Articles from the April 26, 2023 edition


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  • Richland County Fair & Rodeo Has An Extravaganza Of Entertainers For 2023

    Meagan Dotson|Apr 26, 2023

    Get ready to be entertained at the 2023 Richland County Fair & Rodeo, happening Aug. 2-5. Country artist Kip Moore will be headlining this year's concert on Saturday night. He recently released two new singles and his album "Damn Love" will drop April 28. The Richland County Fair & Rodeo is still waiting to announce the opening act, but, according to Pam Shelmidine, fair manager, they have scheduled a 'young, up and coming opener'. Of course, there will be rodeos Thursday and Friday nights,...

  • S.T.E.M. Center Ribbon Cutting

    Apr 26, 2023

    The S.T.E.M. Center Ribbon Cutting took place on Thursday, April 20 at Fox Hills Elementary School....

  • Richland County Welcomes New Planner Rachel Laqua With Interstate Engineering

    Meagan Dotson|Apr 26, 2023

    Rachel Laqua, Interstate Engineering, was recently appointed as the Richland County Planner. Richland County has not had a county employed planner since 2018 when Marcy Hamburg retired; at that time Richland County made the decision to contract the position to Joel Nelson, a certified planner in the state of Montana. Nelson resided in the western part of Montana, which was not always conducive to the quick progression of projects, and Nelson decided to step away from the position in the fall of...

  • Hellandsaas Retires After 50 Years Of Helping Kids & The Elderly

    Apr 26, 2023

    "Working with kids and the elderly is always fun," states Marcia Hellandsaas, retiring McKenzie County Extension Agent after nearly 34 years. Hellandsaas graduated from Regent High School, has a BS degree in home economics from NDSU and began her career in Williston working for the North Dakota Health Department as an environmental health inspector, inspecting restaurants, bars, motels, campgrounds, in northwest North Dakota. She noticed an opening ad for an extension agent in Watford City, whic...

  • Jeff Fuhrmann, 51, Worland, WY

    Apr 26, 2023

    Jeff Fuhrmann passed away unexpectedly on April 16, 2023, in Texas. Jeff was born on June 15, 1971, to Dennis and Dorothy (Volk) Fuhrmann in Sidney, MT. Jeff met Heidi Anderson in Powell, WY, and were united in marriage on Feb. 14, 1994, in Powell, WY. To their union four children were born, Angie, Bailey, Brandie, and Justin. He had many farm and construction jobs. He loved taking care of all the animals, especially his own small goat farm. He also enjoyed working with heavy equipment. He...

  • Iva "Ann" Cross Lagasse, 87, Sidney, MT

    Apr 26, 2023

    Funeral services for Iva "Ann" Cross Lagasse, 87, Sidney were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Faith Alliance Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. Visitation was on Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the funeral home and one hour before services at the church. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery, Alexander, ND. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with...

  • Rollover In McKenzie Co. With Serious Injuries

    Apr 26, 2023

    A one vehicle roll over Thursday, April 20, at approximately 7:37 CST on Hwy 73 near mile marker 2, approximately 18 miles east of Watford City, ND, resulted in serious injuries. A 2011 Jeep Wrangler, driven by a 26-year-old, male, Buda, TX, was traveling westbound on Hwy 73. The Jeep lost control, entered the south ditch, and rolled. The driver was ejected and sustained serious life-threatening injuries. The driver was taken by ambulance to McKenzie County Health, Watford City, then flown to Trinity Health, Minot. At the time of the crash the...

  • REDC Welcomes New Project Assistant Amelia Messer

    Meagan Dotson|Apr 26, 2023

    Richland Economic Development Corp. (REDC) has hired part time Project Assistant Amelia Messer after being without a project assistant since Dec. 1, 2022. At the end of March the local church Amelia Messer had worked at for the last six years reduced her hours and she began to look for other employment options. As it happened, her mother Leslie Messer, REDC director, was in need of a project assistant. Leslie Messer discussed it with executive board members before encouraging her daughter to app...

  • Ag in the Classroom

    Apr 26, 2023

    The Sidney Chamber Ag Committee, Sidney and Lambert FFA and MSU Extension held Ag in the Classroom day for Richland County students at the Richland County Event Center April 20....

  • Lindblom Still Active At 99

    Dianne Swanson|Apr 26, 2023

    Dr. Stanley Lindblom, Sidney, celebrated his 99th birthday with friends last Tuesday, April 18. This charming, soft-spoken gentleman still lives in his own house, takes care of his own yard and meets the guys for coffee and conversation every morning. When asked about how it feels to be turning 99, Lindblom chuckled a bit and said that time marches on and we have to march along with it. "You have to keep doing something," he said. "You have to keep your body and mind functioning. You can't just...

  • Sidney Eagle Baseball Results

    Apr 26, 2023

    Sidney Eagle baseball lost both games to the Butte Bulldogs on Friday, April 21 in Columbus. Scores for the first game was 0-12 and the second game 0-13. On Saturday, April 22, the Eagles played their first home game vs. Watford City. The Eagles lost 8-2. Their record is now three wins and five losses. Their next game is Thursday, April 27 in Stanley, ND and their next home game is Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. To keep up with the Eagles when they're on the road, download the free...

  • Dance Talent Competition, Sidney, April 22-23

    Robyn Heck|Apr 26, 2023

    Cindy Linde put on the Dance Talent Competition at the Sidney High School Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. "Our mission at dance talent company is education driven. We provide high-quality, fair, and professional competitions, and conventions. Studio owners have a company they can rely on to host two-day competitions at very reasonable fees. We hire only judges who can give the most helpful feedback they deserve. Dancers have a space where they show off their artistry and rely on honest...

  • Books On Broadway To Celebrate National Independent Book Store Day

    Dianne Swanson|Apr 26, 2023

    Join Chuck and the staff Saturday, April 29 for a laid-back celebration of 30 years as an independent book store. Munch on some popcorn and sip some root beer as you check out the vast array of books for all ages and interests. Catch some local music too at Books on Broadway which is celebrating 30 years since Robin Wilder opened the popular attraction at 12 1/2 E. Broadway, Williston, ND. Books on Broadway is always happy to help you locate a hard-to-find book and special orders are always welcome. Check out their unique toys and amazing gift...

  • Steven F. Sander, 82, Fairview, MT

    Apr 26, 2023

    Family service for Steven F. Sander, 82, Fairview, MT is at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. The family would like his friends to come to the service and share their stories about their father, Steven. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at...

  • Guest Opinion: Legislative Report

    Senator Steve Hinebauch|Apr 26, 2023

    Greetings from Helena! The committees are about finished with their work. In Judiciary Committee, we had a Governor’s Judicial appointment for District 9, Gregory Bonilla. Shelby will be his headquarters. He answered my questions on the constitution well. He will be confirmed on the Senate Floor this week. In Fish and Game committee we had two Governor’s appointments to confirm for the State Parks and Recreation Board, Liz Whiting, and John Marancik. They will also be confirmed on the Senate Floor this week. Monday is going to be a busy day...

  • Allcheck Now Offering FAA Physicals

    Jaymi Mozeak|Apr 26, 2023

    In August 2022, Dr. Carlos Trevino MD added a new skill to his many abilities as a physician. Allcheck Medical Clinic is now offering Class 2 & 3 DOT-FAA Physicals to the many things they already offer to the community as a medical practice. Dr. Trevino looked into getting certified to do FAA Physicals in 2019. With Covid happening, his plans were put on hold. He had several friends in the area who possessed pilot's licenses and asked if he could do it since the physician, they currently went...

  • North Dakota High School State Bar Association Mock Trial

    Apr 26, 2023

    Students from Legacy High School and Alexander High School participated in the State Bar Association of North Dakota's (SBAND) High School Mock Trial Competition, on April 11. The competition was held in the Burleigh County Courthouse. Judge volunteers as presiding judges were Judge Britta Joyce, Bismarck; and Nicholas Nelson, Wahpeton. Attorney volunteer scoring judges of the competition were: Kristin Binder, Bismarck; Pat Brooke, Bismarck; William Behrmann, Bismarck, and Brad Peterson,...

  • A Sweet Donation

    Cassandra Markwald|Apr 26, 2023

    The Richland County Food Bank has relied on Sidney Sugars for help meeting our client's needs. Company operations are winding down. The food bank has been supported by Sidney Sugars for 20+ years. At the food bank we have begun to put our relationship with the company and our community in focus. The food bank board would like to thank Dave Garland, and the employees of Sidney Sugars for their support through the years. Wednesday, April 12, Sidney Sugars employees delivered 2,000 lbs. of sugar...

  • Spring Shrub Choices

    Andy Kuester|Apr 26, 2023

    Spring has sprung! After what felt like an unusually long winter people are excited to enjoy the outdoors again. In this article, I'll focus on some shrub choices for early-season interest. Among my favorite spring shrub choices is that of Forsythia. These stunning "light barked" shrubs can make a great specimen for a hedge or visual privacy. Achieving a height of between six and ten feet with rich green foliage all summer perhaps the most interesting thing about Forsythia is that they flower be...

  • Bolstad Book Signing May 6

    Diannne Swanson|Apr 26, 2023

    Erika Bolstad will be signing her debut novel, "Windfall" The Prairie Woman Who Lost Her Way and the Great-Granddaughter Who Found Her, Saturday, May 6 from 1-4 p. m. at Books On Broadway, Williston. Books on Broadway owner Chuck Wilder highly recommends this book as it is a family history and a great example of the oil boom in this area. "Ms. Bolstad has visited this area researching the family history and mineral ownership in Divide County. Her great-grandmother homesteaded in Larson, ND....

  • Sidney Senior Class Scavenger Hunt May 21

    Apr 26, 2023

    The Sidney High School Seniors graduate on Sunday, May 21 and a group of junior parents are putting together an event for the senior class from 9 p.m.-dawn. Students will scavenger hunt around town for prizes and “money”. At dawn they will have a Chinese style auction for prizes. Organizer Robyn Heck said, “If it keeps one person from drinking on graduation night, it will be worth it.” Heck and her committee are collecting donations and funds for the event. If you would like to contribute with a donation or be open to participate in the eve...

  • Watford City's Food Truck Rodeo Rides Into Town For Second Go-Round, June 9-11

    Apr 26, 2023

    Watford City, ND - Last year’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo brought many area and statewide food trucks to the Bakken for a weekend full of flavor. In its second year, promoters are eager to grow not only the culinary offerings, but the family fun options in and around the festival site. Something they say moving the event back one weekend and joining forces with the Rough Rider Center will accomplish. “There’s so much more happening in conjunction with this year’s event,” says Mike Schmitz, event producer and owner of 701 Food Trucks. Attendance...

  • Golf With The Griz May 23

    Apr 26, 2023

    Fans & alumni of the University of Montana are invited to the Grizzly Scholarship Banquet and Golf Tournament Tuesday, May 23 at the Sidney Country Club. The Griz are back on their annual Spring Tour and the Sidney Chapter of the Grizzly Scholarship Association is inviting all supporters of the Griz to come out and show their support and enjoy a dinner and silent auction starting at 6 p.m. An 18-hole golf scramble will also be held that day with registration beginning at 11 a.m. and golf at 1 p.m. UM officials will be golfing during the day...

  • Spring Clean Williston Event Scheduled For April 29

    Mitch Melberg|Apr 26, 2023

    Williston, ND - The City of Williston’s annual spring Clean Williston event is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, Clean Williston will be held on Saturday, May 6, and this change will be announced on City of Williston social media and www.cityofwilliston.com. This year’s spring event is once more changing locations, moving from Davidson Park to the Williston Public Works facility. The annual event invites the public to volunteer to help beautify the city by signing up for a zone within Wil...

  • Talk Trashy To Me, May 12

    Apr 26, 2023

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting “The Beautification of Downtown Sidney” Friday, May 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.. The goal is to clean up specific blocks in designated areas and also challenge businesses to spring clean their store fronts. The theme of the event is “Talk Trashy to Me!” There will be a contest in two categories which consist of Biggest Crew and Best Results. The community will be asked to help decide the winner of the Best Results, as they will be voted online, with photo submission from the team and businesses via Faceboo...

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