Articles from the June 18, 2014 edition


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  • Wild Cow Milking Back For Neal Hermanson Memorial Rodeo This Saturday

    Jun 18, 2014

    Take in some real working cowboy action at The Neal Hermanson Memorial Ranch Rodeo this Saturday, June 21 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. The ranch horse competition starts at 9 am with five divisions: senior youth, junior youth, ladies' division and senior and junior horse division. There is $1000 added in each category, plus scholarships added for the youth divisions. Entries are still being accepted. Call Janelle Anderson at 701-828-3482 prior to Saturday morning to register. The ranch...

  • Severt Sponheim to be Featured on 2014 Fairview Old Timer's Festival Button

    Staci Miller|Jun 18, 2014

    The year 1914 gave way to pioneering moments; the first scheduled commercial flight took place with one pilot and one passenger, Babe Ruth made his Major League Baseball debut, the first traffic signal was installed. A little closer to home, the city of Fairview was established and Severt Sponheim was born. The 68th Annual Fairview Festival kicks off Friday, July 18th and runs through the weekend. Severt Sponheim, celebrating his 100 year birthday on July 16th, was elected by Fairview Festival...

  • Richland County Centennial

    Jun 18, 2014

    Richland County held their Centennial Celebration last weekend....

  • Eagle Wrestling Camp This Week

    Jun 18, 2014

    Sidney Eagle Wrestling Camp June 17-22. Little guy camp will be the 18 thru 20 of June. Big Guy camp will be June 20th thru the 22. Intensive Camp will run from June 17 thru 22. Sidney Eagles wrestlers will be dueling Team Montana one and Team Montana two will be dueling Skyview wrestlers on June 21 at 6 p.m. at The Sidney High School Gym. The Gorders and Sidney Wrestlers invite you to the 1st annual Brodie Gorder 10k run/walk and 2k walk will be held in June 22nd. Registration is at 3 pm and...

  • Marion Martin, 93, Sidney, MT

    Jun 18, 2014

    Funeral services for Marion Martin, 93, of Sidney, MT, were at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Presbyterian Community Church in Fairview, MT with Pastor Bob Meehan officiating. Interment took place at the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Presbyterian Community Church in Fairview, MT, Shriners Hospital for Children 911 W. 5th Ave. Spokane, WA, 99204. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Marion died on Tuesday, June, 2014 at the Sidney Health...

  • Richard "Dick" Norby, 79, Sidney, MT

    Jun 18, 2014

    Funeral services for Richard “Dick” Norby, 79 of Sidney were at 10 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Shepherd Of the Valley Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Interment took place at 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 www.fulkersons.com. Richard “Dick” died on Wednesday morning, June 11, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Healthcare Center, Billings, MT....

  • Fairview's Blessing Sale to Benefit Local Trafficking Victims

    Lynn Sloan|Jun 18, 2014

    4Her North Dakota is responding to the growing sex industry in the Bakken. Founder and Victim Advocate Windie Lazenko has been in the Williston area just a few months and has already rescued 10 women from human trafficking situations. Fairview Alliance Church will be holding their annual "Blessing Sale" June 21st in conjunction with 4Her ND to help meet the urgent need for a safe house for these girls. Rummage sale items will not be priced; rather, shoppers are encouraged to take whatever they n...

  • Senior Summer Finance Series

    Ludmila Keller|Jun 18, 2014

    You work hard and carefully plan to meet your long-term financial objectives, such as buying a home, paying for education, providing for your children, and saving for retirement. However, many people put off estate planning or choose to ignore it all together. Facing these decisions can be one of the hardest things we must do in life, so hard that it can be postponed until it is too late. Almost everyone needs some form of estate planning, especially those who want their estate distributed after...

  • McKenzie Co. Area Food Pantry

    Jun 18, 2014

    Free food assistance for you and your family. All income eligible residents in McKenzie County welcome. Open dates and times are as follows: Thursdays from noon to 2 pm, Cashwise donates food giveaway to the Food Pantry, 1st Tuesday of each month from 5 pm to 7 pm and the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Food Pantry is located in the lower level of First Lutheran Church, 212 2nd Ave. NW, Watford City. For more information or to set up an appointment to visit the pantry call 701-444-3451 or http://www.mcfoodpantry.com. Pantry...

  • Shootin' Blanks Opens in Sidney

    Jun 18, 2014

    The most exciting sporting venue within at least 500 miles opened for business in Sidney last week. Shootin' Blanks Virtual Shooting Range, owned by Kevin and Nikki Hull and Rob and Sue Elliot, is now welcoming customers to their business in the Village Square Mall, 120 East Main St., Sidney. Kevin Hull explained that the facility provides supplemental training, skill building and entertainment, year round, indoors. "We wanted to keep shooting sports alive," he said. "This is a great way to...

  • Nail Bar to Open June 18

    Jun 18, 2014

    Richland County native Brenda Jones is excited about opening her new business, the Nail Bar, in the loft above Magic Mirror, 110 N. Central Ave., Sidney. Jones recently completed a 9 ½ week training course at the Nail Institute in Billings and is state licensed. The Nail Bar is a full service mani and pedi spa. Jones will do acrylic enhancements as well as nail art. She uses Shellac and Vinylux by CND. Her specialty will be oil infused spa pedicures. Arianne Waller will also be joining...

  • Froid School Honor Roll

    Jun 18, 2014

    4th Quarter, Senior: Layne Johnson, Andy Engelke, Kassandra Smith, Raymond Smith, Dallas Reiland, Tanner Holtan. Juniors: Jordan Smith, Tessa Slater, Jeannie Schneider, Emmitt Reiland. Sophomores: Bailey Christoffersen, Destiny Long, Michael Eylander. Freshmen: Veronica Orcutt, Paige Robertson, Chantelle Strandlund, Anistyn Young. 8th grade: Morgan Mason, Karrington Kjos, Nicholas Eylander, Connor Cameron. 7th grade: Hunter Krogedal, Lexie Kintyhtt, Nicholas Strandlund. 2nd Semester seniors:Layne Johnson, Dallas Reiland, Raymond Smith, Andy...

  • National PTSD Awareness Day

    Jun 18, 2014

    Friday, June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is primarily associated with the military, but also affects law enforcement, EMTs, firefighters, and others who have experienced a traumatic event. DelRae Steinbeisser of Sidney saw an article about a Minot woman, Miranda Schuler, who lined up 22 pair of combat boots to represent the 22 veterans who die every day of PTSD. Schuler's brother is one of those. He committed suicide after returning from Afghanistan....

  • Sidney Duathlon

    Maxine Haverkamp|Jun 18, 2014

    The Sidney Run & Bike Club held the 5th annual Sidney Duathlon on Saturday, June 7th. The running and biking event was completed by individuals and two or three person teams. Forty-two people participated in the event. The top male solo and overall winner was Patrick Judge from Helena, MT completing the race in 58:15. The top female solo winner was Heather Waltner, completing the race in 87:39. The top finishing 2-person team was Zach Sommerfield and Lewis Barnett. They completed the race in...

  • Sidney MSU, ARS Host Dryland Field Day July 1st

    Beth Redlin|Jun 18, 2014

    Montana State University’s Eastern Ag Research Center (EARC) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab (NPARL) in Sidney have teamed up for a joint Dryland Research Field Day set for Tuesday morning, July 1st at their adjoining research plots located northwest of Sidney. The combined half-day event begins at nine am at the ARS research farmsite located about 4 miles north of Sidney on the Culbertson highway. Take a left at County Road 129 and a second left on County Road 346 to get to the far...

  • Stocking Requests Grow as Public Waters Increase

    ND FWP|Jun 18, 2014

    North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel are gearing up to stock a record number of walleye lakes this year. Fisheries production and development supervisor Jerry Weigel said 20 years ago approximately 50-70 waters were stocked annually with walleye fingerlings, with the number of waters growing to 100 in the early 2000s. This year, 156 waters are scheduled to receive a share of 9 million fingerlings. “The growth in walleye waters is directly correlated to the number of public fishing waters we manage,” Weigel said. In 198...

  • University of Mary Spring Dean's List

    Jun 18, 2014

    Area residents are among 678 students named to the Spring Semester Dean’s List at the University of Mary, in Bismarck. This number includes students in U-Mary’s undergraduate program and in adult education (Worldwide). Paige Powell of Circle, Joshua Hill, Ciara Hutchison, Faith Kjelstrup, Raymond Lopez all of Glendive, MT. Paige Anderson, Jason Shipman both of Watford City, ND. Daniel Bickler, John Bisbee, Nikki Helstad, Taylor Keller, David Sorenson, James Taverna all of Williston, ND....

  • Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Began June 15

    Isabel Benemelis|Jun 18, 2014

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Sunday, June 15, 2014. “County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” said Vilsack. “I hope that every eligible farmer and rancher will participate in this year’s county committee elections. Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice; their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs.” Vilsack added, “We’ve se...

  • Get Rewarded for Learning!

    Nicole Hackley|Jun 18, 2014

    The Richland County Family Resource Center, in collaboration with the Sidney-Richland County Library, continues to offer the Parenting Wisely CD-ROM program for parents of children ages 3-9. The Parenting Wisely program can be completed in approximately two hours at the library on a laptop computer. Not only will you gain some great tips for parenting, but you can earn some pretty great prizes as well! The Family Resource Center is offering prizes for the first 8 people to complete the program! Prizes you can choose include a free afternoon of...

  • Froid Field Day set for June 26th

    Jun 18, 2014

    A slate of speakers on topics as varied as orange wheat blossom midge, cover crop mixes, and oilseed plant breeding for jet fuel highlight this year’s annual Froid Research Farm Field Day on Thursday afternoon, June 26th, beginning at 1 pm. This year the event begins in Culbertson with a tour of the new United Grain Corporation’s (UGC) recently completed 1.4 million bushel capacity elevator. Field Day participants are asked to meet at the elevator located at 111 1st Ave SW in Culbertson at 1 pm. Following the UGC tour, activities will move to...

  • AWEP/RCCP Signup Deadline is June 20

    Jamie Selting|Jun 18, 2014

    The Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project (LYIP) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are announcing the close of signup for the 2014 RCCP (Formerly AWEP) program on June 20, 2014. The AWEP (Agricultural Water Enhancement Program) was approved for use in the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project area from 2010 to 2014 and funds from this program have been used to increase irrigation efficiency on agricultural land within the LYIP boundaries in Montana and North Dakota. Sprinkler irrigation systems have been a high priority for the LY...

  • USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs

    Dan Janes|Jun 18, 2014

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools and other materials and train experts to educate producers about several key farm bill programs. The new Web tools will help farmers and ranchers determine what participation in programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will mean for their businesses. The University of Illinois (lead for the National Coalition for Producer Education),...

  • DPHHS: Enjoy Fun in the Water, But be Safe - Agency Sponsoring Poster Contest

    Jon Ebelt|Jun 18, 2014

    The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is sending an important message to elementary school children this month: play it safe while out enjoying fun in the water this summer. To help reinforce this message, DPHHS recently sent educational materials to all Montana elementary schools to help children learn more about water-related illness and injuries. DPHHS is also sponsoring a poster contest so children can creatively illustrate what they learned from the outreach materials. Numerous prizes will be awarded for the best...

  • Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede Celebrating Their 91st Year

    Tie Shank|Jun 18, 2014

    The Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede will be celebrating their 91st year at the Marvin Brookman Stadium in Wolf Point Montana July 10th – 12th. Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede is a three-day event including a PRCA sanctioned rodeo that brings the best cowboys to town. PRCA RAM Rodeo action will begin each evening at 7 p.m. Events and festivities set for the 91st weekend celebration include KVCK Country Showdown and KVCK Korral talent show, class reunions, “Unsung Heroes” Parade, carnival, the f...

  • Montana Country Singer Wins National Award from National Alliance of Mental Illness

    Joy Novota|Jun 18, 2014

    Jason DeShaw, Montana's own country singer, has been selected to receive NAMI's (National Association of Mental Illness) Lionel Aldridge Champions Award for 2014. The Lionel Aldridge Champions Award recognizes an individual living with a mental illness who has exhibited courage, leadership and service on behalf of all people living with mental illness. In selecting Jason for this award, the NAMI Board recognizes him for his efforts to be a voice for those who struggle with mental illness. Jason...

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