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Celebrating 100 years of Carter County

Many folks around town have labeled the 2017 Days of '85 one of the biggest in recent memory, along with the quasquicentennial celebration back in 2010. Several new additions to this year's...

 

Marshall enjoys fishing trip

Dahl Memorial resident Wes Marshall recently enjoyed a fishing trip with sons Matt and Daniel, daughter Kerri, friend Ross Phelps, and Dahl Memorial CNA Dylan Mulkey. The group went on a guided fly...

 

2017 Days of '85 Parade winners

Judges had a difficult time picking winners upon conclusion of the 2017 Days of '85 Parade due to a large number of entries. The parade was one of the finest-and largest-of recent memory. County...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductions

Last Friday, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the tenth class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public....

 

Annual wellness visit

Did you know that Medicare offers an annual wellness visit that is free for Medicare beneficiaries?!?! The annual visit includes updating or creating one’s personalized prevention plan, reviewing medical and family history, updating the list of...

 

Bessie M. Akers

Bessie M. Akers went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was born in Plevna, Montana, to Amos & Cordia Lambert on February 17, 1920. She was a retired Civil Service employee, a...

 

Connie Raye Baertsch

Connie Raye Volin Baertsch, 64, Rapid City, passed away suddenly but peacefully at home Monday, July 30, 2017. She was born August 14, 1952 to Charles "Toots" and Peggy (Meade) Volin in Belle...

 

Harold Barnhart

Harold Monte Barnhart was called home to be with his wife on July 30th, 2017 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing, at age 83. Harold was...

 

Pansey Mae Boysen

A funeral for Pansey Mae Boysen age 80 of Isabel, SD was held July 30, 2017 at the Church of God in Isabel, SD. Burial followed in the Hillview Cemetery in Isabel under the direction of Oster Funeral...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    August 18, 2017

Bright Ideas

My husband had just edited my Bright Idea for August 11 and sent it to the Eagle when a flock of grackles descended on our front yard and began pecking. We knew it would be only minutes before they moved to our heavily fruited Harrelson apple tree....

 

Memories

We have been gone to Idaho to visit our daughter Arlene and family, so there no articles. I want to (must) share a couple of experiences that I had on the way to Twin Falls and my time there. On the journey there, we stopped in Idaho Falls, Idaho to...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 18, 2017

Exploring the hills and forests

I had to do a lot of chores when I was a kid and teenager in Ekalaka. Despite that, my favorite thing to do was to explore the hills and forest behind and around our home. Sometimes I went with other boys from town and sometimes I even went alone. It...

 

CCHS classes reunite

Several Carter County High School classes held reunions over the Days of '85 weekend in Ekalaka. Below are photographs from four of those reunions, including the class of 1967 who celebrated a...

 

Nies clan reunites

The 2017 Nies family reunion was recently held at Camp Needmore. Approximately 100 family members attended. The eldest family member attending was Harriet Speelmon (88) and the youngest was Rubee...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 18, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, We did it again. I mean we went to the Bike Rally in South Dakota. You may remember, years ago, when Shirley and I took the Honda Super 90 to the rally. We didn’t make it all the way. Shirley’s sweat pants got tangled up in the chain...

 

Days of '85 Bump-N-Run

Saturday, August 12th was a perfect day for racing in Ekalaka. A total of 27 cars raced: 16 stock, 8 modified, and 3 pickups. Four locals were signed up to race, but after one had last-minute car issu...

 
 By JoAn Marshall    Local    August 18, 2017

Pet parade wows crowd

Wow! Did you see those pet paraders? Thirteen entries in two categories showed off their talent and colors at the 23rd Annual 2017 Pet Parade on Friday, August 11th. The three judges "earned their...

 

Courthouse celebration

Judy Wright and Pam Castleberry of the Carter County Clerk and Recorder's Office display a cake commemorating Carter County's 100th birthday. A celebration was held last Friday at the courthouse....

 

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