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 Local    July 30, 2021 

Dino Shindig

The 9th Annual Dino Shindig took place over the weekend in Ekalaka. Numbers of attendees for events were up across the board from last year. Two hundred fifty-seven people attended talks and museum...

 
 Local    July 30, 2021 

Tiny paleontologists

A number of local children, such as little Charlee Jo Lindell (pictured left), enjoyed the giant inflatable dinosaurs that Summit National Bank put up outside during the Dino Shindig last week in...

 
 Local    July 30, 2021 

Fair time

Show off your crafts, quilts, cooking skills, photos, gardening, woodworking, etc. Fair entry forms are due Monday, August 9 by 6 p.m. Mail to P.O. Box 164 Ekalaka, MT 59324 or email:...

 
 Local    July 30, 2021 

Grasshopper contest during fair

Carter Co. Fair Board is sponsoring a grasshopper contest. If you wish to enter, please submit an entry form to the fair office by Monday, August 9 at 6 p.m. Grasshopper exhibits need to be in place...

 
 Local    July 30, 2021 

Commissioners issue RFP for new hospital

In February, the Eagle reported that county commissioners had unanimously voted to change the name of the new healthcare facility in Ekalaka. The new facility is named "Carter County Healthcare...

 
 Local    July 30, 2021 

Littlest Lovec

Cory and Ashley Lovec of Park City, Montana announce the birth of their daughter, Olive Lois Lovec. Olive was born at 1:06 a.m. on June 16, 2021 at Billing Clinic in Billings, Montana. She weighed...

 
 Local    July 30, 2021 

Regenerative agriculture

On July 8th, the Eastern Montana Regenerative Agriculture (EMRA) group met in Brusett for a range tour. The group toured two ranches and looked at different pastures and how they are managed. They...

 
 Local    July 30, 2021 

Unique creations

A fun day of making gourd baskets and decorative gourd bird houses was held at the home of Sue Schneider over the weekend. Schneider's sister-in-law, Lynn Wallace visiting from Wisconsin, taught the...

 

Track and arena hosts Saturday rodeos

Even with temperatures in the high nineties, a large crowd attended the youth and ranch rodeos at Ekalaka Track and Arena on Saturday. Full results from the day's events can be found below. Boys 7...

 

Manpower shortage: Become an area EMT

Are you interested in helping the community? Do you have a kind, caring spirit in stressful situations? EMT classes will be starting soon, and Dahl Memorial wants you on our team! Classroom portions of the upcoming EMT class will be online and the...

 

Junior high and high school sports physicals

Mark those calendars. Sports physicals for those entering fifth through twelfth grades will be held on July 28 and 29, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A $25 fee is due at time of service and can be payed with cash, a check or a credit card. Both...

 

Students on honors lists

Rachel Rost of Baker was named to Montclair State University’s Spring 2021 Dean’s List. Rost is a Music Therapy major. Rost was among almost 6,000 students named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or...

 

9th Annual Dino Shindig next weekend

The 9th Annual Dino Shindig is set to take place next weekend in Ekalaka. Visitors will be in town from all over the world to hear lectures from leading paleontologists, partake in kids activities...

 

Progress on School connecting wing

Progress on the connecting wing at Ekalaka Public Schools as of July 14....

 

Days of '85 parade nears

This year’s Days of ‘85 parade is quickly approaching. With the fair only four weeks away, now is the time for businesses, ranches, churches, organizations and classes to start brainstorming float ideas. “Hometown Heroes” is this year’s...

 

Fair planning continues

Plans for the Days of ‘85 are continuing as the event draws nearer. The annual fair and rodeo is slated for August 12th through August 15th this year. On Thursday, sheep dog trials will be taking place at Ekalaka Track and Arena. On Friday at noon...

 

Veteran's Memorial Park receives additional funding

Organizers and planners of Ekalaka Veteran’s Memorial Park thank TC Energy Foundation for donating $3,000 towards the project. TC Energy has been a generous contributor for community development in the area. The park will be located in Perso Park...

 

Knipfer matriarch celebrates 90th birthday

Rita (Babb) Knipfer is the last of Nora (Turbiville) Knipfer's children and spouses alive. Rita is the widow of the late Ernest Knipfer. A gathering of fifty-one of her relatives gathered for lunch,...

 

Shakespeare comes to Ekalaka

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' performance of "Cymbeline" was well attended by members of the community on Tuesday evening in Ekalaka. The performance was again sponsored by Sagebrush Service Club...

 

Third-driest June on record in Ekalaka

Ekalaka received 0.55 inches of precipitation in June, the third least on record, according to National Weather Service data. The only Junes the area has received less came in 1933 (0.53 inches) and 1949 (0.49 inches). Ekalaka had 1.14 inches in...

 

Aging water mains to be replaced next summer

The Town of Ekalaka plans to use over $1.6 million in combined funding to replace nearly one mile of aging water lines. Construction is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2022, according to a preliminary engineering report completed by Great...

 

Stiegs celebrate 50th

Around three hundred people attended A&A Stieg Wholesale's 50th Anniversary celebration at their shop on June 25 in Ekalaka. Attendees enjoyed a meal catered by Wagon Wheel Café, prizes and live...

 

Baby Castleberry

Conner and Kiplee Castleberry of Ekalaka announce the birth of their third daughter. At 8:33 p.m. on June 21, 2021, Kinsey Summer Castleberry arrived at Sidney Health Center in Sidney. She weighed 7...

 
 By Mary Rumph    Local    July 9, 2021

APHIS grasshopper suppression program materializes

Planes in the Air: When asked the first of June what I thought the chances were of the APHIS grasshopper treatment program happening, my response was "10%." On Tuesday, June 22nd, I heard the first...

 

Summit Basketball Camp

The 7th Annual Summit Basketball Camp, named after legendary women's college basketball coach Pat Summit, was held June 21-23 in Ekalaka. The camp is put on each year by Kayla Olsen with the...

 

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