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Graduating seniors received scholarships and honors

The CCHS Class of 2020 has been awarded $130,000 in scholarships to date. Following is a list of the entire classes awards and scholarships. Grace Tooke received the Basin Electric Scholarship, Youth Serve Montana Scholarship, MUS STEM Scholarship,...

 

A wet start to June

According to the National Weather Service, Ekalaka received 1.05 inches of rain on Sunday evening. The downpour came in a matter of minutes a left some of Ekalaka's streets underwater for a short...

 

Dahl Memorial, town levies approved by voters

Countywide voter turnout for the primary election was much higher than it was in 2018 as seventy-three percent of the county’s 885 registered voters returned mail ballots by 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Precinct 13 (Ekalaka) and Precinct 14 (Rural Ekalaka)...

 

Grimes elected to Visit Southeast Montana board

Visit Southeast Montana welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors during its April 29 board meeting. Eva Grimes of Carter County, Jamie Redger of Big Horn County and Kathy McLane of Dawson...

 
 By Raquel Williams    Local    June 5, 2020

COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 continues to be transmitted throughout Montana and the world. However, there are zero positive cases of COVID-19 in Carter County. As of Tuesday afternoon, Montana has 523 positive cases of...

 

Baby Young

Ana-Lucia Marie arrived on May 28, 2020 to the delight of her parents, Jesse & Zebrina Young. The little one was born at 6:07 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Hospital weighing 8 pounds 15...

 

'Ag in Color' drawing contest statewide winners

Earlier this spring, students from across Montana submitted entries to the 2020 Montana 'Ag in Color' design contest. The annual contest is hosted by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. Normally, the...

 

Bicycle safety a concern as children pedal into summer

Since 1956, the month of May has been recognized as National Bike Month and that continues this year as cycling is considered a healthy option to stay active. More people, especially children, have been seen riding around Ekalaka in 2020. One reason...

 

Community garage sale falls victim to coronavirus

Ekalaka’s annual community wide garage sale, usually held on the first weekend in June, has been called off by Carter County Chamber of Commerce officials. Chamber members who attended a regular meeting earlier this month discussed options for...

 

Community cleanup day scheduled for June 6

Take pride in the community and help clean it up. The town is organizing a spring cleanup day for Saturday, June 6. Gather trash, tame the brush and make paths more walkable. Bring a team! Ask friends, co-workers, family members, clubs and athletic...

 

CCHS announces sports awards

There was no awards program to honor Ekalaka Public Schools athletes from grades 5-12 for the 2019-2020 sports season. But last week, the school sent the Eagle a listing of participants and award...

 
 By Raquel Williams    Local    May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

There continue to be low positive case numbers of COVID-19 in Montana and zero in Carter County. As of Tuesday, there has not been a new case of COVID-19 in Montana for six days! The total positive...

 

Congressman visits with Dahl residents

On April 30, residents and staff of Dahl Memorial Healthcare had the pleasure of meeting with Congressman Greg Gianforte via video conferencing. The residents filled the representative in on...

 

Memorial Day activities, May 25

The traditional Memorial Day ceremony at Beaver Lodge Cemetery in Ekalaka will not be held this year in deference to COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteers will, however, place the customary small...

 

Kindergarten enrollment

Parents of prospective kindergartners at Ekalaka Elementary should contact Lora Tauck at: [email protected] for more information. To enroll, parents will need to provide immunizations records...

 
 By Steve Hobe    Local    May 22, 2020

Museum's star parties go virtual

To launch their summer programming series, the Carter County Museum blasts off with two virtual star parties. These virtual events will take place on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, both at 8...

 

Fort Drum AUSA recognizes 2020 Family of the Year

The Northern New York-Fort Drum Chapter of the Association of the United States Army is pleased to recognize the SSG Casey Raines Family as its Family of the Year. SSG Casey Raines with his wife,...

 
 By Raquel Williams    Local    May 22, 2020

COVID-19 updates

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global threat, in reality, it comes down to communities to implement local mitigation strategies to slow the transmission of the virus. Mitigation is...

 

Humanities Montana distributes first round of CARES Act funds

Humanities Montana has awarded over $100,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds to support cultural institutions across the state. In the weeks ahead, they will continue to distribute nearly $400,000 in grants to the...

 

A memorable graduation

Concerns early last week about the potential of rain during the CCHS Class of 2020 outdoor graduation ceremony were forgotten by Saturday afternoon. The weather turned out to be nearly perfect for...

 

A feel good thing: Helping those in need

"It's a feel good thing," Kathy Sikorksi said about donating lentils to people in need. "There's just all these hungry people." Kathy and Jerry Sikorski have been raising lentils for about 25 years...

 

CCHS graduates to be honored with parade

The CCHS Class of 2020 will be having a graduation ceremony at Rowley Field on Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m. Each graduate is allowed to bring immediate family members only. The general public will not...

 

Get an FFA hired hand

The Carter County FFA chapter will not be hosting an annual end-of-year banquet. Chapter officers have instead decided to proceed with the hired hand auction. Members of the organization will not be auctioned off like normal. Instead, CCHS FFA is...

 

County to redo School District 56 election

Due to a conversion error when School District 22, Ridge, consolidated with School District 56, Alzada, multiple registered voters did not receive mail ballots for the recent School District 56 election. Since those voters were unable to cast...

 

Days of '85 reminder

Organizers are currently preparing the Days of ‘85 event poster for this year’s fair and rodeo Anyone planning an event such as class reunion, youth group gathering, contest, etc., can get their activity listed on the poster. Please call Marlene...

 

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