Articles from the October 15, 2014 edition


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  • RFCU 75th Anniversary

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Richland Federal Credit Union will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary in conjunction with International Credit Union Day on October 16. The Sidney branch, located at 201 West Holly St., will hold the event from 10am - 3pm with refreshments, Hors d'oeuvres & door prizes. Plus, sign up for additional prize drawings and great giveaways such as 75 gallons of free gas....

  • Submit Your U.S. Senate Debate Candidate Questions

    Jessica Davies|Oct 15, 2014

    Senate candidate debate to be held in Sidney, MT on October 21st 2014 at the Richland County Fair Event Center at 7 p.m. Please submit questions to [email protected]. The Sidney Chamber of Commerce and the Richland County Farm Bureau are excited to host the U.S. Senate candidate debate. Eastern Montana is heavily impacted by the Bakken Oil boom and many of the issues being addressed regionally and nationally concern our citizens. It is important that all representatives see and understand how heavily impacted we are. It is equally...

  • Savage Homecoming

    Oct 15, 2014

    Savage held their Homecoming festivities last week. During coronation Brittany Conradsen was crowned queen and Trent Prevost was crowned king. The Savage Warrior football team won 66-16 against the Richey and Lambert Fusion on Friday Night. (Photo by Cassandra Moos)...

  • Watford City Trail of Treats

    Oct 15, 2014

    Watford City Trail of Treats will take place Friday, October 31 from Noon til 5:00. Contact Mary at the Chamber office if your business will be participating so we can include you in advertising. Trail of Treats "Off The Beaten Path" will be held at the Fire Hall from 3:00-6:00pm. If your company would like to participate in this event please contact Laura at 701-300-1386....

  • McKenzie County Candidates Forum

    Oct 15, 2014

    The McKenzie County Candidates Forum will be held Monday, October 27th at 7:00 at the WCHS Media Center. The participants will be county commissioner candidates and county sheriff candidates....

  • Sidney Trail of Treats

    Oct 15, 2014

    October is the month for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night! On behalf of some of the local businesses the Chamber has put together a list of participating businesses to be handed out to the adults of the cuties and creatures. You will be able to pick up the list of participating businesses at Reese & Ray’s IGA at 2:30PM with the final stop at the Faith Alliance Church at 5PM. The Faith Alliance Church will be having the “Trunk of Treats,” and they will be handing out hot dog sack lunches for you and the cuties and creat...

  • Zombie Run, Promote a Healthier You and Run for Your Lives!

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Sidney Chamber of Commerce is excited to host Sidney’s first Zombie Run! Scheduled for October 18th, we anticipate a large turnout as runners try to evade the zombies while traversing through the many pitfalls and obstacles laid in their path. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with the run beginning at 10:00 am in the east parking lot of the fairgrounds. Runners will be guided through the woods (no grandma’s house in these woods!) and back through the fairgrounds for a 5K run. Entry fees are $25 per person and each registrant will rec...

  • Dakota West Credit Union Open House and Credit Union Day Oct. 16

    Oct 15, 2014

    Dakota West Credit Union will be holding an Open House to celebrate the opening of their new location at 340 North Main in Watford City as well as International Credit Union Day on October 16. International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history and to promote its achievements. The theme of this year’s event is “Local Service. Global Good.,” emphasizing credit union’s positive impact in their communities and around th...

  • Mineral & Land Services Seminar Oct. 21

    Oct 15, 2014

    First International Bank & Trust is sponsoring a Mineral & Land Services Seminar on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Watford City, ND in the Prairie Rose Suite at Outlaws’ Bar & Grill. The Seminar begins with dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the program to start immediately after. Key topics of discussion will be balancing oil & gas development and protecting the environment by guest speaker, Kathy Neset, Petroleum Geologist & President of Neset Consulting Service, Inc. Neset Consulting Service, Inc. has provided well site geologic/geo-steering a...

  • Richland County Local Candidates Forum

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the Richland County Farm Bureau are also teaming up to bring you the local candidates forum on October 23, 2014 at the MSU Extension Office conference room at 6pm. The public is invited to attend. 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 opportunity to discover...

  • James "Jim" Irwin, 60 Sidney, MT

    Oct 15, 2014

    The celebration of life for James “Jim” Irwin, 60, of Sidney was at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Waterhole, Fairview, MT. There was also a potluck supper that Ray Miller from Sunny’s prepared and served. The family visited with friends on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Internment was held after the visitation at the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT. James “Jim”died on Thursday evening, October 2, 2014, at the Billings Clinic, Billings, MT....

  • Thomas P. "Tom" Burke, 59 Sidney, MT

    Oct 15, 2014

    Funeral services for Thomas P. “Tom” Burke, 59 of Sidney were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel with Pastor David Meehan of the Ebenezer Congregational Church officiating. Visitation was held Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fulkerson Funeral Home. Cremation was under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkerson.com. Thomas “Tom” died on Friday evening, October 3, 2014, at St. Vin...

  • Retirement Open House for Tom Rolfstad

    Barb Peterson|Oct 15, 2014

    A retirement open house will be held for Tom Rolfstad on Friday, Oct. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Home Place Lodge & Suites in Williston. Rolfstad, 62, is a Williston native. He has been the executive director for Williston Economic Development since 1990. Prior to his work in Williston he was employed by the North Dakota Commerce Department in Bismarck for five years. During the 1980’s oil boom he was also the director of development in Williston. Family, friends, colleagues and associates are invited to attend the retirement celebration f...

  • St. Matthew's Church Fall Dinner October 19

    Oct 15, 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....

  • Healthcare Systems' Employee Housing Construction Begins

    Sarah Mudder|Oct 15, 2014

    McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc. and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) will co-host a ground breaking at 10:30 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 15, for a 24-unit Employee Apartment Complex. The event will take place at the project site, 318 10th Ave NE, Watford City, ND. The project will receive development support from the State of North Dakota that will allow apartment rents to be kept to affordable levels, helping the hospital alleviate staffing and retention issues. Governor Jack Dalrymple, Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford,...

  • Sidney Volleyball Action

    Oct 15, 2014

    Logan Peterson goes for a spike against Billings Central last week. The Eagles beat Laurel in 4 games (13-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-23) and lost to BC in 4 games (25-22, 25-12, 21-25, 25-16). The lady Eagles go to Hardin on Thursday. (Photo by Kathy Johnson)...

  • Free Seminar Oct. 15

    Cheryl Peterson|Oct 15, 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...

  • Digging Up Our Roots at the Mondak Heritage Center

    Suzie Schieffer|Oct 15, 2014

    When you think of history most people think of the larger events in the past that changed the world on a much grander scale, but history isn't just the shock value of some life changing event that happens somewhere across the world, for some it's simply looking back in time down our own family tree. The need to learn about our family history is something that appeals to most of us. A lot of families here in Sidney have been here from the start and could probably tell you everything about their...

  • Fairview Holiday Bazaar Nov. 15

    Oct 15, 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]. Space is limited and assigned on a paid first/first served basis....

  • DPHHS Confirms First Influenza Case of the Season

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed the first influenza case of the season in a Cascade County resident. Public health officials say that this first case is an important reminder for the public to get vaccinated against influenza as soon as possible. State, tribal and local public health authorities indicate vaccine is available and recommend taking advantage of the vaccine as soon as possible. “Even if you received the vaccine last year, you should still get vaccinated this year,” said DPHHS Director Ric...

  • McKenzie County Food Pantry

    Oct 15, 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 www.mcfoodpantry.com. Pantry includes...

  • 5 Ways Treating Hearing Loss Can Revitalize Your Life

    Oct 15, 2014

    (BPT) - Listen up, boomers: Do you want to stay active? Vibrant? Socially engaged? Professionally successful? Most of us do. So maybe it's time to do something about your hearing. Chances are, if you're like many baby boomers, you've rocked your way through your fair share of concerts, night clubs, and ear-blasting parties. And you've enjoyed years of other noisy recreational activities to boot. Simply: You've been enjoying life. You've spent decades doing it. And it's been loud. So now, it's...

  • Beet Decorating, Baking Contest on Tap for Harvest Festival

    Oct 15, 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 5 in this week’s paper for an entry blank and more details. Area children are invited to use...

  • Sidney Kiwanis Club Installs New Officers

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Sidney Kiwanis Club held its installation of officers on Thursday, October 2. Pictured are, back L to R, Tami Christensen, Jennifer Blekestad, Leslie Messer, past president Leif Anderson, and Keith Bostrom. Front row, L to R, 2nd vice- president Brian McGinnis, 1st vice-president Jamie Larson, president Cheryl Moran and secretary treasurer Bob Frank. Not pictured are board members Bryce Baker and Mike Janeway. (Photo by Dianne Swanson)...

  • A Little Bit Country: Combating Antibiotic Resistance

    Warren Froelich|Oct 15, 2014

    Last week I attended the statewide conference of NDSU Extension and Research staff. The conference offered a multitude of sessions making it impossible to attend all. One of the sessions I attended involved the use of antibiotics in the livestock industry. Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension Veterinarian and who is also involved in the Livestock Stewardship Program, presented a report given to the President on combating antibiotic resistance. This is part of an effort by the President’s Council of...

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