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  • Reimagining Rural grants benefit 11 Montana communities

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Eleven communities across Montana are receiving $19,600 for Reimagine What is Possible Grants to support community development projects. Reimagining Rural is a program spearheaded by MSU Extension in conjunction with the Montana Community Foundation and other partners. The program provides small towns with opportunities and resources to shape their future. Tara Mastel, the program lead of MSU Extension's community vitality program, describes Reimagining Rural as an initiative aimed at boosting volunteer involvement in rural a...

  • Carter County High School and Ekalaka Junior High fourth quarter and second semester honor rolls

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    FOURTH QUARTER HONOR ROLL HS A HONOR ROLL (3.5 GPA or higher) Braxton Bucholz Brynn Loehding Chace Loehding Corlan Laughery Danica Shepherd Jadyn McGraw Jillian McGraw Justin Wyatt Melton Kendall Kittelmann Kendra Tooke Nasya O'Connor Nicole O'Connell Roger Beach Ryker Carroll Travis Schallenberger JH A HONOR ROLL Alivia Foxley Allie Shepherd Ayla Yates Ella Wright Holland Lovec Keli Melton Kira Kratzer Lily Schallenberger Oakley Spring Tiernan O'Connor HS B HONOR ROLL (3.0 -...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS (May 13 & 15, 2024)

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    5-13-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 13, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman, Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Chairman Rod Tauck. There was no public comment. There was discussion regarding the parking in front of the Senior...

  • Local students make honors lists

    Updated May 29, 2024

    Brandy Hansen of Ekalaka was recently named to the Dickinson State University President’s List for the Spring 2024 semester. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.9 or higher in order to be named to the President’s List at DSU. The university’s mission is to provide high-quality accessible programs, promote excellence in teaching and learning, support scholarly and creative activities, and to provide services relevant to the economy, health and quality of life for t...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS (APRIL 30 & MAY 6, 2024)

    Updated May 29, 2024

    4-30-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman, Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Chairman Rod Tauck. Public comment - Commissioner Castleberry attended the Eastern Montana Economic Development...

  • Dr. Tooke

    Updated May 29, 2024

    On May 4th, Kennedy Tooke graduated with a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota. The graduation ceremony took place in Casper, Wyoming. Kennedy, the daughter of Kim and JO Tooke of Ekalaka, has shown exceptional dedication and perseverance throughout her academic journey. Her commitment to the field of occupational therapy has culminated in this prestigious degree, reflecting her passion for helping others and her desire to make a positive...

  • Jensen crowned Miss Southeast Montana Rodeo Teen

    Updated May 29, 2024

    Bella Rae Jensen of Ekalaka was crowned Miss Southeast Montana Rodeo Teen 2024 at this year's Miles City Bucking Horse Sale on May 18th in Miles City. Jensen won the title at a May 11th pageant in Miles City. Two years ago, Jensen was crowned Miss Southeast Montana Rodeo Princess 2022 at the bucking horse sale. During this year's bucking horse, Jensen said she enjoyed carrying the flags during the grand entries each day, especially on Sunday when she was honored to carry the...

  • Homemakers hold spring council meeting

    Jolinda Allerdings and Sharon Higgins|Updated May 29, 2024

    The Fallon-Carter Homemakers Spring Council meeting was attended by about 35 members and guests. The host club, Homemaker's Heritage, had decorated with items to follow their theme "It's an Upcycle World". The meeting was May 23 at Hope Baptist Church near Ridgway. Members and guests from the clubs in Carter County: Diligent Doers, Albion 400, Homemaker's Heritage and Puptown Pioneers and the club in Fallon County: the Willard Homemakers were invited to attend. The meeting...

  • Traditional observance at cemetery

    Updated May 29, 2024

    A local veterans group led in a traditional observance at Beaver Lodge Cemetery on May 27th in honor of fallen service members for Memorial Day. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971....

  • County commission candidates answer questions ahead of June 4 primary

    Updated May 29, 2024

    Carter County voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the upcoming primary election on June 4th. With the election looming, the Eagle asked both republican candidates for Carter County Commissioner from District No. 3 the same four questions. Following are their answers. Challenger Dan Dinstel What do you see as the most pressing needs for infrastructure or capital projects in the county? I've spent time during this campaign speaking with taxpayers about their...

  • Emswiler Pool now open

    Updated May 29, 2024

    Emswiler Pool opened on Memorial Day, May 27th in Ekalaka this year. Last year the pool opened on June 16th; it opened on June 27th in 2022. Forty-two kids made their way to the pool on opening day to enjoy their start to summer-even though the temperature only hit a high of 66 degrees on Monday. At this point, it is still unknown whether or not the pool will be able to host swimming lessons this season. Following is information regarding Emswiler Pool for this summer. HOURS...

  • BARK awards

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Ekalaka Elementary School Behavioral BARK awards for the months of April and May were recently given. BARK is an acronym for Be Respectable, Act Responsible, Remember Safety and Kindness Matters. In April awards were given for cooperation. In May awards were given for perseverance....

  • CCHS Class of 2024

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Commencement exercises for the Carter County High School Class of 2024 were held on Saturday. A large crowd of family and friends gathered inside the gymnasium to wish the graduating class well. Longtime Carter County High School teacher Miss Maxine Morgan delivered the commencement address. Miss Morgan is retiring after the current school year. Valedictorian was Kendall Kittelmann; salutatorian was Brynn Loehding....

  • A letter home

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Editor's note: Leroy Owens, Fred Yates, Ollie Hedges and Vernon Davis were the first four draftees from Carter County into the US Army when the United States joined with the Allies during World War I. All four received their basic training together at Camp Lewis, Washington. The following is an excerpt from a letter Leroy wrote to his mother, Mary Dorman Owens while stationed at Camp Lewis. We thank Jerry Cline for sending this letter to the Eagle in time to be published direc...

  • She retired

    Updated May 23, 2024

    On Friday, May 10th Alicia Knapp was honored for her many years of service at Dahl Memorial Healthcare in Ekalaka. Knapp worked at Dahl for over thirty-four years. A noon meal was served honoring her retirement to her family members, board members, and special guests from the community as well as the staff. Wishing you the very best Alicia, enjoy your retirement!...

  • Local scholarship winners

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Scholarship..................Recipient Joe Dingfelder Memorial, $150...................Natalie Foxley Fruit Service and Repair, $500.............Kendall Kittelmann Frye Family Memorial, $500.............................Ethan Frye Cap Keith Memorial, $500..................................Cole Rost Southeast Electric, $1,000...........................Natalie Foxley Farmer’s Union, $400..........................Kendall Kittelmann American Legion #35, $750.....................Brynn Loehding ......................

  • Students receive awards and letters

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Awards and letters given this year to students from Ekalaka Public Schools included: Heroic 7 Award - Christian Ashbrook National Choral Award - Wyatt Melton John Philip Sousa Award - Clay Rost New inductees into the William C. Rowley Chapter of National Honor Society - Nasya O’Connor, Danica Shepherd Academic letters and bars are awarded to students who have been on the honor roll for three consecutive quarters during the school year. This year’s recipients were: First Time Letters - Roger Beach, Jillian McGraw, Kamryn Mil...

  • Board positions open

    Updated May 23, 2024

    The town of Ekalaka is currently seeking a new council member after Richard Brown recently stepped away from the position. Interested individuals have until May 31st to submit letters of intent at the town office. Individuals should include how they would be beneficial to the council and the community in their letter, and must also include two non-related references. Questions about the position should be directed to town clerk Kamely Harkins at 406-775-8731, or by stopping at the town office during regular hours. The...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS (APRIL 25, 2024)

    Updated May 16, 2024

    4-25-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Thursday, April 25, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman, Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Chairman Rod Tauck. There was no public comment. County Treasurer Jesi Pierson joined the meeting with information...

  • Local health professionals earn patient safety credential

    Sheila Sherman, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association|Updated May 16, 2024

    The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Katie Stieg and Raquel Mitchell as Certified Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS). Earning this credential attests to each professionals competency in patient safety science and application. This achievement demonstrates their expertise in this critical discipline and positions them among those committed to and leading patient safety work. Stieg and Mitchell earned this credential in...

  • New pool committee seeking estimates

    Updated May 16, 2024

    The new pool committee is currently seeking estimates for a new pool house, concrete work (not for the actual pool) and a fence. A drawing of basic plans is available at the Town Office for reference. Estimates/quotes need to be received by May 26, 2024. Please contact the town office, 406-775-8731, for more information. The pool committee is currently planning to build a new pool in multiple phases, and members are hopeful that the first phase of the build, the actual pool,...

  • Wonka Jr.

    Updated May 16, 2024

    Families, friends and fans made their way to the CCHS Tuggle Room twice last week for back-to-back memorable performances of "Willy Wonka Jr." by Ekalaka Public Schools' sixth and seventh graders....

  • EMS Week: 'Honoring our past, forging our future'

    Travis Doggett, Assistant EMS Director, Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association|Updated May 16, 2024

    Ekalaka Ambulance was started many decades ago with an Oldsmobile station wagon. With the dedication and perseverance of many community members that became EMTs and joined the team, Ekalaka Ambulance is still going strong and is continuing to progress in its medical care. This year represents the 50th anniversary of EMS week in our nation. “Honoring Our Past, Forging Our Future” is the heart of EMS week this year. Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association will be hosting EMS week May 20th-23rd. Each day from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m...

  • Carter County growth policy public open house

    Updated May 16, 2024

    Carter County Commissioners have authorized the Carter County Planning Board to develop a Growth Policy on behalf of the County. A final draft of the Policy can be reviewed by visiting the project website at www.carter.stahlyprojects.com or by obtaining a copy at the Carter County Courthouse, 214 Park Street, Ekalaka, MT or at the Carter County Museum, 306 N Main Street, Ekalaka, MT. A public open house is scheduled for June 3, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. to allow...

  • Wright, Loudermilk elected to unified board of trustees

    Updated May 7, 2024

    Votes were tallied Tuesday night for both the Ekalaka Elementary School District No. 15 and Carter County High School mail ballot elections. Unofficial results show that Samantha Wright, incumbent, and David Loudermilk have both been elected to three-year terms on the unified board of trustees. Wright received the most votes of the four candidates who ran for school board with 281, Loudermilk received 234, Patricia Lovec received 193, and Sarina O'Connor had 81. There were...

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