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Bulletin Board Pizza, brats The St. Matthew’s Youth Group is sell« ing three types of 12—inch homemade pizzas at $10 each along with Redneck Brats available in an 8- pound case, choose from four flavors for only $48. Cases contain three packs of sausages for a total of 24 links per case. Orders are due by Jan. 13 at St. Matthew’s Parish Center Office. Pick up on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 3, between 10:30 am to noon at the St. Matthew’s Par- ish Center, Sidney. Please Published for Richlnd County SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2019 ~ 1 10TH YEAR, NO. 4 ~ SIDNEY, MONTANA WWW.SlDNEYHERALD.COM ~ S'l place an order today by“ .: i calling Mary ‘Quiroz at 433’2510. Blood drive Red Cross will hold a community blood drive from 12:30 pm. to 6 pm. on Jan. 22, at St. Mat— thew’s Parish Center. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly recommended. To make an appointment, call Red Cross at 406-403- 0956 or visit redcross- lutellsk dinner First Lutheran Church of Savage will hold its annual lutefisk and meat- ball dinner from noon to 3:30 pm. on Jan. 13. Chamber banquet The Sidney Chamber banquet will take place at the Richland County Fair Event Center at 6 pm. on Jan. 21. Webb Brown, for- mer president and CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce, will be a featured guest speaker at the event. Tickets are $40 and are available through the Chamber of Commerce website or by stopping by the Chamber. -- The dinner and program start at 6:30 pm. With Mucho Si catering the event, there will be a fajita buffet as well. The Chamber will give out several awards such as Entrepreneur of the Year for a new business, the Horizon award for a long standing business, Partners In Progress, Sunrise Sprit award, Agriculture award, Past President as well as Edu- cator of the Year. Drilling rig Count Source Rocky Mounto Orl Journal sponsored by Torrance "Terry" Carlson, 66 Theodore “Butch? Jensen, 73 leota Johnson,- 73 Thomas lorenz, 63 Carla Malsam, 73 a Page 3, r ~|ndde m Around Town .... ..2 Religion...........l3 (ldSSlliodS....9-l2 Sports .............. ..4 Deaths ............. ..3 ‘500 5" 19882 21001 9 BlLl VANDER WEElE SlDNEY HERALD Students in grades pre-k through first grade at the new location for the Warrior After School Program in Fairview. New home Worrior After School Program in Fnirview changes location BY Blll VANDER WEELE SIDNEY HERALD After being in exis— tence for 10 years, the after-school program in Fairviewrhas, anew . home. Jenny Schriven‘grant director for the Warrior After School Program, said that students are now attending at Fair- view school’s former weight room and former pre—school building. The program was held inside the school prior to the move. “We’re excited to have our own area,” Schriver told the Herald. She said advantages of the new space include that each age group has its own area. Having the program outside of the regular school build- ing is a benefit for both WASP and for school - teachers. “It’s very convenient,” Schriver said. One change is the spot for picking up the children is now the mag parking lot. All programs are free to students in grades k-8. Hours of operation, are from 3:30-5:30 pm. on Mondays through Thursdays. “It’s free because it’s all paid for with a federal grant that the state deter- Blll‘VANDER WEELE l SlDllEY llERALD Students show the: 3-D printer donated by the Fairview Community Foundation. mines,” Schriver said. Enrolhnent in the program is 105 students and the average daily attendance is 40 students. A six-week summer program for students in grades k-6 is also offered. Staff members include site coardinator Nikki Schriver, activities coor- dinator Ivana Lunstad, activities coordinator Sarah Manuel and, activi- ties coordinator Karrie Lorenz. There are also high school aides. Jenny Schriver thanks Debbie Dahl who provid- . ed cooking instruction to the students for many years but has decided to leave the program. “Debbie was amazing,” Schriver said. _, ,. Instruction includes academic enhancement, crafts, STEM technology and fitness. Homework and tutorial time is from 5—5:30 pm. each day. A family night is also a feature of the program. Schriver notes that the Fairview Community Foundation has donated a 3-D printer and paint I to the club. She also thanks District H Drug and Alcohol, Powder Keg and Double Barrel for contributions. The Warriors After ' School Program is; a"213t Century Community Learning Center. The Montana let Century Community Learning Centers provide oppor- tunities for academic enrichment during non- school hours in a com— munity learning center environment. For more information about the ‘ program, call 478-0576. School officials looking at options for grass field at nu mm want srorrrrnruco .' 1rsalirltliess amount of meetings where the surface of ‘ . Sidney High School’s . football field was dis- cussed, it appears there ‘ isn’t enough support on . gth'e Sidney School Board ‘ to change to a synthetic turf field surface. “Based on my under- standing, we don’t have the votes to get synthetic turf,” Sidney Superinten- dent of Schools Monte Silk said to trustees dur- ing Monday’s committee meeting. “What do you want us to do?” Silk noted that school . officials can leave the -‘ field like it is and i‘S‘do the. best that we can”? .- He feels that drainage and some parts of the ‘ track project is (football field could be , performed dur- ‘ ’Based on my understanding, we don't have the votes to get synthetic turl.’ Monte Silk Sidney superintendent of schools M ing the summer. “We do need to get rid of holes and ankle break— ing spots,” Silk said. “We want to get the grass as good of a shape as we can, if we are going to keep it a grass field.” Board chair Ben Thogersen said the goal 1 has always been to even, r the field out and to make the playing surface as smooth as possible. Trustee David Seitz noted that the track project will definitely impact the football field. ‘ “The grass is going to get torn up no matter what happens, ’_’ he said. Sidney High School Principal Brent Sukut said to trustees that he thinks they should be conservative with spend-~ ing money on the field until they know whether there are any issues from the track project. Silk added that of- ficials will know what to do better once the track is in. “It’s tough not knowing what to do because of the drainage pieces,” he said. Athletic Director Chris Lee asked if there are still plans to re-croWn the field. Thogersen said research will be done ’ and trustees will consid- . ‘er re—crowning the field; Last month, coaches » and former Sidney High School athletes weighed in their thoughts regard- ing whether Sidney should have a synthetic football field. ‘ ‘ Sidney High Schoo football coach Roger? ' Merritt said he knows of just a- few schools that have built a new track that went with a grass sod football field instead of one with synthetic turf. “It’s just a better surface,” Merritt said of turf. “My pOint is if you are going to do it, do it right.” Steve Yockim, a track coach and former teach- er, added that he has seen the school district cut corners on too many projects in the past: “Do it right the first time,” Yockiin said. *“Then, you‘do‘n’t have to Worry abOut daing it again in two or three years.” 3 DEMOLAY DOHATES page 5 SCHOOI. BOARD page County OKs new library employee BY llll VANDER WEELE SIDNEY HERALD On a split vote, the Richland County commis- sioners have approved another staff member for the Sidney-Richland County Public Library. Because of a reduced staff, the library started closing on Mondays as well as Sundays begin- ning in October. Last month, library board members expressed to commissioners the need for additional employees. “There are different things that have gone on that we feel are being det- rimental to the library,” library board chair Robin Hernandez said to com- missioners on Monday. She added that the stress of being short- handed has impaCted em- ployees’ health and has resulted in not being able to monitor everything in the building including children on computers. Hernandez said area residents are disap- pointed that the library is now only open five days a week. , “Libraries are, at least, SEE llBllAllY, PAGE 14 Hunt’s on tor area’s cutest couple BY NICOLE llKlllA SIDNEY HERALD Do you have that abso- lutely perfect photo of you and your significant other? Well now it can be put to good use! Or you could pose for one spe— cifically for an upcoming area contest! The Sidney Herald is holding a “Cutest Cou- ple” contest and the win- ners will receive a great prize from Reynolds Mar- ket. Through Feb. 13, you can upload a photo of you and your partner on the Sidney Herald website. You can enter the contest at http://sidneyherald. secondstreetappcoml , Cutest-Couple2019/ . People can then get on- ' line and vote for who they think is the cutest couple. You can vote once a day and you can only enter your photo once. Reynolds Market is sponsoring this contest and will be the ones providing the winning prize. The winner will receiVe a Valentines Day basket with flowers, wine, dinner and more! You must be 18 or older to enter. If the winner is under 21, be ehmgea‘ammmay“ ' .