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  • 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...

  • School desperate for bus drivers

    Updated May 8, 2024

    In an effort to recruit more bus route drivers at Ekalaka Public Schools, the unified board of trustees recently voted to substantially increase driver pay. The previous route pay for Class E drivers (driving school SUVs) was $16.16 per hour. The board recently approved increasing that wage to $20.25 per hour. The previous pay for CDL drivers was $21.72 per hour. That pay was also increased as new driver's with a CDL will start at $27.21 per hour. Currently, the district is...

  • School asks community for feedback on use of facilities

    Updated Apr 25, 2024

    Ekalaka Public Schools recently created a survey asking for input from community members about the use of school facilities, especially the gyms, weight room and Tuggle room. The short, ten question survey can easily be completed online at the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoM1r_Zk84x9VW5DEt7uU9nmVrGUUYXI2b90RDLt4W0EQ6tw/viewform All members of the community are encouraged to complete the survey as soon as possible....

  • Excited for school

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Preschool teacher Ami Nies (right) spent some time with her pupils at Ekalaka Public Schools on April 16th to help them prepare for their upcoming 2024-2025 kindergarten year. The preschoolers are pictured with current kindergartners in the photo above. Kindergarten teacher Marissa Frye (left) is excited for these new students to begin their schooling at Ekalaka Elementary....

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS (APRIL 8, 2024)

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    4-08-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 08, 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 by Vice-Chair Mike Watkins at 9 a.m. There was no public comment. Tracey Walker, Superintendent of Schools/District...

  • Dedicated service

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Longtime Ekalaka Public Schools board trustee Helen King received a plaque for her years of service to the school at the unified board's regular meeting on April 9th. King served on the board as a trustee of high school district one from 2010 until her resignation late last year. King also served several years as the board chair....

  • Getting to know your school board candidates

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Four individuals have filed for two open positions on the Ekalaka Public Schools Unified Board of Trustees. Both openings are three-year terms for candidates from Elementary District No. 15 and High School District No. 3. Those who filed include incumbent Samantha Wright, David Loudermilk, Sarina O'Connor and Tricia Lovec. A list of six questions was sent to each of the candidates on Monday morning with a request to have the answers back to the Eagle by Tuesday afternoon....

  • Kindergarten roundup

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Ekalaka Public Schools is hosting a kindergarten roundup on Tuesday, April 16 for any student expecting to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2024. Please bring your future kindergartener to the main office at 8 a.m. along with the child’s birth certificate and immunization records. The students will spend the full day in the classroom and will be served lunch. Lunch cost is $3, or the student can choose to pack a home lunch. At the end of the day, students can be picked up at 1:20 p.m. at the main doors. Please call 4...

  • Three more file for school board

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    By last Thursday's deadline to file, four individuals had filed for two open three-year terms on the Ekalaka Public Schools Unified Board of Trustees. Both of the positions are for Elementary District No. 15 and High School District No. 3. Those who filed include incumbent Samantha Wright, David Loudermilk, Sarina O'Connor and Tricia Lovec. Rena Tauck, who has been serving by appointment, is the only candidate that filed for the open one-year position for a trustee from...

  • 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....

  • Kapptie signs contract

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    In a split vote, the Ekalaka Elementary District No. 15 and Carter County High School Unified Board of Trustees moved to offer a superintendent/principal contract to candidate James Kapptie at a board meeting last week. The total compensation package offered in the contract was actually less than a contract that had been previously offered to him by the board. This "final offer" to Kapptie also came with a forty-eight hour expiration. Kapptie signed. The start date of the...

  • School District No. 15 and High School District No. 3 mail ballot election nears

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    By press time on Wednesday, only one individual, incumbent Samantha Wright, had filed in the upcoming election for trustee on the Ekalaka Public Schools Unified board. Wright filed for one of two open three-year terms. The other position is currently held by Lynn Williams, who had not filed by Wednesday. Both of the positions are for Elementary District No. 15 and High School District No. 3. Also on the ballot will be election of a trustee from District No. 1 to a one-year...

  • Shakespeare at Ekalaka Public Schools

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    Born from aspirations to bring the timeless tales of William Shakespeare directly to rural and under-served communities, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been enriching the lives of people in Montana for fifty-two seasons. Montana Shakes! was created in 2008 and is the only Shakespearean elementary school theater program designed for rural communities. Sixty tour stops stretch across Montana and Wyoming, reaching over 11,000 students each spring. MSIP only charges s...

  • Georgetta McCamish

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    Jessie "Georgetta" McCamish, 87, passed away on March 13, 2024 at St. Vincent Hospital after a short illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born to George and Jessie (Brewer) Townsend on February 26, 1937 in Ekalaka, MT. She had three siblings, Robert, Loyd and Gary. She attended Ekalaka Public Schools and graduated in 1955. Georgetta married her high school sweetheart, Herbert J. McCamish, on June 22, 1955 at Ekalaka. From this marriage came two daughters, Linda and...

  • School receives grant for library

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    Ekalaka Public Schools recently received a grant in the amount of $898 from the Montana Masonic Foundation for new iPads at the school library. Freemasons Pat Strickland, Doug Bonsell, and Marty Reierson were at the school on Tuesday to present a check to the district. All three are members of Ekalaka Lodge #120; the latter is also a member of the lodge in Forsyth as well as the grand marshal with the grand lodge of Montana. Strickland says that one of the basic precepts of...

  • Public meetings on school election, levies

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    The Ekalaka Public Schools Unified Board of Trustees will soon be hosting public meetings about the upcoming school election and levies for both Carter County High School and Ekalaka Elementary District #15 that will be on the ballot. The first of these meetings will be held Tuesday, March 26th, beginning at 6 p.m. inside the CCHS Tuggle Room. Additional meetings will tentatively take place on April 2nd, both at Hawks Home School and Alzada School. The meeting at the Alzada School is tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m., with...

  • File now for school board

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Two trustees will be elected to the Ekalaka Public Schools Unified Board of Trustees for three-year terms from Elementary School District No. 15 in the upcoming school election. In addition, one trustee will be elected to a one-year term on the board from Carter County High School District No. 1. The one-year term is to fill a current vacancy. Candidates must file a Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy with District Clerk Brittani Brence by March 28th. No candidate may appear on the ballot unless they meet the...

  • Ekalaka Public Schools: A burst of activity in early 2024

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    submitted by Mrs. Carol Spencer Ekalaka Public Schools have been a hive of activity throughout January and February, setting a dynamic tone for the year. The elementary students kicked things off with impressive halftime performances during basketball games, showcasing their basketball skills. Under the guidance of Rachael Fischer and her dedicated team, these young talents also took part in several gymnastic displays, earning widespread applause. The excitement extended...

  • Library corner

    Torey Spring, Interim Library Director|Updated Feb 21, 2024

    It has been a busy couple of months for Ekalaka Public Library. Pat Kalstrom is taking some time off, so I (Torey Spring) am the interim director until she returns. Get well soon, Pat! The library has been making monthly visits to the country schools in our county including Hawks Home, Hammond, and Alzada schools. In January I was able to see 26 kids, in total, who checked out 58 books. Visiting the country schools and delivering books is one of my favorite parts of the job. Loading and unloading the books repeatedly is...

  • Gary Gorder

    Updated Jan 18, 2024

    Celebration of Life for Gary Gorder was held January 16 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker, with Don Buerkle officiating. Burial will be at Bonnievale Cemetery. Gary Gorder, 62, of Baker passed away on January 8, 2024 in Billings, MT. Gary "Moose" Gorder was born June 17, 1961 in Casper, Wyoming. Shortly thereafter the family relocated to Baker where he grew up and attended Baker Public Schools. Gary took on many jobs and developed new skill sets with each. He worked at the...

  • Montana schools receive email threats

    Updated Jan 18, 2024

    Numerous school staff at districts across Montana received email threats Tuesday night. The threats were not believed to be credible. Ekalaka Public Schools announced Wednesday morning that schools in Ekalaka would continue with their regular schedule. “We are aware that school officials across the state received threatening messages. These messages were not specifically targeting Ekalaka Public Schools. We have been in contact with local law enforcement, and we will take measures as a precaution, but we do not believe t...

  • Ekalaka Public Schools board of trustees opening

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    Notice was recently given of the vacancy in School District #1 for the board of trustees of Ekalaka Public Schools, specifically Carter County High School. The board will be appointing a qualified candidate to serve until the May 2024 election. Individuals from District #1 interested in being appointed to the board are asked to submit letters of interest to District Clerk Brittani Brence at their earliest convenience. The board vacancy comes on the heels of the recent...

  • 2024 election information

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    The 2024 election season officially begins with the opening of candidate filing at 8 a.m. on January 11th, 2024. In Carter County, two county positions are up for election. These positions include the County Commissioner District #3, which is currently held by incumbent Mike Watkins, and the office of the County Clerk of Court/Superintendent of Schools, held by incumbent Tracey Walker. Declaration forms and supporting information for the county positions are available at the Carter County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 214 P...

  • EPS celebrates a season of kindness, academic excellence, and community spirit

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    submitted by Mrs. Carol Spencer The past two months at Ekalaka Public Schools have been a whirlwind of activities as students delved deeply into lessons about citizenship and kindness courtesy of the school's counseling program. On December 4th, the students enthusiastically embarked on a food drive collection. In a spirited display of generosity, each class earned points by donating holiday essentials such as cookies, sugar, flour and chocolate chips. Mrs. Guyer's...

  • EKALAKA TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

    Updated Dec 14, 2023

    Town Office, 103 N Main Street November 1st @ 5 p.m. a) Call Meeting to Order @ 5:03 p.m. a. Roll Call Council Present Libby, Melissa, Rex - Not present Andy b. Employees Present c. Appointed Officials Present Kamely & Buck Public: Rich Brown, Courtney Higgins b) Pledge of Allegiance c) Public Comment Courtney Higgins would like to put some more trailers with the potential of buying a property he would like to do what is best for Ekalaka and what would be best to make town more money, Buck said best would be to build a traile...

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