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A friendly wink to the ‘Fall Fun 4 All’

 
A hay bale located near the corner of Highway 253 and Old Highway 10  
greets those passing by announcing the upcoming Prairie Community Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising event. It was decorated by volunteers this past

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Counting down to first day


New first grade teacher Rita Pehl places the dates on her classroom
calendar. She is one of the elementary teachers working in the past few
weeks getting classrooms ready for the Aug. 26 start date of school. 

       Activity at Terry Schools has increased in the past several weeks as teachers and staff began their preparations for the start of a new school year. Classes will begin on Monday, August 26.

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$5,000 pledge kicks off improvement campaign for Evelyn Cameron Center

  Evelyn Cameron Heritage Inc., received a boost to their efforts with the recent announcement that Stockman Bank will pledge up to $5,000 to launch the Evelyn Cameron Heritage Capital Improvement Campaign. Funds raised will help with the foyer renovations inside the Evelyn Cameron Center. 

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‘Fall Fun 4 All’ event planned

  The Prairie Community Hospital Foundation's third annual Fall Fun for All event will be held at the Prairie County Fairgrounds Saturday, September 7. Dinner and activities will begin at 4 p.m. or shortly after the Terriers’ home football game.  

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Town receives grants for sewer improvement project

  The Town of Terry recently received two grants totaling $20,000 to help the town plan on how to improve its sewer system.  The first grant was announced August 8 and came from the state’s Department of Commerce as part of the 2015 Biennium Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) planning funds. The second grant of $5,000 is from the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation, according to Town Clerk Lynn Strasheim.

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Finding a good read: Retired hair stylist opens bookstore

Backroom Treasures Bookstore owner Irene Gumm stands behind the
counter of her new enterprise. Hanging up her scissors for books, Gumm,
who has been styling hair for the past 30 years, is enjoying this new chapter. 
 

       After 30 years in the hair styling business Irene Gumm says she’s ready to share another passion she enjoys — books. 

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Fallon Village Council discusses incorporation, annual festival, among other items

  The Fallon Village Council met August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Fallon Coffee Shop.  

The council is now incorporated as a non-profit organization so a Board of Directors was elected. They are:  Elton Stickel, Gary Huber, Carleen Gaub, Cindy Thornton, and Delite Dukart.  
The group is pursueing a 501C3 status.  
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Fair’s weekend activities draw in crowds


Third grader Anna Higgins chomps down on her corn on the cob. She was one
of many fairgoers enjoying  refreshments offered from the six fairground vendors.

  Favorable weather conditions and plenty of volunteers contributed to the success of the 76th Prairie County Fair, according to county extension agent and fair manager Sharla Sackman.

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Racing into Yippee celebration

  The 32nd annual Terry Yippee appeared to have the heavenly touch of approval with mild temperatures hovering in the high 70s for the day’s events and the absence of rain showers dooming the evening street dance — which in recent years seems to have become an almost traditional occurrence.  

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Weekend of entertainment planned for county fair

  Preparations for the 2013 Prairie County Fair are underway as traditional favorites will be featured this year at the fair from August 1 through the 4.

Open class entries will be accepted Thursday, August 1st, from noon to 8:30 p.m. and again on Friday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Judging will take place Friday morning. 
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