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'Blessed to be back'

After spending nine months at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, local Dennis Bishop returned home last Thursday. Bishop, pictured above with his wife Trish, developed Guillain-Barré syndrome after c...

 

Schmid appointed to Montana League of Cities and Towns

Kitty Schmid, Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Ekalaka, was recently appointed to the Montana League of Cities and Towns by the association's president, Rick Norby of Sidney. The Montana League of...

 

Alzada school turns 100

The schoolhouse in Alzada is one of only a few one-room schoolhouses left in the country. Montana has more one-room schoolhouses than any other state in the U.S. During the 2013-2014 academic year, th...

 

Beverly (Gundlach) Heckman

Graveside service for Beverly (Gundlach) Heckman at Beaver Lodge Cemetery will be August 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. Dane Castleberry will be giving the memorial. Following the graveside service, will be a...

 

Lois Lambert

A memorial service for Lois Lambert will take place on Friday, August 20, 10 a.m. at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka....

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 13, 2021

The Briggs Place

My Grandma and Grandpa Coons had two other places with houses on them besides the home place. Grandpa was a hard working guy but he never got excited or hurried about anything. Grandma was just the opposite. She was shorter than five feet and less th...

 

Cooking in the West

The chokecherries did pretty well this year despite the heat, drought, and smoke, so around our place that means the bears are coming down out of the Deer Creeks for a berry eating frenzy. I am always torn about mentioning bear visitors to our cabin...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a while back, a friend shared about bearing a grudge against one of your children who was one of their friends, adding that hanging onto bitterness and keeping grudges alive is truly consuming work. She was...

 

Nonpartisan solutions for wildfire prevention and forest restoration

by Ryan Zinke, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior (2017-2019) and Montana’s Congressman (2015-2017) As I write this article, wildfires have once again covered much of Montana in a thick layer of unhealthy smoke. There are 25 active fires...

 
 Events   

Dig It Days will be feature of MontanaFair, August 19 and 20

MontanaFair will be featuring something new this year-"Dig It Days!" "Dig It Days!" is an opportunity for kids to explore, climb on, "drive", take pictures and fantasize about every kind of...

 

DEQ and DPHHS urge schools to test for lead in drinking water

Schools across Montana are testing their drinking water for lead ahead of the Dec. 31, 2021 deadline outlined in the DPHHS Administrative Rules of Montana regarding matters of public health in schools. Dozens of school districts have already...

 

Community members support Dahl at commission meeting

Approximately sixty-five concerned locals attended the Carter County Commissioner's meeting after the commission broke for lunch on Monday in Ekalaka. The individuals had questions for the commission...

 

Prairie to pines wagon train and trail ride

There's no better way to see the sights than on horseback or in a horse-drawn wagon. A nearby wagon and trail ride is taking place September 12-18. The South Dakota and Montana ride will start in the...

 

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