SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION — Bonnie Poser, The N’Thing owner, stands next to a colorful display of fashion to keep you in style this summer. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
As a 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.
Others may have come and gone like the latest fashion trends, but The N’ Thing in Conrad remains. Bonnie Poser, owner, says she’s glad the ‘Sonny and Cher’ look never came back and should be proud to say that it’s her third time seeing ‘stirrup pants’.
Opening her doors in 1975, Poser only specialized in fashions for juniors and carried Gunne Sax Gowns. Over the years she has met the demand of her customers and has migrated to ladies’ updated clothing and has substantially expanded her prom business. She is now one of the largest prom retailers in the state. She says The N’ Thing is “the place for Canadian grads”, emphasizing that they don’t celebrate a prom.
WATER-WATER — Notice the sign in the middle of the picture. Is it directing the water which way to go? This was taken on June 6 at the Tiber Dam Upper Campground area. Photo courtesy of Ted Kronebusch
At their regular meeting on Wednesday, the county commissioners took part in a conference call with the Regional Manager of the Montana Driver’s License Bureau the Northern Region.
The purpose of the call was to discuss changes in the service dates and on-site storage of camera equipment at the travel sites.
Conrad is considered a travel site in the region and the home base site is in Cut Bank.
After some discussion the commissioners agreed to allow the storage of the camera equipment at the courthouse which will mean more hours for the Conrad office. This comes from the fact that the driver’s examiner will not have to set up and take down the equipment to be moved to the next site.
COMMUNITY PROJECT — In case you haven’t noticed, Conrad has two new ‘Welcome to Conrad’ signs. One is just across from the Branding Iron and the other is by the Town Pump. The 4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club set the poles. From the left in front are Deidre Mecham, Jade and Jenna Rodriguez, Richard Ratzburg, Clint Judisch and Darin Mecham. In the back are DJ Mecham, Clark Judisch and Justin Ratzburg. The Conrad Beautification Project had the signs made with donated funds. The sign was designed and made by Jesse Copenhaver of Cope Graphics. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Conrad Dollars for Scholars is now accepting applications for $19,220 of scholarships they have available for students who have completed at least one year of college. Applicants must have graduated from Conrad High School. By filling out one application, students will be eligible for 39 different scholarships this year.
The awards include the $370 Everett and Helen Elliot Scholarship that will be awarded to a student preparing for a career involving music or business and the $500 Mike and Blanche Moritz Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to an education major. For those students majoring in an agriculture field of study, there are two awards this year. They include the $260 Marvin and Vivian Cheek Scholarship and the $500 Tom C. McCracken Memorial Scholarship. The $270 McDonald Family Scholarship in memory of Chuck and Delores McDonald is given to a student enrolled at a vocational school.