Articles from the January 11, 2017 edition


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  • SNAG Golf Hits Sidney Elementary Students

    Dianne Swanson|Jan 11, 2017

    The Top 10 reasons kids should become junior golfers according to Chace Breitmoser on The First Tee are: Wellness for life; Spend time with family; Learn etiquette; Prepare for business; Appreciate diversity; Manage emotions; Have a safe place to play; Practice personal responsibility; Develop lifelong friendships and Enjoy the outdoors. In an effort to encourage kids to become junior golfers, Sidney Country Club golf professional Ryan Troxel has introduced SNAG (Starting New At Golf) to Sidney...

  • Watford City Deputy Terminated

    Jordan Hall|Jan 11, 2017

    Lt. Michael Schmitz was fired on December 30 by the interim sheriff of McKenzie County, Matthew Johansen. The deputy had already been suspended from the department in October. Schmitz, a three year veteran of the department, was scheduled for a hearing with the McKenzie County Commission to address allegations of bullying made by an independent firm that had done a workplace investigation within the department in the summer of 2016. Before the scheduled hearing could commence, however, Schmitz...

  • Sidney Health Center Welcomes First Baby of 2017

    Jan 11, 2017

    Micah-Zane Hugo Gordon was the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2017. Krista and Caloune Gordon of Savage welcomed their baby boy on January 6 at 10:13 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 4.2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Micah-Zane joins big sister Faith. As the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2017, Micah-Zane and his parents received a gift bag full of baby items valued at more than $300 from the Sidney Health Center Caring Corner Gift Shop Volunteers. Although Micah-Zane...

  • Hockey Rink Naming Ceremony Jan. 13

    Jan 11, 2017

    Dave Hansen Arena & Arden Berg Community Rink Naming Ceremony will start on ice at 7 pm at the Rough Rider Center hockey rink in Watford City. All former players, current players and former Oiler and current Oiler families and friends are asked to wear old jerseys or Oiler colors/apparel and join Arden and Dave on the ice for this portion. The Sidney vs. Watford City Junior Gold game starts at 7:30. Immediately following the game we will have a reception for Dave and Arden in the rink concourse....

  • Grief Recovery Support Group, Still Time to Register

    Jan 11, 2017

    There will be a grief recovery support group starting Tuesday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 310 7th Street SE, Sidney. The group will meet once a week for 8 weeks. The program is for anyone who has suffered a loss of any kind, recently or in the past. People say you have to let go and move on with your life, but they don’t have any helpful information. The Grief Recovery Method Program has the information and tools to help you with your grief. For more information or to register for the program contact Deb Pre...

  • Nurtured Heart Approach Parenting Class Offered

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Jan 11, 2017

    Are you ready to improve your parenting skills and build a better relationship with your family and others? If so, the revolutionary, Nurtured Heart Approach parent class series is for you! This series is designed to create healthy relationships with people in your life. The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) lays the foundation for a healthy, positive relationship between you and your children. Through the methods recommended in this approach, you will see your children develop “inner wealth” and ma...

  • SWCDM & NRCS Team to Present Soil Health Workshops for Landowners

    Jan 11, 2017

    The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana are pleased to announce an upcoming series of workshops hosted in eastern Montana. The workshops will be held January 17, 18, & 19 in Great Falls, Billings, and Sidney, respectively. Dr. Dwayne Beck and Dan Forgey will be the featured speakers. They will speak to producers & landowners about managing cropping systems for soil health, including no-till drilling, diverse crop rotations, precision agriculture, integrating livestock into cropping systems, and more. Those interested in attending...

  • Morne B. Eksteen, 42 Fairview, MT

    Jan 11, 2017

    Funeral services for Morne Eksteen, 42, of Fairview, MT were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, January 8 at the Church of God in Sidney, MT with Pastor David Lam officiating. Cremation followed under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT. Remembrances, pictures and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Morne died on December 20, at his home in Fairview, MT....

  • Richard Lee Elletson, 73 Fairview, MT

    Jan 11, 2017

    Funeral service for Richard Lee Elletson, 73, of Fairview, MT will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 13 at Fairview Alliance Church in Fairview, MT with Pastor Kelly Sloan officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT. Pictures, remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Richard died Friday, December 16 at his home in Fairview, MT....

  • Jon M. Getchell, 54 Sidney, MT

    Jan 11, 2017

    Mass of the Christian burial for Jon M. Getchell, 54, of Sidney was 10 a.m., Monday, January 9 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Jim O’Neil as presider. Wake services were at 7 p.m., Sunday, January 8 at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Visitation was on Sunday, January 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before mass at the church. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Interment in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the care of Ful...

  • Take and Bake Pizza Sales!

    Jan 11, 2017

    St. Matthew’s Youth Group is taking orders for pizzas until January 25th, 2017. Choose from 12-inch size of Cheese, Pepperoni or Canadian Bacon Pizza. Payable to St. Matthew’s Religious Ed for $10 each. Pizzas are made fresh & sealed – ready for you to pick up on Sunday, January 29th between 10:30 am to 12 noon at the St. Matthew’s Parish Center Gym located at 310 7th ST SE, Sidney. Place an order with a youth member or call Mary Quiroz at 433-2510...

  • ProBuild Now Builders First Source

    Jan 11, 2017

    Effective January 1, 2017, ProBuild began the transition to Builders First Source. The change will have no impact on service or product but customers will begin to see the change with invoices and signage. ProBuild appreciates everyone’s business and will continue to provide the best in product and customer service as Builders First Source. Stop by the store at 100 14th St. SE, Sidney, or call 406-433-2012 for all your remodeling and building needs....

  • Dollars for Scholars Phonathon

    Jan 11, 2017

    The Sidney High School National Honor Society Students will be conducting the annual Dollars for Scholars phonathon on Monday, January 16, from 5-8 p.m. We look forward to your support of our SHS 2017 graduates. Should you not receive a call, and wish to make a tax deductible donation, it may be mailed to Sidney Area Dollars for Scholars at PO Box 1302; Sidney, MT, 59270. Last year our community generously funded $32,400 in scholarships to 41 Class of 2016 graduates....

  • Celebrating Chocolate at the MDHC Feb. 11

    Jan 11, 2017

    We look forward to our Annual Celebrating Chocolate fundraising event every year. Once again, we’ll have amazing live music, and of course lots of chocolate and a fine selection of wine and beer to compliment the evening. There will also be coffee and plenty of ice cold milk, and savory treats. The entertainment will feature Too Marvelous For Words: A Celebration of the Nat “King” Cole Trio. This Trio is a fun and swingin’ journey into the early days of Nat King Cole. Before “The Christmas Song” and “Mona Lisa” that we know from the croone...

  • Defending The Goal

    Jan 11, 2017

    Watford City's defense turns away an attempt by Sidney to break the tie inovertime. After 10 minutes of overtime, the game ended in a 6-6 tie on Sunday afternoon at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. (Photo by Kathy Taylor)...

  • Dean Places 4th at Bismarck Tourney

    Jan 11, 2017

    The Sidney wrestling team competed at the Bismarck Rotary Tournament last weekend. Above: Christian Dean looks to turn his opponent. Dean placed 4th at the tournament. Other placers were Jett Jones with 8th place, Ryan Horner with 6th place and Sawyer Thorgersen with 8th place. For more photos look on The Roundup Facebook page. (Photos by Kari Jones)...

  • Sidney Basketball Action

    Jan 11, 2017

    (Photos by Kathy Johnson)...

  • Graves National Champ at AAU Winter Nationals

    Jan 11, 2017

    Aden Graves works on top control at the 2017 AAU Winter Nationals in Omaha, NE. Graves went on to win the National Championship with an overtime victory, 8-6. (Photo by Erin Graves)...

  • Sidney Wrestling Club Results

    Jan 11, 2017

    The Sidney Wrestling Club took 22 wrestlers to the AAU Winter Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska under coach Shane Gorder. The team did extremely well and placed 7th out of 172 teams. This tournament is an AAU National competition and is called the Battle for the Belt. Sidney’s Aden Graves came home a national champion and the winner of the Winter Nationals Belt. The following placed at this prestigious tournament held at the Ralston Arena. Aden Graves – First Schoolboy 105 Kade Graves – Second Schoolboy 120 Shandyn Gurney – Third Novice 140 Brodey...

  • Three Buttes Community Project: Cookie Baskets

    Amariah Hier|Jan 11, 2017

    The Three Buttes 4-H club made cookie baskets to give away to the local Lambert community, for a Christmas community project. We gave away around 27 baskets. Each basket held an assortment of cookies, brownies, candies and other holiday treats. We rolled them into a clear bag, tied a fancy ribbon around and hung two ornaments painted by the members of the Three Buttes 4-H Club. Each family volunteered to deliver one or more baskets and say a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our neighbors...

  • Miss Montana Crown to Classroom Tour Focuses on STEM

    Jan 11, 2017

    Miss Montana Lauren Scofield will be in Miles City doing school presentations as part of her crown to classroom school tours. She has been visiting schools across Montana encouraging students to pursue the fields of STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. She will be in Savage and Sidney Schools on Jan. 16 and Culbertson and Bainville on January 17 doing science experiments and playing piano, her talent at the Miss America Pageant. At the crown to classroom tour Lauren will talk about the importance of basic STEM knowledge in...

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Jan 11, 2017

    The Cold is Upon Us As all of us know in our region the last few weeks have been cold, windy and full of snow. This article is going to be discussing safety while traveling and home insulation. Traveling in winter is something that will always have to be done, but we have to be safe about it. Of course taking your time and driving where roads are plowed are common thoughts when driving in winter, but what about a snow emergency kit? A shovel, snow brush, warm blankets, food, and winter clothes...

  • Whiteman Promoted At Stockman Bank To Vice President, Ag Loan Department Manager

    Jan 11, 2017

    Wade Whiteman has been promoted to vice president, ag loan department manager at Stockman Bank in Sidney. His responsibilities include developing and servicing agricultural loans, assisting clients with their lending needs, and supervising the ag loan department. Whiteman brings over 7 years of banking experience to the position and has been with Stockman Bank since 2010. He was previously vice president ag loan officer. Prior to joining the Stockman team, he was the Richland County Extension...

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