Articles from the February 1, 2023 edition


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  • New Ownership For Centre Theatre, Sidney

    Jaymi Mozeak|Feb 1, 2023

    Centre Theatre has changed ownership, again. This time the owners are a little more local than before. Joe Kessel owned the Centre theatre in Sidney for 12 1/2 years. Kessel purchased it in 2010 and hired Sharisse Slade to manage it while he and his wife ran their theaters and bowling alley in Glendive, where they live. Now, Kessel is reaching retirement age and was not able to put the time into the theater that the business needed. Kessel sold Centre theatre to Javier Morales, Fairview. He and...

  • Krautter Instrumental In Return Of Oil Funds To Montana Cities & Towns

    Jaymi Mozeak|Feb 1, 2023

    During the Chamber Banquet on Monday, Jan. 16, Sidney Mayor Rick Norby mentioned we need to thank Joel Krautter for helping get oil funds back. Norby was talking about HB 656. The bill was brought to the Montana House in the 2019 session to counteract the part of HB 228 that was passed in the 2017 session to divert oil and gas revenue from taxes in counties with oil and gas production and use it for sage grouse stewardship. Krautter was the Montana House District 35 Representative at the time and he brought the bill before the legislature....

  • Lambert Ghost Out Held Jan. 25

    Robyn Heck|Feb 1, 2023

    On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Lambert middle and high school students participated in a ghost out. A ghost out is an alcohol and drug awareness program aimed at teenagers because traffic crashes are the number one killer of teens and over 1/3 of teen traffic deaths are alcohol related nationwide. The Richland County Health Department drug-free communities program Director, Jaylea Olson and tobacco education specialist Jacklyn Damm presented this program to the students. The "Grim Reaper" removed a...

  • Katy Wahlstrom, 89, Alexander, ND most recently of Watford City, ND

    Feb 1, 2023

    Katy Wahlstrom, 89, Alexander, ND most recently of Watford City, ND, went to meet her heavenly father on Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2023. In keeping with Katy's wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home, Williston, ND, and her ashes will be spread on the family farm at a later date. No funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. Katy was born to parents Henry and Molly (Meyer) Buxbaum on Dec. 22, 1933, in...

  • Families & Legacies: Challenging Decisions

    Feb 1, 2023

    MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist Dr. Marsha Goetting will be offering estate planning workshops in Roosevelt, Daniels, Sheridan, and Richland counties. If you think estate planning is a boring topic, then you haven’t been to one of Marsha Goetting’s educational sessions. She has a reputation for her ability to make presentations interesting and useful to participants. She will keep you actively involved by having you answer questions with a response clicker. For example, if a widow dies without a written will and has two children tha...

  • Sidney Area Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes New Financial Advisor

    Kali Godfrey|Feb 1, 2023

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new Edward Jones Financial Advisor to Sidney. Jace Johnson will work alongside Lauren Sukut for two years then will continue serving investors throughout the area from his branch office. Johnson recently returned to Sidney after obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in finance and accounting along with an Accounting Technician Certificate from Dickinson State University. Along with his education, Johnson comes with exp...

  • Northeastern Arts Network Concert Feb.10 Featuring "A BAND CALLED HONALEE"

    Jill Dostert Wagner|Feb 1, 2023

    The Northeastern Arts Network presents a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul & Mary. Join us for "A BAND CALLED HONALEE" on Friday, Feb. 10. "A BAND CALLED HONALEE" is a musically accomplished, interactive, and energetic trio, their shows allow audiences to experience this timeless music live onstage once again. The group believes the melodies and messages of the 1960s folk and folk/rock era are just as relevant today as they were when they were first sung,...

  • Sidney Hosts Class A Speech, Debate & Drama State Meet For First Time Since 1993

    Jaymi Mozeak|Feb 1, 2023

    Sidney Public Schools was honored to host the Montana Class A Speech, Debate, and Drama State Meet for the first time since 1993 on Jan. 27 and 28. The Debate and Drama rounds were held at Sidney Middle School while speech, finals, and awards ceremony were held at Sidney High School. There were 22 different teams comprising 280-300 students from across the state who came to compete. Sidney placed 3rd overall. Drama Team Results: Dramatic Solo: 1st Emma Cundiff; Humorous Solo: 3rd Cedar Hovde,...

  • Startstruck Mandan Meet Results For Sidney Gymnastics Competitive Team

    Feb 1, 2023

    The Sidney Gymnastics team competed on Sunday, Jan. 22 in Mandan. Scores are as follow for Level 3 gymnasts: Brantlee Hanson: Vault 8.700; Uneven Bars 8.400; Balance Beam 6.575; Floor Exercise 7.850; All Around 31.525 Kenzie Koch: Vault 8.950; Uneven Bars 8.000; Balance Beam 8.000; Floor Exercise 7.950; All Around 32.900 Adriene Leintz: Vault 8.850; Uneven Bars 8.600; Balance Beam 7.750; Floor Exercise 7.700; All Around 32.900 Paisley Obergfell: Vault 9.100 (5th T); Uneven Bars 8.500; Balance...

  • Fairview Basketball Action

    Feb 1, 2023

    Fairview traveled to Culbertson on Jan. 28. The boys won 65-43 and the girls lost 31-51. Fairview also traveled to Medicine Lake to play Medicine Lake/Froid Redhawks. The boys won 51-41 and the girls lost 42-54....

  • Rangers and Oilers Face Off In Watford City

    Feb 1, 2023

  • Reinke Recognizes Mon-Kota With Dealer Award

    Feb 1, 2023

    (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...

  • Richland County Detention Center Acquires Body Scanners

    John K. Dynneson|Feb 1, 2023

    The Richland County Detention Center recently acquired a high security body scanning system. The system is one of many located in Detention Centers across the State of Montana and across the nation. This scanner is built in the USA and is compliant with FDA standards for security screenings. The scanner uses about 1% the x-ray level of a medical exam. In less than 4 seconds the scanner can detect threats concealed under clothing or inside body cavities. The scanner can reveal weapons, drugs, cel...

  • MFU Scholarships Available

    Feb 1, 2023

    Great Falls - Applications are now open for several Montana Farmers Union scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 each. The annual scholarships are offered through MFU as part of the organization’s commitment to education and include the Bud Daniels Memorial Scholarship, the John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship, and the Cascade County-wide Farmers Union Local, Chouteau County Farmers Union Local and Flathead County-wide Farmers Union Local scholarships. “Investing in education to enhance life for the individual and for the benefit of civil socie...

  • Watford City Wrestling Action

    Feb 1, 2023

  • Sidney Alumni Play at Ranger Arena

    Feb 1, 2023

  • VFW Post & Auxiliary Distribute $1,400 In Awards For Essay Competitions

    Feb 1, 2023

    On Wednesday, Jan. 25, representatives of the VFW Post 4099 and Auxiliary presented awards to area students for their submissions to the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen writing competitions. "Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of...

  • Inflation, Recession, Labor Markets & New Wave of In-Migration To Montana Focus Of 48th Annual Economic Outlook Seminar

    Shannon Furniss|Feb 1, 2023

    Inflation, recession, strained labor markets and a new wave of in-migration to Montana are the focus of the 2023 Economic Outlook Seminar, which launches next week and continues through mid-March in nine Montana cities. Montana’s economy turned in another blistering growth performance in 2022, but the rapid rise of interest rates, the continued pain of raging inflation and falling global commodity prices are shifting the sands beneath the foundation of that strong growth, according to Patrick Barkey, University of Montana Bureau Business and E...

  • Upcoming Programs At Fort Buford & Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

    Feb 1, 2023

    Williston, ND - The public is invited to these upcoming events at Fort Buford and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. All events are free and open to the public. All times are Central time. Feb. 5: History and Nature Lecture Series, 2 p.m. “Helping Out The Boys,” a brief look at the U.S. Sanitary Commission with hands-on instruction for making a bed tick and/or a pillow tick similar to those from the 1860s. Request a materials list by calling 701-572-9034. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Cen...

  • Sidney Sugars Donated Lunch Accounts on Giving Tuesday

    Feb 1, 2023

    Sidney Sugars, Maintenance Manager Mike Dunn challenged the factory to donate on "Giving Tuesday". They decided that the donation would go to "Overdue Lunch Accounts". In the end, the Sidney Sugars employees donated $921, Sidney Sugars matched $1,000, and $300 came from taking 1st place for our float during the Christmas Parade, for a grand total of $2,221....

  • Sidney Woman Sentenced To 100 Years

    Robyn Heck|Feb 1, 2023

    On Monday, Jan. 23, Lyndsee Brewer was sentenced to 100 years in the Montana Women's Prison, with 30 years suspended, for the deliberate homicide of Christopher Wetzstein. A year ago last January, Brewer left her Forsyth home, drove to Sidney, and entered Wetzstein's apartment with a key he had entrusted to her. She hid behind his couch for hours, until Wetzstein fell asleep, and then went into his room and shot him in the head. Judge Katherine Bidegaray listened to letters of support from both...

  • Williams County Issues Loan To Cerilon GTL ND As Development Plans Advance

    Feb 1, 2023
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    Williston, N.D., (Jan, 17) - The Williams County Board of County Commissioners have approved a loan of $10 million to Cerilon GTL ND for the purchase of land in the Marley Crossing area to construct a 24,000 barrel per day Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant with carbon capture and sequestration as a key component. The loan carries a 2.5% simple interest rate to be paid annually, which must be paid back within four years. The loan is secured by the property that is being purchased as well as farm and...

  • Restore Wellness In Your Life At The Restore Wellness Spa, Williston

    Meagan Dotson|Feb 1, 2023

    Restore Wellness Spa, Williston, ND, is the ultimate destination for relaxation and rejuvenation! The spa, which has been open since Dec. 12, 2020, has nine treatment rooms including two red light wellness cocoons and three float pods. Additionally, they have a waiting room, a R&R lounge, and a vanity room. In addition to their wellness cocoons and float pods, their services include Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy and medical massage in 60, 90, and 120 minute sessions. Body wrap treatments are...

  • Kayla Fox Wellness & Richland County's Commission On Aging Offers Classes To Improve Senior Fitness & Exercise

    Jaymi Mozeak|Feb 1, 2023

    Kayla Fox has been working and doing her best to help the seniors of Richland County. She does many things but Kayla Fox Wellness is her Yoga business. While she is not a native of Richland County, Fox has come to know and love the people here. She began teaching Yoga after getting certified in 2016 and initially taught classes for adults of all ages. While teaching a specialized chair yoga class for her yoga teacher certification, she really liked how it was accessible for all abilities and...

  • Watford City High School Student-Athlete Named Gatorade North Dakota Girls Cross Country Player Of The Year

    Feb 1, 2023

    Chicago - In its 38th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, Gatorade announced Jaelyn Ogle, Watford City High School, is the 2022-23 Gatorade North Dakota Girls Cross Country Player of the Year. Ogle is the first Gatorade North Dakota Girls Cross Country Player of the Year to be chosen from Watford City High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and...

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