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County spellers face off

 By Kay Braddock

        It wasn’t words like inform, walk or school that tripped up middle school spellers competing in the annual Prairie County Spelling Bee. Those warm-up-round words easily sailed through the minds and mouths of the fifth through eighth grade students competing in the Tuesday afternoon spelling contest.

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Plans announced for early Aug 5-8 county fair

 From Prairie County Fair Board

         The 2010 Prairie County Fair will have an exciting mixture of favorite traditional events and new attractions for fairgoers August 5 through 8.  The Prairie County Fair Board received much positive feedback about the earlier fair dates in 2009 so they decided to schedule the Fair on the same weekend in 2010.

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Meeting planned to start local Relay for Life

        An American Cancer Society district representative from Billings will host an informational meeting March 8 at 6 pm on how to start a Relay for Life program in Terry. The meeting, organized as part of an FCCLA project conducted by Fanque Robertson, will be held in the Banquet Room of the American Legion.
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Up close and personal: Student group plans DC trip

 By Kay Braddock

 
Terry High School history teacher Casey Klasna visited Washington D.C. as a high school student involved in the Close-Up program. Now, fifteen years later, Klasna will be making a return trip – this time as an advisor. 
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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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