By Kristen Cates, Great Falls Tribune
After more than a year and a half, the Montana Supreme Court has put an end to the argument over which school district Brady residents should belong to.
In a ruling issued June 28, the Supreme Court upheld decisions made previously by a panel of county superintendents and a district court judge to not allow Brady residents to transfer their property taxes from the Dutton-Brady School District and join the Conrad School District.
“I think it’s a done issue,” said Michael Dahlem, attorney for the Conrad Public Schools. “We were sort of in an uphill battle all the way.”
D.K. Brooks, Superintendent for Dutton-Brady Schools, said he was pleased with the court’s decision.
“We’re happy that it has come to a conclusion,” he said.
RIDING TOWARDS AWARENESS — A group of 22 bicyclists rode through Conrad last Wednesday during their 70-day trek across the continent. They are raising money and awareness in cancer research. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
On Wednesday, a group of 22 students from the University of Texas in Austin rode their bicycles through our area and spent the night in the Conrad High School wrestling room.
These students are part of a bigger group of 45 that are participating in the Texas 4000. The students ride together on their first day of travel and on the last 10 days before reaching Anchorage, Alaska.
Adam Laurenzo, a rider from the group, tells the I-O that the group’s goal is “spreading hope, knowledge and charity.”
There has been a report in the state of vehicles stopping in towns with young looking people who attempt to sell magazines door-to-door.
They have stated that they represent an Atlantic Circulation, Inc., company.
The young people say that they are working on school money needs or other worthwhile sounding causes but in fact they encourage payment in cash or check.
The money is taken, but no magazines are forthcoming.
Chief Gary Dent tells the I-O, “We have had similar groups pass through our area in the past. It is not unusual for them to come through on weekends and they use that excuse for not having a local business license.”