Articles from the November 2, 2016 edition


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  • Tyler Farr & Forgotten Highway in Concert November 5

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Tyler Farr will be in concert Saturday, Nov. 5th, with Forgotten Highway opening. Doors open at 7:00pm central time, with Forgotten Highway taking the stage at 8:00, and Tyler Farr performing at 9:30 at the new Rough Riders Event Center, 2209 Wolves Den Pkwy in Watford City. Tickets are $30 in advance and $50 at the door and can be purchased at www.ticketnoble.com, at the box office in the event center, or by calling 701-842-3665. Farr is a country singer and songwriter who grew up in Garden...

  • Celebrate the Lighting of the Bridge Nov. 12 in Fairview

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Join the Fairview festivities, Saturday, Nov 12th. The day begins with a craft and vendor show from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Fairview High School. More than 40 crafters and vendors will be set up in the old gymnasium and cafeteria, and concessions will be available on site provided by the high school Explore America Club. Sidney Gymnastics Club will be performing in the new gymnasium from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. That afternoon, the public is invited to come to Sundhiem Park and hang large, light-up orn...

  • The Parade of Trees Lights Up Another Season of Giving

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Break out the tinsel, twinkle lights, and tree toppers all in the spirit of giving! That’s right, the 2016 Parade of Trees is fast approaching, with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County’s Back a Kid Fund, and supporting the mission of the MonDak Heritage Center. Businesses, organizations, and individuals can donate decorated Christmas trees and wreaths to be auctioned off at 6:00pm on Saturday, Nov. 26th as part of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Stroll. This...

  • There are New Opportunities for Young Professionals in Richland County

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    A brand new business service is taking shape in Richland County. Sidney Young Professionals has been formed through Richland Economic Development Corp (REDC). The non-profit service was initiated by REDC Project Assistant, Katie Dasinger, after visiting with City Attorney, Joel Krautter, about the challenges of moving to Sidney without knowing anyone, and establishing themselves professionally. The two were familiar with the Young Professionals group in Billings, and did further research into...

  • Community to Receive Public Appreciation From the B&GC

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    The Boys & Girls Club of Richland County is having their first annual community-wide ‘Thank-a-thon’ Nov. 13th – 19th, as a way to show their appreciation for the support and encouragement that they receive from the residents of Richland County. There will be banners that read ‘Great Futures Start with You’ displayed around Sidney and yard signs up throughout Richland County. As a way to show their gratitude, the club usually holds a family feast and invites club members, staff, and their fam...

  • Alice Hanson, 96 Fairview, MT

    Nov 2, 2016

    Funeral services for Alice C. Hanson, 96, of Fairview, MT are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 26 at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT with Pastor Roberta Pierce of Zion Lutheran Church of Fairview officiating. Interment was in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Sioux Pass, MT under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Visitation was on Tuesday, October 25 from noon to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, October 26 from 10 a.m. till service time at the funeral home. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with t...

  • Viola M. Kelsey, 81 Miles City, MT formerly of Poplar, MT

    Nov 2, 2016

    Memorial mass for Viola M. Kelsey, 81, of Miles City, MT formerly of Poplar, MT will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar, MT. Cremation has taken place under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home in Sidney, MT. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Viola died on Monday, October 24, at Friendship Villa Health Care Community, Miles City, MT....

  • Gary D. Lewis, 72 Fairview, MT

    Nov 2, 2016

    Funeral services for Gary D. Lewis, 72, of Fairview, MT are at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 3, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview with Pastor Roberta Pierce officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND under the care of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before service at the church. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Gary died on Saturday, October 29 at...

  • Get Ready for Christmas Around the World, Sat. Nov. 26th

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Plans for the 2016 Christmas Stroll are underway; the stroll will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26th, from 3:00pm – 7:00pm with the Parade of Lights to follow. The theme this year is ‘Christmas Around the World’ and businesses are invited to participate by decorating their windows, choosing one country as their theme. Any business that would like to be involved can call 406-433-1800 for details. The Parade of Lights is another great way that businesses, organizations, and non-p...

  • Fubuki Daiko to Perform Nov. 10

    Nov 2, 2016

    The Northeastern Arts Network proudly presents the Japanese drumming group “Fubuki Daiko” on Thursday, November 10th as part of their Big Sky Concert Series. Fubuki Daiko reinvents traditional Japanese drumming with their eclectic and energetic performances that are part martial arts athleticism, part meditation, and all rhythm. The core members of the group each have over 20 years of taiko experience and received their formative training from the founder of North American Taiko, Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka. After performing at Carnegie Hal...

  • Rau School Costume Contest

    Nov 2, 2016

    Rau School had their Halloween costume party and contest on Friday, Oct. 28th....

  • Haircuts for Heroes Friday, November 11th

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Megan (Vaira) Beyer, stylist at Trendz Salon, is offering complimentary haircuts for veterans from 8:00am – 10:00am and from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11th. Veterans are invited to stop into the "barber shop style" event and sign in at the front desk upon arriving. Haircuts will be given in a first-come, first serve order, and Trendz will have coffee and goodies available in the shop. Last year was the first year Beyer started the Veterans' service, and her fellow co-...

  • Free Oil Changes for Vets at Quick Change Oil

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    November 7th – 11th Quick Change Oil will be offering free oil changes to veterans and the spouses of deployed active service members. There are no appointments necessary, so stop in and enjoy some refreshments while waiting for your vehicle. Owners Frank Saalfeld and Terry Rainforth will be holding a drawing for an American Tactical over/under 12 gauge shot gun with "Freedom is Not Free" engraved on it, courtesy of John Stockhill Jewelers. Vets and their spouses can enter for a chance to win w...

  • Fall Mule Deer Survey Completed

    Nov 2, 2016

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicates that mule deer had another good year of fawn production. Biologists counted 3,003 (2,157 in 2015) mule deer in the annual aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 0.48 (0.42 in 2015) is higher than the long-term average of 0.43 bucks per doe, while the fawn-to-doe ratio of 0.90 (0.84 in 2015) is the same as the long-term average. Big game management supervisor Bruce Stillings said the mule deer population continues to recover nicely following the devastating w...

  • Permit Required to Possess Dead Deer

    Nov 2, 2016

    North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession of a dead deer, or any part of a dead deer such as a skull and antlers, found near a road or in a field. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit. Permits to possess are free and available from game wardens and local law enforcement offices. In addition, hunters are reminded to properly dispose of dead deer. Harvested deer cannot be left on the side of a roadway or in a ditch, and deer parts cannot be...

  • Find Your Deer License

    Nov 2, 2016

    Now is the time to locate your deer license and check it for accuracy. Every year the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s licensing section receives last-minute inquiries from hunters who can’t find their license. When that happens, it’s difficult to try to get a replacement license in time for the season opener. Another reason to check the license now is to make sure the unit and species is what was intended. Deer hunters in need of a replacement license can print out a duplicate (replacement) license application from the Game and Fish...

  • Regional County Scholarship Expands to Nine Counties for Fall 2017

    Nov 2, 2016

    The WSC Foundation is proud to announce an expansion to the Regional County Scholarship to include Daniels, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley counties in northeastern Montana. The Regional County Scholarship was established February 2016 with four counties in northwestern North Dakota: Burke, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail. “It has long been a goal of our Foundation to help our regional students,” stated Terry Olson, Executive Director of the WSC Foundation. “Eastern Montana is a great service area for WSC and we have a strong alumn...

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Nov 2, 2016

    Reducing Winter Feed Costs As many know that raise cattle, the prices are down this year. One way Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University Beef Specialist, says might help reduce cost is effective cropping systems. The following information is from BeefTalk: Effective Cropping Systems Reduce Winter Feed Costs article. Grazing of crop rotational systems that include cover crop and crop reside is a managerial change that can decrease beef production costs. This change is further enhanced when...

  • The SHS Speech, Drama, & Debate Team Kick Off the Season in Billings

    Nov 2, 2016

    Sidney High School Speech, Drama & Debate team travelled to Billings to compete in the first meet of the season. The team was small but mighty, competing against 29 schools from across the state. Sophomore humorous duo Katrina Mehldahl and Tyler Berka placed 5th out of 28 duos. The team travels to Baker on Nov 11 for their next meet....

  • Fairview Schools Honor Roll

    Nov 2, 2016

    Junior High, High Honor Roll Grade 6: Allison Grace Axtman; Taylor June McPherson; Hunter Kenneth Sharbono. Grade 7: Megan Olivia Asbeck; Lauren Marie Kjos: Vilate Jules Knapp; Lacie Lynn Selting. Grade 8: Jadyn Tariah Gackle. Junior High, Honor Roll Grade 6: Jaedyn Denise Hall; Aubree Sue Johnson; Martin James Manuel; Shauna Rose Nay; Max Allen Rowlett; Jacob Erwin Thompson; Michael Cody Duane Webster; Walker Ayden Whitmus; Ashlynn Perri Wicorek. Grade 7: Caleb Baxter; Justin Darrel Davol; Jade Michyla Emly; Molly Jane Galarneau; Shaniyah Tier...

  • Daniel Farr Announces His Retirement & Reviews the Challenges & Accomplishments of His Time in Sidney

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Superintendent of Sidney schools, Daniel Farr has announced his retirement, with his last official day being June 30, 2017. Farr began his career in Culbertson, MT after graduating from MSU Bozeman with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982, and with his Master of Education in 1987. Farr and his family moved to Sidney in 1998 to be closer to his wife's family, and he became the High School Principal and K-12 Curriculum Director. "Being an educator was a natural fit. It seems like you follow in...

  • The Mullin Family Shares 5 Generations of Farming, Ranching, & Memories

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Jimmy and Doris Mullin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22, surrounded by their entire family including their four children, 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Family came from Colorado, Wyoming, Georgia, and all over Montana. It was a festive occasion, not only because of the accomplishment of 60 years of marriage, but also because they had everyone home to their farm outside of Lambert, where it all began. In 1909 Jimmy Mullin's parents, William and Jessie Mullin,...

  • McKenzie County Welcomes New Extension Agent Morgan Myers

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    Morgan Myers started as the new McKenzie County Extension Agent on Sept. 6, 2016. Myers was born and raised in South Dakota, working on her family's ranch and taking part in FFA and 4-H. She attended college at South Dakota State University where she received her bachelor's degree in Range Science in 2014. Myers family had relocated to the badlands west of Grassy Butte, and after college, she joined them, running cattle and further helping-out with the family operation where she could. After...

  • 2016 Harvest Festival Artwork Winners

    Nov 2, 2016

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  • Final EIS Determines That the Bypass Channel is the Best Option

    Meagan Dotson|Nov 2, 2016

    In the EIS that was released on Friday, Oct. 14th, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation determined that the Bypass Channel Alternative was the best option, both economically and environmentally, in regards to the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage project. The EIS was developed to better determine how fish passage, especially that of the endangered pallid sturgeon, can be improved with continued viable operation of the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project...

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