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Sidney student seeks teen crown

Cammy Heck, a junior at Sidney High School, has always wanted to be a contestant for Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen. Heck noted that when she was younger she looked up to Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen winners Jalyssa Gorder and Sheridan Pope, each of Sidney. Now at 17, this is the last year that

SIDNEY HERALD - 2018-04-21 15:00:00

Taking care of Montana's cash cow

Budget problems, budget cuts and lower than expected revenue. Such has been the news from Helena this past year. The budget cuts even hit Sidney. The Office of Public Assistance closed, ending three jobs and Richland Opportunities Inc. suffered a 3 percent cut for state reimbursement, which will res

SIDNEY HERALD - 2018-04-21 15:00:00

Sidney woman gets jail sentence in embezzlement case

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) - An eastern Montana woman has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution after embezzling more than $80,000 from a civic group where she was treasurer and a motel she managed. District Judge Katherine M. Bidegaray sentenced Tami Laverne Roth of Sidney on Mon


Montana Stockgrowers Association advocates for ranchers

The Montana Stockgrowers Association recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Montana's Congressional Delegation and Agency officials. President Bryan Mussard of Dillon, Montana, First Vice President Fred Wacker of Miles City, Montana and Jim Steinbeisser of Sidney, Montana also attended th

HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL - 2018-04-22 15:00:00

Men face charges in District Court

Seth Kirek Gilmore is facing the charge of theft in District Court after allegedly taking items from a vehicle in Sidney during the early part of 2017. The charges were filed on April 6. If convicted of the charge, Gilmore could face three years in state prison, a $1,500 fine or both. According to c


MSGA advocates for Montana ranchers in Washington DC

The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) traveled to Washington DC to meet with Montana's Congressional Delegation and Agency officials last week. President Bryan Mussard of Dillon, Mont.; First Vice President Fred Wacker of Miles City, Mont.; and Jim Steinbeisser of Sidney, Mont. attended the Na


18-year-old accused of shooting up oil well site

An 18-year-old man already facing accusations that he stole a gun from a car, used that gun to shoot at a home and car, and that he broke into a Williston apartment, has been charged with shooting up an oil well site just outside of Williston.Gage Cox has been charged with conspiracy to commit crimi


Volunteer contributions play key role at Sidney Health Center

Typically when shopping, customers may not think about how their purchases are making an impact in their community. However, the Caring Corner Gift Shop and Good Cents Store recently showed just how much of an impact that shopping at their stores can make.


Judge orders guns returned to man acquitted of murder

A judge ordered Tuesday that prosecutors and police return guns seized nearly two years ago from a man acquitted in February of murder, but declined to order sanctions against a prosecutor like the defense requested. After a hearing Tuesday, Northwest District Judge Kirsten Sjue ruled that the guns


House candidate to campaign in area

We just loaded our Northern Lite camper onto the truck. And I’m so excited to take it on the road for my Opportunity Tour: a 1,044 mile, week-long loop around Montana, starting in Opportunity, up to Browning, over to Plentywood, and then down to Miles City.


ND inmate allegedly offers guards $10K to get out of jail

Perry Brian Oshiro II was charged Tuesday, April 17, with bribery and criminal conspiracy, both class C felonies, and ordered held on $25,000 bond. He’s accused of offering a sergeant at the jail $10,000 to release him and of having his father offer a lieutenant the same amount to let him out, accor


Sidney man charged with burglary

A Sidney man is facing the felony charge of burglary after prescription medications were reported missing from a residence earlier this year. Charges against Billy Dean Carter were filed in District Court on Friday. The trial date has been scheduled for Sept. 19. If found guilty of the charge, Carte


Montana church leaves Southern Baptist Convention after MLK 50 for being too progressive on race

A Montana church announced plans to withdraw from the Southern Baptist Convention this week after objecting to the "leftist progressivism" on display at a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The Christian Post reported that Sidney, Montana's Fellowship Bapt


Child care center has new owner, name

Sharon Humphrey is the new owner of the child care center in Sidney that used to be Small World Child Care & Preschool located at 320 23rd Ave NW in Sidney. As of Jan. 1, Humphrey took ownership of the center. The new name is Yellow Umbrella Early Learning Center. Connie Sturgis, the previous owner,


ROI to hold second annual 'Night of Comedy'

Tickets are now available for the second annual ROI "Night of Comedy" to take place on April 28 at the Moose Lodge in Sidney. Cost for the tickets are $35 and includes a roast beef dinner/dessert and comedy show performed by comedian Paul Morrisey. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7


Re-Tree Richland County 4.0 Program, May 19

Applications are now available for the Re-TreeRichland County4.0 program. They are available atSidneyCity Hall located at 115 2nd St. SE,Sidney, MT, 59270. This is a free hands-on workshop which teaches people to learn proper tree planting of bare root trees and tree care techniques.


City looks for assistance with tree plaques

Sidney's Parks Superintendent Stephanie Ridl is looking to add some flare to the parks with a great program in honor of Arbor Day as well as her Re-Tree Richland County 4.0 program. Ridl is looking for designs for the plaques that are displayed along with the new trees being planted. This is somethi


School play to spotlight Hillbillies

“I’d been reading a lot of plays and looking for a number of kids to be in the play. But I also like to try to cast my seniors in the lead, so Kyle Topp is going to be playing Granny and I thought that was just the perfect role for her. Ben Brodhead is going to be playing Jethro, so that’s fun,” Pie


Summit Counseling seeks to place drug, alcohol treatment center in McKenzie County

The complete lack of residential treatment in the Williston area for those who are suffering from drug or alcohol addictions was cited as a top need during a summit last December about the surge in cases of opioid addiction in the region.Summit Counseling, a private non-profit mental health counseli


McKenzie County deputies charge 2 with reckless endangerment after report of shots

Two men are facing charges of reckless endangerment in McKenzie County after police say they let a boy shoot a pistol in the direction of homes in Watford City. Richard Laws II, 38, and Garrett Cekalla, 40, were charged with reckless endangerment, a class C felony, and contributing to the delinquenc