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Terry reps tour oil boomtown Watford City


Mancamps are located outside of Watford City, N.D. city limits and can be seen when entering the town.  Photo Courtesy Lynn Strasheim
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County attorney’s profile includes lengthy experience in area

 

        Prairie County Attorney Garry Bunke, who began his duties at the county office Nov. 1, said he has been working to acquaint himself. It’s a task made easier due to Bunke’s experience and his longtime Eastern Montana residency.

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High school science students study motion

 
Judge JoDee Hess takes a critical look at the Physics team’s balloon.

Trains, needles and chemicals were just a few of the substances used to pop balloons during a Terry High School science competition. Five teams competed in demonstrating a 25-step Rube Goldberg Experiment, where students fashioned a series of transfer of energy occurrences.

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Free will chili feed will benefit hospital

 From Prairie Action League

       Among the several topics discussed at the November meeting of the Prairie Action League was the chili feed fundraiser that will be hosted by PAL Tuesday evening, Dec. 20. The free will offering chili feed will raise funds for the purchase of flannel sheets for Prairie Community Hospital residents. 

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It’s a good time to be in the lodging business, Terry owners report

 By Kay Braddock

 
Local lodging businesses are enjoying increased capacity rates. Both the Diamond Motel and Kempton Hotel, each located along Terry’s main drag — Spring Street — and the Small Town RV Park report guest numbers have remained robust this year. 
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Sharing holiday tips

 From adding a touch of seasonal color to tabletops and kitchen curtains to reviewing the finer points on the healthfulness of cranberries, the annual Prairie County Homemakers Fall Potpourri offered a variety of seasonal tips in creating a festive setting. Cabin Creek homemaker Eileen Nielsen presented fall decorating ideas and food tips during this year’s annual homemaker affair, held earlier this month in the basement of the Presbyterian Community Church.

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Ordinance will undergo changes

Interium ordinance addressing temporary housing concerns likely to look much different

 By Kay Braddock

 
 
It’s out with the old and in with the new. 
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A precarious position

  Why enact zoning in Terry? That is one question several residents have asked town officials at recent public meetings. 

Town officials point to the precarious position the Terry Town Council finds itself when approving or disapproving permits regarding building construction projects or animals. 
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Research finds county can only plow private lanes on contract basis

From Prairie County Board of Commissioners

  Late this fall Prairie County had a public meeting to get input on the county’s road policy and especially on our snow plowing guidelines for the Prairie County Road Department. It was clear, without a doubt, that a significant majority attending wanted the “status quo” of plowing private lanes into residences free of charge and that this should continue until it was not economically feasible.

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Hunters can donate meat to state food bank

  The Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is asking the hunting community for help filling their freezer with meat this winter, due to the growing demand for emergency food. 

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Did you know the County's 100 Year Celebration will take place over the Fourth of July?: