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Local historian honored for service transcribing Cameron diaries

        Local historian Wynona Breen, who began organizing volunteers in 2008 to transcribe the 1893 to 1928 Evelyn Cameron diaries for the public to enjoy, was presented the ServeMontana award from the Governor’s Office of Community Service at the ServeMontana Symposium held at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in Helena on Thursday, February 23, 2012.   

Wynona and her many volunteers completed the task in the spring of 2011 and the final transcription is 6,730 pages long. 
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Missoula Children’s Theater group to visit Terry Schools

  A tour team, made up of actors and directors, from the Missoula Children’s Theater will be visiting Terry Public Schools next week. Their visit will culminate in the student performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, presented Friday, March 9 in the Ray Frank Gymnasium. Performance times are 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for students, with free admission for preschool children.

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Courthouse receives new look


 
An upgrade project to the interior of the Prairie County Courthouse is nearly completed. The remodeling work included new carpeting throughout the building and new paint, wallpaper and a chair-rail inside the courtroom. The carpeting work was completed by Jean Mosser of Fallon and Paxons Flooring in Miles City. Floor trim along the east side of the building is all that remains.

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Two new members added to County Food Bank Board

  Since Margie Feickert retired the county commissioners suggested that her position on the Prairie County Food Bank Board be filled with local pastors. Leon Rathbun and Jacob Hanneman have agreed to be on the board and will serve along with Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder and Public Health Nurse Janet Fredrickson.

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Lining ‘em up Republican coffee hosts candidate forum


Candidates attending the Prairie County Republican’s Coffee on Saturday
were from left Scott Aspenlieder, Secretary of State, Kirk Bushman, Public
Service Commission, Derek Skees, state auditor, Jim Ohara, gubernatorial,
Corey Stapleton, gubernatorial, Neil Livingstone, gubernatorial, Brad Johnson, Secretary of State, Jim Lynch, gubernatorial,  Jim Shockley Montana Attorney

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Local officials working to revise county’s pre-disaster plan

        The first public hearing for the update to the Prairie County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan was held February 6  at the Prairie County Courthouse. There were thirteen persons in attendance and Julie Jones of Single Tree Consulting.
Jones explained to the participants that this is an update from the 2005 plan which needs to be approved by the Montana Disaster Emergency Services by June, 2012.  
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Kempton shares signs with Chamber

  Two signs encouraging I-94 travelers to stop in Terry were recently placed along the east and west bound lanes near Terry’s entrances. The 23-by-10-foot signs were a collaborative effort between the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Montana tourism group and owners of the Kempton Hotel.

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County road status for Lisk Creek Road approved; gate options on minimum maintenance roads reviewed

By Kay Braddock

  Approval of county road status for Lisk Creek Road, north of Terry, during Tuesday’s regular Board of County Commissioners meeting, led to a discussion of whether unlocked gates could remain on minimum maintenance roads.

State statute prohibits any obstruction on county designated roads that prevent public use of the roadway.  
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Recent donations to museum include large Cameron photo and Roy Rogers sign

From Prairie County Museum Board

  The Prairie County Museum board met for it’s regular meeting on January 26, 2012. New officers were elected with Vadnae Greenfield as president, Ruth Franks as vice president and Carol Larsen as treasurer.

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Local officials meet with zoning and planning reps

Unincorporated Fallon with no zoning and existing sewer in place, concern some

 By Kay Braddock

 
 
A nearly two-hour meeting with a Montana Department of Commerce administrator, several community planning consultants from throughout the state and eight local officials zeroed in on one issue – preparing for the possibility of growth in Prairie County.
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