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 By Erwin Curry    Voices    April 9, 2021 

The Corner

This is the end of my project. I rounded off the twenty eight students up two more. There were others I went to school with in those eight years in Ekalaka. A boy with the last name Black who was the doctor’s son for example. But my memory of...

 

Make your mark at Veteran's Park

Perso Park, the 2,250 square foot lot owned by the Town that is located at the corner of Speelmon Street East and Main Street in Ekalaka, will soon undergo an exciting change with the addition of...

 
 Events   

Community wide garage sale, June 5

After falling victim to coronavirus last year, Carter County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Wide Garage Sale is back on for 2021. The event will take place on the first Saturday in June, which will be June 5th. The event will be discussed...

 

Is Ekalaka on the map?

submitted by EPEDC Ekalaka is a welcoming community that is the gateway into Montana. What attractions does Ekalaka have to lure visitors to its rural community? In Ekalaka Montana lies a unique Dinosaur Museum, the Carter County Museum (CCM). This...

 

Stop here

After hearing from several concerned residents, the Ekalaka Town Council discussed replacing the long-time yield sign at the north end of Main Street with a stop sign during their regular January...

 
 By Pamela Ash    Local    February 26, 2021

Former Willard resident celebrates her 101st birthday

Frankie Seaman Reid celebrated her 101st birthday at her daughter Janet Morgan's home in Arizona City, AZ on Feb. 2. Reid lived in Rosebud for 67 years, moving with her daughter shortly before her...

 

Mayor's notes

Dear Town of Ekalaka & Residents of Carter County, I was sitting here pondering what to say as we begin 2021. The first word that came to my mind about our community is resilient. I have lived in Ekalaka for over 50 years, and it always touches me...

 

Beverly Earlene Heckman (Gundlach)

Beverly was born in Ekalaka on August 23, 1931. She was the 8th child of 14 children to George and Frances (Garcia) Gundlach. Her early years were spent near Opechee Park and later her family moved...

 

Montana needs an Indigenous People's Day

“Destiny is the scape-goat which we make responsible for all our crimes and follies; a necessity which we set down invincible when we have no wish to strive against it.” Alexander Belfour (1767-1829), Scottish novelist. In 1296 English invaded...

 

Lois Lambert

Lois Lambert, age 69, of Ekalaka, died October 27, 2020, at Dahl Memorial Nursing Home after a long and courageous battle with a variety of chronic illnesses with her husband and daughter at her...

 
 By Eva Grimes    Local    September 18, 2020

Chamber has successful summer, makes plans for fall

As the days continue to get shorter and cooler, Carter County Chamber of Commerce members have reflected on a wonderful summer and are currently looking forward to the months ahead. The Annual Community Wide Garage Sale that takes place in June of...

 

Two of the new teachers at Ekalaka Public Schools

Mr. Daniel Conley is no stranger to small towns, or Montana, even though the new Carter County High School English teacher was born in New York City. Conley is now in his second year teaching and...

 
 By Pat Kalstrom    Local    August 28, 2020

Library Corner

Following is just a few of the new books Ekalaka Public Library has recently received. “American Princess” by Stephanie Thornton: Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the...

 

A potential field

Local baseball and softball supporters have been trying to get a new ball field in Ekalaka since the county elected to fence off the old field that sat between the fairgrounds and high school...

 
 Events   

Reimagining Rural gatherings in Ekalaka

The Reimagining Rural Initiative is a partnership between MSU Extension, Montana Community Foundation and the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development. A Reimagining Rural Virtual Community Gathering was scheduled earlier this year but...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 14, 2020

Businesses in Ekalaka

Several years ago, Ernest Tooke wrote a story about all the business, present time or not, that had been in Ekalaka. It was fairly complete, but I am going to tell you about one business that he didn't mention and tell you about one that I know...

 

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...

 

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