Articles from the October 1, 2014 edition


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  • Fairview Homecoming

    Oct 1, 2014

    Fairview held their homecoming last week. Monte Cayko was crowned king and Faith Vitt was crowned queen....

  • Candidates' Forum at Girard Hall

    Oct 1, 2014

    Girard Homemakers will host a candidates’ forum on Monday, October 13 at 7 pm at Girard Hall. All local, state and national candidates have been invited. Ballot issues will also be discussed. Girard Hall is located 6 miles west of the junction of Hwy 16 and Hwy 201. Come prepared to ask questions and enjoy a piece of homemade pie....

  • LYREA Holding Food & Coat Drive

    Oct 1, 2014

    In the spirit of Co-op Month, Lower Yellowstone REC is holding its annual Food and Coat Drive. Please help those in need by bringing coats, hats, mittens or gloves and non-perishable food items to LYREC at 3200 W. Holly, Sidney. Cash donations are also welcome. Please remember to check expiration dates on food items. Any expired food items must be thrown away....

  • Upcoming Workshop in Watford City for Parents, Becoming a Love & Logic Parent Series

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Oct 1, 2014

    Is being a parent draining your energy? Parents of tots to teens use these Love & Logic strategies to energize, reduce the nagging and complaining from your children, promote thinking and responsibility, and give consequences with empathy. Put a laugh back into your parenting in this four-week series! Become a Love & Logic parent will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm (CT) on October 7, 9, 14 and 16 at the McKenzie County Extension Service at 205 6th Street NW (located...

  • "The Bakken: Examining Efforts To Address Law Enforcement, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Needs"

    Oct 1, 2014

    A subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs was held at the Richland County Fair Event Center Friday morning. Senator Jon Tester helmed the proceedings as Chairman and invited many witnesses to testify about their specific field of interest regarding the change in the area since the boom started and what sort of impact we are experiencing now. (Photos by Suzie Schieffer)...

  • ND Agricultural Producers Invited to Attend Important Farm Bill Meetings

    Dan Janes|Oct 1, 2014

    USDA North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) is partnering with the North Dakota State University Extension Service to host a series of informational meetings to discuss the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The 2014 Farm Bill authorizes three program election options: PLC, ARC-County (ARC-CO) and ARC-Individual (ARC-IC). Producers must make a one-time decision to retain or reallocate crop bases, to retain or update program payment yields and select the type of...

  • "The Elm Coulee Oil Field: Birthplace of the Bakken Oil Boom" Geo-marker Placed During Ceremony Friday

    Oct 1, 2014

    Lt. Governor Angela Mclean, presents Geo Marker to the City of Sidney this past Friday. Mayor Rick Norby and the Director of Montana Department of Transportation, Mike Tooley, were also present. The Geological Program was started in 2006 by then 1st Lady Schweitzer and 8 years later we now have 50 markers in Montana. This program has since been picked up by 1st lady Bullock with Sidney being the first of 8 more planned geo-sites throughout Montana. The ceremony was held at the Sidney Chamber of...

  • Audrey Lorenz, 85, Sidney, MT

    Oct 1, 2014

    Funeral services for Audrey Lorenz, 85, of Sidney, MT, were at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at Ebenezer Congregational Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor David Meehan officiating. Interment of cremains will be in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT., at a later date. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Audrey died on Tuesday morning, September 23, 2014 at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care....

  • Martha Swanson, 94, Sidney, MT

    Oct 1, 2014

    Celebration of Life for Martha Swanson, 94, Sidney, MT will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview, MT with Pastor Roberta Pierce officiating. Interment of cremains will be in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Martha slipped away swiftly and painlessly in the morning hours of Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care....

  • Wilma "Kitty" Corneliusen, 76, Sidney, MT

    Oct 1, 2014

    Graveside services for Wilma “Kitty” Corneliusen, 76, of Sidney, MT, formerly of Terry, MT were at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at Prairie County Cemetery in Terry, MT. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Kitty died on Tuesday morning, September 16, 2014 at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care Facility in Sidney, MT....

  • MSUB News Release: Summer 2014 Dean's List Announced

    Aaron Clingingsmith|Oct 1, 2014

    Billings undergraduate students excelled academically during the 2014 summer session and have been named to the Dean’s List. The Dean’s List is an honor roll of undergraduate students who earn 12 or more credits which are not of a Pass/No Pass nature and who earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better. A comprehensive list of all honorees can be found at www.msubillings.edu/deanslist. *Asterisk (*) = 4.00 GPA*** Sidney: Kaja Anderson, Amy Bieber* Wolf Point: Sierra Hentges*...

  • Tester: New Resources for MT Ranchers Affected by Wolves

    Dan Malessa|Oct 1, 2014

    Senator Jon Tester today announced that new resources are headed to Montana to prevent livestock loss caused by wolves. The funds come from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife initiative created by Tester’s bipartisan Wolf Livestock Loss Mitigation Act. The 2009 law boosts Montana’s state-run livestock loss fund, which repays Montana ranchers the full market value of animals killed by wolves and helps ranchers prevent future wolf attacks through non-lethal means. “Wolves are part of Montana’s landscape, but we can’t afford to have them threatening our ran...

  • Walsh releases federal report on train congestion, calls for Congressional Action

    Andrea Helling|Oct 1, 2014

    Senator calls for investment in Montana’s transportation infrastructure to increase safety, ease congestion Senator John Walsh today released a federal report that chronicles the growth of rail traffic and its impact on local communities. Walsh in March commissioned the report from the Government Accounting Office (GAO). After Walsh called for the report, the GAO sent researchers across the country, including to Billings, Glendive, and Williston, ND, to assess recent rail traffic trends, particularly those patterns associated with the oil b...

  • Andy Hackbarth & Wayward Tambourine to Perform in Sidney October 2nd

    Jill Hill|Oct 1, 2014

    The Northeastern Arts Network proudly presents in concert Andy Hackbarth & Wayward Tambourine on Thursday, October 2nd. Contemporary folk ensemble with award-winning singer/songwriter Andy Hackbarth, this group creates music bearing the stamp of the contemporary West. These highly acclaimed road warriors have set themselves apart with a mix of intricately-arranged original songs, one-of-a-kind renditions of popular cover tunes and virtuosic guitar selections with an upbeat show that continues...

  • Parents Café Oct. 1

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Parents Café will be discussing bullying and cyber bullying on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Panini’s Pizzeria, 102 N. Central, Sidney 12pm to 1pm, lunch will be provided. Guest speaker Dr. Daniel Farr, Superintendent of Sidney Public Schools will be joining. For more information please contact Missy, Nicole or Vicky at 406-433-4097....

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Lesley Thiessen|Oct 1, 2014

    The topic of domestic violence has sprung to the forefront of American pop culture in recent weeks as a result of the Ray Rice video. Unfortunately, when the outrage of the American public fades and the public service announcements stop, 25% of all women will still experience domestic violence in their lifetime (CDC). Because 74% of all Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence, we are obviously whispering about it (Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence, 2006). We need to do more than...

  • MBCC Receives $187,518 for the State Justice Statistics Program

    Tyson McLean|Oct 1, 2014

    The Montana Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) at the Montana Board of Crime Control has received a $187,518 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics. The grant will support research for two projects. One will continue to build on the state’s 2010 crime victimization survey in order to better understand victimization trends while also focusing on victimization related to the increasing oil development in Northeastern Montana. The proposed study will provide much needed data on the current state facilities and s...

  • Montana Candidates Forums Slated for October In Sidney

    LaVanchie Starkey|Oct 1, 2014

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the Richland County Farm Bureau invite Richland County residents to the Candidates Forum scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on October 23rd. It will be held at the MSU Extension conference room north of Sidney on Highway 200. Invited locally are candidates for Richland County Sheriff, Richland County District Court Judge and House Districts 36 and 37. Each candidate has the opportunity to provide a short prepared message, followed by questions submitted by the audience. This is an excellent...

  • Help Wishes Fly Into Fall

    Stevie Moe|Oct 1, 2014

    Now that fall is officially here, frequent fliers with air miles from Delta, U.S. Airways and United are urged to donate their unused air miles from summer travel to Make-A-Wish. Those miles are turned into free flights for wish kids battling life-threatening medical conditions, and once donated, they never expire. Did you know?: 75% of wishes involve travel? There are an estimated 16 trillion frequent flier miles that go unused? The number of miles an individual can donate can range from a few...

  • Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Allocation Plan

    Sarah Mudder|Oct 1, 2014

    The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) is inviting the public to comment on proposed changes to the State's Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan during a public hearing to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2014, at NDHFA's Bismarck office, 2624 Vermont Ave. Either written or oral comments will be accepted at the hearing. Individuals who are unable to attend the hearing may submit written comments to Sylvia Burgess at [email protected] or NDHFA, PO Box 1535, Bismarck, ND 58502-1535 by 5 p.m. on Oct. 30,...

  • Fall Landscaping & Lawn Care

    Tim Fine|Oct 1, 2014

    Recent weather fluctuations have driven home the point for me that fall is definitely upon us which means that winter and those dreaded four-letter words, cold and snow, are soon to follow. However, we can hope that those two things are still more than a few weeks away and enjoy what is left of the fall season. One way to do just that is to start preparing for next spring in the yard and garden. To help you get a head-start, here are a couple of tips for fall garden maintenance and clean-up. In...

  • Vo Ag Teacher Offers Hands-on Experience, Encourages Community Involvement

    Meagan Dotson|Oct 1, 2014

    In January of 2014, Ted Fulgham made the switch from working in the oilfield to becoming the Vo Ag teacher at Sidney Senior High School. Having previously taught at Montana schools in Hardin for eight years, Lodge Grass for 3 years, and Joliet for two years, Fulgham is pleased to once again be working with students. The Vo Ag department includes Animal, Equine and Livestock studies, as well as Agronomy and Welding. These programs teach basic skills for continued education or entering the...

  • Watford City 6th Grade Football Action

    Oct 1, 2014

    Watford City's Austin Wood follows his blockers as he carries the ball for a first down in Saturday's 6th grade football game against Williston. Williston defeated Watford City in the 6th grade game 14-8. (Photo by Kathy Taylor)...

  • MSU Graduate Joins Staff at High Plains Vet Clinic

    Oct 1, 2014

    Anna Downen has been working at the High Plains Veterinary Clinic in Sidney since May, 2014. Downen and her team competed and placed 2nd in the National Animal Science Competition in July. The 24 year old Columbia Falls native recently graduated from MSU- Bozeman with a BS in Animal Science with a focus on equine. While Anna is working at the front office she also gets to help with the animals that are brought in and hopes one day to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. (Photo by Susan Schieffer)...

  • 2015 Wheat Show Planned

    Warren Froelich|Oct 1, 2014

    Plans for the 62nd Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show are nearly complete. The dates are February 2nd, 3rd and 4th with the site being the Grand Williston Hotel. As in the past, almost 20 speakers are scheduled to present new information that can be applied to profitable food production. One of the keynote speakers will be Dr. Mike Boehlje, Distinguished Professor of Agriculture Economics and the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University. Dr. Boehlje is involved in...

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