Articles from the October 8, 2014 edition


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  • Sidney Homecoming

    Oct 8, 2014

    Sidney held their homecoming last week. During coronation Gresh Jones was crowned king and Hailey Steinbeisser was crowned queen....

  • Watford City Homecoming Royalty

    Oct 8, 2014

    Watford City held their homecoming last week. Pictured are royalty and king and queen. Back – Front (L-R) Keegan Thompson, Alyssa Prichard, Clay Jorgenson, McKenna Mayne, Prince Dalton Wright, Princess Bailee Garmann, King Trevor Alveshere, Queen Olivia Olson-Brenna, Ted Ramage, Addison Sundeen and Oliver Hermanson. (Photo by Kathy Taylor)...

  • Beet Decorating, Baking Contest on Tap for Harvest Festival

    Oct 8, 2014

    The Roundup is hosting its annual celebration of the end of harvest during Harvest Festival October 22-31. Area cooks are encouraged to enter their favorite recipes in our Make It With Sugar contest on Friday, October 24 at Reynolds Market. The prizes are always great thanks to our local merchants, and the People’s choice winner receives a $100 Reynolds gift certificate. Every entry receives a free bag of sugar, compliments of Sidney Sugars. See page 8 in this week’s paper for an entry blank and more details. Area children are invited to use...

  • In The Spirit of Co-op Month

    Oct 8, 2014

    LYREA is Holding A Coat & Food Drive the entire Month of October Celebrating Co-op month is a good time for everyone to join together and extend a helping hand to those less fortunate than ourselves. The entire month of October, Lower Yellowstone Electric will once again be collecting coats and other winter gear for the Salvation Army, and collecting nonperishable food items for the Richland County food bank. With the state of our country’s economy, the need for help is even greater. The percent of people looking to food banks for help a...

  • Kiwanis Fruit Is Here!

    Oct 8, 2014

    Kiwanis fruit will be available for pickup at the Johnson Hardware warehouse on 2nd Ave. NE, just north of Action Auto on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 am to 4 pm and on Sunday, October 12 from 11 am to 4 pm. Johnson Hardware & Furniture will also have fruit in the store for pickup. Pears are perishable, so please remember to pick up your order this weekend....

  • Arnold Larsen, 85, Sidney, MT

    Oct 8, 2014

    Memorial services for Arnold Larsen, 85, of Sidney wetre 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Pella Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Paul Balaban. Inurnment of his cremains was in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Arnold died on Thursday evening, September 25, 2014, at the Rocky Mountain Health Care Center in Helena, MT....

  • Viola Flynn, 89, Sidney, MT

    Oct 8, 2014

    Funeral services for Viola Flynn, 89 of Sidney, MT were at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Ebenezer Congregational Church in Sidney with Pastor David Meehan officiating. Interment was held in the Richland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Viola passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Billings with her son and granddaughter by her si...

  • Tester to Senate Leaders: Keep COOL

    Dan Malessa|Oct 8, 2014

    Senator leads nearly one-third of Senate in bipartisan defense of Country of Origin Labeling Senator Jon Tester’s haircut may be from the 1950s, but he knows that being COOL never gets old. COOL – Country of Origin Labeling – allows American families to know where the meat they buy at the store is raised and processed. Tester is a staunch supporter of the rule, saying that consumers have the right to know where their food comes from and that U.S. producers have the right to market their livestock as born and raised in America. But with the p...

  • St. Matthew's Church Fall Dinner October 19

    Oct 8, 2014

    Sunday, October 19, 2014, 11AM – 2PM. Turkey and dressing with all the trimmings including pie. Adults & Children 11-17:$10.00 Children 10 & younger: $5.00. St. Matthew’s Parish Center is located at 310 7th Street SE Sidney, MT. Please come & share a community meal....

  • Free Seminar Oct. 15

    Cheryl Peterson|Oct 8, 2014

    From 6:30 - 9 pm on October 15th in the USDA ARS building, Sidney, there will be a FREE seminar put on by the Dept. of Transportation, DBE program and Carl Schweitzer of Northwest Notice Service. You’ll learn your rights about: filing notices of right to claim a lien, why a notice helps, getting paid faster, avoiding lawsuits. To reserve a seat, please contact Carl 406-433-8514 or email [email protected] mailto:[email protected] or Shannon 406-444-7287 [email protected] mailto:[email protected]. Seats are limited, so register soon, it will be the BEST 2 ½ hours yo...

  • Notice: Incase You Did Not Receive a Letter from the City

    Oct 8, 2014

    The city of Watford City will increase its city sales, use, and gross receipts tax by one-half percent (.5%). The tax rate for Watford City starting October 1, 2014 will be one and one-half percent (1.5%)Maximum Tax (Refund Cap) will remain at $25 per sale Provides exemption for new farm machinery. Provides permit compensation of 3% with maximum of $83.33/month, $250/quarter. For additional information: http://www.nd.gov/tax/salesanduse/streamlinetax/ratechange.html...

  • Eagles Trounce Billings Central

    Oct 8, 2014

    The Sidney Eagles beat the Billings Central rams 17-7 during their homecoming game last Friday. (Photos by Kathy Johnson)...

  • MOSS Bringing Unique Learning Experience to Brorson School

    Meagan Dotson|Oct 8, 2014

    The Montana Outdoor Science School, or MOSS, will be visiting Brorson School October 13 and 14. MOSS is a privately funded organization out of Bozeman, MT that teaches the global leadership concept of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. MOSS will be coming into the classroom and teaching lab studies in conjunction with field science. For instance, the topic of aquatic plants would consist of a plant study or dissection as part of a lab study. Students would then go to a swamp or la...

  • New Digital Photography Book to Feature Ladies of Montana Ranching

    Oct 8, 2014

    “Ladies and Livestock: Life on the Ranch,” the second book in the Montana Family Ranching Series, from the Research and Education Endowment Foundation of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (REEF), is set to be released on October 1. The digital book is a pictorial explanation of Montana women and their roles in the ranching community. “Women are often described as the ‘backbone’ to the ranch and we want to capture what that means in this book,” said Lauren Chase, author and photographer. Ladies and Livestock is leading the way in multimedia...

  • MT Stockgrowers Seeks Nominations for Ranching Woman of the Year

    Ryan Goodman|Oct 8, 2014

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association is seeking nominations for the 2014 Montana Ranching Woman of the Year. The annual award is presented to an MSGA member who has made great contributions to the Montana ranching community and has gone above and beyond to support their family and friends. Nominations are due November 1 and the recipient will be recognized at MSGA’s annual convention in Billings, December 11-13. “Women are often the backbone of Montana’s ranching communities. These women often go above and beyond to support their immed...

  • Farm Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility

    Richland County Injury Prevention Team|Oct 8, 2014

    Even with the increase in traffic, apartments, oil wells and people we are still a small rural community that is supported by farming and ranching. This past month and in the months to come you will see the farm fields giving up their crops to be taken to market and increased farm vehicle traffic. Living on farm or ranch is something that many have been doing for generations, it was the farmers and ranchers that help build this community. Although many farmers and ranchers know the dangers they forget to take the time to explain them to the...

  • Montana Candidates Forums Slated for October In Sidney

    LaVanchie Starkey|Oct 8, 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...

  • ND Agricultural Producers Invited to Attend Important Farm Bill Meetings

    Dan Janes|Oct 8, 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...

  • Farm Bureau Photo Contest

    Nicole Hackley|Oct 8, 2014

    Richland County Farm Bureau is helping to promote this year’s Montana Farm Bureau 2014 Photo Contest, put on by the Women’s Leadership Committee. The photo contest will be held this year during the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center, November 9th-12th. Photos will be on display and voted on by popular vote. The winners of first, second and third places will be announced at the awards banquet on Tuesday, November 11th. First place earns $75, second place $50 and third place $25...

  • Big Horn Sheep Survey Shows Decline

    North Dakota Game and Fish|Oct 8, 2014

    Results from this summer’s bighorn sheep survey indicate the population in western North Dakota is lower than last year. State Game and Fish Department big game biologist Brett Wiedmann said the July-August survey showed a minimum of 287 bighorn sheep, down 4 percent from 2013. Results revealed 82 rams, 153 ewes and 52 lambs. Due to an ongoing disease event in the northern badlands, Game and Fish biologists have verified more than 20 bighorn sheep deaths over the summer. Wiedmann said the survey is a tale of two segments of the state’s pop...

  • McKenzie Co. Area Food Pantry in Watford City

    Oct 8, 2014

    Free food assistance for you and your family. All income eligible residents in McKenzie County welcome. Open dates and times are as follows: Thursdays from noon to 2 pm, Cashwise donates food giveaway to the Food Pantry, 1st Tuesday of each month from 5 pm to 7 pm and the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Food Pantry is located in the lower level of First Lutheran Church, 212 2nd Ave. NW, Watford City. For more information or to set up an appointment to visit the pantry call 701-444-3451 or http://www.mcfoodpantry.com. Pantry...

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Donna Goff|Oct 8, 2014

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). All of us here at Richland County Coalition Against Domestic Violence are disturbed by the recent events surrounding Ray and Janay Rice, and even more disturbed by some of the public backlash and overall lack of understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence by those with the power to hold perpetrators accountable. Listening to all the news about this incident, we have noticed that the NFL is being blamed and, if you really listen, the victim is also being publicly flogged for st...

  • Fairview Holiday Bazaar Nov. 15

    Oct 8, 2014

    The Fairview Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 15 at the Fairview School. Anyone wishing to rent a space may call Joan Eldridge at 701-744-5346 or email her at [email protected]....

  • Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Allocation Plan

    Sarah Mudder|Oct 8, 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,...

  • The Math Doesn't Add Up in Governor Bullock's Energy Plan

    Rep. Mike Miller|Oct 8, 2014

    Isn't it amazing that the Keystone XL pipeline has been being "studied" by federal agencies for over six years, yet the EPA is giving Americans only 180 days to look at the impacts of their overhaul of our entire national energy system? Sometimes Washington, DC works in mysterious ways. And sometimes the mystery happens in Montana as well. In record time, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality has cranked out not one, but five plans for how Montana could comply with the EPA's proposed...

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