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September rainfall totals over 3"

There have been three Septembers since 1900 that Ekalaka has received no precipitation. Those years were 1902, 1903, and 1958. This September the Ekalaka area officially received 3.13 inches of precipitation. That’s the most rain in a September...

 

Carter County Conservation District hosts Area II meeting

On September 21, 2017 Area II Conservation Districts all met in Ekalaka. Ron Talcott was presented with the President's Award and a plaque by Jeff Wivholm, President of the Montana Association of...

 

National 4-H Week

Go green for 4-H week! The week of October 1st-7th is National 4-H Week. 4-H members across the nation will be representing their state and clubs throughout the whole week. For those who don’t know, 4-H is a youth organization that allows kids to l...

 
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Community choir annual performance

The Ekalaka Community Choir will present “Noel Masterworks” on Sunday, December 10th, at the Lutheran Church, at 2 pm. The choir will be practicing on Tuesdays at 7 pm at the Lutheran Church. Anyone who is interested in singing with the choir is...

 

Fire restrictions lifted

Carter County Commissioners recently gathered and voted to lift fire restrictions in the county. The first motion was made by Commissioner Steve Rosencranz and was seconded by Rod Tauck. The board voted in favor of lifting the fire restrictions and...

 

Most Block Management Areas in Region 7 open again to public hunting

As of Tuesday afternoon, twenty of the 25 Block Management Areas in Region 7 that had closed or restricted access earlier due to fire danger were open to hunters, although some are restricted to walk-in access only. To check whether BMAs allow...

 

Jr. high volleyball continues busy season

On September 1st junior high volleyball traveled to Broadus for the first games of the season. The B team consisting of 5th and 6th grade girls had their first game jitters and lost 18-25, 12-25, 7-15. The A team consisting of 7th and 8th graders...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    October 6, 2017

Bright Ideas

When I was thinking about retiring, the Prairie Singer told me not to do that. Her ideas and mine were rarely the same, but she said it was all right to “shake things up” (her words, not mine) every once in a while. Thinking of you, Celia. There...

 

MSU researcher wins national award for eclipse project

BOZEMAN - A Montana State University researcher has won a national award honoring her leadership role in an unprecedented, hands-on student project that culminated during the 2017 total solar eclipse....

 

Governor Bullock announces Montana's minimum wage increasing

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock recently announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.30 per hour beginning January 1, 2018. “People who work full time for a living shouldn’t be living in poverty. This modest...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    October 6, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, One thing I have noticed, is that, like a fine wine, I’m getting better with age. Most people are like that. Well, maybe not most people, just athletes. Like me. I’m becoming better at football than I was over a half century ago. I...

 

CCHS netters continue winning ways

CCHS lady volleyball continued their win streak last weekend. On Friday September 29, the girls played against Broadus and proceeded to play Circle the following day. This weekend on October 6, the...

 

Dogs suffer loss

On Saturday, the Bulldogs traveled to Wibaux. The boys played a good first half and struggled in the second. CCHS effectively stuffed Wibaux's run game, but could not shut down the pass. Blue had a...

 

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