PRESBYTERIAN SEWING LADIES — Ladies have been busy sewing “Little dresses for Africa”, which is a Christian organization, that provides relief to children in Africa. In the front from the left is Roma Lee Fuson and Jean Baringer. In the back is Pat Jones, Susan Carlbom, Barb Perry and Elsie Lamma. I-O Photo by Pat Lee
A Michigan based non-profit group distributes hand-made dresses to orphanages, churches and schools in Africa.
The organization called Little Dresses for Africa is a Christian organization, which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simples dresses are made out of pillow cases, and distributed in Africa.
The organization began as a small group of women who started sewing simple little dresses, made out of pillowcases, for young girls throughout orphanages in Africa.
DOWN BY WIND — Part of a transmission tower for the Yellowstone Public Radio lies by a transmitter shed on Sam George Hill. The huge winds we had last month blew down parts of the public broadcasting tower and put the station off the air. It should be back on air this week. Photo courtesy of Sam Zuidema
The horrific winds that blew through the area on Jan. 19 did little actual damage in town, but up on Sam George Hill the howling zephyr toppled the 130 foot communications tower that contained the receiving and broadcast antenna of the Yellowstone Public Radio (YPR).
The station is better recognized as KEMC as 91.3 on your FM dial.
The tower also services KXE1 Christian Radio.
Plans call for the tower to be salvaged (retro-fit) on Monday or Tuesday of this week in order to restore service, says Harold Olson.
Engineers and technicians from Havre, Missoula, and Billings, along with local support should have the two stations back on the airways this week.
A retrofit needs FCC approval which may account for some delays in getting back on the airways.
SUTA FAMILY — From the left, Deanna Suta, Mayor Wendy Judisch, Dakota Suta and Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Suta. The family received special certificates from the city for their actions at a recent fire which resulted in saving the life of a young fire victim and helping to evacuate residents from a four-plex apartment that was on fire. (middle photograph) OFFICER HONORED — ConradPolice Officer Jason Korst was awarded his certificate in recognition of his selfless actions as an officer of the city in protecting citizens. (bottom photograph) OFFICER HONORED — Conrad Volunteer Firemen Cody Erickson, Shawn Sullivan and Jay DeStaffany represented the entire fire department which were honored and recognized for their selfless actions in protecting Conrad. I-O Photos by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
In a special recognition segment, the city recognized and honored the Suta family, Police Officer Jason Korst, and the fire department at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening.
The meeting was held on the day after Monday because that was a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King.
The special recognition came about as a result of a fire right after Christmas that badly burned 11-year-old Julia Winney.