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Candidates filing for open seats

  All but two incumbents have re-filed in the seven county seats that are open for election this year. 

Those seats and incumbents include: coroner Dale Hellman, justice of the peace Kathy Henry, public administrator Tim Rittal, sheriff Duncan Hedges and treasurer/superintendent of schools Jamie Smith.
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New hospital administrator to begin duties Feb. 3

  Candyce Payne has been named the new Administrator for Prairie Community Hospital. 

Glendive Medical Center provides management services at PCH, including employment of their administrator and medical providers.  
"Candyce is the right fit for our hospital.  We are looking forward to working with her," Gary Pfiefle, PCH Board Chair said.
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Teacher: Not above reprimand, but calls letter unfair

By Kay Hoffer

  In a one-page letter to the Terry Tribune, fifth grade teacher Susan Tyler sheds light on events that took place prior to a letter of reprimand being placed in her teaching file. 

Due to personnel privacy rights issues, school officials could disclose few specifics surrounding the disciplinary action that has led to the school’s recent decision to move forward with arbitration.
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Winter Series classes on tap for Jan 30

  The Prairie County Extension Service will host its annual MSU Extension Winter Series on Thursday, January 30th.  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. 

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Filing deadline for two school trustee seats is March 27

  Those interested in serving on the school board for Terry School District 5 will have the opportunity to file for two open seats. Currently the seats are held by trustees Elton Stickel and Scott Fredrickson.

  Petitions to file for the two three-year term seats are available at the office of Cathy Kalmback, Clerk of Terry Schools. The deadline to file is March 27, 2014 at 5 p.m.
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Parents voice support as board moves forward to oppose union

By Kay Hoffer

  After several parents voiced strong support for the school board and Terry Schools Superintendent Casey Klasna during Wednesday night’s special meeting, school trustees voted unanimously to move forward with arbitration. 

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Changes on council seen at first town meeting of the year

 Wrapping up in just over 30 minutes, the town council’s first meeting of the year covered routine topics like the possibility of purchasing new road closure signs, the need to amend the town budget due to increased expenditures in the solid waste department and Public Works Director James Schilling raising the possibility of the town buying a snow blower to help with snow removal efforts along streets. 

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2013: Year in Review ... through photos

      
      2013 saw plenty of changes within Prairie County. Improvement projects included millings laid to several streets in Terry, a chamber of commerce sign placed along Spring Street attracting visitors to stop downtown and a new snowplow purchased for the county airport, funded largely through federal grants. 

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Undersheriff resigns post after demotion presented

  Prairie County Undersheriff Greg Huber resigned his post, effective Friday, January 3, 2014. 

Huber’s resignation came on the heels of a meeting with Sheriff Duncan Hedges Friday afternoon in which Huber was informed that he would be demoted to deputy sheriff.
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Letter of reprimand sparks union complaint

  The Terry School Board’s decision to deny a request to remove a letter of reprimand from a teacher’s file has led to an appeal for arbitration by the Terry Teachers Association.

Calling the move to place a letter of reprimand within the teacher’s file, “an overreaction” MEA-MFT East Field Consultant Maggie Copeland said the union hopes to have the matter resolved before going in front of a state hearing officer.
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