Articles from the October 18, 2023 edition


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  • (Updated 10-19-23) Connie Angel Medical Benefit Oct. 28 At Sidney Elks Lodge

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 18, 2023

    (Updated 10-19-23) Connie Angel is the last of 10 children left in Sidney, not the last Angel child alive. The original story has been edited to reflect this change. (Original story) The Connie Angel Benefit, a fundraiser to help with medical expenses for a kidney transplant and extended stay in Bismarck for after transplant care, will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Sidney Elks Lodge. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues into the night with chili and cinnamon rolls being served for a...

  • (Updated 10-25-23) ND Main Street Summit Coming to Watford City

    Katelyn Sponheim|Oct 18, 2023

    (Updated 10-25-23): The Governor's Main Street Conference & Bluegrass Concert has been postponed due to weather. A new date has yet to be decided on. The cultural fair has also been rescheduled for November 8 from 4-7 pm at the Rough Rider Center. (Original Story): Oct. 24 and 25 will see Watford City’s Main Street much busier than average, with Governor Burgum’s initiative focused on smart infrastructure, 21st century workforce, vibrancy, and economic diversification coming to town. The North Dakota Main Street Summit is a two-part event, wit...

  • Answering The Call: Recruits Needed For Ambulance Service

    Oct 18, 2023

    Sidney – In the heart of rural communities, volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) often serve as lifelines, ensuring prompt and effective medical assistance. The Richland County Ambulance Service is looking for compassionate, hard-working, dynamic individuals to become members of its life-saving service. An EMT training class will start Nov. 6 and is anticipated to end Mar. 27. The course includes classroom participation and offers hands-on skills stations that work to develop t...

  • Eagle Foundation Holding Fundraiser For Grants To Benefit Sidney Public School Students

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 18, 2023

    The annual Turkey Bingo, a fundraiser benefiting the Eagle Foundation will be held on Nov. 3, at 1035 Brewing. The local favorite is a night full of fun and giving. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and is for people 18 and older. 25 games are to be played and 25 turkeys are to be won, with loads of fun to be had. Sidney Wrestling Club will be providing food for purchase. There will be the usual turkeys to be won, donated by Reynold's Market as well as Visa gift cards for prizes at blackout. There a...

  • Karen Ione McNutt, 81, Sidney, MT

    Oct 18, 2023

    The Celebration of Life Service was Saturday Oct. 14, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Barb Haugerud officiating. A luncheon followed the service. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, assisted the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures were shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Karen Ione McNutt was born May 13, 1942, in Choteau, MT, to Malcom and Lucile Lussenden. She passed away surrounded by her family on Oct. 8, 2023, at the Sidney...

  • Kiwanis Fruit Pickup Oct. 28 & 29

    Dianne Swanson|Oct 18, 2023

    Sidney Kiwanis Club apples and pears will be available for pickup on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the old fire hall on 2nd St. SE, Sidney. A limited number of extra boxes have been ordered so walk-ins are welcome while they last. As of Monday, Oct. 30, fruit may be picked up at the City Hall temporary office in the old fire hall during regular business hours....

  • Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Meeting Oct. 27 Dickinson

    Oct 18, 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 https://www.trexpressway.com/Regi...

  • Candy Donations Being Accepted

    Oct 18, 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....

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

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 18, 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 had roots like this, before.” The meeting will begi...

  • Correction:

    Oct 18, 2023

    In the Oct. 11, 2023 issue of the Roundup on the front page in the article on the Richland County Commissioners voting on Property Taxes there are a couple of corrections. In the first paragraph, where it says “They voted to levy the 77.89 mills” they actually voted to levy 77.9 mills which is the amount the state told them was needed, rounded up to the nearest tenth of a mill as state law requires. In the third paragraph, where it talks about Tim Tharp checking into the mills it says that Tim Tharp is the Sidney School Superintendent; Tim Tha...

  • Good Shepherd Home Groundbreaking

    Oct 18, 2023

    Groundbreaking for the $1.3 million expansion and upgrade to the Good Shepherd Home Chapel, Courtyard, and Greenhouse in Watford City was held on Tuesday....

  • Bluegrass Comes To Watford City Oct. 25

    Jessie Veeder|Oct 18, 2023

    Two of the nation’s top touring bluegrass bands are joining forces in Watford City to conclude the North Dakota Main Street Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Rough Rider Center Convention Hall. The concert is free and open to the public presented by the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce. This fantastic evening of bluegrass music features The Waddington Brothers plus Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, both decorated award winners from the 2023 SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) Convention in Nashville, T...

  • Northeastern Arts Network Hosts Rebecca Folsom Oct. 26

    Nikki Bailey|Oct 18, 2023

    Colorado singer-songwriter Rebecca Folsom and her band will perform on Oct. 26 as part of the Northeastern Arts Network Big Sky Concert Series. This concert will be held at the MonDak Heritage Center (406-433-3500) in Sidney at 7 p.m. Folsom believes every lyric, every note, every musical collaboration carries the potency to change the world. With her new recording, Sanctuary, she is on a mission to do that one listener at a time. Moving with ease through her four-octave range she plucks the...

  • SHC Awarded Quality Program Of The Year Award

    Oct 18, 2023

    Sidney Health Center was recently awarded the Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network's Quality Program of the Year Award for its efforts in quality patient care. The Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network (PIN) is a voluntary membership of 49 critical access hospitals throughout the state. Through this Network, member hospitals are able to benchmark their performance with their peers on a variety of financial, utilization and direct patient care measures that...

  • SHC Emergency Department Remodel Ribbon Cutting

    Oct 18, 2023

    Sidney Health Center held a ribbon cutting and open house event to celebrate the completion of the Emergency Department remodel. Joining the ribbon cutting were Sidney Health Center leaders, board members, emergency department staff, EMS team members, contractors, and Sidney Chamber members....

  • 30th Annual Wine & Food Festival To Feature Stand-Up Comedian "Moody McCarthy"

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 18, 2023

    The Foundation for Community Care will be holding their 30th Annual Wine & Food Festival, Saturday. Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Richland County Fair Event Center. This year's theme will be "Back to the Future of Healthcare". The first Wine & Food Festival was held at the MonDak Heritage Center back in 1994. Now, the event has consistently had 250-500 attendees. This year, the Foundation and its planning team has decided to make some changes to the evening. From 6-8 p.m. there will be wine sampling...

  • Hunting Season: A Family Love Affair

    Katelyn Sponheim|Oct 18, 2023

    For over 30 years, that chill in the air and change in the leaves has heralded the arrival of one family's favorite season...hunting season! Darren and Janie Darby, Sidney, have shared their passion for hunting together with their two boys, Jordan and Garrett, and meet throughout it to hunt both upland bird and big game together. Originally from Washington, Darren and Janie moved to Montana in order to be closer to the pheasant hunting they adored, landing in Big Timber and then Sidney in 2012....

  • FWP Requests That Recreationists Be On The Lookout For Greater Short-Horned Lizards This Fall

    Oct 18, 2023

    Glasgow - As you are hitting the field this fall, be sure to take a break from scanning the horizon for game and look down at the ground once in a while. Not only will this help you avoid stepping on a cactus or a rattlesnake, but you might also see one of eastern Montana’s rarely seen critters…the greater short-horned lizard, commonly known as a “horny toad.” If you do, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to know about it. The greater short- horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandesi, was once considered the second most abundant reptile...

  • General Antelope Season Opened Oct. 7

    Montana FWP|Oct 18, 2023

    Helena – General antelope season opened Saturday, Oct. 7, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 12. For information about what to expect this season, check out Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hunting forecast. FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program, which provides hunting access to more than 7 million acres of private land. FWP’s interactive Hunt Planner is a mapping tool that allows users to look at information for various species, including hunting districts and regulations. The hunt pla...

  • Make Sure To Have Meat Tested For CWD Prior To Donation, Commercial Processing

    Montana FWP|Oct 18, 2023

    Helena – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks along with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services are advising hunters to have their deer, elk, and moose tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD). FWP strongly recommends that hunters receive a negative CWD test result before bringing their deer, elk, or moose to a meat processor or donating it to a food bank. While it is not a requirement, FWP is asking hunters to have a negative CWD test result in hand before bringing their animal to a processor for donation. If the animal tests p...

  • The MonDak Heritage Center Hosts "Art, Poetry, & Performance" A Multimedia Workshop By Award Winning Singer/Songwriter & Artist Rebecca Folsom!

    Nikki Bailey|Oct 18, 2023

    On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. the MonDak Heritage Center will be hosting a multimedia class by award winning national touring artist, published poet, and master singer-songwriter Rebecca Folsom! In this experiential and particularly delightful workshop, participants merge fine art (drawing or painting), singing, and writing. Folsom explains, "We work/play with all three media at the same time. This workshop has a cascade effect; it silences the inner critic and heightens the creative process....

  • Fairview Football Trounces Plentywood

    Oct 18, 2023

    The Fairview Warrior football team wrapped up their regular season with a 60-12 trouncing of the Plentywood Wildcats. The 8-0 Warriors are the Eastern Conference Champions and #1 seed going into the playoffs in two weeks. They will host the #3 seed out of the north, which looks like Shelby at this time, at 1p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. While the offense once again lit up the scoreboard, the defense continued to prove that it is the true strength of this team keeping Plentywood's offense out of...

  • Fairview Warrior Volleyball Falls Short

    Brandy Spitzer-Tjelde|Oct 18, 2023

    In two much-anticipated re-matches, the Fairview Warriors faced the Sidney Eagles on Oct. 10 and the Wolf Point Wolves on Oct. 12. Although the hopes were high to avenge their only two losses of the season, the Fairview Warriors fell just short in both. Fairview Vs. Sidney With both team's fans out in full force, the Warriors and Eagles met in Sidney for an exciting night of volleyball. The Warriors struggled early in set one, falling behind 2-10. Kills from Macy Tjelde, Emily Johnson, and...

  • Small Town Publisher Challenges Elected Official's Right To Run

    Jaymi Mozeak|Oct 18, 2023
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    Following the resignation of Austin Knudsen, who was elected Montana’s new attorney general in November 2021, Roosevelt County Commissioners appointed then deputy county attorney Frank A. Piocos as the new county attorney on Monday, Feb. 1, 2022, to finish out the term. Darla Downs, owner and publisher of the Northern Plains Independent, a community newspaper located in Wolf Point, was ready to turn her attention to other news, but a few of the other county residents had other ideas. Not long after Piocos began his new office, numerous c...

  • Fort Buford State Historic Site Hosts Ghost Walk

    State Historical Society of North Dakota|Oct 18, 2023

    Williston – Halloween is fast approaching, which means it’s almost time for the annual “Ghost Walk” at Fort Buford State Historic Site near Williston. The family friendly event is free and open to the public. The “Ghost Walk” will begin at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 21, with the last tour beginning at 8 p.m. After listening to the historical spirits, enjoy refreshments at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center. Please come dressed for the weather, and bring a flashlight if you wish. The boardwalks will be illuminated...

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