Conrad opened their basketball season with a win and a loss at the Manhattan Invitational over the weekend.
They stopped the host team, the Tigers, 62-54 and then lost a tough game to the Deer Lodge Wardens, 59-49.
Coach Tyson Anderson commented, “That was a good win for us. The Tigers are a competitive team.”
A back and forth contest was tied at 37-37 going into the final eight minutes. The home boys came on and took control and went on a 25-17 run to ice the game.
Eileen Christiaens died at the age of 88 on Dec. 10 in Melissa, Texas, after a brief illness.
She was born on April 2, 1925 to George and Gertrude Hayes, and grew up in a large Irish-American family of 10. Eileen graduated from high school in Valier and later served in the U.S. Navy in Seattle. She met and married her husband, Leon (Chris) Christiaens, in Conrad after WWII. The couple lived in Conrad until they moved to Helena in 1961, where they lived until Chris died in 1980.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Tuesday is better, the council has spoken.
Tuesday evening on a 3-1 vote the council moved to keep their meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (6 p.m.) instead of moving them back a day, to Mondays, where they used to be.
I-O Editor Buck Traxler had requested the council move the meetings back because Tuesday is the make-up day for the newspaper and it made it hard to get to the city offices for a Tuesday meeting, if at all.