By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Pondera County Sheriff Tom Kuka is a quiet guy who usually flies under the radar.
Maybe that was why it came as a surprise, that many didn’t see, that when he announced he was not running for re-election, he wasn’t retiring, he was just shifting gears.
The 54-year-old law enforcement officer for the county is in the running for the county commissioner seat, on the Republican ticket, held by Joe Christiaens who is not seeking re-election.
Kuka was born in Conrad and raised in Valier where he went through their school system, graduating from Valier High School.
When you talk about Home Health with Lisa Hanson, Director of Business Development, Marketing and Diagnostic Services, at PMC, she says, “It’s the wave of the future”.
We all want to hold on to our independence for as long as possible. But what if you need help caring for yourself and you’re not ready to move to an assisted living facility?
The answer for many people is to have someone come to the home and provide that care. “We always make an effort to keep people in their homes when it’s appropriate. It’s less expensive, provides more freedom, and keeps people from being exposed to infections in institutional settings,” says Dr. Eric Weil, director of the program that manages high-risk Medicare patients at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The options for home care are private duty care and home health care. They have two different purposes.
By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
What started out as a lighthearted board meeting, complete with cupcakes provided by Oliver Smith’s family (a Meadowlark Student of the Month), ended with a somber tone.
Some readers might remember how in October of last year the board accepted the resignation of Business Manager Afton Lameroux. This time the resignation of Diana Agre, Kim Hofstad, and Meadowlark/Prairie View Principal Greg Jensen were all approved. With service to Conrad’s schools for 38, 29, and 33 years respectively, their presence will, no doubt, greatly be missed.