By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
The Pondera County Recycling Coalition (PCRC) has seen huge successes in the last year thanks to many volunteers and a community wide effort.
In the PCRCs year existence they have brought a permanent aluminum and paper recycling structure to Conrad. To date over 2,000 pounds of aluminum and 35,000 pounds of paper products have been saved from the landfill.
While there is a very small market for recyclables in today’s climate, the PCRC has been able to make enough money to continue to improve the recycling environment in Conrad.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Petition signers living on the first block of N. Maryland attended the city council meeting Monday to complain about two German Shepherd dogs that are terrorizing the neighborhood.
The situation has become bad enough that the Post Office will not deliver mail to the residents. This means they have to go to the Post Office to pick up their mail and there is no mail on Saturday because the Post Office is closed.
Commenting earlier on the situation, county commissioner Cynthia Johnson, who lives on the block, says about not having mail delivered, “I feel my civil liberties are being violated.”
Police Chief Gary Dent noted that citations have been issued to the people who own the animals and they have pled not guilty (‘not my dog’) in city court.
SCIENCE DAY — Gifted and Talented Teacher Karen Lee, checks in with Bridger Russell and his project during Science Enrichment Day at Meadowlark School. UMS students Mariah Bitney and Cari Lytle were teaching about animals. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Friday, under the direction of Karen Lee, the Gifted and Talented instructor at UMS, seventh and eighth grade students from the middle school were getting in a hand on the teaching experience for Science Enrichment Day at Meadowlark School.
The Science and Computers instructor at UMS, Monica Tomayer, also helped out in the project with supplies and teaching tips.
During the day at Meadowlark the UMS students, in teams of two to four, instructed and taught the younger grade kids about a wide variety of science projects.
Logan Gouchenour and Seth Moerkerke showed their groups about the inter-action of chemical reactions.
Deidre Mecham, Molly Gianarelli, Taylour Russell and Skylar Stenson showed students how color reacts under various conditions.