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.
LOADING UP — Joelyn Fleisher, Low Income Energy Assistance Program coordinator (LIEAP), and Stan Gaines, of Brady, pile in a load of wood to help keep him warm. LIEAP is a program to help participants with their energy bills during the winter. The local program received 10-12 cords of wood that is cut and split by Montana inmates in Deer Lodge. Low income and the elderly are the main focus of the program. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
A larger than usual crowd lingered at the school board meeting Feb. 1 to present the case of an Utterback Middle School student who had been bullied during the 2009-2010 school year.
The student’s father was present to speak for his daughter and the pain she has endured after another student pulled her desk chair out from underneath her. According to her father, she is now dealing with back pain that requires medication and visits to physical therapy in Kalispell and Great Falls.
According to the father, the student missed two weeks of school after the incident and when they asked for a 504 to keep her grades up, they were never presented one.
Their daughter is now in Conrad High School and they are not impressed with the lack of an anti-bullying campaign. Recently another one of their children was bullied with name calling, a level one part of bullying, and the father was offended that the only action taken was for the two students involved to write down five things they didn’t like about the other person.