A school levy nearly $26,500 passed with about 66 percent of the votes supporting the measure. Of the 302 ballots, 199 supported the operations levy for the school’s general budget, while 74 opposed the levy, leaving 29 ballots void, missing or unreturned, according to Superintendent Charles Deisher.
A body was discovered near the Prairie/Custer county line on a gravel bar in the Yellowstone River on Saturday and has been taken to Billings for identification.
County commissioners and county attorney Becky Convery have had little luck receiving an opinion from Missoula lawyer and road law expert Peter Dayton on the ownership status of the road that leads to the Terry Badlands.
By Kay Braddock
A collaborative effort between federal and state agencies will help fund several projects set to begin this summer at the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District. Of those grant funds to be used, over $200,000 stem directly from federal stimulus money.
A traveling state mobile training lab was in Terry last week, allowing a handful of firemen to work with the unit.
The Flammable Liquid and Gas trailer, the only one of its kind in the state, was used during the Thursday evening training session, providing a demonstrated scenario of shutting off valves in fires caused by flammable liquid or gas.
State fire trainer Steve Harada led the exercise and emphasized the difference of knowing when to fight a gas fire and when to let it burn.
Prairie Community Hospital’s Chip Mintz, PA was recently appointed to serve on the State Emergency Care Committee. The two-year appointment, which began immediately, joins Mintz with 16 other members throughout the state on the newly-formed advisory group.
Serving under the Department of Public Health and Human Services, the committee will implement strategic plans to help improve emergency and trauma care throughout the state.
Four of the five Town of Terry Council positions will be up for election this year – two council positions from Ward I, one from Ward II and town mayor.
Candidates seeking to file for the opening positions may begin turning in their paperwork Monday, May 4, according to Prairie County Clerk and Recorder Toni Kalfell.
By Kay Braddock
Prairie County voters will have a choice between two candidates for this year’s school board election. Michael Sterchi is challenging incumbent Sherry Strasheim for the three-year-term position on the Terry School board. Voters will choose between the two at the May 5 election. Polls will be open between noon and 8 pm in the Terry High School lobby.