By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The October school board meeting had a great kick off with student recognitions for student of the month. The room was filled to the brim with three generations of family there to support the five students from the four schools.
Kendall Griggs introduced the high school honoree, Kara Bandow. Griggs cited multiple teachers with comments from Tammy Jones stating that Bandow is an “excellent role model” that exhibits “kindness to others”.
Carol Brownell presented the Utterback Middle School students of the month who are Shane Larson and Jenna Rodriguez. Jones commented that Larson is “so focused” and “does not make excuses”. Craig Barringer noted that Rodriguez has an “internal drive” while Monica Tomayer commented on her “heart of gold”. Both UMS students of the month honorees are National Junior Honor Society members.
SKY HIGH — Cowboys Lucas Shultz, #57, and Tyler Nelson, #52, go up for a sky-bump at the introduction of players before the Homecoming game with Cascade on Saturday. Number 62 Derek VanLuchene looks on. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The Conrad Cowboys put a confidence builder in their saddle bags on Saturday afternoon, putting a whippin’ on the Cascade Badgers, 40-12.
Both squads came into the contest looking for their first win of the season and the Cowboys picked up the sweet Homecoming win.
On their opening possessions both teams traded punts. On the Badgers second possession, on a fourth down, they faked a punt and tried to pass to keep the series alive. It didn’t work. Instead they handed Conrad good field position at the 32 yard line.
Quarterback Joe Ries quickly scampered 30 yards to the one yard line. After losing six yards on two plays, Ries packed the ball into the barn, going off the left tackle for eight yards.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The month of October serves up one big event after another
We have gotten through Harvest Fest and the chili cook-off and Home Coming and the grand opening event of the Pondera Shooting Sports Club and we’re not done yet, there is more to come.
Now comes the next super event, the Pondera Medical Center Health Fair which has moved from a traditional Tuesday to a Thursday
There is no charge to attend the Health Fair, this is a free event.
The Health Fair takes place Oct. 21, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 416 S. Kansas in Conrad.