Articles from the May 20, 2015 edition


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  • Fairview Fire Emergency Preparedness

    Jonetta Erickson|May 20, 2015

    On April 30, 2015, an emergency preparedness drill was conducted at the Gavilon Grain facility in Fairview, MT, in conjunction with the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department. A scenario was developed where a Gavilon employee entered a large grain bin in order to sweep and clean the structure. It was simulated that the employee either had a medical emergency or was overcome by some type of atmospheric condition. At 4:41 p.m., the location simulated an emergency 911 call to local first responders....

  • Sidney Memorial Day Activities

    Violet Tharp|May 20, 2015

    The Flags of Honor Committee, along with volunteers from the Sidney Lions Club and other volunteers, will post 130 flags around Veterans Park beginning at 6:00 a.m. Flags posted will begin with “Ted Goss” and end at “John Miller”. People carrying flags in that group can take the flag and go to the VFW Club beginning at 10:00. People wanting flags from the Flags of Honor room must sign out the flag before taking it. These can be carried on a pole or folded. The parade will begin at 11:00 at the VFW Club, head west to Central Avenue, then go sout...

  • Memorial Day Speaker

    Violet Tharp|May 20, 2015

    Sheila L. Coulter (Schwegel) was born and raised in Kalispell, MT. After graduating from high school in 1997 she enlisted in the United States Air Force. She served in the Financial Management and Comptroller career field and was stationed in Denver, CO, San Antonio, TX, Osan, South Korea and Lakenheath, United Kingdom. Throughout this time she also travelled many other places on temporary duty assignments. In 2007 she separated from the USAF and returned back to Montana to raise her son Joseph. Although her time in the military is over, she...

  • The Roundup Memorial Day Deadlines

    May 20, 2015

    The Roundup will be closed Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day. The deadline for our Wednesday, May 27 issue is noon Thursday, May 21. Enjoy a safe Memorial Day weekend....

  • Father Shinnick Benefit June 7th

    Jerry Kessler|May 20, 2015

    Father Edward "Ned" Shinnick was diagnosed in January 2015 with esophageal cancer. The diagnostic workup and treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, and possible surgery) have been expensive, and have taken their toll on his legendary vitality. He is bravely dealing with this issue. He has appreciated all of your prayers and concerns. As you know, he has been a dedicated servant to the regional church community (Catholics and other churches) and has been a strong force for "community building"...

  • Steve Olson, 62, Sidney, MT

    May 20, 2015

    Funeral services for Steve Olson, 62, of Sidney were held Friday, May 15, 2015, at Fulkerson Memorial Chapel of Sidney. Burial was in the Richland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Steve died on Monday afternoon, May 11, 2015, at his home....

  • Jeremy L. Churchill, 34, Sidney, MT

    May 20, 2015

    Funeral services for Jeremy L. Churchill, 34, of Sidney, were at 2:00 pm, Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Richland County Event Center with Pastor David Huskamp of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church of Sidney officiating. Cremation followed services under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Jeremy died on Sunday evening, May 10, 2015, of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident....

  • Burgers, Brews And Blues At The MDHC June 20

    May 20, 2015

    The MonDak Heritage Center is excited to announce a brand new event for the summer of 2015: Burgers, Brews and Blues! This inaugural event will take place on June 20, 2015 and will benefit the museum and the art, history and cultural events that are open to the community throughout the year. Our entertainment will feature the blues stylings of The Jared Stewart Band out of Crow Agency, Montana. In addition to some great blues music, there will be burgers for herbivores and carnivores alike, as well as all the makings of a great summer...

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop

    Nicole Hackley|May 20, 2015

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with one suicide occurring every 17 minutes. Montana has the highest suicide rate in the nation, with Eastern Montana being higher than the State average. In an effort to prevent these tragic events, District II Alcohol and Drug Program is working to help communities develop stronger suicide prevention plans and increase the number of trained caregivers in the region to prevent suicide and help those in crisis. District II will provide community members with training in suicide...

  • Sidney Track Heads to State

    May 20, 2015

    Sidney has 21 individuals heading to state track this Friday and Saturday. For the girls in the 3,200 meter run, Tess Ler placed 6th. In the 400 meter relay Sidney placed 4th, the team consisted of Hailey Steinbeisser, Breanna Frank, Tenna Cooley and Ciara Sinks. In the 1,600 meter relay Sidney placed 3rd, the team consisted of Lakayla Nentwig, Ciara Sinks, Myka Steinbeisser and Breanna Frank. In pole vault Harmony Hampton took 1st, Aubrey Kessel took 2nd and Myka Steinbeisser took 6th. In...

  • 'Gardening Through The Ages' Exhibit Is Open For Viewing At The Confluence Center

    Meagan Dotson|May 20, 2015

    In addition to their permanent display, as of May 1st the Confluence Center got a new temporary display which only happens about once every two years. 'Gardening through the Ages' is an interesting look at the history and progression gardens and gardeners have had in this area. The exhibit takes guests through the trials, errors, and successes of early gardeners who tended their gardens through extreme weather, hailstorms, short growing seasons, early frost, pests, and drought. For the Mandan...

  • Light Up the Wild West August 15th & 16th

    Tie Shank|May 20, 2015

    WILLISTON: Light Up the Wild West is a 2-day festival style concert featuring 10 big bands from Christian, Country, and Rock music - offering a wide range of music. Held at the Raymond Family Community Center with Vegas Sound and Lighting, one of the best sound and light systems in the world, this event is sure to offer something for everybody. There are 2 days with 10 big bands, Vegas quality production, air-conditioned venue, concession food. Doors open at 6 o’clock – first performance sta...

  • Re-Tree Richland County Held May 16th

    Meagan Dotson|May 20, 2015

    The Re-Tree Richland County workshop was held Saturday, May 16 at the Sidney Country Club with approximately 40 people in attendance. This is the second year the workshop was held under the direction of Stephanie Ridl, City Parks Superintendent, certified arborist, and Richland County Tree Board Secretary along with the Richland County Tree Board. In 2014 the workshop was open to anyone, however only those within city limits were provided with trees to plant; the interest and success of last...

  • Risinger Goes To State Special Olympic Games In Missoula

    Meagan Dotson|May 20, 2015

    Fifteen year old Fairview sophomore Dean Risinger is participating in his seventh year of the Special Olympics, receiving a gold medal for the 100 meter run, softball throw, and bowling. He is currently at the State Games in Missoula, MT and this is his third year being eligible for the Norbie Challenge, which is based on 100 plus ticket sales. Risinger’s mother Michelle Judd notes that without the support of friends, family, and area businesses he would not make the sales every year to have t...

  • Roosevelt Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives Grant

    Jaimee Green|May 20, 2015

    Roosevelt Medical Center is one step closer to replacing the window in the resident's Sun Room, after its Foundation recently received $1,525.00 from American State Bank and Trust of Williston, through the Maude M. Schuetze Foundation. The Roosevelt Memorial Healthcare Foundation made the application request last month in an effort to continue to reach their goal of $18,000 to complete the window project. To date, about $10,000 has been raised. "The Foundation is continually inspired by the...

  • DOT Announces Final Rule For Transporting Crude By Rail

    Tie Shank|May 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON – On May 1, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a final rule for transporting crude by rail. The rule focuses on safety improvements that are designed to prevent accidents, mitigate consequences in the event of an accident, and support emergency response. The rule does the following: Unveils a new, enhanced tank car standard and an aggressive, risk-based retrofitting schedule for older tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol; Requires a new braking standard for c...

  • Stockman Bank Recognized As Top Performing Bank

    Sheri Sukut|May 20, 2015

    Stockman Bank was recognized by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) as one of the top 25 industry performers in 2014. They ranked 9th overall in the United States for Community Banks with more than $1 billion in assets. Stockman Bank has received this distinction numerous times since recognition began in 1998. “Being named the Best of the Best for 2015 by the ICBA is a reflection of Stockman’s commitment to our customers and our communities,” comments Bill Coffee, chief executive officer of Stockman Bank. “It is this commitm...

  • Murrill Hired As Montana Farm Bureau Regional Manager

    Rebecca Colnar|May 20, 2015

    Rikki Murrill has been hired to serve as Montana Farm Bureau's South/Central Montana Regional Manager. Murrill was raised in the Great Falls/Cascade area where she was involved in 4H and FFA, raising hogs, 4-H steers and starting her own herd of commercial cattle. She graduated from Montana State University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education. While in college, she was active in MFBF's Collegiate Young Farmers & Ranchers and is currently an active member of the Yellowstone...

  • Arnie & Lola Hansen Awarded AAU Lifetime Member Award

    Heather Johnson|May 20, 2015

    At the AAU wrestling banquet on May 7, Arnie & Lola Hansen were presented the AAU Lifetime Member Award. Son, Ray Hansen started wrestling at age 5 in 1986. Arnie usually hauled Ray and a car full of kids every weekend to AAU meets. His favorite thing to do was harass the referees. When they moved into their current home, it became a popular hangout for the wrestlers after practice with the indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub. Lola also fed them lots of lasagna. Even after Ray graduated, wrestlers...

  • Sherry And Janae's Annual Softball Tournament June 20th

    Tammy Pedersen|May 20, 2015

    Sherry and Janae's Annual Softball Tournament will soon be here. It will be held Saturday, June 20th at South Meadow Softball Complex. This event is open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Entry fee is $100/team. I invite you to put a team or teams together with your employees, family, and friends. This year we are not only celebrating Sherry's life but also Janae Moore's life. We will continue to honor both of them with our annual softball tournament. Softball was a sport...

  • Summer Hours For Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

    Loren Yellow Bird|May 20, 2015

    Fort Union Trading Post is currently open every day from 9:00am to 5:30pm Central Daylight Time. On Saturday, May 23, Fort Union will change from the winter hours to our summer hours. These hours will be from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm (Central Time). These hours will be in effect from Memorial Day to the end of Labor Day on September 6, 2015. Fort Union’s Trade House will be open every day during the summer hours with living history interpreters on site interpreting the history. Our special events are scheduled for the summer as well, so stop in at...

  • STAND 4 Youth's Second Annual Dodgeball Tournament

    May 20, 2015

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