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Articles from the August 11, 2023 edition

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  • Superintendent's Corner

    Charles Cook, Superintendent|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    It is that time of year again when summer vacation has ended and your children will be coming back to school. Teachers will come back for two days of professional development on Tuesday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, with students reporting back for their first day of school on Thursday, August 17, 2023. We are looking forward to the 2023–2024 school year. We are committed to ensuring that there is effective teaching and successful learning taking place at E...

  • Antelope drawing results now available

    Updated Aug 10, 2023

    The drawing for antelope licenses is complete. There are a few ways to get your drawing results. Visit, click on MyFWP Login in the upper righthand corner, then click on “Lookup Draw Results, Register for Lists” tab on the left-hand menu, or login to your MyFWP account. You may also sign up for an account at Applicants may also call any FWP Regional office or the licensing office at 406-444-2950. Most FWP offices with license sales are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    I recently accompanied a friend to choose a swimsuit for a cruise she has booked. I do believe the economy must be in much worse shape than we have been told, because the swim suit mannequin was wearing a total of 20 square inches of fabric. Either that fabric was ridiculously expensive or Oakley Inc. must be manufacturing on a very tight budget. The other conclusion was that generations from now, some anthropologist will unearth this fragment of fabric and use it to conclude that global warming had to have been rampant in...


    Updated Aug 10, 2023

    7-27-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, July, 27, 2023 in the Carter County Commission Board meeting room of Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman; Mike Watkins, Vice-Chair; Pamela J. Castleberry, Member, was present. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. There was no public comment. Road and Bridge Supervisor Carl Knapp joined the meeting to review probation period for employee Justin Kerr. Commissioner Watkins made the motion...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Aug 10, 2023

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know Lord, a friend shared a recent time she’d had, saying: “One day I noticed a bird in the street, just sitting there. Odd. Then a young lad showed up, also saw the bird and since I was old and stiff, he suggested that he’d bend down to see about releasing the bird. WE saw that the bird was stuck! The lad gently removed the one little foot that was trapped in a tiny crack, lifted the little foot from the crack; immediately the bird flew away, he was FREE. “I thanked him, mentioned Psalm 124...

  • Memories

    Loyd Townsend|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    I was born Jan. 16, 1930 in Camp Crook, South Dakota to George R. and Jessie (Brewer) Townsend, with a 5-year-old brother, Robert. Camp Crook was an upcoming little community at the time. It had two grocery stores, 2 cafes, 2 garages, and of course, 2 bars. My dad moved the family to Ekalaka in 1935-36. In 1936 I was in the first grade. We lived in and rented a large apartment in an old, two-story, white building on the southeast side of town (north of the ASCS office now). Across the hall was a male musician who played for...

  • Melvin "Gene" Odell

    Updated Aug 10, 2023

    Funeral service for Gene Odell, 74, of Camp Crook, SD will be 11:00 am, Monday, August 14, 2023 at the Harding County School Gym, Buffalo SD, with Pastor Tom Martin officiating. Burial will take place in the Capitol Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka, MT from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Gene passed away August 4, 2023 at Monument Health, Rapid City Hospital after a 10 month battle with cancer. Melvin Eugene Odell, Jr....

  • Floyd Hoover

    Updated Aug 10, 2023

    Floyd Eugene Hoover was born July 3, 1928 to Robert Forest Hoover and Mary Alice Tuttle Hoover in Cheraw, Colorado. He went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2023 at the age of 95. Floyd grew up on a pig farm where he was raised in the Mennonite church. He attended Cheraw public schools for 12 years. During that time he shoveled coal off of box cars and worked for the Inge company. He left the Mennonite church to serve his country. He served in the Army for 18 months...

  • Seven people charged in illegal hunting scheme in Carter County

    Hunter Herbaugh|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    After a six-year investigation, seven people have been charged in connection to an illegal hunting scheme centered around a ranch in Carter County. While most of the defendants in the case are from out of state, at least one is a Carter County resident. The alleged incident took place on ranch land owner by Tyree O'Connor in Carter and Powder River Counties. Both O'Connor and an associate of his, Larry Bergman, are accused of operating as an unlicensed outfitter on the O'Conno...

  • 4-H news

    Updated Aug 10, 2023

    submitted by Lily Schallenberger, Reporter The Puptown Wranglers 4-H club had their monthly meeting on July 25, 2023 at the Carter County Events Center. Our Roll call was, “What is your favorite summer activity?” Fourteen members and 8 adult leaders were present. We did a large animal round robin showmanship clinic. Round Robin is a show when you show each large animal. You can only get to that show if you get grand or reserve champion in a showmanship class. We also came up with our parade float idea for the parade on Mai...

  • Mehling named 2023 Days of '85 parade marshal

    Updated Aug 10, 2023

    submitted by Michelle Mehling Harlan Mehling was born in a farmhouse in Nebraska on March 9th of 1935 to Irving and Gladys Mehling. His brother Frank followed four years later. The family moved to Montana in 1950 when Harlan was 15 and started the Medicine Rocks Ranch. In 1963 Harlan left the ranch and opened a repair shop and used car dealership in Ekalaka. He started taking on small farming jobs in the area and accumulated one of the more amazing tractor collections of...

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