BANG THEM DRUMS — Justin Salois pounds away on the new drum set purchased by the Conrad Booster Club during the 1B Tournaments over the weekend. Watch the I-O in the near future for a story relating to the shiny red drum set so proudly played by the Conrad Pep Band. I-O Photo by Amy Salois
The Conrad Cowgirls hung tough in the district tournament this past week and saw their season extended to the divisionals in Malta this weekend.
Coming in as the number three seed, the home ladies opened with the sixth seeded Cut Bank and the pesky Wolves gave Conrad a game, but in the end, in overtime, it was the Cowgirls by one, 48-47.
After two quarters of play the contest was all knotted at 25 apiece and stayed that way for regulation play.
In the OT, Conrad nipped the Wolves, 6-5, and moved on in the tournament.
Rashelle Johns had a nifty game, getting a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Taylor Judisch bounced in 13 points off the glass, Taylor Johnson pumped home seven, Moranda Brenteson added five, Erica Grubb the same while Kelli Fagan and Hayley Orcutt both added hoops to the scoring column.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION — John McFarland, a past CofC president, presented the Unsung Hero award to Mark Gage. This award goes to a person who volunteers their time and energy toward the betterment of Conrad and deserves special recognition for their efforts. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Mark Gage, an accountant with Brown, Fichtner and Associates, has been selected as the 2010 Unsung Hero.
The award was presented at the 46th annual meeting and banquet of the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening.
The coveted award is presented to an individual who volunteers their time and energy toward the betterment of Conrad and deserves special recognition for their efforts.
Before the “Big Secret” of the night was awarded, there were a number of reports from other entities and special speaker Mark Matteson.
Getting the evening started was the presentation of the Colors by the local Boy Scouts from Troop 541 and an invocation by Pastor Pete Wetendorf of the Conrad Mission Church.
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 .