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Hometown heroes selected as this year's parade marshals

Note: This year's theme for the Days of '85 parade on Sunday, August 15 is 'Hometown Heroes.' Parade organizers chose individuals from five different categories to represent all of the hometown...

 

Ringling 5 to perform Friday of fair

On Friday, August 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Ringling 5 will be performing live at the show ring area of the fairgrounds. Ringling 5 (also known as the Norwegian Studs of Rhythm) are a group of...

 

Wyoming couple paying for adoption with shoes

A couple from Gillette is trying to collect 25,000 used pairs of shoes by the end of August. Once that goal is met, Shoes With Heart, a Florida-based organization, will pick them up in exchange for $10,000 to go toward adopting the couple’s first...

 

Days of '85 Gospel Sing

The Lyle Strobel Family Band is the entertainment this year for the Days of '85 Gospel Sing. They hail from the Absarokee/Columbus area. One member of the group is an old hand from Ekalaka in another...

 

Veterans invited to ride on parade float

Area military veterans are invited to ride on the veterans float in the Days of ‘85 parade, Sunday, August 15. Those wanting to ride on the float are asked to gather at Carter County Museum at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Once all are aboard, the float will...

 

CCM to open warehouses on Aug. 14

Carter County Museum will be opening its warehouses to the public during the Days of ‘85. The warehouses, located just south of town on Hwy 323, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturday, August 14. Warehouse 1 includes over 80 percent of muse...

 

10-digit local dialing will be mandatory in Montana starting October 24, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted an Order designating 988 as the new three-digit abbreviated dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting July 16, 2022. The FCC’s Order requires all telecommunicatio...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    August 6, 2021

Cooking in the West

All of my life I have heard stories about 1936. That was the summer that my Great Grandfather Roberts stopped eating, because he could not deal with the drought and Great Depression any longer. They had tried to winter their cows on slough grass hay...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: Just sharing about a Grandpa, Lord: Grandpa was ninety years old, sitting feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, he just sat there with his head down, staring at his hands. Granddaughter, Alexa, sat down beside him....

 
 By Susan Tooke    Local    August 6, 2021

Make plans now for the pet parade

It’s too hot to be outdoors so why not stay inside, grab a cold drink, put your thinking caps on and create an idea for the pet parade! We always seem to have a great turn out in the audience so let’s give them the entertainment they deserve!...

 

Governor Gianforte launches statewide fire dashboard

On Monday Governor Greg Gianforte launched a new dashboard to keep Montanans informed on active fires burning in the state. "Across Montana, our heroic firefighters are confronting more than eighty...

 

Gov. Gianforte to USDA: Anticipated livestock export delays threaten the viability of family ranches

On Monday, Governor Greg Gianforte urged Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to resolve anticipated delays in the approval of export certificates for Montana livestock. “In the face of severe drought affecting the...

 

MT Dept. of Agriculture shares best practices for hay shipments to prevent noxious weeds and pests

As Montana agricultural producers strive to find adequate feed for livestock during severe drought conditions and a damaging wildfire season, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing guidance for out-of-county or state shipments of hay...

 

9th Annual Dino Shindig: A look at the numbers

Carter County Museum's 9th Annual Dino Shindig was well attended this year as the event continues to be one of the more anticipated summer events in Ekalaka. This year, forty-three volunteers worked a...

 

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