The Conrad Public Library is set to host their second annual Afternoon of Chocolate on Feb. 10, from 1-4 p.m.
Scheduled to be on hand is New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford.
His book is also listed as a “top reader” on the Barnes and Knobel Book Club selection, as well as the Target Book Club, to name a couple.
QUICK PIN ARTIST — Luke Schlosser, 105, placed first in his weight division of 105 pounds at the Choteau Classic over the weekend. He was 4-0 on the mats, all of his wins came by pins as he was also the winner of the “Quick Pin” award. I-O Photo by Colleen Moritz
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Twenty-nine teams participated in the 31st annual Choteau Classic over the weekend and with the exception of the state meet, this is one of the biggest tournaments the mat-men wrestle in for the year.
When the dust settled on Saturday the home boys were positioned in seventh place among the 29 B/C teams that shared time on the mats.
After the quarterfinals on Friday the top 10 teams and places looked like this: Cascade-Simms 83, Huntley Project 82, Townsend 75, Choteau 63, Malta 52, Chinook 51, Conrad 43, Florence 41, Harlem 37, and St. Ignatius-Charlo 35.
CHECKING IT OUT — From the left, Rob Cook of ITB, keynote speaker Bruce Vincent and Rep. Llew Jones work on a few policy details after the Coalition for Common Sense Use fundraiser at Conrad’s Shooting Sports Complex Saturday night. “The issue is the environment and we have to offer the solution,” said Vincent. Photo Courtesy of Lisa Schmidt
Special to the I-O By Lisa Schmidt
Men and women from across Montana, and even Alberta, ponied up more than $30,000 Saturday to stand united for multiple use on Montana’s public lands.
The newly-formed Coalition for Common Sense Use invited ATV, snowmobile, four-wheeler, bicycle and horseback riders to the $100-a-plate fundraiser. Bruce Vincent, a third-generation logger from Libby, Mont., and reluctant yet passionate activist, keynoted the fundraiser with his advice.
“These people are intelligent. They are trying to make the right choice,” said Vincent of people who want to eliminate logging, livestock, mining and motorized recreation from public lands.