Articles from the May 4, 2022 edition

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  • Powder Keg Celebrating 50 Years!

    Dianne Swanson|May 4, 2022

    Powder Keg in Fairview invites everyone to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary now through May 15 with daily specials on food and drinks which will be posted on Facebook, as well as nightly drawings for a $50 gift card, no purchase necessary. Harold and Charlene Helland opened Powder Keg May 7, 1972 with endless support from the community. A veteran of the Korean War, Harold credits "the greatest generation" World War II vets with pushing him to get a job, go to college, and create a good...

  • Brewer Pleads Not Guilty in Wetzstein Homicide

    May 4, 2022

    Lyndsee Colette Brewer, 51, was arrested on Tuesday, April 26 in Miles City, MT in connection with the homicide of Christopher Arthur Wetzstein. On Jan. 28, 2022, officers with the Sidney Police Department were dispatched to an apartment building on the 900 block of 3rd St. NW after receiving a request for a welfare check for an individual who had failed to show up at work. The responding officers subsequently located a male subject, Christopher A. Wetzstein, 50, deceased in his bed with an...

  • Montana Public Service Commission Holds Listening Session on MDU's 2021 Biennial Electric Integrated Resource Plan

    May 4, 2022

    The Montana Public Service Commission held a public listening session on Montana Dakota Utilities Co.'s 2021 Biennial Electric Integrated Resource Plan in Sidney April 18. Montana Public Service Commissioners Randy Pinocchi and Tony O'Donnell were instrumental in scheduling a session for the public with MDU to get information on the their plans for biennium. Darcy Neigum, MDU Systems Operations and Planning director, opened the session explaining MDU's 2020-2021 Integrated Resource Planning...

  • Montana Eastern District Democratic US House Candidate Forum Rescheduled, Sidney, May 19

    May 4, 2022

    The Montana Eastern District Democratic US House Candidate Forum has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. at VFW, 124 2nd Ave. NE, Sidney. Candidates Penny Ronning, Mark Sweeney and Skylar Williams will be present to introduce themselves and answer questions. No charge, snacks provided....

  • Health Department Offers COVID Vaccine Monday through Wednesday

    Stephanie Ler|May 4, 2022

    Beginning Monday, May 2, COVID vaccines will be available by appointment during regularly scheduled vaccine clinic hours at the Richland County Health Department. Regular clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MST. Routine child and adult vaccines are available at regular clinic hours. COVID vaccine offerings include the 2-dose Pfizer series for those 12 and older, and Moderna series for 18 and older, as well as first and second boosters. Pediatric Pfizer is available for those 5 and older. A limited stock of...

  • Irene Lorenz, 98, Sidney, MT

    May 4, 2022

    Funeral services for Irene Lorenz, 98, Sidney, MT, were at 10 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2022, at Ebenezer Congregational Church, Sidney, MT, Pastor Richard Evans officiating. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Wanda Fischer, 94, Bismarck, ND formerly of Sidney, MT

    May 4, 2022

    Funeral services for Wanda Fischer, 94, Bismarck, ND formerly of Sidney, MT are at 1 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022, at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • John Redman, 84, Billings, MT formerly of Sidney, MT

    May 4, 2022

    Memorial services for John Redman, 84, Billings, MT formerly of Sidney, MT were at 2 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2022, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT, Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Alexander High School Community Blood Drive, May 13

    May 4, 2022

    The Alexander High School will be having a blood drive at the Alexander High School gym Friday, May 13 from 12-4 p.m. To schedule an appointment call the Alexander Public School, 701-828-3334. All donors will receive a free COVID Antibody test with their donation. For more information call 877-258-4825 or visit

  • Richland County Farmer's Market Organizational Meeting May 19

    Carrie Krug and Marley Manoukian|May 4, 2022

    MSU Richland County Extension will be hosting an organization meeting for this year’s Richland County Farmer’s Market at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at the MSU Richland County Extension Office, 1499 N Central Ave. If you are a past vendor or are interested in becoming a vendor, you are encouraged to attend this open meeting. Market vendors can sell a variety of products; ranging from handmade items to produce, baked goods, and more. The organization details and safety regulations of food sales at the Richland County Farmer’s Market will be discu...

  • Upcoming Programs At Fort Buford & Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

    State Historical Society of North Dakota|May 4, 2022

    Williston, ND - The public is invited to these upcoming events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. All events are free and open to the public. All times are Central time. May 14: Grand Opening of Writing Rock Playground, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Writing Rock State Historic Site near Grenora. May 19: Confluence History Book Club, 7 p.m. Join other history buffs for a discussion of this month’s book, “Our Southern Highlanders” by Horace Kephart. May 21: Historical Sewing, Textiles, and Projects, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m....

  • Sidney's Dragging Main Event Rescheduled

    May 4, 2022

    Last Saturday's Dragging Main Food Drive was rescheduled for May 7 because of a disheartening weather forecast, but people still gathered at Footers with their vehicles. Pictured: A Dodge Charger, Nissan 370 Z, and Chevy 1500 at Footers and ready to drag main. (Photo by Jaymi Mazeak)...

  • Mid-Rivers Participating In Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

    Erin Lutts|May 4, 2022

    The Internet is essential for participation in today's world. School, work, starting a business, accessing government services, job seeking, paying bills, and even medical care are going online. If you are having trouble affording Internet for essential needs, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) may be able to help. The ACP is a federal government benefit program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Mid-Rivers Communications is a participating provider in the ACP,...

  • Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Available To Small Businesses In Eastern Montana

    Leslie Messer|May 4, 2022

    Small nonfarm businesses in 10 North Dakota counties and neighboring counties in Montana are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began April 15, 2022. Primary North Dakota counties: Billings, Divide, Golden Valley, McKenzie and Williams; Neighboring North Dakota counties: Burke, Dunn, Mountrail, Slope and Stark; Neighboring Montana counties: Fallon,...

  • Potential For Grass Tetany

    Marley Manoukian|May 4, 2022

    As grass begins to grow following the much-needed moisture, there is a potential for grass tetany to occur. Grass tetany is a serious metabolic disorder in cattle that is a result of two issues occurring simultaneously: 1) lactating animals have high magnesium requirements, and 2) lush, green grass is low in magnesium and unable to meet such requirements. Grass tetany is caused by low levels of magnesium in the blood and affects lactating cows grazing lush, green grass. Magnesium requirements are high in lactating animals and increase as their...

  • Celebrate Earth Day, Sidney, Postponed To May 7

    May 4, 2022

    Come celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with us! Communities in Action and AmeriCorps have been working with the community to put together a fun, Earth and tree focused event to celebrate both Earth and Arbor Day, and honor National Week of Service! They will be gathering in Veterans Memorial Park, Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to plant some trees, talk about the Earth, and enjoy some light fare. They would also like to see just how much garbage can be collected, so they are suggesting that you gather some family and friends and clean up...

  • North Dakota Utilizes UAS Network To Assist Storm Recovery Efforts With Drones

    May 4, 2022

    BISMARCK, N.D. – After another round of severe weather brought blizzard conditions, heavy snow and ice to western North Dakota this past weekend, the state has enlisted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies to help restore services to residents and assist recovery efforts, Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a joint release with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS). North Dakota mobilized UAS to survey rural areas, locating and assessing damage to utility infrastructure, and to help prioritize resources for repairs and recovery. The r...

  • Neu Hopes for a Successful Racing Season

    Anna Dragseth|May 4, 2022

    This season, 20-year-old Ethan Neu, Fairview, is excited to get back on the track with a new race car wrap and mindset. His first race of the season will be at the Williston Basin Speedway, May 7. This is Neu's second year of racing, driving the No. 51E car in the IMCA Hobby Stock classification. He has competed on tracks all over North Dakota including Williston, Minot, Dickinson, Bottineau, and Underwood. Last year, Neu took home a win at a race in Minot during Labor Day weekend. This year, Ne...

  • Sloan Celebrates Citizenship

    May 4, 2022

    Kelly Sloan, former pastor of Fairview Alliance Church, celebrates his new U.S. citizenship with good old American apple pie. Sloan is a Canadian immigrant that moved to Fairview in 1993. He was sworn in April 21 in Butte. His wife Lynn will become a citizen on June 16 in Billings. (Submitted photo)...

  • Cooking for 1 or 2

    Carrie Krug|May 4, 2022

    When you live in a smaller household or by yourself, it can be challenging to plan healthy meals. How much should I make? How can I make something without eating it for a whole week or throwing away a bunch of food? These could be questions you have asked yourself before when cooking for yourself or a smaller household. Alice Henneman University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Educator, has created a checklist of some items for “Planning Healthy Meals for One or Two” (2012). One of the general tips mentioned by Henneman is to cook once and eat...

  • Area Schools Compete in Glendive Track Meet

    May 4, 2022


  • Lower Yellowstone Chapter of ABATE Scootfest, Sidney, April 30

    May 4, 2022

    The Lower Yellowstone chapter of ABATE's Scootfest on April 30 consisted of a motorcycle show, motorcycle and bicycle rodeo, as well as a poker walk. The event was held at the Richland Rangers Arena, Sidney. Visit for more photos. (Photo by Jaymi Mozeak)...

  • New Fish Bypass Channel Open At Intake; Yellowstone River

    USACE - Omaha District|May 4, 2022

    Billings, MT - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the completion of the Lower Yellowstone fish bypass channel project near Glendive water is flowing and the channel is navigable. The success of this, three-year, $44 million construction project was due in part to the joint coordination efforts and contributions of intergovernmental organization resources to help improve the passage structure for the endangered pallid sturgeon and other native species around this Intake...

  • Help Available For Livestock Death Losses Due To Blizzard

    NDSU Extension Service News|May 4, 2022

    April blizzards may bring May flowers, but blizzards can also cause newborn calves and other livestock to become smothered, trampled and die due to the conditions created by adverse weather. These death losses can create an emotional and financial burden for livestock producers. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension specialists encourage ranchers to inquire about the Livestock Indemnity Program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). "The...

  • Hay Hotline Helps Ag Producers List And Look For Available Forage Or Pasture

    Chelsi Bay|May 4, 2022

    Helena, MT – As dry conditions persist throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) would like to remind farmers and ranchers that they can use the Hay Hotline, an online forum, to list their forage for sale or donation, and/or search listings for a variety of forage or pasture posted by other producers. “Dry conditions seem to be persisting, so the need for hay and pasture will be on everyone’s minds,” said MDA Director Christy Clark. “Our Hay Hotline is a free online listing page to find hay or pasture or list a need fo...

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