I have been honored to share in the rich history of Prairie County and its people through the Centennial this past year as the Editor of the Terry Tribune. What an experience, I am humbled by the history the Terry Tribune holds and the continued effort by the community to keep the paper going since its establishment in 1907. The community is what makes a small town paper, and Prairie County folks know how to get the job done!
Since we will be beginning our sewer update project in the near future, I thought this would be a good time to refresh our memories with a some sewer history. The original sewer for the town was installed between 1917 and 1945 with a majority of it done between 1917 and 1919. During the 1990’s the system began suffering structural and alignment damage from tree roots, debris, sludge and mud. It was also noted that the original 6” sewer line did not comply with current standards (MDHES) of the Montana Department of Health and Environmental Services.
This year Prairie County Montana celebrates its 100 year milestone. As more people settled in the area now comprising Prairie County, unrest grew when people thought that the Custer County Commissioners were spending all of the people’s tax money in and around Miles City. They envisioned a new county that would be responsive to better roads and schools. They wanted taxation with representation and the administration of county affairs closer to home, rather then several miles away.
Glenda Ueland works behind the scenes costuming Wise Man, Danny Thomason, who later makes his entrance on horseback.
The Chamber’s Live Nativity wasn’t just a display of entertainment, it was a remarkable community gathering of the Christmas celebration in its original sense.
By Pastor Jacob Hanneman
Trinity Lutheran Church
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ (Matthew 6:9-13)
Thumbs up The Young Thespians acting club at Terry Schools is officially underway. For the second year in a row, this young group of actors, under the leadership of Tammi Prete, Stephanie Holt and Linda Bruski are setting out to entertain family and friends with three performance dates already scheduled. Those dates are: Dec. 21, Jan. 25 and Feb. 29. The group of students are meeting two times a week.
I discovered last week that I fit quite comfortably in my mother’s shoes.
By Kay Johnson
With the conclusion of Terry Baseball’s 2013 season, parents and loyal fans are gently reminded of the swiftness of summer days and the fun events they bring — like backyard barbecues, outdoor excersions and annual community events. Before we know it the dog days of summer will be long past with the hues of autumn encroaching upon us.
By Kay Johnson
Well, I did it — again.