Articles from the December 28, 2022 edition

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  • Sidney Bodybuilder Competes at National Level

    Jaymi Mozeak|Dec 28, 2022

    While visiting her sister in Salt Lake City, UT, back in 2018, Erin Owens, Sidney, was talked into trying what would very soon become her passion. She started working out at home in 2014. She had just had her third child and wanted to lose the weight she had gained during the pregnancy. In 2015, she, her husband, Dennis, and three kids moved to Sidney. She got a job at Sidney Health Center and began working out at Healthworks in the hospital. By the time 2018 came around she was well past...

  • Burgum Appoints Chief Operating Officer, Former Border States CEO Tammy Miller To Serve As Lieutenant Governor Effective Jan. 3

    Dec 28, 2022

    Bismarck, ND - Gov. Doug Burgum has announced the appointment of Governor's Office Chief Operating Officer Tammy Miller, Border States former CEO, to succeed Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford as lieutenant governor of North Dakota. Miller begins her new role on Jan. 3. Miller has served as chief operating officer in the Governor's Office since April 2020, working with cabinet agencies to enhance citizen focus, drive innovation and improve the delivery of government services. She had previously served as...

  • Governor Gianforte Appeals Judge's APR Bison Grazing Decision

    Brooke Stroyke|Dec 28, 2022

    Helena, MT – Governor Greg Gianforte has announced his administration has filed its briefing in the appeal of a judge’s decision denying the state’s petition for stay after the Biden Administration approved the American Prairie Reserve’s request to graze bison on Bureau of Land Management land in northeast Montana. In briefing, entitled a Statement of Reasons (statement) and submitted to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals, the Gianforte administration again requested a stay of the decision pending appeal, highlight...

  • Amy Errecart, 66, Sidney, MT

    Dec 28, 2022

    Amy Errecart, 66, Sidney, MT passed away on Dec. 24, 2022 at Sidney Health Care Center, Sidney, MT, surrounded by family. Services are pending. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Condolences may be left on our funeral home website at

  • Otto Sovig, 89, Watford City, ND, formerly of Williston, ND

    Dec 28, 2022

    Otto Sovig, 89, Watford City, ND, formerly of Williston, ND passed away peacefully Dec. 14, 2022 with family by his side. Otto was born Feb. 13, 1933 on the family farm near Arnegard, ND, where he was raised. The youngest of ten children, he made his mark with his winsome mischievous smile and curious nature that captured everyone's heart. He attended school in Arnegard and openly admitted his emphasis was on playing basketball and baseball. He met the love of his life in his first-grade class...

  • Watford City Hosts Badlands Roundup 4-H Archery Match

    Marcia Hellandsaas|Dec 28, 2022

    Badlands Bulleyes 4-H Shooting Sports Club is proud to announce the Sixth Annual Badlands Roundup 4-H Archery Match will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the McKenzie County Sportsman’s Club southeast of Watford City. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and flights will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Beginner, Junior and Senior Barebow participants will shoot 30 arrows at 15 yards. Senior Freestyle shoot 60 arrows at 20 yards. Over 200 4-H’ers, ranging in age from 8 to 18 years, will participate in thi...

  • Start Your New Year Off Right With A First Day Hike

    Dec 28, 2022

    Helena - Kick off the New Year right with a First Day Hike at a state park near you. On Jan. 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host First Day Hikes at Flathead Lake State Park (Wayfarers, West Shore, and Lone Pine units), Travelers' Rest State Park, Missouri Headwaters State Park, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Spring Meadow Lake State Park, Pictograph Cave State Park and Makoshika State Park. Being immersed in nature has never been more important for your mental health and...

  • State Farm Ribbon Cutting, Dec. 20

    Dec 28, 2022

  • Sharbono Signs With Bobcats

    Dec 28, 2022

    Outstanding Fairview Warrior football player Hunter Sharbono signed with MSU Bozeman Wednesday, Dec. 21. The full ride scholarship will allow him to compete in the game he loves while pursuing a career in physical therapy....

  • Department Announces Montana Is A National Leader In Broadband Planning

    Montana Department of Administration|Dec 28, 2022

    Helena, MT - Following Governor Greg Gianforte’s $309 million investment to expand access to reliable broadband, Department of Administration (DOA) Director Misty Ann Giles announced Montana is helping lead the nation in planning for the next round of broadband investments. “Montana continues to make an impression on other states in how we are leading our broadband program and making investments to close the digital divide,” Director Giles said. “We look forward to continuing our work to bring affordable, reliable broadband to more Montana...

  • Popular Herbicides No Longer Control Kochia In Some Areas

    NDSU Agriculture Communication|Dec 28, 2022

    A North Dakota State University study showed that some kochia populations in western North Dakota likely have developed resistance to commonly used preplant burndown herbicides. For many years, no-till farmers have used Aim (carfentrazone) and Sharpen (saflufenacil) either just prior to planting or after planting to control emerged kochia and other annual weeds. "Kochia has been difficult to control during the prolonged drought of the past several years," says Brian Jenks, weed scientist at the...

  • County Helps Provide Updates To Sidney Circle Subdivision

    Jaymi Mozeak|Dec 28, 2022

    The fall of 2022 Sidney Circle Subdivision was finally given some long-needed improvements. The Sidney Subdivision was started in 1978. More people started moving in during the oil boom in 1979 and 1980. In the late 1980s they reached saturation. They put a municipal system in but by 2018 it was reaching capacity. According to Interstate Engineering's website,, "the original drain fields, wells, and adjunct water and sewer mains installed during the subdivisions' inception...

  • MT Bare Cave Celebrates 4th Anniversary In New Location

    Meagan Dotson|Dec 28, 2022

    It’s been a busy year for Marci Cundiff and her business MT Bare Cave, and there are no plans for slowing down. The business originally got its start in December 2018 selling giftware out of the Louis Charles Building. Over the course of the next three years, the business would outgrow its first home, and Cundiff knew that expansion was necessary if she planned on keeping the doors open. “We hit a wall,” Cundiff explains of their move to 113 E Main St., Sidney. “We only had enough space to carr...

  • Dad Always Said "Invest In The Community"

    Dec 28, 2022

    Serena Kringen, Sidney, remembers her dad’s (Randy) exact words, “Invest in the community”, which she has chosen to do by purchasing the Yellowstone building Sept. 8. “I’m very excited,” she smiles. Kringen grew up in the construction business by watching her dad and owning MonDak Doors. She has chosen to bring back the original brick walls and wood floors where she can and return it to its historic decor. She always had a special place in her heart shopping for clothing, shoes and watching the zip line (which is still in tact) go up and down...

  • Amunrud's Under New Ownership

    Jaymi Mozeak|Dec 28, 2022

    For over 50 years, Amunrud’s has been a family-owned and operated RV Sales business on Highway 16, south of Sidney. Now, it is a part of the Anderson family life. Tyler Amunrud retired in 2022 and instead of passing it on to his children, as his parents had done, Tyler sold the business. Luckily, the right person had been right in front of him for 28 years. Mike Anderson started working for Tyler in 1994 and it is all he has ever known. For Anderson, the opportunity arose and he took it. Amunrud’s was his Jan. 1, 2022. He said, “Sidney can’t...

  • 2022 Sidney Health Center Year In Review

    Dec 28, 2022

    Sidney, MT - The year of 2022 has proven to be a year of building as three construction projects gained momentum on the Sidney Health Center campus. ER Renovation: In March, the organization broke ground on a $4.8 million renovation to its emergency department (ED) with the expansion of a new ambulance garage. The entire project includes four phases with an anticipated completion in January 2024. To date, the project is nearly halfway done with Phase One complete and Phase Two nearing completion...

  • Elks Summer State Convention Held In Sidney

    Jaymi Mozeak|Dec 28, 2022

    Members Sidney Elks Lodge are proud to host the Montana State Elks Association’s Summer Convention July 14-16. There are 26 Elks lodges in Montana. Every year they bid on which ones will host the yearly Summer Convention and Mid-winter Meeting. This year, Sidney’s Elk Lodge won the honor for the Summer Convention. At the conventions, members from all across the state come together for business and educational opportunities. During this convention, annual budget, state business, updating the bylaws, and the various state projects will be add...

  • Action Auto Prepares For A New Display Lot And Additional Parking

    Meagan Dotson|Dec 28, 2022

    In late December 2021 Action Auto in Sidney, MT purchased the former Chad's Furniture building at the corner of East Main and 3rd Ave. NE, right across the street from their dealership and service center. Action Auto, your Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and Jeep dealership, plans to use this property as a new vehicle display lot along with some needed parking. "I really think this will enhance our display of new vehicles by having them on East Main Street," commented Action Auto's General Manager...

  • Mexican-Thai Street Food Opens

    Dec 28, 2022

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held a ribbon cutting for Mexican-Thai Street Food Restaurant on Sept. 9....

  • Rhode Society Opens

    Dec 28, 2022

    On Wednesday, Nov. 2 a Ribbon Cutting was held at the Rhode Society, a new saloon to Sidney located at 141 7th St. SW....

  • Martha's Place Opens

    Dec 28, 2022

    Felix Aguilar purchased the property now known as Martha’s Place at auction and felt he should to do something with it to benefit the elderly in the area. He teamed up with Martha Nugent, who had a dream to build a hospice called Martha’s Place for seven years, and her husband, Richard Garcia, owner of Thy Neighbor. Together with their board, they are bringing Martha’s Place into existence....

  • Temple Tattoo Gallery Relocates After A Decade Downtown

    Dec 28, 2022

    Temple Tattoo Gallery has found its new home at 204 2nd Ave. NE, Sidney....

  • AAU Football Champs

    Dec 28, 2022

    The Sidney 5/6th grade football players placed 1st in the AAU football tournament in Miles City. They went 3-1 beating Glendive, Miles City and Colstrip....

  • Sidney Tiger Sharks Back-To-Back State Champs!

    Marie Holler|Dec 28, 2022

    The Sharks did it again. They are back-to-back state champs and this coach couldn’t be more proud. We had a great showing on Saturday and the majority made it to finals on Sunday. The Eastern Federation teams definitely showed up in full force as the state champs were named. Sidney took first in the AA classifications with Lewistown and Scobey scooping up 2nd and 3rd. Chinook took first in the Class A division with Glendive rounding up the 2nd place. In the Class B division Fort Benton took home the 1st place trophy and in Class C Roundup t...

  • Sidney/Fairview Wrestlers Win 5 In A Row

    Dec 28, 2022

    The Sidney/Fairview wrestling team has capped off their 2021-22 season with a fifth consecutive state title at the Montana State Wrestling tournament last weekend. The Eagles scored an impressive 201.5 points with Havre in second with 147.5 points. Custer County (Miles City) took third with 142 points and Laurel placed fourth with 141.5 points. Top ranked Frenchtown finished fifth with 140 points. The Sidney/Fairview girls tied Ronan for tenth place. Both Keela Kary (120#) and Amaiya Kirn (126#) made it to the championship. Kary placed second...

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