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Sounds of the season

Ekalaka Elementary first graders perform during Ekalaka Public Schools' Christmas Concert. Music students in grades K-12, under the direction of music teacher Whitney Hamblin, performed a number of...

 
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Annual cemetery meeting nears

As another year comes to a close, it is time to have the Annual Beaver Lodge Cemetery Association Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Johnny and Sue Breding residence in Ekalaka on January 4,...

 

Dahl Memorial closed for Christmas

Dahl Memorial will close at noon on December 24th and will be closed all of December 25th for Christmas. Please call 406-775-8730 to wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas....

 

Annual lighting contest winners announced

Sagebrush Service Club members announced the winners of their annual Christmas lighting contest this week. Last Thursday, judges checked every house and business in town before selecting winners....

 

The Dawg House weeks of Christmas

This month, Dawg House Pub owners Chris and Grace Jardee did something a little bit different for Christmas. In the spirit of giving, the pub has held different giving events over the course of the...

 

Auxiliary members hope to purchase more wreaths in 2022

Earlier this year, VFW Auxiliary set up Beaver Lodge Cemetery with Wreaths Across America for fallen veterans. There are 250 veterans buried at the cemetery. Because of a time crunch the auxiliary wasn’t able to do a fundraiser for the wreaths,...

 
 By Vicki Fix    Voices    December 24, 2021

Mayor's Notes

Four years ago in January, I embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Being mayor of Ekalaka taught me a few things. Of course, the number one thing is that you cannot do a job like that without the...

 

Cooking in the West

2020 and 2021 have not been easy years for anyone, but especially not for Santa Claus. I wrote this poem to underscore that despite the state of our country and our world, we can still celebrate good and love and joy and remember that Jesus is the...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: Lord, just sharing: author and date, unknown. “Our Inn was at the edge of town – we heard the noisy throng move down, and as they came, I saw Pa frown. We heard a tired ‘Hello!’ call; a woman on a donkey small,...

 

Carter County Public Health Corner

Would you like to end your year or start the new one by getting your FLU or COVID vaccine including Booster? We have appointments available Tuesday, December 28th. Please call us at 406-775-6332 to reserved your spot. This holiday season is unlike...

 

CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

12-09-2021 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, December 9, 2021, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Steve Rosencranz,...

 

Letters to Santa

Kindergarten Dear Santa, My name is Cody and I am 100 years old. I am so excited for Christmas this year! This year I have been nice. A few things I have done that were nice are: wearing glasses and...

 

Wagon Wheel serves free holiday dinner

Around fifty members of the community enjoyed a free holiday meal and some Christmas entertainment at Wagon Wheel Café on Tuesday evening. The café provided the main course with all the fixings...

 

Beef to school program off to strong start

Readers of the Eagle may have recently noticed an ad in the paper seeking local ranchers who are willing to donate beef to Ekalaka Public Schools for the lunch program. On December 20th, the first...

 

Bulldogs travel to Baker, Melstone

Last Friday CCHS traveled to Baker to take on the Spartans. The Bulldogs fought hard but fell to the Spartans by five points. As a team, they went 8-11 at the free throw line. Defensively they forced 19 Spartan turnovers. Jaden Pardee had five...

 

Lady 'Dogs lose nail-biter to Spartans

The CCHS Lady Bulldogs lost in a nail-biter on December 17th in Baker. Blue had a 10-point lead at halftime but turnovers in the second half let the Spartans back into the game. By the end of the third, the lead was down to four. In the final minute...

 

State employees donate 3,000 pounds of food

HELENA, Mont. – After wrapping up his 12 Days of Giving campaign, Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced state employees donated over 3,000 pounds of food to the Montana Food Bank Network in his inaugural interagency food drive competition....

 

Gingerbread house decorating contest

Employees at Dahl Memorial Healthcare recently rolled up their sleeves, grabbed some icing and gumdrops and competed in a gingerbread house decorating contest. The houses are currently on display at...

 

Tester announces $28.5 million in for 69 Montana airports

Following the passage of his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced he secured $28,610,817 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fiscal Year 2022 funding for 69 Montana airports as part of...

 

Montana will implement new election management system at a later date

Through the partnership between the Montana Secretary of State’s Office and county election administrators, the decision was made to not implement the new election management system at this time. The decision comes following a scheduled meeting...

 

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