Articles from the October 30, 2013 edition

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  • Foundation for Community Care Wine & Food Festival Saturday

    Melissa Boyer|Oct 30, 2013

    Don’t miss the Foundation for Community Care’s 2013 Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, November 2nd, from 7-10 pm at the Richland County Fair Event Center in Sidney. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Foundation for Community Care and Sidney Health Center. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling 406-488-CARE. Throughout the evening, attendees have the opportunity to sample an array of different wines and delicious appetizers from local caterers and restaurants. You will also have a chance to browse and bid on...

  • Sidney Trail of Treats

    Oct 30, 2013

    Area children ages 10 and under are invited to Sidney Thursday, October 31 for the Trail of Treats, sponsored by the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Dress up in your best Halloween costume and meet at Reese and Ray’s IGA at 4p.m. Crossing guards will help provide safety, and maps will be provided. Participating businesses will have lots of treats so start your Halloween off early in downtown Sidney. Faith Alliance Church in Sidney will also be hosting their Trunk Of Treats in conjunction with the Chamber event. Trail of T...

  • Trail of Treats "Off the Beaten Path"

    Oct 30, 2013

    Trail of Treats has been a part of the Main street business for the last few years. Katie Main with Prairie Companies and Laura Sanford of MBI wanted to create something for the businesses that are not on Main street. So we came up with Trail of Treats “Off the beaten path” and rented out the Veterans Building. This event will promote your businesses while handing out candy to all the kids. We are seeking businesses to participate in this fun event. There is no fee to set up a booth and a table is provided. We would love to see the bus...

  • New Watford City Hotels And Upscale Lounge Celebrate Grand Opening By Honoring First Responders

    Brett Erdmann|Oct 30, 2013

    Watford City's Teddy's Residential Suites, the Little Missouri Inn & Suites and the new exceptional South Park Lounge will be hosting a Grand Opening open house Tuesday, November 5, 2013 with a 3 PM ribbon cutting and a celebration featuring complimentary wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres from 4 – 7 PM. All community members are invited to this unique grand opening event that will recognize and celebrate McKenzie County's First Responders. "We wanted to show our appreciation to the volunteers who w...

  • Trail of Treats Downtown Watford City

    Oct 30, 2013

    Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats will be held noon until 5 p.m. on Thursday October 31. Hours have been extended for our little people to come into businesses in smaller groups. Parents of young children are encouraged to take their kids before school lets out to beat the rush....

  • Chief Weltikol Retires

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Watford City Fire Department held its annual banquet Saturday, October 26. Five firemen were given awards for their years of service. Steve Sanford received an award for 20 years of service, Pat Fitzgerald for 15 years, Cory Johnson for 10 years, Warren Jarland for 10 years and Justin Voll for 10 years of service. Also Ben Weltikol is retiring as chief after 11 years. Pictured above is Ben Weltikol, Steve Sanford and assistant chief Oscar Knutson. (Photo by Laura Sanford)...

  • Carnival Fun

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Kids First! Carnival was held at the Richland County Fair Event Center on Oct. 26. Right: Nine year old Raigan Smith of Savage spins in a circle at one of the carnival games. (Photo by Jody Wells)...

  • First Deer

    Oct 30, 2013

    Pictured is Madison Gorde, 12 years old, of Sidney. This was her first deer ever shot. The deer was shot west of Savage during the youth hunt Fri. Oct. 18, 2013. It's a white tail buck and scored 157. Madison is the daughter of Rich and Linda Gorde. (Photo submitted by Linda Gorde)...

  • Parade of Trees Auction in 11th Year

    Nicole Hackley|Oct 30, 2013

    The 11th Annual Parade of Trees Auction and fundraiser planning is underway with the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County partnering with the Family Resource Center, the Sidney High School Key Club and Business Professionals of America to plan this year’s event. To carry on the tradition, the auction will take place the day after Thanksgiving; Friday, November 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Square Mall. Once again donors are being sought to decorate and donate any Christmas item such as trees, wreaths, garlands, center pieces, table r...

  • Richland Ranger Youth Hockey Invites Kids To The Ranger Arena To Participate In Try Hockey For Free Day On Nov. 2nd

    Mike Fink|Oct 30, 2013

    Richland Ranger Youth Hockey invites boys and girls of all ages to the Ranger Arena on Saturday, November 2nd at 1:00 pm for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month. This program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint‐effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, and NHL member clubs. With Total Hockey and L...

  • Kenneth Hardrick, 61, Sidney, MT

    Oct 30, 2013

    Kenneth Earl Hardrick, 61, of Sidney, MT died Saturday morning, October 26, 2013, at the Sidney Health Center. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Grace Irigoin, 89, Sidney, MT

    Oct 30, 2013

    Mass of the Christian Burial for Grace Irigoin, 89, of Sidney, MT took place at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 ,at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Jim O’Neal and Father Ned Shinnick as presiders. Rosary/Wake service was at 6 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel. Interment was in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MTunder the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Grace died on Sunday evening, Oct...

  • Mark Wayne Valnes, 51, Sidney, MT

    Oct 30, 2013

    Funeral services for Mark Wayne Valnes, 51, of Sidney, MT were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Shepherd of the Valley Church in Sidney, MT, with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Interment Was in the Sidney Cemetery under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Mark died on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, MT....

  • Peggy Jean Swenson, 75, Sidney, MT

    Oct 30, 2013

    Interment of cremains for Peggy Jean Swenson, 75, of Sidney, MT took place at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Richland Memorial Park. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

  • Mira Rosalie "Teddy" Stevenson, 96, Sidney, MT

    Oct 30, 2013

    Graveside service for Mira “Teddy” Stevenson, 96, Sidney, MT, was at 1 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013 at Richland Memorial Park. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at Teddy died on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Sidney Health Center Extended Care....

  • Fall Bazaar Nov. 9

    Oct 30, 2013

    Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday, November 9 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Tasty hot soup, sandwiches, luscious pie, and beverages will be available to purchase. Get a head start on holiday baking with fresh baked goods and find the perfect gift from all the gift baskets available. Shepherd of the Valley is located at 211 East Holly in Sidney. Make plans to come and spend the day, or just have lunch with friends....

  • United Methodist Free Store Open Nov. 2

    Oct 30, 2013

    The United Methodist Free Store will be open for shopping on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The Free Store offers gently used clothing in all sizes, and there is never any charge for any item. The Free Store is located at Lonsdale United Methodist Church, 205 3rd Avenue SE in Sidney, Montana. For donation drop-offs, please call the church office at 406-433- 3110. The Free Store is in need of cloth shopping bags (the recyclable kind from the grocery stores)....

  • Sidney Middle School Principal Receives Statewide Recognition

    Lance Melton|Oct 30, 2013

    The Montana School Boards Association (MTSBA) recognized Sidney Middle School Principal, Kelly Johnson, with the prestigious MTSBA School and Community Service Award at the Montana Conference of Education Leadership (MCEL) held last week in Billings. "Nominees for the School and Community Service Award are made from the local district and community," said Dianne Burke, MTSBA President from Frenchtown, who announced Johnson's award. "The Directors of the Montana School Boards Association respect...

  • Beware of Fake School Fundraiser

    Oct 30, 2013

    There is a company calling Sidney businesses about sponsoring a towel fundraiser. The Activities Department at Sidney Public Schools has not authorized or given permission for this company to solicit funds in the name of Sidney High School. Please do not enter into any agreement with any company identifying themselves as soliciting in the name of Sidney Public Schools. Anyone needing more information please do not hesitate to contact the Activities Office at 433-2330....

  • All Saints and All Souls Day

    Oct 30, 2013

    In preparation for All Saints and All Souls Day, the St. Matthew's elementary religious ed classes enjoyed carving pumpkins and learning about the history of All Saints and Souls which is celebrated Nov.1 and 2. Pictured are Kassadie Olson, Samantha and Santos Riggs. The pumpkins were carved by Fr. Jim O'Neil who is a Bronco Fan!...

  • Montana FSA Reminds Montana Honey Producers of Dec. 3rd NAP Deadline for 2013 Honey Crop; All 2013 Acreage Reporting Deadlines

    Jennifer Cole|Oct 30, 2013

    Bruce Nelson, state executive director for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Montana, urges Montana honey producers who want to purchase 2013 coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 3, 2012. NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters. Honey is the only 2013 Montana NAP crop with a Dec. 3, 2012 sales closing date. All other NAP crops (except...

  • Richey Wreath Fundraiser

    Jodi Williams|Oct 30, 2013

    The Richey High School Junior class will be selling wreaths from mid-October through the first part of November. The wreaths will arrive in time for your Christmas decorating. Don’t know what to get someone for Christmas, you can buy a wreath and have it sent directly to them. The wreaths are “green”- the greenery is harvested from the forests of the Pacific Northwest, no trees are cut down, the plant material can be composted and the metal wreath rings can be recycled. The different products available are: 12” candle wreath, 20” wreath, 2...

  • Sidney Cross Country State Meet Results

    Oct 30, 2013

    The state cross country meet was held in Missoula on Saturday, October 26. The Sidney cross country team ran, but did not have a full team. Skyler Tibbits, Zach Smmerfeld and Christian Anglesey ran for the boys and Tess Ler, Tessa Hill and Ashley Ray ran for the girls. Individual scores are as follows: Christian Anglesey – 17:56.46 Zach Sommerfeld – 18:03.12 Skyler Tibbits – 21:00.66 Tess Ler – 21:11.82 Tessa Hill – 23:54.85 Ashley Ray – 28.17.10...

  • Storytelling in the Oil Patch

    Brenna Gerhardt|Oct 30, 2013

    ota believes it’s just as important to harvest the stories coming out of western North Dakota as it is to capture the natural resources there. To achieve their goal, the North Dakota Humanities Council (NDHC) will send two professional writers with North Dakota roots to communities directly affected by the recent oil boom to host writing workshops exploring the ways oil is transforming the landscape and culture. According to NDHC director Brenna Gerhardt, “Nothing is more important to a culture than its stories. They are the vehicles for tra...

  • Sidney Volleyball Action

    Oct 30, 2013

    Erin Harris kills the ball helping the Eagles to a 24-26, 25-19,25-20,25-17 victory over the Glendive Red Devils. The Eagles also defeated Plentywood in Thursday's action. (Photo by Kathy Johnson)...

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