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.”
The Pondera Arts Council is proud to present the grand premier of Next Year Country at the Orpheum Theatre/Weigand Auditorium on July 1.
It is the story of three Montana families, struggling to survive in a world constantly changing climate and economy in which they resort to unconventional methods to attempt to preserve their livelihood. One of these methods involves hiring a rainmaker to save their farms from an unrelenting drought.