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Days of '85

Almost all of the regularly scheduled events that take place during the Days of '85 Fair and Rodeo took place in 2020, with only a few changes. High temperatures from Thursday to Sunday were around...

 

Bullock gives Montana counties option for all-mail ballots

Carter County will conduct the 2020 General Election as an all-mail ballot election following provisions outlined in Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s directive implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020, and Title 13, Chapter 19, MCA. The Gene...

 

AWANA clubs to begin

As summer is waning and school is starting, First Baptist Church is happy to announce the return of AWANA clubs. Starting August 26, clubs will meet every Wednesday for the duration of the school year. All clubs will meet at the First Baptist...

 
 By Beth Epley    Local    August 14, 2020 

Why the census matters

An accurate and complete count of all Montanans is critical for determining the federal funding distributed to the state. Overall, more than $2 billion from 300 federal programs is allocated back to Montana based on Census information. The Census cou...

 
 By JoAn Marshall    Local    August 14, 2020 

2020 pet parade a hit

by JoAn Marshall A beautiful day greeted the pet paraders as they showed off for a nice crowd in the bleacher area of the fairgrounds on Friday, August 7. Winners in the three categories were as...

 

CCHS classes reunite

Multiple Carter County High School classes held reunions over the Days of '85 weekend in Ekalaka....

 

Friends of 4-H

Amy Walker was presented with the 2020 Carter County Friends of 4-H Award by 4-H ambassadors prior to the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale on Saturday. From left: Heidi LaBree, Hannah LaBree, Amy Walker,...

 

Bump-N-Run results

Heat 1 Super Stock 1) 66-Lander Novak 2)2-Justin Stieg 3rd 15-Ernest Lizer Heat 2 Super Stock 1) 50-David Adams 2) 78-Tony Monson 3) 11-Taylor Heaton Heat 3 Super Stock 1) 327-Luke Holestine 2)...

 

Days of '85 parade results

CATEGORY Business/Farm/Ranch 1) J&J Guide Service 2) Jonathan and Rachel DeFord 3) A&A Stieg Wholesale Organizations 1) Carter County Conservation District 2) The Uncloggers 3) Dahl Memorial...

 

Museum calls for community quilt blocks

In September, the Carter County Museum will celebrate Welcoming Week with a series of events geared around the theme "creating home together." The first of these events will be the display of a community quilt. Using the provided color palette...

 

Proposed project for Highway 323

The Montana Department of Transportation recently announced a proposal to seal and cover about 53.7 miles of MT Highway 323, north of Alzada. The project begins at the Box Elder Creek Bridge at...

 

Outdoor prom

Carter County High School students finally had a chance to attend their 2020 prom after it was originally canceled due to COVID-19. The outdoor prom was held on August 1 at Rowley...

 

LaBree receives scholarship

American Legion Post 60 recently selected 2020 CCHS graduate Hannah LaBree as the recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship....

 

Ekalaka's back to school plan

Ekalaka Public Schools students will be back in the classroom next Thursday for on-site instruction. Back to school packets were mailed to parents this week. The packets include copies of the schools’ “Reopening Plan.” The plan states that...

 

An Ekalaka chapter

When author Howard Seaborne found out he had a big fan in Ekalaka he autographed each of his six books in the "Divisible Man" series and shipped them off to Deb Stieg. Seaborne added something...

 

Big time rain

Areas in the southern portion of the county received a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time on July 29. A strong thunderstorm parked itself in the area, prompting the National Weather Service to...

 

Back to sports

The Montana High School Association recently released its guidelines to return to fall activities, announcing the directives, requirements and considerations for schools to compete in activities this fall. Football and volleyball practice can begin...

 

Shindig talks go virtual

Carter County Museum's Shindig had a different look and feel this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, staff found a way to pull it off, and they were even able to participate in it a little...

 

Doran and Sharon Higgins selected as parade marshals

Doran and Sharon Higgins are longtime residents of the Ridgway community in Carter County. Doran grew up in Powder River County and moved to the community working on area ranches when he was fifteen...

 

Lions Club donates to Dahl

Dahl Memorial Healthcare received an additional donation to be added to the association's budding Endowment fund. Representing the Ekalaka Lions Club, Mike Quade presented Dahl Memorial Healthcare...

 

Firemen's BBQ moved

The Annual Days of ‘85 Firemen’s Barbecue will be taking place at a different location this year. Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department members will be serving burgers and hot dogs will all the fixings in front of the fire hall. The barbecue will...

 

Traveling art collection coming to local library

The 2020 Traveling Collection of Juried Art, a collection of juried art from Montana and around the USA, will be at Ekalaka Public Library from July 29 until August 14. The Waterworks Art Museum of Miles City is sharing this collection throughout...

 

New phone numbers at Ekalaka Public Schools

Due to an equipment upgrade, changes have been made to phone numbers at Ekalaka Public Schools. The new phone number for the school is 406-630-1523. The business office number is 406-630-1521, the superintendent’s office number is now 406-630-1522...

 

Plans to head back to school not yet finalized

No official plan has yet been finalized for getting Ekalaka Public Schools students back in the classroom amid COVID-19. A reopening schools committee met earlier this week to discuss options. The committee was formed at a special school board meetin...

 

Shindig speaker lineup

Healthy, nearby residents are invited to bring their children to the museum's lawn on Saturday for 8th Annual Dino Shindig activities. The activities, including dino mini-golf, T. rex corn hole,...

 

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