By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Last Tuesday the Conrad School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting.
Among the many topics being discussed, the increase in health insurance rates and the school districts options were of utmost importance.
Superintendent Lynn Utterback commented, “Statewide, schools are seeing insurance rate increases between 20-60 percent. In Conrad, we are looking at a 28-30 percent increase.”
Montana Unified School Trust (MUST) has been the district’s carrier for the last two years. With the increases they are now weighing their options.
The district has looked at other insurance carriers along with MUST, including Allegiance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and NU West.
Time to think about getting Whoop-Up floats ready
This summer, June 5 to be exact, the Conrad Lions Club will be presenting the 70th annual Whoop-Up Trail Days Celebration.
And before the action begins at the rodeo grounds, the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the children’s parade and the general parade, the biggest little parade in the Golden Triangle.
Jake and Martha Egeler will be serving as the Grand Marshall for the parade and for the kids’ parade both. They hope to see a lot of folks out participating in the parade.
Letha Ashworth, the CofC secretary tells The I-O, “We want kids that want to have a lot fun, this is their opportunity to participate and best of all, no application or experience is needed.”
SINGLES WINNER — Conrad’s number one singles player Calen King poses with the bracket from the Northwest Divisional Tournament. King placed first and will compete for a State title this week in Missoula. I-O Photo by Pat Lee
By Kendall Griggs, CHS Tennis Coach
On Friday and Saturday the Conrad Tennis teams traveled to Choteau for the Northwest Divisional Tournament. Both teams had a great first day of competition ending tied for 1st with Cut Bank, but were edged out Saturday by the Wolves.
The girls finished six points behind the lead and qualified four players for the State Tournament in Missoula. The boys, who automatically qualify for the State B-C Tournament, had a great weekend finishing just behind Cut Bank by 4th place victories in boy’s singles and doubles play.
Sophomore Jade Rodriguez and freshmen Megan Fetters had a good weekend in singles play, but failed to qualify for State.