The 2011 MAGIE (Montana Agricultural and Industrial Exhibit) is scheduled Jan. 20-22, in Great Falls at the 4 Seasons Arena on the State Fairgrounds.
MAGIE is Montana’s largest farm and ranch trade show, with over 200 exhibitors scheduled to attend. You’ll see the latest in farming technology: including irrigation technology, guidance systems, implements, business management, livestock handling equipment and wind power just to name a few.
MAGIE is also hosting several workshops, which will all be held in the Paddock building on the State Fairgrounds. Jim Sargent of KMON tells the I-O, “Thursday will feature three tremendous speakers beginning with 2010 National FFA officer candidate, Karrisa Floerchinger, who will be discussing the National FFA convention.”
GOING DOWN — Cowboy wrestler Garrett Moritz is in control and on his way to winning a 3-0 decision over John Gunderson of Thompson Falls at the Choteau Classic. Photo for the I-O by Colleen Moritz
The regular season is half over and mat-fans finally got a chance to see the home boys in action without going on the road.
A number of area teams were in town on Thursday for a mixer in preparation for the Choteau Classic that was held on Friday and Saturday. There were two mats of non-stop performances.
At times Cowboys were on both mats at the same time, so a lot of head turning was going on in the stands.
Of the 28 matches the Cowboys were in, 20 were won by the home boys.
There were a lot of pin wins and many of those came with pretty quick times.
NEW YEARS BABY — Breilla Rhean Stordahl joined our world on Jan. 6, at 9:36 p.m. weighing five pounds, 12.2 ounces. She was 20-inches in length. She was delivered by Dr. Peter Barran. The proud parents are Randy and Anne Stordahl of Conrad. She joins a sister Brylee and a brother Brayden. The paternal grandparents are Ernest and Jeanne Stordahl and the maternal grandparents are Daryl and Garnet Fladager.
The New Year baby was presented with a special quilt made by Pam Steiner of the Montana Prairie Quilters. She also received gift certificates from the Home Café, Joe’s Family Steakhouse, The Keg Family Restaurant, Village Drug, a newborn photo session from Ah! How Sweet Photography and a silver-plated baby cup keepsake from Country Charm and Floral. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
County commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday morning hoping it provides for better public participation.
Before that took place however, the commissioners, following a pattern after elections, rotated the chairmanship.
Sandra Broesder had been the commission chairman, but on a move by Joe Christiaens, it was moved to appoint Cynthia Johnson. With a second from Broesder, the motion passed on a 3-0 vote.