Articles from the May 6, 2015 edition


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  • Fairview Cleanup This Saturday

    Dianne Swanson|May 6, 2015

    It's spring cleaning time in Fairview. This Saturday, dumpsters will be available at the Fairview Fire Hall beginning at 8 am. There will also be a tree chipper. Unfortunately, there will not be an e-waste event due to recycling issues. Anyone needing help is asked to call Fairview City Hall at 742-5616 by Friday, or call 489-2624 on Saturday....

  • 9th Annual Early Bird Set To Tee Off

    Mike Mohl|May 6, 2015

    Registrations for the 9th Annual Early Bird Golf Scramble are now being accepted. This year the event is set for May 30th at the Sidney Country Club. Already many area businesses and individuals have committed to make a difference in our communities by golfing for the Sunrise Women’s Clinic. The Early Bird Golf Scramble has come to be known as a first class tournament that makes a difference in our world and this year is no exception. Sunrise Women’s Clinic is a nonprofit medical clinic offering early pregnancy confirmation and options edu...

  • Distracted Driving Presentation Held At MSU Extension Building

    May 6, 2015

    Jozi Moore presented her story in a Distracted Driving presentation on April 27 at the MSU Extension Building. There were also presentations by the Richland Country Injury Prevention Team, MT Highway Patrol, and Richland County EMS. This presentation was similar to the Jozi Moore presentations given at Richland County Schools. This presentation was held in efforts to reduce crashes, injuries and deaths related to distracted driving. Above: Officer Nile Obergfell of the MT Highway Patrol talks...

  • An Amazing 10th Year Event For Best Kept Secret Bra Auction – $43,000 Raised In 2015

    May 6, 2015

    The 10th annual Best Kept Secret Bra Auction was held on Friday May 1st, at the Richland County Events Center. Funds from the event go directly to the Cancer Coaltion Fund, held by the Foundation for Community Care. The Cancer Coalition Fund was originally created to help individuals offset costs associated with critical cancer screening tests. Two years ago an assistance account was also created with the fund. The money helps individuals in Richland County who are currently undergoing cancer treatment. The purpose of the fund is to offset the...

  • No E-Rase Your E-Waste Event In May

    Beth Redlin|May 6, 2015

    Members of the E-rase Your E-waste committee announced this week that there will be no e-waste collection in Sidney this spring, but that the event will be held as usual in the fall. “Our e-cycler recently informed us that they would not be able to take televisions or CRT monitors at our annual spring collection event in May because of a backlog of those items in recycling warehouses across the country,” Committee Chair Jackie Couture noted. “We also heard the same thing from Montana DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality). Because those...

  • NRCS Making $235 Million Available For Innovative New Conservation Partnerships

    May 6, 2015

    Bozeman, Mont., May 4, 2015—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $235 million available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Pre-proposals are due July 8, 2015. The RCPP will competitively award funds to conservation projects designed by local partners specifically for their region. Eligible partners include private companies, universities, nonprofit org...

  • Anna Brittain, 78, Sidney, MT

    May 6, 2015

    Memorial services for Anna Brittain, 78 of Sidney, MT will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Sidney with Pastor Rolf Preus officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT. Remembrances, pictures and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Anna died on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care Facility....

  • Ellen Johnson, 74, Watford City, ND

    May 6, 2015

    Memorial services for Ellen Johnson, 74, of Watford City, ND were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City with Pastor Rob Favorite officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment of her cremains was held at the Schafer Cemetery under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City. Remembrances, condolences and pictures can be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Ellen died early Wednesday morning, April 29, 2015, at the McKenzie Country Hospital, Watford City,...

  • Johnnie Candee, 89, Sidney, MT

    May 6, 2015

    Funeral services for Johnnie Candee, 89, of Sidney, MT were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Faith Alliance Church, Sidney, MT with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. Interment was held in the Richland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Johnnie died on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care Facility, Sidney, MT....

  • Kenneth "Kenny" Thornton, 83, Sidney, MT

    May 6, 2015

    Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth “Kenny” Thornton, 83, of Sidney, MT will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with Father Jim O’Neil presider. Wake services were held at 6:00 p.m., May 5, 2015, at the Fulkerson Funeral Memorial Chapel. Interment will take place in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT, under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Kenneth “Kenny” died on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Sidney Heal...

  • Richey Historical Museum Share Your 'Remember Whens' - Family Stories, History, Special Events, Pictures, News Clippings, And Memories

    Wanda Zuroff|May 6, 2015

    The Richey Historical Society is publishing a “100 Year Anniversary Book” of Richey and the surrounding community. Our goal is to have the book published in time for the Richey Centennial and All Class Reunion scheduled for July 15-17, 2016. Our funding is limited, not everyone received the letter that was sent out. It is our hope that those of you who use social media will help in passing the word along. Your information can be sent to: Richey Historical Society, Box 264, Richey, MT. 59259 or e-mail to [email protected] as soon a pos...

  • Music At The MonDak May 12th

    May 6, 2015

    The Arnstein Killingberg Orchestra from Leksvik, North Trondelag, Norway, will perform in concert at the MonDak Heritage Center on Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm. The 3-piece family orchestra will be performing traditional Norwegian music. This event is free and open to the public....

  • Re-Tree Richland County Workshop Will Be Held Saturday, May 16

    Meagan Dotson|May 6, 2015

    The Re-Tree Richland County event will be held Saturday, May 16 at the Sidney Country Club from 10:00 am until noon. This is a free 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, taking into consideration how big the tree will get, how close it’s planted to surrounding trees and structures, and power lines. It will be a hands-on class with MDU giving a presentation and Tim Fine from t...

  • Sidney Track Action

    May 6, 2015

  • A Steak in Ag

    May 6, 2015

    R-CALF USA may be defined as a non-profit producer organization, but our work benefits anyone who eats meat and lives in an economy that includes agriculture. We’re more than a producer organization; we’re your organization! R-CALF USA continues to fight for COOL. Recently in a meeting with White House Domestic Policy Council staff, R-CALF USA and other farm and consumer groups urged that President Obama direct his U.S. Trade Representative, Michael Froman, and his Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to steadfastly defend the United States...

  • Milestone Achieved In North Dakota – USDA Wildlife Habitat Conservation Program Reaches 1 Million Acres

    May 6, 2015

    FARGO, ND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that a major national conservation program that restores high-priority wildlife habitat has now surpassed 1 million acres with the recent enrollment of land in La Moure County, North Dakota. The initiative, known as State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), is a part of the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a federally-funded voluntary program that contracts with agricultural producers so that e...

  • McKenzie Co. Area Food Pantry in Watford City

    May 6, 2015

    Free food assistance for you and your family. All income eligible residents in McKenzie County welcome. Open dates and times are as follows: Thursdays from noon to 2 pm, Cashwise donates food giveaway to the Food Pantry, 1st Tuesday of each month from 5 pm to 7 pm and the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Food Pantry is located in the lower level of First Lutheran Church, 212 2nd Ave. NW, Watford City. For more information or to set up an appointment to visit the pantry call 701-444-3451 or http://www.mcfoodpantry.com. Pantry...

  • Hunters, Anglers Take Note Of New Legislation

    ND Game And Fish|May 6, 2015

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department tracked 23 outdoors-related bills during the 2015 legislative session, 12 of which were passed by both chambers and signed into law. The following bills take effect this year, unless otherwise noted. House Bill 1081 – Makes available to the Outdoor Adventure Foundation up to two spring turkey, one any-elk, one any-moose, seven deer and two pronghorn licenses for youth who have been diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness. In addition, provides for a study, during the 2015-16 interim, of N...

  • Study Defines Brain And Behavioral Effects Of Teen Binge Drinking

    Missy Smies|May 6, 2015

    Episodes of heavy alcohol consumption leading to intoxication are associated with many health and safety problems, including unintentional injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence and alcohol poisoning. Binge drinking, as defined by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), is drinking 5 or more alcoholic drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days, and this study shows just how dangerous it is for underage drinkers. Adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development...

  • Energy Share Appreciates its Volunteers

    Rachel Haberman|May 6, 2015

    One might think the worst of winter is over for the year, and that is true for most Montanans. However, thousands of families in this state are still struggling to catch up from their winter energy bills and many of them are facing loss of heat or lights right now, having no resources to pay their bill themselves. Even though the coldest temperatures are behind us, it is still very chilly if your furnace is out. Energy Share of Montana is a statewide, private, nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to help these folks before they lose...

  • Shale Energy Supply Chain Sustainability Workshops For MT & ND

    May 6, 2015

    The Pennsylvania SBDC is excited to partner with the Colorado, North Dakota, and Montana SBDCs to hold a series of events for business owners involved in the shale supply chain in May 2015. Three half-day workshops will be offered to small businesses currently part of the supply chain or considering new opportunities in the shale industry. North Dakota Shale Energy Supply Chain Sustainability Workshop, Wed, May 13, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Strom Center at Dickinson State University, 1679 6th...

  • "Boomtowners" Featuring The Bakken Airing Daily On Smithsonian Channel

    May 6, 2015

    "Boomtowners" plunges into a modern-day "gold rush" that's attracting thousands of people from all over the country to the Bakken, a region of North Dakota. An oil boom has turned the area into the epicenter of a white-hot industrial revolution, but a rise in jobs has also led to a surge in population and living costs. Experience this phenomenon first-hand through the eyes of newcomers and longtime residents trying to make a living there in this groundbreaking new docu-series about tapping into...

  • Roosevelt Medical Center Moves To Next Stage of Electronic Health Records

    Jaimee Green|May 6, 2015

    As operational expenses continue to increase and stricter regulatory standards have come into place, automated data collection has become a necessity in the healthcare industry. For Roosevelt Medical Center, incorporating a barcode system for tracking supplies is the next logical phase of implementation of their electronic health records system. This further expands RMC's use of integrated technology, going beyond the mandated federal requirements outlined through the Health Information Technolo...

  • North Dakota Boat Course

    ND Game And Fish|May 6, 2015

    Boat owners are reminded that children ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft this summer must first take the state’s boating basics course. State law requires youngsters ages 12-15 to pass the course before they operate a boat or personal watercraft with at least a 10 horsepower motor. In addition, major insurance companies give adult boat owners who pass the course a premium discount on boat insurance. The course is available for home-study from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Bismarck office. Two com...

  • Sidney Band and Choir

    May 6, 2015

    The Sidney band and choir was at the state music festival last Friday and Saturday. Pictured is Jared Steinbeisser and Matt Dey singing their duet. They received 1st place on it. Matt also received a 1st on his solo. The boys ensemble received a 1st place also and consisted of Jacob Rogers, Matt Dey, Jerren Jensen, Jared Steinbeisser, Cody Johnson, John Beyer and Chase Moorehouse. Photo by Kathy Johnson....

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