Montana is ranked in the top five sugar beet producing states in the country. Within the state of Montana, Terry has been very well represented. Tibbetts Agland LLC along with Haidle Farms have been recognized for their hard work and incredible sugar beet crop this year. On January 20th these growers were each presented with a highly prestigious award at the Sidney Eagles Club by Sidney Sugars. Sidney Sugars contracts 113 beet growers in eastern Montana. Of those growers, a Top Five is chosen for farms of 50 to 312 acres, as well as a Top Five for those with 313 acres or more.
The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway is facing an “uncertain” outlook in 2016.
That’s the assessment of BNSF Railway spokesman Matt Jones, who said lower freight demand from railway customers could have an impact on the company’s Montana operations. Jones said that the railroad’s freight volumes in 2015 were “relatively flat” compared to 2014, but several factors could lead to a bigger hit for the railroad this year.
The Prairie County Extension Service will host its annual MSU Extension Winter Series on Thursday, January 14th. The Winter Series offers an agenda to satisfy the interests of both men and women. Winter Series is made possible by sponsors Prairie County Chamber of Commerce and Stockman Bank.
Terry High School will be hosting a “SHOP” open house this Friday, January 8th from 5-7p.m. Everyone is invited to see the work that has been done to the shop, located behind the High School, and view the various projects that students are engaged in.
ALL ADULTS interested in registering for adult shop are also invited to attend the open house to receive information on when the program starts and finishes. Since there is also a HOME basketball game this Friday, those interested are encouraged to pop in between games.
Unexpectedly volatile cattle prices have been a source of consternation for producers and confusion for sale barns.
Although prices are expected to be lower than recent record highs, they still dropped below current market predictions.
Glendive Livestock Exchange owner Vaughn Hoffer said fat cattle were expected to be $150 to $155 per hundred weight but were $117 last Friday.
“We expected some adjustment because we were plenty high, but this was more than what we figured,” Hoffer said.
The Prairie County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with its Terrific Tuesdays celebrations, is seeking area participants to help with the 2nd annual community-hosted Live Nativity on Monday, Dec. 21.
Members of the community are invited to take part in various roles, from actors to musicians to animal owners. The performance will be a live action story-line played out to a narrated reading of the Christmas story, interspersed with musical performances. The program will be performed at 6 p.m. in downtown Terry.
The next scheduled sewer rate increase of $8 for the Town of Terry will take effect with your December bill. This is the second of three increases that are needed to complete the proposed project for the town lagoon.
Terrific Tuesday holiday fun continues
The Christmas Card Run is back again, and offers participants a chance to build their best poker hand. Modeled after a poker run, participants are invited to sign up at Prairie Abstract any time after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, for a $1 entry fee. Participants build their hands by visiting participating retail businesses around town and drawing a free card.
On Sunday, Dec. 6, Evelyn Cameron Heritage, Inc. will be hosting its second annual Evelyn Cameron Christmas Store at the Heritage Center located at 212 Laundre Avenue in Terry from 1-4 pm. Shoppers ages 3 to 12 years of age are welcome and will be assisted with their shopping and wrapping by Heritage elves and helpers.
Terrific Tuesdays – and one Monday – scheduled throughout December