Articles from the July 26, 2017 edition


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  • Gianforte Visits Intake

    Jul 26, 2017

    MT U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte traveled to the area to visit Intake on Sunday, July 23. The purpose of the visit was for Gianforte to get a better understanding of the current and newly proposed structures that provide water to area agricultural producers and to speak directly with producers and citizens that the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District benefits....

  • Crow History and Culture, Former Miss Indian World Featured During Indian Arts Showcase

    Jul 26, 2017

    This year’s Indian Arts brings presentations on traditional Crow history and culture, as well as from the former 2016 Miss Indian world. Native American music and dancing will also be part of this year’s 26th annual Indian Arts Showcase at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. This special event will take place the weekend of August 5 & 6, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm each day. This event is free. “The Indian Arts Showcase is one of our events that highlight the history and culture of the Northern plains tribes. We inclu...

  • Vision Of Hope Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk

    Jul 26, 2017

    Come join us for the Autism Awareness 5K run/walk on Saturday, July 29. All proceeds will help Vision of Hope and its ministry for our young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum! You can register online at www.visionofhope. net or at 8 a.m. on July 29 at Veterans Memorial Park. The walk will be from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. starting at Veterans Memorial Park in Sidney, MT. Vision of Hope is the Autism Ministry of Emmaus House and co-founded by Sr. Rita Rauschendorfer and Sr. Regina Murray. The ministry of Vision of Hope help financially assist some of...

  • Watford City Wolves Football Camp Registration

    Jul 26, 2017

    Watford City Wolves football camp registration is now open for fifth-eighth grades, from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, July 30-Monday, July 31. Visit http://www.roughridercenter.com/ to print a registration form or pick them up at the Rough Rider Center. For more information contact Justin Johnsurd at 701-444-2582...

  • Summer Extravaganza 2017

    Jul 26, 2017

    Come enjoy an evening full of entertainment, 4-10 p.m., Saturday, August 5 at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. Events include a outdoor vendor show, cornhole tournament, knockerball and movies being played in the pool. The outdoor vendor show will be held from 4-8 p.m. If you would like to reserve a booth for the vendor show or for more information, please contact Kylee Roff, 701-713-6913....

  • Mildred Martin, 92 Fairview, MT

    Jul 26, 2017

    Funeral service for Mildred Martin, 92, of Fairview, MT is at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Fairview, MT with Pastor Bob Meehan officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home in Sidney. Remembrances, pictures and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Mildred died on Sunday, July 23 at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care Facility....

  • Annie L. Franz, 84 Sidney, MT

    Jul 26, 2017

    Funeral services for Annie L. Franz, 84, of Sidney are at 2 p.m., Friday, July 28 at Pella Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Joel Westby and Pastor Alton Hillesland officiating. Interment will be in Brorson Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Visitation will be Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour before services at the church. Annie died on Wednesday, July 19...

  • Sandra "Sandy" Jean Thiesen, 62 Helena, MT formerly of Sidney, MT

    Jul 26, 2017

    Sandra “Sandy” Jean Thiesen, 62, of Helena, formerly of Sidney, passed away on July 2, 2017. Her family will begin receiving friends at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home in Sidney, MT, with a family service beginning at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28 at Bethlehem Mennonite Cemetery in Bloomfield, MT. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Sandy are suggested to West Mont, 2708 Bozeman Ave., Helena, MT 59601. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the...

  • Public Advisory Sidney Roundabout Construction

    Jul 26, 2017

    The beginning of construction of the Roundabout at the intersection of Highway 16 and Highways 200/23 south of Sidney will be further delayed until at least July 31 while underground utilities continue relocation....

  • Parenting Class for Divorcing Parents Offered in Watford City

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Jul 26, 2017

    Parents Forever, a research based educational parenting program, will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm on Monday, August 7 at the NDSU Extension Office/McKenzie County, 205 6th Street NW, in Watford City. Parents Forever would be appropriate for parents experiencing or considering a family transition of separation/divorce, who are divorced and experiencing challenges or who have never been married and do not live together. Attendees of Parents Forever will learn valuable skills and tools to help...

  • Deadline to Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC)

    Jul 26, 2017

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED) Brian Haugen reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2017 crop year. These programs trigger financial protections for participating agricultural producers when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices or revenues. “Producers have already elected ARC or PLC, but to receive program benefits they must enroll f...

  • MSU/EARC Field Day

    Jul 26, 2017

    The MSU Extension and Eastern Ag Research Center in Sidney held their annual Field Day on July 19. Area scientists shared their current research and data with producers and ag professionals....

  • Director of Agriculture Visits Sidney

    Jul 26, 2017

    Montana Director of Agriculture, Ben Thomas was in Sidney July 19th to tour Sidney Sugars and attend the MSU/EARC Field Day. Later that evening he attended a meet & greet at the Meadowlark Public House....

  • Supporting Producers During Tough Seasons

    U.S. Senator Steve Daines|Jul 26, 2017

    Generations of Montanans have cultivated the land and passed family farms and ranches down to their children. Their work has built Montana’s economy and preserved a way of life that still defines our state today. But with the ground cracking underneath us, we are reminded of how fragile this way of life is. As our number one economic driver, Montana agriculture has supported our economy through seasons of plenty and seasons of drought, including physical drought and unseasonable rains. In Montana we’ve seen them both and our farmers and ran...

  • Beating the Heat

    Jul 26, 2017

    Richland County residents and their families gathered at Gartside Reservoir on Sunday, July 22 to get some relief from the recent heat wave in the area....

  • All 11 Counties In Miles City Fire District To Be Under Fire Restrictions

    Jul 26, 2017

    By the end of this week, all 11 counties in the Miles City Fire District will be under at least Stage I fire restrictions, banning campfires, smoking and other activities in all but a handful of exempted areas. Affected counties are Garfield, McCone, Richland, Dawson, Prairie, Wibaux, Rosebud, Custer, Fallon, Powder River and Carter. State and federal agencies including Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks follow the counties’ lead in placing fire restrictions on sites they administer within those counties, so visitors to Fishing Access Sites and oth...

  • Sidney Tiger Sharks Glendive Meet Results

    Jul 26, 2017

    The Tiger Sharks swam this weekend in Glendive. The heat wave could not stop the sharks. They showed up ready to compete. We took 50 swimmers with us and all but 4 made it to Sunday. We had 6 take high points for their age groups: Torey Dahl 15-19, Hadley Garsjo 13-14, Seth Dodds 13-14, Marrett Schieber 9-10, Corben Holler 9-10, Morgan Kindopp 8 and under. There were many other sharks who came in second and third place for high points. I was extremely proud of how much time they cut this weekend as one of our main focuses is to beat your own...

  • Ribfest 2017 Set For Aug. 11 in Watford City

    Jul 26, 2017

    One of the biggest events in Western North Dakota takes place on Main Street Watford City. The Best of the West Ribfest, Street Fair and Classic Car show is set for August 11, 2017 and it just keeps getting bigger and better than ever with three-time Grammy nominated country act, Little Texas headlining the free concert on Main Street. The event kicks off with a fundraising breakfast for the local Boy Scouts served on Main Street from 8-10 am. The Street Fair opens at 10 am with lunch being served at 11 and rib teams cooking up ribs on the...

  • Soil Conservation District Building Ribbon Cutting

    Jul 26, 2017

    The Williams County Soil Conservation District building on the Williston Research Extension Center campus held its ribbon cutting on July 13 following the WREC Dryland Field Day....

  • Farm Bureau National Commodity Conference Covers Pertinent Issues

    Rebecca Colnar|Jul 26, 2017

    Immigration and trade-top stories in mainstream news-are major issues for farmers and ranchers. During the 2017 Farm Bureau National Commodity Conference July 16-18 in Rogers, Ark., state Farm Bureau commodity leaders shared issues and policy development ideas for their states to submit for national resolutions. They shared ways they have dealt with their commodity problems other than public policy. The commodities represented were beef, feed grains (corn and soybeans), cotton, forestry, poultry, specialty crops and wheat. Jill Streit, a pulse...

  • New Lions Member

    Jul 26, 2017

    The Sidney Lions Club welcomed its newest member Megan Johnson at the July 24 meeting. Pictured, l to r, are Chip Gifford, Lions Club president and past district governor; Johnson; sponsor Melissa Boyer and Lion Craig Price who performed the induction ceremony. (Photo submitted)...

  • Richland County Fair and Rodeo, August 2nd-5th

    Jul 26, 2017

    The Showcase Window of Agriculture Achievement in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota The Richland County Fair & Rodeo in Sidney welcomes more than 30,000 people every year to four days of excitement that also celebrate the heritage of the MonDak. With rodeos, 4-H competitions, ag exhibits, food and commercial vendors, carnival rides and entertainment, the fair offers something for every age and interest. Wednesday includes wrestling duals between Team Sidney and Team Germany in the Old Commercial Building and a free concert, Charley...

  • Tickets to Richland County Fair Concert Going Quickly

    Stephanie Ler|Jul 26, 2017

    On August 5th, long-time country music star Trace Adkins and newcomer Lauren Alaina will take to the stage. Trace Adkins broke in to country music with his debut album “Dreamin’ Out Loud” in 1995, and since then has had a career peppered with number one hits and top music awards, including both CMT and ACM awards. Some of Adkins’ hits include “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing” and “Ladies Love Country Boys”, and recently, “Jesus and Jones”. More recently, Adkins is recognizable from his television and movie career, including a stint on Ce...

  • Northwest Farm Credit Services Proud to Be Part of Co-op Day

    Jordan Hall|Jul 26, 2017

    A longstanding tradition at the Richland County Fair has been a day sponsored by local co-ops to serve their patrons with free root beer floats. This year, a new treat has been added to the festivities. Jami Propp, an employee of the Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative for twelve years, heads up the committee organizing the fair's co-op day. Other corporate co-op participants include Richland Federal Credit Union, Mid-Rivers Communications, CHS Farmer's Elevator, Nortana Grain Co. and...

  • Co-Op Day Expresses Appreciation To Community

    Jul 26, 2017

    For many people, Thursday's Co-Op Day at the Fair entails a momentary stop at the sponsor tent for a complimentary root beer float- and an equally hasty return to other Fair-afternoon happenings. However, this day has more behind it than simply a free cooldown for fairgoers. The event was set in motion in 2000 by Kelly Knaff of the Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Association, one of the seven original co-ops which contributed to the day. Other members include Richland Federal Credit Union,...

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