The Conrad Depot Society (CDS) has purchased the former BNSF Conrad Depot from the Pondera County Regional Port Authority.
CDS plans to make the depot into a railroad museum, mostly of Great Northern and Montana Western items.
The south and middle sections will contain items of both freight and passenger service, plus the history of Great Northern coming to Pondera County.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The Independent-Observer joined up with Sen. Jon Tester on Thursday morning for a monthly conference call.
A wide variety of subjects were covered during the call.
I-O Editor Buck Traxler asked the senator to comment on a bill to protect rural hospitals and patients.
Senator Tester (D) and Pat Roberts (R), have introduced a bill to improve rural medical care and protect Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) by eliminating a rule that could led to doctors discharging patients too soon and could prevent hospitals from being fully reimbursed for their services.
A series of six “Lenten Luncheons” will be held in the parish hall of St. Michael’s Catholic Church from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday in Lent, beginning March 6. A soup and bread luncheon will be served by women from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Pondera Valley Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church for a small donation. After lunch, Pastor Alan Daugherty, Deacon Marcus Raba or Rev. Kirk Kestler will give a brief talk.
“Our purpose is to offer people in our community a time for reflecting on their spiritual lives,” says Rev. Kestler. “Lent is a good time for us to take a break from our busy routines and consider things that really matter.” The luncheons begin at noon each Thursday in Lent and conclude at 12:45 p.m. so people can attend over their lunch hour.