Articles from the March 29, 2023 edition

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  • Watford City Municipal Airport Recognized As North Dakota General Aviation Airport Of The Year

    Meagan Dotson|Mar 29, 2023

    Watford City Municipal Airport was recognized as the 2022 General Aviation Airport of the Year by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the North Dakota Aviation Association. The airport attained this award for building a new runway and parallel taxiway, installing new runway lighting and instrument approach procedures. These projects were started in 2020 and completed in 2021. The airport closed for six months in order to tear out the existing runway and install a new...

  • Construction On Fairview-West Project To Begin

    Jaymi Mozeak|Mar 29, 2023

    After eight years of planning, the Fairview-West project is set to break ground this week. According to the Montana Department of Transportation's website,, the Fairview West project is a locally driven effort to reduce crashes by improving a segment of Highway 201 (MT 201) west of Fairview. The project will cost just over $34 million. It will reconstruct six miles of roadway, including two miles of new alignment north of the Fairview Airport, to improve safety while alleviating...

  • Not Guilty Plea in Embezzlement Case

    Jaymi Mozeak|Mar 29, 2023

    Samantha Berry, Savage Sunrise Manor former administrator, who is being charged with embezzling over $30K from the business, was scheduled for an omnibus hearing Monday, March 13 to update details about the case. Berry’s first day in court was Monday, Jan. 30. She had plead not guilty but did not have representation at the time. She did acquire Shannon Sweeney, a licensed attorney in Montana and Arizona, as representation and they were able to provide the information required before the hearing date and it was canceled. Berry is keeping her p...

  • Rough Rider Center Rec Show, March 31-April 2

    Jaymi Mozeak|Mar 29, 2023

    The Rough Rider Rec Show will be Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2, at the Rough Rider Center field house and arena, Watford City. The Rough Rider Center holds the Rec Show every year to provide a space for businesses to promote themselves, sell their product, to promote tourism, active lifestyles, and exploration of western North Dakota to all. Vendors will have boats, campers, side-by-sides, ATVs, fishing gear, and information brochures to display, hand out, and sell. Many local businesses...

  • February Meeting Offered Options & Hope For Sidney Sugars Employees

    Meagan Dotson|Mar 29, 2023

    Approximately 100 Sidney Sugars employees attended a meeting held in conjunction by Richland Economic Development and the Sidney Job Service on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the MSU Extension Office, Sidney. “Normally, the Job Service would take the lead on something like this, but because of the great partnership we have, the Job Service did what they do best and then allowed me to bring other resources in,” said Richland Economic Development Corp. (REDC) director, Leslie Messer. During the two...

  • 2nd District 2C Pepsi All-Star Basketball Game To Be Held In Lambert

    Jaymi Mozeak|Mar 29, 2023

    For the second year in a row, the District 2C Pepsi All-Star Basketball Game will be hosted, Tuesday, April 4, at Lambert School in their new gym. In 2022, after watching the NBA All-Star game, the members of the Lambert student council sat around discussing ideas for the coming months. A district-wide All-Star basketball game was brought up by Grady Gonsioroski. The students started planning and looking for sponsors. Blue Rock Pepsi decided to lend a hand and the Pepsi All-Star Basketball game was born. The game is mostly student-driven and...

  • Watford City Oilers 12 & Under Girls Win North Dakota State Championship

    Jaymi Mozeak|Mar 29, 2023

    The Watford City Oiler's Girls 12 & Under team won the North Dakota state hockey tournament March 9-11 in Devils Lake. The 13 Watford City girls that make up the team have been playing hockey at their best since Nov. 11, 2022. Months of travel, playing on the weekends, and after school from the Rough Rider Center to rinks as far as Devils Lake came to a culmination in February. They did not have to win any certain number of games as every team in the league qualifies for the state...

  • 'Piercing The Veil' Book Signing At Books On Broadway

    Dianne Swanson|Mar 29, 2023

    Books On Broadway will host a book signing by local author Steve Guglich from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 for his new book, 'Piercing the Veil'. Fantasy fiction fans will love following the story of Jeremy Goodson and Masaru Hagan, two complete strangers from opposite sides of the world who are confronted by something that neither one of them can explain. Their unforgettable journey will forge them into living legends, as they fight principalities of this world that will do whatever they can t...

  • Lonski Signs With University of Mary

    Mar 29, 2023

  • Sidney Boys Baseball Inaugural Game, Columbus, March 24

    Robyn Heck|Mar 29, 2023

    Sidney High School made history last Friday. On March 24, the Sidney High School Boys Baseball team took the field for the first time, traveling to Columbus, MT. They were planning to spend the night and play two games on Saturday, March 25, but Mother Nature and snow had other plans. Quite a few people came out to support Sidney in their first game. Kelly Bower said, "I am super excited to be at the first baseball game! I think it is great. I'm optimistic. I'm excited to see how our boys will...

  • Importance Of Colostrum

    Marley Manoukian|Mar 29, 2023

    Although some are finishing up calving and others are still yet to begin, it is always necessary to remember the importance of colostrum. This is the first milk produced by a cow after she has given birth. Colostrum contains immunoglobulins, IgG in particular, as well as white blood cells, milk fat, and vitamins A and E. All of these components are important to the newborn calf. A calf is born without immunoglobulins, because the placenta prevents immunoglobulins from being transferred from the cow to the calf in utero. Immunoglobulins are...

  • Guest Opinion: Legislative Report

    Senator Steve Hinebauch|Mar 29, 2023

    Greetings from Helena! It seems like things are picking up again as deadlines are getting closer. We just have four weeks to finish our work for the year. We haven’t even started on HB2 and other spending bills. Every committee has been full of bills which made long days every day this week. There is a lot of conversation in the Ranger Review about HB234 by Representative Phalen. The conversation mentions two meetings, one in the Glendive Public Library, which Representative Phalen and I attended, and one in the DCHS library. So, I thought I w...

  • Donna L. Umback, 66, Fairview, MT

    Mar 29, 2023

    Funeral services for Donna L. Umback, 66, Fairview, MT are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Zion Lutheran Church, Fairview, MT, with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, and one hour before service at the church. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Patricia Sundheim, 79, Sidney, MT

    Mar 29, 2023

    Funeral services were held Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the Ebenezer Congregational Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor David Meehan presiding. A luncheon followed the service. Patricia was laid to rest at the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT. Visitation was Thursday March 23, 2023 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at 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...

  • 4-H Rendezvous, Culbertson, March 17-19

    Robyn Heck|Mar 29, 2023

    Over 160 4-H members and volunteers participated in the Culbertson Rec Lab Rendezvous sponsored by the MSU Extension agency. There are 8 different 4-H districts in Montana, so every 8 years our district, which is district 4, gets to host the event. "We held it in Culbertson, and called it the rendezvous to draw on local history from Fort Union." said MSU extension 4-H agent Josie Evenson. "The recreation lab is a hands-on and 4-H member favorite. It provides an opportunity for youth and adults...

  • Lambert School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

    Mar 29, 2023

    Lambert School supports two honor roll awards. Students maintaining a 4.0-3.5 will earn an “A” honor roll status. Students with a 4.0 are indicated with an “*”. “B” honor roll status is for students earning a 3.0-3.49 “A” Honor Roll 3.5-4.0 High School: Piper Carter, Courtney Hofman, Kamolakhon Aliboeva*, Iris Bulatovic, Sofia DeCandido*, Parvina Eshonqulova , Gracie Gonsioroski*, Brie Mullin*, Halley Mullin*, Lauren Prevost*, Sage Spinner*, ShaeLyn Williams, Robert Knotts*, Jayla Huft, Keira Rains, Addison Foss*, Brynne Hill*, Beau Mullin, Jo...

  • Baily Joins Sidney Kiwanis Club

    Mar 29, 2023

  • "End Of The Rope" Red Carpet Premier

    Mar 29, 2023

    The Red Carpet Premiere of the North Dakota western thriller, "End Of The Rope" in Watford City was a big hit. All four premiere showings were sold out. Those attending the premiere showings also were treated to a question-and-answer session with the cast and crew, "End of the Rope" merchandise and a behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the North Dakota film....

  • Sidney Gymnastics Results, Helena, March 24-26

    Mar 29, 2023

    Montana State Gymnastics held March 24-26, Helena, MT. Level 4 Girls Scores are as follows: Averi Riedel Sr B: Vault 8.650; Uneven Bars 9.050; Balance Beam 8.650; Floor Exercise 8.550; All Around 34.900 (11T) Malia Larson Sr A: Vault 8.500; Uneven Bars 8.625 (6T); Balance Beam 8.750; Floor Exercise 8.600; All Around 34.475 (10) Myra Wieland Sr A: Vault 8.150; Uneven Bars 7.900; Balance Beam 9.100 (2T); Floor Exercise 9.175 (2); All Around 34.325 (11) Camryn Franck Sr A: Vault 8.325; Uneven Bars...

  • Jordan Sullivan, An Eagle, A Griz, And Now A Ute

    Robyn Heck|Mar 29, 2023

    "It's unreal to sit here as I work on scouting and realize that we are one win away from the elite 8!  We are in the top 16!!" said Sidney native, Jordan Sullivan. Jordan graduated in 2010 from Sidney High School.  During her days at SHS, Jordan was homecoming queen, Richland County female athlete of the year, an all-state basketball player all four years of high school, and the 2010 valedictorian. From there, Jordan played in Denmark for a season and also played international basketball in Ch...

  • Alexander's 1st Donkey Basketball Game To Be Held April 4

    Jaymi Mozeak|Mar 29, 2023

    For the first time, Alexander's Public S,chool seniors will bring donkey basketball to Alexander, Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m., at Alexander Public School gymnasium. The donkey basketball game will be an way for Alexander Public School seniors to raise funds for their senior trip. A free-will supper starts at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The senior class will be serving a slushburger dinner. The game starts at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. It consists of four teams of 8-12 people. There will be a...

  • Sure Sign Of Spring, Girl Scout Cookie Booths

    Mar 29, 2023

    Billings, MT - March 20 - If you didn't have the opportunity to pre-order your Girl Scout Cookies-no worries! You can still purchase your favorites at Girl Scout Cookie Booths across Montana and Wyoming. From local grocery to large box stores, Girl Scout Troops will hold booth sales through April 16. On Saturday, April 1 there will be a booths at Reynolds Market, Sidney, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and the Raymond Center, Williston, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Customers can find more locations, dates, and...

  • New Video Series Showcases Trails And Outdoor Recreation In North Dakota

    Mar 29, 2023

    A new video series showcases the beauty, history and ecosystems of the many trails in North Dakota. In each YouTube video, the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department’s state trails coordinator takes the viewer along to give an authentic glimpse of what state parks and other trail systems offer for outdoor recreation. From winter’s spectacular views at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to the cool trek through Sheyenne State Forest in the heat of summer, NDPRD invites the public to come along for the adventure and discover the many peo...

  • McDanold Renovation Brings Much Needed Updates & a Modern Look

    Mar 29, 2023

    JD and Jessie McDanold and their two boys moved to Sidney from Glendive in 2017 and purchased the home that was previously owned by Roger Kimble. JD is a senior rig supervisor for Cord Energy and Jessie is the mental health therapist/owner of Sunrise Wellness Center, LLC, Sidney. "We just love the location of our home and the neighbors!", they commented. This beautiful home was custom built about 40 years ago but was in need of some serious updating. The first phase of their renovation included...

  • Explore The Beauty Of North Dakota Through Unique Accommodations This Year

    Mar 29, 2023

    From hundreds of outdoor experiences to endless opportunities to explore arts, culture, and cuisine there is no shortage of adventures to be had in North Dakota. What may surprise some visitors is the array of unique lodging options that can enhance their adventures. With everything from yurts to charming cabins, North Dakota welcomes you to explore their one-of-a-kind accommodations on a trip to the Legendary state this year. Conestoga Wagons in the Medora Campground Nestled along the Little...

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