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  • Dollar General Coming To Sidney

    Dianne Swanson|Jul 17, 2024

    Construction on Holly at 9th St. SW will soon bring a Dollar General store to Sidney. According to City Building Inspector/Fire Marshall Kale Rasmussen, the 12,480 sq. ft. building should go up quickly. The company has their own builders, based out of Alabama, that provide a 90- to 120-day normal turn-around time. The foundation is poured, dirt work is being done and sidewalks are being added along Holly, which Rasmussen said is an awesome addition to the street. "It really helps with foot...

  • Bakken Rocks Cookfest Coming To Tioga

    Jul 17, 2024

    TIOGA, ND – The 16th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFest is bringing its festivities to Tioga on July 18. Held each summer in the oil patch, the Bakken Rocks CookFest offers residents the opportunity to get out and learn more about the oil and gas industry, meet some of its players, attend an information session where they can listen to and visit with the experts of the industry, and best of all, eat some of the best BBQ available in western North Dakota. The CookFest has been a hallmark event of the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation since 2009. S...

  • GNDC Celebrates Awarded $530,000 Grant From Montana Department of Commerce

    Jul 17, 2024

    Wolf Point, MT – The Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $530,000 grant from the Montana Department of Commerce under the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund Grant Program. This grant will provide crucial support for businesses in the GNDC region, enabling opportunities for operational enhancements, updates, and startup ventures. Executive Director Tori Matejovsky expressed her appreciation, stating, “We are honored to receive this grant, which will significantly contribute to our mis...

  • Midland Empire Moose Legion 38

    Jul 17, 2024

    Midland Empire Moose Legion 38 is composed of Moose Legionnaires from six Moose Lodges, that are in Billings, Colstrip, Glendive, Harlowton, Lewistown and Sidney. The Moose Legion and Women of the Moose Chapter are the Higher Degrees of The Moose. The Moose has three primary missions. They are Mooseheart Child City & School, Moosehaven City of Contentment, and making our communities a better place to live. Moosehart Child City & School is located 40 miles west of Chicago and they raise children in need from infancy through high school....

  • Sidney City Hall Undergoes Indoor Transformation

    Dianne Swanson|Jul 17, 2024

    It would be completely understandable if you haven't noticed any changes as you drive by City Hall on 2nd St. S.E., Sidney. The exterior remains the same other than new treatment covering the doors of the old fire hall. Step inside, and the change brought about by B&B Builders and mostly local sub-contractors in just a few months, is remarkable. Over $1.6 million in ARPA (federal American Rescue Plan Act) funds allowed the City of Sidney to expand City Hall and bring it into the 21st Century....

  • Tombre Receives Carolyn Grace Prigan-Neckels Scholarship

    Jul 17, 2024

    Cade Tombre, Savage, has been named valedictorian of the 2024 Savage High School senior class and the Carolyn Grace Prigan-Neckels Memorial Scholarship recipient. The scholarship was created to honor a Savage High School graduate who has exemplified an unwavering commitment in their pursuit of academic excellence. The scholarship was created in memory of Carolyn Prigan-Neckels, Savage High School class valedictorian of 1962, passionate about education and supporting young people. Tombre, the...

  • Sidney Girls To Participate In Miss Montana Volunteer Pageant In Glendive July 18-20

    Ric Holden|Jul 17, 2024

    Once again for the 4th year the Miss Montana Volunteer Program will take place at the Dawson County High School Auditorium on July 18-20 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rhett Rossol and MaKayla Sparks, Sidney, will be among the 9 Miss Montana Volunteer contestants hailing from across the state from Helena, Billings, Chinook, Laurel, Bozeman, Sidney, and Glendive. The Miss Montana Volunteer Program has been working hard to get the word out across this vast state about the great scholarship opportunities that they provide. Our reigning titleholder, Grace Peop...

  • Montana State University Awards Norby 2024 Presidential Scholarship

    MSU News Service|Jul 17, 2024

    BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s most prestigious scholarship has been awarded to 21 high school graduates from across the nation and world, including Ella Norby, Sidney. Norby, a graduate of Sidney High School and planning to pursue a degree in finance, has served as captain of her basketball, golf and drill teams. She is a nationally recognized dancer for Cutting Edge Dance Studio and spent her summers swimming for the Sidney Tiger Sharks. Alongside her athletics, she also was president of the Math Madness Club, Close Up and National Hon...

  • Watford City Homefest Features Art In The Park, Live Entertainment, Games & More July 12-13

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jul 10, 2024

    The Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce, McKenzie County Long X Arts Foundation and Watford City Parks and Recreation are keeping the Homefest tradition alive in Watford City July 12-13 as a way to welcome those returning for a visit and those who have made Watford City their new home. Homefest events kick off Friday with the much-anticipated theater performance of "Pinocchio" presented by area youth who participated and rehearsed with the Missoula Children's Theater traveling theater organiza...

  • Sidney Health Center Cancer Center Expansion

    Mackenzie Hill|Jul 10, 2024

    The Sidney Health Center Cancer Center recently conducted a tour of the new expansion of the cancer center. One that has roughly costed $7 million that started in 2022 but now has been completed with new treatment rooms, as well as some new technology to help patients with various conditions. With this new expansion they were able to add a Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber. A medical procedure that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to treat various conditions. Oxygen, when...

  • Fairview Non-profit Looking To Improve Sharbono Park Recreational Opportunities

    Dianne Swanson|Jul 10, 2024

    Sharbono Park, Fairview, is a beautiful, well-maintained park with room to provide more recreational activities not just for youth but for all ages. Bordertown Fest Inc. (BFI) has taken on the responsibility of overseeing improvements to the courts at the park including, but not limited to, resurfacing the basketball court and transforming the tennis court into a multi-sport surface for basketball, volleyball and pickle ball. Spearheaded by Jacqueline Free and Shawna Karst, the main goal of the group is to promote health and well-being in Richl...

  • Man Dies After Assault North of Fairview

    Jul 10, 2024

    The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that 68-year-old Valentine Ene, AZ, died several days after receiving injuries during an assault on June 1, 2024. Detective Brandon Kindred stated that the incident took place on private property on the North Dakota side of 32nd St. NW, Fairview. He said the second individual involved has been identified but no arrests have been made. The investigation is on-going....

  • Sidney Receives FEMA BRIC Grant For Storm Water Project

    Dianne Swanson|Jul 10, 2024

    The City of Sidney has received a $1,277,685 FEMA BRIC (Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities) grant to cover 75% of the cost for the Sidney Meadows Storm Drain Project. The City was also awarded their portion of the required match, $511,074, in State of Montana Resiliency dollars, covering the entire cost of the project other than engineering. According to their web site, the BRIC program aims to categorically shift the federal focus away from reactive disaster spending and toward research supported, proactive investment in community...

  • Svarre & Dayton Foundations Announce Scholarship Winners

    Jul 10, 2024

  • Infantry Encampment Planned July 13-14 At Ft. Buford State Historic Site

    Jul 10, 2024

    WILLISTON, ND – The public is invited to the Fort Buford Sixth Infantry Annual Encampment Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CT at Fort Buford State Historic Site near Williston. All ages are welcome to this free event, and children must be accompanied by an adult. “Step back in time with the sights, sounds, and stories of the past as reenactors bring the frontier era of the fort to vivid life,” said Ben Gjorven, Fort Buford Sixth Infantry Regimental Association president. “This encampment is a unique opportu...

  • Alex Is A Smart Cookie

    Shelby Reidle|Jul 10, 2024

    Alex Urlacher reached a major milestone by reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! He is an active participant in the Summer Reading Program and makes time to read each night before bed. Alex's favorite stories include "Fly Guy" and "Bad Seed Goes to the Library" as well as books about trains. He enjoys playing hockey and T-ball, going to parks, building Legos and train tracks, and swimming. When he grows up, Alex wants to work with his dad. Alex, age 5, is the son of Jake and Jackie Urlacher....

  • Sidney Health Center Receives $450,000 Grant From M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

    Melissa Boyer|Jul 10, 2024

    Sidney, MT – 7/1/24 – Sidney Health Center is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $450,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This substantial funding will enable Sidney Health Center to acquire a second, state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber, and additional infusion equipment, significantly expanding and enhancing its cutting-edge cancer treatment options and critical healthcare services. This investment is pivotal in advancing the overall well-being of our residents. A hyperbaric chamber is a pressurized space used for...

  • Lambert 4th of July

    Jul 10, 2024

  • Ken Babcock Featured On 2024 Old Timers' Festival Button

    Dianne Swanson|Jul 3, 2024

    To hundreds of Fairview alumni, he will always be "Mr." Babcock. To the community, he has been a staunch supporter of everything Fairview. He is being recognized for that dedication by the Fairview Old Timers' Reunion and Summer Festival committee by being chosen as this year's button honoree. Babcock was recruited to teach 5th grade by then Fairview Superintendent Joe Kojancek, while still doing his student teaching at Valley City College. "There was a huge shortage of teachers in 1963,"...

  • Suspect Arrested in High Speed Pursuit

    McKenzie County Sheriff Department|Jul 3, 2024

    7 year-old male arrested after high speed pursuit goes from McKenzie County to Billings County. On June 27, 2024 at approximately 9:11pm (CDT) a deputy with the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Highway 85 and Zoe Road in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The reasoning for the traffic stop was high speeds. The gray 2020 GMC Sierra continued southbound on Highway 85 at a high rate of speed, failing to stop, therefore a pursuit was initiated. With all the...

  • Great Northern Development Corp. Celebrates 30 Years of Economic Development & Community Transformation In NE Montana

    Jul 3, 2024

    Wolf Point – Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC) is proud to announce the celebration of its 30th anniversary. Since its inception, GNDC has been dedicated to fostering economic growth and revitalizing the local economy across the six counties it serves: Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Garfield, and McCone. Over the past three decades, GNDC has played a pivotal role in transforming the communities within Northeast Montana. Through a variety of initiatives and programs, GNDC has successfully supported small businesses, f...

  • Area 4th Of July Activities Promise Fun For Everyone

    Jul 3, 2024

    Lambert, MT The festivities in Lambert kick off at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 with a Fun Run/Walk for all ages (I or 2 miles) at the Sports Complex, followed by the Street Dance beginning at 8 p.m. with music by Midlife Crisis. The Lion’s Den, CQ Bar/Grill and vendors will be open. Thursday, July 4th gets off to an early start with the wake-up call at 5 a.m. and a Praise non-denominational church service at the Lambert Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Line up your entries at 10:30 a.m. at Nortana as the crowd enjoys the music of Troy Holzworth. A...

  • Missouri River Country Receives Regional Assistance Program Grant

    Jul 3, 2024

    Missouri River Country Tourism Corp. has been able to accomplish amazing things with very little money. Their task of promoting tourism in northeastern Montana was made a bit easier with the announcement on June 24 of a Regional Assistance Program Grant for up to $334,282 from the Montana Department of Commerce. According to the announcement, the grant is ‘to help regional non-profit tourism corporations and convention and visitors’ bureaus build additional capacity, coordinate with the Montana Department of Commerce Destination Montana Div...

  • Correction

    Jul 3, 2024

    In the story, Sidney Will Be “Bakken” With Fun At The Bakken Barrel Daze June 29-30, that ran in the June 19 edition of The Roundup on page 12A, it said that the photos were taken by Trista Mantelli when it should have said that the photos were taken by Kyla Hatch....

  • BlueCross BlueShield Of MT To Continue As State Plan's Medical Third-Party Administrator Vendor

    Jul 3, 2024

    HELENA, Mont. - The Department of Administration (DOA) has announced its intent to award the medical Third-Party Administrator (TPA) contract for the state’s health plan to the incumbent provider, BlueCross BlueShield of Montana (BCBSMT). In March 2024, the DOA released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit competitive bids to provide the state with TPA services for the state’s medical plan for employees and retirees. The RFP required a modernized approach with cost-saving measures while maintaining full services for employee and retiree pop...

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