COLLISION — On Dec. 30, at 1 p.m., a BNSF local that provides service between Great Falls and Valier derailed smashing into the Columbia Grain elevator. The train was picking up loaded grain cars when, due to ice, the wheels of the lead car derailed and ran into the elevator. There were no injuries or track damage. I-O Photo by Adam Jerome
JULY: The Conrad Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Cravings llc. Cravings is owned by Mitch Hauer and Shari Gianarelli.
The Tri-County Cardinals were in the midst of a seven-game winning streak.
Conrad was unable to defend their Rider Cup trophy as the golfers from Shelby took the title back.
Melissa Barringer won high point honors at the Conrad Swim Meet where she took home three first places and a new pool record in the 100m Breast with a time of 1:22.58.
PMC and the Union continued to negotiate without much success.
Bruce Vincent, a third generation logger from Libby, will head up a new foundation dinner event for the Coalition for Common Sense Use (CCSU) on Jan. 9.
The dinner will take place in the Pondera Shooting Sports Building just west of the baseball complex with a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. and the dinner starting at 7 p.m.
For the past 20 years Vincent has given motivational speeches throughout the U.S. and the world, has testified on natural resource issues before Congress and has appeared on several TV news programs such as 60 Minutes.
“I have heard a lot of speakers and Vincent is the best I’ve ever listened to,” commented Rep. Llew Jones.
FOUR MORE — Mayor John Shevlin receives the oath of office by Conrad City Financial Officer Agnes Fowler, Monday evening before the city council meeting. Shevlin has four more years at the helm. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Elected officials were sworn into office on Monday evening at the first council meeting of the New Year. Other individuals were appointed or re-appointed to boards and positions.
Mayor John Shevlin was given the oath of office by Agnes Fowler, city finance officer. He won a write-in campaign for a second four years at the helm of the city.
The mayor noted, “It is a pleasure to have the support of the community and the city – there are a lot of great things going on.”