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Articles from the December 1, 2017 edition

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Boggs named agent of the year

Professional Insurance Agents & Independent Insurance Agents of Montana gathered for their joint conference in Billings on October 9 and 10 this year. Jade Boggs, Baker, was named the Montana...

 

Controlled burn on Russel Creek

Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department is planning a controlled burn of the foliage on Russell Creek. The burn will also be used as a training exercise Landowners along the creek who do not want their portion burned or have other concerns should contact...

 

Annual lighting contest judged on Dec.14

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will soon be driving through Ekalaka looking for the best Christmas lighting displays! The top three winners will each receive a cash price! To participate in Sagebrush Service Club’s annual Christmas light decorating contest,...

 

EVFD raffle winners

Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department members held the drawing for their annual gun raffle fundraiser on November 25 at Dawg House Pub. Jim Michalski from Minnesota was the lucky grand prize winner this year. He choose the Marlin .44 Magnum Lever Action...

 
 Events   

Community choir to perform next weekend

On Saturday, December 9 the local community choir will be performing at Dahl Memorial, beginning at 2 pm. The following day the choir will also be performing at the Lutheran Church at 2 pm. The choir currently has twenty-three participating voices....

 

Warm Thanksgiving brings new records

With a warm Thanksgiving weekend this year came two high temperature records for November at the Ekalaka weather station. Weather data for this station have been collected since 1896. November 22, the...

 

Mid-Rivers contributes $7,700 to local school technology funds

Mid-Rivers Communications has announced the contribution of $7,700 to twenty-four local schools and school districts through their Cash for Computers program. The money will be used by the schools to purchase computers and other technology needed...

 

Medicare phone scams

The Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program has received a report of an apparent telephone scam in Montana that spoofed the Area IV Office on Aging’s number. Spoofing is where phone scammers use software to mask their real identities by...

 

Sharon Knapp

A funeral service for Sharon Knapp, 71, of Camp Crook, SD, will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Camp Crook Community Center with Pastor Tom Martin officiating. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation for Sharon will...

 

Quarterly Legal Tip

In providing legal services to Eastern Montana, I find that it is essential to keep the public up-to-date on the legal trends in the area and some of the basic information about the legal system. This first article includes general information about...

 

Bright Ideas

We are so lucky to have Katie, Clayton and their children here in Ekalaka. Gage, their older son helped stir the gravy, he dug the dressing from the turkey and carried food to the table. Without a dishwasher, Clayton and Katie washed all the dirty...

 

Memories

V. E. Figg and crew built our present house at its location of 521 North Central Ave in the summer of 1956. We added an addition in 1984-85. The agreement was that Phyl., and I would finish all the sheet rock and paint the house inside and stain the...

 

Montana Christmas tree makes it to D.C.

This year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hails from the Kootenai National Forest, near Yaak, Montana. As the senior member of Montana's congressional delegation, Senator Jon Tester has the honor of...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    December 1, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, Shirley says I am “Scrooge”. I’m not much into early Christmas. I don’t shop. I don’t decorate. I am critical of those that do. I know I shouldn’t be this way. I have grandkids that really look forward to this season. So I am...

 

Dogs fall to Stangs

On Friday November 17, the Ekalaka junior high boys basketball team traveled to Miles City to play at Sacred Heart in a tournament. The boys competed against the Jordan Mustangs in their only game. In the first quarter, Ekalaka struggled to get any...

 

Ekalaka junior high places 2nd at year-end tourney

For the past five years, the Ekalaka junior high girls have been in every championship game at the year-end-tournament held in Miles City, winning three of them. This year was no exception. The first...

 

Russell (Rusty) Lee Stuart

Russell (Rusty) Lee Stuart, 56, passed away at Holy Rosary Extended Care on November 24, 2017 surrounded by his family after an extended battle with cancer. Rusty was born in Belle Fourche, South...

 

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