By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
On a unanimous vote the county commissioners moved to approve an application for an oil and gas well plugging grant in the amount of $100,000 on Wednesday.
The grant will be administered by Corrine Rose, the county sanitarian and reimburses producers for part of their expense to plug nonproductive wells.
An abatement was made for a tax reduction of $77.35 on a parcel of land, adjusted by the county tax appeal board.
The commissioners received a copy of an application for the Log Cabin Bar in Brady for a liquor license.
In the application, the commissioners are given the opportunity to object to one being issued.
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Last Tuesday the Conrad School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting.
Among the many topics being discussed, the increase in health insurance rates and the school districts options were of utmost importance.
Superintendent Lynn Utterback commented, “Statewide, schools are seeing insurance rate increases between 20-60 percent. In Conrad, we are looking at a 28-30 percent increase.”
Montana Unified School Trust (MUST) has been the district’s carrier for the last two years. With the increases they are now weighing their options.
The district has looked at other insurance carriers along with MUST, including Allegiance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and NU West.
Time to think about getting Whoop-Up floats ready
This summer, June 5 to be exact, the Conrad Lions Club will be presenting the 70th annual Whoop-Up Trail Days Celebration.
And before the action begins at the rodeo grounds, the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the children’s parade and the general parade, the biggest little parade in the Golden Triangle.
Jake and Martha Egeler will be serving as the Grand Marshall for the parade and for the kids’ parade both. They hope to see a lot of folks out participating in the parade.
Letha Ashworth, the CofC secretary tells The I-O, “We want kids that want to have a lot fun, this is their opportunity to participate and best of all, no application or experience is needed.”