CONRAD SOFTBALL BENEFIT — Nate Pruttis intently watches a softball game on Sunday morning. Over the weekend, 11 teams from all over the area gathered to play in the tournament. All proceeds from the event went to help defray the medical costs that Pruttis has accumulated during his recovery from a spinal tumor. I-O Photo by Adam Jerome
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Over the past weekend the Conrad Benefit Softball Tournament was played at the Conrad Sporting Complex.
With games being played on Saturday and Sunday, 11 teams were put together, all vying for first place.
This year the tournament proceeds, which included profits from concessions, a potluck and silent auction, team entry fees, 50/50 tickets, a rifle raffle and other donations went to the family of Nathan Pruttis.
Pruttis is a student at CHS and has undergone surgery in Seattle for a spinal tumor. He arrived home in April but still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, not to mention medical bills. The tournament was put together to help defray some of the costs.
Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
Special to the I-O by Cindy Habets Peterson
The tour of our very own Western United States (first stop San Francisco) continues this month in Utah.
With no fewer than six National Parks scattered across the southern half of the state, Utah conveniently provides enough spectacular scenery to while away as much vacation time as you can squeeze into one trip.
For many, Utah conjures up images of the Rockies, powder-skiing, Sundance Film Festival or the Great Salt Lake. An altogether different Utah lies several hours south of Salt Lake City.
1st Lieutenant James Wyatt
819th Red Horse Squadron
This past week the VFW hosted members of the 819th Red Horse squadron from Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls.
Red Horse is an acronym for Rapid Engineer Deployable, Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineer.
Lt. Col. Steve Ziade and four other members of the Red Horse talked and gave a slide show of their recent experiences while on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The team included Capt. Matt Stutevant who is an engineering commander from Maine and Sgt. E. Little Young Man Baker who is from Browning. She has had 10 deployments overseas. Also on the stage at the newly remodeled high school auditorium were Capt. Quincy Baity, a project engineer, and 1st Lt. James Wyatt who was most recently at Camp Zafore in Afghanistan.