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  • Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride set for Sunday

    This Sunday, June 23rd, the Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride and Futurity is taking place. The futurity will kick off the day’s events, beginning at noon. A calcutta for the bronc ride will take place at 2 p.m. and riding will follow. Also taking place on Sunday at Ekalaka Track and Arena are stray gathering and ranch bronc riding competitions. The weekend will conclude with a goat roping competition on the Main Street triangle immediately following the bronc ride. Proceeds from the goat roping will benefit the E...

  • Volleyball camp in Ekalaka June 24 & 25

    Summit Volleyball Camp will be held at Carter County High School, Monday June 24 and Tuesday, June 25. This camp is open to all students who will be in third through eighth grade this fall. Sixth through eighth grade camp runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days. Price for 6th - 8th graders is $40. Third through fifth grade camp will go from noon until 2 p.m. and will cost $20. Both camps will feature a variety of drills and games to improve players' setting, passing, blocking,...

  • Golf and trap shoot in Baker to benefit local

    The 7th Annual Shots and Strokes, a memorial competition for late Baker resident Pat Harrison that pairs a golfer with a trap shooter, is set to take place this Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22nd in Baker. The Sons of the American Legion in Baker help host the event each year. This year, the group made the decision to donate the proceeds to Mark Wright of Ekalaka, and Dale and Sharon Buerkle of Plevna, to help relieve costs for battling cancer. A calcutta for the competition will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday. Golfers...

  • Museum to host Montana conversation 'Finding Montana' with Ednor Therriault

    The Carter County Museum hosts Montana Conversation "Finding Montana" with Ednor Therriault on Friday, June 21. The program is at the Carter County Museum at 5:30 p.m.. The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for Montana Conversations is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana's Cultural Trust, and private donations. We are funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in...

  • Town cleanup day this Saturday

    Take pride in the community and help clean it up. The town has organized a cleanup day for this Saturday, June 1st. Gather trash, tame the brush and make paths more walkable. Bring a team! Ask friends, co-workers, family members, clubs and athletic teams to help. Transfer site fees will be reduced throughout the day. Up to four tires can be taken for free (not including implement tires) and they cost only half price up to 6. Furniture and mattresses (1) can be taken to the dump for free and the first load of construction...

  • Southeast Electric Annual meeting nears

    submitted by SEEC Members of Southeast Electric Cooperative are encouraged to attend the 2024 Southeast Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, in the Southeast Electric Truck Shop. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Burgers & Brats will be served at 5 p.m. The business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Dean Jardee will entertain during the meal and share his talents during the meeting. Manager Tye Williams will update members on cooperati...

  • Dahl's annual health fair nears

    Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association's Annual Health Fair Blood Draw is scheduled for June 4th and June 5th from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. this year. The two-day event will take place at the healthcare facility in cooperation with Carter County Public Health and will include other vendors on location. Tests offered this year include a standard panel, PSA test, vitamin D test, and hemoglobin A1C test. Payment for each will be due at the time of service. Coffee and snacks will also...

  • Shelterbelt program

    The Carter County Extension Office and the Carter County Conservation District will be hosting a shelterbelt clinic on May 31st. The program will be starting at 10 a.m. at the Carter County Event Center. MSU Extension Specialist, Peter Kolb, will be coming down to run this clinic. It will start indoors with a seminar on proper tree care and how to prune trees. Lunch will be provided. Then attendees will travel to Harmon Creek Ranch to discuss shelter belts and some watering...

  • Free performance of Montana Shakespeare in The Parks coming to Ekalaka

    Join Montana Shakespeare in the Parks for a free performance of William Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale." Pack a picnic, grab your friends, and enjoy this world class performance! Montana Shakes will be at the old nursing home lawn with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27th. The play is sponsored by Sagebrush Service Club. The club is still accepting donations from local businesses and community members which can be sent to: Valerie O'Connell, P.O. Box 151,...

  • Mid-Rivers annual meeting to be held May 29th in Baker

    The Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Annual Meeting and Customer Appreciation Event will be held on May 29, 2024, at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Baker, Montana. Member registration will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by the Business Meeting at 11:00 AM and a free customer appreciation lunch at 12:00 PM. Members in attendance will receive an attendance gift. Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the meeting. Mid-Rivers will also hold a drawing for fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships, awarded to...

  • Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. on May 27th

    Memorial Day services will take place on Monday, May 27th at Beaver Lodge Cemetery in Ekalaka. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Veterans performing the services should arrive at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day is an American federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while on active duty. First enacted to honor union and confederate soldiers following the Civil War, it was extended after World...

  • Board leadership training, June 5th in Ekalaka

    In conjunction with Montana State University Extension, Carter County Commissioners are sponsoring a board leadership training for all members of local boards. The training, slated for June 5th, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at Carter County Event Center. Topics at the training include principles of good governance, roles and responsibilities of board members/trustees, open meeting laws, citizens right to participate laws, closing a meeting, board member liability, effective meetings, agendas and managing public comment,...

  • Montana Range Days nearing

    The 48th annual Montana Range Days returns to Miles City June 24-26th, 2024. At Montana Range Days, youth and adults of all ages gather for three days to celebrate and learn more about rangelands, including plant identification, soils, ecology, rangeland inventory, and management tools and techniques. Tours of local operations showcase natural resource management, including the Knowlton fire/fuels projects and a tour of the ARS Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Fort Keogh. Contests allow participants to test their...

  • Museum to host Montana conversation 'Jeannette Rankin: America's Conscience'

    Join Carter County Museum on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. for the monthly Carter County Geological Society Meeting for a special presentation of "Jeannette Rankin: America's Conscience" with Mary Jane Bradbury. The program is at 306 North Main Street in Ekalaka. The presentation, which is part of Carter County Geological Society's lecture series, is free and open to the public. This program is also part of Montana Conversations and is provided by Humanities Montana through...

  • Extension gardening program in Ekalaka

    submitted by Amanda Williams, Carter County Extension Agent The Carter County Extension Office and the Carter County Conservation District will be hosting a gardening program on April 29th at the Event Center. The program will run from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Topics covered will include garden soil basics, planting basics, season extensions/modified planting, rain barrels and water quality, growing and harvesting tips and tricks, and a demonstration on tree planting and fabric laying from the Conservation District. Please come...

  • Grand march next Sat.

    The junior class will host Carter County High School Prom next Saturday, April 20th. The public is invited to attend grand march at 8 p.m. inside the gymnasium. Royalty will be crowned immediately following grand march. Prom will then continue for high school students and their guests until midnight....

  • Museum to host 'Albert Fost's Fossil Finds' with Dr. Nate Carroll on April 4

    submitted by Carter County Museum Staff Join Carter County Museum on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. for the monthly Carter County Geological Society Meeting for a special presentation of Albert Fost's Fossil Finds with museum curator Dr. Nate Carroll. Albert Fost homesteaded near Willard, MT in 1909 and by 1916 had started an apple orchard as part of a windbreak for the homestead. Many of his trees came from stock out of his father's orchard in Swift County, Minnesota. Albert wa...

  • Spring event at Bible Church, March 23rd

    Celebrate spring with some serious silliness at the Ekalaka Bible Church on Saturday, March 23rd, from 3 to 5 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to welcome spring and celebrate Easter. The event will include games, songs, a story, crafts and snacks. Kids will have fun, learn lots and build friendships. The church hopes that this will be an enjoyable event for kids from the Ekalaka community and beyond. For more information or to let us know you’re coming, please call Virginia Rychner at (406) 7...

  • Museum to host 'Saints & Sinners: Women Breaking Tradition' with Lauren Hunley on March 7

    submitted by Carter County Museum Join us at the Carter County Museum on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. for our monthly Carter County Geological Society Meeting for a special presentation of Saints & Sinners by guest speaker Lauren Hunley. Meet a collection of colorful characters from our region. Some of these women worked within societal expectations; some intentionally pushed against these restraints. But all of these women lived life on their own terms, paving the way for...

  • Benefit for Burch next weekend

    Local veteran Rich Burch lost his home located on Senator St. in Ekalaka to fire on February 21st. The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. Burch was not home at the time of the fire. Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department was on scene. The home is still standing, but due to extensive damage it is not yet known whether or not the structure can/will be saved. Family, friends and community are coming together to host a benefit for Burch. A soup dinner with cinnamon rolls and bars will be served, beginning at...

  • Rodents, clingers, and stingers

    Amanda Williams, MSU Extension Agent, Fallon Carter Counties

    Join the Fallon/Carter Extension office and the Carter County Weed District on February 21st from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for this fun, educational program. Topics covered will include mice and the control of them, houndstongue and other common rangeland weeds and control methods, and finally pollinators. Speakers for the event will be Stephan Vantassel, the MDA vertebrate pest specialist, Jarrod Hossfeld with Envu Range Management, and Amanda Williams, Fallon/Carter Extension Agent. This event will be at the Event Center in...

  • Benefit for area family at Jan. 26th CCHS basketball games

    On January 26th, area basketball fans will have an opportunity to cheer on the Bulldogs and enjoy a soup and sandwich free will supper benefiting Zander Oliver. Zander is the son of McKinzi and Derek Oliver of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, grandson of Tim and Terri Mcinerney and great-grandson of Doran and Sharon Higgins. He and his sister, Keenan, were involved in a car accident last October. Zander suffered serious head injuries requiring a long stay in Fargo at Sanfords Children Hospital, a couple brain surgeries and...

  • Snowy River CO2 Sequestration Project public meeting, Jan. 17

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    A public meeting for Carter County citizens regarding the Snowy River CO2 Project is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 17th at Carter County Events Center in Ekalaka. The Bureau of Land Management announced a proposal to permanently store carbon dioxide in underground rock formations on public land in Carter County last year. The Denbury Carbon Solutions, LLC project would store carbon dioxide in more than 100,000 acres of subsurface pore space. The proposed area...

  • CCM to host Montana Conversation 'Hazel Hunkins of Montana: Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights' with Kevin Kooistra

    The Carter County Museum will host Montana Conversation "Hazel Hunkins of Montana: Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights" with Kevin Kooistra on December 6, 2023. The program is at the museum, 306 N Main Street, beginning at 7 p.m.. The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for Montana Conversations is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities United We Stand Initiative, Montana's Cultural Trust, and private...

  • Annual bazaar nears

    Sagebrush Service Club’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is quickly approaching. The event will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carter County High School gym. This year lunch, pie and coffee will be available. Free babysitting will also be offered throughout the day for preschool age children, and door prizes will be drawn every 30 minutes. Interested vendors can still rent spaces at the bazaar from the club. To rent a space, contact Anne Fix on messenger, email annefix1078@gmail.com or call 4...

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