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 By Jordan Bartel    Local    April 19, 2019 

Kortum's dream career in infectious disease becomes reality

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine student Amanda Kortum is the recipient of a government fellowship that launches her dream career path fighting the world's most devastating infectious diseases....

 

Deadline to file exempt water right claims is June 30

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) recently reminded water right owners that the deadline for filing a claim on their exempt water rights is June 30, 2019. The 2017 Montana Legislature created the...

 

Strangford to compete at state music festival

Carter County Band and Choir, under the direction of Mr. Andrew Del Raso and accompanied by Mrs. Cathy Frye, competed at district music festival in Miles City last Friday. Both did well, with choir...

 

Celebrating Volunteers

April 15 through April 21 is National Volunteer Week. Volunteers within the local community play a big role by performing services, serving on boards and committees, and even acting as leaders in local youth organizations such as 4-H. Since 1923,...

 

Combat Raider 19-2 scheduled for May 14-16

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Combat Raider, a military exercise involving various aircraft, is scheduled to begin May 14 in parts of the Powder River Training Complex and Temporary Rushmore Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace, and will...

 

On the hunt

The CCHS FCCLA program held their annual Easter Egg Hunt last Sunday at Cayden's Park in Ekalaka. Youngsters had a chance to get there picture taken with the Easter Bunny before searching for...

 

National qualifiers

On March 22 the Carter Country FCCLA Chapter competed in different STAR Event projects against other FCCLA members across the state on the MSU Campus in Bozeman. Whitney Kittelmann, Kari Kittelmann,...

 

Montana History Foundation announces statewide grants

Since 2012, the Montana History Foundation (MHF) has awarded annual grants to projects and organizations that work to preserve and protect the historic legacy of Montana. This year, the foundation...

 

Hometown heroes receive sweet treats

Local girl scout Cordelia Cofer had a tough decision to make following this year's cookie sales. The girl scout had the task of deciding which hometown heroes her donated cookies should go to. One...

 

Town election coming

Three council seats are up for election in this year’s town of Ekalaka municipal election. There is one seat open for a four-year term and two seats open for two-year terms. June 17 is the deadline for candidates to file for office. Anyone...

 

Scholarships available to CCHS seniors, alumni

Local scholarships are now available through the school counselor’s office at Carter County High School. The staff, students and alumni of Carter County High School thank the many individuals and organizations who contribute to the numerous...

 

Library plans classes

Attorney Jennifer Williams has volunteered her time to present three talks, that are free and open to the public, at Ekalaka Public Library on legal issues. Each of these talks will start with roughly a half hour of Williams presenting through a came...

 
 By Sharon Higgins    Local    April 12, 2019

Stories involving past flooding of Box Elder

Editor's note: Flooding of area creeks and rivers in late March prompted local Sharon Higgins to send two stories about high waters on Box Elder Creek from the past. The stories are family accounts...

 

StarLab

Carter County Museum Director Sabre Moore had a busy week bringing a portable planetarium, StarLab, to Ekalaka students. On Tuesday, Moore set the StarLab up for CCHS students. High school math,...

 

Montana USDA Farm Service Agency upcoming deadlines

March 16 to May 14: 2019 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Spring Managed Grazing Period (prior approval required) April 1: Final availability date for Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments for 2018 Barley, Canola, Crambe, Flaxseed, Honey, Oats, Rapese...

 

Changes at Dahl Memorial Clinic

Dahl Memorial Clinic recently announced that there is a new face at the registration desk. Diane Fraser is retiring and Hunter Costin is taking over for her. Patients may recognize Costin from the...

 

Hazel Padden/Sara Kerr/Minneclair Hoff Memorial Scholarship

The Hazel Padden/Sara Kerr/Minneclair Hoff Memorial Scholarship is available for students who are continuing their education. It will be awarded to one Fallon County recipient and one Carter County recipient. The scholarship application can be found...

 

Transfer site summer hours begin

Summer hours at the Ekalaka transfer site will begin on Tuesday, April 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. The site will then be open on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Regular Saturday hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will continue as usual. Transfer site users are...

 

Blood drive reaches quota

Last week’s blood drive in Ekalaka netted 29 units from 8 appointments and 20 walk-ins. Two new donors attended the drive. Organizer Darlene Carter-Rose said that she once again reached her quota. Colin Buck won a gift card donated by Branson...

 

Spring thaw causes road closures and area flooding

A March thaw following the third coldest February on record in the area has resulted in excessive runoff again this year. Rivers and creeks were pushed beyond their banks starting last week and...

 
 By Sharon Carroll    Local    March 29, 2019

Carter County's math teams dominate

Carter County’s mathletes in grades 7-12 earned top team plaques for Class C competitors in all grade levels at the regional math contest held in Baker recently. Representing Ekalaka on the winning grade 7/8 team were Jaden Pardee, Tyra...

 

Baker baseball sign-up

Youth baseball and softball sign-ups for Baker programs will take place on Monday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 3 this year. Parents and children can sign-up at the Longfellow school gym from 5 to 7...

 

Gianforte staff to hold mobile office hours in Ekalaka

Congressman Greg Gianforte recently announced that a member of his staff will conduct mobile office hours in six counties, including Beaverhead, Carter, Fallon, Powell, Prairie, and Wibaux counties. Staff member Melissa Dean will be in Ekalaka on...

 

Step up and save a life

People under 40 aren’t donating like generations before them, so let’s team up to save the humans. When you donate blood, it doesn’t just help people during disasters. From surgery to fighting cancer to giving birth, blood donations are used...

 

Carter County Museum earns GuideStar's highest seal of transparency

On Monday, Carter County Museum earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metr...

 

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