By Deanna Wakkinen, I.O. Reporter
The newest addition to the I.O. family is full of experience ranging from activities coordinator to wet nurse. Deanna Wakkinen is not new to Conrad but instead new to the idea of returning to work.
Wakkinen, whose maiden name is Leys, was born and raised in Conrad.
County commissioners received bids for new machinery for the Road Department and put them under advisement.
Two bids were for asphalt reclaiming equipment and three were for the purchase of mowers.
One bid was from Normont Equipment for a Zanetis Road Hog for $114,264 and an optional trailer for $8,510 for a total of $122,774.
The second bid was from Asphalt Zipper for an AZ600 model, $129,950. An option for a trailer was $12,000 and other options were for $13,890 or $155,840.
There were three proposals for the purchase of new mowers.
LABOR DAY — Flags were put out at Main Street businesses by the Knights of Columbus in honor of Labor Day on Monday. Traditionally Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer and is regarded as a day of rest and parties. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
For the I-O by Chairman Ann Morren
Our Window on the World, a National Garden Club Standard (NGC) flower show was presented recently by the Conrad Garden Club.
This theme was inspired by the classic windows in the historic Arnot’s building downtown.
Our view of Conrad, the area of life in general depends upon “our window on the world” and this theme allowed the community to share their perspectives.