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Proposed project for Highway 323

The Montana Department of Transportation recently announced a proposal to seal and cover about 53.7 miles of MT Highway 323, north of Alzada. The project begins at the Box Elder Creek Bridge at...

 

Outdoor prom

Carter County High School students finally had a chance to attend their 2020 prom after it was originally canceled due to COVID-19. The outdoor prom was held on August 1 at Rowley...

 

LaBree receives scholarship

American Legion Post 60 recently selected 2020 CCHS graduate Hannah LaBree as the recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship....

 
 By Steve DeFord    Events   

Days of '85 Gospel Sing

With so many things being canceled this year organizers are excited to announce that The Days of '85 Gospel Sing is still on in 2020. The entertainment this year hails from the Absarokee/Columbus area...

 

Ekalaka's back to school plan

Ekalaka Public Schools students will be back in the classroom next Thursday for on-site instruction. Back to school packets were mailed to parents this week. The packets include copies of the schools’ “Reopening Plan.” The plan states that...

 

Robert "Bob" Brownfield

Robert "Bob" Brownfield, 90, passed away July 31, 2020 at his home in Riverton, Wyoming of a heart attack. At his request, no services will be held and cremation has taken place. Bob was born in...

 

Alberta Pulse

Graveside Rites for Alberta Pulse, 93, of Ekalaka, Montana are pending with the Stevenson Funeral Home of Ekalaka. Alberta Pulse passed away on the 3rd of August, 2020. She was 93 years old. Stepping...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    August 7, 2020

Cooking in the West

In a normal year, we look forward to the end of the haying season, because there might be a little opportunity to take a short vacation before school starts. This year the hay equipment is about to get parked in the shed, but prospects of a vacation...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, now and then friends share with us things that are special to them. One gal shared that a long while ago, Pastor ‘Phil’ [name changed] was telling them that: “Listening is not hearing. Touching is...

 
 By JoAn Marshall    Events   

Ready, set, parade: 2020 Days of '85 Pet Parade

The 2020 Carter County Fair Pet Parade is scheduled for 12 noon on Friday, August 7 at the bleacher area of the fairgrounds. Then the fun starts! Registration is from 11 a.m. until noon with the parade beginning at 12 noon sharp! Sponsors of the...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen of the town of Ekalaka. With summer and nice weather upon us, more kids and families are out walking to the pool, the grocery store, or to a friend’s house. Sadly, on more than one...

 

Montana COVID-19 cases

As of Tuesday, August 4, Montana reports a cumulative total of 4,314 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 82 new cases since yesterday, 1,484 active cases, and 64 deaths from the disease. State...

 

An Ekalaka chapter

When author Howard Seaborne found out he had a big fan in Ekalaka he autographed each of his six books in the "Divisible Man" series and shipped them off to Deb Stieg. Seaborne added something...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 7, 2020

Water

A big thing as we were growing up in and around Ekalaka was the water supply. People out in the country or on the edges of Ekalaka had wells. You usually could find ground water at 10 or 15 feet but they would go on through that and go to another... Full story

 

Big time rain

Areas in the southern portion of the county received a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time on July 29. A strong thunderstorm parked itself in the area, prompting the National Weather Service to...

 

Back to sports

The Montana High School Association recently released its guidelines to return to fall activities, announcing the directives, requirements and considerations for schools to compete in activities this fall. Football and volleyball practice can begin...

 

Ekalaka defeats Camp Crook with walk-off hit

A team of eleven scrappy softball players from Ekalaka traveled to Camp Crook last Friday to take on eleven of Camp Crook's finest in what was a game for the ages. A few year's back, Crook put in a fi...

 

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