Articles from the October 25, 2023 edition

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  • Randy Davis Benefit Nov. 3 VFW, Sidney To Host

    Dianne Swanson|Oct 25, 2023

    Friends of Randy Davis have organized a benefit as he continues his recovery process from cancer. Davis was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, cancer of the tongue, in February 2023. He has undergone chemotherapy and radiation and doctors are confident that the cancer is under control. However, he still has therapy to navigate as he continues to heal. The benefit on Friday, Nov. 3 at the VFW in Sidney features a silent auction from 4-7 p.m., a free will meal featuring pulled beef,...

  • Halloween Events Start Early In The MonDak

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 25, 2023

    Halloween falls on a Tuesday, this year. With it just around the corner the spooky fun all around the MonDak area is not going to wait for Oct. 31. In Sidney, Thursday, Oct. 26, the Sidney/Richland County Library will be having spooky science night from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6-10 p.m. the Sidney Gymnastics Club Competition Team will be putting on their Haunted House & Carnival Games fundraiser at the Sidney Gymnastics Club. Saturday, Oct 28 will be very busy. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Spooktacular Showcase will be...

  • Lewis & Clark Trail Alexander Haunted Museum, Oct. 27-28

    Oct 25, 2023

    The 3rd annual haunted museum in Alexander has two more days left to participate Oct. 27 and 28, from 5-10 p.m., with the entrance fee being a free will donation. From 5-6:30 p.m. this event is geared toward smaller children ages 10 and under. From 7-10 p.m. everyone else is welcome! Coffee and cocoa will be available to keep the chill out. The "Haunted Museum" is an event hosted by the Alexander FTC # 9963 robotics team. As a team, they spend a couple of months planning, what each of the rooms...

  • Books On Broadway To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Nov. 7

    Dianne Swanson|Oct 25, 2023

    Books On Broadway, the delightful bookstore at 12 ½ W. Broadway, Williston, was started 30 years ago by Robin and Williston native Chuck Wilder. Robin was the force behind the store from its beginnings in 1993 until her passing from cancer in 2000. She moved to Williston when she married her best friend and husband, Chuck, after a lengthy career with Bell Systems. Robin and Chuck began the process of opening up their bookstore. It took lots of time and sweat. They were fascinated by the...

  • Extra Mile Day Is Set For Nov. 1

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 25, 2023

    Rick Norby, Sidney mayor, made a proclamation during the city council meeting Monday, Oct. 16. Extra Mile Day is Nov. 1, 2023. He gets an email every year asking for Sidney to join in the pledge from the Extra Mile America Foundation. Six or seven years ago, Mayor Norby decided to do it and Sidney has been joining in every year since. According to, "Extra Mile Day celebrates the capacity we each have to create positive change in families, organizations, communities, and...

  • Fairview Lighting Of The Bridge, Silver Bells Craft Show Set For Nov. 18

    Dianne Swanson|Oct 25, 2023

    Kick off your holiday shopping at the Silver Bells Craft Show Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fairview High School. Kids will be entertained by the Crafting Corner while you shop and enjoy some music. The show always features the best in the area with a variety of crafters and vendors. A highlight will be the sale of the second ornament in the Jeremy Dean collection. Spaces are available now with an Early Bird Discount of just $35 through Sept. 30. Spaces will be $40 after that date. Contact Faith Oakland by texting 406-480-1476...

  • Richland County Partnership For Promise & Anti Bullying

    Jacklyn Damm|Oct 25, 2023

    If you haven’t heard of the Richland County Partnership for Promise Coalition before, we are excited to catch you up. Founded in 1997, America’s Promise Alliance launched with a growing movement by General Colin Powell’s idea that there are five things kids need to be successful in life: Caring Adults, Safe Places, Healthy Start, Marketable Skills and an Opportunity to Serve. With these goals in mind, Richland County began its own coalition of Partnership for Promise in 1998. Jumping ahead a “few” years, we are moving on to the current n...

  • Pub Night At The MonDak Heritage Center, Oct. 27

    Nikki Bailey|Oct 25, 2023

    Tickets are now on sale at the MonDak Heritage Center for Pub Night at the MonDak on Friday, Oct. 27! Purchase your tickets before they sell out and join us for Pub Night, a fun filled evening of live music, seasonal beer tasting, food, and chances to win beer growlers & new gift shop items in ring toss and plinko! As always for the non-beer drinkers, there will be wine and punch available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the entertainment scheduled to commence at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. Pub...

  • Sunrise Women's Clinic Ribbon Cutting

    Oct 25, 2023

  • Bargain Garage Ribbon Cutting Oct. 21

    Oct 25, 2023

  • Kiwanis Fruit Pickup Oct. 28 & 29

    Dianne Swanson|Oct 25, 2023

    Sidney Kiwanis Club apples and pears will be available for pickup on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the old fire hall on 2nd St. SE, Sidney. A limited number of extra boxes have been ordered so walk-ins are welcome while they last. As of Monday, Oct. 30, fruit may be picked up at the City Hall temporary office in the old fire hall during regular business hours....

  • Anne Koch, 97, Sidney, MT, formerly of Cartwright, ND

    Oct 25, 2023

    Funeral services were Oct. 24, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Fairview, MT, with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Anne was laid to rest in the Yellowstone Point Cemetery, Cartwright, ND. Visitation was Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 from 10-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, assisted the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures were shared...

  • Sherry Viall, 66, Sidney, MT

    Oct 25, 2023

    Celebration of Life Services were Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Richard Evans officiating. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, from 10-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. A family and friends service was Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney,...

  • Vivian L. Berry, 91, Fairview, MT

    Oct 25, 2023

    Funeral services for Vivian L. Berry, 91, Fairview, MT, were at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview, MT with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 18, 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 Vivian Laverne Berry was born on Sept. 4,...

  • James O'Toole, 98, Sidney, MT

    Oct 25, 2023

    A celebration brunch was held at the Community Center in Froid, MT, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. Memorials were directed to the Froid Community Center Froid, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, assisted the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures were shared with the family at James Michael O’Toole, 98, Sidney, MT formerly of Froid, MT, passed away on Saturday Oct. 14, 2023 at the Sidney Extended Care Facility, Sidney, MT, surrounded by family....

  • Community Power Hour Focused On Recovery In Richland County

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 25, 2023

    Kayla Anderson and Brandi DeTienne of Prairie Hills Recovery spoke on substance use and what substance use and recovery looks like in Richland County during the Community Power Hour Oct. 17 at the Richland County Extension Office. Kali Godfrey, Sidney Chamber director, was able to ask the questions gathered from community members and chamber staff. Anderson is the owner of Prairie Hills Recovery. She opened its doors in 2016. DeTienne works for Anderson and has experience in the recovery...

  • Peoples Congregational Church Donates To Local Mission

    Peoples Congregational Church|Oct 25, 2023

    Peoples Congregational Church has contributed $5K to local mission needs from the church endowment fund The fund was established in 1987 and has allowed the Church to contribute over $38,000 to mission projects, nearly all in the last 10 years. Endowment Trustee Vic Gustafson presents a check for the 2023 recipients....

  • Protect Poultry Flocks From HPAI This Fall

    NDSU Agriculture Communication|Oct 25, 2023

    With the continued presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds in North Dakota, North Dakota State University Extension specialists continue to encourage biosecurity practices for bird owners of all sizes and around wild birds. North Dakota has had no positive domestic cases since April. However, with positive cases occurring currently in Canada, the risk of transmission will increase as fall migration continues. Hunters participating in fall season should be aware of the...

  • NDSU Provides Guidance For North Dakota Corn Harvest & Drying

    NDSU Agriculture Communication|Oct 25, 2023

    Variability in moisture content and maturity of corn in the fields will impact harvest decisions this season, according to Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. "There is considerable variation this year due to the challenging spring, variation in rainfall, planting date, maturity rating, and growing degree days, so it is important to check each field and even various areas in a field," says Hellevang. Normally, optimum harvest...

  • Farmer's Choice Expands to Sidney Area

    Katelyn Sponheim|Oct 25, 2023

    With the Sidney and surrounding communities bereaved of their sugar beet industry, many farmers have looked to corn and soybeans to fill the gap. To soften the learning curve, Farmer's Choice, McClusky, ND, is bringing their expertise in those products to Sidney. Duane Peters, Sidney, former Sidney Sugars agronomist, will represent Farmer's Choice in Sidney. He wants local farmers to know that "we are here to help". They have purchased the former Trans-Systems building at 1120 E. Main St. and...

  • MT Cowboy Hall Of Fame Announces 2024 Inductees

    Christy Stensland|Oct 25, 2023

    The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) has announced their 16th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana. "The Hall of Fame exists to honor those who have made an impact in their part of the state and represent Montana's authentic Western heritage for future generations,"...

  • Fall Weed Management

    Marley Voll|Oct 25, 2023

    By Marley Voll, Richland county extension agent. As harvest wraps up it is time to consider your fall weed management plan. There are many factors to consider including what your next crop will be, what weeds you are targeting, and what your crop rotation is. During the fall, winter annual weeds like cheatgrass, tansy mustard, and marestail germinate and begin growing. A study out of NDSU found that early rosette is when marestail control is most effective. The rosette stage can often be found in fields in late September and early October...

  • Take Precautions Against Toxicity Of Sorghum Forages

    NDSU Extension and Ag Research News|Oct 25, 2023

    Temperatures are trending down across the Northern Plains and will fluctuate up and down as we head closer to winter. These temperature fluctuations cause stress on sorghum plants, which can lead to toxicity issues for livestock. "The sorghum family of plants contains hydrocyanic acid (prussic acid) attached to a molecule of dhurrin," says James Rogers, North Dakota State University Extension forage systems specialist. "The dhurrin molecule releases prussic acid when the plant is stressed....

  • Fall Grazing Use Influences Spring Forage Production

    NDSU Extension and Ag Research News|Oct 25, 2023

    Monitoring grazing use in the fall has the potential to significantly impact 2024 forage production. North Dakota State University Extension has found that heavy grazing use in the fall can reduce forage production the following growing season by over 50%. "As we transition into fall, it can be tempting to keep cattle on pasture longer to stretch feed resources," says Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist. "However, this decision can have long-term...

  • Proper Maintenance Can Prevent Combine Fires; Farmers Should Take Steps To Minimize The Risk

    NDSU Agriculture Communication|Oct 25, 2023

    Soybean harvest is in full swing across North Dakota, with field corn and sunflowers to follow. Weather conditions have been very warm and mostly dry, with a few intermittent showers across the state to shut down harvest progress for a few days. Angie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension farm and ranch safety coordinator, urges farmers to use any breaks in harvest for necessary maintenance that can help prevent equipment failures and fires. "Equipment fires, specifically combine...

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