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Utilize Bulldog Fitness Center this winter

Ready to start exercising inside? The Bulldog Fitness Center is ready and waiting. Anyone who is not currently a member and is interested in becoming one can stop at the high school office, sign a liability form and acquire a key fob. It’s that...

 

4-H news

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H Club met October 4th at B&J’s in Alzada to decorate their hay bale and have their first meeting. Thanks to Bill Walker for the bales and B&J’s for letting us display them there. The slogans were “Power Up, Join 4-H” and...

 

Gianforte in Ekalaka

Congressman Greg Gianforte met with county commissioners and other local officials in Ekalaka on October 3. Gianforte learned more about some of the issues facing Carter County, including progress on...

 

Lovec graduates from basic training

Private Annette Lovec graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on September 26. Her mother, Melissa Lovec, and sister, Holland Lovec, traveled to attend the short ceremony...

 

Join local 4-H'ers to celebrate National 4-H Week

4-H youth around the country are celebrating National 4-H Week from October 6-12 this year. Every year, National 4-H Week showcases the learn-by doing experiences that 4-H offers young people and...

 

Chamber plans FestiFall

Carter County Chamber of Commerce members are currently planning their Second Annual FestiFall, a fun-filled family event named last year by Chamber President Eva Grimes. FestiFall is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, coinciding with the Willa...

 

Mid-Rivers secures zero-interest loan for Dahl Memorial Healthcare

Mid-Rivers Communications has been awarded a zero-interest Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) from USDA Rural Development on behalf of Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association in Ekalaka. The REDL program provides funding for rural projects through...

 

Prescribed burning starting for Sioux Ranger District

The Sioux Ranger District, Custer Gallatin National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management, Miles City Field Office are planning for a series of fall burns starting as early as October 7, 2019. Prescribed burns will be dependent upon proper fuel...

 

Baby Nies

Kylie Kate Nies was born on September 28 to proud parents Matt and Ami Nies of Ekalaka. Kylie weighed 7 pounds and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Karen Nies of...

 

Model T owners enjoy Ekalaka

A group of Ford Model T enthusiasts spent three days in Ekalaka last week. Members of the group come from all over the country and get together every year to travel back roads in an area chosen by...

 

Local FFA chapter hosts district competition

Carter County hosted the District FFA fall contest on September 23 in Ekalaka. Nine FFA chapters from the eastern district: Baker, Broadus, Carter County, Forsyth, Glendive, Miles City, Plevna,...

 

Ladies day on the range

The Carter County Conservation District hosted Ladies Day on the Range on September 20. At this year's annual event, there were around twenty-five women in attendance. The day started out at the Yost...

 

Grant application deadline

The deadline to submit a grant application for 2019 Carter County Community Foundation grants is October 18. To qualify, applicants must either be a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit or a church, school, hospital or government unit located in Carter County,...

 

Consider becoming an EMT

Local emergency medical technicians are desperately short of help. A class to train more area EMTs has been planned and will start on October 28 at 6 p.m. The class will take place once per week for four hours. A few weekend classes will also be...

 

Senior center benefits from grant

Carter County Senior Citizen Coordinator Patricia Lovec applied for a mini-grant in July of this year. The mini-grant, used for senior projects, is sponsored by the Governor's Advisory Council and is...

 

Faithweavers to start on October 2

The Faithweavers youth program at St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church will be starting on Wednesday, October 2 this year. All children from age 4 through 6th grade are welcome. The class will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month and...

 

Area EMTs desperately needed

Local emergency medical technicians are desperately short of help. Therefore, a class is being planned to train more EMTs to help provide this much needed service to the community and county. Those...

 

Loken, Padden elected to Dahl board

Most of the discussion at Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association’s meeting last week was about the new facility project. Dahl CEO Ryan Tooke explained that the association is currently working on electrical, plumbing and heating bids. “We are...

 

Grants available to benefit Carter County

Carter County Community Foundation (CCCF) recently announced the opening of a grant cycle to benefit communities and residents of Carter County. Grants will range in size from $500 to $5,000. Applicants must either be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or a...

 

Nielsen enjoys teaching, small town living

First year social studies teacher Brett Nielsen loves history. He's also pretty fond of small town living. Nielsen is a Montana native of sorts. He graduated from Westby High School, about 243 miles...

 

Blood drive yields 24 units

Last week’s blood drive in Ekalaka fell short of goal, according to coordinator Darlene-Carter Rose. The drive yielded twenty-four units of blood from 22 donors, one number shy on both accounts. Some of the donors with scheduled appointments were...

 

New music teacher settles in

If area residents have attended a CCHS football or volleyball game this fall, they have likely already met new K-12 music teacher Nate Louisignau. Even if the pep band wasn't playing or he wasn't perf...

 

Big Mac's Pumpkin Patch

A dream has come true and brought with it excitement just past the northern edge of Carter County. Many communities have embraced the fall season with pumpkin patches over the years, but people living...

 

Baby McInerney

Sage Michael McInerney was born August 21, 2019 to Thomas & Lori McInerney in Gillette, Wyoming. Sage weighed 7.12 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Sage joins sister Lynnie and brother Mason....

 

The REAL deal

In April, the Montana Department of Justice’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) was formally notified that Montana is in full compliance with the REAL ID Act and regulation. With this notification, federal agencies and the Transportation Security...

 

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