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Prairie Trail opens for third season

        Terry’s  Prairie Historical Trail…along the Yellowstone Trail officially opened May 1 for the third season. The trail originates at the Kempton Hotel, meanders through Terry and west to Prairie County Cemetery before passing an elegant brick out house, a brick jail, the Prairie County Museum complex and back to its beginning.
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Multiple Buffalo Rapids’ projects will benefit from stimulus money

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.

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Volunteer firemen take part in state training exercise

     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.

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Mintz to serve on state emergency group

     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.

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Filing for mayor and council positions open

     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.

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Cameron photos acquired

By Kay Braddock 

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Two seek school trustee position at May 5 election

  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.

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Changes to Buffalo Rapids board noted

        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.

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Lindsay meeting will discuss pipeline project

 
Farmers, ranchers and others along the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline route will have an opportunity to hear from experts on pipeline landowner alliances and pipeline safety at 6 p.m. April 26 at the Lindsay Community Hall in Lindsay, halfway between Glendive and Circle.  
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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.

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