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Local NHS chapter to host fundraiser, March 24

The Carter County High School National Honor Society chapter is hosting a cornhole tournament on Tuesday, March 24 at the school. Check-in time for the fundraiser is 5:15 p.m. The tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets will be posted...

 

Montana Teacher of the Year meets with Daines

On February 24, Senator Steve Daines met with Montana's 2020 Teacher of the Year, Linda Rost. Rost, a fourth generation Baker native, teaches several different science classes at Baker High School....

 

District receives grant to connect elementary and high schools

School officials learned last week that Ekalaka Elementary District #15 was selected for a $750,000 grant. The money, awarded by the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division, is to be granted “for the construction of a...

 

School election nearing

Candidates have until March 26 to file for election to the school board this year. A mail ballot election will take place on Tuesday, May 5. The Unified Board of Trustees for Carter County High School and Ekalaka Elementary has four positions up for...

 

Locals on MCC fall semester honor list

Miles Community College recently announced that two Ekalaka residents have been named to the President’s Honor List for the Fall 2019 semester. Those students are Jesi Pierson and Willow Beach. Students who are taking 12 or more credits and...

 

4-H NEWS

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H club held their 5th meeting on February 14th at the Alzada Hall. Members present were: Keenan McInerney, Zander Oliver, Colin and Clancy Higgins, Grady and Lily Tauck, Breanna Ulmer, Joby and Rayna Owens, Grace and Elizabeth...

 

Town receives planning grant for flood study

The Montana Department of Commerce recently announced that twenty-nine Montana communities will share more than $900,000 of federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program. These grants will support the planning of...

 
 By Gwen Schultz    Local    February 7, 2020

Geological Society Founder Spotlight

Note: This article is the second 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...

 

Northern Pulse Growers Association elects McCabe as secretary

Matt McCabe was elected as NPGA Secretary by the Northern Pulse Growers Association board of directors January 28, 2020. McCabe graduated from MSU with a crop science degree and has been farming and involved in the industry since 2013. McCabe is...

 

Explore Earth and space science at CCM

This spring, Carter County Museum will host a series of Earth and space activities for local children. First, a story hour at Ekalaka Public Library featuring age appropriate activities for kids will...

 

Lesh baby

Rhett Halvard Lesh was born to proud parents Riley Lesh and Karli Jo Northrop on December 7, 2019. Rhett was born weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long. Rhett joins excited big...

 

4-H news

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H club met on January 10th, at the home of Lisa Borchgrevink. Special guests were Michael Millward, county agent and Kodie Olsen, 4-H assistant. Other guests were Rhett Borchgrevink; Ashley, Atreyu, and Wyllow Tauck; Staci, Grace,...

 

Boutique helps fill Main Street gap

Cecile Smith-Kuehn opened Broken Arrow Boutique, offering casual, casual business and athletic wear to women of all ages in a quaint setting on Main Street in Ekalaka back in October of 2018. The...

 

Hospital upgrading computer system

Employees at Dahl Memorial Healthcare are currently upgrading the facility’s computer systems. Following is a statement from Dahl Memorial staff members regarding some of the changes that will occur as a result: “February will bring big changes...

 

Former CCHS grads on fall deans' lists

Three former CCHS students were recently named to the dean’s list at their respective colleges for the fall 2019 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list distinction, a student must maintain a current semester GPA of 3.5 or above and have earned...

 

PUPS awards

First and second quarter Positive Upstanding Polite Students (PUPS) awards were given to deserving Ekalaka Elementary students last week. In addition to PUPS awards, students received honors for...

 

Carter County High School and Ekalaka Junior High honor rolls

SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL A HONOR ROLL (3.5 GPA or higher) Kari Kittelmann Whitney Kittelmann Wyatt Kittelmann Hannah LaBree Heather LaBree Heidi LaBree Tylee Loehding Codi Melton Emily O’Connell Mick O’Connor Tyra O’Connor Jaden Pardee Jared...

 

Baby O'Connor

Ty and Sarina O'Connor and crew are proud to announce the birth of Cashus Tyree O'Connor who was born on January 15, 2020 at 7:42 p.m. Cashus was born weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 20...

 

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...

 

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