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New hospital facility project progressing

Over the last few weeks a great deal of visible progress has been made on the new hospital facility. Warmer weather has helped keep construction crews busy, especially with concrete work. Much of the...

 

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...

 

Carter County High School and Ekalaka Junior High honor rolls

A HONOR ROLL (3.5 GPA or higher) Tegan Diede Seth Kennedy Kari Kittelmann Kendall Kittelmann Whitney Kittelmann Wyatt Kittelmann Hannah LaBree Heather LaBree Heidi LaBree Brynn Loehding Tylee...

 

How to support local businesses during mandatory restrictions

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus throughout the United States this month has transformed American lives in ways many might never have imagined possible. Social distancing recommendations and...

 

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...

 

Voice your opinions on Carter County healthcare in new survey

Community members in Carter County may soon be receiving a survey form in their mailbox. This survey will be sent to a random sample of homes and will help Dahl Memorial Healthcare identify health services needed in the community. The information...

 

Local health department releases statement on coronavirus

On Tuesday, Carter County Public Health released the following statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time for social responsibility. We have to understand others in our circle are vulnerable, and we need to protect them....

 

Academic Olympians compete in Miles City

One junior high team and two high school teams traveled to Miles City to compete in the annual Academics Olympics meet recently. Gracie Tooke, Jared Pardee, Turner Tooke, and Sean Wolenetz placed eighth in the oral rounds. Rose Rychner, Mick...

 

Gumbo Gophers show appreciation

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H Club recently presented Hendrickson Construction with a Friend-of-4-H appreciation gift for generously donating to the local club as well as other Carter County 4-H events. The...

 

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...

 

Dahl continues to receive funds for new facility

Through generous donations and awards of various grants, Dahl Memorial has been able to secure funding to cover some of the expenses for updated hospital equipment and construction costs for the new healthcare facility being built in Carter County....

 

Daily record high temperature recorded

Ekalaka residents welcomed balmy weather on Saturday, March 7. Temperatures were warm enough, in fact, to break an all-time record for Ekalaka. The 68 degree high on March 7 turned out to be a record for that day, overtaking a 65 degree high in...

 

Markuson retires

On February 28, a retirement party for Robin Markuson, County Executive Director at the USDA Farm Service Agency, was held at Carter County Events Center. Markuson started with the FSA in 1984 as a...

 

Harkins honored in D.C.

Late last year, Gary "Tyke" Harkins, far right, attended an Honor Flight in Washington D.C. with other veterans from the Bakersfield, California area. Mr. Harkins was an E-6 in the Army during the...

 

FWP honors hunter education instructors

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 honored its dedicated corps of volunteer instructors during its annual Spring Hunter/Bowhunter Education Workshop in Miles City on Feb. 22. About 50 instruc...

 

Museum to build planetarium with grant funding

Carter County Museum (CCM) was recently awarded a $38,000 grant from the Montana Department of Commerce through the Eastern Montana Tourism Initiative Grant Program. The funding will be used to construct a planetarium dome on museum grounds in hopes...

 

CCM needs your help

Carter County Museum is seeking information on the photo shown at left. The ball players are believed to be Carter County residents, but nothing else is known at this time. Any information on the...

 
 By Gwen Schultz    Local    March 6, 2020

Geological Society Founder Spotlight

Note: This article is the third 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 through...

 

Chamber to elect officers at March 12 meeting

Carter County Chamber of Commerce members will elect officers at their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 12. The meeting will take place at the Ekalaka Public Schools board room at 6 p.m. A change in bylaws last year moved the elections to...

 

Local NHS chapter to host fundraiser, March 24

The Carter County High School National Honor Society chapter is hosting a cornhole tournament on Tuesday, March 24 at the school. Check-in time for the fundraiser is 5:15 p.m. The tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets will be posted...

 

Montana Teacher of the Year meets with Daines

On February 24, Senator Steve Daines met with Montana's 2020 Teacher of the Year, Linda Rost. Rost, a fourth generation Baker native, teaches several different science classes at Baker High School....

 

District receives grant to connect elementary and high schools

School officials learned last week that Ekalaka Elementary District #15 was selected for a $750,000 grant. The money, awarded by the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division, is to be granted “for the construction of a...

 

School election nearing

Candidates have until March 26 to file for election to the school board this year. A mail ballot election will take place on Tuesday, May 5. The Unified Board of Trustees for Carter County High School and Ekalaka Elementary has four positions up for...

 

Locals on MCC fall semester honor list

Miles Community College recently announced that two Ekalaka residents have been named to the President’s Honor List for the Fall 2019 semester. Those students are Jesi Pierson and Willow Beach. Students who are taking 12 or more credits and...

 

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