By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
This year the Conrad School District has elected not to run an annual school election. The reasons for not running an election vary.
To start with the two trustee positions up for election have been filed for by incumbents Carol Jones and Jill Johnson.
They are both running unopposed, Jones for the one year position and Johnson for the three year position. With no write-in candidates announced they will be appointed through acclamation of the board.
The school district has also elected not to run a levy election this year.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Amanda Younce, a 33-year-old Democrat, is stepping into the political arena for the first time in the race for county commissioner.
Younce is originally from Chattanooga, Tenn. She is married to Cale Younce and the couple has an eight-year-old son.
She graduated from high school in Chattanooga and is currently enrolled in a distance learning course with the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy, Inc. out of Encinitas, Calif., to fulfill HER Holistic Health Practitioner’s certification.
Younce is a tax season receptionist with Sharon Eisenberg, CPA, does bookkeeping for Dry Fork Construction, is an avid crafter with an on-line Etsy Shop in the works and is a homemaker.
The Pondera Shooting Sports Club (PSSC) would like to respond to the April 15 article in The I-O “Shooting Sports Club ‘strapped for cash.’ “
Although it is true that we are exploring options to save money for the club by possibly running liability insurance under the umbrella of the county, the PSSC is by no stretch of the imagination strapped for cash.
In the past two years we have built a $600,000 facility with only $26,000 remaining debt. Not many businesses or organizations can build a new facility and carry over less than five percent of the total value as debt.
In addition to this noteworthy capital accrued in two years’ time the PSSC has a thriving membership which has more than doubled since 2009. There is regular income-generating activity at the PSSC including fund-raisers, meetings, shooting tournaments, room-rental, bow hunters, small bore rifle and trap shooting.