Community Involvement & Facility Events


Results of the annual PMC Golf Tournament

The annual PMC Golf Tournament was held Saturday, June 15th at the Pondera Golf Club. 22 teams competed, including local and out-of-town golfers.

First place teams in 3 divisions received custom embroidered jackets with names and Sponsor logos. Prizes were also given for longest drive, closest to pin, closest to depends, closest to bedpan, and longest putt. Approximately 20 additional door prizes were given away and an adult tricycle, generously donated by I-15 Self Storage was a silent auction item.

The winners of the 2019 PMC Golf Tournament were:

Mixed: Sponsored by Kalispell Regional Medical! (-14)

Judy Ellis, Chris Ellis, Kyle Ellis & Justin Salois

Men’s Division: Sponsored by National Laundry! (-12)

Jim Simmons, Jarrod Simmons, Jeff Vordahl & Chad Fowler

Women’s Division: Sponsored by Stockman Bank! (+1)

Rona Matheson, Ruth Powers, Denise Frigge & Carrie Vollrath

Regarding the event, PMC administration said: “The competition at Saturday’s tournament was excellent—definitely a golf group! The support we have received from our community and community involvement on the day of the tournament was second to none. The weather was perfect and the food, donated from several local establishments, was complimented and very delicious. The Pondera Golf Club has been awesome to work with—big kudos to Brianne Aakre, Scott Ardvidson and the entire board.  We truly cannot thank our sponsors, teams and the Pondera Golf Course enough. We are so proud to announce that this successful tournament will pay for all 3 high-priority items for the PMC Rehabilitation Department. We are truly humbled by the success of this golf tournament fundraiser. Thank you to all of our Sponsors and teams for helping us reach our goals!”


ACE & Eagle Sponsors included: Sletten Construction, Stockman Bank, Pondera Healthcare Foundation, Dr. Jay & Mrs. Monica Taylor and Independence Bank.

Birdie Sponsors included: Custom Crop Care, Big Sky Equipment, Farmers Union Insurance, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, I-15 Self Storage, 4U Collision Center, Windrift Hill and The Home Café.


Team Sponsors included: Pondera County Insurance, Leavitt Group, Benefis Health Systems, Billmans, National Laundry, Helena Orthopedic Clinic, Olson Drug/Village Drug, Conrad Building Center and General Distributing, Aakre Family.

Other generous sponsorships including monetary donations, food or prizes were: Balko Inc, 3Rivres Communications, Big Ox BBQ & Catering, Courtesy Ford, Java Hut, Kronebusch Electric, Busch Ag, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Super 8, Subway, Town Pump, Elings Insurance Agency, Adam Strash, Laura Erickson, Bill O’Leary, Kristine Heinke, Branding Iron, Coaches Corner, IGA, Main Drive-In and the Keg Family Restaurant.

News & Education

Whoop Up Weekend &PMC Whoop Up Fun Run


THANK YOU! From Pondera Medical Center


Pondera Medical Center would like to thank the Conrad Lions Club, all the many organizations and individuals and the entire community for making Whoop Up a success! The agenda was full of fun for the entire family, and that is not possible without team work from all of Pondera County, a lot of volunteers, law enforcement, and generous financial support for organizations and individuals.

It is our privilege at Pondera Medical Center to have served the area for over 100 years, and we plan on being here for over 100 more. We have watched many great men and women work together over the years to keep tradition and the Whoop Up Spirit alive! It was our pleasure to host the PMC Whoop Up Fun Run, join our friends in the Whoop Up Parade, and have the Pondera County EMS at slack and both rodeo performances. We enjoyed all the music, food, rodeo, golf, and FUN that Whoop Up had to offer.

Whatever your role in making Whoop Up a success, a great big THANKS for Pondera Medical Center! As the PMC Float read on Saturday, “When your patients are your friends & neighbors, it’s a whole new card game.” We are grateful that this community is the hand we were dealt!

PMC Fun Run:

Thank you to all who joined us for the Fun Run! We are grateful for your participation and support! Thank you to Scheels, Vanessa Bucklin, City of Conrad, and our volunteer staff, Michelle, Sarah, Erica, Ava, Liam, Julia, Darcy & Kanin. Special THANK YOU to Anna Pollard for leading our warm-up stretch.


1-mile 12&under: CoCo Bucklin

1-mile male: Chat Patterson

1-mile female: Claire Bucklin

5k male: Loche Mellott

5k female: Natalie Columbo/Anna Pollard



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