Articles from the December 21, 2016 edition


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  • Former Sidney Eagles Golf Coach Named Coach of the Year

    Cheyenne Wiley|Dec 21, 2016

    PGA Professional and former Sidney Eagles head golf coach, Ryan Troxel, has been named Coach of the Year by members of the Montana Coaches Association. Troxel has coached the Eagles' girls and boys golf since March 2015. He resigned earlier in December due to time constraints with a baby on the way. Under Troxel's guidance, the girls' golf team took home the Class A state championship this fall. "With the girls' team having the pressure on them all season as the favorite to win, ultimately...

  • Cape Air Holds Food and Toy Drive at all of its Airports in Montana

    Dec 21, 2016

    Cape Air, Montana’s Essential Air Service carrier, is holding a food and toy drive at all of its airports across Montana. Cape Air will be accepting canned goods, dry goods and toys through Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Bring a non-perishable food item or unwrapped gift to any of the following airports and be entered to win two round-trip tickets on Cape Air. All items will be donated to local food banks and charities. • Billings Logan International Airport- Billings, Montana • Sidney-Richland Airport- Sidney, Montana • Dawson Communi...

  • NFL Play Off Books Now Available

    Laura Schieber|Dec 21, 2016

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Sports and Rec Committee announced that NFL Play Off Books are now available at the Chamber Office & Reynolds Market. Winners receive $50 for play-off games, $75 for NFC & AFC championship games and a “Staycation” package for the Superbowl. The “Staycation” package includes a one night stay at Best Western Golden Prairie Inn or Richland Inn & Suites and a gift card to the Tap House. Winners are determined by the score at the end of the game. Proceeds from NFL books are used to fund bask...

  • Dr. Twigg Becomes Certified in Aesthetic Medicine

    Dec 21, 2016

    Sidney Health Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Shari Twigg will be offering a new service to residents living in the MonDak region and opening an Advanced Aesthetics practice in Fairview, MT. Aesthetic Medicine includes all medical procedures that are aimed at improving the physical appearance and satisfaction of the patient, using non-invasive to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. According to the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, this specialty is not confined to...

  • Caregivers Encouraged to Attend Workshop

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Dec 21, 2016

    Has caring for a loved one become stressful for you? Caregiving is rewarding, but let’s face it: caregiving is not easy—physically, emotionally and financially. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is a class designed to provide you, the family caregiver, with the skills you need to take care of yourself. Classes will be held on Thursdays, January 5 to February 9, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm CT at the NDSU Extension Service/McKenzie County Office Meeting Room (office is located in the County...

  • Aileen B. Moran Hackley, 84 Sidney, MT

    Dec 21, 2016

    Funeral services for Aileen B. Moran Hackley, 84, of Sidney are at 10 a.m., Friday, December 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Rolf Preus officiating. Interment will be in Richland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before service at the church. Remembrances condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Aileen died on Saturday,...

  • Donna Jackson, 78 Sidney, MT

    Dec 21, 2016

    Funeral services for Donna Jackson, 78, of Sidney, MT were at 10 a.m., Monday, December 19 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Interment followed in the Sidney Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home. Remembrances, pictures and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Donna died on Wednesday, December 14 at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care Facility....

  • Harold G. Johnson, 89 Sidney, MT

    Dec 21, 2016

    Funeral services for Harold G. Johnson, 89, of Sidney, MT were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church with Pastor David Hushamp officiating. Interment was in Richland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sidney, MT, under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Visitation was on Monday, December 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before services at the church. Harold G. died on...

  • Thank You

    Dec 21, 2016

    The Sidney High School Volleyball Program would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all those who made donations to the “Kill for a Cure” fundraiser we ran the month of October. This includes the parents, sponsors, and all of you who purchased items throughout this campaign. Thanks to your generosity, the Eagle Volleyball program raised over $14,000! The Eagle Volleyball organization feels blessed to share those funds by giving money to four individuals dealing with the fallout from cancer, the Emergency Medical Fund, the Cancer Coa...

  • Tis The Season For Free Holiday Ride Tokens

    Don Smies|Dec 21, 2016

    The Richland County DUI Task Force is continuing our effort to confront and reduce buzzed and impaired driving in our county. The Holiday Token Project runs from December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017. The free ride tokens are provided to local establishments. In turn the establishments disseminate the tokens to anyone who may be impaired, thus providing a free option to get home safe. The Task Force would like to continue with the Holiday Token Program, but we need your help. Last year the Holiday Token Program cost the Task Force $1425.86. We...

  • Shape It Up, It's Christmas

    Dec 21, 2016

    (Photos by Cheyenne Wiley)...

  • Positive Influenza Case in Richland County

    Julie Brodhead|Dec 21, 2016

    Richland County’s flu season has begun with a positive Influenza A case tested locally on December 14th, 2016. The preliminary result was confirmed on December 16th by MT State Public Health Lab showing Influenza A-Seasonal H3. The 53 yr old male was hospitalized and was not vaccinated for this influenza season. The symptoms of influenza: sudden onset of fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, headache, chest discomfort and a cough. A person may experience all or most of these symptoms. You may catch influenza or the “flu” when you breathe in th...

  • Greytak Calendars Available

    Dec 21, 2016

    Greytak Calendars are again available at Sidney financial institutions and at the Richland County extension office. At just $10 each, these make great gifts, or purchase some for yourself. All proceeds go towards 4-H projects....

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Dec 21, 2016

    Nutrition and Feeding of Beef Cattle Cattle are ruminants, the digestive system of cattle includes a large fluid filled rumen containing a large population of microbes. Microbes have the ability to break down fibrous components of roughages and initiate feed digestion. As feed passes from rumen to smaller stomach structures, the body absorbs the water and the animal’s digestive enzymes further break down feed for nutrient absorption. As calories define the energy in food we eat, and what is u...

  • Sidney Kiwanis Welcomes New Members

    Dec 21, 2016

    The Sidney Kiwanis Club welcomed three more new members last Thursday. Pictured, l to r, are Kay Johnson, Tara Rose-Miller and Jolene Baxter....

  • WSC to Offer Housing Scholarship

    Dec 21, 2016

    Just when you think its not possible for Regional and Williams County Graduate (WCG) Scholarship recipients to receive anything else, the Williston State College Foundation provides another scholarship to offset the expense of housing. For the next three years beginning Fall 2017, students attending WSC as part of the Regional or WCG Scholarship can apply for the Regional County Housing Scholarship to receive $1,000 per semester to live in Frontier Hall. “Having these dollars allocated to help with the offset of education expenses from our d...

  • Richland County Food Bank In Need of Community Support

    Dec 21, 2016

    The Richland County Food Bank is in need of community support. As fall has turned into winter we have seen a larger need within the community for food assistance. If you would consider sharing a can of tuna, ramen noodles, soups, dish soap, these are just a few of the items that we distribute every Monday and Thursday. All items need to be non-expired, and unopened. The Food Bank is available by appointment by calling 433-8142....

  • Squirts Win Home Tournament

    Marie Holler|Dec 21, 2016

    The Richland Rangers Squirts, coached by Mike Fink, hosted a tournament this weekend at the arena. Saturday they won all three of their seeding games to place them into 1st going into the 4 team single elimination tournament on Sunday. They were victorious beating out Watford City Black 4-1. It was a great weekend of fun for the boys as each team Saturday played 3 games. The games were followed by an on ice skills competition in which players from each team signed up to race forward, backward,...

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