CENTER CUT — With Pondera Shooting Sports Club representative Bruce Martin looking on, Sen. Jon Tester tests out the small bore range at the new shooting complex. The Senator put his shots in the bulls eye and then autographed the target for the club. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
It mirrors the movie, Field of Dreams, which starred Kevin Costner. Build a ball field in a corn patch in Iowa and “they will come.”
Almost surrounded by fields of grain, outside of the city, down a dusty road sits the best small bore, archery, and trap shooting range under the Big Sky, “They built it and they came.”
HOLIDAY TIME — Gabby Beaman and her pal Holden, a St. Bernard puppy, want to remind readers that The I-O will be closed on Labor Day. The paper will be put together on Wednesday and put out on Thursday. We hope everyone has a super and safe Holiday as the summer season winds down. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
County commissioners moved to approve an increase of salary of one percent (.19 cents per hour) for all elected officials on Wednesday.
Full-time and part-time employees will also receive a pay raise of .19 cents.
The increase will only be for 10 months, effective on the September payroll through June 2011 payroll.
This results in less than $32 per month for full-time employee salary and will just cover the additional employee cost for health insurance.
Special to the I-O by Lynn Utterback, Superintendent of Schools
Conrad Schools are open for business again this week.
We are excited to begin a new year and have quite a few changes that we would like to share with our students, parents and community.
First of all, we have a new web site at www.conradschools.org .
On this web site you will be able to access district and individual school calendars. In addition, current announcements, event schedules and times, lunch menus, staff directories and information, and a plethora of other information. Families may register at www.conradschools.org to receive important announcements automatically about school closings, disasters, or schedule changes.