BIG TRUCK STUCK — Lane Prewett volunteered to assist in getting this semi truck unstuck in the I-O’s parking lot on Monday afternoon. Prewett Excavating is in charge of the contaminated soil removal and is using the I-O’s parking lot to store and transfer the new dirt to fill in the hole on the south side of Conrad Tire. The big excavator gave the back of the trailer a graceful nudge to get the truck moving again. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Norman Lepow, Refuse to be a Victim certified instructor and volunteer sheriff’s deputy for Pondera County, presented information to the public on internet crimes and scams at The Lobby on April 18.
Lepow briefly described the types of scams currently going around and promoted the FBI’s website www.ic3.gov if you are to fall victim to a scam. There are also FBI offices in Shelby and Great Falls as well as the FBI office in Helena that specializes in Internet crimes.
There is a Refuse to be a Victim course that is currently being offered in our area. The course requires five participants and those enrolled will receive certification and a handbook. The course is four hours long and does cost a fee. Those interested in taking the class should contact Lepow at 278-4150.
TEED OFF — Cowgirl Tori Fladstol starts her downswing, teeing off at the par 5, 410 yard first hole at the Pondera Golf Club on Thursday. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
In nice weather for a change, Conrad hosted an 18-hole golf tournament on Thursday at the Pondera Golf Club.
The Cowboys pulled out the big sticks and drove away from the field on the 6,516 yard, par 72 layout.
Senior Kyle Ellis put together rounds of 37-38 – 75 to lead the team to first place honors. He was also the low medalist.
Austin Fowler placed second with a round of 82, Joe O’Brien fashioned a neat 88, Graham Grubb came on to shoot a 93 and Justin Salois had a 102.
Team scores and places looked like: 1. Conrad 333, 2. Choteau 345, 3. Fairfield 369, 4. Cut Bank 385, 5. Shelby 448.
DIRECT HIT! — Just follow the tracks. A vehicle left I-15 North and zeroed in on the Valier exit sign taking it out. There were no skid marks or signs of braking. The PCSO has no information on who hit the sign. It may have happened during the recent snow storm. Maybe this person needs to take a refresher course from Jim Carroll. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The Driver Education program at Conrad High School is scheduled to begin the first week following the end of the school year.
This year, the classroom phase will again span over a four week period which will include June 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 and 27-July 1.
Students will be required to attend all classroom sessions. It is anticipated there will be two separate sessions daily. Students will be scheduled into one of the two classroom sessions after student sign-ups are completed in April. Driving will be scheduled throughout June, July, and if necessary, August.
In order to participate, the student must turn 15 on or before Dec. 1, and have plans to be enrolled at CHS for the upcoming school year or live within the Conrad Schools geographic jurisdiction.
Out of district students will only be accepted if room allows. Jim Carroll, a Driver Ed instructor tells the I-O, “A certified birth certificate, social security card, and completed license application should be brought to the first class session.”