Articles from the March 31, 2021 edition


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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List Available in Richland County

    Stephanie Ler|Mar 31, 2021

    Governor Gianforte has expanded the availability of COVID-19 vaccine all residents ages 18 and older. The Richland County Health Department continues to take names for COVID-19 vaccines. There are no additional criteria for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department offers the Moderna two-dose vaccine. Each appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes. If interested, your name can be added to our waiting list and you will be called to schedule an appointment at a scheduled clinic. Appointments are expected to be available within 2-3 weeks....

  • A Walk To Remember

    Mar 31, 2021

    Figure skaters of all ages and skills had a chance to showcase their talents in this years Watford City Figure Skating Show, "A Walk To Remember" on March 28 at the Rough Rider Center....

  • Bismarck Bucks Training Camp In Watford City

    Mar 31, 2021

    Bismarck - With the 2021 season right around the corner, the Bucks continue their work to take the team to the next level on and off the field. This season, for the first time in Indoor Football history, a team will report to an off-site location for training camp. The Bucks are making the move to Watford City, April 9, as 40 hopefuls will chase their professional football dreams and fight to earn a position on the Buck's 25-man roster. The Bucks have raised the bar with latest team additions,...

  • Sidney-Richland County Library Hosts Montana Conversation "Introducing Native American Literature" With Dottie Susag

    Kelly Reisig|Mar 31, 2021

    Sidney - The Sidney-Richland County Library hosts Montana Conversation “Introducing Native American Literature” with Dottie Susag. Every participant will receive a complimentary copy of the book, “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich. This program will be virtual and participants will receive a unique link to join once they have registered. The introductory program will take place April 6, 6:30 p.m. This program will give participants an introduction to the book and provide some questions to think about as they begin to read. The second...

  • Governor Gianforte Lifts Regulations For Fertilizer Delivery To Support Montana's Ag Industry

    Brooke Stroyke|Mar 31, 2021

    Helena - Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order that temporarily suspends hours of service regulations for certain carriers to facilitate and expedite the delivery of fertilizer to Montana’s farmers. Agriculture producers regularly face a compressed spring planting schedule due to late snowfalls and wet conditions which increase the demand for anhydrous ammonia and fertilizer across the state. Waiving hours of service requirements ensures that fertilizer haulers can meet the needs of the industry by delivering greater volumes in a s...

  • Bonnie Jean Meldahl, 90, Sidney, MT

    Mar 31, 2021

    Memorial services for Bonnie Jean Meldahl, 90, Sidney, MT are at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Pella Lutheran Church with Pastor Audrey Rydbom officiating. Friends may stop by the funeral home to sign her book between 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home is caring for the family. Bonnie passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at Sidney Health Care, Sidney, MT....

  • Ethel Hawley, 95, Fairview, MT

    Mar 31, 2021

    Memorial services and luncheon for Ethel Hawley, 95, Fairview, MT, will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Fairview, MT with Pastor Audrey Rydbom officiating, under the care of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Ethel passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at her home in Fairview, MT....

  • Helen Heringer, 93, Sidney, MT

    Mar 31, 2021

    Memorial services for Helen Heringer, 93, Sidney, MT will be held 10 a.m., Friday, April 2, 2021 at Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Lambert, MT, with Pastor Dennis Gugger officiating, under the care of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Helen passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at her home in Sidney, MT....

  • Myrtle Marie Mullin, 91, Glasgow, MT, formerly of Culbertson, MT

    Mar 31, 2021

    Myrtle Marie Mullin, affectionately known as "REE", passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the age of 91 years old at Valley View Nursing Home, Glasgow, MT. Ree was born Jan. 5, 1930 in Yates Center, KS to Martin and Myrtle Lake, she was the eldest of six children. With fiery red hair she was very active singing in solos, duets, trios and acted in many plays throughout school. Ree was valedictorian of her 8th grade class and would have graduated valedictorian if it weren't for a serious...

  • Joan Turek, PA-C Joins Dr. Karanjai's Practice

    Toni Zieske|Mar 31, 2021

    Sidney – March 26 - Sidney Health Center is pleased to welcome Joan Turek, Physician Assistant to the Primary Care Team. Joan Turek recently joined Dr. Rajohn Karanjai's practice and will be assisting with patient care in the clinic setting. As a physician assistant, Turek sees adults ages 18 and older in the clinic under the supervision of Dr. Karanjai. Services offered include wellness checkups, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries as well as the monitoring and treatment of c...

  • Sidney Elks BPOE #1782 Donates To Support Veterans

    Mar 31, 2021

  • Fairview Prom

    Mar 31, 2021

  • North Dakota State Gymnastics Meet Held in Fargo March 20-21

    Pat McWilliams|Mar 31, 2021

    Well, the gymnasts of Badlands Gymnastics Club (BGC) did it again, surprising their head coaches Pat and Jan McWilliams with their toughness, tenacity, and bulldog determination; ND state meet in Fargo with three coveted State top three championship cups. They shouldn't have been able to do it, yet they did! The second place Bronze Xcel cup, third place Level 3 cup, and second place Level 6 cup are now sitting on the shelves of Badlands Gymnastics Club downstairs in the Rough Rider Center. And...

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #StartingToday Initiative

    Mar 31, 2021

    Easter is a time, for Christians, to remember the living Christ. In preparation for this, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its annual Easter initiative, #StartingToday, Sunday morning to invite others to repair, repent, and reconcile every aspect of their lives through Christ. In the video, they encourage others to “reevalute, reassess, reexamine everything in life starting today, because of how one day started 2,000 years ago.” In closing the video asks, “How can He change your life?” The new video was debuted on Come...

  • Delta Flights From Williston To Minneapolis Return In June

    Caitlin Pallai|Mar 31, 2021

    Williston - Daily Delta flights from Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) are scheduled to begin Saturday, June 5, 2021. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with Delta Air Lines which will bring additional air service to XWA as the nation continues to recover from the pandemic,” emphasized Anthony Dudas, Airport Director. “Delta’s return of daily service to Minneapolis will greatly benefit our region’s leisure and business travelers. With stringent cleaning and safety measures in place, we look forwar...

  • Sidney Tendo Tae Kwon Do Results, Williston, March 27

    Mar 31, 2021

    On Saturday, March 27 nine members of the Sidney Tendo Tae Kwon Do school traveled to Williston to participate in the Williston Basin Sport Tae Kwon Do Dual tournament. This event was held at the Williston Tae Kwon Do and Judo Academy School and directed by 7th Dan Instructor Grand Master Randy Waitman. This competition had forms and sparring events. This was the first event for both schools since the COVID lockdown. Students from Sidney and their results are as follows: Macie Fugate, 11-year...

  • Public Health Officials Remind Montanans To Avoid Potential Rabies Risks

    Mar 31, 2021

    State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies as summer approaches. With the arrival of spring weather and an increase in outdoor recreation, more and more Montanans are enjoying the outdoors. This increases the risk for potential encounters between humans and wild animals because of the time spent hiking and engaging in other outdoor activities. Rabies is a fatal disease. The rabies virus is carried in the saliva of infected warm-blooded mammals and is usually transmitted to...

  • American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course Offered in Watford City

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Mar 31, 2021

    A workshop designed to help youth develop basic skills for babysitting will be held on Saturday, April 10 at the NDSU Extension Office, 205 6th St NW, Watford City. The course will start with 8:30 a.m. CT registration and will conclude by 4 p.m. CT. Anyone ages 11-15 interested in babysitting is encouraged to attend. Topics to be included in the training are: leadership and learning to be a safe and responsible babysitter, basic care, safety and safe play and first aid. Pre-registration is...

  • Guest Opinion: Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

    Jon Tester|Mar 31, 2021

    One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our vaccines are safe and effective, COVID cases are falling thanks to the tireless efforts of our frontline health care workers, and Spring is on the horizon. But even with this good news, we still have work to do before we get through the worst public health and economic crisis in generations. Over the past year I’ve had hundreds of conversations with families, workers, doctors, educators, veterans, farmers, tribes, and small businesses f...

  • After Identifying Gaps In Previous Aid, USDA Announces 'Pandemic Assistance For Producers' To Distribute Resources More Equitably

    Lindsey Abentroth|Mar 31, 2021

    Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative - USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers - will reach a broader set of producers than in previous COVID-19 aid programs. USDA is dedicating at least $6 billion toward the new programs. The Department will also develop rules for new programs that will put a greater emphasis on outreach to small and...

  • Guest Opinion: Legislative Report

    Steve Hinebauch|Mar 31, 2021

    Greetings from Helena! This week in Fish and Game committee I presented SR88 which was a Senate resolution to appoint four commissioners to the Montana Fish and Game. I am excited about the diversity that we have with these four commissioners. These four nominees represent industry, landowners, agriculture, outfitting, recreationists, hunters, and fishermen. Some of the fake hunting groups, supported by out of state and out of country billionaires, came in opposition to SR88. We also heard SB382 and SB384, which addressed Aquatic Invasive...

  • Fairview Third Quarter Honor Rolls

    Mar 31, 2021

    High School High Honor Roll 9th Grade: Brailey Anderson; Abigail Lynn Berry; Allison Lana Jensen; Emily Lynn Johnson; Hannah Faith Karren; Savannah Rose Manuel; Grace Noelle McPherson; Cali Anne Norby; Britta Anne Poulsen; Jerron Alex Rau; Brock David Schlothauer; Jeffrey Edward Tjelde 10th Grade: Allison Grace Axtman; Chloe Noelle Gullikson; Samara Frances Hofer; Mckenzy Morgun Lopez; Taylor June McPherson; Hunter Kenneth Sharbono; Aubrey Noel Slade; Ashlynn Perri Wicorek 11th Grade: Megan Olivia Asbeck; Rory Kenneth Cozzens; Lauren Marie...

  • Sidney Middle School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

    Mar 31, 2021

    6th Grade: Mariyah Bauer; Terren Bright; Jaxson Burger; Victoria Carey; Boaz Carter; Logan Churchill; Danica Denowh; Abbey Dotson; Isabelle Doty; Joael Eggum; Evan Erickson; Mya Everett; Austin Fahrenwald; Thor Fulgham; Corey Goetz; Micah Haralson; Colton Hatter; Rebecca Hoffman; Eva Houchen; Aaron Hurd; Brock Jordan; Rebecca Jorstad; Myli Josephson; Zachariah Juarez; Cy Kearl; Brody Keysor; Ethan King; Victoria Kyhl; Brittastina Lassey; Isaak Lassey; Wesley Lauckner; Bridger Ligon; Rylan McGahan; Emma McPherson; Brody Meissel; Hayden Miller;...

  • DJ's Ice Cream Parlor & YakAttak Coffee Brings Fun To Fairview

    Anna Dragseth|Mar 31, 2021

    A unique ice cream shop has brought a bit of fun and flair to the Fairview community. DJ's Ice Cream Parlor & YakAttak Coffee, 308 S. Interstate Ave., Fairview, sells all sorts of specialty coffees, ice cream, snow cones, cotton candy, and much more. "We make creative and crazy drinks - we are definitely not the normal coffee/ice cream shop," said Jessica Shaffer, DJ's Ice Cream Parlor & YakAttak Coffee owner. The parlor offers dine-in, drive-through, and curbside. Most of the products served...

  • Spring Into Wellness With Simple, Dietitian-Approved Steps Fueled By Potatoes

    Mar 31, 2021

    (BPT) - The change of seasons is a cue for more than just cleaning your home. Spring - nature’s time of renewal - is also a great time to refocus on self-care. With the additional stresses of the ongoing pandemic, self-care has never been more important. However, life can be busy and too often one of the first things to go is your personal wellness routine. Now is the ideal time to shift your mindset, explore positive routine updates and revamp eating habits with wholesome foods such as potatoes you truly enjoy. Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD, i...

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