Articles from the June 24, 2015 edition


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  • Super Valu In Fairview Is Under New Ownership

    Meagan Dotson|Jun 24, 2015

    On April 30, 2015, Fairview native Tim Neu officially became the owner of the Super Valu grocery store in Fairview, MT. Neu had been a business owner in Florida, where he had lived for fifteen years before moving back to his home town in 2009 and working with his brother, owner of Neu Construction. "I enjoyed having my own business and the store had been for sale for about a year. A grocery store is something that every town needs and there is a lot of potential for growth," he said about his...

  • Oilfield Water Treatment Specialist To Speak At Froid Field Day Thursday

    Beth Redlin|Jun 24, 2015

    A new speaker has been added to the Froid Research Farm Field Day roster for Thursday, June 25th. Dr. Rex Crick, Chief Operating Officer with Sionix Corporation and President of Sionix Oilfield Solutions (SOS), will be speaking about SOS's new oilfield water reclamation operation in Culbertson. The company purchased the former Montola oilseed crushing facility in Culbertson last summer and is building a new operation at the 45-acre site to treat, reclaim and market production and flowback water...

  • Watford City HOMEFEST 2015 June 26 – 28

    Tie Shank|Jun 24, 2015

    FRIDAY: The Watford City annual Homefest kicks off on Friday, June 26th with an all-day Art Show at the Long X Visitor Center, followed by the Trish Gravos Memorial Golf Scramble at Fox Hills Golf Course at 3:00 p.m. Scranton, ND native and a contestant on season 6 of The Voice, Kat Perkins will be wrapping up the first night of Homefest with a free performance on Main Street beginning at 6:00 p.m. SATURDAY: The Art Show will continue and run throughout the day at the Long X Visitor Center,...

  • Art Classes at Sunrise Festival of the Arts July 11

    Kim Simmonds|Jun 24, 2015

    New this year to the Sunrise Festival of the Arts on July 11, 2015: Art classes! Artist Peggy Kopp will be teaching Zentangle at 9:30am. Artist Jenny Baker will be teaching a watercolor class at 11:00am. The classes will take place in the covered shelter near the train in Veteran’s Memorial Park and cost $20 per person. Each class will last one hour, all supplies are included, and each registrant will take home a finished work of art. Space is limited, so please call the Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 406-433-1916 to reserve y...

  • Team Montana Results From National Jr Olympics In Charleston W.V.

    Kirby Sundheim|Jun 24, 2015

    Rueben Marquez won his opening round bout although he did lose a decision in the quarters. Trace Vielle and Jodan Boyd lost questionable split decisions. Timmy Sellars, Jance Eagle Feathers, Donna Kipp, Martin Manuel & Lee Huston lost their opening round bouts although it was the first time that they competed on the national level. Montana entered 8 of the 10 boxers from our region. We can all be proud of their accomplishments and Montana can all be optimistic about their future....

  • Adult Online Hunter Ed Field Course Scheduled in Miles City

    Erin O Connor|Jun 24, 2015

    (Miles City) – Adult online Hunter Education students looking to complete their certification should plan to attend a field course scheduled in Miles City on Saturday, July 18th. The course, open to students 18 years and older, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FWP Region 7 office, 352 I-94 Business Loop. This field course is designed for students to demonstrate their proficiency with and ability to safely control a firearm’s muzzle in field situations, safely navigate and cross obstacles in the field, safely store, remove and tra...

  • Jared Troudt Recognized For Outstanding Involvement In BSC Student Government

    Jun 24, 2015

    BISMARCK, ND -- Jared Troudt of Sidney, MT, was recognized for an outstanding level of involvement in BSC Student Government when Bismarck State College celebrated its scholars and outstanding students at the 46th annual spring Recognition Ceremony April 22 in the Bavendick Stateroom of the National Energy Center of Excellence. Student Government Association members provide leadership, promote student concerns, plan activities, participate in community service projects, and represent BSC at state and national student association meetings....

  • Cover Your Crops: Severe Weather A Reminder To Manage Risk With State Hail Insurance

    Jayson O Neill|Jun 24, 2015

    Helena, Mont. – Severe weather is no stranger in Montana. The 2013 storms still remind farmers of the importance of having adequate coverage for this year’s crops. The Montana State Hail Insurance program is financially secure, and the staff is prepared to accept new policies through August 15th as well as answer any questions producers might have on coverage options. The maximum coverage rate for dry land is $75 per acre and $114 per acre for irrigated land. Rates vary by county depending on the hail loss history of the area; a detailed lis...

  • Eastern Montana's Bull Blowout To Be Held June 26th & 27th

    Meagan Dotson|Jun 24, 2015

    Eastern Montana’s Bull Blowout will take place June 26th and 27th at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney at 7:30 pm each night. The event will be an exciting showing of two extreme sports with the PBR Touring Pro Division competing for $15,000 and Wi-FMX performing at intermission. The bulls will be provided by Bailey Pro Rodeo, C’N Stars Bull Co. /Fladeland Bucking Bulls, Mosbrucker Rodeo, F & T Rodeo, and other top contractors, with several of the bulls having competed at the PBR Wor...

  • Fairview Boxing Club Thanks Our Golden Gloves Sponsors

    Kirby Sundheim|Jun 24, 2015

    A huge thank you to all sponsors for the Montana State Golden Gloves Tournament on April 18-19 at the Fairview Old Gym. Thank you: Water Hole #3, Cornholio, Hurley Oilfield Service, Crop Production Service, W.L Neu Construction, Hotel Albert, Double Barrel Saloon, Powder Keg, Mobile Auto Glass Pro, Kilen Backhoe Service, Cherrey’s Red Top Service, Fairview Schools, Cherrey’s Propane, Café Villarreal, Horizon Resources, Merchants Bank, Discount Tobacco Store, The Rush, Big Sky Embroidery, DK Consulting, McKittleson & Co., Lebsock Welding, The...

  • Mayor Norby Newest Sidney Kiwanis Member

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Sidney Kiwanis Club welcomed its newest member, Sidney Mayor Rick Norby, last Thursday, sponsored by Tami Christensen. Norby joined just in time to help with the Kiwanis Pie Social which will be held on Friday, July 10 on the courthouse lawn....

  • NASA Clears Launch Of RMC Experiment For The International Space Station

    Jenny McPhail|Jun 24, 2015

    BILLINGS – NASA has granted clearance for RMC's AGAR (Algae Growth And Remediation) experiment to be launched on the Space X7, Falcon 9, Dragon X rocket on June 28, 2015. Falcon 9 will launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver and return cargo for NASA. This payload to ISS will include RMC's AGAR project, which began three years ago as part of NASA's HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) initiative to i...

  • Ribfest 2015 Set For Aug. 7 In Watford City

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Ribfest 2015 Planning Committee has set Friday, August 7th for this year’s event on Main Street, Watford City. Concessions and the Street Fair will start at 10 a.m. and the rib contest will take place at 5 p.m. Main Street will be open for the public to enjoy lunch, live music, kids games and inflatables, and ribs until 9 pm. This year’s Ribfest is working together again with the 2nd Annual Bash on the Grass Concert Series featuring a concert by Sawyer Brown and Chris Cagle. Sawyer Brown and Chris Cagle will perform at 8:30 at the McK...

  • Sidney Tigersharks Place 1st at Glasgow Meet

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Sidney Tigersharks were in Glasgow this past weekend and placed 1st. Photos by Pam Dahl....

  • Sidney Tiger Shark Results From Malta Invitational June 13-15

    Jun 24, 2015

    Torey Dahl: 200 IM, 2nd place • 100 Back, 1st • 100 Fly, 1st. Seth Dodds: 200 IM, 2nd • 50 Free, 7th • 100 Free, 5th. Ethan Erickson: 25 Free, 3rd • 50 Free, 4th. Zoey Garsjo: 25 Free, 6th • 50 Free, 4th • 25 Back, 6th. Corbin Holler: 100 IM, 1st • 25 Free, 1st • 50 Free, 1st. Autumn Larson: 50 Free, 3rd • 100 Breast, 4th • 400 Free, 5th. Gracie Phelps: 50 Free, 4th • 100 Free, 3rd • 50 Fly, 9th....

  • USDA Opens Enrollment Period For Agriculture Risk Coverage And Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs

    Jun 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will end Sept. 30, 2015. “The extensive outreach campaign conducted by USDA since the 2014 Farm Bill was enacted, along with extending deadlines, is central to achieving an expected high level of participation,” said Vilsack. “We worked with universities to simplify t...

  • Fireworks Prohibited On Wildlife Management Areas

    Jun 24, 2015

    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds citizens that possession or use of fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited. The primary objective of a wildlife management area is to enhance wildlife production, provide hunting and fishing opportunities, and offer other outdoor recreational and educational uses. Only activities that would not disrupt the intentions of how these areas are managed are encouraged, and a fireworks display is not compatible. Excessive noise and commotion that come with fireworks disturbs...

  • DPHHS Urges Caution Regarding Rabies Exposures

    Jun 24, 2015

    State and local public health officials remind Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies this time of year. Rabies is a fatal viral disease that attacks the central nervous system of warm blooded animals but it is also preventable. The rabies virus is carried in the saliva of infected animals and is usually transmitted to people and other animals from the bite of a rabid animal. Although exposures can occur anytime, spring and summer are the seasons when most exposures occur as humans and animals emerge from the long Montana...

  • Paul Williams, RN Departs RMC

    Jaimee Green|Jun 24, 2015

    Paul Williams, a registered nurse, has left the Roosevelt Medical Center Clinic and moved to the San Francisco Bay area of California, where he accepted a nursing position with Tri-City Health Center. Williams joined RMC in 2011 in an effort to learn more about working in the clinic environment and to positively impact the community. In California he will be working as a care coordinator in a specialty clinic focusing on disease prevention. "It was a bittersweet decision to leave. I am going to...

  • State Historical Society Of North Dakota Wins National Award For New Grade 8 Online Curriculum

    Jun 24, 2015

    BISMARCK — The State Historical Society of North Dakota was selected as a 2015 Leadership in History Award of Merit winner by the American Association for State and Local History for its multimedia project, “North Dakota: People Living on the Land,” a new grade 8 North Dakota studies curriculum. The Award of Merit is presented for excellence in history programs, projects, and people. “North Dakota is the first state in the country to offer an online eighth grade state history course based on primary sources,” said Neil Howe, North Dakota St...

  • Verizon Cellular Plus Ribbon Cutting

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture hosted a ribbon cutting at Verizon Cellular Plus in Sidney last Thursday. The store opened in Sidney in 2010 and moved to its current location at 323 S. Central Ave. last October. Cellular Plus provides upgrades and new activations on Verizon phones with great customer service and problem solving. They also do internet connections and home phones. Pictured, L to R, are Chamber board member Karli Johnson, Wireless sales consultants Jocelyn...

  • Pesticide Points Announced for Sidney ARS Dryland Field Day

    Beth Redlin|Jun 24, 2015

    The Sidney ARS Dryland Farm Field Day set for this coming Friday morning, June 19th, has been awarded 2 private and 2 commercial pesticide applicator points for those participating, organizers noted this week. The event is co-sponsored by the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney and the Richland County Extension Service. The Sidney ARS Field Day is set for Friday, June 19th from 9 am -12:30 pm, at the dryland research farm located about 4 miles north of Sidney on the Culbertson H...

  • Summer Art Camps At The MDHC Throughout July

    Jun 24, 2015

    Creativity for kids of all ages! There will be four sessions this summer including: Session 1 – Teen Visionaries (ages 15-18), July 7-10th, 12 pm – 4pm • Session 2 – Prolific Preteens (ages 10 – 14), July 13-16th, 9 am – 12 pm • Session 3 – Clever Children (ages 6-9), July 20-23rd, 9 am – 12 pm • Session 4 – Unique Infants (ages 1-5), July 27-30th, 9 am- 10:30 am. A parent or guardian must accompany all children under the age of 6. Price is only $35 per week, so call us at (406) 433-3500 to reserve your children’s’ spots today!...

  • Director Of U.S. Agriculture Department's National Institute Of Food And Agriculture To Visit MSU In July

    MSU News Service|Jun 24, 2015

    BOZEMAN - Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will visit Montana State University in July. Ramaswamy's visit includes a question and answer session that is free and open to the general public. Ramaswamy's visit is hosted by the MSU Office of Research and Economic Development and the MSU College of Agriculture. It will include meetings with MSU faculty, who will share current research on pest management,...

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Jun 24, 2015

    Fair Season Every summer North Dakota counties have a county fairs. One thing that you see at the majority of fairs is kids with their projects or livestock. An interest in Agriculture can start at a young age for some, whether they grow up on a farm or ranch or learn about it in a class. June 24th-28th is the Williams County fair, this is the time for the kids to shine. At the Williams County fair we have static exhibits, which will include sewing, baking, welding, horticulture, crop...

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