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Parents voice support as board moves forward to oppose union

By Kay Hoffer

  After several parents voiced strong support for the school board and Terry Schools Superintendent Casey Klasna during Wednesday night’s special meeting, school trustees voted unanimously to move forward with arbitration. 

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Changes on council seen at first town meeting of the year

 Wrapping up in just over 30 minutes, the town council’s first meeting of the year covered routine topics like the possibility of purchasing new road closure signs, the need to amend the town budget due to increased expenditures in the solid waste department and Public Works Director James Schilling raising the possibility of the town buying a snow blower to help with snow removal efforts along streets. 

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2013: Year in Review ... through photos

      
      2013 saw plenty of changes within Prairie County. Improvement projects included millings laid to several streets in Terry, a chamber of commerce sign placed along Spring Street attracting visitors to stop downtown and a new snowplow purchased for the county airport, funded largely through federal grants. 

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Undersheriff resigns post after demotion presented

  Prairie County Undersheriff Greg Huber resigned his post, effective Friday, January 3, 2014. 

Huber’s resignation came on the heels of a meeting with Sheriff Duncan Hedges Friday afternoon in which Huber was informed that he would be demoted to deputy sheriff.
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Letter of reprimand sparks union complaint

  The Terry School Board’s decision to deny a request to remove a letter of reprimand from a teacher’s file has led to an appeal for arbitration by the Terry Teachers Association.

Calling the move to place a letter of reprimand within the teacher’s file, “an overreaction” MEA-MFT East Field Consultant Maggie Copeland said the union hopes to have the matter resolved before going in front of a state hearing officer.
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Town attorney: Council will follow formal reading in January to pass zoning ordinance

  Town of Terry Attorney David Freedman announced during Thursday’s regular council meeting held last week that the council will be undertaking a formal reading of the proposed zoning ordinance in January in order to adopt the measure. The first reading will be held January 9, during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, with a second reading following in a special meeting, to be held within 12 days of the first reading.

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New sheriff returns to love of state and job

 

Prairie County Sheriff Duncan Hedges 

By Kay Hoffer

 
Returning to Montana was an easy decision for newly appointed Prairie County Sheriff Duncan Hedges and his wife Melanie to make.
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Judge rules man’s behavior obnoxious, but not disorderly in town zoning case

 By Kay Hoffer

 
A District Court bench trial held last week at the Prairie County Courthouse found a Terry man not guilty of disorderly conduct, subsequently overturning a lower court ruling. 
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Ample supply of seasonal events fill chilly calendar

  Similar to the sub-zero temperatures enveloping the Eastern Montana region this month, community holiday events abound. But contrary to the freezing conditions outside, these heartwarming holiday affairs can give residents a reason to step outdoors. Here’s what’s taking place this month.

 
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Council passes zoning ordinance Tuesday

  The Terry Town Council voted to adopt the zoning ordinance during a special meeting held Tuesday evening at Terry Town Hall.  All three council persons in attendance voted for the measure. Ward II councilwoman Teneil Phipps wasn’t present.

The measure, which includes a residential commercial designation, will take affect 30 days from adoption. The new resolution reads as follows:
 
RESOLUTION NO. 2013-411
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