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Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen of the town of Ekalaka. With summer and nice weather upon us, more kids and families are out walking to the pool, the grocery store, or to a friend’s house. Sadly, on more than one...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 7, 2020 

Water

A big thing as we were growing up in and around Ekalaka was the water supply. People out in the country or on the edges of Ekalaka had wells. You usually could find ground water at 10 or 15 feet but they would go on through that and go to another...

 

Ekalaka defeats Camp Crook with walk-off hit

A team of eleven scrappy softball players from Ekalaka traveled to Camp Crook last Friday to take on eleven of Camp Crook's finest in what was a game for the ages. A few year's back, Crook put in a fi...

 

Changes to the 8th Annual Dino Shindig

Carter County Museum has put a significant amount of energy to adjusting the Shindig this year in light of COVID-19. In addition to practicing social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing, museum...

 

Town, EVFD present arguments

It’s been over two years since the Town of Ekalaka decided to ask the legal system to determine whether it or the Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department Corporation has ownership and control of the town’s fire service and whether the fire department...

 

Legal Tips

Hi Ekalaka! It is definitely been a while since I’ve been able to write an article for you, but I know that today I’m going to be talking about a very important topic. It is come to my attention that there are several scams going around town...

 

Markuson retires from Stockman Bank; Cooley named Market President

With over 33 years of dedicated service to the community and to Stockman Bank, Miles City Market President Stanley Markuson will be retiring on June 30. Markuson, an Ekalaka native and graduate of...

 

Dahl Memorial, town levies approved by voters

Countywide voter turnout for the primary election was much higher than it was in 2018 as seventy-three percent of the county’s 885 registered voters returned mail ballots by 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Precinct 13 (Ekalaka) and Precinct 14 (Rural Ekalaka)...

 

'Ag in Color' drawing contest statewide winners

Earlier this spring, students from across Montana submitted entries to the 2020 Montana 'Ag in Color' design contest. The annual contest is hosted by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. Normally, the...

 

Bicycle safety a concern as children pedal into summer

Since 1956, the month of May has been recognized as National Bike Month and that continues this year as cycling is considered a healthy option to stay active. More people, especially children, have been seen riding around Ekalaka in 2020. One reason...

 

Community cleanup day scheduled for June 6

Take pride in the community and help clean it up. The town is organizing a spring cleanup day for Saturday, June 6. Gather trash, tame the brush and make paths more walkable. Bring a team! Ask friends, co-workers, family members, clubs and athletic...

 

A memorable graduation

Concerns early last week about the potential of rain during the CCHS Class of 2020 outdoor graduation ceremony were forgotten by Saturday afternoon. The weather turned out to be nearly perfect for...

 

Primary ballots to be mailed May 8th

Carter County Election Administrator Pam Castleberry said this week that ballots for Montana's primary election will be mailed to Carter County voters on Friday, May 8. Locally, there are only two...

 

Leroy "Whitey" Jardee

Funeral services for Leroy "Whitey" Jardee, 73, of Ekalaka will be 2 p.m., Friday May 1, 2020 at Stevenson Funeral Home of Ekalaka. Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines will be in practice....

 

COVID-19 community impact

Local health officials directed the closure of Ekalaka businesses last week as another aggressive step to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The move came prior to a state mandate from Gov. Steve...

 

COVID-19 threat has local impacts

As the coronavirus spreads throughout the world and country, the threat of the virus has made significant local impacts. Last Thursday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency....

 

Public hearing on town water system

The Town of Ekalaka will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m. for the purpose of obtaining comments regarding the Preliminary Engineering Report that was prepared for the water system. At the public hearing recommended improvements... Full story

 

Ekalaka one of 5 new Montana Main Street communities

Last week, the Montana Department of Commerce announced that five Montana communities were recently accepted to become affiliate members of the Montana Main Street Program. According to the department, the program helps Montana communities...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 13, 2020

Memories

Joe and Marj Schallenberger Joe continues his Shifting Scenes article with the statement: “in 1933 Mother passed away and with Floyd and Mildred married and Clyde working outside, he, his dad, and Etola stayed on the ranch.” Hard, tough years:...

 

Music education in Ekalaka in the 1940s and 50s

During the dry Depression years, my parents, Lee and Mildred Coons Lavell, traveled all over Montana, Idaho and Washington looking for work for my dad. The only thing predictable about our lives was another brown-eyed-baby born every two years....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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