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Contender drops out of race

        Ryan Ketchum confirmed Tuesday that he has accepted a position with the Sidney Police Department. Ketchum, who filed as a candidate for Prairie County Sheriff, began work as a patrolman on May 3. He interviewed for the job a week before accepting the position.

“I am withdrawing from the race,” Ketchum said in a telephone interview, noting he had planned to make the announcement in upcoming newspaper ads. 
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Custer Country’s board member recounts steps due to bid dispute

By Cindy Mullet 
Yellowstone Newspapers

  At a meeting of the Custer Country  board Thursday, budget and marketing plans were proposed, several board  positions were filled and the controversy centering on a review by the  Attorney General’s office of the request for proposal process used by the  tourism promotion corporation for the printing of its 2010 Custer Country  Vacation Guide was addressed.

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Class play depicts the tall tale of character’s life story

 From Terry High School

If you had to write a play about your life, would it be boring? Would it be filled with wild characters or ordinary people?  Unfortunately, Michelle’s life has been anything but interesting. Thus begins this year’s Junior/Senior Play.  

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Community

Ranchers challenge 2008 drought stats used in rangeland insurance

 By Cindy Mullet 
Yellowstone Newspapers

        After trying for more than a year to resolve a dispute over compensation from insurance purchased in 2008 under the Group Risk Plan Rangeland pilot program, a group of local ranchers has contracted with a Bismarck law firm to assist in the process.

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Hospital seat draws long list

        Seven candidates have thrown their name into the hat for the hospital district seat. The current term expires May 31. Along with incumbent Barb Sackman other candidates include Glenda Ueland, Bob van der Valk, Gary Pfiefle, Michael Sterchi, Ron Tibbetts and Scott Carlton.

The deadline to be considered for the 3-year seat was May 4. 
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Incumbents hold seats

        Brian Morast and Jason Higgins will serve another term as trustees for the Terry Public School District. Voters made that decision at the May 4 election. 

Morast received 194 votes while Higgins came away with 149 votes. Challenger Michael Sterchi received 78 votes. A total of 223 ballots were cast.
The two 3-year trustee seats were the only issues on the ballot.

Published May 5, 2010

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School Issues

Steering youth towards a license to drive


Students must be 14-and-a-half-years-old by the end of the school year in order to take the class.

  “Crank it to the right. Make sure your tires are at the edge,” Terry High School drivers education instructor Casey Schladweiler said to Freshman driver Lacey Waters during a recent lesson. As he continued to give point-by-point instructions, Waters completed a three-point turn.

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Community

Local officials learn more about medical marijuana statewide issues

By Kay Braddock

        Prairie County Commissioners plan to meet with Mark Long of the Montana Department of Justice Narcotics Bureau to review current issues regarding medical marijuana.

Long recently gave an informational presentation to the Eastern Montana Drug Task Force in Miles City. Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder and Justice Court Judge Kathy Henry attended the two-hour March 18 seminar along with officials from 10 other counties.
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Montana’s “Wilderness Walks” program marks 48th year

 

Photo & Story from Montana Wilderness Association
  This year marks the 48th Anniversary of the Montana Wilderness Association “Wilderness Walks” program, making it one of the most enduring and popular outdoor education programs in the country. 

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Speakers’ faith talk draws large area gathering

 By Justin Joiner
Yellowstone Newspapers

       Speaking to more than 1,000 people Sunday night, retired Lt. Col. Oliver North said people need to find out what their mission in life is.

“My mission in life changed dramatically in 1978,” he said.
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