By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
In what is soon to be a dead tradition—until it is resurrected once more, next year—the school board meeting on May 13 began with student recognitions.
Joylynn Petrosky introduced Conrad High School’s (CHS) Student of the Month, senior Kailey Judisch. Many teachers mentioned her polite and kind nature. Ruth Fladstol said, “She is a breath of fresh air in my day.” Janie McFarland added that Judisch, “Demonstrates above average work ethic.” Judisch is a member of BPA, 4-H, FFA, and many other programs. She will be attending college at UofM-Western in Dillon upon graduation.
Next, Mary Di Biase introduced eighth grader Kale Larson. Larson is “An outstanding young man,” she said. It was also mentioned the he had often been seen trying to get peers to do the right thing in certain situations. He is involved in every sport offered at Utterback Middle School (UMS), and also received top awards for his Science Fair project this year. He enjoys English Language Arts inside the school room, and outside he likes football. Larson is also a member of National Junior Honor Society (NJHS).
The Conrad tennis teams were in Cut Bank over the weekend for Northwest B-C tennis meet.
In men’s play, Cut Bank defeated Conrad 42-24.
In the championship contest, it was Isaac Matt winning over Brett Peters in straight sets by scores of 6-1, 6-2.
Douglas Bruner was called home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 68 in Chinook on May 13.
Doug was born on March 4, 1946 to Duane and Lizzie Bruner in Conrad. He spent his childhood with eight siblings on the family ranch in Dupuyer.
Doug met his lifetime love, Trudy (Sanson) Bruner at the age of 14 and married her on Jan. 24, 1964. The family grew with the birth of three daughters: Stacy, Tara and Dawn. His brand new family brought about the need to leave the ranch and find his second passion, the oilfield. Doug spent his life moving from rig to rig, from roughneck to company man until 1988 when he built Faith Drilling Incorporated. He created many relationships and lifelong friends along the way. His rig crews were his family.