Articles from the November 15, 2023 edition


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  • Fairview Warriors Football Advances to 8 Man State Championship Game

    Nov 15, 2023

    The Fairview Warriors stumbled out of the gate but regained their footing to punch their ticket to the state championship game beating Ft. Benton 48-12 on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 11. Jeff Tjelde threw for 231 yards and 4 touchdowns. Deacon Gackle had 7 catches for 121 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brock Schlothauer had 3 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. He added 68 yards on 5 carries and another touchdown rushing. Wyatt McPherson and Tyler Loan added a rushing touchdown each. Defensively, the...

  • Watford City Parade Of Lights Set For Nov. 24

    Jaymi Mozeak|Nov 15, 2023

    Watford City Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Parade of Lights will be lighting up the city Friday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. This year, the parade will start at the old fairgrounds then turn west onto 4th and then turn onto Main St. The parade will end on Park Ave. and Main with fireworks. There will no longer be candy thrown from the floats. Mary Gumke, Watford City chamber executive director said, “We want to make it safe for the kids.” The panel of three judges is back to judge the floats and the prize will be a traveling trophy and $150 to the w...

  • Seed Crushing Plant Offers New Possibilities

    Katelynn Sponheim|Nov 15, 2023

    North Dakota leads the United States canola production, with Montana following in third place. Canola oil use extends far beyond the kitchen and includes farmed fish feed, especially salmon, and biodiesel. Omega 3 canola, a new and exciting breed is, per Nuseed’s website “the world’s first plant-based omega-3 and will help relieve the pressure on our oceans to supply this essential nutrient. One acre of omega-3 canola produces as much DHA as 10,000 one-kilogram fish. Nuseed is partnering with contract growers to supply aquafeed and nutri...

  • Sidney's Christmas Stroll To Be Held Nov. 24

    Jaymi Mozeak|Nov 15, 2023

    With Thanksgiving just around the bend and Christmas not too much further, one of the Sunrise city’s most anticipated events is coming up soon. Sidney’s Christmas Stroll marks the beginning of the Christmas season for residents of the small town and brings with it a lot of festive fun Nov. 24. The stroll only spans half the day and begins with the Polar Plunge at 1 p.m. at city hall. Ribbon and Rail will be running the trains in their basement from 1 or 2 p.m. until the Parade of Lights reaches Main St. (Usually 7 p.m.) Skating with Santa wil...

  • Jacob "Jack" Lorenz, 79, Fairview, MT

    Nov 15, 2023

    Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. A luncheon followed the service at the VFW Post 4099 in Sidney, MT. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT assisted the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures were shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Jacob "Jack" Lorenz, 79, Fairview, MT...

  • Jason Ryan Jacobson, 43, Sidney, MT

    Nov 15, 2023

    Jason Ryan Jacobson took his last breath, peacefully, in the arms of his wife, surrounded by family and love on Oct. 12, 2023. Jason was a force to be reckoned with, nothing held him back and every day he strived to be a better husband, father and man. His two greatest accomplishments, Tyson and Asher, were his absolute pride and joy. He cherished his time with them because he couldn't always be there, physically, for them. He loved sharing his three greatest passions with them, football, workin...

  • Veteran's Day Dinner at Sidney's VFW

    Nov 15, 2023

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  • Sunrise Women's Clinic To Hold Christmas Gala Nov. 30

    Jaymi Mozeak|Nov 15, 2023

    Johnathan Evans, son of Tony Evans, will be speaking at the Sunrise Women’s Clinic 13th Annual Christmas Gala fundraising banquet on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Richland County Event Center. The theme this year will be “It Takes A Community”. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, live 4D ultrasound, and live Doppler of a 16-week pregnancy. Sidney locals, Smokin O’s catered by Harry Owczarek will be ready to deliver a delicious, hot meal. Besides a speaker, Johnathan Evans is also the chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys...

  • The Lower Yellowstone Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. Toy Drive Begins

    Nov 15, 2023

    The Lower Yellowstone Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) of Montana is a nonprofit organization promoting motorcycle education, safety and awareness. This organization is involved in various community activities. As the holiday season approaches, they are looking forward to their 29th annual toy drive. This community project collects new toys or dollar donations to buy new toys for those who are less fortunate. They have been working with the Christmas Coalition and Gifts From The Heart for the last 24 years. Last...

  • Calendars Available As Fundraiser To Support 4-H Youth Programs

    MSU News|Nov 15, 2023

    Bozeman - Calendars featuring drawings by artist Don Greytak are available from the Montana 4-H Foundation as a fundraiser to support 4-H youth programs. The Montana 4-H Greytak 2024 calendar features the artist's pencil drawings of agricultural life in Montana and has been a traditional fundraiser for more than 30 years. Calendars cost $15. They are sold by 4-H members and are usually available at Montana State University Extension offices across the state. They can also be purchased directly...

  • MT Stockgrowers Work To Connect Consumers & Ranchers Through MT Food Service Industry

    Logan Kruse|Nov 15, 2023

    Helena - The Montana Stockgrowers Foundation (MSF) Cattle Drive program has set out to do something no other cattle organization in the state has done—match Montana born, raised, and fed cattle with local restaurants and retailers. The “Montanans Feeding Montana Initiative” seeks to connect the Montana food service industry to the high-quality beef raised by Montana ranchers. The Cattle Drive program is in its sixth year, with this year launching the value-added focus that intentionally pairs partners together to keep the entire beef suppl...

  • Mid-Rivers To Offer Scholarships Totaling Over $100K To Area Students

    Nicole Senner|Nov 15, 2023

    Mid-Rivers Communications is offering $108,000 in scholarship funds for Eastern and Central Montana students. The Mid-Rivers Fund for Education, funded by unclaimed capital credits from members, has awarded over $670,000 in scholarships to area students. In 2024, Mid-Rivers will award 36 competitive and 15 drawing scholarships. Scholarship categories reflect the mission and values of the Cooperative and its members. This year’s scholarship program has three categories: • Dawson Community College/Miles Community College Scholarship – In support...

  • Fairview Lighting Of The Bridge & Silver Bells Craft Show Sat., Nov. 18

    Dianne Swanson|Nov 15, 2023

    Yikes! Christmas is only a few weeks away. Get into the holiday spirit with the Lighting of the Bridge from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Giant lighted ornaments will decorate Sundheim Park as young and old visit, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a hot dog for a free will offering. Kids are encouraged to have their wish lists ready for Santa Claus. New this year! Train rides, weather permitting. Kids from 2-92 can hop on the train and take a trip around the park. After all, it is the park with a beautiful historic railroad...

  • Partnership For Promise Has Taken On Bullying As Special Focus Area

    Judge Ray Trumpower|Nov 15, 2023

    Partnership for promise has taken on bullying as a special focus area. Kids who are bullied can struggle to concentrate in school, which can affect their mental health. Bullying that is severe, long lasting, or happens a lot can cause anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders in victims and bullies. In rare cases, some kids have attempted or died from suicide. One of the most dangerous forms of bullying is cyberbullying. Sometimes cyberbullying can be easy to spot — for example, if your child shows you a text, comment, or post t...

  • International Survivors Of Suicide Loss Day Nov. 18

    Sarah Piersol|Nov 15, 2023

    International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day or ISOSLD) is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every year, hundreds of organized events are held throughout the U.S. and around the world. For many loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day event is a...

  • Award-winning Piano Entertainer Jason Lyle Black To Perform In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder|Nov 15, 2023

    The Watford City Area Concert Association and the Long X Arts Foundation will feature pianist Jason Lyle Black with his program “From Blockbusters to Broadway: 100 Hits From Screen to Stage” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Watford City High School Performing Arts Center. Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning piano entertainer whose clever arrangements, fun stories, and onstage charm have won countless fans throughout the world. Black takes audiences on a journey through numerous musical styles, playing nearly 100 songs in his fast-paced s...

  • Alexander Christmas Stroll Dec. 7

    Robyn Heck|Nov 15, 2023

    You won't want to miss the 3rd Annual small-town Christmas stroll celebration on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5-8 p.m. CT in Alexander, ND. There will be vendors on Main St., pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Hi-Way Lounge & Grill. Be sure to take in the hay rides, ornament decorating, dance numbers from our local little dancers, and musicians that will be sharing their talents. Along with food for sale at the Lion's booth (tacos, baked potatoes, soup, caramel apple nachos), and local organiza...

  • Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority Awarded $150,000 Grant

    Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority|Nov 15, 2023

    Billings - The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) has been awarded a $150,000 grant through the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s Regional Infrastructure Accelerator (PNWER-RIA) to further high-performance rail across the region. This constitutes the largest planning grant received by BSPRA to-date. U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau awarded the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) a grant to continue advancing infrastructure development through its five-state Regional Infrastructure Accelerator (RIA) and wil...

  • Festival Of Trees & Wreaths Nov. 25 In Fairview

    Dianne Swanson|Nov 15, 2023

    Make your holiday decorating easier this year with a fully decorated tree or wreath from the Fairview Community Foundation’s annual Festival of Trees & Wreaths on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Waterhole #3. It’s fun for all ages, starting with pictures with Santa and the Grinch from 3-5 p.m. The two will also be giving out treats! A homemade Soup and Bread bar will warm you up from the inside out. Great gift ideas, or something special for yourself, can be found among all the terrific Silent Auction items from 3-6 p.m. It’s Ugly Sweater time again...

  • Interstate Engineering Announces Multiple Hires

    Katie Moore Aitchison|Nov 15, 2023

    Interstate Engineering is excited to announce the addition of multiple team members to the organization, expanding services across the Great Plains Region. This release includes hires from Sidney, MT; Williston and Horace, ND; and Spearfish, SD. Montana McKade Mahlen Sidney - Interstate Engineering is pleased to welcome McKade Mahlen to the Sidney office. As a field technician, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Montana State University. His knowledge, along with his drive to continue to learn, will make him a...

  • Energy Transfer Completes Acquisition Of Crestwood

    Energy Transfer LP Business Wire|Nov 15, 2023

    Dallas - Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) (“Energy Transfer”) has announced the completion of its previously announced merger with Crestwood Equity Partners LP (“Crestwood”). The merger was approved by Crestwood unit holders at its special meeting of unit holders held on Oct. 30. Effective with the opening of the market on Nov. 3, Crestwood’s common units and preferred units ceased trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).Holders of Crestwood common units received 2.07 Energy Transfer common units for each Crestwood common unit held by t...

  • Richey Public Schools 1st Quarter Honor Roll

    Nov 15, 2023

    “A” Honor Roll 5th Grade: Lyvia Ulrich, Aubrey Winhofer 6th Grade: Kaito Smith, Morgan Murrell 7th Grade: 8th Grade: Izak Veverka, Cameron Keller 9th Grade: Jade Robbins 10th Grade: Jacqueline Barnhart, Lina Smith, Jade Batchelor, Adilyn Elverud, Miroun Hilol 11th Grade: Mason Hagwood, Erin Kelly, Kally Strohm, James Head 12th Grade: Ryan Eggert, Taylor Goosen, Kyla Pattinasarany, Kiera Strohm “B” Honor Roll 5th Grade: Dawson Keller, Dally Rehbein, Tucker Kelly 6th Grade: Grady Klempel, Liam Keller, Chase Rehbein 7th Grade: Jamin Smith 8th Gra...

  • 2023 Taxes Due Reminder, Nov. 30

    Richland County Treasurer Office|Nov 15, 2023

    The Richland County Treasurer would like to remind taxpayers that the first payment of the 2023 real property taxes and second payment of the 2023 mobile home taxes are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. Payments and payment coupons may be mailed or brought to the Richland County Treasurer, 201 W. Main, Sidney, MT 59270. Office hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For your convenience, there is a payment drop box located in the alley behind the old courthouse and credit card payments are accepted online at richland.org. Any payments p...

  • Northeastern Arts Network Hosts Juno Award-Winning Musicians Tom & Kalissa Landa

    Jill Dostert Wagner|Nov 15, 2023

    Traveling from Canada will be the Folk-Roots power couple Tom and Kalissa Landa to the MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave. SE, Sidney, on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. This duo is best known as lead members of The Paperboys, or their Latin inspired counterpart Locarno, as well as the BC World Music Collective. Their music is a combination of Celtic, Folk, Latin, Mexican, and Roots music and also reflects their respective Mexican and Chilean heritages. Tom and Kalissa have a lovely vocal harmony blend and...

  • Fairview Volleyball State Tournament Results

    Brandy Spitzer-Tjelde|Nov 15, 2023

    The Fairview Warrior Volleyball team ended their season Friday, Nov. 10, at the State Tournament, Bozeman. Despite facing tough competition, the girls made the most of their journey. Senior Savannah Manuel said, "Playing volleyball at the State Tournament in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse was a surreal experience. We worked so hard to get there, and the moment we stepped out onto the court, it felt like magic. It was indescribable seeing everything happen after putting in so much work to get to...

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