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    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    6-03-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 03, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman, Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Chairman Rod Tauck. There was no public comment. County Custodian Kirsty Bruce stepped into the meeting to request...

  • Letter to the editor

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    June 26, 2024 Dear Baker & Ekalaka communities, I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. After careful consideration of my professional and personal goals, I have decided to leave my Primary Care role at Dahl Memorial Healthcare as of 9/1/24. This decision was not made lightly. It has been a privilege and an honor to be part of your healthcare journey. I have truly enjoyed getting to know you and am very grateful for the trust you have placed in me as your Family Nurse Practitioner. Although I will be stepping...

  • Dahl EMS system elevated

    Travis Doggett, Assistant EMS Director Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association|Updated Jul 4, 2024

    In January 2024, Dahl Memorial Healthcare welcomed Rebekah Hopkins and Travis Doggett as Paramedics, aiming to enhance the level of care for the community and patrons of Carter County and DMHA. Prior to their arrival, the EMS system in Carter County operated at a Basic Life Support (BLS) level. Despite the skill and dedication of our EMS team, they were limited to providing only basic care. The introduction of Paramedics significantly expanded our scope of practice. Through countless hours of hard work, the EMS team and Dahl...

  • Letter to the editor

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Dear Editor, In prayerfully considering this letter, I’ve tried really hard to remove my personal feelings from the situation occurring at Dahl Memorial Healthcare right now. However, I’ve concluded that it’s impossible to remove emotion while saying what needs to be said completely. I’m a person, after all, and I care deeply for the members of this community…this community that has welcomed me in so beautifully. We, as a community, have been wronged by the leadership at Dahl Memorial. The current administration and many...

  • Yvonne Horner

    Updated Jun 17, 2024

    Graveside service for Yvonne will take place at 11 a.m. June 26, 2024 at Beaver Lodge Cemetery with a time of fellowship to follow at St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Ekalaka. Yvonne Horner, 83, of Ekalaka passed away on the morning of September 8, 2023 at Dahl Memorial Healthcare after a valiant fight with cancer. Yvonne Marie Rilley was born April 12, 1940 in Broadus, Montana. She was the 5th child born to Lester and Dorothy (Hall) Rilley. When she was six months old, they...

  • Continued Uninterrupted Physical Therapy Services

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Dear Editor, We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the community for your continued loyalty to Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association. Your unwavering support inspires us to provide the highest quality healthcare services to all. Amid recent changes at Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association (DMHA), we understand that concerns have arisen regarding the continuity of our services. We want to reassure everyone that all services, including physical therapy, will continue without...


    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    5-20-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 20, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. Rod Tauck, Chairman, was absent. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Vice-Chairman Mike Watkins. County Custodian Kristy Bruce stepped into the meeting with an update on her...

  • Dinstel defeats Watkins

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Countywide voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election was fifty-eight percent, about average for a primary election over the last 10 years. In 2022, sixty-three percent of voters turned out for the primary. In total, 555 ballots were cast from the county's 952 resistered voters this year. Precinct 1 (Alzada) had the best voter turnout at 64 percent, Precinct 3 (Hammond) had a 63 percent turnout, Precinct 14 (Rural Ekalaka) had a 60 percent turnout and Precinct 13 (Ekalaka)...

  • County commission candidates answer questions ahead of June 4 primary

    Updated May 29, 2024

    Carter County voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the upcoming primary election on June 4th. With the election looming, the Eagle asked both republican candidates for Carter County Commissioner from District No. 3 the same four questions. Following are their answers. Challenger Dan Dinstel What do you see as the most pressing needs for infrastructure or capital projects in the county? I've spent time during this campaign speaking with taxpayers about their...

  • Dahl's annual health fair nears

    Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association's Annual Health Fair Blood Draw is scheduled for June 4th and June 5th from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. this year. The two-day event will take place at the healthcare facility in cooperation with Carter County Public Health and will include other vendors on location. Tests offered this year include a standard panel, PSA test, vitamin D test, and hemoglobin A1C test. Payment for each will be due at the time of service. Coffee and snacks will also...

  • She retired

    Updated May 23, 2024

    On Friday, May 10th Alicia Knapp was honored for her many years of service at Dahl Memorial Healthcare in Ekalaka. Knapp worked at Dahl for over thirty-four years. A noon meal was served honoring her retirement to her family members, board members, and special guests from the community as well as the staff. Wishing you the very best Alicia, enjoy your retirement!...

  • Local health professionals earn patient safety credential

    Sheila Sherman, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association|Updated May 16, 2024

    The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Katie Stieg and Raquel Mitchell as Certified Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS). Earning this credential attests to each professionals competency in patient safety science and application. This achievement demonstrates their expertise in this critical discipline and positions them among those committed to and leading patient safety work. Stieg and Mitchell earned this credential in...

  • EMS Week: 'Honoring our past, forging our future'

    Travis Doggett, Assistant EMS Director, Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association|Updated May 16, 2024

    Ekalaka Ambulance was started many decades ago with an Oldsmobile station wagon. With the dedication and perseverance of many community members that became EMTs and joined the team, Ekalaka Ambulance is still going strong and is continuing to progress in its medical care. This year represents the 50th anniversary of EMS week in our nation. “Honoring Our Past, Forging Our Future” is the heart of EMS week this year. Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association will be hosting EMS week May 20th-23rd. Each day from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m...

  • Happy Nurses Week Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association Nurses!

    Sheila Sherman, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association|Updated May 8, 2024

    Celebrating Our Dedicated Nurses: Nurses are often likened to the heartbeat of the hospital, embodying compassion and dedication at the front line of patient care. Our DMHA nurses proudly align with this assertion alongside other team members. Nurse’s week is our time of celebration, and it is celebrated every year the week of one of our historical founding nurse’s birthday “Florence Nightengale.” As we embark on Nurses Week, May 6 to May 12, it is with extraordinary pride and admiration that we extend our deepest gratitu...

  • Disaster preparedness

    Sheila Sherman, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association|Updated May 8, 2024

    I am writing to express my profound gratitude and admiration for the recent collaborative effort demonstrated by our community entities in Ekalaka, Montana, during a vital training exercise hosted by Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association (DMHA). This event underscored our collective commitment to preparedness in the face of potential disasters, and it is with great pride that I commend the individuals and organizations involved for their unwavering dedication to the safety and...

  • Local elections take shape

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Carter County voters will need to head to the polls to cast their ballot in the upcoming primary election on June 4th. Locally, republican incumbent Tracey D. Walker was the only individual who filed for Clerk of District Court/Superintendent of Schools. There will, however, be a race to become the republican nominee for Carter County Commissioner from District No. 3 as both incumbent Mike Watkins and Dan Dinstel have filed for the position. Watkins was first elected in 2018....

  • Debbie Matthews

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Deborah “Debbie” Matthews, 64, of Ekalaka, formerly of Citrus Heights, California, passed away on Wednesday, February 28th at Dahl Memorial Healthcare in Ekalaka due to several complications arising from diabetes. Debbie was born on September 18th, 1959 to Eddie and Beverly (Jones) Graham in Lima, Ohio, the youngest of two children. The family moved to California when she was 3. As a child, Debbie enjoyed rollerskating and hanging out with friends at the neighborhood par... Full story

  • Dahl Memorial expands PT department

    Updated Mar 11, 2024

    submitted by Dahl Memorial Healthcare Brian Lucey, Rehabilitation Director at Dahl Memorial Healthcare in Ekalaka, recently announced the addition of new staff members and services at the facility's physical therapy department. Abby Lucey PT, DPT Abby has started part-time at the facility after recently taking a specialty course in women's health/ pelvic floor therapy. She is very excited to be able to add this niche specialty to the community. Abby can treat patients with...

  • Join Dahl Memorial in 'Drive to Thrive'

    Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Dahl Memorial staff recently installed a race track down the main hallway as part of what they have aptly named “Drive to Thrive.” Thrive refers to a new electronic medical records system that Dahl Memorial Healthcare is currently in the process of switching to — and drive refers to cars that each department has created to “race” down the track in the hallway towards completion of the changeover. In other words, Dahl’s “Drive to Thrive” is a means of making a lengthy and complicated computer conversion a little more fun. Now,...

  • Audrey Schweigert

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    Funeral services for Audrey Schweigert, 89, of Ekalaka, will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka with Tom Steig officiating. Burial will follow in Beaverlodge Cemetery. Visitation for Audrey will be Wednesday January 10, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Audrey passed away Friday, January 5, 2024 at Dahl Memorial Healthcare. Audrey was born January 26, 1934 to Lee and Claudia (Curry) Phelps in Baker Montana. She beca...

  • Low attendance at annual Dahl meeting

    Updated Oct 5, 2023

    Only thirty-six members were in attendance at the annual Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association meeting on September 21 in the physical therapy room of the hospital. At the meeting, some employees received pins for milestones reached in service to the association. Employees recognized included Dayle Lovec who received a 5 year pin, Ryan Tooke a 5 year pin, Jessica Scott a 5 year pin, and Vicky Knapp a 10 year pin. Both John Marks and Jonathan DeFord were elected to the board at...

  • Lucey family chooses Ekalaka

    Updated Sep 28, 2023

    submitted by Lena Lovelace Dahl Memorial Healthcare Physical therapist Brian Lucey received his Doctorate at MCPHS University in Massachusetts in 2017. His wife Abby, also a physical therapist with a doctorate in physical therapy, completed her degree at the same school in 2017. Brian and Abby met during their time in graduate school. Brian is originally from Massachusetts and Abby is from Ohio. After school, Brian and Abby decided to travel around the country doing physical...

  • Senior exercise classes set to begin next week

    Updated Sep 28, 2023

    Senior exercise classes will start on Monday, October 2nd, in the physical therapy room at Dahl Memorial Healthcare. The classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 to 4:50 p.m. Classes are free to the public and will include stretching, strength training, balance, cardio and optional mat work. The exercises are adaptable for either standing or seated participants. Betty Cline will be the instructor. All seniors are encouraged to join the group!...

  • Yvonne Horner

    Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Yvonne Horner, 83, of Ekalaka, passed away on the morning of September 8th, 2023 at Dahl Memorial Healthcare after a valiant fight with cancer. In accordance to her wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Remembrances and condolences can be shared with the family at

  • Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association annual meeting scheduled for September 21st

    submitted by CEO Ryan Tooke Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association will be holding the annual meeting on September 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Physical Therapy room of Dahl Memorial. There is no new business but reports about the state of the organization will be given as well as the election for two open board positions. The current board of trustees is: Jitt Schneider - Chair, Georgia Bruski - Vice Chair, Marilyn Schultz - Secretary, Troy Fruit, Dane Castleberry, Charles Parks,...

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