Articles from the August 26, 2020 edition

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  • Fairview Amateur Baseball Team Claims 2020 State Championship Title

    Anna Dragseth|Aug 26, 2020

    The Fairview Amateur Baseball Team, based out of East Fairview, finished their 41st year on top! On Saturday, Aug.16, the team won the 2020 State Class 'A' Amateur Baseball Tournament in Jamestown, ND. "We won the first game to Jamestown, 10-1, the second game to Tolna 14-3, and the Championship Game to Walsh County 2-1," stated Jim Duffey, Fairview Amateur Baseball player and lifelong supporter of Amateur Baseball. This year, the team consisted of Jim Duffey, Jadin Norby, Jaxon Meyer, Garret...

  • Benefit for Angie Hopes Saturday

    Anna Dragseth|Aug 26, 2020

    On Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5-11 p.m. MDT there will be a benefit held for Angie Hopes at the Waterhole #3 416 S Ellery Ave., Fairview, MT. The Fairview community has come together to put on this benefit to support Hopes in her fight against breast cancer. Hopes has been battling breast cancer since the beginning of 2020. In February, she was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, which is an aggressive form of breast cancer. At the beginning of her treatment plan, Hopes went under three chemotherapy treatments and developed a severe...

  • E-Waste Collection A Go For Sept. 11-12 In Sidney And Fairview

    Beth Redlin|Aug 26, 2020

    E-rase your E-waste organizers have announced they will be hosting their 16th annual fall collection event on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12 in Sidney. But like so many other activities, there will be a number of extra precautions taken to keep participants and volunteers safe given the COVID-19 pandemic, new program coordinator Heather Luinstra said. "We will be following county public health guidelines," Luinstra said, adding that volunteers will be wearing masks. "Members of the public...

  • Reginald Young, 31 Watford City, ND

    Aug 26, 2020

    Reginald Young, 31, Watford City, ND, passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at McKenzie County Hospital, Watford City, ND. No services are planned in Watford City, ND. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Watford City, ND is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • MT 200 Fairview Construction Project Update

    Aug 26, 2020

    Road striping work is finished for the MT 200 (Ellery Ave) road reconstruction project. Crews are finishing up sign installations The traffic light at the 6th Street intersection is scheduled to be turned on Wednesday, Aug. 26. There will be some additional project “clean-up” items to attend to, but the bulk of the project has been completed some six to seven weeks ahead of schedule....

  • US Census Important Remember To File

    Bill Vander Weele|Aug 26, 2020

    Sept. 30 is the deadline to file for the US Census. It is crucial that Richland County residents and all Montanans take part in the process. Montana’s self-response rate to the 2020 Census is only 57.3% and Richland County’s rate is even lower than that. The national average is 63.9%. Why is filing your Census report so important? More than $2 billion from 300 federal programs is allocated back to Montana based on Census information. Our state receives almost $2,000 every year for each Mon...

  • Public Meeting Notice: Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee Listening Session

    Aug 26, 2020

    Helena, MT – The Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee will hold a virtual listening session on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The listening session gives growers and stakeholders the opportunity to provide input regarding a proposed referendum, including the amount of the proposed assessment and method of collection. The committee is proposing a 1% assessment on the following oilseed crops: mustard, soybeans, safflower, sunflower, flax and canola. Assessment funds will be used for research, market development, and education. Following the l...

  • 1st Annual Spinnin' Pole Arena Youth Playday Set for Sept. 5

    Anna Dragseth|Aug 26, 2020

    The 1st annual youth rodeo, Spinnin’ Pole Arena Playday, is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. This event will take place at 12481 21st St. NW, Watford City and will feature barrels, poles, flag race, speed race, and dummy roping. The cost is $5 per event and is open to ages 13 years of age and younger. Awards will be given to the top six contestants in each event and all-around champions (top three in each age group). This event is sponsored by Watford City area businesses and generous donors including Drakin Oilfield Const., D...

  • Farm Credit Services Awards McKenzie Co. Healthcare Systems $3,869

    Lynn Welker|Aug 26, 2020

    Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded the Benefit Fund of the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems $3,869 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund (RCGF). The grant funds will help purchase additional equipment to expand telemedicine services. Lynn Welker, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) Public Relations and Fundraising, was pleased to accept the check from Farm Credit Services, and utilize the grant funds towards this equipment purchase....

  • District Court Deals Blow to Montana's "Truth in Labeling" Law

    Aug 26, 2020

    On April 14 political action committee (PAC), Doctors for a Healthy Montana, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against MT Attorney General Tim Fox and Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) Jeffery Mangan. The group claims the statute cited by Rep. Joel Krautter, R-Sidney, in his complaint filed with COPP on April 7 serves no useful purpose and should be repealed. The suit asks a judge to declare the statute unconstitutional and award the PAC cost relief including the cost of litigation. The statute, the Political Committee Naming &...

  • DeMolay Donates to Foundation

    Aug 26, 2020

    DeMolay held a fundraiser and donated $300 to the Foundation for Community Care, Sidney. Thanks for thinking of the Foundation, DeMolay!...

  • Sports Physical Donation

    Aug 26, 2020

    On Thursday, Aug. 20 Sidney chiropractors Ryan Laqua and Michael Fink presented the athletic department at Sidney High School with donation checks for a total of $4,530 collected from their fall sports physicals. Approximately 150 student athletes participated. They plan to hold another sports physical event in October for students participating in winter sports. Assisting nurses were Pam McGlothlin, Heather Stopani, Renee Williams and Suzann Radke....

  • An Independent Reader Before Kindergarten!

    Kelly Reisig|Aug 26, 2020

    This little lady recently completed a huge milestone by reading 1,000 books! She finished the program four days before she started kindergarten! Her parents said that due to the help and motivation of this program she was able to enter kindergarten reading on her own! She loves the "What Would Danny Do?" books, choose your own adventure books, and any book she can read herself! To encourage a love of reaching in children, the Sidney-Richland County Library is promoting "1,000 Books before...

  • Caregivers Encouraged to Attend Online Workshop Starting Sept. 3

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Aug 26, 2020

    Has caring for a loved one become stressful for you? Caregiving is rewarding, but let’s face it: caregiving is not easy—physically, emotionally and financially. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is a class designed to provide you, the family caregiver, with the skills you need to take care of yourself. Classes will be held online six Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1 and 8 from 2-4 p.m., CDT. To register, go to or contact NDSU Extension in McKenzi...

  • USDA Stands Up New Team To Better Serve Beginning Montana Farmers/Ranchers

    Tasha Gibby|Aug 26, 2020

    Bozeman - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. To institutionalize support for beginning farmers and ranchers and to build upon prior agency work, the 2018 Farm Bill directed USDA to create a national coordinator position in the agency and state-level coordinators for four of its agencies – Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Risk Management Agency (RMA), and Rural Development (RD). Faith H...

  • Montana's Application For "Lost Wage Assistance" Funds Approved

    Lauren Lewis|Aug 26, 2020

    Helena – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) announced that the United States Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has approved Montana’s application for the Lost Wages Assistance Payments grant. This grant allows DLI to provide an additional $400 per week in assistance payment to those receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits due to COVID-related impacts. FEMA disaster relief funds will cover $300 of the new weekly payment, and the other $100 will come from Montana’s allocation of the federal CARES Act Coron...

  • Some Surplus Licenses Available Aug. 25 For Sale Over The Counter

    Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks|Aug 26, 2020

    The remaining Deer B and Elk B licenses left over from the new surplus list opportunities has become available Tuesday morning, Aug. 25 as over-the-counter sales (OTC). Purchases can be made at any license provider as well as online at: and then clicking on “License: Buy/Apply.” The price of the Deer B license is $10 for residents and $75 for nonresidents. The price of the Elk B license is $20 for residents and $270 for nonresidents. These prices are in addition to the cost of conservation and base hunting licenses. For updates on...

  • Rabe Cote Memorial Championship Night

    Aug 26, 2020

    Williston Basin Speedway Racing Results, Aug. 22 The event also featured a live door panel auction benefiting Bras For A Cause. A total of $14,775 was raised for the charity. IMCA Hobby Stock A Feature 1 1st Place: Andrew Bertsch, Minot, ND, 146 2nd Place: Dennis Breivik II, Williston, ND, 11B 3rd Place: John Flory Jr, Williston, ND, 18 4th Place: Justin Striefel, Minot, ND, 4 5th Place: Troy Bertsch, Minot, ND, 148 IMCA Modified A Feature 1 1st Place: Donavon Sorenson, Williston, ND, 307 2nd...

  • Ernest Stordahl, 76 Sidney, MT

    Aug 26, 2020

    Ernest Stordahl, 76, Sidney, MT, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT. A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Chase Raymond Barnedt, 25 Dickinson, ND formerly of Paul, ID

    Aug 26, 2020

    Chase Raymond Barnedt, 25, Dickinson, ND formerly of Paul, ID, died in a traffic accident, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 near Grassy Butte, ND. A viewing is scheduled 6-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dickinson, ND. Funeral services will be next week in Paul, ID. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Watford City, ND is caring for the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

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