This year Prairie County Montana celebrates its 100 year milestone. As more people settled in the area now comprising Prairie County, unrest grew when people thought that the Custer County Commissioners were spending all of the people’s tax money in and around Miles City. They envisioned a new county that would be responsive to better roads and schools. They wanted taxation with representation and the administration of county affairs closer to home, rather then several miles away.
Oil recovery workers from Swat Consulting recover oil from the ice on the Yellowstone River near Glendive. Workers recovered about 10 barrels of oily/water mixture Sunday, of which 50% is estimated to be oil.
A sonar survey of the Poplar Pipeline where it crosses the Yellowstone River near Glendive, MT shows that the pipeline is exposed on the river bed for approximately 50 feet near the site of the breach. At one point, the bottom of the river bed is about one foot (1 ft) below the pipeline.
Among the topics covered at the MSU Extension Winter Series on Thursday in Terry, was the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative.
Brad Sauer, Range/Wildlife Conservationist hired by the Montana Association of Conservation Districts gave an update to dinner attendees on the NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative.
Piney Helmuth, who has been serving as Prairie County’s Deputy Clerk since Nov. of 1997, was appointed on Dec. 31, 2014, as the new Prairie County Clerk & Record following Toni Kalfell’s retirement at the end of the year. Kalfell served as Clerk & Recorder for 7 years, but had a 25 year career with the Prairie County courthouse.
Series offers an agenda to satisfy the interests of both men and women
The Prairie County Extension Service will host its annual MSU Extension Winter Series on Thursday, January 15th. The Winter Series offers an agenda to satisfy the interests of both men and women. Winter Series is made possible by sponsors Prairie County Chamber of Commerce and Stockman Bank.
The 4th Annual Terry Alumni game was underway Saturday, December 27 with 2 men’s games and 1 women’s game. The games had a very nice turnout, bringing in a good amount of spectators, as well as players, both which contributed nicely to the Close Up groups’ fundraising efforts.
The community is invited to a Live Nativity Scene hosted by the Chamber with participants and volunteers from the community, complete with live animals and actors portraying the Christmas story. Music will be performed by the Prairie Community Cantata. The nativity program will start at 6 p.m. and be available until 7 p.m. between the Evelyn Cameron Gallery and Museum. Spectators are welcome to bring their own chairs.
Thanksgiving dinner was served to about 120 people, who did not want to be alone on Thanksgiving Day, at this 9th annual event.
The original start for this dinner was born from an idea between Ginny Mintz and Barbara Rittal in 2005. Between the elderly, veterans and people transplanted to this area a place was needed for them to have dinner on Thanksgiving Day so they wouldn’t be alone.
On Sunday, Dec. 7, Evelyn Cameron Heritage, Inc. will be hosting its first annual Evelyn Cameron Christmas Store for preschool age through 6th graders. Parents are invited to drop off their kids at the Evelyn Cameron Heritage Center on 204 Laundre Ave. while they do a little Christmas shopping of their own at local businesses around town.
Terrific Tuesdays kicks off Dec. 2
It’s time to simply “Let It Be Christmas” in Terry, with the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Terrific Tuesdays, and other events coming this holiday season. With a nod to singer Alan Jackson’s song, the theme “Let It Be Christmas” will anchor both traditional and new events in Terry this December.
On Terrific Tuesdays, many businesses will stay open until 7 p.m. to allow customers extra time to shop. The schedule of events includes: