DR. GRANT JACKSON RETIRES — Dr. Grant Jackson, right, stands with Dr. Olga Welsh, who has filled his prior position with the Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center. Jackson is retiring after 20 years of soil science in Conrad. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Grant D. Jackson, Interim Supt., Ph.D., has been working for Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) in Conrad for the past 20 years.
During Jackson’s time with WTARC he has been an Associate Professor of Agronomy, a Professor of Agronomy and Interim Superintendent.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy in 1968 from Oklahoma Panhandle State University and he received his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from Montana State University. He received his Master’s in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Science in 1974.
After receiving his doctorate, he worked in Kremmling, Colo., Redding, Calif., back in Bozeman, Powell, Wyo., and then finally Conrad.
BUSINESS LADY — Lacy Nickol is the new owner of the Golden Triangle Agency dealing in crop, hail and farm-ranch insurance. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Lacy Nickol has purchased the Golden Triangle Agency specializing in crop, hail and farm-ranch insurance.
Originally from Modesto, Calif., she moved to Montana to be closer to family, transferring to the local Wells Fargo Bank. She later moved over to work at M&K Distributors and Farmers Insurance.
Nickol purchased the agency in June, however, she is not involved in the real estate portion of the business, “Just farm and ranch liability, livestock, crop and hail insurance.” She went on to add, “ I can also offer home, auto, and liability insurance.”
Submitted to the I-O by Wayne Reynolds
The Conrad High School Speech and Drama team was on the road to Cut Bank Invitational tournament this past weekend, competing against 13 other teams from Class A, B and C schools. Of the Class B teams participating, our Conrad team did very well. Conrad was awarded first place in drama sweeps and second place in the speech and debate sweeps.
Individual and team awards were as follows: Erin Awtry and DJ Mecham received first place in Classical Duo; Cassie Robertson placed fourth in Humorous Solo; Chris Jensen and Ray Hough placed eighth in Humorous Duo; Lynne Spears placed tenth in Humorous Oral Interpretation; thirteenth place went to Amy Bailey in Humorous Oral Interpretation; third place in policy debate went to Megan Coffelt and Rachel Lamb; Devon Cox was awarded third place in Policy Debate.
Conrad will be hosting the Conrad Invitational this coming Saturday. Class A, B and C schools will be attending from as far away as Havre and Lewistown. The events will be held in both the high school and Meadowlark Elementary schools. Drama and debate events will be at the high school and speech events will be at Meadowlark. All final competitions will be at the high school. Competition begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 20.