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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...

 
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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...

 

Town deadline for candidate filing, June 17

The deadline for candidate filing for the town of Ekalaka primary election is Monday, June 17. Three council seats are up for election in this year’s 2019 Municipal Town of Ekalaka Election. Open seats include one 4-year term and two 2-year terms....

 
 Events   

Community wide garage sale this weekend

Carter County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Wide Garage Sale and Swap Meet is slated for this Saturday, June 1. Warmer temperatures are in the weekend forecast so it should be a good day for shoppers to go out and find great treasures...

 

Spring cleanup day scheduled for June 1

Take pride in the community and help clean it up. The town is organizing a spring cleanup day for Saturday, June 1. Gather trash, tame the brush and make paths more walkable. Bring a team! Ask friends, co-workers, family members, clubs and athletic...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 24, 2019

Memories

To continue the Mumedy family history, I will move on to Leona as she was well qualified as clerk for the different attorneys in Carter County and went on to Missoula, Montana to work for an attorney and also for the CCCs. She reported that in 1941...

 

Auxiliary plans Memorial Day picnic

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary to Post #7885 in Ekalaka invites visitors, friends, and relatives who will be in town attending the local Memorial Day Service at Beaver Lodge Cemetery on Monday, May 27 to a picnic and social at Carter...

 

Lyla Dean

Lyla Joyce (Stigen) Dean, 89, residing in McConnelsville, OH passed away on April 18, 2019 surrounded by love. Lyla was born in Fairfield, ND on December 20, 1929 to Alf and Edith (Bird) Stigen. She was the second of four children. Her father, Alf...

 

Town election coming

Three council seats are up for election in this year’s town of Ekalaka municipal election. There is one seat open for a four-year term and two seats open for two-year terms. June 17 is the deadline for candidates to file for office. Anyone...

 

Spring thaw causes road closures and area flooding

A March thaw following the third coldest February on record in the area has resulted in excessive runoff again this year. Rivers and creeks were pushed beyond their banks starting last week and...

 

Delores (Peggy) Volin

Delores (Peggy) Volin, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on March 20, 2019. Peggy was delivered by her grandmother at home, on June 15,1931, at Ridgway, MT. She grew up living in the country in...

 
 By Cathy Frye    Local    March 15, 2019

Academic Olympians compete well

Basketball isn't the only game in town in southeast Montana. Local students were also pitting their academic skills against each other at Academic Olympics, which was held March 5 and 6 at Miles...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 15, 2019

Memories

I am going to end my Welch articles with more information on Eldon (Cub) Welch. In Shifting Scenes he reports on his family and some of his military service during World War II. While still living in Ekalaka, Cub married Marilyn, the oldest daughter...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 8, 2019

Memories

In this article, I will continue writing about the Chuck and Maude Welch family with a thought by their daughter Lucile: “I don’t believe my parents ever regretted coming to Montana although I am sure they did endure many hardships. I guess the...

 

Memories

In this article, I will continue on with stories about Charles (Chuck) and Maude Welch. Lucille wrote that her father and mother had many hard times but also many good times and wonderful neighbors; many who gave up their homesteads and returned to...

 
 By Vicki Fix    Opinion    February 15, 2019

Mayor's Notes

One year as mayor, boy did it go fast! Some of the things we accomplished this year were: • Replaced some outdated sewer pipe under the bridge; • Put a new furnace in the Town Shop so that it can...

 

Memories

This article is about another neighbor, Bonnie Peabody, who also lived across the street and up the hill from us. I would like to share some information about Bonnie, but first I need to go back a generation on the Peabody family. Charles and Mary...

 

Girl Scout gives back

Area residents might recognize Ekalaka Elementary third grader Cordelia Cofer because there is a good chance she has sold them delicious Girl Scout cookies, probably more than once. Cordelia is a...

 

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