By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Incumbent Pondera County Commissioner Sandy Broesder is seeking re-election to a seat she first earned five years ago.
Broesder, age 54, is running on the Republican ticket and is the current commission chairman
A native of Calgary, Alberta, she moved to Montana when she was eight. She is a graduate of Lincoln County High School in Eureka and attended MSU-Bozeman before entering the work force.
After her family was grown, Broesder returned to college and graduated with a BS degree in Business Technology from MSU-Northern
Folgers Coffee recently advertised a contest to write and perform an updated version of their Best Part of Waking Up jingle.
University of Montana student Ethan Thompson from Whitefish decided to participate and asked his recently formed band, “Nothing Rhymes with Oranges”, to perform his version.
The band is made up of Ethan as the primary vocalist, Landon Lee from Conrad on bass, Dan Coburn on drums, and Mitch Foster on acoustic guitar (though Mitch was not able to perform with the band on the Folgers video.)
The band plays mostly original jazz/pop style music and has performed at multiple venues in Missoula.
On April 6-7 Youth Enhancement Services, a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing services for youth, in conjunction with Judge Laurie McKinnon of the Ninth Judicial District, are sponsoring a school presentation entitled Choices and Consequences.
The program is designed to assist youth in learning how each decision they make either strengthens or weakens their foundation and character and the message that 10 seconds is all it takes to change a life forever.
The program is being presented to six area high schools – Conrad, Dutton/Brady, Shelby, Choteau, Fairfield and Cut Bank. Valier and Sunburst will be transporting students to area assemblies.