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  • "Divas 3", All Female Powerhouse Trio To Perform In Watford City On Feb. 24

    Jessie Veeder|Feb 14, 2024

    The next performance from the Watford City Area Concert Association will be coming to Watford City on Saturday, Feb. 24. The all female act, Divas 3, will take the stage of Watford City High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Divas 3 is an amazing group with powerhouse voices who will sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music history. This vibrant show spans four decades covering the 1960s through the 1990s with hits by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston,...

  • Sidney/Fairview/Lambert Wrestlers Finish 2nd at State

    Feb 14, 2024

    The Sidney/Fairview/Lambert wrestling team finished the MHSA State All-Class Wrestling Tournament in 2nd place in Billings Feb. 9-10. The Eagles had 9 state placers including state champion Tyson Syth at 103#. Placing 2nd were Gordon Knapp (113#), Brenner Mullin (126#), Aaron Schmitz (132#) and Brody Keysor (138#). Finishing 3rd was Ty Schepens (160#) and 4th was Reece Graves (145#). Sixth place finishers were Thor Fulgham (205#) and Caleb Kleinke (285#). Eagles head coach Guy Melby was proud...

  • Ellingson Named Fitzgerald Pharmacist Of The Year

    Feb 14, 2024

    Sidney – It is with great pleasure and immense pride that Sidney Health Center extends congratulations to Erin Ellingson for being honored with the prestigious Fitzgerald Pharmacist of the Year award by the Montana Pharmacy Association. This recognition was awarded to Ellingson during the 2024 Winter Conference held in January, where her outstanding contributions to healthcare were acknowledged and celebrated. As the primary pharmacist at Sidney Health Center Cancer Care, she collaborates with t...

  • Richland Co. Commissioners Pass Resolution Regarding 95 Mills

    Feb 14, 2024

    On Feb. 12 the Richland County passed Resolution 2024-03 amending the mill levy for the state equalization, county high school equalization and county elementary equalization mill levy authority for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. The resolution follows a ruling by the MT Supreme Court ruling that county’s must adhere to the 95-mill state level equalization rather than the lower 77.9-mill rate passed last year by 49 out of the 56 counties in the state. “Forty nine counties challenging this issue with the Dep...

  • Lola Fay Hansen, 79 Sidney, MT

    Feb 14, 2024

    Funeral services will be Saturday Feb. 17, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Barb Haugerud officiating. A luncheon will follow the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Visitation will be Friday Feb. 16, 2024 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Heaven...

  • Betty Lamphier, 94 Bismarck, ND

    Feb 14, 2024

    Funeral services will be Monday Feb. 19, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Barb Haugerud officiating. Betty will be laid to rest at the Richland Memorial Park, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Betty Gene Lamphier, 94 peacefully passed away on Wednesday Feb. 7, 2024 at St. Gabriel’s Nursing Home, Bismarck, ND, with family by her side....

  • Buffalo Soldiers Program at Confluence Center

    State Historical Society of North Dakota|Feb 14, 2024

    Williston – The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, near Williston, is launching its 2024 History and Nature Lecture Series with “The Mustering of Buffalo Soldiers” set for Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Join Calvin Henderson, public outreach coordinator, for a talk on the formation of Buffalo Soldier Army regiments. Discover the ways these African American soldiers impacted western Dakota Territory, and learn about their time at Fort Buford. For more information, contact Calvin Hende...

  • Area Basketball Action

    Feb 14, 2024

    Faiview Vs. Glasgow Fairview's senior's pep band, cheer and basketball players were acknowledged before their home game against the Glasgow Scotties Saturday, Feb. 10. Girls: Fairview 35-Glasgow 40; Boys: Fairview 60-Glasgow 43 Fairview girls and boys both came in 4th place in the district for Class B. Districts are held in Wolf Point and will start Wednesday, Feb. 14, the girls will play Harlem at 3 p.m. the boys will play Harlem at 4:30 p.m. Good Luck Warriors. Fairview At Wolf Point The...

  • Blast In The Badlands Held in Watford City Feb. 9-10

    Feb 14, 2024

    Blast in the Badlands Gymnastic Club held a new "Best of the Blast" finalist competition involving 315 gymnasts, 12 teams from North Dakota, South Dakota Montana, Wyoming and Minnesota at the Roughrider Center, Watford City, Feb. 9-10. Finalists showcased their best routines and were judged by 8 judges from across the U.S. The top two gymnasts in DP Levels 6-9 and Excel Gold - diamond qualified. "Best of the Best" gymnasts were awarded in each event. An awards ceremony was held recognizing all...

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    Feb 14, 2024

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  • Alton Vernald Hillesland, 95, Sidney, MT

    Feb 14, 2024

    Funeral services for Alton Vernald Hillesland, 95, Sidney, MT, will be Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Barb Haugerud officiating. A luncheon will follow the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT and from 5-7 p.m. at Pella Lutheran Church with a Celebration of Life service to follow, open to the public....

  • Kurt Anderson, 59 Lambert, MT

    Feb 14, 2024

    Memorial services for Kurt Anderson, 59, Lambert, MT, were at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at the new gymnasium at the Lambert School, Lambert, MT, with Dennis Gugger officiating. Internment will be in the St. Theresa's Catholic Cemetery, Lambert, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Kurt David Anderson was born Aug. 10, 1964, in New Haven, CT, to Kathleen Joyce...

  • MonDak Cropping Seminar To Be Held Feb. 20

    Marley Manoukian Voll|Feb 14, 2024

    The northeast group of Montana State University (MSU) Extension Agents are planning the MonDak Cropping Seminar, formerly known as MonDak Pulse Day, for Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Wolf Point, MT. This event will feature a wide range of topics and a great lineup of speakers. The event will be held at the Elk’s Lodge, 304 Main St. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee and lunch will be included. There will be a total of four pesticide points available during the MonDak Cropping Seminar, two available in the morning a...

  • Gala Scheduled For March 2 In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder|Feb 14, 2024

    The Long X Arts Foundation and Watford City Parks and Recreation invite you to The Gala: For Arts and Parks and Recreation, March 2, at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. The Gala is a formal fundraiser featuring supper, a blackjack table, live music, live painting, silent auction, and dancing to benefit the arts and parks and recreation programming in McKenzie County. “We are looking forward to hosting an evening of entertainment where guests get a chance to dress up and get treated like the celebrities they are as they support the u...

  • Benefit For Mike Otterstetter Feb. 24

    Dianne Swanson|Feb 14, 2024

    A benefit for Mike Otterstetter, Fairview, will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Waterhole #3. Enjoy a pulled pork dinner for a free will offering, then bid on your favorite silent and live auction items. Otterstetter, who is employed by Horizon Resources, fell ill on Oct. 26, 2023 and ended up being life flighted to Billings with seizures and a sub-dural hematoma. He underwent a craniotomy to remove a blood clot from his brain on Oct. 30. He is recovering well at home but will need multiple trips for further checkups and...

  • Sivertson Achieves Membership In MDRT; Prestigious Membership is Exclusive to World's Leading Financial Professionals

    Terry Sivertson|Feb 14, 2024

    Park Ridge, IL. - Terry J. Sivertson, Sidney, , achieves membership in the prestigious MDRT organization, a coveted career milestone that offers the opportunity to share innovative ideas and best practices with other leading financial professional members. This is the 1st year that Sivertson achieved MDRT membership. Membership in MDRT is a highly recognized mark of excellence and limited to only the most successful in the financial services profession. This places Terry J. Sivertson among the t...

  • Discovery of 100-Year-Old Signed Quilt Blocks Prompts Questions

    Dianne Swanson|Feb 14, 2024

    Pristine quilt blocks crafted 100 years ago were discovered recently in an old trunk, which belonged to life-long Girard resident Mary Helen (Daniels) Arneson. She was born in 1921 and hadn't made a block so they must have been in the company of her mother Junia Cole Daniels. Junia was married to George who homesteaded the current Arneson place in 1908. Girard Homemakers plan to create an authentic period quilt out of those blocks and place it in the Baue exhibit at the MonDak Heritage Center....

  • Syth Win State Title

    Feb 14, 2024

    MHSA State Championships Results for Sidney/Fairview/Lambert Feb. 9-10 A – 103: Tyson Syth (41-14) placed 1st and scored 30.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Tyson Syth (Sidney / Fairview) 41-14 won by fall over Shane Spencer (Corvallis) 15-11 (Fall 0:37) Quarterfinal - Tyson Syth (Sidney / Fairview) 41-14 won by fall over Eli Erdahl (East Helena) 27-19 (Fall 3:24) Semifinal - Tyson Syth (Sidney / Fairview) 41-14 won by fall over William Alves (Lockwood (Billings)) 29-12 (Fall 1:47) 1st Place M...

  • Ranger Bantams – Putting in the Work

    Brenda Filler|Feb 14, 2024

    Ever wonder what is going on in a hockey player's' head when they step on to the ice? Is it the smell of freshly jammed ice, is it the fans in the stands, is it the work they put in to get to this moment? Whatever it is that they think many players have been here before them and many will be here after them putting in the work. Well, let me tell you, your Richland Bantams have been putting in the work and it shows. The Rangers met up with Mandan Mayhem on Sunday, Feb. 11 for their 11th league...

  • Defending The Goal

    Feb 14, 2024

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    Feb 14, 2024

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  • Sidney Mayor Issues Boy Scouts Proclamation

    Feb 14, 2024

    At the Feb. 5 Sidney City Council meeting Mayor Rick Norby released a proclamation designating Feb. 4-10, 2024 as Boy Scout Week. "WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America has been at the forefront of instilling timeless values in youth since its fouding in 1910; and WHEREAS, the national youth movement has made serving others through its values-based program its mission; and WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America is committed to helping youth succeed by providing the support, friendship, and mentoring ne...

  • A Lesson from Sven and Ole

    Joel Krautter|Feb 14, 2024

    Some readers, especially those with Scandinavian heritage, may be familiar with the stories of Sven and Ole. I grew up hearing them from my late grandfather. One story comes to mind in the context of our current political climate. Sven and Ole, were two farmers with neighboring farms who had always been very competitive. Ole's father had always been a Ford man, and the bigger the better, especially the F-350s. So, of course, Ole grew up as a Ford man, too! Sven's father had always been a Chevy...

  • Letter To The Editor

    Feb 14, 2024

    February 4-10th is National Boy Scout Week. This week is set aside to celebrate Boy Scouts and the great things that they do for their communities. Scouting has benefitted the Sidney community in a variety of ways. The Boy Scouts are often called on to do service projects to help the elderly, needy or other organizations that are short on volunteer man power. Scouting has instilled great values into a lot of boys in Sidney. These core values of scouting are Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,...

  • DPHHS Urges Consumers To Dispose Of Recalled Dairy Products; FDA Conducting Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak Investigation

    Feb 14, 2024

    Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced Feb. 9 that Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of multiple dairy products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold at Costco, Albertsons, Safeway, and Whole Foods stores in Montana. A complete list of recalled products can be found at www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-queso-fresco-and-cotija-cheese-february-2024#products “Our message to M...

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