By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
During the May 12 school board meeting, the board was reorganized and Kip Judisch moved to nominate Joe Russell as chairman. Jill Johnson then moved to nominate Carole Jones as vice chairman. Craig Broesder was welcomed to the board and Afton Lamoreaux was re-appointed as clerk.
The girls’ basketball coach will be Tyler Bucklin with assistant coach Mollee Gemar. Boys’ basketball coach will be Tyson Anderson. Speech and Drama will again be run by Wayne Reynolds and Rick Moss. The Wrestling coaches will be Kevin Moritz and Ralph Diedrich and the cheerleading advisors will be Christy Kulpas and Stacy Aaberg.
The technology department is nearing the end of their Slate grant. They have been awarded approximately $36,000 worth of new technology and they have purchased document cameras and slate boards among other things. They also have IPAD2s on order for next year. Half of the teachers are still working towards the learning requirements of the grant.
The resignation of Gale Schlosser from the Conrad School system was read and approved.
FIGHT FOR CANCER — Members of the Stockman Stampede show off a “fight for cancer” ribbon at the front of the I-O that they had painted the night before. From the left in front are Laurie Philipps and Tonya Breding. In the back are Alyssa Garcia, Sheri Weis, Marla Bruner, Joan Jensen, Kathy Robinson and Renae Bouma. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Cancer awareness ribbons are recognized by all and there are different colors for nearly every type of cancer.
A team, calling themselves the Stockman Stampede, has selected three colors of ribbons to offer individuals and businesses.
For a small fee they will paint a ribbon on the business entry way, or on driveways and sidewalks.
The Stockman Stampede ladies (and one man) will paint a pink ribbon for breast cancer, gold for childhood cancer and pearl for lung cancer.
The team is comprised of Renae Bouma, Alyssa Garcia, Barb Habets, Cynthia Ries, Donna Warwick, Joan Jensen, Laurie Philipps, Marla Bruner, Sheri Weis, Sherry Stewart, Tonya Breding, and Vanessa and Tyler Bucklin.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Council members approved a request from the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce to close streets for the June 4 Whoop-Up parade.
The event is the 71st annual Whoop-Up Trail Days Celebration and Rhubarb Festival. Streets will be closed for both the children’s and general parade.
The general parade comes up (north) Main St. to Second Ave. S. and goes up to the PMC to disband.
In a related matter the council also approved a request from the Lions Club for use of a garbage truck at the rodeo grounds. PWD Rich Anderson noted, “The city has been doing that for years.”
The council also approved a request from the Rhubarb Festival committee to pay half the cost of a portable toilet. That cost will be about $40.