Articles from the June 5, 2024 edition


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  • Kick Off The Summer In Watford City June 5-9

    Dianne Swanson|Jun 5, 2024

    It’s a full weekend of family fun as Watford City kicks off the summer with baseball, food trucks and Touch a Truck, all at the Rough Rider Center. Start the weekend off with the Walleye Legion Alumni baseball game at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 as players of all ages get together. A full weekend of baseball follows with The 4th Annual Doug Johnsrud Baseball Tournament, as teams from Froid, Billings and Richland County, MT; Lovell and Gillette, WY; Moose Jaw, SK; Williston, Hillsboro Central Valley and Watford City, ND compete. The c...

  • Kindopp Pole Vault State Champion

    Jun 5, 2024

    Morgan Kindopp, Sidney Sophomore from was State Champion in Pole Vault clearing 12' at the Class A state track meet in Laurel May 24-25. Other Sidney placers were Daniel Stevens - 3rd Pole Vault, Chace Waters - 4th Discus and 4th - Boys 4x100 Relay Joey Yadon, Aren Larson, Reece Graves, Gradin Sukut) and Audree Deming - 5th Discus. (Photo by Kaci Dean)...

  • Savage Girls Track & Field Win State Title

    Jun 5, 2024

    For the first time in school history, the Savage Girls Track & Field team came home state champions after the Montana Class C meet held in Great Falls May 24-25. Savage coach Nicki Reuter was also named 2024 MCA Class C Girls Track Coach of the Year....

  • Culbertson Saddle Club's 61st Frontier Days Rodeo Set For June 7-8

    Jun 5, 2024

    The 61st Annual Frontier Days Rodeo this year is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, June 7-8 at the Saddle Club arena. Rodeo action starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. Saturday. Friday closes with a dance at the Stagecoach Casino at 9 p.m. Saturday morning’s events start with a Fireman’s breakfast at the school from 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., followed by the parade on Main Street at noon and the Women’s Club meal on Main Street from noon-1 p.m. Beer gardens and beef cheddar sandwiches next to the old Armory. Root beer floats will be served at the C...

  • Blessing Sale Set For June 15

    Jun 5, 2024

    For 14 years the Fairview Alliance Church has held what has been labeled as the Blessing Sale, instead of the Big Garage Sale, because the items at the sale are not priced. Get a blessing, give a blessing, be a blessing is the concept and it has yielded many blessings for many causes over the years. In keeping with their tradition, the Fairview Alliance Church will offer a huge variety of un-priced, used goods at the rummage sale, as well as freshly baked goodies for purchase. All proceeds will be split evenly between Fairview Summer Youth...

  • E. Montana Out Of Darkness Walk To Host 3rd Annual Murder Mystery June 15

    Robyn Heck|Jun 5, 2024

    The Eastern Montana Out of the Darkness Walk is hosting its 3rd annual murder mystery fundraiser on June 15, at the Moose Lodge, Sidney. This year has a 1980s theme. Performances will take place at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The afternoon performance costs $15 for a single ticket or $25 for a couple. The evening show costs $25 for a single ticket or $45 for a couple. A table of eight tickets can be purchased for the evening performance for a $200 donation. If you are interested in a table, please email Nick...

  • Fairview High & Junior High Schools Honor Roll

    Jun 5, 2024

    8 Quarter 4: High School High Honor Roll: Brailey Anderson, Brooklyn Anderson, Abigail Berry, Rowan Bushnell, Kallee Hopes, Allison Jensen, Emily Johnson, Tia Joslin, Hannah Karren, Gordon Knapp, Savannah Manuel, Cali Norby, Britta Poulsen, Landen Thompson, Jeffrey Tjelde, Trent Karst, Tyler Loan, Brady Selting, Evie Karren, Adilyn Baxter, Isabelle Fry, Grant Knapp, Ty Poulsen, Leona Stoetzel, Elliot Thompson. High School Honor Roll: Bridger Free, Reychell Guayta Narvaez, Shawn Harris, Hannah Hurley, Hallie Judd, Jerron Rau, Curt Rice, Brock...

  • University Of Mary-Bismarck Announces Dean's List For Spring Semester 2024

    Jun 5, 2024

    BISMARCK, ND — Area residents are among the 1004 students named to the 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List at the University of Mary, in Bismarck. This number includes students in Mary’s undergraduate program and in adult education (University of Mary Online). To qualify for the honor, traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while carrying at least 12 credit hours. Students enrolled in the UMary Online program must earn a 3.50 or better grade point average while at a full-time adult learner status. Area...

  • Dickinson State University Honors

    Jun 5, 2024

    Karen Pollari, Sidney, has been named to the Dickinson State University President’s List for the spring 2024 semester. 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. Honoring dean’s list honors from Sidney were Jaxson Franklin, Jaylen Baxter, Riley Waters and Emilee Iversen....

  • Red Rock Auto Installs Level 3 EV Charging Station

    Dianne Swanson|Jun 5, 2024

    Red Rock Auto, Watford City, is the first in McKenzie County to install a Level 3 EV charging station, which is the market's quickest, most powerful EV charging option, with phase 3 electricity meaning quicker charging for your electric vehicle. And, the service is free. The 3-phase electricity supply offers up to 480 volts resulting in charging times of only 15-55 minutes, depending on the vehicle. General manager Cody Johnson stated that although the primary focus at Red Rock Auto is still on...

  • 41st Annual Fort Union Rendezvous To Be Held June 13-15

    Jun 5, 2024

    Enjoy a variety of arts, crafts, and music during the Upper Missouri Fur Trade Fair at the reconstructed Fort Union Trading Post during the 41st annual Rendezvous on June 13-16. Activities will take place between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CST. "Kids Day" will be on Thursday, June 13. Children's activities will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Experience living history reenactors, historical demonstrations, explore traders row, and do some shopping....

  • Bible Baptist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Set For June 16

    Jun 5, 2024

    Bible Baptist Church, Sidney, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. with a special service, followed by a fellowship dinner, and a time of singing and giving of testimonies. In the spring of 1973, five families met at the home of Bill and Mary Pust with the intent to form a Bible believing, independent, fundamental, separated, soul-winning, and family-oriented Baptist church whose creed was based solely on the Word of God. These five families were: Bill and...

  • It's a "Tropical Fairadise" at the McKenzie County Fair June 12 – 15

    Dianne Swanson|Jun 5, 2024

    Organizers of the McKenzie County Fair in Watford City have planned four days of fun and excitement just for you Wednesday, June 12, through Saturday, June 15. Gates open at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening and 8 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission to the grounds is free. All times are Central Daylight Time. Start the weekend at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening with the Olaf Leiseth Memorial Draft Horse Show. This free event showcases the hard-working draft horses and their drivers as they navigate an...

  • Program For Seniors Planned In Sidney

    Jun 5, 2024

    As we age, being prepared for all the things that can happen becomes more important than ever. For some, getting all of your affairs in order can be a daunting task. You know it should be done but often don’t know where to start or are concerned about the costs associated with it. Luckily, the Montana Legal Services Developer Program can help make it easier. The program provides elder law training and resources for older Montanans, their family members and social outreach workers. It also develops pro bono and local legal services referrals, t...

  • Nick Hoff, Speedway Connection

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jun 5, 2024

    Williston Basin Speedway is open for the season, and not all those involved are found behind the wheel or on the track. Nick Hoff, Sidney, owns Hard Charger Performance Specialties LLC, an engine building and repair business that boasts the only engine dynamometer in Montana, and the surrounding area. An engine dynamometer, commonly known as a "dyno", measures an engine's force, torque or power. The dyno is housed in its own "room" and allows Nick to study, diagnose or create engines to...

  • Patriots Hold Season Opener

    Robyn Heck|Jun 5, 2024

    The Sidney Patriots baseball team opened their season Saturday, June 1 with 1-1 conference record. They lost their first game versus the Laurel Dodgers, 11-2. In the third inning Cooper McNally hit a double and brought in one run. In the top of the fourth the Dodgers scored three runs. Ryder Hansen pitched 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits, striking out three and walking none. McNally went two for three at the plate as the cleanup hitter and led the team with one run...

  • McKenzie Co. Planning & Zoning Board Meeting Scheduled For June 12

    Jun 5, 2024

    The McKenzie County Planning Commission will be holding a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 201 5th St. NW, Watford City. Zoning/Land Development Ordinance Updates for agricultural district, wind power, solar power, buffering/landscaping (industrial District), planning and zoning application process, changes based on State Law and Federal Case Law, clarifying subdivision/platting requirements and improved formatting....

  • LaDonna Jane Schlenz, 83, Glendive, MT

    Jun 5, 2024

    LaDonna Jane Schlenz, 83, Glendive, MT, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2024 at Sidney Health Center Extended Care, Sidney, MT. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Silha Funeral Home, Glendive, MT, with Pastor Greg Lucido officiating. Interment will be in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery, Glendive, MT. Silha Funeral Home, Glendive, MT, has been entrusted with the arrangements. LaDonna was born on July 27, 1940 in Glendive to her parents Gydion and Lydia (Gaub)...

  • Edward Dennis Savelkoul, 80, Sidney, MT

    Jun 5, 2024

    Funeral services are Friday, June 7, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Sidney, MT, with Father Matt Solarz officiating. A luncheon will follow services for a time of fellowship and sharing. Visitation is Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Ed will be laid to rest at the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be...

  • Rosa Anderson, Sidney, MT

    Jun 5, 2024

    Rosa Anderson, Sidney, MT, passed away Oct. 4, 2023. Her memorial service is June 8, 2024 at Bible Baptist Church, Sidney, MT, at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow. All are Welcome!...

  • Williston Basin Speedway Racing Results May 25 First Responder Night

    Jun 5, 2024

    IMCA Hobby Stocks A Feature 1 1st Place: Taylor Heaton, Baker, MT, 11H 2nd Place: Kyler Satran, Minot, ND, 22 3rd Place: Kaiden Tuchscherer, Estevan, SK, 91T 4th Place: Connor Hansen, Torquay, SK, 15 5th Place: Ethan Neu, Fairview, MT, 51E 6th Place: Aiden Paul, Dickinson, ND, 27A 7th Place: Caleb Storbakken, Williston, ND, 16C 8th Place: Matt Sorenson, Williston, ND, 110 9th Place: Sage Borud, Williston, ND, 6B 10th Place: Jonathan Taylor, Tioga, ND, 5 11th Place: Jay Larsen, Willison, ND, 2L IMCA Modifieds A Feature 1 1st Place: Brady...

  • 2024 Sidney Eagle Wrestling Camps Set For June 10-15

    Jun 5, 2024

    Sidney High School Wrestling Coach Guy Melby has assembled his 37th Annual Eagle Wrestling Camps for June 10-15 for wrestlers from beginners through 12th grade. Wrestlers will train under Melby, who is a HSACA National Coach of the Year; 13x MT Coach of the Year; Western MT College Hall of Fame; AAU Coaches Hall of Fame and Sidney Eagle Wrestling Coach for 38 years and winning 13 championships during his career. Assisting Melby will be Troy and Terry Steiner, originally from Bismarck, ND. Troy i...

  • Daniel L. "Dan" Young, 46, Fairview, MT

    Jun 5, 2024

    Dan's services were at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024, at the Richland County Event Center, Sidney, MT, with Pastor John Baseley officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND. Visitation was held Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before services at the Event Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sidney Health Center Cancer Center or a charity of one's choice. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is...

  • Esther Vallejo Sorensen, 83, Oroville, WA (formerly of Savage, MT)

    Jun 5, 2024

    Esther Vallejo Sorensen was received by her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10:44 a.m., sharing her last breaths in the arms of her children, grandchildren, and friends. She came to teach in Oroville, WA, in 1963 and lived to 83, each year was rich with love, family, dancing, and singing. We will not grieve for Esther but instead find comfort in that which she has left for us; her daughter Lisa, son Scott, seven grandchild, Chanel No.5, Seven Spanish Angels, Honey Nut Cheerios, roses, dancing shoes,...

  • Irma "Betty" Zoanni, 93, Sidney, MT

    Jun 5, 2024

    Celebration of Life Services are Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Irma “Betty” Zoanni, 93, peacefully passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024 at the Sidney Health Center with family by her side. A luncheon will follow the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Betty will be laid to rest in the Sidney Cemetery Niche Wall, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may...

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