Articles from the July 29, 2015 edition


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  • Richland County Members Participate At Montana 4-H Congress

    Josie Evenson|Jul 29, 2015

    Eight 4-H members proudly represented Richland County at Montana 4-H Congress from July 7th to 10th. Montana 4-H Congress provides youth from across the state an opportunity to come together on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman and participate in an event like no other. Congress offers both youth and adults a venue in which to learn, be challenged, and most of all, have a great time with their peers. Montana 4-Hers have been attending an event like Congress for over 77 years....

  • Sidney Sports Physicals Aug. 10-11

    Jul 29, 2015

    Dr. Michael Fink and Dr. Ryan Laqua will be conducting sports physicals on Monday, Aug. 10th and Tuesday, Aug.11th from 5-8 p.m. at the Sidney High School wrestling room (entrance at rear of the school). The cost will be $25 per physical. All student/athletes intending to participate in Sidney Public Schools sponsored athletic activities MUST have a current MHSA physical form on file to be permitted to engage in any activity. This is the only time this service will be offered by the SPS this academic year. All proceeds from the physicals by...

  • Sidney ARS Plans Plant, Insect ID Station At Fair

    Beth Redlin|Jul 29, 2015

    Wondering just what kind of bug that is? Or that funny looking plant? Concerned that you may have unwanted weeds or insect pests encroaching on your garden or field? Bring your samples to the Richland County Fair and get them identified. Insect and plant specialists with the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory (NPARL) in Sidney MT, will be on hand Friday evening of the fair to help identify plant or insect samples brought in by interested fairgoers. The plant and insect identification station w...

  • Boys & Girls Club Backpack Program

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Boys & Girls Club of Richland County has partnered with IGA to help with the Backpack Program for the 2015-16 school year. We will be sending home sacks of easily-prepared food items on the last day of each school week to provide nourishment over the weekend for kids who may be depending upon the school lunch program for meals. Reese & Ray's IGA has set up a donation table in their store with two configurations of food. Shoppers at IGA may add the cost of a bag of food to their grocery bill...

  • Elsie Gedrose, 85, Sidney, MT

    Jul 29, 2015

    Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated for Elsie M. Gedrose, age 85, of Sidney, at 10 am, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney, MT. Burial will be in the Richland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Elsie died Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney, MT....

  • Steven Cayko, 78, Williston, ND

    Jul 29, 2015

    Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated for Steven D. Cayko, 78, of Wiliston, at 10 am, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Williston with Father Joseph Evinger as presider. Interment will be at 2 pm, (CDT) in the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND under the direction of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Steven died on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family....

  • State Historical Society of North Dakota Makes $30,000 in Grants Available

    Jul 29, 2015

    BISMARCK - The State Historical Society of North Dakota is now accepting applications for the North Dakota Museum Assessment Program (NDMAP). This program is part of the Cultural Heritage Grant Program and awards grants to local and regional North Dakota museums, providing the opportunity to do an in-depth review of their organization, develop long-range plans, and complete a project. Applications are due by Friday, August 28, 2015. To apply for an NDMAP grant, the museum must be organized to operate on a permanent basis for educational and...

  • Sidney Run Club is hosting the 1st Annual Four Freedom Run/Walk August 8th

    Amanda Piatte|Jul 29, 2015

    Walk or Run for this Patriotic Event Run The World- Sidney Run Club is hosting the 1st Annual Four Freedom Run/Walk. Please note, registration is open until start of the event. Proceeds from this event are going to the Flags of Honor program here in Sidney, remembering heroes who served for us. We invite everyone to dress up in his or her best red, white, and blue attire. Prize for best dressed, age group awards, and lots of door prizes! This event also offers chip timing! Signup online at RunSignUp.com, cost is $30 and the website is set up...

  • History Alive! featuring A.T. Packard at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

    Jul 29, 2015

    MEDORA - A.T. Packard, the editor of Medora¹s 1880s newspaper, Bad Lands Cow Boy, will appear at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, Medora, the weekend of August 8-9. Portrayed by Donald Ehli in the popular History Alive! program, A.T. Packard will discuss his life as the editor of the newspaper from 1884-86. The free performances of A.T. Packard will be on the veranda of the Chateau at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (MT). Ehli holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in theatre arts from Dickinson State University,...

  • Old Dominion Opens Expanded Montana Service Center In Sidney

    Jul 29, 2015

    SIDNEY, Mont. — Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. today opens its newest service center offering premium services to the majority of oil and agriculture industries in the Montana-Dakota region. The new Sidney Service Center, located at 775 25th Street S.E., Sidney, MT 59270, replaces a smaller facility at 209 14th St. S.E. The Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, which is more than 80 years old, has operated in the former facility since 2008. “Sidney is located right in the middle of the oil boom and the local economy is...

  • Cots Donated To Local Red Cross

    Julie Brodhead|Jul 29, 2015

    Montana American Red Cross local Disaster Action Team (DAT) leader, Mary Anderson, is pictured here on July 13, 2015 receiving a delivery of 10 cots from Dave Garland, Sidney Sugar's General Manager. The 10 cots, all of a "tall person" size, were an in-kind donation from the company and were greatly appreciated. Other Red Cross volunteers, Eldean Flynn, Lana Watson, and Lynn & Kelly Sloan, were on hand to assist with setting up the cots and then getting them into storage. Red Cross DAT members...

  • Blackfeet History And Culture, Dakota Culture And Stories Featured During Indian Arts Showcase

    Loren Yellow Bird|Jul 29, 2015

    Traditional Native American music, dancing, and culture are part of this year’s 24th annual Indian Arts Showcase at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. This special event will take place the weekend of August 1 & 2, 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 include presentations, music, traditional crafts to help connect the visitors with this rich culture.” Says Ranger Yellow Bird. Spe...

  • Ribfest 2015 Set For Aug. 7 In Watford City

    Jul 29, 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...

  • Tiger Sharks Place 1st At Divisionals In Plentywood

    Jul 29, 2015

    (Photo courtesy of Marie Holler) Back- Alec Lovegren, Michael McGinnis, Ashlynn Kessel, Aubrey Kessel, Co-head Coach Marissa Eberling, Taylor Stewart, Gwyn Arthur, Hadley Garsjo, Torey Dahl and Ben Brodhead. 2nd Top Row: Aren Larson, Nicolas Trevino, Izaak Yockim, Corben Holler, Ryan McGinnis, Josie Yockim, Stephanie Trevino, Shea Roberts, Connor Fink. 3rd Row: Miguel Trevino, Cole Roberts, Ryleigh Kleinke, Caleb Kleinke, Maddie Schieber, Amara Iverson, Marret Schieber, Hunter Sanders, Zoey...

  • County Agent Update

    Danielle Steinhoff|Jul 29, 2015

    The Elm tree is North Dakotas state tree, but lately we have noticed some of them disappearing. With the worry and finding of Dutch Elm Disease (DED) in North Dakota, there has been research done to create a resistant variety. There are no trees that are immune to DED but six varieties that are shown to be able to withstand a present of DED. The state of North Dakota, along with the surrounding states, have trained arborists on how to identify infected trees quickly and what to do to properly...

  • Leadership In The Community

    Marissa Eberling|Jul 29, 2015

    In just a few short weeks, a new group of emerging community leaders will begin their two-year journey learning the ins and outs of Richland County. The program has produced many of the front runners who go on to shape the area’s business and community landscapes. About 226 have completed the program since its inception. Many graduates have since served on local school boards, city councils, county commissions, chambers of commerce, as well as other civic, community and professional groups. The program was developed and sponsored by the Sidney...

  • History Alive! Featuring Marquise de Mores at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

    Jul 29, 2015

    MEDORA-The Marquise de Morès, returns to the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site August 1-2. This History Alive! program focuses on Madame de Morès’s return to Medora in 1903, her last visit to the summer home she had shared with her husband. Visitors will catch Madame in a brief retrospective on her time in western Dakota as well as life following her return to France. Audience members will catch a glimpse of the romance of meeting the Marquis, her passion for hunting, and the tragic death of her beloved Morès. The Marquise’s performances wil...

  • HIMSS Appoints New President Elect

    Jul 29, 2015

    (Helena, Mont.)— Deb Anderson, health IT consultant for Health Technology Services (HTS) will serve as the new president elect of the Montana Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Her term as president elect will begin on August 1, 2015—it is a position she will hold for two years before becoming president. HIMSS, a global not-for-profit organization, focuses on better health outcomes through information technology. Anderson currently serves on the board of the Montana Chapter of HIMSS. As health IT con...

  • Reducing Texting & Driving

    Richland County Injury Prevention Team|Jul 29, 2015

    Following Texting & Driving presentations in local high schools and for the public Janae Moore's Family loaned Janae's pickup to the Injury Prevention Team to bring continued awareness to the dangers of Texting & Driving. The pickup has been present at each high school in Richland County and several other locations. With support of many local businesses and private land owners the pickup has been seen by many. It was placed at the Extension Office during the Public Presentation, similar to the o...

  • Welcome To The Richland County Fair & Rodeo!

    Jamie Larson|Jul 29, 2015
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    Please plan to join us at the 2015 Richland County Fair & Rodeo, August 5-8! We hope you plan to attend & enjoy the fun-filled days & nights! Entertainment throughout the day includes the many commercial, agriculture, school, and 4-H exhibits, food booths & carnival by North Star Amusements. You won’t want to miss all the daily free act entertainment. Remember to purchase your tickets for the PRCA Rodeos held Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. presented by Brookman Rodeo, LLC. Thursday night’s rodeo performance is “Mi...

  • Martina McBride With Special Guest Love & Theft In Concert Saturday, August 8th

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 29, 2015

    Martina McBride with special guest Love and Theft will be in concert Saturday, August 8th at 7:30 pm. The highly anticipated event will be held during the Richland County Fair and Rodeo August 5-8 in Sidney, MT. The chart topping singer songwriter has won Female Vocalist of the year by the Country Music Association four times and has won Top Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music three times. McBride is a fourteen time Grammy Award nominee and is well known for songs such as Wild...

  • Open Class Exhibits Invite Everyone To Get Involved

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 29, 2015

    With the Richland County Fair fast approaching, there are many things to look forward to: the rodeo, carnival, concert and other entertainment, and, of course, the fair entries that peak people's interests, filling booths and lining walls and shelves. While many exhibits are entered by schools and 4-H members, Open Class entries are for anyone who takes independent interest. There are a number of categories for all ages and while some work on projects specifically for the fair, there are plenty...

  • Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative to Help Serve Free Rootbeer Floats as Part of Co-op Day Thurs., Aug. 6 at the Richland County Fair

    Nicole Senner|Jul 29, 2015

    Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative was formed in 1952, and currently is celebrating its 63rd year serving its members. Operating in Eastern and Central Montana, Mid-Rivers is the largest landmass telephone cooperative in the continental United States. It services an area encompassing 30,000 square miles over a 21-county area of Montana and three counties in North Dakota. As your cooperative, Mid-Rivers provides a variety of services beyond the basic telecommunications services. Higher Education...

  • For Taylor Searer, 4-H Involvement Will Be A Life-Long Interest

    Meagan Dotson|Jul 29, 2015

    Taylor Searer, a 2015 graduate of Sidney High School, is in his eleventh year of 4-H and his fourth year as an Ambassador, or representative of the 4-H program in Richland County. He is entering hogs, steers, and goats to be judged at his final Richland County Fair 4-H judging and showing. Searer will be showing one of his two steers, which he began working with over the 2014-2015 winter and one of his three hogs that he got in February of this year. Wednesday August 5th from 10:00 am until 2:00...

  • Flag Ceremony Opens Richland County Fair

    Jul 29, 2015

    Montana sees a large proportion of its sons and daughters sign up for tours of duty with various branches of the military. These men and women unselfishly protect our way of life and ensure that citizens continue to enjoy the many freedoms this country offers. To honor and salute those in past and present service to our country, the Richland County Fair will hold a military flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Oval to kick off fair festivities. The Fair Board has also...

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