Week of June 19, 2024

  • Second Peak Of Fort Peck Flow Test Resuming

    OMAHA, Neb. - Second peak of Fort Peck flow test resuming; Weekly flow test call scheduled for June 19 Releases from Fort Peck will begin stepping up as part of the second peak of the Fort Peck flow test starting today. Releases from Fort Peck will be gradually increased, starting today, June 17, to reach a peak flow of 20,000 cubic feet per second at Wolf Point, on Sunday, June 23. These releases will include flows from the Fort Peck spillway, beginning today around 9 a.m. (Mountain Time). The second peak flow was scheduled to begin on June...

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  • Lauren Youngquist Headed To National Jr. High Rodeo Finals

    Dianne Swanson

    In what is perhaps a first for Sidney Youth Rodeo, Montana State Junior High breakaway roping champion Lauren Youngquist is headed to Nationals in Des Moines, IA, the end of June where she will compete against girls from all over the U.S., five Canadian provinces, Mexico and Australia. There are a total of 12 performances and she will compete Monday night, June 24 at 7 p.m. and Friday morning June 28 at 9 a.m. You can catch her performance on the Cowboy Channel+. The daughter of J.C. and Kim...

  • Lone Tree Archers Club Offers Family Fun, Lifelong Skills

    Dianne Swanson

    The Sidney Lone Tree Archers Club offers a safe, fun environment for the whole family to enjoy the classic sport of archery. Located just 6.5 miles from the Sidney roundabout, the 40-acre archery range is located in the beautiful hills just off River Road. Approximately 20 bale targets with pictures of animals are set up year-round on the range. There is also a hiking trail around the property with shooting stakes along the way. A practice range by the clubhouse featuring stakes from 20-60...

  • District 5 Junior Golf Qualifier Tournament Held June 10

    The District 5 Junior Qualifier Golf Tournament was held Monday, June 10 at the Sidney Country Club. Golfers included those who qualified for the Montana State Golf Association Junior State Amateur tournament to be held June 17-19 in Polson. Results of District 5 qualifier Boys 16-18 1st: Tanner Tiesen, 75, Sidney 2nd: Brady Collins, 79, Sidney 3rd: Kalen Price, 80, Sidney Boys. 14 & 15 1st: Hank Hoostad, 86, Glasgow 2nd: Jared Anderson, 87, Sidney 3rd: Regan Stuart, 90, Malta Boys 13 & Under...

  • Sidney Will Be "Bakken" With Fun At The Bakken Barrel Daze June 29-30

    Mackenzie Hill

    Outback Barrel Racing has planned a two-day event for you and your family, Saturday June 29-30. The event will be located at the Richland County Fairgrounds and will be called the "Bakken Barrel Daze". Outback Barrel Racing is a non-profit organization who is full of volunteers dedicated to promoting barrel racing as a sport and a family event. They go above and beyond to help their community, even in a competitive environment. OBRA is all about having fun at their races and will even help...

  • Killdeer Rodeo Kicks Off July 1-5

    Katelyn Sponheim

    July 1-5, the Killdeer Saddle Club will host the 101st annual Killdeer Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo. Monday kicks off the week of rodeo with the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Racing slack. The Calcutta begins Tuesday at 5 p.m., followed by the PRCA performance at 6 p.m. Dunn Center will have a bouncy house at City Park on Wednesday, starting at 11 a.m. and a parade to follow at 1 p.m., with a potluck at City Park afterwards. The Calcutta for Wednesday’s PRCA performance will again be at 5 p.m. with the evening’s rodeo at...

  • Sidney Eagle Wresting Camp

  • Camp Lambert GRO Basketball Camp June 28-29

    The GRO basketball camp will be offered in Lambert Thursday and Friday, June 28-29. This will be for any students going into grades 3-12. This nationally recognized camp serves 26 states and will be put on by guest presenter Ro Wiggin. The 3rd-5th grade will be from 8:30-10 a.m., 6th-8th grade will be from 10 a.m.-noon, and high school will be 1-4 p.m. The cost is $60 for grades 3-5, $75 for grade 6-8, and $90 for grades nine-12. No preregistration is needed. For more information contact Jodi at...

  • Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center Field Day June 27

    Marley Voll

    The Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center (MSU EARC) is preparing to host their annual Field Day on Thursday, June 27 at the center, located north of Sidney, 1501 N Central Ave. The day will include information on variety selection, cropping systems, fertility, disease management, weed management, and more, all of which will be beneficial for producers in the region. Plan to come from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts before the field day begins at 8:30 a.m....

  • Dr. Patwa, MSU-EARC Research Associate of Plant Pathology To Speak At MSU-EARC Field Day

    Katelyn Sponheim

    At this year's Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center Field Day in Sidney, MT, Dr. Nisha Patwa will be discussing her ongoing research into the effects of essential oil treatments in combating root rot in peas. Organic growers are ever in search of improving their ability to produce crops with a solution in harmony with their organic status. Widespread root rot due to a buildup of the pathogen in soil led researchers at Montana State University to experiment with...

  • Field Days Schedule

    9-9:15 a.m. Camelina As Bioenergy Crop (Cultivar Selection, Agronomic Practices, & Weed Control) Dr. Chengci Chen, Professor of Agronomy, MSU-EARC Description: This presentation will include variety selection and agronomic practices. The agronomic practices that will be discussed include how to plant camelina and what pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides can be used for controlling grass and broadleaf weeds, and how to apply pre- and post-emergent herbicides. Speaker Bio: Chengci Chen is...

  • Dr. Crutcher To Make Two Presentations Critical To Growers At Field Day June 27

    Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, MSU-EARC Dr. Frankie Crutcher will discuss how to accurately identify white mold disease in irrigated soybean production fields and will provide management options including variety selection, fungicide application and rotation strategies at from 9:20-9:35 a.m. She said white mold disease has been found in soybean fields in Richland County, raising concern among growers. Producers have been experimenting with new crops since the closure of Sidney Sugars,...

  • MSU, ARS Labs Team Up For Dryland Field Tour July 17

    Beth Redlin

    Battling wheat stem sawfly? Interested in forages or CRP native plantings? How about forages potentially resistant to grasshoppers or rotations that help curb disease in peas and lentils? These are just a few of the research projects being featured at a joint Dryland Field Day, presented by Montana State University’s Eastern Ag Research Center (EARC) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab (NPARL). The tour is set for Wednesday morning, July 17 and features speakers from both research...

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  • Montana Shakespeare In The Park Performing "A Winter's Tale" July 1 In Sidney

    The Montana Shakespeare In the Park will be performing at Veterans Memorial Park, July 1, at 6:30. p.m. Don’t miss this free opportunity to enjoy a warm summer evening. The tranquil serenity of the outdoor stage will be broken by the hum of excited conversations. It is time for the annual Shakespeare in the Park, a tradition beloved by Montanan’s and visitors alike. This year’s performance will be “A Winter’s Tale”. This play was originally performed in 1671. It is about a jealous king who abandoned his daughter, Conn convinced...

  • Summer Soiree June 29 In Savage

    The Burns Creek Inn, Savage, presents the Savage Summer Soiree Saturday, June 29, a full day of outdoor food, drinks, games and live music. Start the day with the cornhole tournament at Maschera Park (across from BCI) hosted by Savage, Inc. Two-person teams will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Warm-ups are at 9 a.m. with the double elimination tournament starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $40 per team with proceeds going to improve the town of Savage. Call or text Leslie Hagler at 406-489-4636 to register. To inaugurate the new outdoor...

  • Area Events

    Events in Sidney, Fairview, Lambert, Savage, Mountain Time. Wed., June 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The 16x20 Show Onesti Krieger - through June 29.- Clint Whitmer Photography “Eye of the Camera” - through June 29. - Kathleen Frank High Country West Exhibit - through Aug. 3. - MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave. SE. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. For more info call 406-433-3500, or visit https://mondakheritagecenter.org/. Fri., June 21 5-7 p.m. - Road To Recovery - Singer Skylar Ray & Kala Mulcahy will come to share their recovery...

  • Rau School Board Meeting Monday, June 24, at 5pm at the Rau School Library

    BOARD MEETING: Monday – June 24, 2024 – 5:00 PM – Rau School Library I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Swear in New Trustee & Reorganization of Board IV. Consent Agenda a. Disposition of Minutes b. Claims & Payroll Warrants c. Staff Leave d. Voided Checks e. Stockman Bank of MT – Bank Statement V. Guest (s) a. Ryan Kopp – Interstate Engineering – Emergent Contaminants Grant - DEQ b. Brian & Kadin LeFors – L & L Buses i. Bus Contract Approval VI. Personnel a. New Hire i. Custodian b. Terminations i. Grace Germann...

  • Kevin "Pete" Wold, 60 Norco, CA (formerly of Watford City, ND)

    Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, 2024 at 10 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, Watford City, ND with Pastors Matt Rolfson and Garrett Gudmunsen officiating. A luncheon followed the service. Kevin will be laid to rest at Our Lady Redeemer's Cemetery, Charlson, ND. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Watford City, ND, and Thomas Miller Mortuary have been entrusted with the arrangements. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Kevin...

  • Randall L Becker, 66 New Town, ND (formerly of Sidney, MT)

    Randall L Becker, 66 unexpectedly passed away on Sunday June 9, 2024, at his home in New Town, ND. Celebration of Life Services were held Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. A luncheon followed after the service at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com....

  • Bonnie J. Neu, 81, Fairview, MT

    Bonnie J. Neu, 81, Fairview, MT, was called home June 12, 2024, surrounded by her family and to be joined by her heavenly family. Bonnie's funeral service was at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Fairview, MT, with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND. Visitation was Monday, June 17, 2024, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT, and one hour before services at the church. Fulkerson...

  • Teresa Ann Hedegaard, 60, Kent, WA

    Teresa Ann Hedegaard (60) of Kent, WA, died on May 25, 2024, of natural causes. Teresa was born December 30, 1963, in Sidney, MT, the fourth child and only daughter of Jim and Irene (Schwenke) Hedegaard. Teresa grew up in Savage, MT, and graduated from Savage High School in 1982. She attended Eastern Montana College, graduating in 1989. Teresa spent most of her adult life in Billings, until she moved to Kent, WA, in 2017. Teresa had an avid interest in history, and she enjoyed true crime...

  • Area 4th Of July Activities Promise Fun For Everyone

    Lambert, MT The festivities in Lambert kick off at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 with a Fun Run/Walk for all ages (I or 2 miles) at the Sports Complex, followed by the Street Dance beginning at 8 p.m. with music by Midlife Crisis. The Lion's Den, CQ Bar/Grill and vendors will be open. Thursday, July 4th gets off to an early start with the wake-up call at 5 a.m. and a Praise non-denominational church service at the Lambert Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Line up your entries at 10:30 a.m. at Nortana as...

  • Watford City Art In The Park Seeking Artists, Crafters, Food Vendors July 13

    The Long X Arts Foundation is hosting Art in the Park at the Watford City Tourist Park on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. This family-friendly event has become a community tradition that features booths and shopping by local artists and crafters, food by McKenzie County Parks and Recreation, free art activities for the kids, face painting, a talent show, a baby pageant, and quality entertainment by nationally touring Juggler, Acrobat and Aerialist, Laura Ernst. This year, for the first...

  • MonDak Heritage Center's Summer Community Event, "The Summer Bash & Bake Off", June 22

    The MonDak Heritage Center is celebrating summer with a free event for the entire family called, "The Summer Bash and Bake Off" June 22 from 1-4 p.m. This is going to be a fun-filled day with everything from fire trucks, to music & storytelling, to pie eating! Starting off the day in the street in front of the MonDak Heritage Center, the Sidney Fire Department will showcase their skill and accuracy in a WaterBall war! The crowd will be able to cheer on local firefighters as crews from two...

  • Great Shrub Options For Your Outdoor Landscape

    Andy Kuester

    As summer arrives, people often spend their first days trying to enjoy the outdoor environment. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in our region. After summer sets in, people are often looking to make some improvements to their outdoor spaces. One of many things people look to work on is their home. Foundation plantings can really improve the look of a home. There are many great shrub options for our region that can add a lot of interest to the landscape. We’ll take a quick look at a few of those items in this article. Among...

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