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Senior Years Don't Slow Us Down (Much)

From my observations both here in Virginia City and from when I still lived in Crane, my generation continually proves to the younger set that although our hair has grayed and our hearing apparatus...

 

Agriculture Key In Establishing Richland County

Farming and ranching built Sidney and have played a crucial role in the health of the community for the past 100 years. The faces of farming and ranching have changed in that time period,...

 

Letter to the Editor

I attended the meeting regarding Intake Dam and the fish bypass last Thursday evening at the Sidney High School, and I left that meeting shaking my head in disgust. The pallid sturgeon mess is just one more project in a long series of events that...

 

LYIP Named as One of This Year’s Top Ten

Water on demand has made all the difference in the world to farmers in the Yellowstone Valley. This water on demand, provided by the 54,000 acre Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project (LYIP), that inclu...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    August 1, 2012

LYIP Crew Restores Main Canal

Most readers know that the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project's (LYIP) main canal suffered a 45 foot wide washout in late June near the Marlow Iversen farm south of Savage. Readers also know that th...

 

Love Of Fair Leads To New Opportunities

A lifelong love of the Richland County Fair has allowed a local young lady to continue the 4-H tradition from a new perspective. Katelyn Dynneson, a ten year veteran of 4-H, has stepped in to fill a...

 

Area Field Days Scheduled

Every summer, area extension offices along with the Williston Research Extension Center and the Eastern Agricultural Research Center host field days so agricultural interests can learn what...

 

Pesticide Container Recycling Part of EARC Field Day

For those who missed the pesticide container recycling truck present at the USDA/ARS field tours at Froid and at Sidney last month but who have #2 high density polyethylene plastic pesticide...

 

Local Researcher Releases New Durum Variety

Dr. Joyce Eckhoff, local agronomist and interim superintendent of the Eastern Agricultural Research Center (EARC) in Sidney, has released a new durum variety, which she has named Silver. The new...

 

MonDak Ag Showcase On Tap With WREC Field Day

This year the Williston Research and Extension Center (WREC) has chosen to hold its dryland field day and its irrigated field day in conjunction with the West Energy event. Calling the combined field...

 

Easy As Pie

Nothing tastes quite as scrumptious as a homemade pie, one with flaky, melt-in-your-mouth pastry and filled to bursting with some sort of fruit or custard filling. Pie smells delectable, makes...

 

The Night Circus

Magic, illusion, multiple people with unique and wondrous talents, and a love story as well all intertwine in the book The Night Circus written by Erin Morgenstern. The best way to describe this delec...

 
 By Lois Kerr    News    July 11, 2012

89th Annual Wolf Point Stampede Set

Summer brings with it all sorts of exciting activities, including rodeo. One of the largest and most popular rodeos in our area, the Wolf Point Stampede, will celebrate its 89th year this year and...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2012

Area Field Days Scheduled

Every summer, area extension offices along with the Williston Research Extension Center and the Eastern Agricultural Research Center host field days so agricultural interests can learn what...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2012

MonDak Ag Showcase On Tap With WREC Field Day

This year the Williston Research and Extension Center (WREC) has chosen to hold its dryland field day and its irrigated field day in conjunction with the West Energy event. Calling the combined field...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2012

Pesticide Container Recycling Part of EARC Field Day

For those who missed the pesticide container recycling truck present at the USDA/ARS field tours at Froid and at Sidney last month but who have #2 high density polyethylene plastic pesticide...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2012

Cool Summer Meals

Hot summer days generally bring with them dwindling appetites, no desire to cook a large meal, and the constant struggle to find something nutritious to eat without overburdening the digestive...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2012

Local Researcher Releases New Durum Variety

Dr. Joyce Eckhoff, local agronomist and interim superintendent of the Eastern Agricultural Research Center (EARC) in Sidney, has released a new durum variety, which she has named Silver. The new...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2012

Beets Growing Well

In spite of yo-yo weather that keeps us guessing at tomorrow’s temperatures, sugarbeets have grown well in the past month, and Russ Fullmer, Sidney Sugars agriculture manager, expects this year’s...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Ag Roundup    July 4, 2012

89th Annual Wolf Point Stampede Set

Summer brings with it all sorts of exciting activities, including rodeo. One of the largest and most popular rodeos in our area, the Wolf Point Stampede, will celebrate its 89th year this year and...

 

Biking A Great Summer Activity

For those of us who like to bike, summertime brings ample opportunity to enjoy sunshine, warm breezes, and get our exercise all atop a two-wheeled conveyance pedaled by manpower (or womanpower, as...

 

Johnson Retires As Richland County Extension Agent

After serving Richland County for twenty two years, MSU's Family and Consumer Service Extension Agent Judy Johnson will retire from her position effective the end of June. Johnson's duties as consumer...

 

Enjoying The Rhubarb Harvest

Rhubarb grows well in most farm gardens and has a special spot in town gardens as well. This tart, tasty vegetable (yes, botanists consider rhubarb, as a member of the garden sorrel species, a vegetab...

 

RVing A Relaxing, Enjoyable Pastime

Retirement often offers the opportunity to participate in leisure activities that people never find time to do while they remain in the work force, a fact that Ardean and Donna Skogen, Cartwright, dis...

 
 By Lois Kerr    Agriculture    June 6, 2012

Rains Beneficial To Agriculture

Timely, adequate rainfall may have changed a looming high dollar loss into a positive gain, not just for beet growers but for farmers throughout the area. "This rain will really help," says Sidney...

 

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