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Construction begins on connecting wing between schools

In February of last year, Ekalaka Elementary District #15 was selected for a $750,000 grant. The money, awarded by the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division, was granted "for...

 

Carter County Public Health schedule

Trish Loughlin, Carter County Public Health Nurse will be in the Carter County Public Health Office on Friday, April 16, Tuesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 29, 2021. Folks interested in scheduling an appointment may do so by calling the Public...

 

Town of Ekalaka election dates

Candidate filing for the Town of Ekalaka Municipal Election opens April 22 and closes June 21. Interested individuals may file a Declaration for Nomination for one of the open positions at the Carter County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 214 Park...

 

School elections take shape

Ballots will be mailed Thursday for school elections throughout Carter County. On the high school ballot that will be mailed to voters throughout the county is a building reserve fund levy proposition in the amount of $150,000 per year for three...

 

Fire on Highway 212

The hulking skeleton of a semi lies along Highway 212 near the pumping station between Hammond and Alzada, in the picture above that was taken April 2. Reports indicate a blown tire started the fire,...

 

New hospital nearing completion

The first sod was turned for construction of the new healthcare facility in Ekalaka back in September of 2019. The project is now nearing the finish line, with substantial completion expected by...

 

Carter County entering Stage 1 fire restrictions

The Board of Carter County Commissioners in regular session and in consultation with Sheriff Neil Kittelmann recently determined to enter into stage 1 fire restrictions, effective at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, April 9. Stage 1 fire restrictions help land...

 

Museum receives MHF grant for heritage orchard

submitted by CCM The Carter County Geological Society has received a grant of $6,740 from the Montana History Foundation to establish the Carter County Heritage Orchard at the Carter County Museum...

 

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...

 

After prom committee seeking donations

The CCHS After Prom committee is currently preparing to put on this year’s party upon conclusion of prom at midnight on April 17. Anyone who is interested in donating items to the after prom party, or who would like to volunteer as a chaperone for...

 

Rost inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Linda Rost of Willard was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Rost was initiated at Texas Tech University. Rost is among approximately 30,000...

 

Cyber security company has local roots

Rick Wallace, a private Cyber Security Expert, provides cyber intelligence and security services worldwide. Wallace is originally from Idaho and married Amy Speelmon in 1994. He is known for his...

 

New grocery store coming to Ekalaka

Buck and Toni Kratzer have long discussed owning and operating a grocery store in Ekalaka. The couple moved to Ekalaka from Eureka in 2012. Together with their three young daughters Kira (9), Daisey...

 

School district elections set for May 4

Regular voter registration for the Carter County High School, School District #1, #15 and #56 Elections to be held on May 4, 2021, will close at 5 p.m. on April 5. Persons who wish to register and who...

 
 By Alissa Miller    Local    March 19, 2021

Local ranchers diversify with meat processing shop

Farming and ranching have long been a part of Montana's past and its number one industry. With prices of livestock and crops ever changing, the next generation of ranchers have had to diversify their...

 
 By Tanner Wright    Local    March 19, 2021

FFA news

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H club held their fourth meeting on March 13, at McInerney’s. Members present were Selah and Suri Johnston, Natalie and Alivia Foxley, Elizabeth and Grace Hall, Keenan McInerney, Zander Oliver, Tylinn Thomas and Tanner Wright....

 

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...

 

Carter County Public Health schedule

On March 8th, Montana will be moving to Phase 1B for COVID vaccinations. This phase will include vaccinations for persons 60 years and older, and those with certain medical conditions not included in the original 1B plan. The public health...

 

Chamber to meet Thursday

Carter County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m. inside Southeast Electric Cooperative. The meeting will also be virtual. An update on progress for the chamber’s new website will be given, as will an update on the...

 

No health fair at Dahl in 2021, but lab checks still available

Dahl Memorial Healthcare will not be holding an annual health fair this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there won’t be a health fair, Dahl will still be offering the service of screening labs at a lower cost to local community members....

 

The importance of reading

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2nd, 1904. Widely known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, the writer is recognized for his popular children's books. Dr. Seuss died in 1991. On March 2nd, 1998 the...

 

Public health department sets up shop in courthouse

Patricia “Trish” Loughlin is actively setting up the Carter County Public Health office in the basement of the courthouse since being hired by the county as the public health nurse at the end of January. Loughlin, who resides in Belle Fourche,...

 
 By Marvin Quinlan    Local    March 5, 2021

What's in a name?

Carterville or Cartersville (depending on which state highway sign one sees) is an unincorporated community in Rosebud County, Montana, north of the Yellowstone River. A U.S. Post Office was establish...

 

Food hubs and CSAs can fill food supply gaps

Southeast Montana is blessed with talented gardeners and producers, and garden season is right around the corner. When planning for vegetable or flower garden season this year, think about how value can be added by joining or creating a food hub or...

 

New hospital, new name

Last week, county commissioners unanimously voted to change the name of the new healthcare facility currently under construction in Ekalaka. The new facility will be named "Carter County Healthcare...

 

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