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  • Richland County Commissioners Discuss Temporary Addition To Attorney Staff

    Bill Vander Weele|May 22, 2024

    Richland County commissioners approved advertising for a temporary employee to assist in the county attorney’s office during a meeting held May 13. Richland County Attorney Charity McLarty said that position would be beneficial especially with one staff member anticipated to miss time because of a surgery. The temporary legal assistant can be hired for only up to one year. Duties will include preparing jury instructions and helping cover the office. Both commissioners Loren Young and Duane M...

  • Wiltzen, Tharp Honored As Friends Of Health

    Bill Vander Weele|May 22, 2024

    The Richland County Health Department honored Rev. Dr. Tim Tharp and Wendy Wiltzen, APRN, FNP-C, with Friends of Public Health awards on May 13. "They are two phenomenal individuals who give of their time and expertise for Richland County's health," health department administrator Brittney Petersen said at the presentation. The Friend of Public Health Award is given by the Health Department to individuals or organizations in recognition of outstanding support of public health efforts in the comm...

  • David R. McMillen, 89 Sidney, MT

    May 22, 2024

    Funeral services for David R. McMillen, 89, were Friday, May 10, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, with Pastor Barb Haugerud officiating. Military honors were presented by representatives of the U.S. Army Funeral Guard and VFW Post 4099 Sidney. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. David was laid to rest in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney. Visitation was Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney....

  • Lambert Graduates 11 Students

    Bill Vander Weele|May 22, 2024

    Lambert High School honored 11 graduates during its commencement ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Graduates included Gracelyn Gonsioroski, Lillian Herbst, Jerome Hughes, Austin Lien, Landin Ligon, Brie Mullin, Corbin Mullin, Halley Mullin, Lauren Prevost, Sage Spinner and ShaeLyn Williams. In her valedictorian address, Gonsioroski's advice was to always be kind, that's life's too short to be negative and the importance of having a good relationship with Jesus Christ. Co-salutatorians were...

  • County Obtains Mobile Command Unit

    Bill Vander Weele|May 15, 2024

    Richland County is now in possession of a Mobile Command Unit, EM-3, that could be worth its weight in gold if a high priority or time extended emergency occurs in the area. "It's something that we have talked about for a long time," Brandon Roth, Richland County's emergency management director, said. "Having this in our own toolbox will benefit the residents of Richland County. It's awesome." A grant from the Department of Homeland Security is paying about 90 % of the purchase. DES...

  • Torch Run Attracts Good Participation

    Bill Vander Weele|May 15, 2024

    Area law enforcement along with athletes from Richland Opportunities Inc., were enthused to participate in the Richland County leg of the Special Olympics' Torch Run on Wednesday, May 8. Sidney police officer Brett Norby reports that representatives from the Fairview Police Department, Richland County Sheriff's Office and Sidney Police Department all took part in the annual event. Norby has served as the leg leader since 2020. He explained that the program helps fund a Special Olympics' team in...

  • Police Finds Body Believed To Be Breeanna Ward

    May 15, 2024

    The search for former Richland County resident Breeanna Ward apparently came to a sad and tragic end on Sunday. The Williston Police Department reports that approximately at 1:44 p.m. on Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 400 Block of 11th Ave W. for a report of an unresponsive person who was believed to be deceased. Upon arrival, officers confirmed the presence of a deceased individual matching the description of Ward, who was reported missing on Feb. 28, 2024. Positive identification has yet to be made. The investigation into the...

  • Sharbonos Honored For Service To Fairview Food Bank

    Dianne Swanson|May 15, 2024

    Rick and LuAnn Sharbono were honored at Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 5, for their 35 years volunteering for the Fairview Food Bank. Rick started volunteering in 1989 as a Zion council member, and brought LuAnn and their two children Danny and Marci along for the ride. They have cheerfully served thousands of needy people over the years but the time has come for their retirement from the job. The Fairview Food Bank is now in the capable hands of Jodi McPherson, Zion Lutheran Church...

  • State Clerk Candidate Comes To Richland County

    Bill Vander Weele|May 15, 2024

    Candidate Erin Farris-Olsen wants to take politics out of the Clerk of Montana Supreme Court office. Farris-Olsen, one of two Democrats running for the position currently held by Republican Bowen Greenwood, spent time in Sidney last week to attend the state clerk of district courts convention. She said she is proud of the Democrat party's values of fairness and equality, but she feels the office should leave their politics at the door. "The clerk should serve all people and not be...

  • Sawyer Soars To 1,000 Books

    May 15, 2024

    Sawyer Hermanson is already a bookworm, reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! She is a regular at Storytime and loves picking out books with her sister Avery, mom, and grandma each week. Sawyer's favorite books include "Bruce the Bear," "Pete the Cat," and "Disney Princesses." She enjoys playing with her baby dolls and magna tiles before listening to 4-6 books at bedtime. When she grows up, Sawyer wants to be a graduation girl and Elsa. Sawyer, age 2.5, is the daughter of Wyatt and Caycee...

  • Container Gardening Workshop Set For May 16

    May 15, 2024

    The MSU Richland County Extension Office will be hosting a container gardening workshop on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Extension Office meeting room located at 1499 N Central Ave, Sidney. This workshop will be led by MSU Roosevelt County Extension agent Wendy Becker. Come and learn how to make a container garden and take one home! Please call the MSU Richland County Extension Office to sign up by May 15, 406-433-1206....

  • Sidney Hosts Area Games For Special Olympics

    May 15, 2024

  • ROI Foundation Awards Scholarships

    May 15, 2024

    The ROI Foundation has awarded two scholarships to Avery Iversen and 2024 Fairview High School graduate Emily Johnson. Iversen is currently attending Minot State University and participate in the ASTEP program. Johnson will atten Williston State College in the fall and participate in the nursing program. In 1992, the seeds for a foundation were planted, and in 1993 the ROI Foundation, Inc. grew into a reality, with a separate board of directors, which is currently headed by Colby Braun. The...

  • Legal Clinics Give Peace Of Mind

    May 15, 2024

    As we age, being prepared for all the things that can happen becomes more important than ever. For some, getting all of your affairs in order can be a daunting task. You know it should be done but often don’t know where to start or are concerned about the costs associated with it. Luckily, the Montana Legal Services Developer Program can help make it easier. The program provides elder law training and resources for older Montanans, their family members and social outreach workers. It also develops pro bono and local legal services referrals, t...

  • Health Department Bike Rodeo

    May 15, 2024

  • Be On Lookout For Grasshoppers

    Marley Voll|May 15, 2024

    With the relatively warm spring that we have had, it is important to start scouting for grasshoppers hatching. Typically, scouting begins around Memorial Day, but it may be a good idea to be on the lookout even earlier this year. USDA-APHIS has predicted Richland County and the surrounding area will again be experiencing high grasshopper populations this year. Review of the Life Cycle Grasshoppers deposit eggs in the soil in the fall. These eggs overwinter there and begin to hatch from May through July. Grasshoppers develop through 5 nymphal...

  • Rau School Board Meeting Monday, May 20

    May 15, 2024

    BOARD MEETING: Monday – May 20, 2024 – 5:00 PM – Rau School Library I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Swear in New Trustee & Reorganization of Board IV. Consent Agenda a. Disposition of Minutes b. Claims & Payroll Warrants c. Staff Leave d. Voided Checks e. Stockman Bank of MT – Bank Statement V. Guest (s) a. Brian & Nikole LeFors – Busing Contract VI. Personnel a. New Hire i. Summer Maintenance b. Terminations VII. Correspondence VIII. Public Comment IX. Supervising Teacher Report X. Richland County Superintendent of Schools R...

  • Arrest Made Regarding Break-ins

    May 8, 2024

    On April 29, the Sidney Police Department arrested William Thomas Garrad, 32, Sidney, in relation to the string of vehicle break-ins in Sidney over the last few months. Garrad was charged with two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, both felonies; one count of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor; one count of theft of property exceeding $5,000 or common scheme, a felony; and one count of burglary, a felony. Several additional charges are pending. Garrad is currently incarcerated in the Richland County...

  • Trap Club Looks To Improve

    Bill Vander Weele|May 8, 2024

    Representatives of the Sidney Trap Club visited with Richland County commissioners about methods to increase interest in the activity on April 29. Kaden Everett, president, Frank Saalfeld, vice president, and long-time member Bill Nankivel said about only 10 individuals show up when opening shooting takes place on Tuesdays starting at 6 p.m. and Sundays beginning at 3 p.m. The range is located across from Continental Resources at the “old, old, landfill.” Nankivel said the club featured abo...

  • Richland Federal Credit Union Looks Ahead During Meeting

    May 8, 2024

    Richland Federal Credit Union (RFCU) held its 84th annual business meeting Tuesday, April 16, at the St. Matthew’s Center, Sidney. Members heard reports from President Beth Redlin and staff members Korey Hagan (CEO), Sharon Roth (operations and accounting manager) and Corliss Nelson (vice president of lending). Among the topics highlighted was the $300,000 bonus dividend for 2023 distributed in March of this year. It was noted that as the only locally owned and governed financial institution, this money stays and is reinvested in our field of m...

  • Women's Wellness Center Offers Programs During Friday's Event

    Kali Godfrey|May 8, 2024

    The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Women's Wellness Collective (WWC) scheduled for Friday, May 10. WWC is presented by Seitz Insurance Agency, PCS Insulation, Claire Mayer Design and Sidney Health Center. WWC is a wellness-inspired event taking place at the historical Yellowstone Mercantile Company. WWC showcases the many MonDak businesses in the wellness industry and the vast array of services available to the community. While this event is catered to women – everyone is w...

  • Youth Bike Rodeo Set For Saturday

    May 8, 2024

    The Richland County Health Department Injury Prevention and DUI Task Force is sponsoring a Youth Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Event Center-west end, Richland County Fairgrounds. Children are invited to help tune up a bike, pick out a helmet and take both home.Bike donations for the event are being accepted now at the City Shop, 1101 3rd St. N.E., Sidney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

  • Tharp, Wiltzen To Receive Honors

    May 8, 2024

    Rev. Dr. Tim Tharp and Wendy Wiltzen, APRN, FNP-C, will be celebrated as the recipients of the 2024 Friend of Public Health Award at a public reception on May 13. The Friend of Public Health Award is given by the Health Department to individuals or groups in recognition of outstanding support of public health efforts in our community. Tharp was nominated by Jessica Gilbert, Behavioral Health/Crisis Coordinator at the Health Department in recognition of his strong advocacy of behavioral health initiatives in Richland County. Tharp has been...

  • Container Gardening Workshop Set For May 16

    May 8, 2024

    The MSU Richland County Extension Office will be hosting a container gardening workshop on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Extension Office meeting room located at 1499 N Central Ave, Sidney. This workshop will be led by MSU Roosevelt County Extension agent Wendy Becker. Come and learn how to make a container garden and take one home! Please call the MSU Richland County Extension Office to sign up by May 15, 406-433-1206....

  • Sidney's Quick Change Oil Under New Ownership Through Revolving Loan Fund

    May 8, 2024

    Richland Economic Development Corp (REDC) is pleased to announce that the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Committee has awarded its 20th loan for the purchase of a business in Sidney. Jamie Mayberry was approved for a loan to purchase the "Quick Change Oil" business. Mayberry completed an application in partnership with her lead lender, Veronica Melby, Stockman Bank, Sidney, and presented this project to the RLF committee for review. The funding request was to purchase the business, building and...

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