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Smell that? That’s the smell of clean air

 By MaryAnn Clingingsmith

        Protecting citizens from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke is one of the most important measures a state can take to improve public health.  The 2005 legislature amended the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act to clarify that the rights of citizens to breathe smoke-free air takes priority over the desire to smoke.

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Open Government: A right that shouldn’t be taken for granted

 By Ian Marquand

        What would life in Montana be like without our open government laws? Imagine the city council making a new ordinance behind closed doors and simply decreeing it as a fait accompli. Imagine citizens forbidden to offer opinions about the county budget. Imagine local police activities and criminal prosecutions shrouded in secrecy.

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Representation at national level is vital to county’s claims

By Todd Devlin
Prairie County Commissioner 

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Year-end review points to increased enrollment and budget

 By Terry Schools Superintendent Charles Deisher

       The last letter sent to the Tribune was dated 29 October, and just that fast we are into the fourth quarter. Spring is in the air, Prom is very near (27th), and we have eighteen athletes out for track. The first track meet is 1 April, no fooling, at Glendive. 

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National debt adds up to more than you might think

 By Todd Devlin

        Is it time to truly define our nation's debt?  What do you think our national debt is?  Is it $11 or $12 Trillion? 

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Start of school is Tuesday, August 25

By Charles Deisher 

      First of all some news that concerns all:

      - The first day of classes, August 25, will be a Friday schedule with dismissal 2:23 PM. 
      - Buses will drop students off behind the high school close to the swing sets and basketball courts.  
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School’s approved grants among recent positive developments

 By Terry Schools Supt. Charles Deisher

        Some good fortune has come our way recently.  

First of all, we applied for a quick start energy efficiency grant through Montana Department of Commerce.  The grant was approved for $157,000. This will help fund the Bolin boiler project.  Hopefully we will not have to use our line of credit from Stockman Bank to pay for the project. 
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Thoughts from the PiCkLe...

 By Inger Koppenhaver

        The summer season is almost here and with it comes a lot of new opportunities at the library.

PiCkLe Readers, our library’s book club, has decided to meet throughout the summer for the first time since it’s inception almost two-and-half years ago.  They will meet June 1, July 6, and August 3.  
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School wraps up another year with community support

 By Charles Deisher
        I would like to thank the community for the support that our school district has received this year.  I would also like to tie up a couple of loose ends.

 
Operating Levy
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Thoughts from a farmer: Knowledge of founders points to nation’s biblical underpinnings

 By Dennis Teske

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