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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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Bunke serves as town’s interim attorney

        Prairie County Attorney Garry Bunke has been serving as the interim town attorney since the beginning of July. 

His post as town attorney will conclude once the town council selects between two candidates vying for the position. The council is expected to make a decision during their August meeting, Bunke said.
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Class of ‘73 gathers over Yippee!

 

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Interstate rollover results in minor injuries

  Prairie County Sheriff’s office, along with the Montana Highway Patrol and two ambulances responded to a single vehicle rollover Saturday morning west of Terry.

The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in the west bound lane of Interstate 94 near the Prairie/Custer county line, according to Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder.
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Area crops battered by Saturday’s hailstorm

Photo Courtesy Vera Sackman

       A hailstorm, resulting in golf ball size hailstones, pummeled crops within the irrigation project east of Fallon Saturday evening. The National Weather Service of Glasgow issued tornado warnings for the July 20th storm. Although some area producers reported spotting funnel clouds, none touched down.

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Memories tour to highlight charm of Terry’s past

  New to this year’s Terry Yippee! townwide celebration is a Memories Tour that will highlight the founding of Terry’s downtown district from the 1900’s to 1920’s era.

The tour will begin at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, July 27 in front of the Kempton Hotel and will include a dozen more stops.
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Hound dog called in to find boy in cornfield

  A 6-year-old Terry boy was returned safely to his parents early Saturday evening after spending over three hours in a cornfield north of Terry.

A call came in to the Prairie County Sheriff’s office at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 requesting assistance in finding the boy, according to Undersheriff Greg Huber. A hound dog from the Miles City Police Department also assisted with the search, along with several volunteers.
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Pastor of Presbyterian and Hope Lutheran churches honored at retirement gathering

 

        Members and friends of Community Presbyterian Church, Terry,
and Hope Lutheran Church, Fallon,  hosted a picnic in the Fallon Park on Sunday, July 14, 2013, honoring the Rev. Leon Rathbun for his 15 years of pastoral service, and for both congregations' 25 years of  Shared Ministry together.    
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