By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
In what had been a rather mundane council meeting, near the end of business, Mayor John Shevlin dropped a bombshell and read a letter of resignation.
It was hinted back in December that he may resign, however there were a few things he wanted work on.
He simply said, “I cannot continue to serve as mayor.” He said later that it was for personal and family reasons and he did not want to make it public. “It was a tough decision to make,” he said. His resignation is effective March 21, the date of the next council meeting.
Applications for the city’s leader are available at city hall and it is hoped a new mayor can be named by then. The mayor is paid $985.74 a month.
If a new mayor can’t be decided on in this short period of time, the council has 30 days to find someone to fill out the remainder of Mayor Shevlin’s term.
COUPON COUPLE — Spanish Club members Dallas VanLuchene and Nikki Linn were putting out discount coupons on certain items at Gary and Leo’s IGA store on Sunday afternoon. The coupons are a fund-raiser for the Spanish Club to help meet expenses for a trip to Spain this summer. For further details, read the article below. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
If you saw some CHS students scurrying around the IGA store on Sunday putting up product coupons on various products, you may have wondered what it was all about.
Spanish Club members senior Nikki Linn, juniors Ciara Bender, Dallas VanLuchene and Shanae Newmiller and sophomore Justine Desjardine are working hard to raise funds for a trip to Spain in June.
The coupons are for Proctor and Gamble items and may be used by the IGA customer or donated back.
NEW TITLE — From the left, Laurie Eisenzimer and Karla Breding work together at the newly named First American Title Company. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
It has been the Pondera County Title Company since 1989 when it was bought by Ramsey and Betty Offerdal but before that it was owned by the Patton family. A company that has been around for nearly 100 years is now under new ownership from a company out of Idaho. First American Title Holding Company is the new owner and the new name for the Conrad branch is First American Title Company.
Currently, the same company also has branches in Shelby and Cut Bank, along with 40 offices in the states of Montana, Idaho and Washington.
Karla Breding, Conrad branch manager, commented that it will be a great fit to have the same company in the area as Shelby because they currently do not do closings in their office. By using the same computer system, the offices can work closely together to help their clients’ needs. She continued by saying it will “get us all connected.”