WIND BLOWN — Last week the Old Man Winter storm blow so hard that this old grain elevator just across the railroad tracks began to list a little at first, and then go a little more to the right, even though the top section remained upright and straight. It caused a lot of folks to drive by and take a look. It was almost like Conrad had their own “Leaning Tower of Pisa.” The middle section was straightened out and everything ‘looked’ normal. Then the winds came back on Monday with a vengeance and about 1 p.m., the top two sections with a loud crash, took a tumble. One of Conrad’s “skyscrapers” became a casualty of the wind. I-O Photos by Buck Traxler and Barb Endler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
On a 3-0 vote of the council Monday evening the city moved to invest up to $52,000 in a street patching machine.
The Tri-City Interlocal has already called for bids, it being cheaper to get three units at once instead of one. The unit will be funded with 25 percent from Public Works Director Rich Anderson’s water fund and 75 percent from the street general fund.
The machine can mix the oil and chips while a street is being patched and will be operated by two men instead of the three or four needed now when patching is done out of the back of a truck.
TOP TEACHER — From the left, School Board Chairperson Jan Carter along with last year’s Teacher of the Year, Carol Mielke, present Karen Lee, center, with her special plaque for being named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. The ceremonies took place in the newly remodeled auditorium at CHS on Wednesday. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Wednesday afternoon the Conrad school district held their annual staff and employee recognition program.
This year marked the 14th anniversary of the event and while normally held in the multi-purpose room at Meadowlark School, the event was scheduled into the new auditorium at Conrad High School.
The employee recognition program was just the second event to be put on in a facility that in a word is, incredible.
Conrad School Board Chairman Jan Carter opened the ceremony with a short welcome and said to the audience, “All of you should give yourself a pat on the back for all you do.”
MEMBERSHIP — The CHS Honor Society, with their new inductees is now 34 members strong. From the left in front are Megan Arndt, Rachel Lamb, Sidney Slezak, Kara Bandow, Taylor Johnson, Sam Larson and Nikki Linn. In the next row are Graham Grubb, Josiah Moerkerke, Nathan Gage, Claire Nelson, Amber Stenson, Kasey Brownell and Katey VanderVeen. In the next row are Amelia DeBoo, Emily Weisgram, Sam Carroll, Ciara Bender, Meagan Breding, Brittany Greyn and Erica Grubb. In the next row are Erika VanderVeen, Will Shirley, Dallas VanLuchene, Jacob Gouchenour, Steven Peters, Calvin Ophus and Ben Moerkerke. In the back row are Nathan Kleinsasser, Alyssa Keil and Jenny Silvernale. Not pictured are Bethany Grubb, Jayleen Harris and Rob Brenteson. Photo courtesy of Debbie Ostertag
The Conrad High School National Honor Society (NHS) spring induction was held on April 26 in the CHS Auditorium.
It was the first official function of the newly remodeled auditorium.
During the ceremony, seventeen students were inducted into the Conrad Chapter of NHS. The students included two juniors: Megan Arndt and Nikki Linn; and 15 sophomores: Ciara Bender, Meagan Breding, Sam Carroll, Amelia DeBoo, Jacob Gouchenour, Brittany Greyn, Erica Grubb, Sam Larson, Ben Moerkerke, Calvin Ophus, Steven Peters, Will Shirley, Erika VanderVeen, Dallas VanLuchene and Emily Weisgram.