GETS AROUND — Cowboy quarterback sophomore Wesley Varnum (8) eludes the grasp Kellen Murack (47) during a scrimmage on Friday. Trailing the play is sophomore lineman Ryan Townsend. Conrad begins the season for real on Friday with the Malta Mustangs in for the home opener. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
As its been in the past the Cowboy football team will be having a big test right out of the chute when the Malta Mustangs come to town on Friday.
The Mustangs lost three players who had state honors behind their name, but they also return five players who got some form of all league recognitions including All-State lineman Kyle Boos.
The Cowboys says Coach Joe Moerkerke, “We’ll have four seniors on the squad.” They will have to step up and provide leadership for 16 juniors, 10 sophomores and eight freshmen.
FOR FOUNDATION — Blake Larson, Taya Dyer, Ariana Pruttis, Caden Huntsinger, Jette Pruttis and Nathan Pruttis were selling sno-cones last Tuesday with the proceeds going to a foundation in the name of Makiah Bartsch who recently passed away. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Gary & Leo’s IGA of Conrad has teamed up again this year with the Conrad Community Education Foundation (CCEF) for the Conrad “Roundup” for Education.
Shoppers will have the opportunity to donate funds to the Conrad Community Education Foundation by “Rounding Up” their purchase of groceries to the next whole dollar amount. The “Roundup” campaign that ran in the spring of 2009 raised over $1,800. The money was used to purchase swim lessons for qualified individuals through the Caring for Kids Program.
The Pondera Regional Port Authority has been active in the past year working on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
It is a program that seeks to purchase foreclosed homes and renovate them, making them available for low and moderate income families.
After much work the organization is pleased to have two properties that are available for purchase by income qualified people.