CARE FOR YOUR CAR — Get your car cleaned up and looking smart at H5 Auto Clean, this week’s Spotlight on Business.Jacque Hampton, left, who primarily takes care of the cleaning and detailing and Geoff Hampton who manages the accounting and advertising are the owners of the new detailing business at 119 So. Dakota St. I-O Photo by Melissa Huber
By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
The burgeoning mom and pop business that is H5 Auto Clean was established this year by Jacque and Geoff Hampton who are the owners and operators, and this week’s Spotlight on Business. In 2012 the Hampton’s moved from their home in Northern California to Conrad. “We really have grown to love Conrad, the people and the safe environment to raise our kids, Samantha, 15; Madisyn, 13 and Kennedy, 10.”
Their detailing business grew out of a wealth of knowledge gathered over more than 20 years. The Hampton family has a long history of being involved in vehicle dealership. Jacque’s dad ran service departments for years, and for 16 years Geoff worked for dealerships.
HONORED BY BOARD — Cheri Bakken retired from the Pondera Medical Center Board of Directors Wednesday and was honored by board members with a going away dinner at Coaches Corner. From the left in front are PMC directors Lori Pocock-Fletcher, executive secretary/PMC, Kelly Greer, Cheri Bakken and Gena Morris. In the back row is Bernard Ries, Janice Hoppes, Ted Kronebusch, Karla Styren, Jaynie Gollehon, and Chairman of the Board Brent Gaylord. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Cheri Bakken who served on the Pondera Medical Center Board of Directors for nine years, (2004-13) has retired, even though she could have stayed three more years.
Bakken was on the board long enough to see several other long-term directors come and go, including Jim Nelson, Buck Traxler, Reta Rae Weisgram, Joe Christiaens and Byron Bokma.
HOSE TESTING — The Conrad Volunteer Firemen were out early on Saturday to begin testing hoses. Every hose is tested for 10 minutes at 200 pounds of pressure. There are about 150 hoses for the department each averaging 50 feet in length. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
There will not be an election of directors for the Brady County Water and Sewer District, the Tiber County Water District or the Conrad County Water District this November.
Montana law provides that if there are an equal number of individuals who file for positions on the board of directors that have open positions, the election can be cancelled and the people who did file for the positions are declared elected by acclamation.
If there are not enough candidates, or no filings for any of the positions, the board of directors, or in some instances the county commissioners may appoint individuals to serve to those positions.