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  • Montana State Historic Preservation Office offering preservation grant

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    HELENA – The Montana Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is announcing $350,000 in Revitalizing Montana's Rural Heritage (RMRH) grant program funding to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the state. This brick-and-mortar grant comes from the National Park Service's (NPS) Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP), funded by that agency's Historic Preservation Fund. SHPO is among nine entities nationwide t...

  • Granite Peak, Montana's highest, presents a climbing challenge

    Rick Graetz, University of Montana Faculty Member|Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Remote and majestic, it is all a mountain should be. Sheer walls on all sides and crevassed glaciers flowing from its upper reaches present an awesome sight. At 12,799 feet, Montana's Granite Peak stands out as the patriarch of "the roof of Montana," the Beartooth Range of the south-central part of the state. The 1-million-acre Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness boasts 28 peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation. Granite is one of seven of these found in a closely-grouped chain that...

  • Former Broadus student continues his passion for the Civil War in the battlefields of Gettysburg

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    In choosing Gettysburg College and taking advantage of the many hands-on learning opportunities available to him, Jaeger Held is able to continue pursuing his passion for Civil War history and growing even closer to his roots. During his first semester, he has already joined the Civil War Club and the Pennsylvania College Guard reenactment group, as well as volunteering his time at the Civil War Institute. Through the Civil War Institute's Brian C. Pohanka Program, Held has...

  • Give a gift to a Dahl resident this Christmas

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Because of a love for the residents at Dahl Memorial, staff members have created an Angel Tree this year to make their holiday a little brighter. Each resident has listed a few items they need/want on paper angels. These angels are hanging on a Christmas tree just inside the door at Dahl Memorial Healthcare. Those that wish can remove any angel from the tree and purchase the gift(s) listed on it. Gifts can be wrapped or taken to Vicky Knapp, Activities Director, to wrap and...

  • Memories

    Loyd Townsend|Updated Dec 5, 2019

    The pretty young lady that “Jimmy” Johnstone visited at the Anderson Ranch was Inga Senrud who was born June 4, 1895 at Laton Hegemark, Norway being an only daughter, along with two brothers born to Johan and Olive Audensons Senrud. Remember Jimmy was born in Scotland. It was reported that Mrs. Olive Senrud felt that her family would have a much better life if they were to move to the U.S.A. Her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Heggen, lived near a place called Ekalaka, Montana, and were urging them to come. So in 1...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, sometimes we just seem to get stressed out, and that doesn’t please You, right? ‘Marsha’ shared how she stays on top of things and is relaxed amid the holiday rush. She called them the “Four Big C’s” and recommended them for a happier holiday season. Here’s how she Capitalizes on the Big C’s. CHRISTMAS CARDS: Write short notes in your cards in late November – or at least during the first week in December. Convey caring as you write, communicating that good feeling to your friends and...

  • Graham headed to Junior World Finals

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Brennan Graham is headed to Vegas this Friday to compete in the Junior World Finals (JNFR). The Carter County High School junior finished fifth in steer wrestling in the state of Montana back in June, narrowly missing nationals as the top four from each state get to compete. To qualify for the JNFR, points Graham scored at a jackpot event the day before the state finals and his points from the finals were used. He currently sits 53 out of 60 contestants across the nation who...

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Sagebrush Service Club is once again sponsoring a Christmas lights contest. Judges will be out and about on December 16 this year and would like people to have their lights on by 5:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the top three places in this year’s contest. This year the club is also challenging each business to decorate windows or outside of their building to bring some additional Christmas spirit to the streets of Ekalaka. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the first place business each year and may be displayed a...

  • Grant received

    Updated Dec 5, 2019

    Last week, the Eagle reported that Mid-Rivers Communications recently announced that the cooperative awarded fourteen educational technology grants to educational facilities and non-profit entities around the Mid-Rivers service area. Ekalaka Public Schools first, fourth and fifth grade students will benefit from $4,000 in grant money. First grade teacher Mrs. Kristy Frye and fourth and fifth grade teacher Charlotte Kalstrom will use the funds for Lego Robotics Kits and iPads...

  • Upcoming events at Carter County Museum

    Carter County Geological Society will be holding a meeting this Thursday, December 5th, at 7 p.m. at the Carter County Museum. Free Stompin’ Grounds local favorite pizza, the Hell Creek and Back, will be served along with breadsticks. There will also be a special viewing of “The Planets: Ice Worlds” by PBS. The film shows dazzling rings, supersonic winds and dozens of moons of Uranus and Neptune as well as an up-close views of Pluto. This Sunday, December 8, the museum will serve as host for a ginergerbread decorating party...

  • HAT TIPS

    Dean Meyer|Updated Dec 4, 2019

    Hello, December is a tough month for me. My notes are due at the bank. My calves are just weaning and usually I have to doctor a few that catch a cold after weaning. The snow is starting to accumulate and I have to dig through the drifts to find stuff I left to pick up tomorrow. I start to count my hay bales and see how many I can feed a day and still make it to May. And, this is the kicker; Shirley’s birthday is next week. You know by now that I am not much of a shopper. If they had a liquor store at Runnings or Tractor S...

  • Dona Parks

    Updated Dec 4, 2019

    Dona D. Parks (73), of Camp Crook, South Dakota, formerly of Billings and Miles City, Montana, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with complications from surgery in Denver, Colorado at UC Health Hospital on Nov. 19, 2019, with her family by her side. Dona was born Nov. 2, 1946, in Miles City, and grew up in Kinsey on her parents' ranch. She attended Kinsey School through eighth grade and graduated from Custer County High School in 1964. Following high school,...

  • Crop insurance options for producers facing delayed harvest

    Updated Dec 4, 2019

    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) said producers with Federal crop insurance that are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop and potentially have a loss should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest. The late maturing crop coupled with extremely wet and wintery conditions this fall have extended harvest for producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Eric Bashore, Director of RMA’s Billings Regional Office, reminds producers who...

  • EVFD raffle winners

    Updated Dec 4, 2019

    Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department members held the drawing for their annual gun raffle fundraiser this week. Stephanie Carroll of Ekalaka was the lucky grand prize winner this year. Carroll won a Howa 7mm-08 rifle. Local Karen Hammel won Leupold binoculars as the second place prize. The third place prize this year, a wildlife print, was won by Lester Phillippi of Hammond. Fire department members were very pleased with the number of tickets sold this year and are looking forward to next year. They were especially thankful to...

  • School Christmas concert set for Dec. 16

    Ekalaka Public Schools music department will host a Christmas concert on Monday, December 16. A chili dinner along with salad, breadsticks and dessert will be served at 4:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Ekalaka Elementary students will present a small, Christmas show called “The Lights of the Holidays” to begin the program. After the show will be a brief intermission. After intermission those who attend will enjoy selections from the fifth grade band, sixth grade band, CCHS choir and finally the CCHS wind ens...

  • Original CCHS play to be performed Dec. 12

    The CCHS drama class has once again written their own play. This year’s production, “A Murder of Crows: a Very Fowl Play,” will be performed on Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m. in the CCHS gym. The play is the story of a mismatched group of misfits, trying to figure out who killed the king. Dinner, consisting of chicken cordon bleu and twice-baked potatoes, will be served during intermission. Tickets for dinner and the show are $15 per person and can be purchased either in advance or at the door; however, dinner is limit...

  • Republican committee meeting this Thursday

    The Carter County Republican Central Committee is calling a meeting to elect officers and other elected positions. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 5, 6 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel. Anyone interested is welcome....

  • More open house winners

    Updated Dec 4, 2019

    More door prize winners from open houses held by area business on November 23 have recently been announced. Winners at the Avon Store, each winning a $10.00 gift certificate, were: Darin Schallenberger, Margie Burch, Peggy Tooke, Jim Pardee, Caleb Nathan, Sarah Enos and Kyle Carlisle....

  • Annual Advent Tea

    St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church will be hosting its annual Advent Tea on Saturday, December 7, beginning at noon. Local Libby Barth will be providing special music selections. All are invited to attend and celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season....

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