Of the four council positions up for election this year, only two incumbents have refiled to serve so far. The filing deadline is Thursday, June 27 at 5 p.m., at the Clerk and Recorder’s office of the Prairie County Courthouse. The two incumbents who have filed for re-election are Rolane Christofferson, Ward II council person and Clinton Rakes, Ward I council person.
By Kay Johnson
Zoning regulations are on tap to be addressed at Thursday’s regular town council meeting — along with the town attorney position and adopting a truck route ordinance. These topics have highlighted recent meetings as well.
The Prairie County Extension Office has teamed with a committee of livestock producers and the Prairie County Grazing District to plan a range tour planned especially for Prairie County producers featuring Fort Keogh researchers on June 25th. This year the tour will take place at Fort Keogh, beginning with classroom sessions in the morning at the research station and conclude with a range tour at Fort Keogh in the afternoon.
The results of heavy rainfall could be seen throughout the county last week with streets brimming with water and area creeks and ditches running full.
The Historic Prairie Trail…along the Yellowstone Trail has opened for the 2013 season, its seventh year. Significant historical sites along the trail sport a golden pineapple, welcoming walkers to the trail and to Prairie County. Prairie Trail is open May 1 through September 30 each year.
This golden pineapple sits at the corner of Logan
By Kay Johnson
Thursday evening’s Zoning Commission meeting drew several heated exchanges between commissioners and audience members, before concluding on a more amiable note.
Calls were received Monday late afternoon by the Prairie County Sheriff’s office reporting sightings of two funnel clouds west of Terry. The calls came in shortly before 5 p.m., according to Sheriff Bill Klunder. Art and Kathy Henry called in one sighting as they were traveling in the eastbound lane along I-94.
Owners of the new Powder River Meat Company Tamara and Travis Choat
and partner Tanner Carpenter will host an open house Friday, May 31 from
noon to 5 p.m. Also pictured is the Choat’s 11-month old daughter Karity.
A Memorial Day service will be held at the Prairie County Cemetery May 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The presentation will include Master of Ceremonies Glen Medinger and Sergeant of Arms Tim Rittal. John ‘Lum’ Latimer will lead the prayer service.
The Judicial Nomination Commission has submitted the names of Garry Bunke, Michael Hayworth, and Sheila Newman to the Governor for consideration for appointment to the seat vacated by the death of Judge Gary Day in the 16th Judicial District. The 16th Judicial District covers Carter, Custer, Fallon, Garfield, Powder River, Rosebud, and Treasure Counties.