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County seats will remain uncontested

         All three incumbents currently holding county seats have filed  for re-election, with no other candidates opposing their bids.

The June 5 primary ballot will include incumbents Toni Kalfell for Clerk and Recorder/Clerk of Court, Garry Bunke for Prairie County Attorney and Todd Devlin for Prairie County Commissioner District 3.
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Chamber’s agenda items include 100-year school anniversary plans

  Members of the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday, March 14 at noon at the Stockman Bank Community Room. 

Agenda items will include: 
• A breakdown of costs for the chamber signs with Kempton Hotel
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Man charged with negligent homicide in 2011 Rosebud County car crash

By Marla Prell
Yellowstone Newspapers

  The sole survivor of a car accident in Rosebud County that claimed the lives of three local men last year has been charged with three counts of negligent homicide.

Rosebud County Attorney Michael Hayworth filed felony charges Wednesday in Rosebud County Justice Court against Matthew Scott Bustle, 25.
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MCC to host region energy summit

        Miles Community College is hosting an Energy Summit on Thursday, March 15-16 titled “Solutions for Eastern, MT.”  The summit will be on the MCC campus and includes discussion on topics such as community change, economic forecast, legislation, workforce training, and industry impacts. 

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Screening for upcoming kindergartners and younger children to be held March 27

  A Preschool (Child Find) Screening will be conducted at Terry Schools on Tuesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This screening is for children ages birth through 5 years of age and will include upcoming kindergarten students to be enrolled in the 2012-13 school year.

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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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