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.
The Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project will be holding a May 5 election for a district one board member. Brian Whitmer, who currently holds the position, is running, along with Don Buxbaum. Both reside in district one of the BR Irrigation Project.
BR irrigation project district one landowners, which include those living in both Dawson and Prairie counties, will vote at the Milne Implement Company in Glendive between noon and 8 pm.
Search continues - Willing candidates, mapping errors plague filling soon-to- be-vacated commissioner seat
By Kay Braddock
The quest continues and although Prairie County Republican Central Committee Chairman Larry Keltner is remaining optimistic he readily admits finding willing candidates for the soon-to-be vacated commissioner seat has been a trying task.
About ten individuals attended the annual Prairie County Economic Development Council meeting Tuesday evening, where future plans for VISTA volunteers, the Cameron diary project and hiking trails were discussed.
Ten of Terry High School’s musical entries, under the tutelage of music instructor JoDee Hess, achieved a superior mark for their performances at the District Festival. Superior is the highest ranking possible and is one that qualifies those entries to move into the state competition.