Articles from the April 20, 2016 edition


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  • Fundraising Underway for Kent Pelton Park In Watford City

    Sheridan Martin|Apr 20, 2016

    Kent Pelton Nature Park will be getting a facelift this summer in Watford City, ND. Originally belonging to the city, the land went up for sale and Parks and Recreation of Watford City snatched it up. "The land currently just is not suitable for large, community events and we would like to change that," said Robin Arndt, head of the project. "Currently we just have the pond, baseball diamond and gravel parking lot," said Arndt. "We are getting bids for another gravel lot, which will soon be...

  • The Best Kept Secret Bra Auction Friday

    Meagan Dotson|Apr 20, 2016

    The 11th Annual Best Kept Secret Bra auction will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Richland County Fair Event Center. Every year individuals, organizations, and businesses decorate and donate bras, which are then auctioned off, raising funds for the Cancer Coalition Aid Fund (CCAF). The CCAF offers assistance to patients receiving cancer treatment through the Sidney Health Center and are specifically designated to assist with living expenses during treatment and provide cancer screening in...

  • Williston's First Art & Wine Walk

    Karissa Kjos|Apr 20, 2016

    WILLISTON, N.D. - The Williston Downtowners Association presents Williston’s first Art & Wine Walk through Downtown from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21. Enjoy wine tastings, appetizers and a chance to view and purchase local art at participating Downtown businesses. Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Downtowners office, 119 East Broadway or Castle Framing, 309 Main Street. Tickets will also be available for purchase beginning at 4:45 p.m. day of event at the James Memorial Art Center. The event begins for all p...

  • Spring E-Waste Collection Event Returns In May

    Beth Redlin|Apr 20, 2016

    Organizers for the annual “E-rase your E-waste” collections are happy to announce the return of their spring e-waste collection event this year. Jackie Couture, chair of the E-rase your E-waste Committee, reported this week that the group is planning a spring collection on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14th in both Sidney (Fri and Sat) and Fairview (Sat morning only) and a fall collection on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10 in Sidney. “We’re pleased to be able to offer another springtime collection and to once again be working with the Fai...

  • The Re-Tree Richland County​ 2.0 Program ​is Right Around the Corner, Saturday, April 30th

    Meagan Dotson|Apr 20, 2016

    Applications are now available for the Re-Tree Richland County 2.0 program. They are available at Sidney City Hall located at 115 2nd St. SE, Sidney, MT, 59270. This is a free hands-on workshop which teaches people proper tree planting and care techniques and also gives instructions on how to determine the appropriate tree for a given space. The workshop, which will take place earlier than originally expected, is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at the Sidney Country Club from 10:00am until...

  • Death Notice:

    Apr 20, 2016

    Kay D. Russell, July 16, 1934 – March 21, 2016. Allan K. Russell, August 20, 1935 – April 11, 2016. There will be a private family ceremony later this summer....

  • Death Notice:

    Apr 20, 2016

    Missoula - Frances Hamilton, 93, passed away in the night, Thursday, March 14, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Missoula, MT....

  • Edwin "Ed" Yadon, 59, Fairview, MT

    Apr 20, 2016

    Funeral services for Edwin “Ed” Yadon, 59, of Fairview, MT will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Fairview Alliance Church in Fairview, MT with Pastor Kelly Sloan officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetary in Fairview, ND under direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Ed died on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND....

  • Healthcare Scholarship Deadline Is Approaching

    Gina Heckey|Apr 20, 2016

    The deadline is quickly approaching for three different local scholarship opportunities given through the Foundation for Community Care. Jessica Vannatta Memorial Scholarship: This new local scholarship opportunity was created by Jessica’s father Greg Vannatta. The scholarship is awarded to a resident in Richland County and the surrounding area who is pursuing a degree in education at a college or university. Both high school and college students are eligible to apply. Healthcare Scholarship: The Foundation for Community Care Board of D...

  • Parenting Class For Divorcing Parents Offered In Watford City And Williston

    Marica Hellandsaas|Apr 20, 2016

    A research based educational parenting program, will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, April 21 at the NDSU Extension Office/McKenzie County, 205 6th Street NW, in Watford City. This class will also be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 30 at the Law Enforcement Center, 223 East Broadway, in Williston. Parents Forever would be appropriate for parents experiencing or considering a family transition of separation/divorce, who are divorced and experiencing challenges or who have never been married and do not live together. Attendees of...

  • Richey Historical Society Needs Your Support

    Richey Historical Society|Apr 20, 2016

    The Richey Historical Society would appreciate your help in sponsoring our book, “The Long Road Home”. The book will contain approximately a thousand pages and cover 100 years of history. There will be information and stories of the people who homesteaded and settled in the Richey area. It will also include pictures and information of the first Post Office, Railroad, Schools, Businesses, Military Personnel, area Churches and much more. Our goal is to reach $17,000 by May 15th, 2016. The Historical Society has a 501 (C) (3) non-profit sta...

  • The Bakken Brew Fest Had Another Successful Year

    Apr 20, 2016

    The 5th Annual Bakken Brew Fest was held Saturday, April 16th with more than 90 beers from 31 breweries. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Richland County Boys and Girls Club, Richland County Senior Coalition, and the Sidney Tiger Sharks Swim Team. Winner of the People's Choice Awards were the Meadowlark Brewing Co. being voted Best Brewery and the Bowser Brewing Co. being awarded Best Brew for their Jalapeno Hefeweizen. Above: The tapping of the firkin with Bayern Brewing was a highly...

  • Burgers, Brews And Blues At The Mondak Heritage Center

    Leann Pelvit|Apr 20, 2016

    The MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney, Montana is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Burgers, Brews and Blues! This event will take place on June 18, 2016 and will benefit the museum and the art, history and cultural events that are open to the community throughout the year. Our entertainment this year will feature the blues stylings of Rick Berthod Band of the Las Vegas House of Blues. In addition to some great blues music, there will be burgers for herbivores and carnivores alike, as well as...

  • Montana Farm Bureau Political Action Committee Endorses Joel Krautter In MT House District 35 Race

    Apr 20, 2016

    Joel Krautter, who is running for the Montana Legislature in House District 35, has announced the endorsement of the Montana Farm Bureau's Political Action Committee. Krautter has had agriculture at the center of his campaign, along with infrastructure, since first announcing his decision to run with Sidney Sugars as his backdrop. He recognizes that agriculture is not only a driving force for the local economy, but a way of life that impacts all Richland County residents to some extent....

  • Sidney-Richland County Library Receives Statewide Award

    Kelly Reisig|Apr 20, 2016

    (HELENA) --- On April 8th, at the 104th annual Montana Library Association conference held in Missoula, the Sidney-Richland County Library received the 2016 Excellent Library Service Award (ELSA) from the Montana State Library (MSL) Commission. Commissioner Anne Kish on behalf of Commission Chair Colet Bartow announced the awards. The ELSA recognizes libraries for achieving excellence in serving their communities in areas including collection development, information access, policies, planning and evaluation, fiscal management, board...

  • Kringen Family Donates New Equipment To Lalonde Park In Memory Of Randy Kringen

    Meagan Dotson|Apr 20, 2016

    On Saturday, April 30th, the Kringen family will be having an ice cream social at Lalonde Park, located between Holly Street and West Main Street, beginning at 3:00pm. Free ice cream will be handed out to kids of all ages that would like to come and play on the new playground equipment. The family donated the equipment in memory of Suzie Kringen's husband Randy, who passed away in April of 2014. She decided pretty quickly that the memorial money would be best used to upgrade Lalonde Park, which...

  • Warrant Of The Week

    Sidney Police Department|Apr 20, 2016

    On March 31, 2016 a Bench warrant was issued out of Seventh Judicial District Court in Richland County Montana for Kamron Ivan McLaughlin for Failure to Appear, with original charge of Possession of a dangerous drug, a felony. Crimestoppers would like to remind everyone that it is a crime to knowingly harbor a person that is wanted by a law enforcement agency. Kamron Ivan McLaughlin is 21 years of age; White male, 6'2", 165 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair. The subject failed to appear for a Be...

  • Quickbooks Training

    Cheryl Peterson|Apr 20, 2016

    JSEC is happy to be sponsoring another basic Quickbooks hands-on-training April 26 & 27 in the evenings from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the Sidney-Richland County Library. Shannon May from Dawson Community College will be presenting and bringing 10 laptops with the QuickBooks 2015 installed. For that reason, class size is limited so please let me know asap if you would like to attend. Cost for the 2 evening class is $99.00. Six Continuing Ed credits are available, just put a note on your registration that you would like to apply for them. You can...

  • Letter To The Editor

    Apr 20, 2016

    For years the GOP has controlled the Montana Legislature, and the Democrats have fought against them. Prior to this partisan divide both parties worked together for the greater good of all Montanans. This is no longer the case. Instead of both parties working together for the good of the people, they have focused primarily on the needs of their respective parties. When you have politicians that are more willing to vote to satisfy their party’s agenda rather than what is best for the people you HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM. This system is obviously not w...

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Apr 20, 2016

    Last week I had talked about Square Foot Gardening, which is a big trend right now, but there is another type of gardening that is very beneficial to butterflies; butterfly gardens. North Dakota State University Extension Service has a publication called “Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota”, written by Janet Knodel, Gerald Fauske and Ronald Smith. This is a great resource for those that want to start a butterfly garden in their yard, if you would like this publication please call the off...

  • Clean Williston Week April 23-30

    Barbara Peterson|Apr 20, 2016

    Williston Mayor Howard Klug has declared Clean Williston Week April 23-30, 2016. The Williston City Commission at its April 12 meeting approved the declaration. Clean Williston Week is part of the “I Williston Keep Williston Clean! Will You?” campaign started in 2011. The citywide cleanup will kick off the week on Saturday, April 23. “The spring cleanup makes us proud of our city, it reminds us not to litter, and it’s a great way to kick off the summer,” said Williston Mayor Howard Klug. Saturday’s citywide cleanup will be headquarter...

  • Foundation For Community Care Now Accepting 2016 Grant Applications

    Gina Heckey|Apr 20, 2016

    In May the Foundation for Community Care’s volunteer Board of Directors will provide financial support for local healthcare. Each year the Foundation is able to offer grants by distributing a portion of the earnings from its Endowment Fund. Ensuring the Continuance & Quality of Local Healthcare Services is the mission of the Foundation for Community Care. “Each year, we strive to achieve that goal” stated Gina Heckey, executive director. “We are extremely fortunate to have great quality healthcare in our area and by providing grants for health...

  • Lieutenant Governor Candidate Lesley Robinson Visits Sidney On April 16th

    Apr 20, 2016

    Lieutenant Governor Candidate Lesley Robinson Visits Sidney On April 16th Lesley Robinson, who is running for Lieutenant Governor with Republican Governor candidate Gene Gianforte, was in Sidney on Saturday, April 16th. The current Phillips County Commissioner met with the public at the Meadowlark Brewery & Public House to visit with area residents and answer questions. Robinson is a 4th generation Phillips County resident with strong ties to the farming and ranching community. She and her...

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