The hometown folks are always interested in who went where and what they are doing now.
Maybe you graduated from Conrad High School, went away to college and found a job on a shrimp boat in Louisiana, hmmm, that wouldn’t be so hot right now.
Or maybe you went, like Carmen DeVries, to teach school in New Guinea, or, maybe you found a new adventure just on the other side of the hill in Missoula or maybe you are serving our great land in the armed services.
FIRST MEET — Makayla Welker, a Minnow swimmer, touches first in the 25 free, her first ever swim meet. Photo for the I-O by Amy Salois
The Conrad swimmers, 38 strong, placed fourth over the weekend at the Bitterroot swim meet.
Team places overall looked like this: 1st Bitterroot, 2nd Columbia Falls, 3rd Shelby, 4th Conrad, 5th Cut Bank 6th Chester, 7th Fairfield, 8th Fort Benton, 9th Glasgow, 10th Chinook, 11th Plains and 12th Malta. There were 289 simmers participating in the swim meet.
Makayla Barringer and Andrea Russell both took home high point honors. Barringer also broke a pool record in the 100m back with a time of 1:19.19. The old record was 1:20.12 which was set in 2005.
Individual and team relay results went like this:
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The Conrad Centennial Committee (CC) gathered together well before the city celebrated its’ 100th anniversary last year and had events going on right up to the day of the “Big Clock” unveiling on Main St. which drew well over 1,000 folks.
Through their continued efforts it seemed everyone caught the centennial spirit and helped Conrad welcome in a start on another 100 years.
Marla Bruner, chairman of the committee, commented, “Seeing all the people at every event made all the months of planning worthwhile. We honored the past; celebrated the present and embraced the future.”