RACKED UP — Right now these bikes are not getting a lot of use on the streets of Conrad, not after a strong winter storm dumped a new white blanket of snow in the area. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor and Deanna Wakkinen, I-O reporter
JULY – The Conrad Centennial Committee gathered to discuss how to disperse left-over funds, approximately $13,000, after the big centennial celebration. Funds went to the Conrad Main St. Beautification Project, the Conrad Volunteer Fire Department, the Pondera County EMTs, the Pondera County History Association and the Conrad Recycling Project.
The Culpepper and Meriwether Circus made its way to town.
Pondera Medical Center’s Board Trustee, Jim Nelson, retires after 21 years.
The Pondera Golf Club hosted the ‘Cup’ and Conrad, Shelby and Cut Bank faced off for a weekend of competition. Conrad came out the victor.
The Rocky Mountain Riders Club hosted the 6th annual Rocky Mountain Ride and many Conrad riders were successful in taking home some gold. Winners from Conrad included: Devin VandenBos, Blayne Underdahl, Cody Preitauer, Eli Knobel, Luke Fowler, Tristen Diedrich, Tyler Huber, Owen Ostberg and Andrew Fowler.
PMC purchases Dr. John Taylor’s optometry practice on 403 S. Delaware. Taylor stays on as optometrist until his retirement later in the year.
SWEARING IN — County elected officials were given their oath of office on Thursday. It was administered by Commissioner Cyndi Johnson, far right. From the left, is Public Administrator Bill May, Clerk and Recorder Janis Hoppes, Sheriff/Coroner Tom Kuka, Treasurer Jeanne Moon, County Superintendent of Schools Jo Stone, County Attorney Mary Ann Ries and Justice of the Peace Audrey Brown. All terms of office are for four years. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The big talking point Monday evening at the city council meeting centered on the city moving their Main Street offices to Norley Hall, Blue Sky Villa.
George Gibson, an architect working with KLJ, an engineering firm, was on hand to give a presentation on the proposed project.
Mayor John Shevlin emphasized that the $343,000 (estimated cost) project is “just being explored” at the present.
A committee, comprised of council members Wendy Judisch and Sandy Syvertson, along with Chief Gary Dent and Public Works Director Rich Anderson have yet to enter into a discussion or meeting with representatives of Horizon Lodge.
Gibson told council members that the building is in a good location, but will need some work.
She stayed at the store when Fooshee sold in 1981 to Harold Olson, who changed the name to Olson’s Drug. Olson sold the store to Pete McKeone in 1989. Olson continued working at the store as bookkeeper, clerk and became a Pharmacy Technician.
She married Harold Olson in 2002. She is on the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church council and as president, was director on the board of Conrad Chamber of Commerce and was President in 2003 and 2004.
Olson is the newly elected vice president of the Montana Pioneer and Classic Auto Club, the first woman to be elected to that position. She also served on many civic and benefit committees.