Articles from the February 3, 2016 edition


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  • Candlelight Vigil Held Jan. 29 in Sidney

    Feb 3, 2016

    Candlelight vigil for loss due to drug, alcohol or tobacco addiction was held January 29 in front of the historic Sidney Courthouse. The vigil was organized by the Sheriff's Department and District 2 Drug & Alcohol. Judge Bidegaray and Kayla Anderson of District 2 were guest speakers....

  • 63rd National Hard Spring Wheat Show Comes To Williston

    The Williston Wire|Feb 3, 2016

    Williston Economic Development (WED) has announced it will be a major sponsor of the 63rd National Hard Spring Wheat Show Feb. 2-4 in Williston. The long-running Wheat Show brings experts and exhibitors to Williston to share cutting-edge information with producers. WED will have a booth at the event showcasing its programs that benefit agricultural business opportunities. Farming and ranching has historically been the leading industry in northwestern North Dakota; although in recent years, it has shared the media spotlight with the booming Bakk...

  • 1st Annual Sports And Recreation Show February 13 & 14 In Sidney

    Dianne Swanson|Feb 3, 2016

    Get a taste of summer at the 1st Annual Sports and Recreation Show in Sidney. The show will have everything you need to make this summer great. Anchored by MonDak Sports, displayers include Coates RV, Amunruds RV Inc., Rugby Homes and RV Center, High Caliber Sports, Action Auto, Lundemo Firearms and Sports LLC, B& B Sales and Service, JP Grills and Overhead Door. The show will take place Sat., Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Richland County Fair Event Center. Admission is free, with free food also...

  • Sidney Elks, 2nd Annual Bootleggers Ball February 5

    Feb 3, 2016

    The Sidney Elks Lodge proudly announces that tickets for the Bootleggers Ball to be held February 5, 2016, at The Lodge, went on sale this week. Tickets are being sold at Sidney Liquor Store and Sidney Elks Lodge. The twenties-themed charity ball benefitting a number of Richland County charities will feature a variety of whiskeys and spirits for tasting. These varieties range from premier national and international brands to regional boutique distilleries which are becoming highly popular throughout the Inter-mountain West. For whiskey and spir...

  • Pointillism Artist at the MonDak

    Trish Stevenson|Feb 3, 2016

    Artist Pat Schermerhorn employs an unusual technique to portray her subjects. It is called pointillism, which means simply that the artist uses hundreds of small dots of color to render her paintings. She normally uses pen and colored inks, but also works with pencils, scratchboard, pastels and acrylics. Her subjects vary but lean to the area she is lives in, surrounded by wildlife, horses, western people and places. She has participated in many national shows, including the CM Russell Auction...

  • Public Hearing Scheduled in Watford City For Proposed Crude Oil Pipeline

    ND Public Service Commision|Feb 3, 2016

    BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Watford City on Thursday, Feb. 11, regarding a proposal for a crude oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Targa Antelope Lateral Pipeline Project. The new 1.4-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude oil pipeline would be built in McKenzie County. The project would enable Tesoro to more fully utilize its existing pipeline system, increase the storage and transportation c...

  • Door 204 Ribbon Cutting

    Feb 3, 2016

    Beth Veeder cuts the ribbon during the grand opening of Door 204, a new coffee shop on main street in Watford City. Pictured are (L-R) Michael Curtis, chamber member; Cameron Horning, Shred the Lead Artist; Beth Veeder, Owner; Josh Skogland, Old Barn Woods Artist and Karen George, chamber member. (Photo by Kathy Taylor)...

  • Harold Jenson, 86, Culbertson, MT Formerly of Sidney, MT

    Feb 3, 2016

    Harold Jenson, 86, of Culbertson, MT, formerly of Sidney, MT, died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson, MT. No services are planned, Cremations has taken place under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home in Sidney, Mt. Remembrances, pictures and condolences can be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com....

  • Public Hearing On Navratil Channel Migration Easement

    Sheridan Martin|Feb 3, 2016

    On Wed., January 27th, at 7 p.m., Mike Backes with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and Tom Hinz with Montana Aquatic Resources Services Inc. (MARS), invited the public to comment on a proposal to fund the purchase of a perpetual channel migration easement (CME) on 89.5 acres in Richland County along the Yellowstone River near Sidney, MT. The CME is a conservation easement that includes land bordering a stream or river where the Landowner (The Navratil Family) agrees not to riprap or...

  • Mondak Relay For Life Kickoff

    Andi Buckley|Feb 3, 2016

    Start the Relay Season of 2016 off with a Kick! MonDak Relay for Life would like to welcome the community to join us for our Kickoff event at Meadowlark Brewery. Arien Waller (event chair) and Kelcey Fixen (event co-chair) are excited to get more community involvement, and think that extending this open invitation to join them for an exciting, passion lighting, meet and greet will be a great start. “We had a great time planning and hosting last year’s Relay as a new leadership team, and we have made it our goal as a committee to make this yea...

  • Parenting Classes for Families of Preteens/Teens Offered

    Marica Hellandsaas|Feb 3, 2016

    Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action will be held on 4 evenings in February at CrossPoint Church in Watford City. Classes will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm CT on Mondays—February 8, 22, 29, and Tuesday, February 16. All parents and their children ages 11 to 18 are invited to attend the classes. The curriculum for preteens and teens emphasizes character development as a means to equip them to survive and thrive with special emphasis on the qualities of courage, cooperation, respect, responsibility and self-esteem. The adult classes w...

  • Public Hearings Scheduled In Watford City For Two Separate Proposed Pipelines

    Julie Fedorchak|Feb 3, 2016

    BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold two public hearings in Watford City on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, regarding two separate pipeline proposals in McKenzie County. ONEOK Bakken Pipeline hearing for the Garden Creek Loop NGL Pipeline Project will be Tues., Fe. 29 at 9 a.m. CST at Teddy’s Residential Suites, 113 9th Ave. SE, Watford City, ND, 58854. ONEOK Bakken Pipeline, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Garden Creek natural gas liquids (NGL) Pipeline Loop Project. The new 14.4-mile lon...

  • The Sidney Drama Team Places 3rd at State Meet

    Ross Hall|Feb 3, 2016

    State Speech Drama & Debate was in Belgrade last weekend. Twenty three Eagles competed against the best of the best in the whole state of Montana. The students competed in five rounds to see who would make it to the semi final rounds. The entire drama team advanced to the semi rounds. The Speech Team Danny Johnson, Zach Sommerfeld, Shanyn Reidle, Clay Carpenter all competed in Semi Finals. The final results; DRAMA: Humorous Duo: Tess Ler & Tessa Hill 7th place. Humorous Solo: Scottlynn Anglesey...

  • Sidney Wrestling Team Holds Senior Night January 29

    Feb 3, 2016

    The Sidney Eagle Wrestling team hosted Baker and Powder River High School (Broadus) for their final home dual. The Senior Wrestlers, their parents, and the senior Cheer and Dance Team members were recognized. (Photos by Erin Graves)...

  • Richland Community Complex Moves Forward Based On Survey Results

    Joel Feldman|Feb 3, 2016

    The phase 1 analysis and survey results show a positive community interest for a recreation & event center in Eastern Montana. The results are a great step forward in making a recreation facility that will help to address the current needs in our community. The potential building analysis will be scaled back to the current needs, with the ability to grow in the future in stages. This stage 2 analysis will give us a better idea of what we can support here in our area. The survey showed a positive community interest for a indoor pool with the...

  • Crimestoppers Wanted Person of the Week

    Sidney Police Department|Feb 3, 2016

    On December 03, 2015 a warrant was issued out of Richland County Justice Court for John Jeremiah Bacon for Failure to Appear, with original charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs a Misdemeanor.Crimestoppers would like to remind everyone that it could be a crime to assist or harbor a person wanted on criminal charges. John Jeremiah Bacon is 26 years of age; White male, 5’08”, 159 lbs. with hazel eyes and Black hair. John Bacon was born in Oklahoma, with records showing that he has lived in the State of Montana since 2008 in the Yellowstone and...

  • Reclamation Workshop Set for Feb. 22-23

    Michelle Wilson|Feb 3, 2016

    DICKINSON, N.D. – Dickinson State University and North Dakota State University (NDSU) recognize the need to provide timely, effective reclamation information to affected stakeholders in the Bakken energy development. This is especially true in uncertain economic times. This effort began in February 2013 when the first reclamation workshop was held in Dickinson. This year’s fourth annual workshop is titled “Reclamation: Where Do We Go from Here” and will be held Feb. 22-23, 2016 at the Astoria Hotel & Event Center in Dickinson. Hosting the eve...

  • Attention Richland County Landowners

    Julie Goss|Feb 3, 2016

    Attention Richland County Landowners. Application are being accepting for the Richland County Conservation District Cost Share Program. The program is designed to help landowners implement conservation practices on land in Richland County. Past projects include: Stock water wells, stockwater pipelines, solar pumps for stock water wells, irrigation structures, gated pipe purchases, shelterbelts, reseeding crop fields to grass and cover crops. Any project that enhances the natural resources in Richland County is eligible. The program is open to...

  • The Public is Encouraged to Comment on the Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project on or Before Feb. 17

    Meagan Dotson|Feb 3, 2016

    On Thursday, January 21st, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation held a public scoping meeting at the Dawson County High School in Glendive, MT to gather public opinion and answer questions about the alternatives being studied as part of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Intake Diversion Dam fish passage project. The EIS is being developed to better determine how fish passage, especially that of the endangered pallid sturgeon, can be improved with continued...

  • MFU Says Montana Farmers at Disadvantage When It Comes to Exporting Wheat to Canada

    Montana Farmers Union|Feb 3, 2016

    Great Falls- Montana Farmers Union Board Secretary-Treasurer Erik Somerfeld visited with staff from all three of Montana’s delegates in Washington D.C. this week regarding Canada’s current wheat grading system. This comes on the heels of a letter Senator Tester sent to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman requesting the ambassador address the issue with the Canadian government. Under the current system, when Montana wheat crosses the border it is automatically downgraded to feed, the lowest quality designation. However, the United Sta...

  • Watford City Welcomes JL Beers to Main Street

    Feb 3, 2016

    JL Beers celebrated their Grand Opening along with a Ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday Jan 26. Pictured (L-R) are Peter Stenehjem, Kira Noll, Aaron Pelton, Angie Pelton, Steve Stenehjem, Gretchen Stenehjem, Erik Stenehjem, Wade Elder, Chamber President, and Chamber Ambassador Brenda Berquist. (Photo by Kathy Taylor)...

  • DPHHS Offers 'Health in the 406' Messages

    Department of Public Health and Human Services|Feb 3, 2016

    The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is introducing a new series of health messages called Health in the 406 that will focus on various public health topics designed to raise awareness and help Montanans live healthier lives. There are numerous important public health issues that impact all of us, and the goal is to shed some light on those key areas where Montana is doing well, but also where improvements can be made, said State Medical Officer Dr. Greg Holzman. “Our state and local health departments, worksites, non-gove...

  • Richey Public Schools Honor Roll

    Feb 3, 2016

    “A” Honor Roll Students Seniors, Brittany Whiteman 3.87 and Shaye Johnston 3.76. Juniors, Sydney Brost 3.94 and April Kavanaugh 3.94. Sophomores, Elli Smith 4.00, Anna Johnson 3.86, Isaac Sponheim 3.76 and Halle Fatzinger 3.62. Freshmen, Brylee Brost 4.00, Kyler Brown 4.00, Hayley Olson 4.00, Abbie Smith 4.00, Chase Brown 3.86 and Ethan Morse 3.62. 8th Grade, Chance Senner 3.67 and Peyton Sodt 3.67. 7th Grade, Laurel Sponheim 4.00, Isabelle Fatzinger 3.92, Samuel Smith 3.92, Caleb Senner 3.71, Wyatt Robbins 3.75 and Nicholas Ellerton 3.58. 6th...

  • Fairview Schools 2015-2016 Quarter 2 Honor Roll

    Feb 3, 2016

    6th Grade high Honor Roll Megan Asbeck, Lauren Kjos, Vilate Knapp, Lacie Selting, Teigan Taylor, Jade Emly, Evan Kalligher, Makayla Smith. 6th Grade Honor Roll Caleb Baxter, Cody Scarpholt, Avery Seadeek, Tristin Skov, Piper Hurley, Logan Adams. 7th Grade High Honor Roll Jayden Gackle and Martha Isley 7th Grade honor roll Erin Shannon and Shaylee Dean 8th Grade High Honor Roll Cody Asbeck, Macy Seadeek, Jesse Selting, Josh Herron, Lak Kloker, Allyson Young 8th Grade Honor Roll Nikki Harris, Dylan Elletson, Rebecca Deming, Mackenzie Hall,...

  • Affordable Housing Development Assistance Available To Rural Communities

    Sarah Mudder|Feb 3, 2016

    BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Housing Finance Agency is currently accepting applications for development assistance in rural communities through the state’s Housing Incentive Fund. “Development in rural communities poses some unique challenges,” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director. “Having an adequate supply of affordable housing strengthens a community and by limiting a funding round to our state’s smaller communities, we are ensuring that rural communities have access to this very valuable state resource.” During the 2015 Legislative S...

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