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Doors, Floors and Paint - Hospital foundation plans 3-phase project

 By Kay Braddock

        Home is where the heart is. 

Creating that cozy feeling of home is the essence behind the Prairie Community Hospital Foundation’s rooms’ upgrade project, according to ex officio members Parker Powell and Barb Rittal.
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Couple faces felony drug charges

        Felony drug charges have been filed in District Court against a Terry couple. Benjamin and JKee Johnson each face two felony counts of criminal possession of a dangerous drug, one count of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and three counts of endangering the welfare of children, each misdemeanors.

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Views shared on use of federal lands


Prairie County Grazing District Chairman Ron Devlin introduces speakers.

By Kay Braddock

        It’s all about water and wildlife.

That was the message Kathleen Jachowski shared with about 40 area farmers and ranchers during last week’s speaking event hosted by the Prairie County Grazing District.
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Break in at gas station results in stolen beer

  A break-in at the 4-Corners Convenience Store in Terry was reported Thursday morning. The February 25 call came in shortly after 3:30 a.m. after newspaper carriers beginning their early morning routes noticed the shattered glass on the front door of the convenience store, according to Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder.

A piece of metal was recovered from the site that was likely used to shatter the glass.
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County spellers face off

 By Kay Braddock

        It wasn’t words like inform, walk or school that tripped up middle school spellers competing in the annual Prairie County Spelling Bee. Those warm-up-round words easily sailed through the minds and mouths of the fifth through eighth grade students competing in the Tuesday afternoon spelling contest.

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Plans announced for early Aug 5-8 county fair

 From Prairie County Fair Board

         The 2010 Prairie County Fair will have an exciting mixture of favorite traditional events and new attractions for fairgoers August 5 through 8.  The Prairie County Fair Board received much positive feedback about the earlier fair dates in 2009 so they decided to schedule the Fair on the same weekend in 2010.

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Meeting planned to start local Relay for Life

        An American Cancer Society district representative from Billings will host an informational meeting March 8 at 6 pm on how to start a Relay for Life program in Terry. The meeting, organized as part of an FCCLA project conducted by Fanque Robertson, will be held in the Banquet Room of the American Legion.
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Up close and personal: Student group plans DC trip

 By Kay Braddock

 
Terry High School history teacher Casey Klasna visited Washington D.C. as a high school student involved in the Close-Up program. Now, fifteen years later, Klasna will be making a return trip – this time as an advisor. 
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BR commissioners re-file for 3-year terms

        Buffalo Rapids Board of Control Commissioners Barry Rakes and Ray Roethle have re-filed to serve for another 3-year term.

Roethle serves as commissioner for district I, while Rakes serves as commissioner for district II of the irrigation project, which runs through portions of Custer, Prairie and Dawson counties.
The filing deadline was Feb. 18. With no other candidates filing, there will be no election.
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Three file for sheriff

        Three Republican candidates have thrown their hats in the race for Prairie County Sheriff, including incumbent Sheriff Bill Klunder who filed Jan. 29. The other two candidates are Rowdy McMillian  and Ryan Ketchum. McMillian filed with the Prairie County Clerk and Recorder’s office on Jan. 14, while Ketchum filed Feb. 18. Ketchum has served as a reserve officer for the Prairie County Sheriff’s office since Nov. 30 of last year.

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