By Dan Picard, MSU Pondera County Extension Agent
Home owners in Conrad have the usual pesky weeds like dandelions, henbit and black medic, but a few of us have tougher weeds like whitetop in our lawns.
In order to get on top of weeds like whitetop, that start early in the spring, lawn owners need to have a plan and be ready to start their management programs in April and early May when the weeds are still small and easier to control. There are options that include cultural, mechanical and chemical practices. It will usually take a combination of management practices for the best results.
SOGGY DAY – A lone tennis ball sits in a puddle on the CHS courts with the net reflected by the water as the ‘rains came’ on Saturday putting a damper on the Conrad Invitational tourney. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Spring is here, finally, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature to crank up the temperature, bring in some robins and turn the grass green.
Nevertheless, the Cowgirl and Cowboys’ golf team has been able to get some time in on the practice range and on the course at the Pondera Golf Club, even though players aren’t walking around in tee shirts and shorts, just yet.
The numbers may be a little thin, but, “We have lots of talent,” says new coach Todd Truscott.
On the girls’ side the team will be made up of just two players, returning sophomore Tori Fladstol and freshman Kailey Judisch.
Fladstol, last year got a lot of playing time in and played well most of the season.
DEDICATED STAFF – From left to right are dedicated staff members Kelly Greer, Kayla Bokma, Melissa Moritz and Jennifer Gustafson. These women are at 1st Liberty to assist you with all your financial needs. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
As a new 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.
Starting in a temporary office on the corner of Main and 4th Street in 2002, 1st Liberty Credit Union waited patiently for six months as it current location at 202 S. Main St. was built and completed in March of 2003.
Kelly Greer, branch manager, is accompanied by teller/member service representatives Jennifer Gustafson, Melissa Moritz and junior loan officer Kayla Bokma who share on a daily basis their skills and education on everything in financial needs, lending and scam prevention.