By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Mayor Wendy Judisch announced the resignation of police officer Ted Thornton at the council meeting on Tuesday.
Council members accepted the resignation which was effective Feb. 6. No reason for the resignation was given.
A search is underway for a new police officer. In related police business, on the recommendation of Chief Gary Dent, Officer Dustin Kirkbride was promoted to Senior Patrolman with an effective date of Feb. 1.
Biography submitted by Rep. Rob Cook
I am 48 years-old and a partner in Intercontinental Truck Body (ITB).
I have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MSU-Bozeman. After earning my engineering degree I left the state for 11 years. In 1999 I received an offer to return to Montana. I took advantage of the opportunity to become a job creator and left the Peterbilt Design Center to become the managing partner of ITB. To be able to return to my roots in Montana was a dream come true.
I am the president of the board for Hi-Line Help for Abused Spouses, an associate board member for Front Range CASA/GAL, and the legislative board member for the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. I am a Shriner and I work very hard to raise money for the children who use our hospitals. In my spare time I enjoy reading, rafting, hiking, and jogging.
After many years steering the Pondera Arts Council, Helen Elliott had decided that it was time for someone else to provide leadership for the PAC. At the elections of officers at the last PAC board meeting, Tim Toeset was elected President and will be accepting the gavel from Elliott at the March meeting.
In remembering her many years as president, she remembers seemingly incredible events that have transformed a group of concerned citizens into the Pondera Arts Council. It all started over lunch one day in 1998 when a group of individuals decided to pursue bringing public radio to Conrad. Phil Aaberg provided the entertainment for the kick-off fundraising concert. Miraculously, and with the help from many people, over $10,000 was raised and Yellowstone Public Radio (91.3 FM) began broadcasting to Conrad and surrounding area. Mission accomplished.