By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The Conrad School Board called a special meeting to order on Dec. 21 to discuss the strategies of selecting a new superintendent.
A timeline has been selected and the position will be advertised as soon as possible with the help of the Montana School Board Association (MTSBA). The board agreed to use their help during the search process.
MTSBA, for a $3,500 fee, will visit the district once to provide a summary of the background checks that it conducts for the candidates selected by the board. They also provide an application and do the advertising for the board. The board feels that having the MTSBA do the background checks gives them a chance to be less bias.
A seminar on no-till farming will be offered Jan. 3-4 in Choteau, Fort Benton and Shelby.
The focus of this program will be on fertility and crop production issues that have risen after many years of no-till cropping. “This seminar will be an excellent opportunity to learn about continuing successful no-till programs as well as what research is being conducted by state and federal agencies,” says Dan Picard of the county Extension office.
Fertility topics covered will include issues such as how to use in-row placement along with other fertilizer application methods to meet the 2011 crop’s needs, nitrogen volatilization, and how to manage nitrogen fertility to discourage root and crown diseases.
UP FOR TWO — Cowboy Graham Grubb, number 23, goes to the hoop for two of his 11 points against Heart Butte on Monday. Defending is Warrior Taylor Vaile. In the 56-45 win Grubb also had seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
In their final home game of the year, the Cowboys defeated their county neighbor Heart Butte 56-45. That was on Monday, the next evening the homeboys were in Cut Bank where they suffered a 60-46 loss in their last game of 2010.
Graham Grubb put the first points on the board for the game, streaking down the land for the basket. The lead was short lived. Tony Calf Boss Ribs nailed a three pointer to put the Warriors up 2-3
Wyatt Skunk Cap then drilled a jumper and Heart Butte held a 2-5 lead, but not for long.
Clay Winters canned a shot, Ben Moerkerke got inside and scored off a put back, Grubb drilled another basket and Austin Zomer nailed a shot and while it was a one point, 13-12 lead when the buzzer sounded to end the first period, Conrad would never trail again.