Articles from the July 6, 2016 edition


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  • Hundreds Gather to Support Intake Fish Bypass Alternative

    Jody Wells|Jul 6, 2016

    Hundreds of members of the public gathered at meetings in Sidney, Glendive and Billings this week regarding the Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project. Staff from the U.S Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District presented six alternatives to determine the future of the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project. The public was then open to express their comments and concerns regarding the possible alternatives. David Trimpe of the Bureau of...

  • New Watford City Post Office anticipates opening spring 2017

    Tieheena Lemerond|Jul 6, 2016

    WATFORD CITY, ND: In August 2015, the postal service announced its decision to relocate into the old S&S Motors Building. Bids for a new facility were solicited and a lease has been signed for the space at 1204 4th St. NE. Design is currently underway. Pete Nowacki from the US Postal Service states, "We anticipate awarding a construction bid by the end of summer with occupancy of the new facility in spring 2017." The post office will still be operating out of its current location after the...

  • Sunrise Festival of the Arts 2016

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 6, 2016

    Take part in the 2016 Sunrise Festival of the Arts; this celebration of the arts has expanded to include three days of creative expression and free entertainment all conveniently located at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Sidney! Thursday, July 7 Montana’s Shakespeare in the Parks will be wowing audiences with their talents, performing Richard the III at 6 p.m. For the first time ever, the Billings Symphony Orchestra will be performing their highly anticipated Symphony in the Park concert r...

  • Harold "Dean" Thogersen, 85 Sidney, MT

    Jul 6, 2016

    Funeral services for Harold “Dean” Thogersen, 85, of Sidney are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 6 at Pella Lutheran Church with Pastor Alton Hillesland officiating. Interment will follow in the Sidney Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, pictures and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Dean died on Sunday, June 26 at Sidney Health Center in Sidney...

  • Mildred "Millie" Shields Savage, MT

    Jul 6, 2016

    Memorial service for Mildred “Millie” Shields, 73, of Savage, will be held on Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Savage, MT with Pastor Neil Lindorff officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Burial will take place at a later date. Pictures, remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Millie died Monday, June 27 at Sidney Extended Care in Sidney, MT....

  • Ramona Raffaell, 74 Sidney, MT

    Jul 6, 2016

    Memorial service for Ramona Raffaell, 74, of Sidney was at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 2 at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances, pictures and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com Ramona died on Sunday, June 26 at her home....

  • William "Bill" Heiser

    Jul 6, 2016

    Memorial services for William "Bill" Heiser will be held July 15, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview. Pastor Roberta Pierce and Joyce Palmer, cousin of the deceased, will be officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the church following interment....

  • Sidney Elks Lodge #1782 And VFW Post #4099 To Host Honor Ride

    Kristin Kennedy|Jul 6, 2016

    Sidney, MT, June 27, 2016 – The Elks Lodge BPOE #1782 and the VFW Post #4099 invites all community, military personnel, veterans and their families to attend our 4th Annual Honor Ride and Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 30, 2016. This year we will be riding in memory of Charlie Boyer and honoring our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Registration will begin at 10:00am at the Sidney Elks Lodge at 123 3rd Street SW. Non-veterans will pay a $20 fee for their Shake Ticket. At 10:45am, we will have the flag raising and dedication then depart at 1...

  • Project Safe Send

    Jul 6, 2016

    North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the Project Safe Send collections in July. “Over the past 24 years, thousands of people have brought more than four million pounds of these chemicals to Project Safe Send,” Goehring said. “It is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that helps people safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides at no charge.” The program accepts old, unusabl...

  • 93rd Annual Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede to be Held July 7-9

    Sheridan Martin|Jul 6, 2016

    July 7, 8 and 9 will mark the 93rd Annual Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede in Wolf Point, MT. The town will be full of celebration, laughter, dancing, and plenty of rodeo as they celebrate a long-time favorite tradition. On Thursday, July 7, 9 a.m. sign up for the Stampede Roundup Tough Enough To Wear Pink Golf Tournament held at the Airport Golf Course east of Wolf Point benefitting NE Montana Health Services Mammography Department followed by TETWP Night at the Rodeo. First performance of the...

  • Williston Field Days

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 6, 2016

    Don’t miss your chance to see agriculture up close! Whether you’re a farmer, landscaper, or flower and vegetable gardener, there is something for you during the Williston Research and Extension Center Field Days, July 14 and 15. The Dry Land Field Day on will be on Thursday, July 14 located at the Extension Center, 14120 Hwy 2, Williston, ND. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. central time, with coffee and rolls; Director of North Dakota State University Extension Service (NDSU) Chris Boerboom will...

  • "Dry And Arid" Is The Natural And Wild State of These Lands Without The LYIP

    Leslie Messer|Jul 6, 2016

    Depicted here are photos that show what the land looked like before and after the LYIP. Returning the river to its "Natural and Wild" state, will only bring back the barren landscape that was here before....

  • Infantry Encampment Planned at Fort Buford State Historic Site

    Jul 6, 2016

    WILLISTON – The public is invited to the Second and Sixth Infantry Encampment at Fort Buford State Historic Site July 16-17 featuring historical demonstrations, a fashion show, and a dance. All events are free and open to the public. On July 16 at 2 p.m. the Second and Sixth Infantry re-enactors will perform military drill demonstrations, followed by a 2:30 p.m. cannon demonstration and a 3 p.m. telegraph demonstration. A dance is scheduled for the evening at 7 p.m. featuring Sunrise Brass. July 17 will feature a Fashion Show at 1 p.m. s...

  • Golfers To Benefit Area Healthcare

    Heather Cotter|Jul 6, 2016

    SIDNEY, MT—The Foundation for Community Care will hold its 23rd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Sidney Country Club. This tournament has raised more than $350,000 to benefit local healthcare over its twenty-two year history. Golfers are encouraged to come out and enjoy a day of golfing while supporting quality healthcare in their community. Events like the golf tournament help grow the Foundation’s Endowment Fund, which ensures stability for future healthcare needs. Annually, 5 percent of our Endowment Fun...

  • BSC honors Spring 2016 Graduates

    Jul 6, 2016

    BISMARCK, ND (06/27/2016)-- More than 600 students graduated from Bismarck State College after completing the Spring 2016 semester. The college's 76th commencement ceremony was held on May 13, 2016 at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, N.D. The 2016 commencement speaker was Major General (Retired) David A. Sprynczynatyk, who served as the Adjutant General for the North Dakota National Guard from 2006-2015. Student commencement speakers were Kathryn (Katy) Ann Gerving, New Salem, N.D., and...

  • MSU-EARC/Extension Holds 36th Annual Field Day

    Jul 6, 2016

    The MSU Eastern Agriculture Research Center Extension held its annual field day on June 30 in Sidney. Research scientists and agronomists presented the findings on ongoing studies and also discussed issues important to local producers. Research topics pertaining to sugar beet, pulse crop, wheat and barley production and seed varieties were presented. Strategies to defend against pests and invasive weeds were also discussed....

  • Little Buckaroos Needed to Enter Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Jul 6, 2016

    Attention Little Buckaroos—ages three to five years old – you are needed in the Lil’ Buckaroo Rodeo! This year’s event will start at 2 pm on Saturday, July 9 in the Livestock Show Ring on the McKenzie County Fairgrounds. This rodeo will feature: • Stick Horse Barrel Racing – Child rides his/her stick horse in a cloverleaf pattern around barrels. • Steer Roping – Child learns to rope a dummy steer. • Goat Tail Untying –Child will remove a sucker tied to the tail of a goat. The Little Buckaroo...

  • Enter McKenzie County Fair Open Class Show

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Jul 6, 2016

    Entry of Open Class exhibits in the McKenzie County Fair is from 1pm to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, July 6 and from 8 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, July 7 in the 4-H Building on the McKenzie County Fairgrounds, east of Watford City. Judging takes place from 1 pm to 4 pm on Thursday, July 7. Exhibit books are available at several businesses in Watford City and are also on the NDSU Extension Service/McKenzie County website at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/mckenziecountyextension. Top exhibit...

  • Diverse Crop Rotations

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 6, 2016

    Diverse crop rotations are not a new concept, but their benefits are being rediscovered. Dr. Audrey Kalil, Plant Pathologist at the Williston Research Extension Center and Dr. Don Tanaka, retired USDA-Agricultural Research Service Soil Scientist will be speaking on various benefits of diverse crop rotations at the NDSU- Williston Research Extension Center’s Dry Land Field Day on Thursday, July 14. Kalil’s presentation will focus on research investigating diverse crop rotation’s ability to manag...

  • Applications Now Being Accepted!

    Jaden Cymbaluk|Jul 6, 2016

    Williston Community, The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Williston program is now accepting applications for 2016-17. Leadership Williston is a unique and unforgettable experience, designed for long-time residents and newcomers alike. Leadership Williston program is a chance to get more involved and informed about the ins and outs of our community. The program spans approximately 13 sessions beginning in October, and ending in April with a graduation ceremony. Each day or partial day is spent learning about how an oil rig...

  • "Brothers In Arms" Rally Benefits Independence Hall Veterans

    Bill Holder|Jul 6, 2016

    BILLINGS — Independence Hall will vibrate with the sound of motorcycles Saturday, July 9 when registration is held for the annual “Brothers in Arms” motorcycle run to Roundup. The annual rally, sponsored by the 45’s Motorcycle Club of Roundup, begins at 9 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. “We raise money every year to help veterans. Last year we donated the rally proceeds, $6,000, to Independence Hall. This year we hope to raise even more to help veterans living at Independence Hall reclaim their lives,” said Lyn Ohl, 45’s MC Treasurer....

  • Sidney Tiger Sharks

    Marie Holler|Jul 6, 2016

    Sidney Tiger Sharks took 1st this weekend in both relays and overall meet. We took 46 athletes, some veterans and some brand new to racing. They had a phenomenal day on Saturday most cutting time in all events. Then the Sharks showed up strong on Sunday, cutting even more time off their records. An exciting end to the meet was all the High point trophies winners. In the 9-10 year old boys Aren Larson who also was celebrating his birthday, 13-14 year old girls Ashlynn Kessel, 15-19 year old men...

  • Keep The Ice Cream Out of Animal Exhibits

    Jon Ebelt|Jul 6, 2016

    Many Montanans will be enjoying summer fairs in the coming months. And, with that opportunity presents the chance to visit exhibits such as petting zoos that allow people of all ages the thrilling experience of coming face-to-face with animals. But, those experiences do involve some health risks. “Sometimes, even healthy animals can carry organisms that make people sick,” said Assistant State Veterinarian Dr. Tahnee Szymanski of the Department of Livestock (DOL). Young children and persons who have weakened immune systems are at greatest ris...

  • Sidney Lions Club Award Picnic

    Jul 6, 2016

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  • Summer Storms: Reminder to Cover Your Crops with State Hail Insurance

    Walt Anseth|Jul 6, 2016

    Helena, Montana. – Severe weather is no stranger to Montana farmers. The recent storms are a reminder of the importance of having adequate coverage for your crops each season. The Montana State Hail Insurance program began its operations earlier this spring and the staff is prepared to accept new policies through August 15, 2016. Staff is available 8am-5pm Monday through Friday to accept policies, file claims, and to answer any questions producers might have regarding coverage options. The maximum coverage rate for dry land is $75 per acre a...

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