PROM COURT — The Conrad High School Prom royalty this year includes in front, Queen Erica Grubb and King Dallas VanLuchene. From the left, the royalty is complete with Sam Larson, Rochelle Johns, Zachary Widhalm, Ciara Bender, Clay Winters and Saowaporn Wordsinthop. Photo Courtesy of April Spaulding
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
It was just another day at the Conrad Library when Carolyn Donath stumbled upon something unusual. In the back section of the library, where all the used books are kept, she discovered a latch behind one of the bookshelves.
Inside the library, which during the first decade or so of Conrad’s history hosted the city jail, is a secret nearly 100 years in the making.
Donath has revealed to the I-O that it appears that underneath the old jail are tunnels, likely used for bootlegging during the “lawless years” of the 1920’s.
The first one was for $16,247.82 and the second was on an EECBG (Economic Energy Community Block Grant) for $91,604.53.
Commissioners also approved all of the road approach and opening agreements submitted by the Montanan Alberta Tie Line (MATL).
There were 16 roads affected and they were bundled into one motion and included Loess, Granite, Healy Spring N, Midway W, Overpass, Chance, Circle S Wiest, Armstrong, Bullhead, Willow Rounds, Christiaens, Williams, Dry Forks W, Dupuyer and Coalmine.
The commissioners had a discussion on an Intercap Loan application which was approved to cover the Community/Senior Center.
A week of outdoor practices kicked off the season and last week’s indoor practices definitely helped condition the team for season play.
This Saturday, the boys and girls varsity teams will see their first court action at home for the annual Conrad Invitational Dual Tournament.
Coach Kendall Griggs said, “The team has a long way to go, but has great strengths to build on from last season.”
He continued to say, “I expect quite a bit from my returning varsity players, both in match play but more importantly at practice, developing their game and honing their skills.”
Coach Griggs is assisted by Coach Greg Jensen, the guru of tennis in Conrad. “Coach Jensen brings so much to our team. He built and maintained the program and continues to come every day with enthusiasm and an intensity to teach the life-long game of tennis,” said Griggs.