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Trustee vacancy

The Board of Trustees for Ekalaka Public Schools currently has a trustee vacancy. This position will be appointed by the trustees at the March 8, 2021 board meeting. The appointee will serve until the next regularly scheduled school election. In...

 

Track & Arena holds meeting

Ekalaka Track and Arena members held an annual meeting at 7 p.m. on February 21. With seventy-five percent of shares represented at the meeting, the two-thirds majority required for a quorum was met. A financial report was given and showed a small...

 
 By Pamela Ash    Local    February 26, 2021

Former Willard resident celebrates her 101st birthday

Frankie Seaman Reid celebrated her 101st birthday at her daughter Janet Morgan's home in Arizona City, AZ on Feb. 2. Reid lived in Rosebud for 67 years, moving with her daughter shortly before her...

 

Donate local beef to Ekalaka Public Schools

In support of Ekalaka Public Schools, Carter County Sheep & Cattle Growers is promoting local beef in the school lunch program. Those looking to make a tax-deductible donation of hamburger to Ekalaka Public Schools can do so by contacting school...

 

New alcohol license available in Ekalaka

A new all-beverage alcohol license is available in Ekalaka from the Montana Department of Revenue in a competitive bidding process that ends March 19. The highest bidder will be granted the opportunity to apply for the license. The minimum bid on...

 

Local chapter celebrates National FFA week

Starting in 1948, the National FFA Board of Directors designed a week long tradition to recognize George Washington’s example and legacy as a leader and farmer. National FFA week gives every FFA member in every chapter the opportunity to join...

 

Newest Eagle subscriber

Hadassah Joy Tauck was born to parents Shaun and Lisa Tauck on January 29, 2021, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches. Hadassah joins proud siblings Isaiah, Samuel, Hannah and...

 

100 COVID-19 vaccinations

On Tuesday, Carter County Public Health announced that one hundred COVID-19 vaccination shots have been given in Carter County. More information about the next phase of the county's vaccination plan...

 

Locals on MCC President's Honor List

Miles Community College recently announced that Rose Rychner and Willow Beach, both of Ekalaka, were each named to the President’s Honor List for the Fall 2020 semester. Students who are taking 12 or more credits and maintain a term grade-point...

 

Chill factor

On February 6th temperatures dropped below zero degrees Fahrenheit for only the second time this winter. The first came on January 25th when it reached negative one in Ekalaka. The rather mild start...

 

County spray day, February 24

Carter County's Spray Day will be held on Wednesday, February 24. The annual program is a collaboration of efforts between the Extension office and county weed department. Organizers have put together...

 

Days of Dahl lives

Valentine sun catchers, heart wreaths and cookies were all part of the fun as long-term care residents and staff at Dahl Memorial spent some heart felt moments together preparing for Valentine's Day...

 

Dale's road trip

Dale Dean was only four years old when his uncle, Rankin Dean, bought a new 1955 International Harvester R-110. The popular two-door pickups of the time were powered by a 100 horsepower inline-6...

 

Mid-Rivers offers $46,000 in scholarships to area students

Mid-Rivers Communications is offering $46,000 in scholarship funds for Eastern and Central Montana students. The Mid-Rivers Fund for Education, funded by unclaimed capital credits and donations of capital credits from members, has awarded over $426,0...

 

Northern Pulse Growers Association elects McCabe as treasurer

Matt McCabe of Ekalaka was recently elected as treasurer by the Northern Pulse Growers Association board of directors at their January 21 meeting. McCabe farms with his family outside of Ekalaka, representing pulse producers from the southeastern...

 

Local students named to Sheridan College honor rolls

Over 315 students were named to the Sheridan College honor rolls for the fall 2020 semester, including Tori Tooke who was named to the President’s Honor Roll and Kimberlee Elmore who was named to the Vice President’s Honor Roll, both of Ekalaka....

 

4-H news

The Gumbo Gophers had their second meeting on January 22, at the Higgins' indoor arena. Members present were: Keenan McInerney, Zander Oliver, Selah and Suri Johnston, Alivia Foxley, Colyn Higgins,...

 

Family farm and the big transition

Life transitions can and are most of the time a hard pill to swallow, especially when you are the one aging or giving up your life-long work. Keeping the family farm or ranch in the family is the ideal situation or hope of most producers. So, if you...

 

Ready to move

Staff at Dahl Memorial Healthcare took residents of the long-term care facility on a tour of the new building project last Friday. The project is scheduled to be completed later this year. Residents...

 

No public health nurse or county health director leads to closure of services

The Carter County Board of Health recently informed residents of the current situation of the county’s public health department. Due to the vacancy of a public health nurse and county health director, the services made available through Carter Coun...

 

New RN at Dahl Memorial

Twenty-four-year-old Broc Patterson is the newest employee at Dahl Memorial. He worked his first shift at the hospital on January 5. Patterson grew up twenty minutes north of Salt Lake City in...

 

Dahl Memorial working with Montana Cancer Control Program

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Now, thanks to preventative screenings and the HPV vaccination, it is the most preventable of all female cancers....

 

McInerney named on CSC's Dean's List

Chadron State College recently announced the names of 332 students who qualified for the institution’s Fall 2020 Dean's List with at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. To qualify, students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of...

 

Visitation policy changing at Dahl

A recent drop in county-wide COVID-19 positivity rate has led Dahl Memorial to change their visitation policy. The policy now allows family and friends who are over the age of 10 to visit at one of two different time slots. A letter from Dahl Memoria...

 

Extension to offer 'MontGuide Mondays'

Individuals are invited to join “MontGuide Mondays,” a virtual discussion group, similar to a book club, during January and February 2021. The sessions’ hosts are Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension family economics specialist, in addition to...

 

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