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.
HIT THE PINS — Mandy Swan, a human bowling ball, takes down pins with a little guidance from Cindy Johnson during National Night Out at the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park on Tuesday evening. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Conrad does know how to throw a party!
Tuesday night was the second go-around for National Night Out (NNO) and well over 300 people came out to the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park for the event.
Building off of last year’s party, this one was even better and will be a spring board for future NNOs.
This is a national event put on by communities taking place on the first Tuesday in August from coast-to-coast.