Articles from the July 19, 2023 edition

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  • Sunset Fest Is On The Horizon In Sidney

    Hunter Simmons|Jul 19, 2023

    The Sidney Chamber of Commerce is warming up for the annual Sunset Fest. This year's festival will be held this coming Saturday, July 22 at Veterans Memorial Park off Central Avenue. Each year, the Sidney Chamber of Commerce selects a local artist to be featured at the event alongside various other vendors. This year's featured artist is the owner and operator of JC Wild and Untamed, Charley Pelvit-Ehmsen. Her small business creates one-of-a-kind useful and artistic pieces from quality...

  • Searches Ongoing For Missing Woman, Renee Arcand

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 19, 2023

    Searches are ongoing for 36-year-old Renee Arcand who went missing from Intake Fishing Access Site at the Intake Diversion Dam, 15 miles north of Glendive, MT, along the Yellowstone River. Arcand is a Wisconsin native who was traveling from her home state to Oregon, with plans to camp in Montana for five days. She was last seen the night of Monday, June 26 and was reported missing the morning of Friday, June 30 by her companion. She has been officially missing since June 27. Arcand is 5'5" tall...

  • Veteran's Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting

    Jul 19, 2023

  • German Exchange Wrestling Dual, Aug 2

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jul 19, 2023

    Right before the fair on Aug. 2 a team of wrestlers composed of student wrestlers and alumni from Sidney, Poplar, and Circle will be able to compete in a wrestling duel against the German Exchange wrestling team. This friendly competition has been going on since 1991. It started with a friendship between a wrestling coach in Billings and a wrestling coach in Germany, a 14-day tour of Montana and eight duels, which lead to a yearly competition. Because of 911 and COVID they lost a few years in...

  • Montana PSC MDU Rate Increase Listening Session July 25

    Brad Tschida|Jul 19, 2023

    Helena, MT - The Montana Public Service Commission (“Commission”) will host a listening session in Sidney, allowing interested members of the public to comment on a recent request from Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (“MDU”) to raise its electric service rates. Montana Public Service Commission will host a public listening session to receive public comment on MDU’s proposed rates. The listening session will be held on July 25, at 6 p.m. at the MSU Extension Richland County Office, 1499 N. Central Ave. to provide interested members of the public an...

  • MonDak Heritage Center Announces New July Classes

    Nikki Bailey|Jul 19, 2023

    The MonDak Heritage Center is excited to host new classes in July! Each of these workshops will be fun, unique and tailored to each participant’s creativity level. Join us on July 20, at 6 p.m., to create your own plant ID stakes in a two-part clay class taught by guest instructor Jazmine Sommerfeld. These unique stakes can be used to mark pots with plant variety names or handcrafted to include more creative sayings such as “I be-leaf in you” or “Not dead, just dramatic”. This class is $30 for members and $40 for not yet members. Craft you...

  • Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 15 Sidney

    Jul 19, 2023

    There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 12-6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE, Sidney. Advance appointments are strongly recommended. Please call 406-868-0911 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit to make an appointment to donate blood....

  • Williams County Injury Crash

    Jul 19, 2023

    On July 13 at approximately 8:07 p.m. CT there was a single vehicle injury crash at the Intersection of 65th St. E. and 2nd Ave. E., Williston A 2012 Club Car golf cart was traveling westbound on 65th St E., Williston, when it attempted to make a left turn onto 2nd Ave. E. The driver, Dustin Dahlberg, was traveling too fast for the turn and two occupants were ejected, Cody Jeannotte and Adam Engh. Dahlberg, and the third passenger, David Moore, remained in the golf cart during the turn and were uninjured. The two ejected parties landed on the...

  • Professional Workshops Scheduled For July, Aug. & Sept.

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 19, 2023

    Richland Economic Development Corporation is excited to be partnering with the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Great Northern Corporation and the Small Business Development Center to bring important workshops to Sidney and the surrounding area. Exit Strategy will be the first workshop, scheduled for Thursday, July 27, at the Richland County Extension Office, 1499 N Central Ave., Sidney, from 8-10 a.m. The class will shed light on the long-term planning process of transferring...

  • Vision Of Hope Scholarship Awarded to Avery Iversen

    Jen Vaira|Jul 19, 2023

    Emmaus House, Sidney, is pleased to announce Avery Iversen as this year's recipient of the Vision of Hope Scholarship. Avery is a 2023 graduate of Sidney High School where she participated in volleyball, FCCLA, and choir. She also competed on the Sidney Tiger Sharks swim team, qualifying for state the past three years, and worked as a junior coach for the swim team. Avery volunteers for VBS and is active in her church youth group. She will be attending Minot State University this fall. Each...

  • Saitta Received 2023 Janae Moore Memorial MVP Award July 6

    Terri Moore|Jul 19, 2023

    The Sidney Summer Girls Fastpitch League, ages 10-16, held its end-of-the-year banquet on Thursday, July 6. Adessa Saitta was presented the 2023 Janae Moore Memorial MVP Award by Terri and Jozi Moore, mother and sister of Janae. This award is given yearly to the player who leads the team throughout the season, motivates the team with their drive to win, and has a positive attitude to everyone on and off the field. Adessa has all these traits and so much more. She has non-stop communication on...

  • Richland County Fair & Rodeo Has An Extravaganza Of Entertainers For 2023

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 19, 2023

    Get ready to be entertained at the 2023 Richland County Fair & Rodeo, happening Aug. 2-5. Country artist Kip Moore will be headlining this year’s concert on Saturday night. He recently released two new singles and his album “Damn Love” which dropped April 28. Neo-traditional country singer and songwriter Chancey Williams will be opening. The Wyoming native was named iHeartRadio’s 2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year. Williams also won Songwriter of the Year for “Th...

  • 2023 Richland County 20 Under 40 Award Winners

    Jul 19, 2023

    The Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture sponsored a 20 Under 40 to acknowledge the next generation of innovative leaders in Richland County at the 1035 Brewing on July 11.

  • Richland County Farmers Market Through Oct. 14

    Marley Manoukian|Jul 19, 2023

    The Richland County Farmers Market will once again be in Sidney this summer. The market will be held the second Saturday of July through the second Saturday of October, July 8-Oct. 14. The farmers market will again be located at the Richland County Courthouse parking lot, on the corner of 2nd St. NW and 2nd Ave. NW and will be open from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. There will be a variety of handmade items and crafts, produce, and food products available at the market. Individuals interested in becoming a vendor at the Richland County Farmers Market can...

  • Tim Spaabeck, 57, Fairview, MT

    Jul 19, 2023

    Timothy James Spaabeck was born to Olga "Dolly" (Brekke) and Anker M. Spaabeck on Dec. 12, 1965 in Polson, MT. He attended schools in Culbertson, MT, and Froid, MT. He graduated from Froid High School in 1984. Tim participated in and did well in cross country his senior year remembering the experience fondly from time to time. Tim had deep roots and hated moving. As an adult he lived in Froid and Homestead before making his final home south of Fairview, MT, from September 1991 to present. Tim...

  • Sharon Sax, 85, Federal Way, WA, formerly of Sidney, MT

    Jul 19, 2023

    Sharon Alice Sax, 85, Federal Way, WA, passed away on June 22, 2023. Sharon was the loving wife of the late Loren Dale Sax. They shared 42 years of marriage and created a close family together. She is survived by their children Dana L. Sax and Lesley J. (Doug H.) Salvon and a grandchild, Blake A. Salvon. Sharon also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Lorene (Sax) Wood, a brother-in-law, James Wood and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Born in Lewistown, MT, on Nov. 3, 1937, to the late Howard and A...

  • Louise Christensen, 80, Sidney, MT

    Jul 19, 2023

    Celebration of Life Services for Louise Christensen, 80, Sidney, MT, will be Wednesday July 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Fairview, MT, with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. A luncheon will follow the service and Louise will be laid to rest in Sidney Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday July 18, 2023 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. A friends and family service were held Tuesday July 18, 2023 at 5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial...

  • Donald LeeRoy Hillman, 79, Sidney, MT

    Jul 19, 2023

    Donald “Donnie” LeeRoy Hillman, 79, Sidney, MT, passed away at home in his sleep on July 5, 2023. Services are pending. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Donnie was born in Fairview, MT, to Chester and Donian (DeBarthe) Hillman on Nov. 10, 1943. He attended high school in Fairview where he played trombone in the band and was a 4-H member with cattle projects. He lived on the farm in Fairview until 1967 when Hay Creek Farms, Inc. relocated their headquarters to Sidney, MT. Donnie loved working with the reg...

  • Ray Myers, 69, Raymond, WA, formerly of Sidney, MT

    Jul 19, 2023

    Private family only services for Ray Myers, 69, Raymond, WA formerly of Sidney, MT, will be held at the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at Ray Gene Myers passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, April 16, 2023 in Raymond, WA....

  • MonDak Grace Fund Fundraiser July 22

    Robyn Heck|Jul 19, 2023

    A fundraising walk will be held at Petersen Park by The Lodge, located at 1015 7th Ave SW, Sidney, MT, on Saturday, July 22 at 9 a.m. This walk will be a fundraiser for the MonDak Grace Fund. The MonDak Grace Fund is similar to the Salvation Army. They provide gift cards for groceries, fuel, or to the community secondhand stores It is the 2nd annual Depression Recovery Walk renamed the MonDak Grace Fund Walk. Please join us. There is no registration fee. Just show up Saturday morning and join us for some exercise, visits, games and...

  • Five Ways To Lower Montana's Residential Property Taxes

    Eric Dietrich|Jul 19, 2023

    Homeowners across Montana received a nasty shock in the mail last month, coming in the form of state property reappraisal notices that generally indicated the 2023 valuations used to calculate property taxes have spiked over the two-year reappraisal cycle. It’s unlikely those valuation increases, 46% on median statewide, will translate into equivalent increases when country treasurers mail out actual property tax bills this fall. That’s because the tax estimates included on the reappraisal notices don’t account for how across-the-board value...

  • Governor Gianforte Secures $1,350 In Property Tax Rebates For Montanans

    Kaitlin Price|Jul 19, 2023

    Helena, MT – Joining Representative Tom Welch, R-Dillon, Gov. Greg Gianforte this week celebrated a new law which provides Montana homeowners up to $1,350 in property tax rebates over the next two years. "Property taxes are too high, which is why we prioritized and secured immediate property tax relief for Montanans this legislative session," Gov. Gianforte said. "Now, it's time to build on reforms to reduce the burden of property taxes over the long term." At a local residence in Dillon, the g...

  • North Dakota Chokecherry Festival Introduces New Sponsor Recognition Program

    Jul 19, 2023

    The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau along with the North Dakota Chokecherry Festival Committee is excited to announce the dates of Aug. 11-12 for this year’s event and invite the public to attend. The festival honors the accomplishments of youth, such as the successful petition of the state legislature by a group of sixth graders to name the state fruit, and it highlights the chokecherry’s current and historical uses. The committee is introducing a new sponsorship program, with new opportunities for businesses to be represented at the fe...

  • Area Summer Event Highlights

    Jul 19, 2023

  • It's Time For A Picnic

    Amelia Meier|Jul 19, 2023

    It's finally summer, which means the sun is out, the grass is green, the days are long and your picnic supplies are begging to be utilized! You heard that right, it's picnic season! But what happens when food gets mixed with warm weather, bugs or a hot car? It becomes unsafe to eat, so we are going to help you make sure that your picnic experience is safe and without complications. There are several important steps one must take to ensure their food is safe for consumption especially when transp...

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