At the regular meeting of the county commissioners on Wednesday, one part of business was to approve an audit contract.
On a unanimous vote commissioners approved the standard audit contract with Denning, Downey and Associates, (DD&A) CPA’s, PC for an audit period from June 11, 2009 through June 30, 2012.
The annual audit of the county, including the Port Authority, is anticipated to be a federal audit in each of the three years at the rate of $22,500 for FY-09/10; $23,320 for FY10/11 and $24,175 for FY11/12.
DIVISIONAL CHAMPS — The UMS wrestling squad won the divisional tournament in Shelby over the weekend. From the left in front are the stat girls, Danielle Moritz, Krisha McKinley, Alex Nesbo and Schuyler Shirley. In the second row are Parker Slezak, Garrett Moritz, Tyler Padilla, Morgan Koenig, Tyler Schultz, Hunter Mycke and Chris Morano. In the third row are Blaine Berg, Clark Judisch, Tyler Richter, Brandon French, Javan Carroll, Tristen Diedrich, James DeBoo, Dakota Suta, Hunter Nesbo and Coach Kevin Moritz. In the top are Austin Padilla, Assistant Coach Doug Moritz, Blake Underdahl, Dawson Berg and Cooper Dailey. Not pictured are Parker Larson, Colby Clark, Luke Fowler, Chaise Arrowtop and C.J. O’Connor. I-O Photo by Colleen Moritz
Once again the UMS wrestling team stepped up to the mats and the storied program brought home yet another first place trophy from the divisional meet.
Before the divisional meet, the team went down to Belt for a matchup tourney that included Fort Benton, Stanford/Geyser and Great Falls wrestlers. No team scores were kept.
Saturday the Buckaroos were in Shelby for their divisional meet with teams from Belt, Browning, Cascade, Chester, Cut Bank, East Glacier, Fairfield, Fort Benton, Heart Butte, Stanford/Geyser and Valier.
TALENTED SISTERS — From the left, Conrad High School senior Katey VanderVeen on the flute and Erika VanderVeen, who plays violin, will both be playing this weekend with the Great Falls Youth Symphony in concert in Great Falls. Both musicians play first chair. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
On any given Sunday afternoon, the stage of the Civic Center Mansfield Theater is filled with high school students, concentrating intently, focused on the task at hand.
The 70 students on stage count, subdivide, follow directions, deal with phrasing and expression, and spend an hour and a half in this intense environment without a break. Sound a lot like school? Not even close.
The Great Falls Symphony’s Regional Youth Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra comprised of talented, focused musicians who voluntarily spend their Sunday afternoons rehearsing in preparation for their two concerts each season.
Each of the students have passed an audition to gain entrance to this elite ensemble, and everyone is expected to come prepared each week, practicing on their own and in their private lessons to learn the difficult music presented to them in this orchestra.