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Town receives planning grant for flood study

The Montana Department of Commerce recently announced that twenty-nine Montana communities will share more than $900,000 of federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program. These grants will support the planning of...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    February 21, 2020 

Greatest athletes in Carter County history

The January 3rd issue of the Eagle had an article about the Montana Greats Project which was recently published in the Billings Gazette. This article invited Ekalaka people to give their opinions on the greatest athletes from Carter County. I...

 
 By Vicki Fix    Opinion    February 14, 2020

Mayor's Notes

Happy New Year! After realizing that the last two years have flown by, I thought I might reflect on what is happening in your Town Council. In January we welcomed Jim Mackay to the council. He has...

 
 By Gwen Schultz    Local    February 7, 2020

Geological Society Founder Spotlight

Note: This article is the second in a series about the founders of the Carter County Geological Society and museum. The museum will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month...

 

Bennion visits Ekalaka

Jon Bennion, a republican running for Montana Attorney General, stopped in Ekalaka and Alzada last Thursday. Bennion is currently Montana Attorney General Tim Fox's chief deputy and has worked at the...

 

Memories

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 Jimm...

 

Montana State Historic Preservation Office offering preservation grant

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...

 

Unofficial town election results

Unofficial results of the General Municipal Election for the Town of Ekalaka show that Raquel S. Williams, David Loudermilk and Jimmy W. Mackay have been elected to the Town Council. Williams, who ran unopposed for a four-year term, received 134...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    November 8, 2019

A tribute to Donna Sjoblom Smith

I was so sorry to hear about the death of my classmate, Donna Sjoblom Smith. I started grade school in Ekalaka in 1944 in the first grade; we had no kindergarten then. Part of my class was Donna Sjoblom. Donna was cute as could be and was smart,...

 

Leland Gundlach

Funeral Service for Leland Gundlach, 92, or Baker, MT, will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at the American Lutheran Church, Baker, with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating. Burial will follow at...

 

Town of Ekalaka General Election

This year’s General Municipal Election for the Town of Ekalaka will be a mail ballot election. On Wednesday, October 16, the Carter County Clerk and Recorder’s office mailed ballots to all registered active voters who reside within the...

 

Local veterinarian to retire after 42 years

Dr. Greg Tooke is taking down his shingle after forty-two years of serving Carter County and the surrounding area. In 1975 Greg Tooke came back to Ekalaka to set up the first veterinary practice in...

 

Clarice Curry

Funeral Service for Clarice Curry, 90, of Ekalaka, MT, was held September 28, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka, MT. Burial followed in Beaver Lodge Cemetery. Clarice Mary Overn was born...

 

Nielsen enjoys teaching, small town living

First year social studies teacher Brett Nielsen loves history. He's also pretty fond of small town living. Nielsen is a Montana native of sorts. He graduated from Westby High School, about 243 miles...

 

Mayor's Notes

The council has been very busy with several projects this past summer. • The pool was open regularly and swimming lessons went very well. Thank you to Claire Callahan, Max Larson, Emily O'Connell,...

 

New music teacher settles in

If area residents have attended a CCHS football or volleyball game this fall, they have likely already met new K-12 music teacher Nate Louisignau. Even if the pep band wasn't playing or he wasn't perf...

 

Millward hired as new extension agent

Michael Millward officially started work as the new Fallon and Carter County Extension agent on September 3. Millward grew up in the small town of Bicknell in south central Utah. Growing up he was involved in 4-H and showed sheep and cattle at the...

 

Eastern Montana Food and Agriculture Development Center

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) is excited to announce the creation of a regional Food and Agriculture Development Center that will serve 12 counties in eastern Montana, including Carter County. The purpose of the Eastern...

 

CCHS classes reunite

Several Carter County High School classes held reunions over the Days of '85 weekend in Ekalaka. Below are photographs from three of those reunions, including the class of 1977 that held a reunion to...

 
 Events   

Shindig this weekend

The 7th Annual Dino Shindig is set to take place this weekend in Ekalaka. Visitors will be in town from all over the world to hear lectures from leading paleontologists, partake in kids activities,...

 

Ijkalaka descendants meet in Ekalaka

Last Friday, a bus loaded with David and Ijkalaka Russell descendants traveled from Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Ekalaka. The trip was part of the Christenot family reunion. The Christenots are kin...

 

Record rainfall recorded this week

Tuesday was officially the wettest July day the town of Ekalaka has ever had. National Weather Service data, which is recorded at 5 p.m. each day, shows that between 5 p.m. on Monday and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Ekalaka officially received 2.72 inches of...

 

Donna Sjoblom Smith

Donna Sjoblom Smith of Sheridan passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. She is now at home with her Savior and family who passed on before her. Donna was born on...

 

Jacklyn Washington

On the morning of June 15, 2019, Jacklyn "Jackie" Washington passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family. Jackie was born August 31, 1932 in Ekalaka, MT to Glenn "Jack" Talkington and Doris...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    June 21, 2019

My mother's garden

I think that I might have written before about my mother’s garden when we were growing up in Ekalaka. In a recent Eagle, I saw Lois Lambert’s story about their garden and how it was so late getting in so I decided to write something else. I am...

 

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