Articles from the June 22, 2022 edition

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  • WREC & EARC Field Days Set for July

    Anna Garcia|Jun 22, 2022

    Williston and Sidney have held annual field day tours for many years to showcase their involvement and research with agriculture. It is now that time of year where research centers are planting seeds in the ground and getting ready to present new ideas and studies to the public. The Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), located 4.5 miles west of Williston, will be hosting their annual Dryland Tour on Wednesday, July 13. Registration will start at 3:30 p.m. followed by the tour at 4 p.m....

  • McKenzie County Fair Livestock Show

    Jun 22, 2022

  • Sidney Lions Club Annual Trap Shoot June 26

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jun 22, 2022

    The Sidney Lions Club will be holding their 5th Annual Family Fun Trap Shoot Event, Sunday, June 26. Shotgun owners from all over eastern Montana and western North Dakota are welcome to participate. The event will be held at the Sidney Trap Club Range, 12598 HWY. 16 North. Registration is $35 per person, 8–10:30 a.m. Registration for the practice rounds will be $10 per round and is from 9–10:40 a.m. The actual event begins at 11 a.m. and will continue until finished with a two-round guarantee. There will be an adult and youth category for sho...

  • Poison Hemlock Confirmed in Richland County

    Marley Manoukian|Jun 22, 2022

    An area of poison hemlock has recently been confirmed in Richland County. This plant is toxic to livestock, wildlife, pets, and humans making proper identification and management important. Poison hemlock is a deep tap rooted biennial that can grow from three to eight feet tall. This plant is in the parsley family and its roots have an odor similar to parsley and carrots. During its first year of growth, the plant forms a rosette and typically remains in the vegetative stage. During its second y...

  • Richard (Rick) Lane Sanford, 70, Watford City, ND

    Jun 22, 2022

    Richard (Rick) Lane Sanford, 70, Watford City, ND, passed away on June 15, 2022, at McKenzie County Medical Center, Watford City, ND. Rick was born on May 8, 1952, to Norman and Marion (Riek) Sanford. He was the youngest of the couple's four children, all of whom went on to attend college. Norman built, owned, and operated Park Lanes Bowling, Watford City, ND, from roughly 1959 to 1965. At the ripe age of nine, Rick bowled a 208 at that same Park Lanes Bowling Alley. A picture of young Rick...

  • Protecting Yourself From Online Identity Theft Scams

    Carrie Krug|Jun 22, 2022

    Phishing attacks have been on the rise since they were first discovered in 2005, according to As explained by, phishing attacks are scams using spam emails or a fake website luring individuals to reveal bank/brokerage account information, passwords, or other confidential information. Many of these phishing scams involve emails that falsely claim to be from firms, banks, credit cards, or business you may be familiar with and use. These attempts, according to, can be sneaky, they request a reply to the email, or...

  • Rau, New Pastor at People's Congregational Church, Sidney & First Congregational Church, Savage

    Kristan Haugen|Jun 22, 2022

    The People's Congregational Church, Sidney and The First Congregational Church, Savage, are pleased to announce that we have hired Joshua Rau as our pastor. Rau is recently from the Minot area, is married, and has six children in his happily blended family. Joshua has over 25 years of ministry experience, has served as an EMT for 17 years, and has also been involved in law enforcement for four years. Rau will began his ministry to our churches on Sunday, June 19. We invite you to come to First...

  • American Legion Donates to Legion Baseball

    Jun 22, 2022

    Alan Seigfreid for American Legion Adjutant Richland Post #12, Sidney, presented a $500 check to Scott Sturgis, Richland Patriots American Legion baseball team coach for team equipment on Tuesday, June 7. (Submitted photo)...

  • Area Teens Attend Youth Camps

    Peggy Ann Strupp|Jun 22, 2022

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held their annual youth camps at Ft. Peck Lake June 8–11. Over 100 youth and 30 leaders from the Glendive Stake of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attended the camps. The youth came from Sidney, Bainville, Watford City, Miles City, Poplar, Wolf Point, Jordan, Glendive, Plentywood, Ekalaka, and Glasgow. The Boy's Camp & Girl's Camp ran from Thursday–Saturday. The older teenagers who were assigned as Youth leaders arrived on Wed...

  • Tiger Sharks Bring Home 1st Place Trophy from Glendive Meet

    Jun 22, 2022

    Sidney Tiger Sharks Results Glendive Invitational, June 18-19 Boys 8 & Under 100 Free: 1st Place, Caysen Beiswanger, Kamden Johnson, Crew Falcon, Ryker Heckler Girls 8 & Under 100 Free: 1st Place, Olivia Swimley, Marrett Haralson, Ella Laqua, Brylee Moran Girls 9-10 100 Free: 1st Place, Avery Sukut, Braya Radke, Addison Steffan, Harlee Moran Boys 11-12 200 Free: 1st Place, Braydon Herbel, Jade Steffan, Beckett Norby, Evan Erickson Event # 6 Girls 11-12 200 Free: 1st Place, Micah Haralson,...

  • Sidney Wrestlers Attend Camps

    Jun 22, 2022

  • McKenzie County Fair Parade

    Jun 22, 2022

  • Guest Editorial

    Randy Pinocci|Jun 22, 2022

    With my re-election as Public Service Commissioner representing eastern Montana, I deeply appreciate the confidence placed in me by my constituents (67% vote; thank you!) and want to dedicate my election to a great grassroots supporter: Lonny Bergstrom, Lewistown, who recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. As a Commissioner, I am deeply concerned about the electric power shortages (brownouts & blackouts) that Montana is possibly facing this summer. For decades, Montana has enjoyed reliable, affordable electric power from...

  • Stockman Bank Establishes Montana Flood Relief Fund

    Ladan Ricketts|Jun 22, 2022

    (Billings, MT) Stockman Bank has established the Montana Flood Relief Fund to assist those affected by record flooding across Montana this week. Thousands of residents and tourists have been trapped and isolated by the rising waters, which have also caused significant damage to roads, bridges and homes along area rivers and lowlands. Stockman has opened the Fund with an initial deposit of $10,000 and will then match each deposit, dollar for dollar, up to an additional $15,000. “I have not seen widespread flooding like this in my lifetime,” sta...

  • Paddlefishing Success!

    Jun 22, 2022

  • Richland County Sportsmans Club Car Show

    Jun 22, 2022

    Saturday, June 18, the Richland County Sportsmans Club held their 3rd Annual Car Show at Moose Park. Pictured: Duane Handford accepted the 1st place trophy along with His wife, Angie, and their two girls for his 1959 Chevy Apache. (Photo by Jaymi Mozeak)...

  • Sunrise Women's Clinic Garage Sale Fundraiser

    Jun 22, 2022

    Sunrise Women's Clinic, Sidney had a garage sale Friday, June 17 from 3–7 p.m. to help fund their Baby Boutique. Pictured: Jan Buller, Karen Sivertson, and Juliana Evans sold bags of clothing for $5 and everything else for $1 unless otherwise marked. They also joyfully offered water, lemonade, and tours of the clinic. (Photo by Jaymi Mozeak)...

  • Road To Recovery Tour

    Jun 22, 2022

    Skyler Ray and Kala Mulcahy stopped in to Veteran's Memorial Park, Sidney, June 14 on their 36 stop Road to Recovery Tour. Ray and Mulcahy's songs are about recovery and relationships, making them near and dear to both performers. (Photo by Jaymi Mozeak)...

  • Sunrise Festival of the Arts Highlights

    Jun 22, 2022

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held their annual Sunrise Festival of the Arts on June 18....

  • 10 Tips To Attract More Wildlife To Your Land

    Jun 22, 2022

    (BPT) - Can't wait to go hunting or fishing on your back 40? Or maybe you just love watching wildlife in the backyard through your kitchen window? If you want to attract more deer, wild turkey, quail, fox or other wildlife, there are a number of things you can do to make your land more attractive. Whether you own a hobby farm, a ranch or a few acres of land that you'd like to keep wild, according to the yard-care experts at Toro, manufacturer of the high-quality, reliable zero turn mowers built...

  • 4th Of July Celebrations Across The Area

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jun 22, 2022

    Sidney: The 4th of July, our nation's Independence Day, is just around the corner. There are family-friendly events to attend in celebration all around the area. The Sidney Jaycees are holding the 2022 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks at the Richland County Fairgrounds. The events start at noon. There will be a car show, hot dog eating contest, carnival games, a dunk tank, a family photo booth, prizes, food, and craft vendors. Everyone will have a chance to create military care kits wi...

  • Savage Summer Soirée, July 9

    Jun 22, 2022

    On Saturday, July 9 there will be a day of outdoor games, food, drinks and music for the Savage Summer Soirée presented by the Burns Creek Inn! Also included in the fun will be Cornhole tournament that will consist of two person teams, $40 a team entry fee and sign-ups at Burns Creek Inn. Warm ups for the tournament will start at noon while the tournament starts at 1 p.m. and has single elimination. Proceeds from the tournament will go to Savage Inc. to help improve the Savage Community. Live music will start at 1 p.m. and continue throughout...

  • Bieber Selected As 76th Annual Fairview Old Timer's Festival Honoree

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jun 22, 2022

    Every year since 1946 on the 3rd weekend of July the people of Fairview, have come together to reminisce and honor the people who have made a difference in the community. This year, Larry Bieber gets his face on the Fairview Old Timer's Festival button. Bieber was born at his parent's home in Fairview. He attended Nohly School and Central School but left at age 16 to go to work but that did not stop his education. He took an electrical course from a technical school in 1968 and got his GED in 19...

  • Tornado Safety Tips

    Jun 22, 2022

    In a house with a basement: Avoid windows. Get in the basement and under some kind of sturdy protection (heavy table or work bench), or cover yourself with a mattress, or sleeping bag. Know where very heavy objects rest on the floor above (pianos, refrigerators, waterbeds, etc.) and do not go under them. They may fall down through a weakened floor and crush you. In a house with no basement, a dorm, or an apartment: Avoid windows. Go to the lowest floor, center room (like a bathroom or closet),...

  • What You Can Do To Prepare For Severe Summer Weather?

    Jun 22, 2022

    1. Build an emergency kit. 2. Create an Emergency plan–Very important. 3. Shelter in Place – basement or bathroom. 4. If in a camper or RV go to your nearest shelter. Look for danger signs including: dark, often greenish sky; large hail; a large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating); and, a loud roar, similar to a freight train. If you see approaching storms of any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately....

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