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 Local    July 31, 2020 

Shindig talks go virtual

Carter County Museum's Shindig had a different look and feel this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, staff found a way to pull it off, and they were even able to participate in it a little...

 
 Local    July 31, 2020 

Doran and Sharon Higgins selected as parade marshals

Doran and Sharon Higgins are longtime residents of the Ridgway community in Carter County. Doran grew up in Powder River County and moved to the community working on area ranches when he was fifteen...

 
 Local    July 31, 2020 

Lions Club donates to Dahl

Dahl Memorial Healthcare received an additional donation to be added to the association's budding Endowment fund. Representing the Ekalaka Lions Club, Mike Quade presented Dahl Memorial Healthcare...

 

Firemen's BBQ moved

The Annual Days of ‘85 Firemen’s Barbecue will be taking place at a different location this year. Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department members will be serving burgers and hot dogs will all the fixings in front of the fire hall. The barbecue will...

 

Traveling art collection coming to local library

The 2020 Traveling Collection of Juried Art, a collection of juried art from Montana and around the USA, will be at Ekalaka Public Library from July 29 until August 14. The Waterworks Art Museum of Miles City is sharing this collection throughout...

 

New phone numbers at Ekalaka Public Schools

Due to an equipment upgrade, changes have been made to phone numbers at Ekalaka Public Schools. The new phone number for the school is 406-630-1523. The business office number is 406-630-1521, the superintendent’s office number is now 406-630-1522...

 

Plans to head back to school not yet finalized

No official plan has yet been finalized for getting Ekalaka Public Schools students back in the classroom amid COVID-19. A reopening schools committee met earlier this week to discuss options. The committee was formed at a special school board meetin...

 

Shindig speaker lineup

Healthy, nearby residents are invited to bring their children to the museum's lawn on Saturday for 8th Annual Dino Shindig activities. The activities, including dino mini-golf, T. rex corn hole,...

 

Inside look

Work is rapidly progressing on the inside of the new Dahl Memorial Healthcare facility in Ekalaka. Much of the electrical and plumbing has been ran to the twenty-one long-term care rooms on the...

 

Days of '85 parade still a go, start planning now

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

 

Fair planning continues

Plans for the Days of ‘85 are continuing as the event draws nearer. The annual fair and rodeo is slated for August 6 through August 9 this year. All events that traditionally happen at Carter County Fairgrounds are still a go, with only a few...

 

Changes to the 8th Annual Dino Shindig

Carter County Museum has put a significant amount of energy to adjusting the Shindig this year in light of COVID-19. In addition to practicing social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing, museum...

 

Making baskets

For a fourth consecutive year, Lynn Wallace of Wisconsin taught a basket weaving class in Ekalaka. Wallace held the class at her sister-in-law, Sue Schneider's home. Schneider said that the baskets...

 

Commissioners vote to add meeting days, increase pay

In their last regularly scheduled June meeting, Carter County Commissioners voted to increase their pay from 56 percent to 70 percent of the base wage for the clerk and recorder. According to Montana Code Annotated, each member of the board of...

 

Town, EVFD present arguments

It’s been over two years since the Town of Ekalaka decided to ask the legal system to determine whether it or the Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department Corporation has ownership and control of the town’s fire service and whether the fire department...

 

No cases of COVID-19 in Carter County

There are zero cases of COVID-19 in Carter County. However, last Friday Fallon County saw its first case and Tuesday, Wibaux County its. As of Tuesday, there were 1,952 cases of COVID-19 in Montana...

 

Dahl Memorial receives $125,500 from anonymous donors

Dahl Memorial Healthcare has received generous donations of $100,000, $25,000 paid over 5 years and $500 from anonymous donors to establish the Dahl Memorial Hospital Endowment Fund at the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) to benefit the Carter...

 

Linking past and present, one photo at a time

Cemeteries hold a wealth of history. Each headstone is a slice of someone's past, a timeline connecting them to the present. Someone just needs to connect the dots. Thanks to the efforts of...

 

New Dahl facility will have CT system

Dahl Memorial Healthcare CEO Ryan Tooke recently received notice that the association will be awarded another large grant for the new facility. Funds from this $500,000 grant awarded by the Helmsley... Full story

 

Sports physicals set for last two weeks of July

Physical health assessments for all boys planning to play sports at Ekalaka Public Schools during the upcoming school year will take place from July 21 through July 24. Appointments must be made for all physicals between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on...

 
 By Raquel Williams    Local    July 10, 2020

48 attend free COVID-19 testing

There continues to be no cases of COVID-19 in Carter County, but the number of positive cases in Montana is increasing exponentially every day. Monday, Montana saw a record number of positive cases...

 

Montana COVID-19 cases

As of Tuesday, July 7, Montana reports a total of 1,327 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 80 new cases since yesterday, 588 active cases, and 23 deaths from the disease. State officials also report...

 

COVID-19 guidelines at Dahl

Dahl Memorial continues to value the safety of all residents, patients and staff during the difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. With all of the changes in guidelines throughout the state and surr...

 

Moore elected to Visit Southeast Montana executive committee

The Visit Southeast Montana Board of Directors elected new members to its Executive Committee during the June 17, 2020 board meeting. Jeff Ewelt, Executive Director of ZooMontana has been elected as...

 
 By Tylinn Thomas    Local    July 3, 2020

4-H news

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H club met on Tuesday, June 23 at the Alzada hall. Kodie Olsen from the extension showed us how to fit and show small animals. Members practiced on rabbits, chickens and cats....

 

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