Articles from the January 6, 2016 edition

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  • MT State Fund Presents Dividends to Local Businesses

    Jan 6, 2016

    Montana State Fund, the states worker's compensation insurance organization, presented Sidney businesses Reynold's Market and B&B Builders with dividend checks on Jan. 4. Reynold's received a check in the amount of $27,331.54 and B&B received $28,844.24. The checks were a result of a surplus of funds from the 2013 premiums and also due to the businesses' excellent workplace safety records. Many other businesses across the state will also receive dividend checks in the mail with a total of $35M...

  • USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period For The Conservation Reserve Program

    Tammy Lake|Jan 6, 2016

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) began, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. As of September 2015, 24.2 million acres were enrolled in...

  • Sidney Football Players Selected for East-West Shrine Game

    Jan 6, 2016

    The four Sidney football captains were invited to play in the Montana East-West Shrine Game. Matt Dey #60 (to play center), Bridger Coffman #28 (alternative as Running Back), Trent Schilling #58 (to play outside linebacker), Hunter Severson #57 (alternate as inside linebacker).Also chosen from our area are Ben Hardy, Fairview, to play Tight End and Riley Hagler, Savage, (alternate as running back). The 70th annual East West Shrine Football Game will be held July 16, 2016 in Butte, MT. (Photo by...

  • Art of the Horse by Phyllis Waltman Part of Blue Buffalo Artists

    Trish Stevenson|Jan 6, 2016

    Artist Phyllis Waltman was born on a small ranch on the rugged Western Slope near Delta, Colorado. Early on, she was both drawing and riding horses so it's no surprise that her artistic focus is the horse. Painting with precise yet sensitive detail, she captures the expressiveness of these magnificent creatures, portrayed in a unique, dry light that illuminates her scenes and surrounds her subjects. Her work has appeared in shows across the country including the Churchill Downs Museum (home of...

  • Relay for Life Black Tie Affair

    Jan 6, 2016

    Stephanie Kortes (left) and Arien Waller (middle) with auctioneer Dan Goss (right) at the Relay for Life's Black Tie Affair held Sat., Jan. 2, at the Sidney Elks Lodge. Sponsors for the first annual event included B & S Storage, Party Central & Main Street Popcorn, the Montana Auction Company, the Elk Lodge BPOE 1782, Foxcreek Oilfield Services, Healthworks, High Caliber Sports, Stadium Sports, Hedahls, American Welding and Gas, Sidney Carb and Electric, Harold's Vacuum, Farm and Home, Life (As...

  • Carol E. Amundson, 89, Sidney, MT

    Jan 6, 2016

    Memorial services for Carol E. Amundson, 89, of Sidney are at 11 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 7, 2016, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Carol died on Friday evening, Jan. 1, 2016, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood, MT....

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Jan 6, 2016

    Youth Dynamics, Sidney Health Center and the Richland County Health Department are partnering to offer a Youth Mental Health First Aid training that is targeted for anyone who regularly interacts with children ages 11 and up. The eight-hour training will be held over two days on Jan. 6 and 7, 2016 starting at 4 p.m. at the Community Services Building, located at 1201 W Holly Street in Sidney. The certification is designed to teach people who interact with children how to recognize signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder and where and...

  • Edward Jones Celebrates Anniversary in Sidney

    Nancy Carpenter|Jan 6, 2016

    Enid Huotari, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Sidney, and Nancy Carpenter, the branch office administrator, are proud to announce the office’s 15th anniversary. Huotari has been serving the investment needs of this town since 2000, and she knows the firm is providing a valuable service here. “After learning how Edward Jones financial advisors were required to meet members of a community before even being able to open an office, I knew this was the right firm for me,” Huotari said. “Personal service for individual investors is a key to...

  • Tveit/O'Brien Wedding Announcement

    Jan 6, 2016

    Shauna Renae Tveit (formerly of Fairview, MT) and Sean Joseph O'Brien of Mapleton, ND together with their parents, Nolan & Leslie Tveit of Fairview, MT and Richard & Brenda O'Brien of Valley City, ND, invite you to share in the celebration of their marriage on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:30 in the afternoon at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND. A reception, dinner and dance with take place at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND. Shauna is employed at Apex Physical Therapy and...

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Jan 6, 2016

    With the start of a new year, there are many “New Year Resolutions” that some of us may create for ourselves and our families. But what about for our livestock? Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist wrote an article a few years back which will always be an important issue. “The 5 W’s of Managing Feed Delivery” talks about the “Who,” “What,” “Where,” “When,” “Why,” and “How” of feeding situations.

  • DSU Fall 2015 Dean's List

    Marie Moe|Jan 6, 2016

    At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the Dean’s List. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and must earn at 3.5 GPA or higher. • Abbey Ries of Sidney, MT • Whitney Leuenberger of Sidney, MT Located in Dickinson, North Dakota, Dickinson State University (DSU) is a member of the North Dakota State University System. DSU is a regional four-year institution and offers more than 50 undergraduate programs in education, fine arts, communication, agriculture, nursing, natural scien...

  • Williston Economic Development's 2015 Top 10 List

    Williston Economic Development|Jan 6, 2016

    This is the time of year when we often pause and reflect on the past twelve months. Williston Economic Development (WED) had a busy year that included moving into new office space at the City of Williston Center for Development, welcoming several new restaurants and retail businesses to Williston such as Menards, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Riddle’s Jewelry and Little Muddy Gifts and helping new manufacturing, agriculture and oil and gas firms expand or establish new headquarters in Williston. The following is a list of some of the highlights fro...

  • Stony Creek Rail Yard Receives First 100-Unit Train

    Barbara Peterson|Jan 6, 2016

    BNSF delivered the first 100 Railcar Unit Train of Sand to the Red River Stony Creek Rail Yard in Williston in December. The delivery marks a turning point for Red River's operations and allows them to better utilize the five-plus miles of track they have constructed. Red River officials say the development gives their customers a competitive advantage and thereby generates more jobs in Williston. "This is a Game Changer for Red River," said Curtis Shuck, Vice President of Business Development....