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New superintendent at Ekalaka Public Schools

Charles Cook and his wife, Gail, moved to Ekalaka on August 1st. He started to learn about Ekalaka, though, shortly after Highway 323 became fully paved. Cook was working in administration at Poplar at the time, and started driving the newly finished highway on trips from Poplar to Belle Fourche, SD where he grew up.

"We purchased a home to renovate in Ekalaka in July for retirement," he told the Eagle on Wednesday.

Cook said the couple considered moving to many other small towns for retirement, but eventually picked Ekalaka because it fit their wants and needs.

"Ekalaka is unique for a small...


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