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  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Dec 7, 2023

    2-06-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, November 06, 2023, 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. Commissioner Watkins made the motion to request that Amanda Williams the Fallon / Carter Extension Agent work in the Carter County...

  • EPS activities: A month of engagement and learning

    Carol Spencer, Ekalaka Public Schools|Updated Nov 21, 2023

    Ekalaka Public School has experienced a whirlwind of activities this November. The month kicked off with an exciting "Monster Mashup Math Night" on November 9, where kindergarten through sixth grade students immersed themselves in a world of numbers and shapes. The event offered a plethora of activities, including the construction of 3-D shapes, engaging in mathematical ladder challenges, and playing games that combined fun with addition and strategy. The highlight of the...

  • Ekalaka Public Schools Superintendent resigns

    Updated Nov 21, 2023

    On the heels of former Ekalaka Public Schools Principal Brian Purnell's recent resignation, Superintendent Charles Cook formally announced his resignation at the unified board's regular meeting on Tuesday night. Cook will be staying with the school through the end of the fall semester, he said. His last day in office will be on December 21st. Cook also spoke briefly, after announcing his own resignation, about what he said were untrue rumors surrounding the recent resignation...

  • EKALAKA TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

    Updated Nov 9, 2023

    Town Office, 103 N Main Street October 4th, 5 p.m. a) Call Meeting to Order a. Roll Call Council: Libby Barth, Melissa Lovec, Rex McCord Absent: Mayor Buck Kratzer and Council Member Andy Wright b. Employees Present: none c. Appointed Officials Present: Kamely Harkins b) Pledge of Allegiance c) Public Comment: None d) Minutes from last meeting(s): read, correct September 6th Minutes. Melissa moved to approve minutes from September 6th, Rex seconded, no comments, all ayes motion carried. e) Claims Approval Melissa moved to...

  • Ekalaka Public Schools Principal resigns

    Updated Nov 9, 2023

    Ekalaka Public Schools Principal Brian Purnell recently resigned from his position. Purnell’s last day in office was Thursday, November 2nd. The school-owned housing that Purnell lived in with his family is already vacant and the K-12 principal position was posted on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website by Tuesday morning. In the interim, Ekalaka Public Schools Superintendent Charles Cook will either fulfill or delegate principal duties. Purnell had served as principal at Ekalaka Public Schools for only a short t...

  • Voters say no to additional school housing

    Updated Nov 9, 2023

    The majority of local voters said no to a pair of school bonds totaling $1.5 million in Tuesday’s mail ballot election. Ekalaka Public Schools would have used the money to design, construct and equip staff housing on property the school already owns. The Carter County High School district bond election for $750,000 failed with 370 votes against and only 119 for. The Elementary School District #15 bond election failed with 287 votes against and 94 votes in favor. Original plans when preparing for the bond election included b...

  • Superintendent's Corner

    Charles Cook, Superintendent|Updated Oct 25, 2023

    The core purpose of Ekalaka Public Schools is to develop the full potential of each student so they possess the knowledge and skills to thrive in a competitive world. Our core values are communication, leadership, respect, pride, passion, a safe and positive environment, excellence, accountability and achievement. We are excited to build on these values as we develop an effective staff of highly qualified individuals. Being able to offer staff housing allows us to be competiti...

  • EKALAKA TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

    Updated Oct 12, 2023

    Special Meeting Town Office: Thursday, July 20, 2023 @1:00pm A. Call Meeting to Order @5:03pm a. Roll Call Council: Libby Barth, Andy Wright, Rex McCord b. Employees Present c. Appointed Officials Present: Buck Kratzer, Kamely Harkins B. Pledge of Allegiance C. Public Comment D. Unfinished Business a. 5-pm Larson property management i. Shay has submitted a bid for $3,000 to remove homes and take to old city dump to burn. Buck will assist. ii. Libby moved to accept Shay Beyer’s bid of $3,000 for this removal project, Andy s...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Oct 12, 2023

    9-11-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on September 11, 2023, 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 9:00 AM by Chairman Rod Tauck. There was no public comment Bid opening for Kerr Pit and Loken Pit gravel crushing. Guest include Road and Bridge Supervisor Carl Knapp and Rick Fike...

  • Superintendent's Corner

    Charles Cook, Superintendent|Updated Oct 12, 2023

    Ekalaka Public Schools Board of Trustees has moved to run a bond election for staff housing. As part of the strategic plan made by the board, staff and community over the last year, one main goal is to offer staff housing for recruitment and retention of staff members of the district. Nearby towns such as Baker, Plevna and Broadus offer housing to their staffs therefore the district feels this is essential to draw employees to our community. The bond election will run in both...

  • School proposes more housing

    Updated Oct 5, 2023

    Two separate bond elections, each for $750,000, were the topic of discussion at a community meeting on Tuesday night inside the CCHS Tuggle Room. Around fifteen individuals were present at the meeting, including five members of the Ekalaka Elementary #15 and Carter County High School Unified Board of Trustees. One bond election is for registered voters of School Dist. 15. That election will be held by mail ballot on November 7 for the purpose of voting on the question of...

  • Bond meeting at CCHS, October 3rd

    Please join Ekalaka Public Schools for a community meeting on October 3, 5:30 p.m. at Carter County High School in the Tuggle Room. The meeting is to discuss the upcoming bond election proposing staff housing. Although this event is not designed to be a meeting of the Trustees, notice is given that there may be a quorum of the board present. No board action shall be taken....

  • AAU wrestling sign ups

    Updated Sep 20, 2023

    A local AAU wrestling club is looking to start up in Ekalaka. To find out more information or sign a child up, parents should stop at Ekalaka Public Schools’ main office....

  • Child find developmental screening, October 5th

    Ekalaka Public Schools is hosting a Child find developmental screening on Thursday, October 5th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the grade school gym. This free developmental screening is designed for children ages 0 to 5. Children aged 3 to 5 years will be screened in the following areas: Concepts/Thinking, Motor Skills, Speech/Language Development, and Hearing. Children under 3 years will be screened by DEAP (Developmental Educational Assistance Program) staff. Call Misty at 406-630-1823 to schedule an appoint...

  • School board votes to reject recommendation

    Updated Sep 14, 2023

    A special Ekalaka Public Schools Unified Board of Trustees meeting was held on Monday night. The meeting took place inside the CCHS Tuggle Room in order to accommodate seating for the large number of guests in attendance. The meeting consisted of a teacher termination hearing concerning the superintendent's recommendation to terminate the employment of tenured Ag teacher Seth Whitney. Whitney has been teaching at CCHS since 2012. Superintendent Charles Cook recommended that...

  • Montana's First Lady visits Ekalaka Public Library

    Updated Sep 14, 2023

    Courtesy of Southeast Electric Cooperative As children are heading back to school, Montana's first lady, Susan Gianforte, has announced the statewide launch of the Imagination Library of Montana in partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The partnership will assist programs already in place while also expanding programs statewide to every zip code in Montana. Through the partnership, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will provide a free book each month to any...

  • Daycare spots available at school

    Updated Sep 7, 2023

    Ekalaka Public Schools Daycare has limited childcare spots available for the community. To apply for a full-time, part-time or drop care spot, please stop in the main office at the school Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an application. They are also available on the school’s website. Applications are due no later than September 22. For questions, please call 406-630-1521....

  • Superintendent's Corner

    Charles Cook, Superintendent|Updated Aug 31, 2023

    We are up and running for the 2023-2024 school year. We have five new teachers at Ekalaka Public Schools: 3rd Grade – Jersi Jimison; 5th Grade –Whitney Kittelmann; 6th Grade – Florie Fernandez; High School Business – Brandy Hansen; High School History – Zerasbeth Napoles. They have jumped on board with enthusiasm and are a positive addition to our staff. OPEN HOUSE/TITLE ONE PARENT MEETING: We will be having an Open House/Title I Parent Meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2023,...

  • Back to school

    Updated Aug 24, 2023

    Students attending Ekalaka Public Schools headed back to their respective classrooms last Thursday for the 2023-2024 school year. Total enrollment this year, as of July 25th, is 130 students. There are 71 children in grades K-6, 21 in grades 7-8, and 38 in grades 9-12. Volleyball teams are set to start their seasons on Thursday in Terry. Junior high and high school football are both scheduled to play the longtime rival Longhorns in Wibaux on Saturday....

  • Superintendent's Corner

    Charles Cook, Superintendent|Updated Aug 10, 2023

    It is that time of year again when summer vacation has ended and your children will be coming back to school. Teachers will come back for two days of professional development on Tuesday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, with students reporting back for their first day of school on Thursday, August 17, 2023. We are looking forward to the 2023–2024 school year. We are committed to ensuring that there is effective teaching and successful learning taking place at E...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Aug 3, 2023

    7-17-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met on Monday July 17, 2023, 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. Lee LaBree, Larry Pelster and Ralph Brownfield called into the meeting for public comment on the longevity policy. Commissioner Castleberry made the motion to sign and return the Secure...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Jul 20, 2023

    6-30-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met on Friday June 30, 2023, 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. Tricia Lovec, Senior Coordinator and Judy Wright, Clerk and Recorder joined the meeting. Tricia reported the meals on wheels driver will be on medical leave. Tricia will look into having one of the senior transport drivers deliver me...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Jul 6, 2023

    6-12-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met on Monday June 12, 2023, 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. Clerk and Recorder Judy Wright stepped into the meeting with Budget Documents. Commissioner Tauck was present last Friday for the new hospital generator walk through with Don Hotter of Don’s Electric. Tracey Walker Superintendent o...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    6-05-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met on Wednesday, May 31 2023, 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. There was no public comment. Commissioner Watkins made the motion to approve the proceedings for May 22, 2023. Commissioner Castleberry seconded the motion. There was no public comment and the motion carried. Amanda Williams...

  • Junior scientist summer program at CCM

    Updated May 31, 2023

    The staff of Carter County Museum are very excited to welcome Barb Elmore as the Museum Educator for the 2023 summer season! Beginning on Monday, June 5th, Elmore will be teaching the Carter County Geological Society Junior Science Program at the museum, helping with camp programs, and running the kids’ activities during the 11th Annual Dino Shindig July 22-23. She will also host Dark Sky events at Medicine Rocks State Park on June 21 and August 16, both beginning at 8:30 p.m. Elmore came to the Ekalaka area around 30 y...

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