Articles from the January 7, 2015 edition


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  • Sidney Health Center Welcomes First Baby Of 2015

    Toni Zieske|Jan 7, 2015

    Sidney, Montana –Jaxon Lewis Charles Hills was the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2015. Janna and Jacob Hills of Williston, ND welcomed their baby boy on January 1 at 9:08 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 12.9 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Jaxon joins big sister Mallory. For being the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2015, Jaxon and his parents received a gift basket full of baby items valued at more than $200 from the Sidney Health Center Volunteers. Although Jaxon was t...

  • Cowboy Hall Of Fame To Stage Event In Watford City

    Watford City Chamber|Jan 7, 2015

    MEDORA, ND – The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, in conjunction with WhippleWood CPAs, Saddle Up Western Wear, Black Gold Development and Homestead Management, is staging a Another Cowboy Moment western gala at Outlaws Bar & Grill, in the lobby of First International Bank building in Watford City on Wednesday, January 7 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event will debut segments of the NDCHOF’s Another Cowboy Moment video collection, announce upcoming events, introduce the NDCHOF Million Dollar Club and talk about a McKenzie County’s incre...

  • MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show Jan. 16th and 17th

    Jan 7, 2015

    The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show is shaping up to be a great experience for 2015 with the Ringling 5 performing and plenty of presenters for all interests Friday and Saturday. The banquet will be held Friday, January 16th. Some presenters for Ag Days include: Rachel Endecott, Extension Beef Specialist, speaking on EPDs in beef cattle, Leon Osborne presenting next growing season’s weather outlook, and a member of the FSA Office will hold a discussion regarding the new farm bill. The trade show still has open booths to fill and wants to e...

  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Lesley Thiessen|Jan 7, 2015

    Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of death for women in the United States. However, in the last 40 years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and deaths resulting from it has decreased significantly. The decline is largely due to advances in early screening for precancerous cervical changes that can be treated before the cells become cancerous. Cervical cancer, when caught early, is highly treatable. Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable in most Western countries due to routine screenings and a vaccine to prevent HPV...

  • Ronald "Ron" Ewing, 81, Sidney, MT

    Jan 7, 2015

    Memorial services for Ronald “Ron” Ewing, 81 are at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at the Event Center at the Richland County Fairgrounds with Father Ned Schinnick officiating. Cremation followed viewings under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Ron died on Thursday afternoon, January 1, 2015, at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care Facility, Sidney, MT....

  • William "Bill" Sullivan, 81, Fairview, MT

    Jan 7, 2015

    Funeral services for William "Bill" Sullivan, 81, of Fairview, MT were at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview, MT. Cremation will followed services under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. William Thomas Sullivan, of rural Fairview, MT died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, December 31, 2014 at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney, MT. He was born on...

  • Dickinson State Announces Fall 2014 Dean's List

    Jan 7, 2015

    DICKINSON, ND -- 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. The following students earned Dean’s list: Ashley Farr of Sidney, MT Joshua Torgerson of Sidney, MT Paul Brannan of Sidney, MT DSU appears in the 2015 Best Colleges Report and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Midwest. One of 11 institutions in the North Dakota University System, DSU...

  • Heather McDonald Named To Dean's List At Arizona State University

    Jan 7, 2015

    TEMPE, AZ -- Heather McDonald, a Sidney, MT native, received academic honors from Arizona State University by making the University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean’s List. A notation regarding Dean’s List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript. Arizona State University is a New American University--a major public educational institution, a premier research center...

  • Elmore Receives Business Scholarship At BHSU

    Jan 7, 2015

    SPEARFISH, SD -- John Elmore, business administration-marketing major from Sidney, MT, was awarded the Business Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year at Black Hills State University. Students were recognized for their academic achievements at a special scholarship celebration. Students also met with the families and individuals that established the scholarships they received. Founded in 1883, Black Hills State University is a master’s level University that promotes excellence in teaching and learning; supports research, creative and s...

  • Sidney Basketball Action

    Jan 7, 2015

    The Eagles hosted Glasgow last Friday night. The Lady Eagles won 73-47 and will host Billings Central on Friday, Jan. 16 and Laurel Saturday, Jan. 17....

  • Watford City Hockey

    Jan 7, 2015

    Watford City's #7, Ted Ramage, slips the puck past Park River's goalie in Friday night's Jr. Gold game in Watford City. The Oilers came away with a 8-7 overtime win over Park River. (Photo by Kathy Taylor)...

  • Eagles Take Second At Fargo's Rumble On The Red Tournament

    Jan 7, 2015

    Rumble on the Red Results The Eagles travelled to Fargo, ND to compete in the Rumble on the Red Tournament. There were a total of 67 teams from across the nation competing on January 2nd and 3rd. Team results are as follows: Scott West, MN, 1st with 170.5 points, Sidney, MT, 2nd with 162 points, Coon Rapids, MN, 3rd with 146 points. Varsity Individual placers are: Gresh Jones, 2nd at 126 lbs • Ethan Graves, 4th at 132 lbs • Ryan Chatterton, 2nd at 145 lbs • Cody Johnson, 3rd at 170 lbs • Cod...

  • Will Plummeting Oil Prices Affect Boom Town?

    Tie Shank|Jan 7, 2015

    WILLISTON: The combination of the discovery of the Bakken shale, fracking technology, and horizontal drilling has brought with it many things including: an economic boom, catapulting employment rates, steeply heightened rental rates and increased crime rates. Oil production in North Dakota has grown approximately 600 percent over the past decade and the Bakken region itself is producing over a million gallons of crude oil a day. This growth has meant major investments in infrastructure and...

  • New Durum Garners High Interest

    Warren Froelich|Jan 7, 2015

    There has been great interest in a new variety name Joppa which was developed by the NDSU Durum Breeding Program. It was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2014 but production problems prevented its release in time for the 2014 growing season. As a fresh release for the 2014 planting season there is an above normal amount of Foundation seed available for 2015. Some of the people in-the-know tell me there is approximately 10,000 bushels available statewide to be...

  • Hunting and Fishing Legislation on Web

    Jan 7, 2015

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will once again track hunting and fishing issues during the 2015 legislative session. Interested outdoor enthusiasts can follow proposed outdoors-related bills by logging onto the Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. A brief description of each bill will be included, along with the bill sponsor and hearing schedule. To view each bill in its entirety, click on the hot-linked bill number....

  • MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show 2015 January 16 - 17

    Jan 7, 2015

    The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show is shaping up to be a great experience for 2015 with the Ringling 5 performing and plenty of presenters for all interests Friday and Saturday. The banquet will be held Friday, January 16th. Some presenters for Ag Days include: Rachel Endecott, Extension Beef Specialist, speaking on EPDs in beef cattle, Leon Osborne, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Director of UND Regional Weather Information Center will be presenting next...

  • Maintaining the Quality of Stored Grain

    Tie Shank|Jan 7, 2015

    On Friday, January 16 at 10:15am, Kenneth Hellevang will be presenting on "Maintaining the quality of stored grain." Ken Hellevang has a Ph. D. degree in engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and has obtained the academic rank of tenured Professor at North Dakota State University. As an Extension (outreach) Engineer of Agricultural & Bio systems Engineering at North Dakota State University, he has provided education and technical assistance in grain drying and storage, structures...

  • The Latest & Greatest on Food Preservation

    Tie Shank|Jan 7, 2015

    On Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm, Sheridan County Extension Agent Sheila Friedrich, will educate you on the importance of proper food preservation methods to prevent food borne illness. Friedrich says, "We are finding that there is a renewed interest in food preservation among a population of young families. The problem that may come with that is they find an old canning book that their mom or grandmother may have used and follow those instructions. Many of those resources are out of date...

  • Ringling 5 Performing at MonDak Ag Days & Trade Show

    Jan 7, 2015

    The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show is shaping up to be a great experience for 2015 with the Ringling 5 performing and plenty of presenters for all interests Friday and Saturday. The banquet will be held Friday, January 16th. Some presenters for Ag Days include: Rachel Endecott, Extension Beef Specialist, speaking on EPDs in beef cattle, Leon Osborne presenting next growing season's weather outlook, and a member of the FSA Office will hold a discussion regarding the new farm bill. The trade show...

  • Livestock Trailer Accidents:

    Tie Shank|Jan 7, 2015

    Join Dr. Jeanne Rankin on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:30 am as she covers "Dealing with accidents involving livestock." What are the options in humanely treating, removing and securing the animals involved with the least risk to responders and the public? What are my liabilities? What if Canadian livestock are involved, do I have to treat them differently? Who do I need to call? Come and learn some basic guidelines for responding to various types of livestock accidents and what can make a...

  • Gardening Technology

    Tie Shank|Jan 7, 2015

    On Saturday, January 17 at 10:30 am, Toby Day, Montana State University Extension Horticulturist and Montana Master Gardener Coordinator, will be presenting new gardening technology, new websites on the internet, and applications for smart phones and tablets to help make better decisions around your yard and garden. Day will help you navigate what works, what doesn't and will show you how the websites and applications can make you a better gardener. He will also show some websites that will...

  • Using EPD's To Improve Herd Genetics

    Tie Shank|Jan 7, 2015

    Rachel Endecott is the MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist located on campus in Bozeman. She was raised on a family cow-calf operation near Ennis, MT, and is still an integral part of the ranch today. She received her BS in Animal Science at Montana State University, and her MS and PhD in range beef cattle nutrition at New Mexico State University. Rachel spent 5 and one-half years as the Extension Beef Cattle Specialist in Miles City before moving her program to campus in July 2012. She also...

  • Richland County Farm Service Agency

    Tie Shank|Jan 7, 2015

    Ag Days will kick off at 9:00 am, on Friday, January 16th with Richland County FSA Executive Director, Tammy Lake and her staff, providing an overview on what is currently going on at the Farm Service Agency. Lake states, "Our main topic of discussion will be the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Program better known as ARC/PLC. There are many phases to this new signup, so we are hoping to give area farmers an overview of the different signup periods and what requirements they...

  • Montana Cowboy Hall Of Fame Challenges Montanans To Build On $100,000 Gilhousen Gift In 2015

    Jan 7, 2015

    Today the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center (MCHF&WHC) looks to kick off 2015 in a big way by challenging Montanans to match the $100,000 gift made by Klein and Karen Gilhousen of Copper Spring Ranch in Bozeman, MT to the Homesteaders Campaign. The Homesteaders Campaign funds the construction and endowment of the MCHF&WHC’s cultural education center. As the statewide headquarters for the MCHF & WHC’s educational programing, the center will inspire future generations through the examples of those that have contributed to...

  • NDSU Schedules Getting it Right Soybean Production Meetings

    Jan 7, 2015

    These educational meetings featuring research-based information can help producers with soybean production decisions. Soybean producers interested in intensive soybean management should plan to attend one of four Getting it Right in Soybean Production meetings scheduled for Streeter, Underwood, Minot and Newburg. At the meetings, North Dakota State University Extension Service faculty and staff will discuss past soybean research conducted in North Dakota and the outlook and production issues for 2015. “Farming is very complex, and with tight b...

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