LOOKING REAL GOOD — Mark Ghekiere stirs up a fresh batch of chili in the Moose kitchen during the benefit on Friday for the Gerry Walter family. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Committees working on the Growth Policies, or long-range comprehensive plans, for Conrad, Valier and Pondera County will host a public open house at the Conrad High School commons on Feb. 23, 7:30-9 p.m. and in Valier at the library on Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. At each open house there will be displays and a short presentation approximately one half hour after the start time for the open houses. The consultant, Cossitt Consulting, will provide a short summary of the plans and the recent survey conducted of county property owners.
“The purpose of the open houses is for the public to comment on the draft plan and indicate where changes are needed,” says Anne Cossitt.
Initial drafts were the subject of growth policy committee meetings in January. Revised plan drafts will be released by mid-February to reflect changes from the committees in January. All growth policy materials are available on the Pondera Port Authority website http://www.ponderaportauthority.com .
At the regular meeting of the county commissioners on Wednesday, a number of county board members were reappointed to their respective boards.
They included Gary Brown and Duane Habets to the airport board; Everett Breding to the Conrad cemetery board and Donald Dodge to the Valier cemetery board; Pete McKeone and Pam McFarland to the public health board; Cliff Gustafson and Rita Christiaens to the park board, Mark Grubb and Sara Taliaferro to the planning board, Jamie Brownell to the tax appeal board and Claudia DeShazer to the Conrad TV board.
All these board terms run to 2013.
There were no abatements, contacts of agreements for the commissioners to act on.
MAJOR WIN — Luke Schlosser wins by a technical fall, 15-0, over Jacob Bethea from Glasgow at the state wrestling meet in Hamilton. I-O Photo by Colleen Moritz
Cowboy junior Luke Schlosser has turned in a super year on the mats for Conrad.
This season the 112 matman went undefeated at 39-0, but more important, he blitzed the competition at the state meet in Hamilton and picked up his third championship. His CHS record stands at 101-5.
As a freshman he won the title at 98 pounds and last year he won his second title at 105. This year he moved up one more weight class for his third.
At the “Big Dance” he opened his trip to the top of the podium with a pin win in :48 over Rod Carew of Thompson Falls. In his quarter finals he took a 7-0 decision over Josh Mann of Colstrip. He had a big technical fall win over Jacob Bethea of Glasgow, 15-0 and in the championship round he stopped Chris Nile of Forsyth with a 4-2 decision. The Forsyth team won the state title.