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BR commissioners re-file for 3-year terms

        Buffalo Rapids Board of Control Commissioners Barry Rakes and Ray Roethle have re-filed to serve for another 3-year term.

Roethle serves as commissioner for district I, while Rakes serves as commissioner for district II of the irrigation project, which runs through portions of Custer, Prairie and Dawson counties.
The filing deadline was Feb. 18. With no other candidates filing, there will be no election.
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Three file for sheriff

        Three Republican candidates have thrown their hats in the race for Prairie County Sheriff, including incumbent Sheriff Bill Klunder who filed Jan. 29. The other two candidates are Rowdy McMillian  and Ryan Ketchum. McMillian filed with the Prairie County Clerk and Recorder’s office on Jan. 14, while Ketchum filed Feb. 18. Ketchum has served as a reserve officer for the Prairie County Sheriff’s office since Nov. 30 of last year.

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Rehberg to speak at Lincoln/Reagan luncheon

        Prairie County Republicans will be hosting a Lincoln-Reagan luncheon Sunday, Mar. 7 where U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg will be the keynote speaker at the annual afternoon meeting. 

“We’ve been very fortunate to get him to come to Terry, Montana on a regular basis,” Prairie County Republican Central Committee Chairman Larry Keltner said of Rehberg’s visit.
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Felony cases delay filing on Scenic View

 By Kay Braddock

        After negotiations fell through late last year on public use of Scenic View Road, Prairie County officials agreed the county’s next step would be to take the matter to court, seeking a judge’s ruling on who owns the seven-mile dirt road that leads to a popular Bureau of Land Management scenic overlook north of Terry.

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Restoring a worthy tribute

 By Kay Braddock

       “It’s operation: Photo project,” American Legion Auxiliary member Irene Gumm said, teasingly referring to the renovation she and fellow member Deanna Bockness have spearheaded inside American Legion Post #32.

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Incumbents file for county offices

        All but one of the seven incumbents up for re-election have filed with the Prairie County clerk and recorder’s office - the first step required for candidates seeking office in the Nov. 2 election.

Incumbents who have filed are: Sheriff Bill Klunder, Rebecca Convery, county attorney, Deanna Bockness, district 2 commissioner, Jamie Smith, treasurer, Kathy Henry, Justice of the Peace and Dale Hellman, coroner.
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Letter campaign proposed to prevent highway closure

By Kay Braddock 

          From emergency services and mail deliveries to work-related traffic, the closure of secondary highway 253 is expected to be inconvenient. It’s also likely to affect many local businesses that rely on the customer base drawn from the newly completely paved highway.

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Health dept recognizes heart month

 By Megan Olson

        In honor of February being American Heart Month, there will be a series of four articles from the Health Department covering different ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. 

In Montana and Prairie County, heart disease is the second leading cause of death according to the 2009 Montana County Health Profiles. 
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Plea agreement filed in assault case

        A felony assault with a weapon case scheduled to enter District Court last week was diverted after 51-year-old Stanley Box entered into a plea agreement with Prairie County.

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Ballot initiative raises concerns with local outfitters

  A ballot initiative set to eliminate “guaranteed” big game licenses for outfitters is drawing the ire of those in the outfitter and guide industry.  They say it will compound existing issues between hunters, landowners and outfitters.

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