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  • "Rockin' Your Heart Weekend" Pasture To Plate Ranch Tour Held June 5

    Nicole Lucina|Dec 29, 2021

    The weekend was all about beef, cattle, ranchers, education and fun. The "Rockin' Your Heart Weekend" took place June 4-5 and was sponsored by the MonDak Stockgrowers Association. A team roping event kick started the festivities on Friday at Richland County Fair and Rodeo. Participants were able to demonstrate their roping skills. With a chance to watch roping skills, live music, food and concession stands and the beer gardens, attendees from young to old had something they could enjoy. Alyson...

  • Storms Damage Sidney And Surrounding Areas

    Nicole Lucina|Jun 16, 2021

    After a storm hit the area on Thursday, June 10, Sidney and the surrounding towns were left without power and quite a bit of damage. With hail, rain, high winds and even some tornadoes, left with downed power lines, fallen trees and debris everywhere. Brandon Roth with Sidney Disaster and Emergency services said he spent most of the day on Friday doing damage assessment. "In general, it's not too bad," Roth said. There were about 120 poles knocked down in the storm. Roth said that some of the...

  • MFU Traveling Workshop Stopped In Sidney

    Nicole Lucina|Jun 16, 2021

    The Montana Farmers Union (MFU) held a meeting on Thursday, June 10, at The Rod Iron Grill to discuss topics such as The American Rescue Plan, a new Meat Cooperative, food resiliency and much more. Opening the meeting was MFU President Walter Schweltzer. After a brief rundown of recent events held by MFU and a bit of their history, Schwelter discussed food resiliency in Montana. According to Schweltzer, 50 years ago Montana raised and processed 70% of our own food. Today we only raise and...

  • "Rockin' Your Heart Weekend" Pasture To Plate Ranch Tour Held June 5

    Nicole Lucina|Jun 9, 2021

    This past weekend was all about beef, cattle, ranchers, education and fun. The "Rockin' Your Heart Weekend" took place June 4-5 and was sponsored by the MonDak Stockgrowers Association. A team roping event kick started the festivities on Friday at Richland County Fair and Rodeo. Participants were able to demonstrate their roping skills. With a chance to watch roping skills, live music, food and concession stands and the beer gardens, attendees from young to old had something they could enjoy. Al...

  • The Parlour Grand Opening

    Nicole Lucina|Jun 2, 2021

    Summer is coming and The Parlour is open. After serving Sidney for over 12 years, Nutt-N-Better sold the ice cream shop to new owners Paula Eberling and Larysa Hurst. The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held a ribbon cutting for The Parlour Thursday, May 27 for the shops grand opening. The Parlour will be open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. In keeping with tradition, they will be serving the same ice cream you all know and love with 26 different flavors to choose from....

  • Everything Sugar Beets Galore: ISBI Event March 11-12

    Nicole Lucina|Mar 4, 2020

    If you're looking for all things sugar beet, then The International Sugarbeet Institute (ISBI) is just the event for you! It's held every March and is the United States' largest exhibit of sugar beet equipment and products. The ISBI is held in Fargo and Grand Forks, ND and alternate years. The 2020 ISBI event is being held in Grand Forks and will spotlight legislators, sugar specialists and agricultural leaders. It will take place March 11-12 at the Alerus Center. Both admission and parking are...

  • Everything Sugar Beets Galore: ISBI Event March 11-12

    Nicole Lucina|Feb 26, 2020

    If you're looking for all things sugar beet, then The International Sugarbeet Institute (ISBI) is just the event for you! It's held every March and is the United States' largest exhibit of sugar beet equipment and products. The ISBI is held in Fargo and Grand Forks, ND and alternate years. The 2020 ISBI event is being held in Grand Forks and will spotlight legislators, sugar specialists and agricultural leaders. It will take place March 11-12 at the Alerus Center. Both admission and parking are...

  • Planet Hair New Massage Therapist Joel Tuttle

    Nicole Lucina|Feb 12, 2020

    Update Wednesday, February 12: We had mistakenly listed "Kyro, Finland" as one of the locations that Tuttle had traveled to. This should actually have been "Cairo, Egypt," and has been changed in the article below. We apologize for the error. Sidney may be a small community but that doesn't mean that there aren't a wide variety of services, stores, restaurants and more for the public to enjoy. Planet Hair recently added to that list when they hired massage therapist, Joel Tuttle. Growing up,...

  • Eyebrows 101

    Nicole Lucina|Jan 22, 2020

    One of the newest trends in the beauty world seems to be getting bigger and more popular. I'm sure you've heard of microblading or brow powdering. But do you know the nitty gritty about it? Microblading is a pretty interesting advancement in eyebrow care and management. One source put it this way; long story short, you basically don't have to use brow products anymore. While experts say it's normal for eyebrows to thin out as you age, that's not typically the appearance most people aim for. Micr...

  • Christmas Festivities For The Whole Family, Nov. 29, Sidney

    Nicole Lucina|Nov 27, 2019

    With Christmas right around the corner, it's time to gear up for the annual Christmas Stroll. "It's a Small Town Christmas" is the theme for this year's event, which is put on by the Chamber of Commerce. It will take place on November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. It's going to be a day packed full of great events that everyone can enjoy. The day's events will kick off at 8 a.m. with Breakfast with Santa, held at the Boys and Girls Club, something that has become a tradition for the club....

  • RVers Help Sidney Sugars Through Harvest

    Nicole Lucina|Oct 23, 2019

    Everybody has a job in mind when they think of what they would love to be doing. For Dave and April Hunt, the beet harvest is one job they love. After their kids were grown, the couple downsized, got an RV and became full time "RV'ers." "It's just our lives," April said happily. The couple said they take jobs here and there while on the road and just try to live life to the fullest and as positively as possible. Like so many others, during their stay in Sidney the couple has taken up camp at...

  • George Stuckers Started Hunting When He Was A Kid

    Nicole Lucina|Oct 9, 2019

    It's that time of the year again and hunters couldn't be happier. In a lot of cases, hunting is something they have done their whole lives. Hunter George Stuckers Jr. has been at it since he was a kid. "I was given my first Red Ryder BB gun when I was five years old. I couldn't even cock it myself, I had to have my dad do it for me," Stuckers said. Stuckers hunts everything from water fowl, upland game, big game and even does carp shooting. He said his favorite to hunt are elk. Stuckers said...

  • Rain Causing Basement Flooding In Sidney

    Nicole Lucina|Sep 25, 2019

    With close to nine inches of rain in the past month, some community members are facing issues with their basements flooding. Public Works Director Jeff Hintz said the problem is that the groundwater is unusually high, leaving the rain water nowhere to go. “The ground is just so saturated,” Hintz said. He went on to add that we’ve been lucky to not have any sewer issues. “They’re being inundated right now,” Hintz said. Hintz explained that while new homes are typically built with drain tile around the foundation, unfortunately old homes and most...

  • National Coffee Day September 29

    Nicole Lucina|Sep 25, 2019

    For all those coffee lovers out there, get ready because September 29 is National Coffee Day. National Coffee Day started as a way to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage. There are events that take place all around the world. The day is also a way to promote fair trade coffee, as well as a way to raise awareness for the difficulties that coffee growers face. According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), no one knows the exact origin of how coffee was discovered, but there seems to...

  • Rittals Happy With Their Home Improvements

    Nicole Lucina|Sep 25, 2019

    When retired couple Jim and Mae Rittal decided to make some home improvements, they called Brenda Larson with Creative Solutions. The Rittals wanted more lighting, more counter space and more storage in the kitchen, a walk-in shower and a kids' bath in their basement. To add more light, a wall was taken out from between the living room and kitchen. "This added a window to the north wall of the kitchen. A dramatic change; and now they can look over their beautiful lawn and garden," Larson said....

  • MT Attorney General Candidate Kimberly Dudik Visits Sidney

    Nicole Lucina|Sep 18, 2019

    During her campaign of running for Montana Attorney General, Kimberly Dudik paid a visit to Sidney where she met with the public for a meet and greet at Sunny's Family Restaurant. Dudik has spent time in the legislature, as assistant Attorney General and as a nurse. "My career has always been about helping people," Dudik said. One of the first things Dudik addressed was the issue with meth in the state, as well as the heroin and opioid problem. Dudik stated that 60-80 percent of all crimes are...

  • Kathleen Williams Visits Sidney

    Nicole Lucina|Sep 11, 2019

    Recently Dem. Kathleen Williams who is running for U.S. Congress visited Sidney to reach out to the public and find what issues eastern Montanans are concerned about. Meeting at Sunny's Family Restaurant on Sunday, September 1, Williams said her main concerns include health care and opportunities for economic development in rural areas. Williams strives to find balance in making decisions best for Montanans. During her time in the Montana legislature, Williams has passed a bill that stops insura...

  • Mike Cooney Meet And Greet, Sidney

    Nicole Lucina|Aug 28, 2019

    Democrat Mike Cooney paid a visit to Sidney Saturday for a meet and greet at the Meadowlark with the public. "As much as you want to hear from me, I'm here to learn from you," Cooney said. Cooney explained that he's spent most of his life in public service. He dropped out of college when he was elected into state legislature. He then went to work for Senator Max Baucus and moved to D.C. Following that he moved to Helena where he spent 12 years as Secretary of State. Cooney spent six years...

  • Government Affairs Creates New Group To Help With Drug Epidemic

    Nicole Lucina|Aug 21, 2019

    During the most recent Sidney Chamber government affairs meeting held Wednesday, Aug 14, members discussed action to address the drug problem the area is facing. With increased drug use being a problem nationwide, Sidney is no exemption from that. Methamphetamines, narcotics and more have become a problem for the area. “One problem we face is that when trying to recruit professionals or getting young families to our area, they see in the news all the drug related issues Sidney is facing and it makes it hard to get them to want to move h...

  • Gianforte Discusses City And County Issues With Area Leaders, Aug. 8, Sidney

    Nicole Lucina|Aug 14, 2019

    During a meeting held at Sidney Health Center on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., met with area leaders to discuss issues the city and county are facing. Katie Dasinger with Richland Economic Development brought up the issue of investing in rural communities. With both Shopkos closing in Sidney, shopping local was discussed. Gianforte said we need to look at innovative ways to get people to stay local or come back if they've moved from the area. Dasinger said the Sidney Young Profess...

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