Articles from the June 1, 2022 edition


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  • MonDak Area Stockgrower's Association's 10th Annual "Rockin Your Heart" Weekend June 3 & 4

    Jun 1, 2022

    Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) will be hosting their annual MidYear Meeting in Sidney, June 1-3 and invites Montana’s ranching community to attend. The Montana Stockgrowers Association is a grassroots membership organization and is the trusted voice of cattle ranchers. With a 135 year history, MSGA advocates and ensures cattle ranching remains relevant, safe and a sustainable way of life for generations to come. The MidYear Meeting is one of two meetings that is held to set association policy that guides the Association through the y...

  • Richland County Primary Candidates Participate in Forum

    Jun 1, 2022

    The Richland County Farm Bureau held a candidate forum on at the Sidney Elks Lodge May 26. The following candidates were in attendance for sheriff; John Dynneson and Shane Kyhl; both candidates for county commissioner, Shane Gorder and Brian Holst; county attorney candidates, Charity McLarty and Layne Johnson; county treasurer Candidate Amy Metz, Clerk and Recorder Candidate Stephanie Verhasselt, County superintendent of schools candidate Tim Tharp, and District 35 State Representative Brandon...

  • Richland County Door to Door Assessment June 8

    Stephanie Reynolds|Jun 1, 2022

    The Richland County Health Department and partners will be conducting the county-wide door-to-door Community Health Assessment on June 8, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Volunteers will be walking in designated neighborhoods within Richland County to collect survey information from residents. Volunteers will not be entering residences and will not be asking for personal information. In order to volunteer there are certain expectations for volunteers to meet. Volunteers will be placed in teams of two. Volunteers are preferred to be over the age 18...

  • Allcheck Medical Clinic Health Fair Sidney, June 8

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jun 1, 2022

    On Wednesday, June 8 from 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Allcheck Medical Clinic in conjunction with Billings Clinic Laboratory Services will be holding their 2nd health fair of 2022. June 8 is the second time Allcheck Medical Clinic has ever done a health fair. They held the first one back in January. As before, participants come to Allcheck Medical Clinc the day of the event and register with Billings Clinic Laboratory Services staff at the front desk. The testing is walk-in with no appointment needed. There...

  • David L. Nygaard, 73, Sidney, MT

    Jun 1, 2022

    Funeral services for David L. Nygaard, 73, Sidney, MT were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022, at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. Interment with Military Honors by the Montana Honor Guard and the V.F.W. Post #4099 was in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT. Visitation was 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022 and 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, May 27, 2022, at the funeral home and one hour before...

  • Gary W. Buckley, 74, Sidney, MT

    Jun 1, 2022

    Funeral services for Gary W. Buckley, 74 of Sidney were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Gary was born on Sept. 9, 1947 to William and Jackie (Lyon) Buckley, Williston, ND. Gary attended grade school at Norgard Elementary and Dorn. He th...

  • Steven Lindecker, 50, Emerado, ND, formerly of Alexander, ND

    Jun 1, 2022

    A memorial service for Steven Lindecker, 50, Emerado, ND, formerly of Alexander, ND, will be 1 p.m., Friday June 3, 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 www.fulkersons.com. Steve passed away on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. Steven George Lindecker was born on Feb. 5, 1972, Williston, ND to George and Hope...

  • Attention 1972 Sidney Graduates!

    Jun 1, 2022

    The Sidney Montana High School Class of 1972 is holding their 50th reunion Aug.5-6 at the Sidney Country Club. Classmates, please provide your name, email, phone, and mailing address to the following email address [email protected] or leave a voicemail 515-287-1549....

  • "Murder Of The High Wizard" Dinner Theatre June 4

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jun 1, 2022

    The Eastern Montana Out of the Darkness Walk Committee is bringing a fun and challenging event to start the summer. June 4, they are bringing “Murder of the High Wizard”, An Evening of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre to Sidney. The dinner is a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Eastern Montana Out of the Darkness Walk Committee. On Saturday, June 4, 6–8 or 9 p.m. the event will be held at Sidney’s Moose Lodge, 101 3rd St. SE. It is open to the public, not just members of the Moose. Those who attend are encourage...

  • Lawlar Running For Reelection 

    Anna Dragseth|Jun 1, 2022

    Fifth generation McKenzie County farmer and rancher, Howdy Lawlar, is running for reelection for McKenzie County Commissioner. Elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2018, he has several years of experience under his belt. "I enjoy serving the people and I am dedicated to making McKenzie County a great place to live," said Lawlar. He is also heavily involved in the community, serving as a firefighter for over 16 years and serving on the 4-H livestock committee board, actively lending a hand...

  • Blood Drive Savage June 16

    Jun 1, 2022

    On Thursday, June 16 from 12-5 p.m. there will be a blood drive at the First Lutheran Church, 298 4th Ave., Savage. To make an appointment call 406-776-2218 or signup online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: savage....

  • Sidney Bowhunter Education Course

    Marla Prell|Jun 1, 2022

    A free spring Bowhunter Education in-person course will be offered in Sidney on June 10, and June 16-18. Students can register for the course online at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/1. Occupancy is 35 seats. There will be an orientation/walk in registration for the class on June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Richland County Extension Office, 1500 N. Central Ave., Sidney. Students should print all required files on the website and bring them to registration. Workbooks will be handed out then. All chapter quizzes must be done before the first...

  • New Richland Co. 4-H Buildings To Offer Fun Year Round

    Anna Dragseth|Jun 1, 2022

    The new Richland County 4-H buildings are providing more than just a place for 4-H members, people from around the community have been able to take advantage of the new facilities. "Through the upgrading of the fairground's facilities portfolio, Richland County can continue providing Sidney and the region with facilities that have diverse utilization. It opens so many doors of possibilities here at the fairgrounds and that's what is exciting," said Richland County Fairgrounds Manager Pam Shelmid...

  • Watford City Food Truck Rodeo This Weekend

    Jun 1, 2022

    The Bakken will experience a tasty new family event this summer as the Watford City Food Truck Rodeo rides into the McKenzie County Fairgrounds June 3-5. Foodies can expect many of the state's best mobile food vendors, a full cash bar, kid's inflatables, a cornhole tournament as well as other activities to be announced. Mike Schmitz, event producer and owner of 701 Food Trucks says he's excited to bring a mobile food event to the heart of the Bakken and share a "taste" of the Food Truck scene...

  • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Bible School, June 6-10

    Jun 1, 2022

    The Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School will be open to kids ages 3-6th grade. The Vacation Bible School will be 8:30 a.m. to High Noon, June 6-10, 211 East Holly, Sidney. For more information call the church at 406-433-7479. To register online visit svlcsidney.org or stop down to the church or call the office. There is a suggested donation of $30 per child....

  • Breeding Season Considerations

    Marley Manoukian|Jun 1, 2022

    The breeding season may have already begun for some, but it is coming up in the near future for others. Here are a few considerations as you prepare to turn your bulls out. Having a breeding soundness exam (BSE) on your bulls prior to breeding season is critical. To put it into perspective, in one breeding season an individual cow is expected to contribute to one pregnancy, whereas a bull is expected to contribute to 20-50 pregnancies. The BSE that is conducted by your veterinarian includes a physical exam, an exam of the reproductive organs,...

  • Lambert School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

    Jun 1, 2022

    Lambert School supports two honor roll awards. Students maintaining a 4.0-3.5 will earn an “A” honor roll status. Students with a 4.0 are indicated with an “*”. “B” honor roll status is for students earning a 3.0-3.49. “A” Honor Roll 3.5 – 4.0. Jr. High: Addison Foss, Brynne Hill*, Beau Mullin, Josie Simonsen, Brooke Spinner, and Cade Verschoot High School: Paige Carda*, Grady Gonsioroski*, Brett Mullin, Ranim Ahmed, Beatrise Bikovska, Piper Carter, Nicholas Engesser, Diego Fernandez, Courtney Hofman, Irene Marco Valle, Gracie Gonsiorosk...

  • 6 Scholarships Awarded By Masons

    Jun 1, 2022

    Lower Yellowstone Lodge #90 of Masons has awarded five $500 scholarships in memory of Earl & Clona Hawley. The 2022 scholars recognized are Kodi Schulz, Brielle Gorder, and Trudi Speldrich, Sidney High School, Paige Carda of Lambert High School and Riley Bushnell, Fairview High School. Kodi plans to attend New York University to study counseling psycholody. Brielle will attend University of Montana to study business and dance. Trudi will be attending MSU-Bozeman as a chemical engineering major....

  • Red Cross Blood Drive Sidney June 14

    Jun 1, 2022

    There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 14, from 12-6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE, Sidney. Advance appointments are strongly recommended, as there is limited availability for walk-ins. Please call 406-868-0911 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. Only 3% of eligible Americans donate blood. Yet, every two seconds, someone needs it....

  • SRCL Kicks Off Two Programs This Summer

    Kelly Reisig|Jun 1, 2022

    Sidney – The Sidney-Richland County Library staff are looking forward to a fun summer. This year’s Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities”, is free and anyone can join. Read what you want, when you want. You can keep track either online or through the dedicated library app, READsquared. There are lots of special programs planned at both SRCL and at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. Watch for announcements of special events as well. The first event will be “The Lego Guy”, Curtis Mork. Curtis has been a Lego fan since the age of 6 and has...

  • Kids Fishing Day

    Jun 1, 2022

    The Walleyes Unlimited MonDak Chapter held their annual kids fishing day May 25 at Gartside Reseviour. Richland County 6th graders enjoyed learning about fish species, casting, water & boating safety and hypothermia....

  • Letters To The Editor

    Jun 1, 2022

    Dear Editor, This election cycle, a native eastern Montanan is running for county attorney. Richland County’s current county attorney chose not to run for re-election, and whether she knew it or not at the time, hiring Layne Johnson as deputy county attorney was a wise move. My eastern Montana roots run deep, and it will always be home to me. Eastern Montana is also home to Layne Johnson. Layne was raised on a family wheat and cattle operation near Froid, MT. The lessons of drive, independence, and reliability that he learned growing up in t...

  • Time to Begin Scouting for Alfalfa Weevils

    Marley Manoukian|Jun 1, 2022

    Alfalfa weevils can be very damaging to your alfalfa stand, beginning with pinholes in the leaves and progressing to defoliation and crown injury in severe cases. The potential for this much damage, especially in years like this when hay is of high value, makes managing for alfalfa weevils very important. The first step in management is proper identification. Adult alfalfa weevils are a beetle typically less than ¼ inch long, with an oblong shape and a snout. They are dark brown and have a stripe down the middle of their back. These adults...

  • Williams County Fatal Crash May 30

    North Dakota Highway Patrol|Jun 1, 2022

    On May 30 at approximately 10:35 a.m. CST a 2003 Harley-Davidson driven by Brandon Burkemo, Williston, ND was traveling west on Williams County Road 6 towards the Love’s Travel Center. A 2018 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Earl Ray, Stanley, ND was facing north and turned left (west) onto County Road 6 from the travel center. The Harley-Davidson struck the rear of the Chevrolet Silverado. The driver of the Harley-Davidson was transported to CHI-St. Alexius Hospital, Williston where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Chevrolet S...

  • Pallid Sturgeons Make Their Way Through The Bypass Channel At Intake Diversion Dam

    Anna Dragseth|Jun 1, 2022

    For the first time since the completion of the Intake Diversion Dam on the Yellowstone River, pallid sturgeons have successfully swam upstream on their own. This was made possible because of the newly constructed bypass channel. The first pallid passed through the bypass channel on May 5. The fish was identified as "1997 HOPS" (male code 332). It had been hanging out at the Intake FAS boat ramp for a couple of days before passing through. "This is extremely encouraging, especially with the low...

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