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Cousins Annette Lovec and Mason Lovec were elected king and queen of the 2019 CCHS Prom on Saturday night....

 
 By Cathy Frye    Local    March 15, 2019

Academic Olympians compete well

Basketball isn't the only game in town in southeast Montana. Local students were also pitting their academic skills against each other at Academic Olympics, which was held March 5 and 6 at Miles...

 

Headed to state FCCLA

Montana State FCCLA is quickly approaching. It will be held in Bozeman on March 21 and 22. Multiple local FCCLA members are working hard to complete their STAR events. Wyatt Kittelmann and Tori Tooke are competing in a chapter service project about...

 

Area corn growers earn state honors in National Corn Yield Contest

The backbone of agriculture in the U.S. continues to be the American farmer. As they strive to meet the growing demand for corn to satisfy increasing world need, one area grower has been honored...

 

Draft management plan available for public comment

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service released the draft revised land management plan and draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Custer Gallatin National Forest for...

 

Rotarians give dictionaries to third graders

A Montana Rotary goal is to place a dictionary in the hand of every third grade student in Montana. Recently, they got closer to accomplishing that goal by giving one to each third grader at Ekalaka E...

 

After prom donations

The CCHS After Prom committee is currently preparing to put on this year’s party upon conclusion of prom at midnight on March 16. Anyone who is interested in donating items to the after prom party can call Dallas Kennedy at 775-6512, Cam LaBree at...

 

Cold temps not quite record breaking

Early this week the official cold temperature recorded for Ekalaka was twenty-six degrees below zero. The coldest March day on record occurred in March of 1960 when the temperature reached -32....

 

Rebecca Knapp wins national rangeland specialist award

Rebecca Knapp, district conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Ekalaka, received the agency's highest honor in her profession-rangeland management specialist...

 

FFA news

On February 18 and 19, ten members of the Carter County FFA chapter traveled to Broadus to compete in the Eastern FFA District competition. Farm Business Management, Agronomy, Ag Mechanics, Livestock Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, Extemporaneous...

 

Truck wreck shuts down Highway 212

A wreck involving three trucks on Highway 212 last Sunday near Hammond resulted in traffic being shut down until the following evening. The incident happened at around 9 p.m., during a ground...

 

VFW Auxiliary selects winners of essay contest

Local VFW Auxiliary members recently presented awards to Carter County eighth graders for writing about what freedom means to them. Under the guidance of Mrs. Cathy Frye, the students wrote essays...

 

New Medicare cards have been mailed

Medicare beneficiaries nationwide should have recently received a new Medicare card in the mail. Beneficiaries are reminded to carry and use their new card when they need care, protect their Medicare number and card just like they would protect a...

 

Spelling bee winner

Fifth grader Corlan Laughery won the 2019 Carter County Spelling Bee on Monday. Her winning word was "leotard." The spelling bee was directed by Lynn Williams. Georgia Bruski, Betty Cline and Jessica...

 

2019 youth tour winner

Trinity Rieger of Plevna was chosen to represent Southeast Electric Cooperative at the 2019 youth tour to Washington, DC in June. Trinity is the daughter of John and Teresa Rieger. To be chosen,...

 

Smiths attend Young Ag Couples Conference

Carter County Conservation District recently nominated Clay and Tara Smith to attend the 39th Annual Young Ag Couples Conference in Helena. The Young Ag Couples Conference (YACC) is designed to encour...

 

NPGA elects McCabe as secretary

Matt McCabe was elected as the Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA) secretary by the Northern Pulse Growers Association board of directors on January 29. McCabe, a 2008 CCHS alumnus, graduated from MSU with a crop science degree and has been...

 

Stock show champion versatility horse won by Long Pines Land and Livestock

The Black Hills Stock Show's Versatility Ranch Horse competition is two days and six events of cow work, cutting, reining, trail and more. When the dust settled January 28, 2019, Long Pines Land and...

 

PUPS awards

First and second quarter Positive Upstanding Polite Students (PUPS) awards were given to deserving students on January 25 at Ekalaka Elementary. Winners of the awards for grades K-6 are pictured...

 

Father Tobin celebrates 85th birthday

A large group of friends helped Father Thomas Tobin celebrate his 85th birthday at the St. Joan of Arc Parish Hall last Wednesday. The St. Joan of Arc parish hosted dinner. About Father Thomas Tobin...

 

Shooting Sports success

The Carter County 4-H Shooting Stars hosted their sixth annual Invitational Shoot on February 2nd, 2019 at the Fallon County Indoor Shooting Range and Fallon County Exhibit Hall. There were 89 4-H...

 

Local woman offers services to four-legged friends

Jennifer Bird first learned about equine massage therapy while attending Montana State University. "The things that therapists could do for a horse always intrigued me," she said. A 2007 Carter County...

 

Girl Scout gives back

Area residents might recognize Ekalaka Elementary third grader Cordelia Cofer because there is a good chance she has sold them delicious Girl Scout cookies, probably more than once. Cordelia is a...

 

Williams extends Ekalaka office hours

Jennifer A Williams recently announced extended hours at her Ekalaka office. She is available Monday through Saturday on the third week of every month. In September of 2017, the attorney opened a satellite office in Ekalaka as an associate attorney...

 

Forty-five coyotes harvested at annual hunt

Forty-five coyotes were harvested at the 6th Annual Cap Keith Memorial Coyote Hunt last weekend in Ekalaka. This year was the first time that the hunt ran for two days, from Friday night after a 7...

 

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