FIRE IN THE SKY – This breathtaking sunrise was captured by Amy Salois last week. This folks, is why we live in Montana. I-O Photo by Amy Salois
Bruce Nelson, Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Montana, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has set general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to begin on March 14, and continue through April 15.
During the signup period, Montana farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
“Over the past 25 years, CRP’s benefits have continued to grow — cleaner water, improved air quality, better habitat for wildlife and a huge reduction in soil erosion,” Nelson said. “This announcement reinforces this administration’s dedication to help Montana farmers and ranchers conserve natural resources on their land.”
With overweight and obese youth patrolling the halls of our schools in intensifying numbers, people have begun to rethink many aspects of physical education.
Traditional P.E. might have included dodgeball and lines of students for the team coach to pick their members one by one. This pastime technique often left the ‘last to be picked’ student who was feared to cause the team the game.
‘The new P.E.’, as it has been deemed, now offers a slight alternative to the traditional. Most P.E. educators now have a mission not to center activities around competition but instead on total body fitness.
BREAK TIME – Buck Traxler waits to enjoys his home cooked meal at the Home Café with owner Scott Arvidson. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
As a new special for the I-O we will be running a bi-monthly ‘Spotlight on Business’ with an emphasis on their contributions to our community and their history.
Like no other type of business, those that warm our stomachs can also warm our hearts.
Frozen in time is a restaurant unlike any other, The Home Café.
Harry and Lola Arvidson came to visit Conrad in 1956 from Minnesota and after returning home, immediately packed their bags and returned to town. After working around the corner from the current location at the Conrad Café, Harry decided to start his own business and bought the building at 408-1/2 S. Main St. in 1958.