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  • WREC Field Day Scheduled For July 10 & 11

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jul 3, 2024

    The Williston Research Extension Center will host their annual Field Days July 10 and 11 at their Williston and Ray locations. The Dryland/Horticulture Tour will start Wednesday, July 10, at 3 p.m. CT with registration, and the welcome and tour starting at 4 p.m. The location for the first tour is 14120 Hwy. 2 W., Williston. The Irrigated Field Day on July 11 will take place at the Nesson Valley Irrigated Research site at 5154 112th Ave. NW, Ray, ND. Tentatively, stop one on the tour will be “Maintaining Markets with Research Information”, and...

  • 101st Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede Set For July 10-13

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jul 3, 2024

    The 101st Annual Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede will start Wednesday, July 10, and runs through Saturday, July 13 at the Marvin Brookman Stadium, Wolf Point. Each night will see a Wild Horse race, and there will be a carnival all four days. This year’s Grand Marshal is 58 -year-old Don Whitmus, who serves on the Wild Horse Stampede Committee. On Wednesday, the stampede kicks off with a Pitchfork Fondue from 4:30-6 p.m., with the Wild Horse Ranch Rodeo following, and a Breaking Eight concert to close the evening. The PRCA Rodeo will take p...

  • Flory Family Racing

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jul 3, 2024

    The Flory family has been involved with the Williston Basin Speedway since its earliest beginnings, and their grandfather was the head flag man until his passing. Today, Dalton Flory, along with his father, uncle and cousin, all share the dirt track in their stock and mod cars and have taken turns on the board as well. Dalton's grandparents purchased Beeline Services in the '70s and his uncle, John, operates it now. Dalton races both a stock and modified car, and his father, Joe, races a stock c...

  • WREC Field Day Scheduled For July 10 & 11

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jul 3, 2024

    The Williston Research Extension Center will host their annual Field Days July 10 and 11 at their Williston and Ray locations. The Dryland/Horticulture Tour will start Wednesday, July 10, at 3 p.m. CT with registration, and the welcome and tour starting at 4 p.m. The location for the first tour is 14120 Hwy. 2 W., Williston. The Irrigated Field Day on July 11 will take place at the Nesson Valley Irrigated Research site at 5154 112th Ave. NW, Ray, ND. Tentatively, stop one on the tour will be...

  • 101st Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede Set For July 10-13

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jul 3, 2024

    The 101st Annual Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede will start Wednesday, July 10, and runs through Saturday, July 13 at the Marvin Brookman Stadium, Wolf Point. Each night will see a Wild Horse race, and there will be a carnival all four days. This year’s Grand Marshal is 58 -year-old Don Whitmus, who serves on the Wild Horse Stampede Committee. On Wednesday, the stampede kicks off with a Pitchfork Fondue from 4:30-6 p.m., with the Wild Horse Ranch Rodeo following, and a Breaking Eight concert to close the evening. The PRCA Rodeo will take p...

  • Killdeer Rodeo Kicks Off July 1-5

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jun 26, 2024

    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 6 p.m....

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

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jun 19, 2024

    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...

  • Killdeer Rodeo Kicks Off July 1-5

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jun 19, 2024

    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 6 p.m....

  • Nick Hoff, Speedway Connection

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jun 5, 2024

    Williston Basin Speedway is open for the season, and not all those involved are found behind the wheel or on the track. Nick Hoff, Sidney, owns Hard Charger Performance Specialties LLC, an engine building and repair business that boasts the only engine dynamometer in Montana, and the surrounding area. An engine dynamometer, commonly known as a "dyno", measures an engine's force, torque or power. The dyno is housed in its own "room" and allows Nick to study, diagnose or create engines to...

  • Fairview Senior Class Bring Narnia Back

    Katelyn Sponheim|May 8, 2024

    On April 24, the senior class of Fairview High School, led by Abby Berry and Grace McPherson, recreated the story of Narnia for Mrs. Taylor's third-grade class. The Narnia story had not been acted out since these seniors were in the third grade as well, and they wanted to bring that experience back before they graduated. Mrs. Hopes, Fairview's family and consumer science teacher, originally started the production and has recreated the Narnia story in several schools before teaching in Fairview....

  • Williston Basin Speedway New Season

    Katelyn Sponheim|May 8, 2024

    The Williston Basin Speedway is racing into a new season with a full makeover, thanks to 2100 yards of new clay and a passionate board of five directors ready to dig in with fresh ideas and hard work. Troy Girolomo, a Williston business owner for the last 15 years, is the new track president, and couldn't stay on the sidelines any longer. Owner of G-Style Transport, GST Casing, and Roughrider Disposals, Troy saw opportunities to improve the Speedway and its operations, putting his racing and...

  • Watford City Hgh School Plans Community Cleanup

    Katelyn Sponheim|May 1, 2024

    On May 8, Watford City High School students will descend on the community for their fourth bi-annual cleanup day. Austin Bolton, Watford City High School social studies teacher, community cleanup director and student council advisor, heads the event, and the student council takes care of reaching out to community members, businesses, and staff members to build their project list for the cleanup days. The cleanup is the students 'way of saying thank you to a community that gives so much to their...

  • Additional Entertainment Announced For Fair

    Katelyn Sponheim|Apr 24, 2024

    While general admission tickets for the Richland County Fair & Rodeo Concert featuring Rodney Atkins with Special Guest Jerrod Niemann are available for purchase now. The fair will have several other entertainers available for just the cost of gate admission to the fair. Cowtown offers a petting zoo and pony rides, along with an agricultural educational experience. Cow-milking demonstrations, and possible even participation by children in the crowd, will be part of their offering. Leapin’ Louie performs lasso tricks, whip-cracking, juggling, a...

  • Bares & Broncs Rodeo Kicks Off March 23 At McKenzie Co. Ag Expo

    Katelyn Sponheim|Mar 20, 2024

    In the new McKenzie County Ag Expo Indoor Arena, Watford City, Stan Headings will be hosting the sixth annual Bares and Broncs Rodeo, March 23 at 7 p.m. Its the second year of being a PRCA sanctioned event. The rough stock rodeo features the best horses of five different stock contracting companies to be competed on by some of the best PRCA cowboys in the business. This year, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo (Malakoff, TX), Burch Pro Rodeo (Gillette, WY), Brookman Pro Rodeo (Sidney, MT), J Bar J (Brockway, MT), and Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp. (Wainright,...

  • Bares & Broncs Rodeo Kicksoff March 23 At McKenzie Co. Ag Expo

    Katelyn Sponheim|Mar 13, 2024

    In the new McKenzie County Ag Expo Indoor Arena, Watford City, Stan Headings will be hosting the sixth annual Bares and Broncs Rodeo, March 23 at 7 p.m. Its the second year of being a PRCA sanctioned event. The rough stock rodeo features the best horses of five different stock contracting companies to be competed on by some of the best PRCA cowboys in the business. This year, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo (Malakoff, TX), Burch Pro Rodeo (Gillette, WY), Brookman Pro Rodeo (Sidney, MT), J Bar J (Brockway, MT), and Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp. (Wainright,...

  • The Wild Pig Situation

    Katelyn Sponheim|Feb 28, 2024

    The wild pig population has sent a worrying ecological ripple through several parts of the United States and Canada. While Montana does not currently have feral swine, having management in place prepared to deal with their threat will likely prevent massive damage to our land, livestock operations, waterways and native wildlife. Landowners, livestock producers, public access hunters, and the general public all have a stake in the havoc that comes with an incursion of wild pigs. Jared Beaver,...

  • McKenzie Co. Ag Expo Farm Show Feb. 7-8

    Katelyn Sponheim|Feb 7, 2024

    The McKenzie County Ag Expo will host a Farm and Ranch show, Feb. 7-8 in Watford City, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday will include “Bull Days”, with beef breeders bringing a sampling of their bulls and/or heifers to showcase their herds’ genetics and what will be available at this spring’s sales. Twelve pens have been sold so far, with more available. Gooseneck Implement, Williston; Heggen Equipment, Watford City; 4 Fires Enterprises, Keene; Horizon Resources, Watford City; and Northern Pump & Compression Inc., Watford City; will have some of th...

  • McKenzie Co. Ag Expo Farm Show Feb. 7-8

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 31, 2024

    The McKenzie County Ag Expo will host a Farm and Ranch show, Feb. 7-8 in Watford City, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday will include “Bull Days”, with beef breeders bringing a sampling of their bulls and/or heifers to showcase their herds’ genetics and what will be available at this spring’s sales. Twelve pens have been sold so far, with more available. Gooseneck Implement, Williston; Heggen Equipment, Watford City; 4 Fires Enterprises, Keene; Horizon Resources, Watford City; and Northern Pump & Compression Inc., Watford City; will have some of th...

  • McKenzie Co. Ag Expo Farm Show Feb. 7-8

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 24, 2024

    The McKenzie County Ag Expo will host a Farm and Ranch show, Feb. 7-8 in Watford City, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday will include “Bull Days”, with beef breeders bringing a sampling of their bulls and/or heifers to showcase their herds’ genetics and what will be available at this spring’s sales. Twelve pens have been sold so far, with more available. Gooseneck Implement, Williston; Heggen Equipment, Watford City; 4 Fires Enterprises, Keene; Horizon Resources, Watford City; and Northern Pump & Compression Inc., Watford City; will have some of th...

  • Andrew Thostenson to Provide EPA Pesticide Update At Hard Spring Wheat Show

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 24, 2024

    As, Andrew Thostenson, NDSU Extension Pesticide program specialist, oversees the training and certification of private and commercial pesticide applicators throughout North Dakota. A decade of owning and operating a seed and crop management consulting company in the Pacific Northwest, and four years of experience as a county Extension agent in Washington and North Dakota required him have a firm grasp on the litigation and regulations regarding pesticide use. The Endangered Species Act, enacted...

  • Tom Wolf of Agrimentrix to Discuss Nozzle Selection for PWM and Conventional Sprayers

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 24, 2024

    Tom Wolf won't be showing up empty handed to the 71st National Hard Spring Wheat Show at the Grand Hotel, Williston Feb. 1. He'll have a portable sprayer along to demonstrate pulse width modulation, and proper nozzle selection. Hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, he is a Canadian Weed Science Society spray application specialist, and a past president and fellow. He has been named Distinguished Agrologist with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology and writes for the world's number one...

  • Sullivan to Explain Farm Rescue At Wheat Show

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 24, 2024

    Williston will be hosting the 71st National Hard Spring Wheat Show, where Tim Sullivan will share the Who, What, When, Where, and How vision for Farm Rescue. He will show a family case video testimonial to display to attendees what he and his organization achieve for the families they assist and the impact on their communities. After he speaks, there will be time for questions and discussion. The 71st Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Grand...

  • McKenzie Co. Ag Expo Farm Show Feb. 7-8

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 24, 2024

    The McKenzie County Ag Expo will host a Farm and Ranch show, Feb. 7-8 in Watford City, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday will include "Bull Days", with beef breeders bringing a sampling of their bulls and/or heifers to showcase their herds' genetics and what will be available at this spring's sales. Twelve pens have been sold so far, with more available. Gooseneck Implement, Williston; Heggen Equipment, Watford City; 4 Fires Enterprises, Keene; Horizon Resources, Watford City; and Northern Pump &...

  • McKenzie Co. Expo Center Hosts Wide Range Of Events Throughout 2023

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 17, 2024

    Since its grand opening during the McKenzie County Fair in Watford City, the new McKenzie County Ag Expo Center has hosted a wide range of events, from the NDRA Finals in September to Western Wonderland in December. The facility boasts a 53,000 square foot livestock indoor arena, three exhibit halls between 4000 and 7000 square feet, an outdoor arena with grandstands, parking lot with RV spots, kitchen, bar, and concessions. Director Chris Kubal, along with assistant director Kylee Roff, and...

  • Farmer's Choice Expands to Sidney Area

    Katelyn Sponheim|Dec 27, 2023

    With the Sidney and surrounding communities bereaved of their sugar beet industry, many farmers have looked to corn and soybeans to fill the gap. To soften the learning curve, Farmer’s Choice, McClusky, ND, has bought their expertise in those products to Sidney. Duane Peters, Sidney, former Sidney Sugars agronomist, will represent Farmer’s Choice in Sidney. He wants local farmers to know that “we are here to help”. They have purchased the former Trans-Systems building at 1120 E. Main St. Farmer’s Choice is owned by farmers and the seed and...

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