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 By Ryan OConnell    Local    July 13, 2018 

The final bell

The hallway clock in Ekalaka Elementary is trapped at 9:46. Made in Minneapolis, Minnesota by the Miller Program Clock Company, it is self-winding and powered by two 1.5 volt dry cells, each roughly...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    July 13, 2018 

A portrait of an artist as a young, young man

Local artist and entrepreneur Gage Stieg stopped by the Eagle office Tuesday to discuss his recent business venture and his philosophy on drawing cool stuff. Well renowned for his Star Wars drawings,...

 
 Local    July 13, 2018 

30 days until '85

Main Street Ekalaka will host the Days of ‘85 parade on Sunday, August 12 at 11 a.m. The parade committee invites all local business, ranches, organizations, reunions and/or individuals to enter into the parade. Parade entries may use a “Western...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    July 6, 2018

Tornadoes straddle county line

After thirty years of work, everything was gone in 7 minutes, Julie Davis said. A tornado touched down south of Camp Crook Thursday night, destroying one home on Doug and Julie Davis' property. No one...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    July 6, 2018

Electric crews restore power

Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc. crews were out until midnight Thursday, June 28 maintaining lines, rerouting power and repairing storm damage. The crews were back out by 6 a.m. Friday. The majority of power outages occurred at 8:50 p.m....

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    July 6, 2018

Bradys serve final congregate meal

Shannon and Tina Brady served their last meal at the Carter County Senior Citizen Center Friday, on a morning Shannon described as "peaceful." The Bradys have been serving sandwiches, soups, fish,...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    July 6, 2018

New generator for Ekalaka public schools

Ekalaka public schools have received a grant through Montana Disaster and Emergency Services in the amount of $64,631.50 to be used for a new generator. Carter County was not required to match the...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    July 6, 2018

Into the woods on a full stomach

An odd mixture of activities brought adventurers, eaters and adventurous eaters to the Custer Gallatin National Forest Saturday to witness what happens when you mix an atlatl, a dutch oven and...

 

Upcoming USDA Farm Service Agency deadlines for farmers and ranchers

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers, including livestock producers, are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The 2018 Acreage...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 29, 2018

Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride

There's a lot of noise outside a rodeo chute, but it's a TV playing in the other room, muffled and nonsensical unless you've seen this Eastwood flick before. The chute is tight; the rider and horse in...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 29, 2018

If it's too loud, you're too old

During the Thursday, June 21 Reading Rocks summer session, kids entered as readers and left as marchers. Valerie O'Connell read "Little Pig Joins the Band" to the six young musicians. "Little Pig Join...

 

It's what planes crave

The Carter County Airport is pleased to announce that it has a new fuel tank installed and 100LL AVGAS for sale. The airport is offering a discount to pilots who reside in Carter County. Pilots will be issued a Smart Card, which will allow them to...

 

Sports physicals soon

Mark your calendars: Dahl Memorial Clinic will be providing $30 sports physicals on July 19 and 20. Carla Dowdy PA-C will be offering girls sports physicals on Thursday, July 19 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dale Diede PA-C will be offering boys sports...

 

Local rider and horse all-around winners

Justin Lawrence of Alzada, Montana, captured the All-Around Open National Championship at the inaugural National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championship Show held in conjunction with the...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 22, 2018

Plesiosaur patrol

Carter County Museum employees visited a friend last Friday when they dug into a plesiosaur buried in the southern part of the county. Even with GPS coordinates, they had difficulty finding the fossil...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 22, 2018

Dig a hole, fill it up

Mountains towered up on either side... One in the distance was like a church with gable and steeple... - 1865 diary of Lyman G. Bennett, civilian engineering officer Sherry Farwell remembers his...

 

Local students succeed

Alissa Wolenetz, Class of 2014 Carter County High School, has graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature. Wolenetz earned departmental honors, with distinction. Wolenetz will help on her grandmother Judi...

 

No sun, still fun

Dark skies, wind and rain didn't stop Shaun-tey Kerr from being first in Emswiler Pool this year. Saturday's opening weather wasn't optimal, but Shaun-tey said she'd been waiting her whole life for...

 

Chamber seeks fireworks donations

The Carter County Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring an Independence Day celebration on Main Street in Ekalaka on the evening of Wednesday, July 4. At dusk there will be a fireworks display for all to enjoy. The bash on main will include...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 15, 2018

Sunday drive

The traffic-cone orange fire suit has room for two and the helmet makes my head a goldfish in a fishbowl. Five separate straps join in my lap, holding my upper body against the back of the seat while...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 15, 2018

Burgers, beers, bags, bidding: benefit

Main Street was closed off in Ekalaka Saturday night as Carter County flashed its green, corned some holes and danced until closing time, all while raising $8,600 during the Nies benefit. Auctioneer...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 15, 2018

From the grave to the cradle to the clamshell

The Carter County Museum has so many fossils, they would spill out of the museum's back room like a cartoon character's stuffed closet if they were all stored on site. Approximately 80 percent of the...

 

Carter County 4-H All Events Day

Carter County 4-H youth showcased their talents at the 2018 4-H All Events Day held June 4 at the Carter County Event Center. There were 10 4-H youth in the market lamb project this year, and the day...

 

New ways to play

New playground equipment will soon be arriving to Town Park. Joining the current equipment will be a dome covered, 5-foot high turret platform complete with rock climbing wall, slide and rainbow style ladder. Hanging from its green crossbar will be...

 

Hansen, Kreitel reelected

Southeast Electric Cooperative held an annual meeting last Friday at Carter County High School. One hundred and forty-seven members registered and members of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church served 231 people. Attendees ate a free roast beef dinner...

 

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