Articles from the August 29, 2012 edition


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  • Alexander’s Old Settler’s Celebration This Weekend

    Jaimee Green|Aug 29, 2012

    Sixty-seven years ago the friendly gesture of providing beef for a neighborly picnic following harvest started a long time tradition of good eats, good fun and good old western styled hospitality. This year, the tradition Len Burns created all those years ago continues with something for everyone at the Alexander Old Settler’s Celebration including a beef barbecue picnic, parade, street dance, rodeo roping, chili cook-off, activities for youth and more. The fanfare kicks off on Aug. 31 and c...

  • NDRA Finals Rodeo Coming Out of the Chutes in Watford City

    Jaimee Green|Aug 29, 2012

    Roping. Riding. Guts. Glory. Do you really need more of a hint than that? Well, okay then! Here it goes. It’s rodeo time in Watford City and that, ol’ partner, is reason enough to scrape the mud off those cowboys boots, grab your best duds and mosey on into town to one of the wildest rodeos in the northwest. The two-day NDRA Rodeo Finals event will feature the talents of North Dakotas’ top 12 competitors in nine events, as they try to become the 2012 NDRA State Champion. The event is takin...

  • USDA Food Drive

    Aug 29, 2012

    For nearly one in six Americans, hunger is a reality. And while USDA employees help millions of Americans put food on their plate each year, we also know that folks turn to food banks and food pantries for additional help during these tough economic times. Too often, food banks don’t have enough to meet the demand. That’s why the Feds Feed Family food, now in its fourth year, is a cause we all need to make an interest in. This summer, USDA employees at over 1,400 offices across the country have been going above and beyond their daily dut...

  • J. K. Ralston to be Inducted to Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Aug 29, 2012

    Come celebrate with the MonDak Heritage Center the life and art of J. K. Ralston Sunday, September 9th, 3:30 pm. Ralston will be inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame this year. Immediately following the MonDak Annual Meeting, an Open House will be held with representatives from the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is also seeking additional artworks to display during the celebration, such as Ralston’s paintings, painted signs, even i...

  • Living History Weekend at Fort Union

    Aug 29, 2012

    Living History weekend September 1-3, and the story of Missionaries coming to Fort Union are this years’ Last Bell Tour for the Saturday night. The setting for this year’s Last Bell Tour is based on events that occurred over July 1 & 2, 1858 when two German Lutheran missionaries briefly visited at Fort Union. On June 22, 1858 the steamboat Twilight, an opposition boat leased to Frost, Todd & Co. off loaded Indian annuities for the Crow & Assiniboine. Also aboard were the two Missionaries, western artist Carl Wimar, Indian Agents Alexander Red...

  • Montana USDA Agencies Host Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Symposium Annual Agriculture Symposium Coming Sept. 25-27, 2012

    Aug 29, 2012

    Make plans now to attend the 12th annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Symposium at Montana Expo Park in Great Falls, Mont., Sept. 25-27, 2012. This symposium will give women involved in promoting Montana’s agriculture the opportunity to learn about issues affecting Montana’s rural agricultural communities, promote leadership development and further support women’s leadership roles within those communities. Topics for discussion include tax issues and estate planning, USDA agency updates, the carbon footprint of agriculture, grain mark...

  • Get Your Business Ready For Any Kind of Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

    Aug 29, 2012

    This summer millions of business across the country were forced to close their doors in the aftermath of power outages, approaching wildfires, and flooding caused by tropical storms. Business interruptions, even if it lasts just a few hours, cost business owners greatly in terms of lost productivity and profits. You can get help with your own business preparedness planning through a series of free webinars hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. The September series is presented in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready...

  • Olive Quinnell, 92, Sidney, MT

    Aug 29, 2012

    Funeral services for Olive Quinnell, 92, of Sidney, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at Faith Alliance Church in Sidney with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. Interment will be in the Richland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com....

  • Alice Schields, 94, Sidney, MT

    Aug 29, 2012

    Funeral services for Alice Schields, 94, of Sidney, will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Peoples Congregational Church in Sidney, MT. Burial will be in the Sidney Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com....

  • RN Local Unit Accepting Applications for Nursing Scholarship Program

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Sidney Health Center RN Local Unit is pleased to accept applications for its annual Nursing Scholarship program to be awarded for the second semester in January 2013. Richland County residents pursuing a nursing degree are encouraged to apply for funding provided they are a senior in a BSN program or an AD program. The scholarship program was established to provide financial assistance to Richland County natives who are continuing their education in the nursing field and are completing their final semesters. Qualified applicants can apply...

  • The Sidney Performing Arts Council and the Northeastern Arts Network Present 2012-13 Concert Series

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Sidney Performing Arts Council and the Northeastern Arts Network are pleased to present the 2012-13 Big Sky Concert Series to our community. This year’s series features exciting live theatre and a kaleidoscope of musical entertainment as part of this art organization’s ongoing commitment to provide quality entertainment to the community with a variety of shows that will appeal to every age and interest. September 18th - Montana Repertory Theatre The first performance of the season beg...

  • Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

    Aug 29, 2012

    With a new school year underway one of our main concerns as the Injury Prevention Team and as parents is keeping our teen drivers safe. First we must lead by example and enforce safety rules…so everyone comes home for the family supper. With the increase in traffic in our area, drivers who are unfamiliar with the area may be distracted looking for road signs or may be fatigued due to long hours of driving. A constant flow of semis, farm equipment and land owners are traveling on gravel roads that were not designed for the increased traffic. N...

  • Winter Wheat Growers Cautioned

    Warren Froelich|Aug 29, 2012

    Winter wheat has not been a popular crop in this area. Attempts to grow it during the early 80s brought mixed results. Yields and market prices generally were not competitive with those of spring wheat and the growing popularity with durum. Most of the yield problems came from winter injury to the seedling. Now that farming practices have changed along with improved equipment, which places seed into the previous crop stubble, winter wheat certainly proved to be a successful crop this year. I do...

  • The Montana University System is Offering 50% - 100% Tuition Discounts To Montana High-School Students for Online and On-Campus “Dual Enrollment” Courses

    Aug 29, 2012

    High School Students Must Enroll Soon in Order to Pursue Dual Enrollment Opportunities This Year Via the Montana Digital Academy or on the Campuses of the Colleges of Montana The public Colleges of Montana are offering deep discounts and easy access to dual enrollment programs for high school students throughout Montana, including a dual enrollment partnership with the Montana Digital Academy. The dual enrollment programs of the Montana University System empower high school students to be enrolled in high school and college courses at the same...

  • Montana Make It With Wool!

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Montana Make It With Wool contest is coming up soon! The contest’s objectives are: to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabric and yarns, encourage personal creativity, recognize creative skills and develop life skills. Make plans now to enter this exciting contest. The District 5 contest will be held in Sidney, MT on Thursday, October 18. The contest is open to everyone living in District 5 and includes the categories: Pre-Teen – 12 and under, Juniors – 17-24, Adults age 25 and older, Made for Others (any age), Wearable Acces...

  • MT Bus Driver of the Year

    Aug 29, 2012
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    Charles Young received the Montana Bus Drivers Association Driver of the Year award at the annual MAPT conference held in Great Falls June 27th-29th, 2012. Charles has dedicated 30 years to driving a bus route for the Froid School district and has also driven for extracurricular actives. He has had a perfect safety driving record and continues to have a great concern for kids and driving safety. Charles, during these 30 years, has exceeded a million miles and continues as a route and activity...

  • RMA Approves 30-day Ownership Waiver for Livestock Program and Interest Deferral for Spring Crops

    Aug 29, 2012

    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announces approval of the voluntary waiver of Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Basic Provisions 30-day ownership requirement due to severe drought. In keeping with USDA measures to assist producers in managing drought conditions, Approved Insurance Providers may waive the 30-day ownership requirement for LRP Specific Coverage Endorsement (SCE) policies. Possible eligibility for the waiver would apply to policies purchased August 2, 2011 through August 16, 2012, subject to verification of proof of ownership. I...

  • Sidney Chamber Harvest Festival Tractor Pull Results Saturday, August 25, 2012 Richland County Fairgrounds

    Aug 29, 2012

    Results of Tractor Portion of Tractor Pull Class 1, 4000 lbs & under: Kirk Norlin, Minot ND with ‘49 Oliver 66 (Antique) Class 2, 4000 to 5500 lbs Jim Norlin, DesLacs, ND with ’57 Oliver S88 (Antique) Class 3, 5500 to 7000 lbs David Cross, Casper, WY with ’62 AC D-19 (Classic) Jim Norlin, DesLacs, ND with ’57 Oliver S88 (Antique) Joel Olson, Sidney, MT with ’57 Allis Chalmers WD-45 (Modified) Class 4, 7000 lbs & over Gary Hill, Lambert, MT with JD R ( Antique) David Cross, Casper, WY with ’62 Allis Chalmers D-19 (Classic) Winners are determi...

  • Sidney Kiwanis Recently Welcomed New Members

    Aug 29, 2012

    Sidney Kiwanis recently welcomed new members Bryce Baker and Brian Goulet to their club....

  • 2nd Annual Missouri River Catfish Clash

    Aug 29, 2012

    The 2012 version of the Montana Cats Circuit will always be known as the year of the “RECORD”. For the third time this year a new standard was set. And for the second time this year, one of the fishermen was Chad Dawson. Chad, of Dickinson, ND. joined forces with Lars Sorensen, of Williston, ND., to take down the field at the 2nd Annual Missouri River Catfish Clash held over the weekend in Williston. The duo focused their efforts on submerged cover and deep water to land over twenty catfish on...

  • Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt

    Aug 29, 2012

    Richland County Pheasants Forever (RCPF) will again host a youth pheasant hunt. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks have announced pheasant youth hunting days on September 22 & 23. Licensed hunters age 12 thru 15 will be able to hunt pheasants statewide on these two days. Properly licensed youngsters who will reach 12 years of age by January 16, 2012 and have successfully passed hunter education may participate in this hunt. A non-hunting adult at least 18 years of age must accompany the young hunters in the field. All regulations apply. RCPF...

  • Archery Season Begins

    Aug 29, 2012

    Sidney hunter Steve Harris, Jr. was kind enough to share some of his photos for The Roundup Hunting Edition....

  • Watford City Football

    Aug 29, 2012

    Watford City Quarterback Keegan Thompson runs for a 48 yard touchdown against the Heart River Cougars in their home season opener. The Wolves came up short against the Cougars 13-48. The next action for the Wolves will be Friday August 31 at home against Des Lacs -Burlington at 7 p.m...

  • Popular Variety Show Coming Live to Watford City on Sept. 15th

    Aug 29, 2012

    “Dakota Air: The Radio Show” to play out in the heart of the Bakken Fargo production company Prairie Airwaves has announced that the variety program Dakota Air: The Radio Show will be performed for a live audience at the Watford City High School Media Center on Saturday, September 15th, at 7p.m. CT, and recorded for broadcast on the statewide Prairie Public Broadcasting radio network. “We’re looking forward to visiting this part of North Dakota again and showcasing the talent of some long-time locals amid the bustle of boomtown,” said the...

  • Landowners Seek Doe Hunters

    Aug 29, 2012

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is currently working with 21 landowners in 17 hunting units across the state who would like to host antlerless deer hunters in 2012. The current list of landowners has 230 openings for doe hunters. Participating landowners are located in hunting units 2C, 2D, 2G2, 2I, 2J2, 2K2, 3A4, 3B3, 3C, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4B, 4D and 4E. The program is not intended for buck hunters, but designed to direct hunters with antlerless licenses to specific areas to reduce deer populations. Interested hunters can get...

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