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  • (Updated) High School seniors awarded $125,000 in Youth Serve Montana Scholarships

    Alyssa Mathieu|Mar 27, 2024

    (Updated 4-1-2024): An earlier press release contained incorrect information. The Roundup apologizes for any inconvenience caused. The corrected release is as follows: HELENA, MT- The Governor's Office of Community Service (ServeMontana), Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) are pleased announce 100 Montana high school seniors have been awarded Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. This scholarship is offered in two awards, $1,000 for 50-99 hours of service and $1,500 for 100+...

  • Fairview Bridge Booklet Details 110 Years Of History

    Jan 17, 2024

    Fans of the iconic Fairview Lift Bridge, or history in general, will delight in the new “Fairview Lift Bridge, 110 Years of History” which is now available for just $15 at Merchants Bank, 216 S. Ellery and Page Turners, 214 S. Central, Fairview; Books on Broadway, 121/2 W. Broadway, Williston, and The Roundup, 111 W. Main, Sidney. Dozens of great photos, which were submitted by many different people, showcase the varying stages of the Fairview Lift Bridge. From stories of the actual construction of the bridge and tunnel, to tales of riding the...

  • Town Of Fairview Sees Progress In 2023

    Dianne Swanson|Jan 17, 2024

    Fairview Mayor Brian Bieber, who is in his second year of his second four-year term, is pleased with the progress the town has made over the past year, but there is always more to accomplish. Along with City Council members Patricia Rose, Gerald Baxter, Mike Shannon, Kevin Dahl, Betty Cherrey, and Brian Renville as well as town clerk, Faye Carlson and office assistant Mary Norgard, Bieber has seen many positive developments. Phase II of the water main replacement project was completed in 2023,...

  • Town of Fairview Launches New Website

    Dianne Swanson|Jan 17, 2024

    The town of Fairview has launched a new website, fairviewmt.com, to make it easy for residents and out of towners to access important information related to town government and the resources available in Fairview. Designed by Municipal Impact, and featuring photos by Jeremy Kreiger, fairviewmt.com is an attractive, easy to use site. Town Clerk Faye Carlson is excited about this user friendly, valuable tool. She explained that it's still under construction but is operational now except for the...

  • Fairview Warriors 2023 8-Player State Champions

    Jan 17, 2024

    The Fairview Warriors are the 2023 Class C 8-Player State Champions. The championship game was played at Belt on a beautiful Saturday afternoon pitting the top two teams against each other. Fairview struck first on a one-yard run by Jeff Tjelde. The Warrior defense was tough in the first quarter causing two Belt turnovers, a fumble forced by Gavin Serafini and recovered by Tjelde and a Tjelde interception in the end zone. The Belt offense got rolling in the second quarter, scoring twice to take a 14-7 lead with only 49 seconds left before...

  • Waterhole #3 Has New Owner

    Dianne Swanson|Jan 17, 2024

    Judd Burman fulfilled his childhood dream of owning a bar when he purchased the Waterhole #3 and Oasis Casino in Fairview on April 20, 2023. “I’ve always wanted to own a bar, ever since I was a little kid,” Burman said. “I didn’t want to be a lawyer or a doctor, I just wanted to own a bar.” The Fairview native is very proud of the bar he purchased and encourages everyone to stop in. “It’s a beautiful bar. Anyone who hasn’t been in for a while really needs to come and see it.” Although Burman is now a full-time bar owner, he still relies on his...

  • Reinke Recognizes Mon-Kota With Dealer Award

    Jan 17, 2024

    Deshler, NE - Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and precision irrigation technology, has recognized Mon-Kota in Fairview with a Reinke Diamond Pride award for their performance in the last year. “Reinke is honored to work with Mon-Kota to help them serve the growers in their areas,” said Chris Roth, Reinke president. “We’re proud to award their efforts and we appreciate their dedication as we continue to develop and implement precision irrigation equipment and technology to help growers increase yields and profita...

  • Sunshine Latte Ribbon Cutting

    Jan 17, 2024

    The Fairview Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at Sunshine Latte, Fairview, Tuesday, May 9....

  • RTC Networks Holds Informational Meeting in Fairview

    Jan 17, 2024

    RTC Networks held an informational meeting for Fairview residents on March 27 at the Fairview Senior Center. The company is expanding to provide unserved and underserved communities. RTC will break ground on a new data center by the Powder Keg this spring. They anticipate all lines will be installed and testing to be completed by the end of 2023. The entire town of Fairview will now have the choice to switch to RTC because the new service area surrounds the entire city. RTC Networks provides services such as phone, hybrid cable TV, broadband...

  • Watford City Municipal Airport Recognized As ND General Aviation Airport Of The Year

    Meagan Dotson|Jan 17, 2024

    Watford City Municipal Airport was recognized as the 2022 General Aviation Airport of the Year by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the North Dakota Aviation Association. The airport attained this award for building a new runway and parallel taxiway, installing new runway lighting and instrument approach procedures. These projects were started in 2020 and completed in 2021. The airport closed for six months in order to tear out the existing runway and install a new...

  • McKenzie Co. Expo Center Hosts Wide Range Of Events Throughout 2023

    Katelyn Sponheim|Jan 17, 2024

    Since its grand opening during the McKenzie County Fair in Watford City, the new McKenzie County Ag Expo Center has hosted a wide range of events, from the NDRA Finals in September to Western Wonderland in December. The facility boasts a 53,000 square foot livestock indoor arena, three exhibit halls between 4000 and 7000 square feet, an outdoor arena with grandstands, parking lot with RV spots, kitchen, bar, and concessions. Director Chris Kubal, along with assistant director Kylee Roff, and...

  • Veteran's Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting

    Jan 17, 2024

    George Hayden, the oldest living McKenzie County Veteran of WWII, had the honors of cutting the ribbon during the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Watford City, over the Homefest weekend....

  • McKenzie County's 2023 Economic Projects Mean A Promising Start To 2024

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jan 17, 2024

    7 was a potentially profitable year for McKenzie County, North Dakota. Several things happened that might serve to benefit the county’s economy over the following years. February KUMV The North Dakota Department of Transportation has approved a contract to begin construction work to expand Highway 85. They started work to create a four-lane highway between Watford City and the Long X Bridge in March according to a Roundup article and, “The expansion of the highway will safely accommodate more industrial, agricultural, and passenger tra...

  • Hayes 2-Time State Champion

    Jan 17, 2024

    Watford City’s Nivon Hayes captured his second consecutive North Dakota Class A wrestling state title in Fargo at 285 lbs. Also placing for Watford City were Ethan Dennis, 145 lbs - 2nd; Brier Arnegard, 138 lbs - 5th, and San Inman, 285 lbs - 8th....

  • Good Shepherd Home Groundbreaking

    Jan 17, 2024

    Groundbreaking for the $1.3 million expansion and upgrade to the Good Shepherd Home Chapel, Courtyard, and Greenhouse in Watford City was held in October of 2023. There were 191 donors toward the project total which is expected to reach completion in June 2024....

  • "End Of The Rope" Red Carpet Premier

    Jan 17, 2024

    The Red Carpet Premiere of the North Dakota western thriller, “End Of The Rope” in Watford City was a big hit. All four premiere showings were sold out. Those attending the premiere showings also were treated to a question-and-answer session with the cast and crew, “End of the Rope” merchandise and a behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the North Dakota film....

  • McKenzie Co. Heritage Park & Oil Museum Welcomes New Director

    Jan 17, 2024

    Ferin Moore is the McKenzie County Heritage Park & North Dakota Oil Museum’s new director....

  • Watford City Finally Gets A Lumberyard

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jan 17, 2024

    In late August/early September the owners of Elite Cabinets and Building Supply in Killdeer were able to fulfill a longtime request of their loyal customers. They opened Elite Cabinets and Building Supply in Watford City. Josh and Becki Andersen had been supplying the people of Killdeer and the surrounding region with high quality building materials since 2018. They also do construction and were often frustrated with the fact that there was no lumberyard in Watford City and the Andersens were...

  • ND Sen Patten Recognized By North Dakota Petroleum Council

    Jan 17, 2024

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council recognized ND Senator Dale Patten Watford City for his service to the state and it’s oil and gas industry at their annual meeting on Sept. 20, in Watford City. Patten was awarded NDPC’s Outstanding Public Service Award for his career going above and beyond the “normal call of duty to make our state a better place to live and work”. The award is designated to shine a spotlight on and thank elected officials, legislators, and public servants for “excellence in public service and their efforts to improve t...

  • Watford City Oilers 12 & Under Girls Win ND State Championship

    Jaymi Mozeak|Jan 17, 2024

    The Watford City Oiler’s Girls 12 & Under team won the North Dakota state hockey tournament March 9-11 in Devils Lake. The 13 Watford City girls that make up the team have been playing hockey at their best since Nov. 11, 2022. Months of travel, playing on the weekends, and after school from the Rough Rider Center to rinks as far as Devils Lake came to a culmination in February. They did not have to win any certain number of games as every team in the league qualifies for the state championships. They did, however, go on an 11-game winning s...

  • Winter Named North Dakota Stockmen's Association Top Hand

    Jan 17, 2024

    The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) awarded McKenzie County cattleman Keith Winter, a 49-year NDSA member, with the organization’s most prestigious award, the Top Hand Award, at the banquet during its annual convention in Watford City. The Top Hand Award recognizes Winter’s unselfish concern for the land, the country and the cattle industry. Winter joined the exclusive class of 26 ranchers who have received this elite award over the NDSA’s 94-year history when he accepted his bronze statue. The lifelong rancher and longtime grazing...

  • Sidney Chamber Holiday Gala Happened Nov. 25

    Jaymi Mozeak|Dec 27, 2023

    With the holidays getting closer, the Sidney Chamber of Commerce decided to hold a Holiday Gala Saturday, Nov. 25, in an effort to up the festivities around town for the holidays. Dueling Pianos, Denver, CO, played on the street-level floor of the Sidney Yellowstone Mercantile Saturday, Nov. 25. Serena Kringen, the owner of the building and Yellowstone Perc, had a vision for this event in her new venue space. It turned out so elegant that the chamber was motivated to make it happen sooner than later. Besides the show and drinks, there was a...

  • Construction In Sidney To Continue Into 2024, Throughout The Summer

    Jaymi Mozeak|Dec 27, 2023

    At the end of 2023, the construction that was scheduled in Sidney to go from April through the end of July 2023 is still not done. According to Jeffrey Hintz, public works director, City of Sidney, the water mains are done but there is street work yet to be completed and more projects still needing to be done. Lincoln Avenue will need to be overlaid from 4th St. S. to Central Avenue as well as 6th St. SW from Lincoln Avenue to Central Avenue. Work on the water tower has already started with a...

  • ElectricLand Inc. Has New Owners

    Dianne Swanson|Dec 27, 2023

    The excellent service and top quality products we have all come to expect from ElectricLand Inc. in Sidney will continue under the new ownership of Tom and Chrissy Quigley. The couple purchased the business Jan. 1, 2023 and have plans to relocate and expand. In 2011, Tom moved to Sidney from Rochester, NY with his now wife, Chrissy, who is a Sidney native. With over 20 years’ experience as an installation technician, he immediately started work at ElectricLand, providing design, bidding, and completion of low voltage systems including audio, v...

  • Farmer's Choice Expands to Sidney Area

    Katelyn Sponheim|Dec 27, 2023

    With the Sidney and surrounding communities bereaved of their sugar beet industry, many farmers have looked to corn and soybeans to fill the gap. To soften the learning curve, Farmer’s Choice, McClusky, ND, has bought their expertise in those products to Sidney. Duane Peters, Sidney, former Sidney Sugars agronomist, will represent Farmer’s Choice in Sidney. He wants local farmers to know that “we are here to help”. They have purchased the former Trans-Systems building at 1120 E. Main St. Farmer’s Choice is owned by farmers and the seed and...

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