Special to the I-O by Karla Breding, City Council
On March 15, at 8 p.m. during the regular City of Conrad council meeting there will be a public hearing regarding a Permissive Medical Levy for partial funding of employee health insurance.
The city does not offer health insurance at this time and has not since the late 1980s.
The hearing allows the public to voice any concerns they may have regarding the plan to provide health insurance to full-time, eligible employees effective July 1.
Currently the city receives insurance coverage provided by the Montana Municipal Insurance Authority (MMIA) for property, liability and workmen’s compensation.
Letha Ashworth has come on board as the new executive secretary for the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce.
She takes over the reins of Judy Larson who recently resigned.
Ashworth was born and raised in the Bay Area of California and after her graduation from high school she married Wayne Ashworth and moved to San Diego while he was in the U.S. Navy.
LOOKING ABOUT — Cowgirl senior Jenny Silvernale looks for an open teammate to pass off to in action with Malta at the divisional tourney in Choteau. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Conrad has seen better games. Coming in at 10-12 after the district meet, the Cowgirls drew the huge task of facing Malta in the first round of play at the divisional meet in Choteau on Thursday.
The M’ettes came into the tournament sporting a 20-0 record. The Malta ladies jumped out to a 6-0 lead before Taylor Johnson knocked down a bucket with 4:30 left to play in the quarter. That would be the Cowgirls only score, and Johnsons, except for a free throw late in the period and the home girls trailed 11-2 after the first quarter.
In the second period, the Cowgirls ignited a quick spark and scored five unanswered points. Rashelle Johns dropped in a shot from the baseline, and senior Beth Grubb, off a steal, hit the lay-in shot and was fouled. She completed the three point play for a 5-0 Cowgirl run.