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Gathering listens to details on bridge project

 By Kay Braddock

       About 35 county residents gathered to address concerns regarding a proposed bridge rehabilitation project set to occur on the bridge crossing the Yellowstone River north of Terry. The project, which is expected to be completed by 2012, would likely require some road closure, according to Montana Department of Transportation district administrator Ray Mengel.

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Extension winter series will be Jan. 28

  The Prairie County Extension Service will host its annual MSU Extension Winter Series on Thursday, Jan. 28. The Winter Series offers an expanded agenda that includes a variety of agricultural presentations and other special interest topics to satisfy the interests of both men and women.  A supper sponsored by the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce will also be offered as a part of the program.

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BR district II water users vote on split

 By Kay Braddock

        Buffalo Rapids district II commissioners met Monday afternoon to discuss whether the irrigation project, divided into two districts, should go their separate ways.

District II commissioner Barry Rakes suggested the idea at an earlier meeting, which met with some favorable and other not-so favorable responses. 
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Longtime mayor reflects on years

By Kay Braddock 

        Mayor Marvin Varner presided over his final town council meeting last month, ending a 26-year career as Terry’s mayor. 

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Officials respond to accident

 By Kay Braddock

        It wasn’t icy conditions that caused a 2009 Chevy Tahoe to slam into a guardrail as it headed westbound on I-94. According to 21-year-old driver Tyler Eckman, it was a bag of cookies. 

Thankfully all four occupants were wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred between Terry and Fallon, resulting in a totaled vehicle but nothing worse.   
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Public meeting will discuss bridge work

        The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting a public meeting to discuss a proposal to rehabilitate the bridge over the Yellowstone River, located approximately one mile north of Terry, Montana (reference marker 1) on Secondary Highway 253 in Prairie County.  The meeting will start at 6:00 pm on January 12, 2010 at the Prairie Community Center, 112 South Garfield in Terry.

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Online end of year recount listed

 Most read articles posted in 2009

1.  State and local officials examine Scenic View Road   1,053
2.   Tribune launches Web site    860
3.   Voters approve school levy   710
4.   Poll draws outside interest   559
5.  Tense meetings lead BR to consider mediator   472
6.  AG’s office reviews road access to Terry Badlands   466
7.  Haughian family shares history of family ranch   458
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Buffalo Rapids’ union talks begin

  Members of the Buffalo Rapids Union Strategy subcommittee met last week to discuss upcoming negotiations with union representatives. The five-member subcommittee, including three BR Board of Control commissioners and two water users from the irrigation project, will meet with representatives from the International Operating Engineers on Wed. Dec 16 to begin talks on employee contracts.

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Toy Run organizers look to help county children

 By Kay Braddock

 
Bikers and church ladies are two groups not typically associated together - that is unless you’re talking Christmas, toys and children.
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Local FSA committee election held

  The election for a Farm Service Agency County Committee member in LAA-3 (the south and east part of the county) is complete. The seat up for election was held for the past nine years by Tim Ehman, who reached his term limit.

“Tim - with all of his experience and good judgment - will be missed,” said Tim Krebsbach, county executive director, in a press release.
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