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Articles from the May 13, 2015 edition

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$45,000 Raised For Alexander Sports At Foundation Ball

Thanks to the community and some generous donations, the 1st Alexander Foundation Ball was able to raise $45,000 to help bring sports back to the Alexander school. The Foundation Ball was held May...

 
 By Meagan Dotson    News    May 13, 2015

SHS Students Will Be Holding Greenhouse Sales Thursday May 14th & Friday May 15th

On Thursday May 14th from noon until 8:00pm and Friday May 15th from 8:00am until noon, the Ag Horticulture and Ag Education classes will be opening their greenhouse to the public, selling flowers,...

 
 By Meagan Dotson    News    May 13, 2015

Changes To Watertower And Quillings Parks Mean New ADA Compliant Equipment And Renovated Softball Fields

Changes are in full swing at Watertower and Quillings Parks, bringing in new and improved equipment to both. Grants have been received to upgrade equipment and meet ADA standards. Park Superintendent...

 
 By Jerry Kessler    News    May 13, 2015

Father Shinnick Benefit May 31st

Father Edward “Ned” Shinnick was diagnosed in January 2015 with esophageal cancer. The diagnostic workup and treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, and possible surgery) have been expensive, and have taken their toll on his legendary vitality. He...

 

Donna Schipman, 66, Sidney, MT

Funeral services for Donna Schipman, 66, of Sidney are at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Interment will be in the Richey Cemetery, Richey, MT under the...

 

Troy Jones, 46, Sidney, MT

Funeral services for Troy Jones, 46, of Sidney, MT were at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 8, 2015 at Pella Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Balaban officiating. Interment took place in Richland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral...

 

Sidney 6th Grade Basketball At Dickinson Tourney

The Sidney 6th Grade Boys Basketball team competed at the Dickinson tournament....

 
 By Julie Brodhead    News    May 13, 2015

Big Sky Cum Christo

The Big Sky Cum Christo movement in the Eastern Diocese of Montana is closing in on 50 years of active ministry in 2015. The Cursillo Ministry (1965-1984) and the Cum Christo Ministry (1984-today) still continue to be special gifts to the many of us...

 

Washington Foundation Makes Multi-Year Award To Camp Postcard

BILLINGS - The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation (the Foundation) has awarded $5,000 this year for the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams) and pledged $2,500 for Camp...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    Sports    May 13, 2015

Fairview Boxers Take Regional Title, Advance To Nationals

Fairview boxers Alainah Baxter and Martin Manuel came out on top at the Junior Olympics Regional Boxing Tournament held in Casper, WY May 1&2. The Junior Olympics run started in Darby, Mont. where...

 

Jessie Veeder To Celebrate Nashville Album Release In Watford City May 23rd

Watford City based singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist Jessie Veeder is kicking off the celebration of the release of her fourth original studio album Northern Lights by hosting a CD release concert and party Saturday, May 23rd at 7:00...

 
 By Mike Mohl    News    May 13, 2015

9th Annual Early Bird Set To Tee Off

Registrations for the 9th Annual Early Bird Golf Scramble are now being accepted. This year the event is set for May 30th at the Sidney Country Club. Already many area businesses and individuals have committed to make a difference in our communities...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    May 13, 2015

Older Adults And Alcohol Use

A national 2008 survey found that about 40 percent of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Older adults can experience a variety of problems from drinking alcohol, especially those who take certain medications, have health problems, drink...

 

Dawson Community College Baseball Players Selected For Mondak All-Conference

Four Dawson Community College Baseball players were selected to the Mon-Dak All-Conference Team: • Sophomore OF/P, Tanner Fischer of Casper, WY • Freshman SS, Jake Ridley of Anchorage, AK • Freshman RHP, Rylan Shimer of West Valley City, UT...

 
 By Tie Shank    News    May 13, 2015

Light Up the Wild West August 15th & 16th

WILLISTON: Light Up the Wild West is a 2-day festival style concert featuring 10 big bands from Christian, Country, and Rock music - offering a wide range of music. Held at the Raymond Family...

 

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will be back in Sidney on Wednesday, July 8, 2015!

The MonDak Heritage Center needs your support to keep bringing this show back to the community. If you would like Shakespeare to return to Sidney year after year, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the MonDak Heritage Center....

 
 By Pamela Longmire    News    May 13, 2015

Montana Nursing Homes Work Together To Provide Best Possible Care

(Helena, MT) – In observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 10 to 16, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is taking this opportunity to recognize those long-term care facilities that joined the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative...

 

McKenzie County 4-H Events

The 2015 McKenzie County 4-H Project Expo and Communication Arts Events were held on May 6 at the McKenzie County Library in Watford City. The 4-H Project Expo event provides youth with the...

 

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month…the month our children start their summer vacation. It is also a start of more driving for our teens. Parents are just starting or just completing the ‘driver’s license’ process for their children,...

 

MSU Extension: Consider Testing Garden Soil Before Fertilizing

BOZEMAN – Knowing about garden soil helps gardeners grow healthy plants, protect ground and surface water, as well as efficiently use resources like nutrients, water and money. Soil nutrients and organic matter are important for a healthy garden....

 
 By UM News Service    News    May 13, 2015

UM Researcher Contributes Frost-Free Seasonal Data To National Climate Assessment

MISSOULA – University of Montana Professor John Kimball is among a group of researchers nationwide who are contributing data to the National Climate Assessment. This month marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Global Change Research...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    May 13, 2015

May is Stroke Month, Act F.A.S.T!

Life changed forever for Ken and Linda Simonsen at 10:30 am on December 21, 2011. As a rancher and farmer in the Girard community, Ken fed his cattle, then came in the house because it was snowing,...

 

A Fascinating Part Of Yesteryear

I love looking at the old barns and outhouses that I see scattered around the country. On the surface it appears that these nostalgic structures have nothing in common, but on reflection, both of...

 

Social Security's Windfall Elimination Provision Cheats People of Full Benefits

Who ever heard of the Windfall Elimination Provision of Social Security? I certainly hadn’t, until I applied for my social security benefits in March. Then I became painfully aware of this grossly unfair Provision, passed in 1983 by Congress, that...

 

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