Articles from the March 13, 2024 edition

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  • Sidney Airport Operating As Usual Despite Fire

    Mar 13, 2024

    An early morning fire discovered about 2 a.m. Thursday, March 7 destroyed one of three hangers at the Sidney-Richland Regional Airport. The biggest of the three was the hanger that contained the biggest snow removal equipment. Airport manager Ryan Huotari said that they still have back-up equipment to keep open in the event of snow fall and that the airport is functioning as usual. He also expressed his deep gratitude to the Sidney Fire Department, MDU and LYREA for their great response. "Those...

  • Sidney's Lyndale Park Receives Two New Scoreboards

    Mar 13, 2024

    Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, baseball lovers have two new scoreboards at Lyndale Park in Sidney. According to avid baseball fan, Ross Rosaaen, the old scoreboards quit working several years ago, diminishing the experience for fans. Rosaaen and many others in the community have been concerned about the decline of baseball in recent years and are actively working to bring the sport back to life. Part of their efforts are concentrated on improving the fields. Niehenke Welding and...

  • Fairview Boys Place 2nd at Class B State Tournament

    Mar 13, 2024

    Fairview Warriors traveled to Billings for the state basketball tournament March 7-9. Fairview Warriors worked hard and came out with a 2nd place state basketball trophy. What a way to introduce themselves to Class B Basketball! Results 1st game: Fairview 52- Arlee 47; 2nd game: Fairview 56-Anaconda 39; 3rd game Championship: Missoula Loyola 69-Fairview 54...

  • Amended Property Tax Statements On Their Way To Richland Co. Taxpayers

    Dianne Swanson|Mar 13, 2024

    Richland County taxpayers can expect to receive an amended property tax statement within the next few weeks. The new tax bills are the result of the November 2023 Montana Supreme Court ruling in favor of Governor Gianforte and the Montana Department of Revenue (DOR), and against the 49 of Montana’s 56 counties that revolted against the DOR and refused to collect the full 95 mill state-level school equalization levy. Those counties only billed 77.9 mills. The 1972 Montana Constitution requires the state to provide the public with an education s...

  • Fourth Graders Say "Thanks"

    Mar 13, 2024

    A fourth grader from Lambert won third place in Energy Share of Montana’s statewide art contest. On Tuesday, March 5, Paityn Huft received a $25 check from Energy Share. Kevin Thompson, Action for Eastern Montana Energy Programs director and Energy Share coordinator for eastern Montana, presented Paityn with her prize. Her teacher, Ms. Frisbie, received a $25 Amazon gift card to use for classroom supplies. Additionally, Energy Share is buying pizza for Ms. Frisbie’s class as a “congratulations” for all their fine artwork. Using the medium...

  • Williston Community Library To Host 4th Annual Community Egg Hunt

    Mar 13, 2024

    WILLISTON – Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Community Egg Hunt, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 27, inside the Williston Community Library. The Community Egg Hunt will be divided into two-time slots, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 4 -6 p.m. This event is free and open to all ages. Andrea Placher, Williston, Community Library director, expressed her excitement about hosting the fourth annual Community Egg Hunt and stated that the mission of any event they host is to promote literacy in the community, the library’s var...

  • Fairview Chamber Adds Elementary Age Kids To Easter Egg Hunt

    Mar 13, 2024

    More eggs, more kids, more fun! The Fairview Chamber of Commerce is inviting kids from babies through 5th grade to its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 22 at noon egg-xactly at Sharbono Park. The area will be divided into two sections, one for K-5th grade and one for the younger kids. Featuring thousands of eggs, and some special prizes, this event is sure to be fun for all the little ones....

  • Red Cross Blood Drive March 19

    Mar 13, 2024

    A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from noon-6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE, Sidney. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 406-868-0911 or 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit Give blood, help save lives....

  • Fairview Red Cross Blood Drive Set For March 21

    Mar 13, 2024

    A Red Cross Blood Drive will held Thursday, March 21 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Fairview at 6 p.m. For appointments, email:; or call: 1-800- red-cross; or call/text Ann 406-489-0998 Walk in welcome....

  • Correction

    Mar 13, 2024

    In the Yellowstone Township web site story in the March 6 edition of The Roundup, Darrell Finsaas was listed as a board member of Yellowstone Township. The township supervisors are president Tim Cayko, Scott Buxbaum, Jon Dunbar and secretary-treasurer Vicky Cayko. Finsaas serves on the zoning board along with Tim Cayko, Buxbaum, Dunbar and Vicky Cayko. The zoning board makes recommendations to the supervisors....

  • Watford City's Mogen Named 2024 Girls Class A Basketball Senior Athlete Of The Year

    Mar 13, 2024

    Jessica Mogen, Watford City, has excelled as a varsity basketball player since 8th grade.which has earned her the designated 2024 North Dakota Powerade Senior Athlete of the Year. Jessica is the youngest of five sisters who have played basketball for the Watford City Wolves. Her sister, Amanda in 2014, Katie, 2016; Brooke, 2019; Emma in 2021 and Jessica in 2024. "This year will be the last year I will have a Mogen on the team since my six years as Watford City High School's head basketball...

  • Sidney Fire Department Donation

    Mar 13, 2024

  • MDT To Resume Construction On Fairview West Project

    Mar 13, 2024

    FAIRVIEW - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Wickens Construction Inc. will resume operations on the Fairview West project in the coming weeks. The Fairview West project is reconstructing six miles of Montana Highway 201 (MT 201), including two miles of new alignment north of Fairview. A new intersection is being constructed as part of the realignment, creating a new junction at MT 201 and Montana Highway 200 (MT 200) north of town. Over the winter, the bridge subcontractor, Sletten Construction, completed the new Yellowstone...

  • Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Review

    Richland County DES|Mar 13, 2024

    Richland County and the State of Montana have completed the Draft copy of our new 2024 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan looks at Eastern Montana as a whole, as well as each individual County, and helps to identify natural and man-made disasters while assisting in identifying projects that can be done to help mitigate the dangers of those disasters. The plan will be in draft stage for approx 2 weeks, and we invite anyone to review it and encourage public comment on its accuracy and content. Questions and comments can be emailed directly...

  • Michael Dollinger, 64, Watford City, ND 

    Mar 13, 2024

    A Celebration of Life Service will be Sunday March 10, 2024, at 2 p.m. CDT at the First Lutheran Church, Watford City, ND with Pastor Matt Rolfson officiating. A luncheon will follow the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Watford City, ND, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at On Feb 18, 2024, Michael "Mike" Wayne Dollinger, 64, passed away in his home in Watford City,...

  • James Leonard Everett, 71, Sidney, MT

    Mar 13, 2024

    A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 5-8 p.m. at the Yellowstone Perc Building, 102 West Main, Sidney, MT. A meal and refreshments will be provided for all family and friends wishing to attend. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at James Leonard Everett, 71 peacefully passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at St Vincent's Healthcare,...

  • Anne Babb, 80, Sidney, Montana

    Mar 13, 2024

    Anne Babb, 80, Sidney, MT, passed away on Feb. 26, 2024 at the Sidney Health Center, Sidney, MT, with family by her side. Services are being planned for the spring of 2024. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Irene J Davidson, 90, Froid, MT

    Mar 13, 2024

    A Celebration of Life Service will be Tuesday March 12, 2024 at 11 a.m. at the Froid Lutheran Church, Froid, MT, with Sheri Crain officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Irene will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Richland Memorial Park, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at Irene J Davidson, 90, peacefully passed away on Tuesday March 5, 2024 at the Roosevelt Medical Center, Culbertson,...

  • Richland Ranger Bantams Season Comes to a Close

    Brenda Filler|Mar 13, 2024

    Oh, what a season it has been! We have all heard or maybe even been told – "don't worry, you'll get 'em next time", or "you can't win them all" and while those statements might be true one statement seems to fit the Bantam season more than others – You either win, or you learn. The Bantams have done exactly that, learn. When things did not go quite as planned, they took it as a chance to learn and push forward. To say that the Bantams have made their coaches, families, friends, fans, the Ric...

  • Sidney Health Center February 2024 Births

    Mar 13, 2024

    Rocky Lee Barnhart was born Feb. 12 to Roxey & Laura Barnhart, Alexander. Maternal grandparents are Kathy & Stephen Weidner, Maumee, OH. Paternal grandparents are Roxie & Sandra Barnhart, Montague, MI. Sisters: Bailey & Leia. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. Ishmael Wayne Washington was born Feb. 15 to Timothy Washington, Jr. and Carissa Bronson, Williston. Brothers: Izaac and sister Izabella. He weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. Wynston Wyatt Slater was born Feb. 20 to Wyatt Slater & Auguste Salyards, Trenton. Maternal grandparents are Terrie Arneson & Scott Salyar...

  • Montana Livestock Country Of Origin Labeling

    Mar 13, 2024

    GLENDIVE - Congressional candidate, Ric Holden, is calling on congress to reinstate country-of-origin-labeling for the livestock industry in the United States. At the present time the U.S. consumer does not know if they are eating an American raised meat product or some product from a foreign country. Large meat packing companies have been flooding the market with imported meat products and denying consumers the right to know the origin of their food purchases. Year after year the large meat...

  • Flood Alleviation Project Moving Forward In South Meadow, Sidney

    Mar 13, 2024

    The South Meadow Village Storm Water Project is moving forward with the $1.7 million project chosen for review for a FEMA BRIC grant which would cover 75% of the cost. The next step, and part of the review, is a request for information which the Sidney City Council authorized the civil engineering firm of Morrison Maierle to respond to at their meeting March 4. According to Sidney Public Works Director Jeff Hintz, “severe flooding has occurred two or three times in the past 13 years primarily on the east side of Sunflower Lane. With a drainage...

  • Matt Rosendale Drops Out Of Eastern Montana House Race

    Arren Kimbel-Sannit|Mar 13, 2024

    Continuing a series of campaign reversals, Republican Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale announced last week that he will not seek re-election to the state’s eastern U.S. House district. Rosendale, a hardliner who was elected to the House in 2020 after serving as Montana State Auditor, launched a long-anticipated campaign for the U.S. Senate Feb. 9, only to call it off six days later. Then, at the end of February — by which point several Republicans had already begun campaigns to fill his U.S. House seat — he filed to run for re-election to hi...

  • Downing Announces Candidacy For Montana's 2nd Congressional District

    Mar 13, 2024

    HELENA – Republican State Auditor Troy Downing formally has announced his run for U.S. Congress to fill the open seat in Montana’s Second Congressional District. As the America First candidate in this race, Downing has out-raised and out-polled other candidates considering running and will not be outworked in garnering the party’s nomination. He will filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office on last week. Stay tuned for additional media details for the filing event. “I’m in this race to protect and defend the people of Montana’s S...

  • MonDak Ag Days 2024

    Mar 13, 2024

    The Sidney Chamber of Commerce held their annual MonDak Ag Days event March 7-8 at the Richland County Event Center....

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