Special to the I-O by Cassie Brownell, CHS alumni
Growing up in Conrad, I was always impressed by the great kindness and generosity of the people in town and the surrounding area. It seemed that no matter what the cause or call to action, a huge outpouring of support would come forth from the community – be it an individual or family in need or something to better the greater community. Even in difficult times or following a poor harvest, members of the Conrad community have always found a way to give back and to give more than one could ever expect.
This is perhaps one of the most important lessons I learned as a child in Conrad – to give and to give with your whole heart. Since graduating from Conrad High School in 2004, I have tried to live out this lesson as I explored the world beyond Pondera County’s borders. As a student at Marquette University, I discovered my own desire to dedicate my time and energy to empowering the working-class poor and homeless populations of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My desire to serve took me far beyond the boundaries of the United States as I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to volunteer in two schools during my junior year at Marquette. The experiences I had in these two schools left me feeling troubled, seeing for the first time the vast injustices in education from one place, such as Conrad, to another.
The first act is a rehearsal of the dreadful play. The second act is a near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the third act is the actual performance where anything that can go wrong ... does!
This show gives a very real insight into what actually occurs, at times, in getting a show ready for presentation. The results are hilarious.
At their regular business meeting on Wednesday, county commissioners approved an airport lease agreement.
Dan Brown approached the commission and would like to build a hangar at the Conrad Airport and lease the ground from the county.
The building will be 30x40 or 1,200 square feet.
Commissioner Joe Christiaens moved to approve the lease agreement for property at a cost of 10-cents per square foot ($120) per year and to pro-rate 2010 from June 1 to Dec. 31.
Commissioner Sandy Broesder seconded the motion and it passed on a 2-0 vote. Commissioner Cynthia Johnson was in Helena on county business.