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Schmid appointed to Montana League of Cities and Towns

Kitty Schmid, Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Ekalaka, was recently appointed to the Montana League of Cities and Towns by the association's president, Rick Norby of Sidney. The Montana League of...

 

Alzada school turns 100

The schoolhouse in Alzada is one of only a few one-room schoolhouses left in the country. Montana has more one-room schoolhouses than any other state in the U.S. During the 2013-2014 academic year, th...

 

Community members support Dahl at commission meeting

Approximately sixty-five concerned locals attended the Carter County Commissioner's meeting after the commission broke for lunch on Monday in Ekalaka. The individuals had questions for the commission...

 

Hometown heroes selected as this year's parade marshals

Note: This year's theme for the Days of '85 parade on Sunday, August 15 is 'Hometown Heroes.' Parade organizers chose individuals from five different categories to represent all of the hometown...

 

Ringling 5 to perform Friday of fair

On Friday, August 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Ringling 5 will be performing live at the show ring area of the fairgrounds. Ringling 5 (also known as the Norwegian Studs of Rhythm) are a group of...

 

Days of '85 Gospel Sing

The Lyle Strobel Family Band is the entertainment this year for the Days of '85 Gospel Sing. They hail from the Absarokee/Columbus area. One member of the group is an old hand from Ekalaka in another...

 

Veterans invited to ride on parade float

Area military veterans are invited to ride on the veterans float in the Days of ‘85 parade, Sunday, August 15. Those wanting to ride on the float are asked to gather at Carter County Museum at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Once all are aboard, the float will...

 

CCM to open warehouses on Aug. 14

Carter County Museum will be opening its warehouses to the public during the Days of ‘85. The warehouses, located just south of town on Hwy 323, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturday, August 14. Warehouse 1 includes over 80 percent of muse...

 
 By Susan Tooke    Local    August 6, 2021

Make plans now for the pet parade

It’s too hot to be outdoors so why not stay inside, grab a cold drink, put your thinking caps on and create an idea for the pet parade! We always seem to have a great turn out in the audience so let’s give them the entertainment they deserve!...

 

9th Annual Dino Shindig: A look at the numbers

Carter County Museum's 9th Annual Dino Shindig was well attended this year as the event continues to be one of the more anticipated summer events in Ekalaka. This year, forty-three volunteers worked a...

 

Dino Shindig

The 9th Annual Dino Shindig took place over the weekend in Ekalaka. Numbers of attendees for events were up across the board from last year. Two hundred fifty-seven people attended talks and museum...

 

Tiny paleontologists

A number of local children, such as little Charlee Jo Lindell (pictured left), enjoyed the giant inflatable dinosaurs that Summit National Bank put up outside during the Dino Shindig last week in...

 

Fair time

Show off your crafts, quilts, cooking skills, photos, gardening, woodworking, etc. Fair entry forms are due Monday, August 9 by 6 p.m. Mail to P.O. Box 164 Ekalaka, MT 59324 or email:...

 

Grasshopper contest during fair

Carter Co. Fair Board is sponsoring a grasshopper contest. If you wish to enter, please submit an entry form to the fair office by Monday, August 9 at 6 p.m. Grasshopper exhibits need to be in place...

 

Commissioners issue RFP for new hospital

In February, the Eagle reported that county commissioners had unanimously voted to change the name of the new healthcare facility in Ekalaka. The new facility is named "Carter County Healthcare...

 

Littlest Lovec

Cory and Ashley Lovec of Park City, Montana announce the birth of their daughter, Olive Lois Lovec. Olive was born at 1:06 a.m. on June 16, 2021 at Billing Clinic in Billings, Montana. She weighed...

 

Regenerative agriculture

On July 8th, the Eastern Montana Regenerative Agriculture (EMRA) group met in Brusett for a range tour. The group toured two ranches and looked at different pastures and how they are managed. They...

 

Unique creations

A fun day of making gourd baskets and decorative gourd bird houses was held at the home of Sue Schneider over the weekend. Schneider's sister-in-law, Lynn Wallace visiting from Wisconsin, taught the...

 

Track and arena hosts Saturday rodeos

Even with temperatures in the high nineties, a large crowd attended the youth and ranch rodeos at Ekalaka Track and Arena on Saturday. Full results from the day's events can be found below. Boys 7...

 

Manpower shortage: Become an area EMT

Are you interested in helping the community? Do you have a kind, caring spirit in stressful situations? EMT classes will be starting soon, and Dahl Memorial wants you on our team! Classroom portions of the upcoming EMT class will be online and the...

 

Junior high and high school sports physicals

Mark those calendars. Sports physicals for those entering fifth through twelfth grades will be held on July 28 and 29, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A $25 fee is due at time of service and can be payed with cash, a check or a credit card. Both...

 

Students on honors lists

Rachel Rost of Baker was named to Montclair State University’s Spring 2021 Dean’s List. Rost is a Music Therapy major. Rost was among almost 6,000 students named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or...

 

9th Annual Dino Shindig next weekend

The 9th Annual Dino Shindig is set to take place next weekend in Ekalaka. Visitors will be in town from all over the world to hear lectures from leading paleontologists, partake in kids activities...

 

Progress on School connecting wing

Progress on the connecting wing at Ekalaka Public Schools as of July 14....

 

Days of '85 parade nears

This year’s Days of ‘85 parade is quickly approaching. With the fair only four weeks away, now is the time for businesses, ranches, churches, organizations and classes to start brainstorming float ideas. “Hometown Heroes” is this year’s...

 

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