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  • Fairview Old Timer's Reunion and Summer Festival This Saturday

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Fairview Old Timer’s Reunion and Summer Festival will be held this Saturday. Pictured is (L-R) Abbey Berry, Taylor and Emily Johnson at last year’s event. See pages 19-23 for more on the festival. (Photo by Kris Baxter)...

  • Tickets On Sale Now: Rob Quist & Tim Ryan

    MonDak Heritage Center|Jul 17, 2013

    Two of America’s premiere singer/songwriters have joined together to bring a memorable evening of award winning original songs to the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney, Montana. Tickets are on sale now, $10 for MonDak members, $15 for non-members. You can join at the time of purchase to take advantage of the price break. Ticket numbers are limited. Taken collectively, these “matadors of the metaphor” have had their work featured throughout the entire tapestry of American Music. Tim Ryan has had a successful career as both songwriter and artis...

  • 1983 Fairview High School Reunion

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Fairview High School Class of 1983 is having their 30 year reunion in conjunction with the Old Timers Festival being held in Fairview beginning on Friday, July 19th, through Sunday, July 21st. The Annual Old Timer’s Festival is a great time to bring together old friends and good memories. The Class of 1983 will begin the weekend with a BBQ for the classmates and spouses. We will be meeting at the old Hunter place for supper on Friday night beginning around 6 p.m. Then we will be meeting on State street at 12:00 noon on Saturday for the a...

  • Food Safety Course for Volunteers Available

    Stephanie Ler|Jul 17, 2013

    The Richland County Sanitarian will be holding a one-hour food safety course for those workers serving food for community dinners, bake sales and other charitable events. The course will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 23rd at the Sidney Health Center basement classroom. Topics covered will include hand-washing, dish and utensil sanitizing, and safe food temperatures, among other topics. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling Stephanie Ler, Richland County Sanitarian, at 406-433-2207....

  • Cash Wise Grand Opening in Watford City

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Grand Opening of the brand new Cash Wise Foods & Cash Wise Liquor in Watford City, North Dakota will take place this Wednesday. Store managers, David & Keith Tschetter invite you to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at 113 6th Avenue S.E., Watford City, ND 58854....

  • Lone Tree Ranch Donates to Sidney Fire Department

    Jul 17, 2013

    Joe Russell, left, of Lone Tree Ranch presents a $10,000 check to Larry Christensen, chief of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department. Joe’s wife Leslie and her family owned the land where the new Shops at Fox Run are currently being developed. They sold the land and donated a portion of the proceeds to the Sidney Fire Department....

  • Williston Home of Economy Begins Expansion and Renovation

    Wade Pearson|Jul 17, 2013

    Home of Economy has begun a major expansion and renovation at its store on Million Dollar Way in Williston, ND. According to store owners Wade and Scott Pearson, the project will bring much needed floor space to several departments and offer more parking in front of the store. “This is going to be a significant increase to our level of service in Williston,” said Home of Economy CEO and President Wade Pearson. “We’ve had such a tremendous history with the community since 1964 and we are very excited about this latest expansion.” The project c...

  • Sidney Elks Lodge to Host Honor Ride And Service Appreciation Day

    Tini Strauser|Jul 17, 2013

    It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you-Author Unknown. The Elks Lodge of Sidney, Montana invites community, military personnel, veterans and their families to attend the first annual Honor Ride and Service Appreciation Day on July 27th. “It is just to say thank you for what you’ve done on behalf of our country,” said Jodie Leland, committee chair. Proceeds from the Honor Ride will support the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that arranges for local WWII Veterans to fly to their War M...

  • Janae Susanne Moore, 20, Sidney, MT

    Jul 17, 2013

    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 16, at the Sidney High School Gymnasium with Pastor Paul Turek of Faith Alliance Church officiating. Cremation had taken place under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and photos may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Janae Susanne Moore was born Oct. 3, 1992 in Sidney, Montana, to David and Terri (Kirkpatrick) Moore. Her entrance to this world began in the back of a pickup at Swanson Field...

  • Luminaria Ceremony Honors Cancer Survivors and Those Who Have Lost the Battle

    Jul 17, 2013

    A special luminaria ceremony to be held during the MonDak Relay For Life on Friday, July 26 remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. Luminaria candles will be lit at the Richland County Fairgrounds at 9:30 p.m. Anyone desiring to purchase a luminaria may do so by contacting any Relay team member, stopping in at Elk River Printing in Sidney, by calling Toni Zieske at (406) 488-2595 or visiting the event website at www.mondakrelayforlife.org. Luminaria bags are available for a donation of $10.00. All funds raised...

  • Lana Swensrud, 55, Watford City, ND

    Jul 17, 2013

    Memorial service for Lana Swensrud, 55, of Watford City, ND, was Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. MDT at Central Park in Sidney. Burial took place at 4 p.m. CST at Union Cemetery in Keene, ND. Cremation took place under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and photos may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Lana died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013....

  • Yellowstone Valley Citizens Demand Exxon Pay Full Oil Spill Fine

    Larry Winslow|Jul 17, 2013

    With cries of “Beep beep, toot toot. Hey, Exxon get off that loot,” more than 50 Yellowstone County citizens rallied recently at Coulson Park in Billings to tell ExxonMobil to pay a $1.7 million dollar fine for spilling 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River two years ago. Members of the Northern Plains Resource Council, National Wildlife Federation, Montana Conservation Voters Yellowstone Chapter, Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council, and the Montana Laborers Union said Exxon needs to pay the fine levied by the U.S. Dep...

  • AARP Senior Safe Driving Course

    Allen Peterson|Jul 17, 2013

    The AARP Senior Safe Driving Course will be held at the Sidney Health Center meeting room in the basement on July 29, 2013 for a 4 hour course starting at 12:30 with pre-registration if needed at 12:00. This class will be limited to 25 people due the to the size of room and will need to be pre-registered with Sidney Health Center receptionist with a copy of your Driver’s License and if an AARP member, a copy of your membership card. Also, a check for $12 for members under 65 and $14 for nonmembers of AARP with the SHC offering those over 65 a d...

  • In-Season Foliar Applications Of Nutrients With Limited Soil Mobility Can Improve Yields

    Sepp Jannotta|Jul 17, 2013

    In addition to nitrogen and sulfur, several soil nutrients can be applied in-season to help improve crop yields. Early to mid-season application of nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, or metal micronutrients such as iron can benefit yields when crops are stressed by cold, dry or very wet conditions. The best bet for ensuring optimal yields is balanced soil fertility going into the growing season. However, cold, dry or flooded conditions may limit plant root growth, as well as nutrient mobility and availability in soil. “If soil nutrients a...

  • 30th Reunion for the Class of 1983

    Jul 17, 2013

    Attention all graduates of the Sidney Senior High School Class of 1983. The dates for the 30th reunion will be August 2nd and 3rd, 2013. We will kick off our activities with a no-host social gathering at the Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. on Friday the 2nd. Come enjoy a beverage while sharing your favorite high school memories. We will have pictures to provide visual proof that we were skinnier and had more hair. On Saturday morning, we will block off a group of tee times at Sidney Country Club for those who wish to golf. You will be responsible for...

  • Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament Winners

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture held its annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament July 8. The team prizes were provided by Dr. Laqua at Yellowstone Chiropractic, Cowboy Crane Service, and Mark Voll representing Zoetis....

  • Florida Catfish

    Jul 17, 2013

    Twelve year old Taylor Swenson of Williston caught this saltwater catfish while visiting relatives in St. James City, FL using a hook and frozen shrimp. (Photo by Jody Wells)...

  • North Dakota Sees Record Fishing License Sales

    North Dakota Game and Fish|Jul 17, 2013

    Years of rising water, a record number of fishing lakes and aggressive fish management in North Dakota have helped produce fishing license sales. State Game & Fish Department fisheries chief Greg Power said in 2012-13 virtually every license category established a record high, or at the least had a substantial increase. “Even more impressive is this was spread throughout the state, and not just in the rapidly growing counties of western North Dakota,” Power said. Statistics compiled by the Game & Fish Department revealed more than 218,000 fis...

  • Boat North Dakota Course

    Jul 17, 2013

    North Dakota boaters are reminded that children ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft must take the state’s boating basics course. State law requires youngsters ages 12-15 to pass the course before they operate a boat or personal watercraft with at least a 10 horsepower motor. In addition, major insurance companies give adult boat owners who pass the course a premium discount on boat insurance. The course is available for home-study from the North Dakota Game & Fish Department’s Bismarck office. Two commercial pro...

  • Fur Harvester Classes Scheduled

    Jul 17, 2013

    The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education Program is sponsoring fur harvester education classes in Bismarck, Jamestown and Dickinson for anyone interested in trapping or hunting furbearers. The free 16-hour course in Bismarck and Jamestown is August 13 (5:30-9:30 p.m.), 15 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and 17 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). The course in Dickinson is September 7 and 14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Students will learn about traps, trapping and snaring techniques, furbearer biology and fur care. A field day allows students to make a variety of land, water...

  • USDA Extends Acreage Reporting Deadine for FSA to August 2, 2013

    Dan Janes|Jul 17, 2013

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today announced an extension of FSA acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report for acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from Monday, July 15, 2013, to Friday, August 2, 2013. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance has not changed and remains July 15. “We want to ensure our producers maintain their program benefits b...

  • Williston Chamber Congratulates Epping Ranch On Their Ribbon Cutting

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on behalf of Epping Ranch on Wednesday, July 10th. The ceremony was held at their property located North of County Road 6 and west of 42. Phase 1 of Epping Ranch, a 20 minute commute from Williston, in Williams County, offers a mixed use of affordable single family housing with finished sites/lots with sweeping countryside views. Pictured (L-R) Gary Dix-Nordak Properties; Brent Dix-Nordak Properties; William Paolino – Epping Mayor; D...

  • Initial Estimate of ND Cropland Prevented from Planting Placed at 4.4 Million Acres

    Dan Janes|Jul 17, 2013

    Late spring storms and heavy rains throughout the planting season caused an estimated 4.4 million acres of cropland to go unplanted this year, based on an early estimate by USDA Farm Service Agency’s North Dakota State Office. The estimate was compiled in response to a request from Senator Heidi Heitkamp to gauge the impact of wet weather on North Dakota producers. Aaron Krauter, State Executive Director for Farm Service Agency’s North Dakota State Office says the estimate provides a good first look at disaster impacts for 2013. “The acreage re...

  • Montana Department of Labor & Industry: Preparing for a Federal Audit in the H2A & H2B Program

    Casey Kyler-West|Jul 17, 2013

    Do you currently employ or are you considering applying to the H2A or H2B Foreign Labor Program? If so, this meeting is for you. On July 16, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station meeting room there will be an informational meeting. Sidney Job Service has scheduled Jenny Betz, Department of Labor and Industry Program Manager for Foreign Labor and Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker Programs to present along with representatives from Rural Employment Opportunities. Topics to be discussed will include preparing for the...

  • Annual Field Day at the Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center (MSU-EARC) on July 18

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Annual Field Day at the Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center (MSU-EARC) in Sidney, MT, will be held Thursday, July 18. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and rolls, greetings and introductions at 9 a.m. followed by the tours at 9:20 a.m., as well as a sponsored lunch at 12 noon. There will be a number of guest speakers during the tour. Dr. Jerry Bergman, Director NDSU Williston Research Extension Center will speak about safflower varieties and production; Chet...

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