NEW FIRE TRUCK — The Conrad Volunteer Rural Fire Department, through a community effort, has a new truck. From the left is Fire Chief Kevin Moritz, Jack Rogers of Courtesy Ford, Erik Eneboe and Tony Nickol. Photo for the I-O by Colleen Moritz
After two years of planning, Pondera County Rural Fire Department has a new fire truck in the Conrad Fire Hall.
The new truck is a 2013 Ford F-550 which was sold to the department by Courtesy Ford.
Courtesy Ford’s commitment to the community allowed the fire department to purchase the truck at a special fleet rate which made the new truck cost less than most used trucks.
NEW YEAR BABY — While she took a while to join the world, Willow Joy Levesque was delivered at Pondera Medical Center by Dr. Peter Barran on March 3 at 6:42 p.m. She weighed in at seven pounds five ounces and was 20-1/4 inches in length. The proud parents are Brandon and Angela Levesque of Conrad. The paternal grandparents are Robert Levesque of Reno and Darlene Martinez of Magalia, Calif. The maternal grandparent is Brenda Wagner of Conrad. She is joined by a sister Danielle and a brother Sean. Pat Howard of the Conrad Quilt Group presents a baby quilt and other goodies to the new Mom, Angela and the New Year baby while her brother and sister look on. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
A board of directors is a group of volunteers who care so much about the mission of the organization that they are willing to donate their time (a precious resource) to the cause.
It can be a daunting task to find new faces to replace empty board positions, but Conrad Dollars for Scholars is happy to announce the addition of two enthusiastic members.
Meagan Heinen has been a part of the Conrad community for nine years, along with her husband Patrick and three children: Patrick, Bethany and Avery.
Forty-four mayors, including Conrad Mayor Wendy Judisch and city managers from across Montana attended the Montana Executive Forum in Helena on March 6-7.
Presented jointly by the Montana State University Local Government Center and the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority, the event featured a discussion on current legislation and the impact on cities and towns.
The forum also provided training on municipal debt management, the federal healthcare bill, improving council relations and managing conflict, Internet security and cyber liability and other topics of interest to the executive branch of municipal government.
Formerly known as the Montana Mayors Forum, the event was opened to city managers this year.