yoga, led by Melissa Schwede, will begin at 8 p.m. and the star party will follow at 9 pm. The evening's events will end by 10:30 p.m. The yoga portion will be a moon salutation led by Melissa Schwede. You can register in advance on the CCM website shop for $8 at:

  • Plans to head back to school not yet finalized

    Updated Jul 22, 2020

    No official plan has yet been finalized for getting Ekalaka Public Schools students back in the classroom amid COVID-19. A reopening schools committee met earlier this week to discuss options. The committee was formed at a special school board meeting on June 24 and consists of Superintendent Katy Wright, four teachers, a member of the public health department, board member Dennis Bishop and four other school employees. Progress from the committee will be shared at the next board meeting and a reopening plan could be unveiled...

  • New phone numbers at Ekalaka Public Schools

    Updated Jul 22, 2020

    Due to an equipment upgrade, changes have been made to phone numbers at Ekalaka Public Schools. The new phone number for the school is 406-630-1523. The business office number is 406-630-1521, the superintendent’s office number is now 406-630-1522 and the number to contact the technology/transportation office is 406-630-1511....

  • Traveling art collection coming to local library

    Updated Jul 22, 2020

    The 2020 Traveling Collection of Juried Art, a collection of juried art from Montana and around the USA, will be at Ekalaka Public Library from July 29 until August 14. The Waterworks Art Museum of Miles City is sharing this collection throughout Southeastern Montana. The gallery is free to the public and open from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. ,Tuesday through Friday, and again on Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All ages are welcome....

  • Firemen's BBQ moved

    Updated Jul 22, 2020

    The Annual Days of ‘85 Firemen’s Barbecue will be taking place at a different location this year. Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department members will be serving burgers and hot dogs will all the fixings in front of the fire hall. The barbecue will take place at the same time during the Days of ‘85 Fair and Rodeo, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 7....