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Voters approve school levy

  A school levy nearly $26,500 passed with about 66 percent of the votes supporting the measure. Of the 302 ballots, 199 supported the operations levy for the school’s general budget, while 74 opposed the levy, leaving 29 ballots void, missing or unreturned, according to Superintendent Charles Deisher. 

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Body discovered near county line

  A body was discovered near the Prairie/Custer county line on a gravel bar in the Yellowstone River on Saturday and has been taken to Billings for identification.

A 911 call made by an agate hunter was received shortly after 12 pm, according to Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder, who responded to the initial report. After discovering the body was about 100 yards outside the county line, Klunder called Custer County officials.
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County waits for opinion on road

        County commissioners and county attorney Becky Convery have had little luck receiving an opinion from Missoula lawyer and road law expert Peter Dayton on the ownership status of the road that leads to the Terry Badlands.  

According to commission minutes, Dayton informed commissioners that he would have an opinion to them in a day or so. That statement was made during a telephone call made by commissioners to Dayton during an April 20 meeting. 
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Prairie Trail opens for third season

        Terry’s  Prairie Historical Trail…along the Yellowstone Trail officially opened May 1 for the third season. The trail originates at the Kempton Hotel, meanders through Terry and west to Prairie County Cemetery before passing an elegant brick out house, a brick jail, the Prairie County Museum complex and back to its beginning.
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Multiple Buffalo Rapids’ projects will benefit from stimulus money

By Kay Braddock

     A collaborative effort between federal and state agencies will help fund several projects set to begin this summer at the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District. Of those grant funds to be used, over $200,000 stem directly from federal stimulus money.

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Volunteer firemen take part in state training exercise

     A traveling state mobile training lab was in Terry last week, allowing a handful of firemen to work with the unit.

     The Flammable Liquid and Gas trailer, the only one of its kind in the state, was used during the Thursday evening training session, providing a demonstrated scenario of shutting off valves in fires caused by flammable liquid or gas.

     State fire trainer Steve Harada led the exercise and emphasized the difference of knowing when to fight a gas fire and when to let it burn.

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Mintz to serve on state emergency group

     Prairie Community Hospital’s Chip Mintz, PA was recently appointed to serve on the State Emergency Care Committee. The two-year appointment, which began immediately, joins Mintz with 16 other members throughout the state on the newly-formed advisory group.

     Serving under the Department of Public Health and Human Services, the committee will implement strategic plans to help improve emergency and trauma care throughout the state.

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Filing for mayor and council positions open

     Four of the five Town of Terry Council positions will be up for election this year – two council positions from Ward I, one from Ward II and town mayor.

     Candidates seeking to file for the opening positions may begin turning in their paperwork Monday, May 4, according to Prairie County Clerk and Recorder Toni Kalfell.

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Cameron photos acquired

By Kay Braddock 

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Two seek school trustee position at May 5 election

  Prairie County voters will have a choice between two candidates for this year’s school board election. Michael Sterchi is challenging incumbent Sherry Strasheim for the three-year-term position on the Terry School board. Voters will choose between the two at the May 5 election. Polls will be open between noon and 8 pm in the Terry High School lobby.

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Are Yippee weekend and the Prairie County Fair too close together?: