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  • Richland County Spelling Bee Features 117 Students

    Apr 17, 2024

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  • Watford City Celebrates Prom

    Apr 17, 2024

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  • Richland County Fairgrounds 1st Annual Monster Trux Event

    Apr 10, 2024

    Tickets are on sale now for the 1st Annual Monster Trux Event at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney. This May 25, celebrate with entertainment from Monster Trux and Flashback Pro Wrestling, presented by Hurley's Oilfield Services. The 1st annual event will offer several options for attendees to enjoy the event from. The Monster Trux show will start at 2 p.m., running until roughly 4 p.m. There will be the option of general admission, reserved, and VIP tickets. General admission will be...

  • State Bar Association Of North Dakota Virtual High School Mock Trial

    Amber Severson|Apr 10, 2024

    On March 23, 2024, students from Alexander High School, Legacy High School, and Sheyenne High School participated in the State Bar Association of North Dakota's (SBAND) Virtual High School Mock Trial Competition. Judge volunteers as Presiding Judges were: Trent Barkus, Ryan Hestbeck and Nicholas Nelson. The attorney volunteer scoring judges of the competition were: William Behrmann, Carey Goetz, Haley Finch, Matthew Menge, Brooke Chilla, and Justin Balzer. The SBAND High School Mock Trial...

  • Junie B Jones: The Musical Set For April 19

    Apr 10, 2024

    The Long X Arts Foundation along with the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre is bringing America's favorite elementary school student, Junie B Jones, to the Watford City High School Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19. You know Junie B from the beloved children's book series, now see the story come to life in Junie B Jones: The Musical on onstage in this adaptation of three books in the popular book series of the same name. Clad with purple glasses and all, Junie B., along with...

  • Sidney VFW Post #4099 Fallen Project

    Apr 10, 2024

    The Sidney VFW Post #4099 currently is in its 3rd year of its ongoing project created to honor fallen veterans who served from WWI to the War on Terrorism. A “living document”, the PowerPoint Presentation has a slide dedicated to each service member who sacrificed their life for our country, and the goal is for every slide to have at least one photograph, and information on that veteran’s life. Their current list of names is being updated with several additional service members, and they are taking donations towards more research to conti...

  • Mid-Rivers Announces 2024 Expanded Scholarship Awards

    Apr 10, 2024

    Mid-Rivers Communications is pleased to announce the award of 76 scholarships to students from the Cooperative’s service area, an increase of 40 scholarships over the original 36 planned. Last fall, the Cooperative announced the availability of 30 Higher Education Scholarships of $2,000 each, and 6 Dawson Community College/Miles Community College Scholarships of $2,500 each. However, following a review of the applicants and funds available for scholarships, the Mid-Rivers Board of Trustees voted to expand the awards to include scholarships f...

  • Public Hearings Set On Proposed Changes To City Of Sidney Zoning Code, April 17 & May 6

    Apr 10, 2024

    The City of Sidney will hold public hearings on proposed zoning code changes at the Zoning Board meeting on April 17 at 8 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at the City Council meeting, both at City Hall. According to City Planner Forest Sanderson, the changes being proposed are a result of changes made in the 2023 legislature as well as requests from land developers. The changes primarily affect B2 Zoning which Sanderson said is too restrictive in its current form. It limits land developers and can cause issues with neighboring...

  • Sidney Health Center Hosts Healthcare Career Exploration Day

    Toni Zieske|Apr 10, 2024

    Twenty-one area high school students participated in a Healthcare Career Exploration Day at Sidney Health Center last week. This event is designed to provide participants with a firsthand experience of the diverse opportunities available in healthcare. It was a great day of learning and opportunity with department leaders across the organization sharing details of their professions and showcase the exciting advancements in medical technology. Students from Sidney, Savage, Fairview, Richey and...

  • Sidney Drive Thru Espresso, The Rush Named Finalist in Barclays' 'Small Business Big Wins' Promotion

    Apr 10, 2024

    Sidney, MT – The Rush, a Sidney based drive thru espresso, has been named a finalist in Barclays US Consumer Bank’s “Small Business Big Wins” promotion with $255,000 in prize money to be distributed among small business owners who submitted a brief essay describing how their business is adjusting to the current economy. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for The Rush Espresso to help them win the $60,000 grand prize. The Rush Espresso opened in 1998 in a small 10x10 building in Sidney. Since then, The Rush has grown into a larger...

  • Coughlin Appointed To Board Membership Of North Dakota Chapter Of NARO

    Apr 10, 2024

    WILLISTON, ND- American State Bank & Trust Co. (ASB), a leading local provider of mineral services, is proud to announce that Adam Coughlin, ASB's Trust Department Mineral Services Officer, has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Dakota chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO). NARO stands as the singular national organization dedicated to representing the interests of oil & gas royalty owners. Committed to the empowerment of mineral and royalty...

  • Mike Newton Wants Your Vote In June

    Apr 10, 2024

    Mike Newton, a Glendive Republican, is running to fill the vacancy that will be left when Steve Hinebauch's terms is out. After redistricting, SD17 covers Richland County south of Highway 200, Dawson County, Wibaux County, Fallon County, Carter County, Powder River County, Prairie County, McCone County and a portion of Custer County. Newton said it takes in 15% of the counties in Montana. The area is huge but the population of the district is approximately 30,000. Newton grew up farming and...

  • Seitz Recognized As Extended Care Resident Of The Year

    Apr 10, 2024

    Sidney, MT – Sidney Health Center Extended Care recently named Margaret Seitz the 2023 Resident of the Year. Margaret was honored at a celebration on April 2 in the dining room at Extended Care. Family, friends, residents and staff gathered to celebrate the occasion with a brief program including a cake in her honor and refreshments. Margaret has been an integral part of the Extended Care community since June 2022, bringing with her a spirit of kindness, thoughtfulness, and unwavering s...

  • 2024 Youth Art Show at the MonDak Heritage Center

    Nikki Bailey-Will|Apr 10, 2024

    The 2024 Youth Art Show is currently on display at the MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney, and runs through April 27. The artwork features pieces from 7th–12th grade students from area schools in a variety of mediums that includes paintings, drawings, mixed media and more. The artwork has been evaluated by our expert judges and awards have been given in each age category for first through third place and honorable mentions. However, we still need your help! As you marvel at the artistic talents of t...

  • Badlands SAR Honors Man's Heroism

    Apr 10, 2024

    Charline Sleeper, MMIP Billings LLC, represented both her organization and Badlands SAR in Wolf Point as the family was presented with the award to posthumously honor Stonehail Moccasin and his acts to help others on the night of Aug. 26, 2023 in the Missouri River. For his actions that culminated in his death, two women are alive today and we saw it as only right to recognize him for saving lives while ultimately giving his. Stonehail's elder brother, Samuel Moccasin, was presented with the...

  • Feeding The Hungry

    Apr 10, 2024

    Reynolds Market, Sidney, and its customers raised an impressive $6,000 through the Feeding the Hungry donation drive held Jan. 17-31! The funds raised through this drive were divided equally among three organizations in Richland County. Members accepting a donation of $2,000 each are, (L to R): Leann Pelvit, Candy Markwald and Jared Troudt, Richland County Food Bank; Madison Miller, Boys & Girls Clubs of the MonDak Richland Unit; and Heather Nevins and Rita Jacobson, Richland County Chronic...

  • Long X Visitor & Art Center Prairie Rose Quilt Guild Show Now-May 3

    Apr 10, 2024

    The Prairie Rose Quilters Guild along with the Long X Arts Foundation are hosting the Prairie Rose Quilt Guild show at the Long X Visitor and Art Center, Watford City, from now until May 3. Guests are welcome to come Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to browse the collection of 58 quilts made by local, McKenzie County area quilters that are on display in the lower, mid and upper level of the Long X Visitor Center. “It’s a great way to celebrate National Quilting Month,” said Jessica Newman, Long X Art Education, Outreach and Exhibit coord...

  • Supreme Court Rules For New Trial In Severson Case

    Bill Vander Weele|Apr 10, 2024

    The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that Kyle Lee Severson should be granted a new trial. Severson of Sidney was convicted of mitigated deliberate homicide in the 2019 shooting of Tyler Hayden and sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Montana Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, April 9, that, "the cumulative effect of the errors of this case leaves us convinced that Severson is entitled to a new trial. Accordingly, we reverse Severson's conviction and remand to the District Court for further...

  • Long X Visitor & Art Center Prairie Rose Quilt Guild Show Now-May 3

    Apr 3, 2024

    The Prairie Rose Quilters Guild along with the Long X Arts Foundation are hosting the Prairie Rose Quilt Guild show at the Long X Visitor and Art Center, Watford City, from now until May 3. Guests are welcome to come Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to browse the collection of 58 quilts made by local, McKenzie County area quilters that are on display in the lower, mid and upper level of the Long X Visitor Center. "It's a great way to celebrate National Quilting Month," said Jessica Newman,...

  • Public Hearings Set On Proposed Changes To City Of Sidney Zoning Code, April 17 & May 6

    Apr 3, 2024

    The City of Sidney will hold public hearings on proposed zoning code changes at the Zoning Board meeting on April 17 at 8 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at the City Council meeting, both at City Hall. According to City Planner Forest Sanderson, the changes being proposed are a result of changes made in the 2023 legislature as well as requests from land developers. The changes primarily affect B2 Zoning which Sanderson said is too restrictive in its current form. It limits land developers and can cause issues with neighboring...

  • McKenzie County Zoning Ordinance Open House

    Apr 3, 2024

    The McKenzie County Planning and Zoning Board held an Open House Thursday, Mach 21 for rural and Watford City residents to update the McKenzie County Zoning Ordinance. Shown is the staff of the planning and zoning department; (L to R): John Irwin, Scott Harmstead, project manager; Sandee Kimpel, director; Brooke Simons, and Raul Sanchez. Not pictured is Cindy Jensen and Jake Walters, City Hall, who will be working with the staff...

  • U.S. House Candidate Steve Held Visits Sidney

    Apr 3, 2024

    U.S. House of Representatives in Montana's 2nd Congressional District Democrat candidate Steve Held had a meet and greet at The Gathering Room in Sidney on March 25. Held is a fourth-generation Montana rancher and businessman from Broadus. Before returning to Broadus in 2005, Held served on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild Union in Hollywood. Held's daughter, Rikki, is currently serving in The Peace Corps in Kenya and was one of the youth plaintiffs demanding our...

  • 4 Vehicle Crash On Hwy. 85 Tuesday

    Apr 3, 2024

    A 2023 Ford F-150 driven by Kylee Reviere, Watford City, ND, was traveling northbound on Highway 85 near mile marker 158 at 7:51 a.m. CDT. Reviere lost control of the vehicle, crossed over center, and into the southbound lane. A 2023 Ford F-150 driven by Clinton Wilson, Marshall, TX; a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Fernando Ponce, Fairview, MT, and a 2022 Ford F-250 driven by Juan Alonso Carillo, Watford City, ND, were traveling southbound on Highway 85. Wilson’s F-150 collided with Reviere’s F-150. Ponce’s Chevrolet Silverado and Caril...

  • McKenzie Co. 3-Vehicle Property Crash March 26

    Apr 3, 2024

    A three-vehicle property crash occurred approximately 8 miles east of Watford City on Highway 23 near mile marker 12 on March 26 at approximately 8 a.m. A 2019 Ford F-250 driven by Todd Kemper, Highlands, TX, was driving east on Highway 23 when the F-250 broke down leaving the enclosed trailer it was pulling just into the lane of travel. A 2024 Ram 2500 driven by Patrick Bartley, Huffman, TX, stopped to assist Kemper. Both the 2019 Ford F-250 and 2024 Ram 2500 had their hazard lights activated. Kemper, his passenger, Dakota Griffin, Pasadena,...

  • McKenzie Co. Fatal Crash March 18

    Apr 3, 2024

    A 2020 Ram 1500, driven by Darek Pederson, 47, Blaine, MN, was westbound on Highway 23 Monday, March 18, approximately 7 miles west of New Town, ND. The vehicle crossed over the centerline into the eastbound lanes and struck a Peterbilt truck driven by John Youngblood, 53, Ross, ND, The Ram 1500 came to rest in the center of the highway facing south while the Peterbilt came to rest in the south ditch of the eastbound lanes. The driver of the Ram 1500 was flown to Trinity Hospital and succumbed to his injuries on March 19. Both drivers were...

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