Articles from the February 26, 2014 edition

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  • Boys & Girls Club Annual Dinner & Auction March 15

    Feb 26, 2014

    The Boys and Girls Club of Richland County will host its annual dinner and auction Saturday, March 15 at the Richland County Fair Event Center beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner, catered by the Ranger Lounge, Casino and Eatery, will feature Mike's famous chicken fried steak and roast beef with all the trimmings. Special appetizers will also be served beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the Boys and Girls Club or from any board member for only $30 each or $55 for two. In the spirit of St. Patric...

  • Jay Owenhouse "The Authentic Illusionist" in Dare to Believe!

    Feb 26, 2014

    The phenomenal touring Owenhouse show breaks new ground across the nation with a brand new, elaborate stage show called “Dare To Believe” A mind boggling, spell-binding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Jay’s new show is a theatrical event where audiences not only witness the magic they experience it! You’ll see audience members: Get Sawed in Half! Disappear! And Predict the Future! The show also features Jay’s New Bengal Tigers Shekinah-A Royal White Tiger and her sister Sheena a Beautiful orange Bengal! Owenhouse...

  • Speaking up at the Annual Community Conference Promotes Changes in the County

    Julie Brodhead|Feb 26, 2014

    The Richland County DUI Task Force was established in 2004 but was included into the Richland County Injury Prevention team in 2005 following the first Community Conference. The community indicated that, due to statistics showing that “unintentional injury” was the #1 cause of death in Montana and #3 in Richland County, action needed to be taken. Both the team and the task force represent a diverse cross-section of the community including citizens, government officials, law enforcement, health professionals, prevention and treatment spe...

  • Sidney Plane Folks Indoor Fun Fly and Static Show

    Feb 26, 2014

    The Sidney Plane Folks Indoor Fun Fly and Static Show will take place March 2 from 9am to 3 pm at the Richland County Fair Event Center. Come and enjoy looking at Radio Control model aircraft. There will be many to look at… Free to the public. The Static Show will include aircraft of all sizes and makes. No entry fee for models to be entered in the show. There is also no limit on the class; they may be Electric, Gas or Glow fuel powered. There will be judging by the public and club membership for Pilots’ Choice and Peoples’ Choice. It is a Fun...

  • Sidney Health Center Upgrades to a 160-Slice CT Scanner

    Rita Steinbeisser|Feb 26, 2014

    Sidney Health Center recently installed a new CT system that will offer patients the highest level of image quality with advanced technologies to reduce radiation dose. The Toshiba Aquillion Prime 160 multi-detector CT system is designed to lower radiation, make exams more comfortable and safer for patients while providing the information required for diagnosis. "We are thrilled to be offering the most advanced CT technology available to the residents of the MonDak region," stated Linda...

  • Richland County Cenntenial Coming in June

    Feb 26, 2014

    Plans are being finalized for the Richland County Centennial celebration which will take place June 13-15, 2014 in Sidney, Mont. The fun filled weekend will be chock full of events for everyone from 1 to 101. Friday’s events include community walks, historical drives, building tours, a children’s street fair on the library lawn and the famous Kiwanis Pie Social. Afternoon and evening activities will take place at the Richland County Fairgrounds with day stage entertainment, lots of great children’s activities, an airplane ball drop, a free barb...

  • Child Find/Developmental Screening

    Feb 26, 2014

    There will be a child find/developmental screening in Sidney at Central School (200 3rd Ave. SE) on March 10 (Monday) and March 11 (Tuesday) from 2:30–7:30 PM and on March 24 (Monday) and March 25 (Tuesday) from 2:30-7:30 PM. To have your child included in the screening, appointments are necessary and will be taken by calling the Administration Office at 433-4080 during school hours. You are encouraged to bring your child even if they attended last year. The screening is provided at no cost as a public service of the Sidney Public Schools. F...

  • Oilers Hockey Action

    Feb 26, 2014

    Watford City's Dalton Wright #14 attempts to score on a pass from Ted Ramage against Walsh County. The Oilers defeated Walsh County 5-2 in their last league game of the season. Next action for the Oilers will be at the NDAHA State Tournament in Crosby Feb. 27- March 1. (Photo by Kathy Taylor)...

  • Agnes "Dollie" Lam, 65, Sidney, MT

    Feb 26, 2014

    Agnes “ Dollie” Lam, 65, died at her home in Sidney, MT on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Family greeted friends at Fulkerson Memorial Chapel on Saturday, February 22 from 2 pm until 4 pm and again from 6 pm until 8 pm. Funeral services will be held in Ligonier, PA and interment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Crop Insurance Deadline Approaching for Producers

    Jim Rickman|Feb 26, 2014

    The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming that the spring sales closing date is March 15. The spring sales closing and cancellation date applies to spring planted crops, and is also the deadline for producers to notify their agent if they have planted winter wheat in a county with only spring wheat coverage. There are also important changes for organic producers this year. The five percent surcharge for all acreage insured under organic farming practices has been removed and a...

  • Heather McDonald named to Dean's List at Arizona State University

    Feb 26, 2014

    Heather Mcdonald of Sidney, MT received academic honors from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University by making the University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Dean’s List. A notation regarding Dean’s List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript. Arizona State University is one of the nation’s leading public research universities and is ranked am...

  • Shopping Spree Winner

    Feb 26, 2014

    Assistant manager Loren Kutzler helps Ilene Stanford of Savage fill her cart with $150 in Western Family products during her shopping spree last Friday. Stanford was the lucky winner of the 2 minute shopping spree during Reynolds Market Grand Opening....

  • "Favorite Dip" Recipe Swap at the Library

    Laura Kowatch|Feb 26, 2014

    Vegetable dip! Fruit dip! Cheese dip! Bean dip! Each month the library hosts a recipe swap. The swap gives community members a chance to show off their favorite recipe, try others’ recipes, and bring new recipes home. Along with trying new recipes, participants get to meet new people and share food with old friends. The Library will be hosting its March recipe swap on Saturday, March 1st at 2 p.m. The theme for the March Swap will be different types of dips. To participate, simply make your favorite dip and bring it to the library, along w...

  • New Online Class Available for Parenting

    Nicole Hackley|Feb 26, 2014

    This new curriculum, titled Children in Between, is a co-parenting program for divorcing and separating parents. It gives both parents effective strategies to remain calm, make wise decisions, and help children with their adjustment during the parent’s separation or divorce. Children often are often placed in difficult situations between their parents, such as carrying messages from one parent to the other, hearing put-downs from one parent about the other, money problems, questions from one parent about the other, and long-distance p...

  • K9 Donation

    Feb 26, 2014

    William Van Hook, right, of Exploration Drilling presents a check to officer Alex Roselles of the Sidney Police Department to help fund the K9 program. Officer Roselles and his dog will be leaving in April for training for patrol and narcotics and should be effectively on duty by June. Donations are still needed for the program and can be made at the Law and Justice Center, Stockman Bank or City Hall. For more information, call 406-433-6846....

  • Pinning Combination

    Feb 26, 2014

    Christian Dean gets a pin against his Great Falls opponent at the Choteau Duals last weekend. (Photo by Kari Jones)...

  • Sidney Basketball Action

    Feb 26, 2014

    The Eagles played in Hardin last Saturday. The girls won 57-53 and the boys lost 63-62. The Eagles head to divisionals at the Metra in Billings on Thursday. The girls play Hardin at 2 p.m. and the boys play Hardin at 4 p.m....

  • Sidney Wrestling Action

    Feb 26, 2014

    The Sidney Wrestling Club had a busy weekend with events taking place in Poplar, Great Falls, Choteau, and Butte. Twenty eight wrestlers in grades 5 through 8 from the Sidney Wrestling Club as well as a few wrestlers from Circle and Wolf Point traveled west to participate in a weekend of dual and individual tournaments. Wrestlers were: Krayle Stormer (Circle), Kade Graves, Jordan Darby, Kadin LeFors, Logan Ullmer, Riley Waters, Brodey Skogen, Christian Dean, Matthew DeWitt (Wolf Point), Everett...

  • Sidney Gymnasts Compete in Jamestown

    Feb 26, 2014

    Sidney Gymnastics Competition Team traveled to Jamestown, ND on February 22 & 23rd and competed at the 2014 Optimist Winter Escape. Individual scores are as follows. Level 3 Liliana Johnson – Vault 9.15, Bars 8.75, Beam 8.45, Floor 8.8, AA 35.15 Brielle Gorder – Vault 9.05, Bars 7.8, Beam 8.6, Floor 8.975, AA 34.425 Becca Deming – Vault 9.0, Bars 8.5, Beam 9.1, Floor 8.85, AA 35.45 Cheyenne Christian – Vault 8.8, Bars 8.7, Beam 9.05, Floor 9.175, AA 35.725 Brianna Dingfelder – Vault 8.85, Bar...

  • Did You Know about the Richland County Nutrition Coalition?

    Ludmila Keller|Feb 26, 2014

    The Richland County Nutrition Coalition was formed to educate the local community on healthy eating in a fun way. The coalition consists of representatives of the Richland County Health Department, Richland County Extension, Sidney Health Center and community members. Since its formation, the Richland County Nutrition Coalition has organized a variety of fun and educational programs/activities, including snack drives, Tasty Fork (restaurant program), and school projects. More recently, the...

  • 30th Anniversary Meet

    Feb 26, 2014

    On Saturday, Feb.22, The Sidney Tendo Tae Kwan Do School hosted a meet with the Williston Tae Kwan Do and Judo Academy at the Sidney School, 117 N. Centra to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Sidney School. Competition in forms and sparring were held. The results in forms divisions are follows. In the Adult green belt division, 1st place – Julie Keelin, 2nd place- Brian Rieley. In the 11-12 year old orange belt division, 1st place- Maci Paine, 2nd place- Kearyn Woodwald, 3rd place- A...

  • QEP Resources Helps To Offset Impacts Of The Oil Boom Faced By Smaller Communities

    Tie Shank|Feb 26, 2014

    QEP Resources is a leading independent energy company focused on the exploration, gathering, processing and marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil. Headquartered in Denver, CO., they're focused in two major regions: the Northern Region (primarily in the Rockies and the Williston Basin) and the Southern Region (primarily Oklahoma, Permian Basin in west Texas, and Louisiana) of the United States. QEP employs approximately 1,000 people throughout 8 states and is an S&P 500 memb...

  • Richland County Conservation District, Cost Share Applications and Tree Sales

    Julie Goss|Feb 26, 2014

    Applications for the Richland County Conservation District Cost Share program will be accepted through March 7, 2014. The cost share program provides financial assistance for natural resource improvements within Richland County. The program is available to any private sector landowner on property in Richland County. Projects must be on the ground and follow the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) designs standards and specifications where applicable. Cost share assistance is 50% of the cost recommended on the NRCS cost list and is...

  • Richland Co. Baseball Sign Ups

    Feb 26, 2014

    Richland County Baseball will be doing another round of sign ups in the Sidney High School main hallway on March 3rd, 4th, and 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Forms are also available online at