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Town receives grants for sewer improvement project

  The Town of Terry recently received two grants totaling $20,000 to help the town plan on how to improve its sewer system.  The first grant was announced August 8 and came from the state’s Department of Commerce as part of the 2015 Biennium Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) planning funds. The second grant of $5,000 is from the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation, according to Town Clerk Lynn Strasheim.

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Finding a good read: Retired hair stylist opens bookstore

Backroom Treasures Bookstore owner Irene Gumm stands behind the
counter of her new enterprise. Hanging up her scissors for books, Gumm,
who has been styling hair for the past 30 years, is enjoying this new chapter. 
 

       After 30 years in the hair styling business Irene Gumm says she’s ready to share another passion she enjoys — books. 

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Fallon Village Council discusses incorporation, annual festival, among other items

  The Fallon Village Council met August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Fallon Coffee Shop.  

The council is now incorporated as a non-profit organization so a Board of Directors was elected. They are:  Elton Stickel, Gary Huber, Carleen Gaub, Cindy Thornton, and Delite Dukart.  
The group is pursueing a 501C3 status.  
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Fair’s weekend activities draw in crowds


Third grader Anna Higgins chomps down on her corn on the cob. She was one
of many fairgoers enjoying  refreshments offered from the six fairground vendors.

  Favorable weather conditions and plenty of volunteers contributed to the success of the 76th Prairie County Fair, according to county extension agent and fair manager Sharla Sackman.

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Racing into Yippee celebration

  The 32nd annual Terry Yippee appeared to have the heavenly touch of approval with mild temperatures hovering in the high 70s for the day’s events and the absence of rain showers dooming the evening street dance — which in recent years seems to have become an almost traditional occurrence.  

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Weekend of entertainment planned for county fair

  Preparations for the 2013 Prairie County Fair are underway as traditional favorites will be featured this year at the fair from August 1 through the 4.

Open class entries will be accepted Thursday, August 1st, from noon to 8:30 p.m. and again on Friday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Judging will take place Friday morning. 
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Bunke serves as town’s interim attorney

        Prairie County Attorney Garry Bunke has been serving as the interim town attorney since the beginning of July. 

His post as town attorney will conclude once the town council selects between two candidates vying for the position. The council is expected to make a decision during their August meeting, Bunke said.
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Class of ‘73 gathers over Yippee!

 

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Interstate rollover results in minor injuries

  Prairie County Sheriff’s office, along with the Montana Highway Patrol and two ambulances responded to a single vehicle rollover Saturday morning west of Terry.

The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in the west bound lane of Interstate 94 near the Prairie/Custer county line, according to Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder.
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Area crops battered by Saturday’s hailstorm

Photo Courtesy Vera Sackman

       A hailstorm, resulting in golf ball size hailstones, pummeled crops within the irrigation project east of Fallon Saturday evening. The National Weather Service of Glasgow issued tornado warnings for the July 20th storm. Although some area producers reported spotting funnel clouds, none touched down.

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