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Locals attend Young Ag Couples Conference

This year's annual Young Ag Couples Conference (YACC) took place January 15th through 18th in Helena. Local couples Dave and Alex Loudermilk, Chris and Lauren Meccage and Greg and Brittani Brence...

 

Hospital project gets $600,000 boost

The Montana Department of Commerce recently allocated $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money split between Dahl Memorial Hospital and Silver Bow County's historic Hotel Finlen...

 

Linda Rost honored as Montanan of the Week

U.S. Senator Steve Daines recently recognized Linda Rost for her tremendous impact on the state of Montana. Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week highlights a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the...

 

Good food, good mood

Carter County Events Center was full last Saturday for a Wild Game Feast that was put on by First Baptist Church in Ekalaka. Those who attended enjoyed a selection of wild game dishes before hearing...

 

Investigating Rock Art

The Carter County Museum received a $2,100 grant from the Montana History Foundation in 2019 to develop the curriculum Investigating Medicine Rock Art. The goal of the curriculum is to educate student...

 

Blood drive successful

Another Ekalaka community blood drive ended successfully last week in Ekalaka. The drive produced thirty-one units of blood from 25 different donors. Several walk-ins and a few new donors contributed to the success. Garth Tooke won $25 as a door...

 

Darrin Pluhar elected 2020 NAAA President

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is pleased to announce Montana native Darrin Pluhar has been elected its president for 2020. Pluhar owns Plu's Flying Service Inc., an aerial...

 

Youth tour winner

In June 2020, Daylee Hanson will embark on a trip of a lifetime. It may sound cliché, but it truly is an opportunity that local youth should take advantage of. Students were asked to write an essay...

 

2020 Election

The 2020 election season officially kicked off with the opening of candidate filling at 8 a.m. on January 9th. Locally, two county positions are up for election. These positions are the county commissioner for District #2 and the clerk of...

 

Bulldog Fitness Center offering free Yoga class

The Bulldog Fitness Center, located inside Ekalaka Elementary, is offering yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and the first class has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 14. These classes will be offered free of...

 

Flu vaccine still available at Dahl clinic

Influenza has not made its way to Carter County yet, but don’t wait until it’s too late! The flu vaccine is still available at Dahl Memorial clinic any time during regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Raquel Williams will be staying until 6...

 
 By Gwen Schultz    Local    January 3, 2020

Geological Society Founder Spotlight

Note: This article is the first in a series about the founders of the Carter County Geological Society and museum. The museum will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month through...

 

2019 goes down as 3rd wettest year on record for Ekalaka

According to National Weather Service data, Ekalaka received 25.41 inches of precipitation in 2019. That amount is the third most ever recorded in a calendar year, and over 10 inches above normal. A drier than average December in which only 0.28...

 

The most wonderful time of the year

Sagebrush Service Club members announced the winners of their annual Christmas lighting contest this week. On Monday, judges checked every house and business in town before selecting winners. Prizes...

 

Bennion visits Ekalaka

Jon Bennion, a republican running for Montana Attorney General, stopped in Ekalaka and Alzada last Thursday. Bennion is currently Montana Attorney General Tim Fox's chief deputy and has worked at the...

 

Subscription rates set to increase January 1

Due to rising costs, Eagle subscription prices will increase on January 1. The cost for a one year in-county subscription will be $38 and the cost for a one year out-of-county subscription will be $42. The cost for an over-the-counter copy will...

 

Santa's mailbox

Pre-K Dear Santa, This Christmas, I am 3 years old. This year, I have been nice. My Christmas wishes are for a transformer. Merry Christmas, Santa! I'll be waiting for you on Christmas Eve with...

 

Chicago band tour

Nate Louisignau, music teacher at Ekalaka Public Schools, is holding an interest meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 2:15 p.m. for parents and students who would be interested in going on a Chicago band tour in 2021. The tour, he says, would be a... Full story

 

Eagle holiday schedule

The Eagle will publish the regular Christmas issue on December 20. Letters to Santa and greetings from businesses and individuals will be included in the December 20 issue. The issue of December 27 will correspond with the usual date after Christmas...

 

Truck loaded with beer wrecks on Highway 7

A truck carrying forty-two thousand pounds of beer was on its way to Sidney when it wrecked just a few miles north of Ekalaka last Thursday. Plains Towing and Recovery out of Belle Fourche was on...

 

The spirit of giving

On Monday, Heather VanGelder from ONEOK presented an $80,000 check to Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association. The funds from the grant will be used to purchase twenty-five new Stryker hospital beds for...

 

Father-daughter dance will become annual event

Around forty local fathers and daughters attended a daddy-daughter dance last Saturday at Carter County Events Center. The dance was put on by the Puptown Pioneers Homemaker Club, a volunteer...

 

4-H NEWS

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H club met on December 7th at the Alzada Community Hall. President Natile Foxley called the meeting to order. Breanna Ulmer led the pledges. Treasurer Keenan McInerney gave the treasurer's report. Song leader Alivia Foxley led us...

 

More open house winners

More door prize winners from open houses held by area business on November 23 have recently been announced. Winners at the Avon Store, each winning a $10.00 gift certificate, were: Darin Schallenberger, Margie Burch, Peggy Tooke, Jim Pardee, Caleb... Full story

 

EVFD raffle winners

Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department members held the drawing for their annual gun raffle fundraiser this week. Stephanie Carroll of Ekalaka was the lucky grand prize winner this year. Carroll won a Howa 7mm-08 rifle. Local Karen Hammel won Leupold...

 

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