PLACING FOOD — Terrance Kleinsasser and Jacob Gouchenour place food at the local Food Pantry recently as part of a community service project. Photo for the I-O by Carey Monahan
As the number of Montanans going hungry continues to grow in a tough economy, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation seeks to raise a record $2 million this year during its ninth annual fundraising campaign for Montana food banks, including the Pondera Food Pantry in Conrad.
As part of the campaign, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation will match up to $350,000 in contributions to Montana food banks made now through Nov. 30.
That amount is $50,000 more than last year. A record 56 food banks are participating this year.
The commissioners had a light business schedule to address on Wednesday. They approved a task order to the master contract for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Training grant.
The task order will provide the county with funding in the amount of $34,207 for services provided from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.
Two excavation agreements were approved, one for the New Miami Colony to engage in excavation on and under the Conrad-Dupuyer Road.
The other was requested by 3 Rivers Communications for exaction on and under Robare Lane for the purpose of installing new phone cable and to re-route around a new substation.
HE SCORES! — Colter Knox pulls down a TD catch of seven yards from Joe Ries in the game with Choteau on Friday. Knox caught two passes for 13 yards and the lone Cowboy score as they fell 42-6. Photo courtesy of Kelly Martin
Choteau built up a 24-0 lead early, were ahead 30-6 by halftime and coasted to a 42-6 win over the Cowboys on Friday.
Conrad picked up 180 yards of total offense, a respectable 145 on the ground, but passed for just 35.
The team did not have a turnover and only committed five penalties.
Choteau also had the yellow flag tossed in their direction five times and they committed one turnover. However, they ran up 525 yards of total offense, 186 on the ground and 339 in the airways.