ALWAYS A GOOD TIME – Jim Greer hosts a “Light Auction” Saturday night with the help of Zane Drishinski’s unmatched enthusiasm. This light, donated by Kronebusch Electric, was sold for $50, but Kronebusch Electric matched those funds for $100. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The parking lot filled quickly as cars began to spread down the adjacent roadways, and the masses joined together to support a young girl and her family.
Toddler Lahren (Rhen) Fowler is like any other youngster, curious, determined and quick on her feet. Dec. 18 will weigh heavily on this family as they remember it as the day that all of these young qualities got the best of her. Rhen, in the blink of an eye, tumbled off a second story balcony, causing her to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
Now on the road to recovery, the family finds itself temporarily residing in a hotel room, close to A Denver hospital and returning there daily for occupational and physical therapy.
With support stemming from near and far, a spaghetti dinner and live auction were held on Saturday at the Pondera Golf Club. The results, over $50,000 raised to help out a great family and their medical expenses.
FINAL TIME — Pondera County dispatcher Bev Anderson sits at her desk in the dispatching enclave in the courthouse basement one more time. She has served as a dispatcher for over 24 years. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The county commissioners held their first listening session for constituents and any interested person on Wednesday.
The sessions are planned to take place every third Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Commissioners will be on hand until 6 p.m. or until everyone who wants to air a concern has been heard.
No action will be taken on any topic, but if it is needed, the item will be on the agenda for the next regular business meeting. These are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The commissioners wanted to give individuals a chance to speak out about their concerns or ideas, but are not able to make the 10 a.m. business meeting on Wednesday.
Commission Chairman Cyndi Johnson and Sandy Broesder were present for the first session. Also on hand was I-O editor, Buck Traxler.
The Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce’s 46th Annual Banquet is coming up on Feb. 8 at Norley Hall.
Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and banquet at 7 p.m. This year’s dinner is catered by Mike and Pat Harding with Big Ox BBQ & Catering, with a no-host bar provided by Ed’s Tavern.
“In addition to a wonderful catered dinner, we look forward to the keynote speaker Mark Matteson, an internationally renowned idea reporter, business humorist, and thought leader,” says Molly Bock CofC executive secretary. “He has been called a Street Scholar, Idea Reporter, and Insightful Business Humorist.”
Matteson’s topic will be Raising the Bar in 2011. To find out more about Matteson, you are encouraged to check out his website on the Internet at www.mattesonavenue.com.