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  • Brodie Gorder Memorial Wrestling Duels & Invitational This Week

    Jaymi Mozeak|Mar 9, 2022

    This year, March 12 and 13 is the 6th Annual Brodie Gorder Memorial Iron Eagle Open Wrestling Duels and Invitational. The competition is to raise funds for the Brodie Gorder Memorial Project, a non-profit that provides grants and scholarships for the benefit of the youth of Richland County as well as promote wrestling as a sport and ATV safety awareness. Brodie Gorder lived on his family’s ranch along the Yellowstone River with his five brothers and sisters. He was a 4-H member but he loved wrestling and put on a singlet for the first time a...

  • North Dakota Supreme Court Comes To Alexander High School, March 22

    Amber Severson|Mar 9, 2022

    Justices of the North Dakota Supreme Court will visit Alexander High School March 22 as part of its Taking the Courts to School program. While at the school, justices will visit classrooms, eat lunch with students, hold oral arguments, and have a question and answer session after the argument about the process of the case. The Court will also meet with Alexander's Mock Trial team. Taking the Court to Schools is one of the North Dakota Supreme Court's education outreach programs. The program...

  • Bismarck Bucks IFL Team Holds Scrimmage at Rough Rider Center

    Mar 9, 2022

    The Bismarck Bucks Indoor Football League team held a scrimmage at the Rough Rider Center, Watford City, on March 4. The scrimmage followed the Bucks training camp Feb. 24 - March 4. The Bucks have held their camp at the Rough Rider Center for the past two years and intend to return next year. The team has been grateful for the hospitality they have seen while practicing here. "We love being here. We appreciate all the support we have gotten," said Bucks VP of Operations Heidi Ripplinger. In...

  • Sidney Wrestling Club To Co-Host Montana State AAU Tournament

    Mar 9, 2022

    The Sidney Wrestling Club will co-host the Montana State AAU Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament with the Huntley Project Wrestling Club. The tournament will take place March 18-20 at Metra Park, Billings. Both boys and girls will be competing in age groups:Tots through Elite. Hosting the state tournament is decided through a bid process. All of the wrestling clubs that participate in the state AAU convention vote on bid packages submitted by the clubs interested in putting on the tournament. The host clubs handle all planning and logistics...

  • Fairview, Froid/Med. Lake Advance to State Class C Basketball Tourney

    Mar 9, 2022

    MHSA Eastern C Divisional Basketball Tournament was held in Sidney last week. The top 2 teams will advance to the state tournament in Great Falls March 9-12. Placing for the boys were Froid/Med. Lake – 1st and Fairview – 2nd. Placing for the girls were Plentywood – 1st. Scobey will face North Country in a challenge game for 2nd. For the boys, Fairview will play Manhattan Christian Wednesday at 3 p.m. and Froid/Med. Lake will play Roy-Winifred Wednesday at 6 p.m. For the girls, the winner of th...

  • Northeastern Arts Network Season Finale March 11

    Jill Dostert Wagner|Mar 9, 2022

    Enjoy a fantastic night of music on Friday, March 11. John Roberts Y Pan Blanco is an original sound ensemble that is designed to make the audience move. They are melding high energy, danceable Funk, African and Salsa grooves with blistering instrumental solos, all aimed at sharing musical diversity with the audience. With an incredibly energetic band of high-level musicians, John Roberts brings many years of national and international touring, recording and performing experiences to this...

  • Red Cross Blood Drive, Sidney, March 22

    Mar 9, 2022

    There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 22, from 12-6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE, Sidney. Advance appointments are strongly recommended, as there is limited availability for walk-ins. Please call 406-868-0911 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. Facemasks are required. Red Cross has resumed testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time....

  • Montana PSC Meeting April 18

    Mar 9, 2022

    The Montana Public Service Commission has scheduled a Montana Dakota Utilities hearing for 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 18 at the Richland County Extension office, 1499 N. Central Ave....

  • National Groundwater Awareness Week, An Initiative Created By The National Ground Water Association, Is Slated For March 6-12

    Heather Luinstra|Mar 9, 2022

    #GWAW serves as an annual reminder for water well owners to test, tend, and treat their private water systems. The National Groundwater Association, along with state and local water quality advocates encourage annual inspections and testing of private water systems to ensure systems are operating correctly and producing safe and healthy water. How can you help? Practice Groundwater Awareness Week in your home by using the following tips: • Schedule your annual checkup on your water well. A properly constructed and maintained household-supply we...

  • Davis Recognized As Extended Care Resident Of The Year

    Toni Zieske|Mar 9, 2022

    Sidney - Sidney Health Center Extended Care recently named Billie "Snoball" Davis the 2021 Resident of the Year. Billie, better known as Snoball, was honored at a celebration on Thursday, Feb. 24 in the dining room at Extended Care. Family, friends and staff gathered to celebrate the occasion with a brief program including a cake in his honor and refreshments. Snoball has called Extended Care his home for more than 13 years. Not a lot of information about Snoball's early years is known, but he...

  • Ranger Squirts Undefeated

    Mar 9, 2022

    Richland Ranger Squirts went to Minot, ND this past weekend for the "Squirt Tournament of Champions". The Squirts had some tough competition throughout their 5 games but were able to bring home 5 wins and 1st place! Pictured are, back, Coach Justin Collins, Kroy Clausen, Aiden Alexander, Coach Tony Maurer; middle, Lohgan Letherman, Kale Averett and Cooper Thiel; front, Joseph Carey, Henry Maurer, Aiden Collins and Braden LeMay. (Photo submitted by Brenda Filler)...

  • MathCounts Competition Held Feb. 17

    Marie Holler|Mar 9, 2022

    A group of about ten 7th and 8th grade Middle Schoolers competed in the MathCounts online competition for the Eastern Chapter on Feb. 17. The Chapter includes towns such as Glendive, Glasgow, Lustre, Savage, and many others on this side of the State. It is put on by montanamathcounts.org a company that is fostering the love of math through projects and problem-solving. Only the top 25% are eligible to move on to the State competition. Sidney Middle School secured 3 of the 7 spots; a big congratulations go to Avé Norby, Morgan Kindopp, and...

  • Kids In The Kitchen

    Carol Kunnerup|Mar 9, 2022

    Bringing your kids into the kitchen to make healthy meals and snacks is one way to support their learning and growth, plus have a little fun. Kids can learn safety around kitchen technology, the stove, oven and knives under adult supervision. Food preparation and safety are keys to healthy meals. Karen Fifield, Michigan State University Extension, writes in the article Kids in the Kitchen, “these topics can be discussed and be passed from generation to generation: where does it (food) come from, how do we prepare and cook it, what is safe a...

  • The National Groundwater Awareness Week

    Heather Luinstra|Mar 9, 2022

    The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) recommends well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrates, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: • There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination source • The well has a history of bacterial contamination • The septic system has recently malfunctioned • Family members or house guests have recurrent inciden...

  • Grasshopper Workshop Set For March 29 In Sidney

    Beth Redlin|Mar 9, 2022

    Oh no! Here we go again! After eastern Montana and western North Dakota farmers and ranchers endured the second largest grasshopper outbreak of the last 35 years in 2021, they're naturally nervous about what may be coming next, particularly given persistent drought in the region. And it appears everyone is rightfully on edge. Annual grasshopper surveys taken last fall by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) indicate another bad year for grasshoppers, with more than 20...

  • The MonDak Heritage Center Announces "Perspectives In Nature" – Works In Oil & Photography By Jennifer And Brian Matthews

    Joe Bradley|Mar 9, 2022

    The MonDak Heritage Center announces "Perspectives in Nature" – Works in Oil & Photography by Jennifer and Brian Matthews on display through April 20 at the MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave SE, Sidney. Wife and husband duo, Jennifer and Brian Matthews travel throughout North Dakota and surrounding states capturing the beauty of the natural world. Nature and wildlife is the focus of both artists, but each discovers a unique point of view that tells different stories. Often their work is the r...

  • 2022 McKenzie County Spelling Bee Results

    Carol Kieson|Mar 9, 2022

    After a year hiatus, due to COVD-19, McKenzie County resumed it's annual spelling bee under the direction of Carol Kieson, McKenzie County Supt. of Schools. The competition was held Wednesday, Feb.23 at Alexander Public School, hosted by Superintendent Leslie Bieber and her staff. County schools that participated were Johnson Corners Christian Academy, Mandaree Public School, Alexander Public School, East Fairview Elementary School, Badlands Elementary, Fox Hills Elementary, and Watford City...

  • One Time Opportunity To Submit Requests For Permanent Water Right Acres

    Anna Dragseth|Mar 9, 2022

    The Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project is offering a one-time opportunity to landowners to submit a written request for the possibility to irrigate new irrigable acres located within the existing boundaries of Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District #1 And #2. If approved these acres would become permanently taxed and part of a permanent water right. “This gives progressive irrigators the chance to irrigate a field that they have always wanted to irrigate and were not able to before,” explained LYIP Project Manager, James Brower. New land wil...

  • Junior High State Wrestling Results

    Nick Lonski|Mar 9, 2022

    Eli Lonski, 1st Place Rylan McGahan, DNP Bodee Bright, 4th Place Tyson Syth, DNP Carson Propp, DNP Brenner Mullin, 2nd Place Kash Mullin, DNP Brody Keysor, 1st Place Aaron Schmitz, DNP Ty Schepens, 3rd Place Diego Fritts, DNP Thor Fulgham, DNP Kira McGhee, 5th Place Kiley McGhee, DNP Aiyana Kirn, 2nd Place Hazel Foss, 1st Place Max Kleinke, 1st Place Amairah Kirn, 4th Place Jason Sorteburg, 2nd Place...

  • Cornerstone Bank Grows Insurance Team

    Joline Hurst|Mar 9, 2022

    Erica Bohn has joined Cornerstone Insurance Services as an Insurance Agent in Watford City. She holds her licensing in property and casualty insurance. Bohn says, "I became an insurance agent to help people navigate their insurance needs and provide them with peace of mind. It is my goal to help clients understand their insurance policies and provide them with the coverage they need. McKenzie County is so special and close to my heart, I look forward to serving this community!" Originally, from...

  • WCHS Wrestler Hayes Captures NDHSA Heavyweight Championship

    Mar 9, 2022

    Nivon Hayes, Watford City High School, captured the North Dakota High School Wrestling Association's heavyweight title at the Fargodome. This was the first time the Wolves have had a champion since joining Class A. Hayes is a junior at Watford City High School in his second year of wrestling. Last year, he was only able to win two matches, but he stays in shape throwing the discus in track and playing football for the Wolves. He came into the tournament with a 23-12 ranking. He first pinned...

  • MonDak Ag Days Annual Event

    Mar 9, 2022

    MonDak Ag Days closed out their annual event with a banquet held Friday, March 4 at the Richland County Event Center. A prime rib dinner was served. Assisting with the banquet were the Sidney FFA chapter members shown (L to R): Advisor Kelly Alvstad, Allison Thiel, Corey Christensen, Rhett Rossol, Beau Rindahl, Victor Hoolsema, and Rafe Fulgham....

  • MFU Scholarships Deadline March 15

    Montana Farmers Unio|Mar 9, 2022

    GREAT FALLS – The deadline for Montana Farmers Union scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 is fast approaching. Students have until March 15 to submit their application for the Bud Daniels Memorial Scholarship, the John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship, the MFU Scholarship, and the County Scholarships. A single application can be submitted for all the scholarships. MFU’s website also has information about the Stanley Moore Scholarship, a $1,500 scholarship offered by the Farmers Union Industries Foundation. The longstanding scholarships are...

  • Greg L. Zadow, 72, Sidney, MT

    Mar 9, 2022

    A celebration of life for Greg L. Zadow, 72, Sidney, MT, is at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at V.F.W. Hall, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Greg passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at his home in Sidney, MT....

  • Montana AmeriCorps Embodies Service on Common Ground at 13th Annual ServeMontana Symposium

    Alyssa Mathieu|Mar 9, 2022

    Helena, MT – AmeriCorps State and Nationa, AmeriCorps VISTA, and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members form across Montana are convened at Carroll College for the 13th Annual ServeMontana Symposium March 9-11. Hosted by the Governor’s Office of Community Service, ServeMontana, the event brings together 2.50 ,e,bers from across ontana for training. Resources, and networking. This year’s theme, “Montana AmeriCorps: Service on Common Ground” inspires members to come together in service, shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors...

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