CANDIDATES — From the left, Craig Broesder, incumbent trustee Carole Jones and Brian Fladstol address voters at a school trustee candidate forum held at CHS on Wednesday evening. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Three candidates running for two open seats on the District 10 school board were on hand Wednesday evening for a question-answer forum.
An announcement was made that Dr. Peter Barran, who was absent, would not be a candidate for one of the trustee positions.
The doctor wrote a letter to forum organizer Janice Farkell saying he is withdrawning from the race. He confirmed that with the I-O before the forum.
However, he was too late to get his name off the election ballot. Candidates include Carole Jones, Craig Broesder and Brian Fladstol, the doctor is not a candidate for one of the three-year trustee positions.
At the forum, moderated by former Conrad High School Principal Paul Stenerson, each of the candidates gave a brief history before taking questions.
The purpose of his meeting was to offer a proposal to provide Internet technology hardware support for the county.
MMS representatives would work on a “come when called, hourly basis with no contract required.”
Burright told the commissioners they currently provide services to area counties and cities, including Conrad, and are in the area on a routine basis as well as available for emergency services.
Conrad Mayor Wendy Judisch, on hand for a different matter, told the commissioners, “We’ve used them and we’re thankful for their services.”
The commissioners, Cyndi Johnson and Joe Christiaens took the matter under advisement.
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.