Articles from the January 17, 2024 edition

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  • Fairview Police Department Receives Replacement Radios Using Grant For Montana Peace Officers

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jan 17, 2024

    The Fairview Police Department was able to purchase two radios with the help of the Mason Moore Grant on Dec. 11. Because of the grant they were able to replace 22-year-old equipment The Fairview Police Department is a rather small department with only two officers, but the town they service is quite small as well, with a population of 898 at the last census in 2020 over .8 sq. miles. At times they have had to call the Richland County Sheriff Department or law enforcement from nearby towns....

  • Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction To Be Held As Medical Benefit For 6 Yr. Old Jan. 20

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jan 17, 2024

    The Badlands Fraternal Order of Police will be holding a spaghetti feed and silent auction at the Carl E. Rogan Post 29, Saturday, Jan. 20, from noon-3 p.m. to help the daughter of one of their own receive lifesaving healthcare. Katherine Beebe is only six years old and is the daughter of one of the members of the FOP as well as a deputy sheriff with the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office. In November 2023, her parents noticed that there was something wrong. They got her to a doctor and found she has a rare heart condition that is, of yet, u...

  • Sidney Health Center Welcomes New Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Steinbeisser, DPT

    Jan 17, 2024

    Sidney – Sidney Health Center is excited to announce the newest addition to its Rehabilitation Therapy team. Lacey Steinbeisser, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and specialist in pelvic health, recently joined the team to provide expanded services to people living in the MonDak region. As a Sidney native, Lacey is thrilled to work alongside Bess Reid, DPT, in enhancing pelvic health services in her hometown. Pelvic health physical therapy (PHPT) focuses on helping with concerns related to t...

  • Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 23

    Nancy Hedegaard|Jan 17, 2024

    There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 12-6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE, Sidney. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call 406-868-0911 or 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit Give something that means something - give blood....

  • James Memorial Art Center Membership Drive Through Feb. 29

    Pam Elliott|Jan 17, 2024

    The James Memorial Art Center is holding a membership drive that began Dec. 1, and will conclude Feb. 29. An anonymous donor has generously offered to match all membership fees collected within this three-month period, dollar for dollar, as a donation to the James Memorial Preservation Society. Several tiers are available, starting at an annual student or senior membership for $25. Some of the benefits include art class discounts, monthly eNews, monthly postcards announcing new exhibits, and being an integral piece of our mission of preserving...

  • Webster K Thackeray, 97, Sidney, MT

    Jan 17, 2024

    Celebration of Life Services for Webster K. Thackeray, 97, Sidney, MT, will be Monday Jan. 22, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Tim Tharp officiating. There will be a gathering at the funeral home after the service for desserts and coffee. Webster and Charlotte will be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery, Havre, MT, at a later date. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Joseph P. Fink, 87, Fairview, MT

    Jan 17, 2024

    Memorial Mass for Joseph "Joe" Fink, 87, Fairview, MT, was Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Fairview, MT, with Father Jim O'Neil presiding. Wake services were at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Fairview, MT. Joe was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, assisted the family. In lieu of flowers,...

  • Feeding Fertility: Understanding The Relationship Between Nutrition & Reproduction, Jan. 30

    Marley Voll|Jan 17, 2024

    Many experienced the widespread issues with breed back this fall. Hannah Speer, Northern Ag Research Center Animal Science assistant professor, Havre, MT, will be in Sidney on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Meadowlark Public House to discuss Feeding Fertility: Understanding the Relationship Between Nutrition and Reproduction. Speer will be discussing body conditioning scoring (BCS) and how it relates to postpartum interval, pregnancy rates, and important times to think about evaluating BCS throughout the year and when/how to add...

  • Reynolds Market Harvest of Hope Donations

    Jan 17, 2024

  • Governor Gianforte Welcomes Brixtel Defense To Montana

    Kaitlin Price|Jan 17, 2024

    Glendive – Governor Greg Gianforte, on Jan. 10, welcomed Brixtel Defense to Montana, celebrating the global defense company's $125 million investment in Dawson County. "Montana is proudly home to over 150 innovative firearms and ammunitions businesses, the highest per capita in the country," Gov. Gianforte said. "We're thrilled to welcome Brixtel Defense to Big Sky Country, and appreciate the ammunition leader's investment in our state and people." Brixtel Defense manufactures munitions and p...

  • Fairview Bridge Booklet Details 110 Years Of History

    Jan 17, 2024

    Fans of the iconic Fairview Lift Bridge, or history in general, will delight in the new “Fairview Lift Bridge, 110 Years of History” which is now available for just $15 at Merchants Bank, 216 S. Ellery and Page Turners, 214 S. Central, Fairview; Books on Broadway, 121/2 W. Broadway, Williston, and The Roundup, 111 W. Main, Sidney. Dozens of great photos, which were submitted by many different people, showcase the varying stages of the Fairview Lift Bridge. From stories of the actual construction of the bridge and tunnel, to tales of riding the...

  • Town Of Fairview Sees Progress In 2023

    Dianne Swanson|Jan 17, 2024

    Fairview Mayor Brian Bieber, who is in his second year of his second four-year term, is pleased with the progress the town has made over the past year, but there is always more to accomplish. Along with City Council members Patricia Rose, Gerald Baxter, Mike Shannon, Kevin Dahl, Betty Cherrey, and Brian Renville as well as town clerk, Faye Carlson and office assistant Mary Norgard, Bieber has seen many positive developments. Phase II of the water main replacement project was completed in 2023,...

  • Town of Fairview Launches New Website

    Dianne Swanson|Jan 17, 2024

    The town of Fairview has launched a new website,, to make it easy for residents and out of towners to access important information related to town government and the resources available in Fairview. Designed by Municipal Impact, and featuring photos by Jeremy Kreiger, is an attractive, easy to use site. Town Clerk Faye Carlson is excited about this user friendly, valuable tool. She explained that it's still under construction but is operational now except for the...

  • Fairview Warriors 2023 8-Player State Champions

    Jan 17, 2024

    The Fairview Warriors are the 2023 Class C 8-Player State Champions. The championship game was played at Belt on a beautiful Saturday afternoon pitting the top two teams against each other. Fairview struck first on a one-yard run by Jeff Tjelde. The Warrior defense was tough in the first quarter causing two Belt turnovers, a fumble forced by Gavin Serafini and recovered by Tjelde and a Tjelde interception in the end zone. The Belt offense got rolling in the second quarter, scoring twice to take a 14-7 lead with only 49 seconds left before...

  • Waterhole #3 Has New Owner

    Dianne Swanson|Jan 17, 2024

    Judd Burman fulfilled his childhood dream of owning a bar when he purchased the Waterhole #3 and Oasis Casino in Fairview on April 20, 2023. “I’ve always wanted to own a bar, ever since I was a little kid,” Burman said. “I didn’t want to be a lawyer or a doctor, I just wanted to own a bar.” The Fairview native is very proud of the bar he purchased and encourages everyone to stop in. “It’s a beautiful bar. Anyone who hasn’t been in for a while really needs to come and see it.” Although Burman is now a full-time bar owner, he still relies on his...

  • Reinke Recognizes Mon-Kota With Dealer Award

    Jan 17, 2024

    Deshler, NE - Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and precision irrigation technology, has recognized Mon-Kota in Fairview with a Reinke Diamond Pride award for their performance in the last year. “Reinke is honored to work with Mon-Kota to help them serve the growers in their areas,” said Chris Roth, Reinke president. “We’re proud to award their efforts and we appreciate their dedication as we continue to develop and implement precision irrigation equipment and technology to help growers increase yields and profita...

  • Sunshine Latte Ribbon Cutting

    Jan 17, 2024

    The Fairview Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at Sunshine Latte, Fairview, Tuesday, May 9....

  • RTC Networks Holds Informational Meeting in Fairview

    Jan 17, 2024

    RTC Networks held an informational meeting for Fairview residents on March 27 at the Fairview Senior Center. The company is expanding to provide unserved and underserved communities. RTC will break ground on a new data center by the Powder Keg this spring. They anticipate all lines will be installed and testing to be completed by the end of 2023. The entire town of Fairview will now have the choice to switch to RTC because the new service area surrounds the entire city. RTC Networks provides services such as phone, hybrid cable TV, broadband...

  • Anglers, Skaters, Others Encouraged To Practice Safety On Ice

    Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks|Jan 17, 2024

    Helena – It took a while to get here, but winter finally hit Montana. That means winter enthusiasts will be heading out to recreate. Whether ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling, or just taking a walk, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff reminds recreationists that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on (or near) the ice. Here are some safety tips: • Anglers and other recreationists should be familiar with the water body they plan to fish or recreate on. Pay close attention to the changing conditions of the ice...

  • Montana Braces For Sub-Zero Shift: Vigilance Urged Amidst Potential Ice Jam Flooding

    Cassie Wandersee|Jan 17, 2024

    Helena – Despite the initial warmth experienced earlier this winter, Montana is now grappling with a prolonged period of sub-zero temperatures and Arctic cold fronts. This abrupt shift serves as a timely reminder that weather patterns can change unexpectedly, necessitating vigilance and awareness of potential ice jam flooding. Ice jam flooding, a phenomenon prevalent along Montana’s rivers and streams, occurs when sub-zero temperatures precede sudden warm-ups, typically from now until March. Additionally, spring breakup can trigger ice jam...

  • Welcome To 2024, Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

    Becky Bradley|Jan 17, 2024

    During the winter months, ice, snow, and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Dress for the Weather - Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between the layers helps to keep you warm. Put on a hat and scarf. You lose a lot of body heat when your head and neck are uncovered. Wear a waterproof coat or jacket if it's snowy. Change your clothes right away if they get damp or wet. In very cold temperatures make sure to cover all exposed skin and...

  • Watford City Municipal Airport Recognized As ND General Aviation Airport Of The Year

    Meagan Dotson|Jan 17, 2024

    Watford City Municipal Airport was recognized as the 2022 General Aviation Airport of the Year by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the North Dakota Aviation Association. The airport attained this award for building a new runway and parallel taxiway, installing new runway lighting and instrument approach procedures. These projects were started in 2020 and completed in 2021. The airport closed for six months in order to tear out the existing runway and install a new...

  • 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...

  • Veteran's Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting

    Jan 17, 2024

    George Hayden, the oldest living McKenzie County Veteran of WWII, had the honors of cutting the ribbon during the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Watford City, over the Homefest weekend....

  • McKenzie County's 2023 Economic Projects Mean A Promising Start To 2024

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jan 17, 2024

    7 was a potentially profitable year for McKenzie County, North Dakota. Several things happened that might serve to benefit the county’s economy over the following years. February KUMV The North Dakota Department of Transportation has approved a contract to begin construction work to expand Highway 85. They started work to create a four-lane highway between Watford City and the Long X Bridge in March according to a Roundup article and, “The expansion of the highway will safely accommodate more industrial, agricultural, and passenger tra...

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