Commissioners fill county attorney seat


  The Prairie County Board of Commission appointed Dan Rice to serve as the county attorney during Tuesday’s regular meeting. His appointment will be effective February 28, fulfilling the remainder of Garry Bunke’s term, which is up for election this year.

Rice, who is currently employed with   Lucas & Tonn, P.C. of Miles City, is in the process of purchasing a house in Terry at 203 Garfield. He intends to establish a satellite office for the Miles City law firm at the residence, according to a statement Rice provided to the Tribune. 
“I have had the opportunity to meet with the commissioners, the clerk and recorder, and the sheriff on multiple occasions over the past couple of months and am looking forward to working with them,” Rice said. 
Rice, who grew up in Miles City, served in the army as a multiple launch rocket system’s crew member. After attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with the Criminology option, and a Certificate in Forensic Studies from the University of Montana, he attended law school there. He returned to Miles City with his family in 2010.
Rice currently serves as the city attorney for Miles City and has been contracted prosecutor for Forsyth since November of 2013. 
He and his wife Ilyana have three children, ages 10, 8 and 1.

Published February 19, 2014

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