Articles from the June 3, 2015 edition

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  • Revin' Up the Richland Community Complex to be held June 13th

    Meagan Dotson|Jun 3, 2015

    Revin' Up the Richland Community Complex (RCC) will be held Saturday June 13th at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney, MT, bringing the community together and raising awareness about the RCC. With some of the events being previously established, it seemed like a great opportunity to bring the community together and support multiple organizations, which is what the RCC is all about. "The goal with the Richland Community Complex is to enhance what our community already has for all ages,"...

  • Tavern Association Donates $1,500 To Richland Community Complex

    Julie Brodhead|Jun 3, 2015

    The Richland Community Complex Committee would like to formally thank the Richland County Tavern Association for their generous donation of $1,500.00 towards the Richland Community Complex. With everyone's support we can make Richland County a healthy place to live and work!...

  • May Is Asthma Awareness Month

    Kay Nice|Jun 3, 2015

    Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials say that nearly 1 in 12 people in Montana currently have asthma. Further, 6 out of 10 adults and children with asthma report the condition limits their activities. However, the DPHHS Asthma Control Program is working with certified asthma educators and other health care providers, childcare professionals, home visitors, and community members across the state to help people better understand how to make changes in their day-to-day life to control their asthma. These are changes suc...

  • New Education Coordinator At MonDak Heritage Center

    Dianne Swanson|Jun 3, 2015

    Jessica Newman is very excited about getting the Sidney community more involved in art. As the new education coordinator at the MonDak Heritage Center, Newman will provide a wide range of art programming for all ages at all skill levels. Originally from Richmond, VA, Newman has degrees in art and art history from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA which is a sister school to the University of Virginia. She has worked for several museums including the VMFA, the Virginia...

  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club Will Host The 2015 Mercy Golf Classic

    Tie Shank|Jun 3, 2015

    WILLISTON: The 2015 Mercy Golf Classic, formerly known as Hackfest, is scheduled for June 19, 2015 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Williston. The game will consist of a 4 person scramble, noon shotgun start and 144 people. Team prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 18th and last place. Everyone has a chance to win! The proceeds will be used to purchase a much needed commercial washing machine for the Mercy laundry department. Laundry at Mercy has an impact on nearly every patient that walks th...

  • Frances Bertha Link Johnson, 99, Bozeman, MT (formerly of Cartwright, ND)

    Jun 3, 2015

    Funeral services for Frances Bertha Johnson were held Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:00 AM at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Cartwright. Burial was in the Yellowstone Point Cemetery in Sioux Township under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Memorials are preferred to St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church or the Cartwright Historical Society. Frances died on Sunday evening, May 17, 2015, at Highgate Senior Living in...

  • Mary Ann Clemmer, 75, Miles City, MT (formerly of Crane, MT)

    Jun 3, 2015

    FUNERAL SERVICE FOR Mary Ann Clemmer, 75, of Miles City, MT (formerly of Crane, MT) are at 10:00 am, Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the First Lutheran Church in Savage, MT with Pastor Nell Lindorff officiating. Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Mary Ann died on Thursday, May 28th, 2015, at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT....

  • Sarah Garza, 90, Spokane, WA (formerly of Sidney, MT)

    Jun 3, 2015

    Mass of the Christian Burial for Sarah Garza, 90, of Spokane, WA, formerly of Sidney, MT, was at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2015 at St Matthews Catholic Church in Sidney, MT with Father Jim O’Neil as presider. Rosary/wake services were at 7pm, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Sidney. Interment was held in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the director of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Sarah Garza, 90, died on Friday, May 2...

  • Paul Torres, 85, Fairview, MT

    Jun 3, 2015

    Mass of the Christian Burial for Paul Torres, 85, of Fairview will be at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Fairview, MT with Father Jim O’Neil as presider. Rosary was recited at 5:30 pm, and wake services were at 6:00 pm, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Fulkerson Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Paul died on Friday, May 28, 2015, at the Sid...

  • Mememorial Day Parade Highlights

    Jun 3, 2015

  • Baby Announcement

    Jun 3, 2015

    Asher Buxy Molden was born May 5, 2015 to Laurel and Chad Molden, Billings. Asher weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces at the time of his birth. Maternal grandparents are Greg Buxbaum and the late Donna Buxbaum, Sidney. Paternal grandparents are Kathy Molden, Lewistown, and Greg and Eileen Stulc, Winifred....

  • Suicide Prevention Is A State And Community Responsibility: SMR Team Works At State Level While Upcoming ASIST Workshop Provides Local Suicide First Aid Training

    Meagan Dotson|Jun 3, 2015

    In 2012 Montana was the first state to form a Suicide Mortality Review (SMR) Team. After volleying with Wyoming year after year for the highest suicide rate per capita in the nation, the legislature moved to do something about it on a government level. Reverend Vicki Waddington of the Lonsdale United Methodist Church in Sidney serves on that review team, made up of clergy, law enforcement, social services, mental health professionals, and coroners. Her husband, Mark Waddington, wrote a letter...

  • Current National Honor Society Members

    Jun 3, 2015

    Christian Anglesey, Kory Halvorson, Mark LaPan, Holly Papineau, Logan Thiel, Camden Burka, Tenna Cooley, Aubrey Kessel, Skylar Petrik, Shelby Reidle, Sarah Turek, Brady Bell, Tucker Heller, Kortney Mayer, Hailey Steinbeisser, Taylor Thiessen, Clay Carpenter, Tel Hermanson, Tess Ler, Brianna Reid, Sarah Stuehser, LaTasha Wieferich 2015 National Honor Society Inductees Tayler Fischer, Katlyn Winter, Johren Carpenter, Tessa Hill, Michael McGinnis, Christine Schabert, Mattie Steinley, Jordan...

  • Open Season Launched For Bakken Crude Oil Gathering System In Mckenzie County, North Dakota

    Tie Shank|Jun 3, 2015

    DENVER: American Midstream Partners, LP (AMID) (the “Partnership”) announced on Friday that American Midstream Bakken, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Partnership, is conducting a binding open season for a proposed approximately 50-mile Bakken crude oil gathering and transportation system in the core of McKenzie County, North Dakota (the “Bakken System”) to transport up to 40,000 barrels per day (Bbl/d) of crude oil for delivery to major intrastate and interstate pipeline systems beginni...

  • Sidney ARS Field Days To Feature 'Drones 101' Workshop

    Beth Redlin|Jun 3, 2015

    Both the dryland field days co-sponsored by the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT will include a special hour-long “Drones 101” workshop designed to acquaint tour goers at both sites with the basics of the machines. Formally known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), these small aircraft hold big promise for agriculture. Two models will be featured at the Sidney ARS Dryland Farm Field Day to be held on Friday, June 19th, as well as at the annual Froid Research Farm Field Day on Thur...

  • Dickinson State University Announces Spring 2015 Dean's List

    Jun 3, 2015

    DICKINSON, ND - At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the Dean's List. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and must earn at 3.5 GPA or higher. Paul Brannan of Sidney, MT Ashley Farr of Sidney, MT DSU appears in the 2015 Best Colleges Report and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Midwest. One of 11 institutions in the North Dakota University System, DSU offers 51 bachelor's degrees, four associate degrees and two certificate...

  • Schmitz Retires After 35 Years

    Jaimee Green|Jun 3, 2015

    A retirement party is being held on June 10, at 5:30 p.m. to honor Sharon Schmitz's 35 years of service to Roosevelt Medical Center. Weather permitting, the celebration is taking place on the patio, but will be moved inside if necessary. "I think everyone is going to miss her. She was not just a co-worker who wore so many hats, but a friend, a supportive person, someone to look up to who was great at what she did, and always did it with her fiery passion," said Amber Bond, Clinic Coordinator....

  • Summer Safety on the Water

    ND Game And Fish|Jun 3, 2015

    Failure to wear a personal floatation device is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation accidents. North Dakota Game and Fish Department boat and water safety coordinator Nancy Boldt said safety begins with wearing a personal flotation device, and knowing what’s below the surface of the water. “Water recreationists need to be alert and safe,” Boldt said. “Swimmers need to know the water’s depth, as serious injuries can occur from diving into water. Large objects hidden below the water’s surface can lead to significant...

  • Fairview Students Receive Scholarships

    Leslie Tveit|Jun 3, 2015

  • North Dakota Free Fishing Weekend June 6-7

    ND Game And Fish|Jun 3, 2015

    North Dakota anglers are reminded they can fish for free June 6-7. That is the weekend North Dakota residents may fish without a license. All other fishing regulations apply. Refer to the 2014-16 North Dakota Fishing Guide for season information, online at

  • Blessing Sale to Provide Safe House for Trafficked Women

    Lynn Sloan|Jun 3, 2015

    The Bakken area is in desperate need of a safe house for victims of human trafficking. Windie Lazenko of 4 Her North Dakota is hard at work to establish such a facility, and residents of Richland County are invited to help. The annual "Blessing Sale" at Fairview Alliance Church will channel all proceeds to the safe house project for the second year in a row. Last year your generosity provided over $5,000 to 4 Her and we're hoping to exceed that figure this year in order to help meet this u...

  • Miss America's Outstanding Teen To Attend Miss Montana Pageant

    Jun 3, 2015

    GLENDIVE Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 Olivia McMillan will join in the festivities at the Miss Montana Scholarship Program and Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen co-pageants in Glendive June 11-13. From Centerville Georgia , Olivia and Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen Haylee Storlie, became friends last August at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando. Both are singers and honor students. Olivia's career goal is to be a vocal performer. She received a Kovner Fellowship...

  • Dam Safety – A Shared Responsibility

    MT Dept of Natural Resources|Jun 3, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. –The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) will observe the 30th anniversary of the Montana Dam Safety Act on May 31, 2015, which is also designated as National Dam Safety Awareness Day. Laurence Siroky, chief of DNRC’s Water Operations Bureau and one of the original architects of the 1985 Dam Safety Act, noted the law was aimed at protecting Montanans from dam failure and encouraging responsible use and maintenance of dams. “Under this law, dam owners are responsible for scheduling an engineering inspe...

  • Stockman Bank Breaks Ground On New Branch In Sidney

    Jun 3, 2015

    SIDNEY – Stockman Bank broke ground on Wednesday, May 27, on its new full-service banking location at 301 West Holly Street at the northwest corner of Holly and Third Avenue NW in Sidney. Construction will continue on the three-story, 29,157 square-foot facility that will depict the design of other Stockman Bank buildings, with a 24 hour ATM and night depository, and a spacious multi-lane drive-up that will be large enough to pull a trailer through to better serve our area farmers, ranchers, a...