Articles from the September 27, 2023 edition


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  • 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands Sept. 30, Sidney

    Kali Godfrey|Sep 27, 2023

    The 2nd annual Battle of the Bands is set to hit Sidney Sept. 30, at the Richland County Event Center. Tickets can be purchased for $30 online or through the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture. The Battle of the Bands is hosted by the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce's event committee including: Abbe Baisch, Jamie Larson, Lindsey Lawrence and Lynn Cole. The committee selected five bands from Montana and North Dakota to compete at this year's event – all with a different genre specialty. The bands include: Reaction Jacket, Pan B...

  • Search Still On For Woman Missing From Intake

    Jaymi Mozeak|Sep 27, 2023

    According to Badlands Search and Rescue Service, in a Facebook post Sept. 17, on Sept. 16, Badlands Search and Rescue along with the Dawson County Sheriff department performed ground searches in an attempt to locate Renee Arcand. To date, there is still no sign or clues that have been found that definitively point to Arcand's disappearance. On Sept. 16, Badlands Search and Rescue members searched a total of 19.25 miles of roadway on Dawson County Rd 551 and Montana State Highway 16 from the...

  • Watford City Area Concert Series Kicks Off With Disneyland Resort Regulars, "Phat Cat Swinger"

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 27, 2023

    Members of the Watford City Area Concert Association can look forward to the season opener of the 2023-2024 concert series Sept. 28, with a high energy concert for all ages. “Phat Cat Swinger” is a west coast 11-piece “little big band,” that specializes in toe-tapping music with that classic Hollywood touch. They have been featured on the stages of The Disneyland Resort presenting re-imagined Disney songs and originals in their iconic sound. This will be a fun group for the whole family and will launch the new season with a special 5 p.m. fa...

  • Watford City Homecoming

    Sep 27, 2023

  • Fairview Homecoming Football & Parade Held Last Week

    Sep 27, 2023

    The Fairview Warrior football team hosted the previously #2 ranked Circle Wildcats who dropped to #9 after a two-point loss to Wibaux last week. Fairview fell behind early, the first time they have been behind this season, on a broken coverage long pass followed by a QB sneak from the 2-yard line. The Warriors responded immediately as Tyler Loan returned the ensuing kickoff 62 yards for a touchdown and then he kicked the extra point putting the Warriors up for good. Deacon Gackle intercepted a...

  • Badlands Cattle Conference at Regency Acres Angus Ranch, Oct. 4

    Meagan Dotson|Sep 27, 2023

    AgPro Solutions & Purina Animal Nutrition in partnership with Thiessen’s Regency Acres Angus Ranch will be hosting the inaugural Badlands Cattle Conference this fall. The event will be hosted Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Russell and Jill Thiessen’s ranch located 8½ miles south of Lambert and 16 miles west of Crane. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with speakers lined up to start their presentations at 9:30 a.m. Mark Voll, Zoetis Animal Health, will be speaking about biosecurity threats and calf heal...

  • Stockman Bank Celebrates 70 Years Of Serving Montana Sept. 28

    Ladan Ricketts|Sep 27, 2023

    Stockman Bank is celebrating 70 years of serving the people, businesses, and communities of Montana! To celebrate with its neighbors, Stockman is holding a 70th Anniversary Open House at all bank locations on National Good Neighbor Day. Everyone is invited to stop by Stockman Bank, in Sidney, on Thursday, Sept. 28, during normal business hours for treats, refreshments, giveaways, and fun. The day will be kicked off with morning coffee at 9 a.m. with Bill Coffee. In 1953, Miles City rancher, Bill Nefsy, founded Stockman Bank, with the vision to...

  • Chili Cookoff Fundraiser To Be Held At Veterans Memorial Park, Oct. 7

    Jaymi Mozeak|Sep 27, 2023

    St. John’s United is holding a chili cookoff and tasting fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon-4 p.m. at the pavilion in Veteran’s Memorial Park. The event is a fundraiser and donations are appreciated but tasting is free to those who bring a hygiene product such as: shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, toothpaste, Kleenex, mouthwash, razors, adult diapers, body soap, and deodorant or article of warm clothing. Local chili makers, lovers, and connoisseurs are invited to come participate or just have a nice, warm cup. There will be prizes for...

  • ARTini Fundraiser; ARTini Goes To Margaritaville!

    Pam Elliott|Sep 27, 2023

    Something BIG is happening at the James! The James Memorial Art Center is hosting ARTini Goes to Margaritaville on Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. Come help us kick off OctoberIsArtsMonth in style! For one night only, visit Williston’s newest “pop-up” margarita bar to try some of the best cocktail creations around! Use your Margarita Passport to try as many different drinks as you like and vote for your favorite. A Peoples’ Choice Award will be presented to the winning bartender later in the evening. Whether you come dressed in Margari...

  • Holden Files For U.S. Congress

    Ric Holden|Sep 27, 2023

    Glendive, MT -Former State Senator and Montana rancher, Ric Holden, Glendive, has taken steps to enter the 2024 Eastern Montana Congressional race. Holden represented the southeast corner of Montana in the state senate for eight years before term limiting out at the end of the 2002 special session. Holden returned to the family ranch to continue with his ranching operations and insurance claims business, since that time. Holden's old senate district contained Dawson, Wibaux, Fallon, Carter, and...

  • Fall Fest Slated For October In Glendive

    Rebecca Colnar|Sep 27, 2023

    Glendive—The Second Annual Fall Fest is coming Oct. 21 to the Moose Lodge in Glendive. This is the second year that members from District 6 County Farm Bureaus, which includes Dawson-Wibaux, Richland, Prairie, and McCone Counties, have joined together to create an educational and fun event that’s open to everyone, Farm Bureau member or not. It’s a great way to catch up with your neighbor as well as make new agricultural friends from other counties. The speaker is South Dakota native, Clay Conry, host of the Working Cows Podcast. His keyno...

  • Peoples Congregational Church Annual Lunch Endowment Fundraiser Set For Sept. 28

    Sep 27, 2023

    The Peoples Congregational Church, 405 10th Ave. SW, Sidney, will hold its annual free will offering, lunch endowment fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Grab & Go or eat in! Delivery is available call 406-433-3707....

  • Good Shepherd Home Groundbreaking Ceremony For $1.3M Expansion & Upgrade Oct. 10

    Lynn Welker-Fevold|Sep 27, 2023

    Sept. 22, 2023 – A Good Shepherd Home groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Watford City, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. CT, to celebrate the site that will soon be transformed into expanded chapel space, a beautiful courtyard, and state-of-the art greenhouse for long-term care residents to enjoy. Icon Architects are working to create spaces that are modern, warm, inviting, and accessible. Construction engineers will begin work this fall and bring the project to completion in June 2024, wrapping up with greenhouse construction. Randy Quale, Benefit F...

  • Teacher Leaders In Montana History Program Grows To 18

    Martha Kohl|Sep 27, 2023

    A dedicated group of Montana educators are becoming “history missionaries” as part of the Teacher Leaders in Montana History program. Eighteen teachers with a deep passion for Montana and its history, as well as social studies in general, are offering to share their expertise beyond their own classrooms as part of the Montana Historical Society program. The group will help write lesson plans, mentor teachers in best practices in history education, and share Montana and Indian education-related resources with fellow educators. They will do thi...

  • Fairview Lighting Of The Bridge, Silver Bells Craft Show Set For Nov. 18

    Dianne Swanson|Sep 27, 2023

    Kick off your holiday shopping at the Silver Bells Craft Show Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fairview High School. Kids will be entertained by the Crafting Corner while you shop and enjoy some music. The show always features the best in the area with a variety of crafters and vendors. A highlight will be the sale of the second ornament in the Jeremy Dean collection. Spaces are available now with an Early Bird Discount of just $35 through Sept. 30. Spaces will be $40 after that date. Contact Faith Oakland by texting 406-480-1476...

  • Richland County Food Bank Christmas For Seniors & Disabled

    Sep 27, 2023

    The Richland County Food Bank will be setting up on Wednesday, Dec. 13, for their Christmas for Seniors and Disabled. They are looking for help with delivery, set up and helping the seniors. Distribution will be Thursday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon. If you know anyone in Sidney that could use a small hand up during the Christmas season, please encourage them to call the Food Bank at 406-433-8142. Any help or donations with this event would be appreciated. The Food Bank would appreciate any donations by Monday, Dec. 11 for this event. Items the...

  • Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Scheduled Sept. 28 Sidney

    Stephanie Ler|Sep 27, 2023

    The Richland County Health Department’s annual Mass Flu Shot Clinic continues as a drive-thru format, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Richland County Fire Hall, Sidney. The Drive-Thru Clinic will serve adults only, and offers both regular and high-dose flu shots. No other shots will be given during the clinic. No appointment is needed. Flu shots cannot be given to those who have animals in their vehicles. Children may be in the vehicle, but may not receive flu shots. Follow traffic signs to enter the fire hall from...

  • Sidney Fall Festival Oct. 14

    Sep 27, 2023

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Sidney Fall Festival scheduled for Oct. 14. This event is a big community shindig with multiple community organizations hosting the fun. The festivities include: The Main Street Car and Bike Show presented by the Richland County Sportsmen’s Club features Judged categories and Non-Judged Showing Only categories. Your first judged entry is at a cost of $35 and all following judged entries get in for $15. Non-judged entries are displayed at a cost of $10/vehicle. Local businesses will...

  • Emmaus House Fundraiser Oct. 7 Sidney

    Robyn Heck|Sep 27, 2023

    Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 7 for the Emmaus House annual fundraiser held at the Elk’s Club, Sidney. The theme is “Fall into the Past: A Retro Night Out”. It will be a fun filled evening, with food throughout the decades, a photo booth, silent auction, live auction, jar prize drawings and quilt raffle. Super nachos will be available and Catherine Cayko will be making Louisiana Chicken and Andouille gumbo. “For those that want to dress up in their favorite decade, we will have prizes for those who win the best costume! Otherwi...

  • Education Tech Grants Available

    Nicole Senner|Sep 27, 2023

    Mid-Rivers Communications, telecommunications service provider to 30,000 square miles of eastern and central Montana, is proud to announce the availability of up to $80,000 in grants! Education Tech Grants are offered by Mid-Rivers when funds are available for this purpose from the Mid-Rivers Fund for Education, which is funded by cooperative members’ Unclaimed Capital Credits. Mid-Rivers recognizes the power of broadband as a solution. Broadband can build bridges between generations, provide access to boundless educational opportunities, stren...

  • Now Available: Draft Missouri River Operating Plan; Possible Fort Peck Test Flow; Fall Public Meeting Schedule

    Eileen Williamson|Sep 27, 2023

    Ahead of fall public meetings, the Draft Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Annual Operating Plan for the 2023-2024 runoff season is now available for public comment. The Missouri River Water Management Division has made the draft 2023-2024 Annual Operating Plan available at: https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/MRWM/Public-Meetings/. The public comment period on the draft plan will close Nov. 30. The draft plan will be presented to the public in six meetings to be held in early November....

  • Eastern A High School Divisionals Golf Results

    Sep 27, 2023

    Sidney Boys Brady Collins 41/42 83 Tanner Tiesen 46/47 93 Kalen Price 44/46 92 Blake Johnson 49/43 92 Ryder Hansen 49/49 98 Sidney 5th Place with 358 Sidney Girls Ella Norby 47/44 91 Mercedes Lamb 44/50 94 Brooklyn Boyer 58/55 113 McKenna Tiesen 54/61 115 Izzy Baisch 53/53 106 Sidney 2nd Place with 404 Sidney Medalists Boys T11 Brady Collins 83 Girls T4 Ella Norby 91 11 Mercedes Lamb 96...

  • Sidney Volleyball Team Gets Win Against Glendive

    Sep 27, 2023

  • Sidney Football Team Falls to Billings Central

    Sep 27, 2023

  • State Agencies Issue Consumption Advisory For All Fish Species On Yellowstone River Near Train Derailment

    Chrissy Webb|Sep 27, 2023

    Billings – The Fish Consumption Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS), Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), has issued a consumption advisory on all fish species in the Yellowstone River from Indian Fort Fishing Access Site (FAS) near Reed Point to the Highway 212 bridge in Laurel. Various polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, were detected at levels high enough to warrant this advisory for all fish species, both...

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