NEAT SIGN — Jack Hayne stands by a new sign constructed by Dennis and Nancy Williams who live in San Marcos, Calif. The sign shows off the date for the annual Grizzly Day in Dupuyer. Nancy is the daughter of Jack and Harriet Hayne of Dupuyer. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Ali Newkirk
Once again we are preparing for the Grizzly Day celebration in Dupuyer, held annually on the first Saturday in August which this year is Aug. 6.
As usual we will have many fun and interesting activities for the whole family throughout the day.
As for the parade, we are hoping to have many antique tractors, older and modern tractors; antique, unique and classic cars; old machinery, floats, riding units … all are invited and welcome to participate.
Although we are sending out many special invitations, there are many individual and businesses who may not be contacted directly. We are encouraging your readers to join in the fun.
UP THE HILL — Cole Anson of Hamilton comes up a small hill in the 65cc/85cc Junior and 85cc Senior race on Saturday. He is the grandson of Cindie Vandenberg of Conrad. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The annual Pondera Medical Center golf tournament is forming up for play on July 16 at the Pondera Golf Club.
One of the better tournaments played, this year’s event promises to be as good as ever.
Format for the event is a four-person scramble with three divisions; men’s, women’s and mixed couples.
The entry fee is $180 per team which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a terrific dinner.
This year there will be four different hole-in-one prizes offered.
One is an all expenses paid golf trip for two at the Jamaican Half Moon Resort.
JUST THE OUTSIDE — The exterior portion of a grain elevator still stands after the grain cylinders were removed this past week, paving the way for the rest to come down in the near future. Shawn Vermulm of Vermulm Custom Harvesting took down the interior cylinders. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Kitchen work at the newly remodeled community center has hit a snag when the state fire inspector said a hood and sprinkler system were needed for the new range.
This comes about after plans by the inspector were previously approved. Cheryl Curry from the Regional Port Authority (PA) told the I-O on Monday, “It’s like changing the rules in the middle of the game.” There will be more on this topic next week after the county commission meeting on Thursday.
In other news from the PA, Curry reported that DeVoe’s Builders Service of Valier received the bid for a new home the PA will have constructed for $128,000.
SCORE representatives will be coming to tour Conrad soon and while not named, two businesses have visited the city to see about the possibility of coming here.