The summer season is fast winding down and the last big tournament for the Pondera Golf Club is right around the corner.
Golfers will blast off the tee boxes on Aug. 28 at the PGC in the annual Todd Johnson Memorial tourney beginning at 9 a.m.
The two-person scramble event will have teams playing 27 holes. The tournament is limited to 45 teams.
Over the years this tournament has become a golfer’s favorite and almost a reunion, if you will, as it draws former graduates from outside the area to come back and tee it up one more time for the “TJ” as it has become to be known.
The entry fee is still only $35 per player.
For this, you get to play 27 holes of golf and chomp down on a pretty good dinner after. There is also a deuce pot to enter and a bunch of cool prizes to be given away.
DEAD ASH — This dead Ash tree is just one of many that are around town which may be resurrected by culturing ‘stump sprouts.’ I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Special to the I-O by Peter Kolb, MSU Extension Forestry Specialist
A lot of green ash trees were severely frozen back during last fall’s unusual cold spell.
Some people are removing these trees, roots and all and replanting green ash, all at an enormous cost.
Another potential way of dealing with this issue is by culturing “stump sprouts.”
Green ash is a commonly planted urban and yard shade tree in Montana. It grows relatively fast, is easy to produce in nurseries making it less expensive than some other shade trees and is relatively tolerant of poor soils, drought, insects, disease and cold.
CURIOUS CUBS — This photo of two Grizzly bears was taken by the Collins Road on Saturday. The bears were west of the elevator heading south toward the Teton River. They also showed up at the Gus Winterrowd farm just three miles south of Brady. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Kevin Kellers.
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Last Thursday, the Conrad School Board held a special meeting regarding the Conrad High School Eligibility Policy.
Close to 30 community members gathered in the CHS Auditorium to express their support or concerns for the year old policy.
After the meeting was called to order, CHS Principal Ken Larson spoke to the audience about the policy and how it came to be.
Larson explained that a large share of the students at CHS were on the DFI list, which tallies students with a letter grade of D, F or Incomplete for at least one class.