Articles from the March 2, 2016 edition


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  • MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show in Sidney This Week

    Meagan Dotson|Mar 2, 2016

    The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show, Thursday March 3rd and Friday March 4th, will hold educational sessions at the Richland County Event Center featuring the latest and greatest information and developments for Agricultural producers. Topics on Thursday include UAV/Drone usage in crop production, cover crops, Glyphosate Resistant Marestail, GMOs, sugar beet disease, optimum sugar beet health strategies, and sugar beet weed control, beginning at 9:00am. The afternoon educational sessions held on M...

  • J+C Offers Quality, Hand-Crafted Products Made Locally

    Meagan Dotson|Mar 2, 2016

    Chris Entzel began making skin and hair care products at the end of 2014 by making breastmilk lotion as a way to treat her families' sensitive skin issues. Eventually, she began looking for ways to make an alternative lotion that would be equally effective and discovered all of the beneficial qualities of coconut oil, cocoa butter, argon oil, vitamin E oil, grapeseed oil, and raw shea butter. After increasing interest and the support of her family and friends, she saw it not only as a way to...

  • Proposed SID Was Presented To Land Owners In B&B Minor, Wagon Wheel Subdivision, And The Wilkinson Subdivision On Feb. 24th

    Meagan Dotson|Mar 2, 2016

    The City of Sidney and Interstate Engineering held a public scoping meeting from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 24 at the Richland County Extension Office. The purpose of the informational session was to inform residents about the Proposed Special Improvement District (SID) to B & B Minor, Wagon Wheel Village, and the Wilkinson Subdivision and to gather public opinion on whether or not to proceed with the project. Interstate Engineering was hired by the city to develop an assessment of...

  • Tractors, Trucks and Horses Take Over Sidney High School For National FFA WEEK

    Ted Fulgham|Mar 2, 2016

    The following students and staff members drove tractors, farm trucks or rode horse to Sidney High School for National FFA Week! Casey Christensen, Sierra Osborne, Kyle Topp, Jorge Bell, Travis Rogers, Gavin Clifton, Jordan Sturgis, Joe Mindt and Lane Obergfell. Staff member Mrs. Strupp rode her horses. FFA appreciated the support of local business Tri County Implement and the staff members and students at Sidney High School during National FFA week....

  • Fred Arndt, 73, Fairview, MT

    Mar 2, 2016

    Funeral services for Fred Arndt, 73, of Fairview, MT were held at 2 p.m., Fri., Feb. 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview with Pastor Roberta Pierce officiating. Cremation followed services under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkerson.com. Fred died on Mon., Feb. 22, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, MT....

  • Paul Haney, 70, Williston, ND

    Mar 2, 2016

    Funeral services for Paul Haney, age 70, of Williston, ND were held at 11 a.m. Mon., Feb. 29, 2016 at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Williston, NE. Pastor Richard Evans officiated with the burial held at Hillside Cemetery. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared at www.fulkersons.com. Paul died Wed., Feb. 24, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Williston, ND....

  • Ethel A. Christianson, 88, Sidney, MT

    Mar 2, 2016

    Mass of the Christian Burial for Ethel A. Christianson, 88, Sidney is at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Jim O’Neil as presider. Wake services are at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney. Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT, under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Ethel died on Sunday afternoon, Feb...

  • Foundation For Community Care Partners With The Lodge For A Spring Apron Fashion Show And Fundraiser

    Gina Heckey|Mar 2, 2016

    The Lodge is proud to present “Out of the Kitchen & On to the Runway”, a Spring Apron Fashion Show and Fundraiser. Beautiful aprons, handmade, store-bought, and vintage, will be included in a fashion show on Sat., April 9, 2016 at Pella Lutheran Church. The money raised from this event goes to The Lodge Kitchen Fund to help purchase new ovens and other essential kitchen equipment. Donations are essential in replacing this equipment, so the cost of replacement does not get passed on to residents at the Lodge. Your ticket includes a won...

  • Grief Recovery Method Group In Sidney

    Sheridan Martin|Mar 2, 2016

    On Wed., March 2, at the Lonsdale Methodist Church, the first session of an 8-week grief recovery program will be held. This will be the fifth group led by Deb Prevost over the last two years, along with her colleagues Sister Regina Murray, Sister Rita Rauschendorfer and Petrea Martin. Deb Prevost is a grief recovery specialist and was trained in Billings, MT. She has gone through a lot of loss, and when one of her closest friends died, she went and got some help for herself. Prevost went to a...

  • Foundation For Community Care Now Accepting 2016 Grant Applications

    Gina Heckey|Mar 2, 2016

    In May the Foundation for Community Care’s volunteer Board of Directors will provide financial support for local healthcare. Each year the Foundation is able to offer grants by distributing a portion of the earnings from its Endowment Fund. Ensuring the Continuance & Quality of Local Healthcare Services is the mission of the Foundation for Community Care. “Each year, we strive to achieve that goal”, stated Gina Heckey, executive director. “We are extremely fortunate to have great quality healthcare in our area and by providing grants for hea...

  • Mrs. Montana Speaks On Suicide Prevention At Sidney High School

    Sheridan Martin|Mar 2, 2016
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    Sara Dukart, 2016 Mrs. Montana, reached out to Sidney High School to share her personal story on suicide and to discuss suicide prevention. H.O.P.E. is the platform for her suicide prevention outreach, and stands for "Hold on, pain ends." Her goal is to create a world without suicide and to provide the message that there is always hope. Dukart's personal message begins when she was born into foster care. Later in childhood, she was adopted into a good home. "Even though I was in a good home, I...

  • Watford City Lions Seek Sponsors for Easter Egg Hunt

    Jan Dodge|Mar 2, 2016

    Traditionally the Watford City Lions Club has sponsored the Easter Egg Hunt for young children on the Saturday before Easter Sunday. We are planning to continue that tradition and could use your help! This has been a fun event for children ages 0 - 9 years old, where they have been able to come to the Good Shepherd Home Lawn and pick Easter Eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, do face painting, and each receive a goodie bag as well. It has always been well received by the children, parents and particularly great entertainment to the residents of the Go...

  • Farm Bureau Members Work On Agricultural Advocacy, Issues In D.C.

    The Ag News Wire|Mar 2, 2016

    Members of Montana Farm Bureau traveled to Washington, D.C. for the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee Meetings and Agricultural Advocacy Conference. The meetings, held February 22-25, centered around topics of importance to farmers and ranchers. MFBF members were appointed to serve on five of the 15 committees. Turk Stovall, a rancher from Billings serving on the Animal Care Committee, talked about challenges of the initiative of turning buffalo out onto the rangeland. "I explained...

  • The 35th Annual Quilt Show Is Now On Display At The MonDak Heritage Center

    MonDak Heritage Center|Mar 2, 2016

    New this year is the addition of needle-work. Stop in to view the show Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m, and Saturdays, 1-4pm. The show is open now through March 12. On March 12 from 1-4 p.m, we will have an open house to showcase the beautiful works of art. Special thank you to Luanne Williams and Bill Forrester who helped to hang the quilts and needle work!...

  • Foundation Expands Scholarship Opportunity

    Gina Heckey|Mar 2, 2016

    Applications are now available for two scholarship programs offered by the Foundation for Community Care for new and continuing college students in the 2016-2017 academic year. The first program offered by the Foundation board of directors is the annual Healthcare Scholarship program. Richland County and surrounding area residents pursuing an education in a healthcare field who intend to live and work in the area are encouraged to apply for funding. “We want to encourage local individuals to pursue careers in healthcare and stay here or return...

  • Best Beginnings Coalition Hosts Hospitality Rooms

    Cristin Henson|Mar 2, 2016

    The Richland County Best Beginnings Coalition will be hosting a Hospitality Room at each of the upcoming early childhood development screenings around our county. The Hospitality Room will be located in the waiting area for the screening at each location. Snacks and water will be available for children and parents. The Best Beginnings Coalition will also offer coloring activities and fun treats for kids, as well as bags of resources and pertinent area information for parents of young children. The Best Beginnings Coalition is dedicated to...

  • Crop Insurance Deadline Nears In Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, And Wyoming

    Eric Bashore|Mar 2, 2016

    Producers with spring-seeded crops need to make insurance decisions soon. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming producers the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage on spring crops is March 15. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the March 15 sales closing date to do so. Producers who planted winter wheat in a county with only spring wheat coverage must notify their crop insurance agent by March 15. Crop insurance provides p...

  • MT Producers And Dept. Of Agriculture To Host Inbound Australian Beef Cattle Trade Mission

    Jayson O Neill|Mar 2, 2016

    Montana cattle producers and the Montana Department of Agriculture will be hosting an inbound Australian beef cattle trade mission for six days starting on March 10. The trade mission will work to maintain the strong relationship between Australian and Montanan beef producers, particularly with Montana’s high-quality beef genetic seedstock. “We had a productive trade mission attending the Beef Australia trade show two years ago and piqued their interest in Montana’s high-quality beef seedstock. This is an opportunity to show them our quality fi...

  • Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for Class of 2016

    Ariel Overstreet-Atkins|Mar 2, 2016

    The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2016 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year the MCHF & WHC honors living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana’s western heritage. “In order to identify those in Montana’s communities who are most deserving of inclusion in the Hall of Fame, we need people across the state to get involved in our nomination process,” said Christy Stensland, executive director of the MCHF & WHC. “Nomina...

  • Groundwater Awareness Week: March 6-12

    Heather Luinstra|Mar 2, 2016

    “Time to schedule your annual water well checkup!” Just as you check your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally, spring is a good season to have an annual water well checkup before the peak water use season begins, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). Why is it a good idea to have my water well checked annually? An annual checkup by a qualified water well contractor is the best way to ensure problem-free service and quality water. Also, preventative maintenance usually is less costly than emergency mai...

  • Passport Fairs Coming To Eastern Montana Post Offices

    Peter Nowacki|Mar 2, 2016

    To assist those traveling out-of-the-country for business or pleasure, five Eastern Montana Post Offices will host Passport Fairs in March. All Passport Fairs are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Locations and phone numbers for appointments are as follows: March 1 -- Forsyth Post Office, 216 N. 10th Ave., 406-356-7761 March 8 -- Glasgow Post Office, 605 2nd Ave. S., 406-228-4342 March 15 -- Sidney Post Office, 101 W. Holly St., 406-482-2107 March 18 -- Culbertson Post Office, 21 3rd St. E., 406-787-5243 March 22 – Plentywood Post Office, 302 N. Main St., 4...

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Mar 2, 2016

    Private Pesticide License Trainings This week, Feb. 29 through March 4, those with expiring North Dakota private pesticide applicator license will be receiving a letter from the Extension Office reminding you that you are due to be recertified. During the KUMV Farm and Ranch Show held March 15 and 16 we will be doing pesticides on the first day. In past years this training was always held on the second day, but we will be switching the date this year to the first day, Tue., March 15, from 9:30...

  • Gem City Motors Receives Employer Of Choice Award

    Mar 2, 2016

    Pictured front (L-R) are comptroller Marlee Leuenberger, Sidney Chamber Kristen Kennedy, Sidney Richland County Librarian, Kelly Reisig, general manager Wayne Nentwig, finance manager Martha Burgett, accounts payable Caroline Bronowski, accounts payable Cathy Blackwell. Back (L-R) sales manager Nate Creek and sales consultant Derek Nentwig. Gem City Motors is the recipient of the Employer of Choice Award from the Sidney Job Service Employer Committee which recogonized this business. The Sidney...

  • Check Out The New Self-Checkout Lanes At Reynolds Market

    Libby Berndt|Mar 2, 2016

    Reynolds Market in Sidney introduced fast lane self-checkouts to Richland County Feb. 17. Four checkout locations have been added giving customers the convenience when they want it. Self-checkout is simple to use, but if a problem does occur a Reynolds Market attendant is always there to assist the customer or answer any questions. Reynolds Market is known for its great customer service and this hasn't changed. Reynolds continues with full service checkstands, providing bag and carryout to...

  • Mondak API Strikes Again!

    Michelle Seadeek|Mar 2, 2016

    During the February 17th meeting, Mondak API President Terry Williams presented the Richland County Boys & Girls Club with an $11,000 check for the building fund. Mondak API has been a longtime supporter of the Club with over $125,000 donated to the building fund campaign. CEO Elaine Stedman and Michele Seadeek, Development Director from Boys & Girls Club of Richland County accepted this donation and spoke to the group about the growth the Club has seen this year. "Our Club has had about a 30%...

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