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Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductions

This week the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the 13th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public.... Full story

 

The importance of voting

The photo to the left was taken by Joe Peters at the old Hockett Basin school site on Powder River. The teamster is Gene Brown, a local rancher who was headed to the precinct to vote when he lost one...

 

Fire south of Ekalaka

A fire that started on Monday approximately sixteen miles south of Ekalaka on Highway 323 burned 3,177 acres. The fire was aided by high winds and jumped the highway, making it to Box Elder Creek....

 

Developmental screening postponed

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Ekalaka Public Schools has canceled the developmental screening for children aged 0-5 years that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 20. The screening has been rescheduled for April 6, 2021. For more information, call the...

 

Trick or Trunk on Halloween

Main Street in Ekalaka will be a great stop for young trick-or-treaters when Halloween arrives this year. The annual ‘Trick or Trunk’ event has moved from the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church to Main Street. It will feature vehicles...

 

County coronavirus numbers seesaw

On October 7, Carter County reported three confirmed active cases of COVID-19 and was no longer under the governor’s mask mandate. By October 10, the county reported four active cases and went back under the directive requiring masks. The next...

 

Big Mac's Pumpkin Patch

Big Mac's Pumpkin Patch, located about twenty-three miles north of Ekalaka and 5 miles west of Willard, is open for fun and adventure for the 2020 season and the pumpkins are growing! In its second...

 

Don't be left out in the cold

Are you having trouble with winter heating bills? Southeast Electric Cooperative offers energy assistance in conjunction with the Action for Eastern Montana LIEAP program. Assistance is for the cost of your heating, which may be propane or...

 

Resurfacing project for Highway 323 tentatively scheduled for 2022

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently announced a proposal to resurface about 9.5 miles of Highway 323, southeast of Ekalaka. The public is invited to comment. The project begins...

 

Sauers graduates from BSC in Spring 2020

Nash Sauers, Ekalaka, Mont., graduated from Bismarck State College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Process Plant Technology during the college's 80th commencement ceremony on May 15,...

 

Masks, cleaning up part of new Wild Game Feed look

courtesy of Fallon County Times The 17th annual Stan Wagner Memorial Game Feed will be held Nov. 14 in the Livestock Barn at the Fallon County Fairgrounds in Baker. The game feed recently got approval from the Fallon County Health Department, as...

 

Local wins Miss Montana Teen 2021

Earlier this year, local teen Katie Tooke was battling health problems. She spent almost an entire month seriously ill before finally being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. That was about the sa...

 

2020 general election voting in Carter County

Ballots for the 2020 general election will be mailed to all active Carter County voters on October 9, 2020. Ballots can be returned by mail (P.O. Box 315) or delivered to the Carter County Clerk and...

 

Senior Center to reopen on Monday

The Carter County Senior Center will open its doors to the public on October 5th. There will be several measures taken to fulfill the requirements of Phase 2 of Governor Bullock’s reopening plan. Everyone will have their temperature taken with a...

 

County under Governor Bullock's mask mandate

After reporting one case of COVID-19 in Carter County early last week, the Carter County COVID-19 Task Force reported a total of three active cases last Wednesday. At an emergency meeting that evening, school board members voted to close Ekalaka...

 

Carter County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week

Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this...

 

Montana Learning Center and CCM partner to provide learning experience for young paleontologists

The Montana Learning Center and Carter County Museum partnered this summer to provide students in eighth through 12th grade an unforgettable learning experience as working paleontologists. At Camp...

 

Royal Court

2020 CCHS Homecoming King Seth Kennedy and Queen Tylee Loehding were crowned at coronation on Rowley Field last Friday afternoon....

 

Operation Bulldog

The CCHS Class of 2022 homecoming parade float was themed after the popular board game "Operation" which was first introduced in 1965. The battery-operated game is a test of hand-eye coordination and...

 

Donations for Alzada Community Hall still accepted even without annual show

The 2020 Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show has been canceled. The show has been held on the first Sunday of October for thirty years, but due to COVID concerns and other family events the organizers felt it would be best not to have it in...

 

Lieutenant Governor candidate stops in Ekalaka

Kristen Juras, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Montana, stopped in Ekalaka last Thursday afternoon. Juras was accompanied by fellow Republican Jerry Schillinger who is running for election to the Montana House of Representatives to...

 

Castleberry, Parks elected to hospital board

Discussion at Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association’s Annual Meeting last week was focused around progress on the new building project. Dahl CEO Ryan Tooke also noted that the association made a profit over the last fiscal year and that financially...

 

Carter County records first COVID-19 case

On Wednesday morning, the Carter County COVID-19 Task Force announced that the county has its first positive case of COVID-19. The case is described as “secondary to a COVID-19 outbreak in Powder River County. Powder River County is now above the...

 

Credit union account set up for Frye

An online GoFundMe page has recently been set up for Ekalaka resident Kate Frye. GoFundMe is an American for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money in challenging circumstances such as accidents and illnesses. Frye was...

 
 By Eva Grimes    Local    September 18, 2020

Chamber has successful summer, makes plans for fall

As the days continue to get shorter and cooler, Carter County Chamber of Commerce members have reflected on a wonderful summer and are currently looking forward to the months ahead. The Annual Community Wide Garage Sale that takes place in June of...

 

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