Articles from the October 11, 2023 edition

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  • (Updated 10-13-23) Richland County Commissioners Vote To Lower Property Taxes

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 11, 2023

    (Updated 10-13-23): Tim Tharp was incorrectly labeled as the Sidney School Superintendent. He is actually the Richland County Superintendent. The original story has been edited to reflect this change. (Original Story): Tuesday, Oct 3, the three Richland County Commissioners made a risky vote that while being beneficial to landowners across the county, could get the county sued by the state. They voted to levy the 77.89 mills that the state told them was needed to run the state instead of the 95...

  • Lambert 4-Her Donates Hog to School Lunch Program

    Dianne Swanson|Oct 11, 2023

    Brynn Spinner, Three Buttes 4-H Club, recently donated her back-up hog to the Lambert school lunch program. She said that Scotty Huft, Badland's Water Works, was so generous when he purchased her hog at the Richland County Fair that she did not need the money so she decided to donate the extra animal. Spinner is 13 years old and has been a 4-H member for two years, with hogs and horses as her projects. Her favorite parts are going to the fair, hanging out with friends, and raising hogs. At home...

  • Family Walk For Life & "Conquer the Course" Event

    Robyn Heck|Oct 11, 2023

    The Sidney Fall Festival, organized by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, and the Sunrise Women’s Clinic are teaming up to present the Family Walk for Life and the “Conquer the Course” Event. This 1 or 5k walk/run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Registration will start at 2 p.m. Thie event will begin at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Sidney. Events will include a 1 mile/5k run and walk, plus “Conquer the Course” event. “Conquer the Course” is a challenging 4-person team competition. The entry fee for the team is $150. T...

  • Sidney Fall Festival Oct. 14

    Oct 11, 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...

  • Sidney Homecoming

    Oct 11, 2023

    Sidney High School celebrated their homecoming last week....

  • USDA-APHIS Grasshopper Meeting, Oct. 16

    Marley Manoukian|Oct 11, 2023

    USDA-APHIS is the provider of the Rangeland Grasshopper Suppression Program. This is a cost-share program on private, state, and federal lands. Because of the high population of grasshoppers this year and specifically in August and September when they were laying their eggs, it is likely populations will again be high next spring and summer. We are meeting on Monday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Richland County Extension Office to start the process for the cost-share program. This program requires 10,000-acre contiguous blocks of rangeland, which...

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

    Dianne Swanson|Oct 11, 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 Co. Food Bank Christmas For Seniors & Disabled

    Oct 11, 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...

  • Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Meeting Oct. 27 Dickinson

    Oct 11, 2023

    The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association will host a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Dickinson. District 1 Senator Brad Bekkedahl, ND Senate Appropriations Chair, will be present at the meeting. TREA is dedicated to four-laning US Highway 85 across North Dakota. Currently, construction is underway on the divided four-lane on Highway 85 between Watford City and the Long X Bridge. The $77.2 million project is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. To register for this meeting visit

  • Candy Donations Being Accepted

    Oct 11, 2023

    Candy donations are being accepted for the community trick or treating event that will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Sidney Health Center Extended Care. The residents and trick-or-treaters will appreciate any and all donations. Please drop off any donations at Sidney Health Center Extended Care, 104 14th Ave NW, Sidney by Oct. 25....

  • SHS Drama Club's Performance Of Dracula Opens On Oct. 13

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 11, 2023

    The Sidney High School Drama Club is pleased to present, Dracula, a production based on Bram Stoker's Dracula Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 13-15. The three-day production will be held in the Sidney Middle School auditorium. The high schoolers, as always, are happy to perform it, but Christy Pierce, SHS drama coach, is the one who chooses the productions. She chose this one for this year for many reasons. "I've always wanted to do Dracula," she said. "The production is funny, for all ages,...

  • Fairview Clinches Conference Championship Against Culbertson

    Oct 11, 2023

    The Fairview Warriors celebrated senior night on Saturday by defeating Culbertson 46-20. The win clinched the conference championship for the Warriors and eliminated Culbertson's playoff hopes. Culbertson struck first with a touchdown run and successful 2-pt conversion, making the score 8-0. Fairview finally found paydirt in the second quarter with a 64-yard pass from Jeff Tjelde to Jaxon Vitt. They followed that up with a Tyler Loan 1-yard run and a 33-yard field goal by Loan making the halftim...

  • Fairview Warriors Volleyball Excel After Another Week Of Volleyball

    Brandy Spitzer-Tjelde|Oct 11, 2023

    The Fairview Warriors continued to excel after another week of volleyball. After defeating the Poplar Indians (25-9, 25-11, and 25-23) on Oct. 5, the Warriors improved their conference record to 6-1 and their overall record to 9-2. The Warriors are looking ahead to a tough week as they face their only two losses, the Sidney Eagles in Sidney on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and the Wolf Point Wolves at home on Oct. 12. In non-conference play on Saturday, Oct. 7, the Fairview Warriors traveled to Beach, and...

  • Savage Warriors Hosts Their Pink Nights

    Myssie Sanders|Oct 11, 2023

    The Savage Warriors hosted their Pink Nights this past weekend, raising funds to donate to two of their local community members who are currently battling cancer. The volleyball team defeated Wibaux in three (25-10, 25-9, 25-11). Stats vs Wibaux #12 Miley Pilgeram Aces 10, Kills 3, Digs 7 #7 Mya Jorgensen Aces 5, Assists 15, Digs 5 #8 Karley McPherson Aces 5, Kills 2, Digs 2 #3 Cambry Conradsen Aces 2, Kills 2, Digs 6 #9 Faith Reed Aces 2, Kills 2, Digs 4 #1 Brooke Reuter Aces 1, Kills 8,...

  • Lynde Benefit Check Presentation

    Oct 11, 2023

  • Buckshot Seeds To Hold Customer Appreciation/2024 Crop Planning Event Tuesday, Oct. 24

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 11, 2023

    Beginning at 6 p.m., Mark and Sue Erickson, Buckshot Seeds, will be holding a Fall Customer Appreciation and 2024 Crop Planning event at their office and warehouse on Tuesday, Oct. 24 on 34752 CR 119. REA Hybrids is merging with another Bayer brand, Channel, and special pricing will be offered for REA Hybrid seed at the meeting. The event will start with a steak dinner as appreciation for their client's business. Mark said, "We've been so well received here. We've worked in the area but never...

  • Williston Tendo/Sidney Tendo Invitational Tae Kwon Do Championships Results, Oct. 7

    Sidney Tae Kwon Do|Oct 11, 2023

    Eight members of the Sidney Tendo Tae Kwon Do School traveled to Williston to participate in the 2023 Williston Tendo/Sidney Tendo Invitational Tae Kwon Do Championships held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Area Recreation Center. Competitors from North Dakota, Montana, and Canada were on hand. Competitors from Sidney and their results are as follows: Troy Turnbull, 7 yr. old yellow belt, placed 3rd in forms and 3rd in sparring. Mercy Long, 6 yr. old orange belt, placed 3rd in forms and 4th in...

  • SHS Powder Puff Flag Football Oct. 15

    Robyn Heck|Oct 11, 2023

    The annual Powder Puff flag football game will take place next Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at Swanson Field, Sidney. This is the 20th anniversary of the Close Up fundraiser with advisor Brad Faulhaber! There will be lots of snacks and a 50-50 drawing and Blue Rock will be sponsoring drinks. "This game is the Junior girls versus the Senior girls," said participant Ryleigh Kleinke. "There are about 50 girls and 10-13 coaches participating". The coaches are males, but all of the players are female....

  • Watford City Takes On Williston

    Oct 11, 2023

  • Halloween Decorating For A Cause

    Robyn Heck|Oct 11, 2023

    Do you love Halloween? I'm not sure anyone in Sidney loves it more than Jan Getchell and her daughter Alysia Roland. Drive by 507 7th Ave. Southwest and see how their Halloween decorations beat the Griswolds at Christmas. Alysia says she's been decorating her mom's yard for nine or ten years. The first few years the theme was the traditional witches, ghosts, and spiders. She has always done most of the decorating by herself, however, last year; she recruited help from her husband because of so...

  • DPHHS Encourages Montanans To Prepare For Respiratory Illness This Fall, Winter; First Influenza Death Reported For 2023-24 Season

    DPHHS|Oct 11, 2023

    As Montana gears up to enter another respiratory illness season, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) encourages Montanans to take precautions to help protect against severe symptoms from COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. The number of people ill due to respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and RSV, is currently low across most of the United States, but has increased in recent weeks. Montana has already begun seeing...

  • Governor's Conference On Aging

    Jodi Berry|Oct 11, 2023

    Last week wrapped up the 54th Annual Governor's Conference on Aging and laid the groundwork for some big plans to assist Montana's elderly population. This year's conference was held in Great Falls and was a refreshing return to face-to-face networking and resource sharing after several years of virtual meetings due to the pandemic. The conference kicked off with a focus on Elder Justice with an eye opening, first hand account from Susan Bivins; an educated woman who did all the right things to...

  • Fort Union Announces Winter Schedule Beginning Oct. 9

    Alice Hart|Oct 11, 2023

    Williston – Beginning Oct. 9, 2023-March 30, 2024, Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site's winter hours will be Monday-Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Sunday: Open 9 s.m.-5 p.m. CT Visitors to Fort Union can enjoy a visit to the fort, outdoor exhibits, a museum, and the park's store featuring Native American made items, reproduction fur trade era goods, a carefully curated selection of books, and other merchandise. Admission and parking are free. About Fort Union Trading Post National H...

  • Badlands Cattle Conference at Regency Acres Angus Ranch

    Oct 11, 2023

    AgPro Solutions & Purina Animal Nutrition in partnership with Thiessen's Regency Acres Angus Ranch hosted the inaugural Badlands Cattle Conference on Oct. 4 near Lambert....

  • Ruth Elsie Beyl Martin, 93, Fairview, MT

    Oct 11, 2023

    Funeral services for Ruth Elsie Beyl Martin, 93, Fairview, MT, will be Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT with Pastor John Baseley officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT. Friends and Family Service will be Thursday Oct. 12, 2023 at 5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral...

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