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ound our area £§$%§%?5Q%%QEA 8 SUNDAY, JAN. l3, 20l9 Ar SIDNEY HERALD Sidney School academic, athl BY BILL VANDER WEELE SIDNEY HERALD School involvement including aca- demics, athletics and music were all points of discussion during committee meetings held by the Sidney School Board on Monday night. One of the topics, which was origi- nally heard a couple of months ago, was starting to award letters for academic achievement at Sidney High School. Curriculum director Thom Barnhart said the plan is still in the preliminary stage. In November, he suggested at a board meeting that high school stu- dents with grade point averages of 3.8 or higher for two consecutive semes- ters be eligible for a letter winner’s jacket. Barnhart said he’s heard that some students are against the proposal. “The concern is watering down the value,” Barnhart said. Trustee Kelly Dey said, “Doesn’t it just foster school pride and spirit?” Board chair Ben Thogersen said he can understand both sides of the dis- cussion. Students involved in Montana High School Association sponsored activities such as athletics and music along with speech and drama receive letters. Students don’t receive letters KELLY MILLER l SIDNEY HERALD Leadership class tour Elaine Stedman, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Richland County, gives a tour to the Sidney Chamber’s leadership class. Estimated move in date for the new building is March. t. s": '4 "35¢" Monday, January 2], 2019 - Richland (,‘ounty "air Event (“onth- No» Host Social 6:00 pm | Dinner and Program 6:30 pm Fajita Buffet catered by Mucho Si 2 Mexican Restaurant Presentation by Webb Scott Brown Retired President/CEO, Montana Chamber (this Awards Given to Businesses and Individuals from PartiCiPating in hOCkey 01‘ FFA- .............................................................................................................................................................. .. Trustee David Seltz noted that the r _ top students already receive recog- s p lnl'lr' nition through the National Honor {can Available at the Chamber Society and being in the top 10 percent ' 909 South Central Avenue or online: SidneyMT.com , . Wolf harvested According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, a wolf was legally har- vested Jan. 7, by a local hunter near Glasgow in Valley County. FWP offi- cials have inspected and UGA The Lower Yellowstone Chapter 2018 would like to thank everyone that donated to our 24th annual Toy Drive. We partnered up with Gifts From the Heart and through both organizations we helped 151 families with 4" kids. We would like to thank Philip and his crew atjohnson Hardware for donating all the chilli fixings and drinks that we sold during the Parade ofLights celebration. Also Michelle at Burns Creek Inn for donating all the cinnamon rolls, Sweede Iverson for her monster cookies and all the ABATE. members that made and donated baked goods. Paul Kennedy ' for our warm propane heaters. Without all of our donors this wouldn't be possible we would like to thank you all. 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A big thank yougoes out to our fundraisers Marcia Stambaugh, r Misty Metcalf, Kristen Kennedy, Maria Hodge, V , r VOur Shoppers, and Kris O’Hare, 0e aarFINK DENTAL. CENTER 406-433-4422 www.finkdentalcenter.com i, "3? 39, 53'sd'liare miles community care air transports (FY18) 220+ physician and specialist partners 20+ community health centers Dedicated to you and your continued health. Every day we’re doing more to ensure the good people across North Dakota and Eastern Montana have access tothe highest level of care. From Williston to Devils Lake to our medical center in Minot, we’re committed to improving lives and helping build healthier communities. We provide outstanding primary care physicians and specialists close to you. We offer more of the latest advances in cancer, heart, orthopedic, and neurosurgical care. And we’re ready when and where you need emergency care with NorthStar Criticair, our 24/7 air response. At Trinity Health, we’re dedicated to making better health possible by delivering you more. We’re proud to serve you and your community. To learn more, or to find a physician, y across North Dakota hospitals sewing the region TRINIT HEALTH visit MakingMorePossible.com. [MONTANA uonru morn y’ tagged the animal. This is the first wolf to be har- vested in Region 6, which is part of wolf manage- wolves were removed from the endangered UNION GATEWAYAGENCY Your Insurance Team Independently Representing: @2011 Vision Service Plan. All rights reserved. VSPand Vision care for life are registered trademarks of Vision Service Plan. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING ' l The Pain is hard 122 2nd St. SE Sidney, MT “Orthodontics provided by Dr. Tony Fisher, Certified Orthodontist" Delivering you more, every day. MAKING MORE POSSIBLE Board covers etic topics of their class. Trustees agreed to hold a student survey regarding the idea and to also discuss the possibility with communi- ty members during strategic planning meetings. In other business: - Activities director Chris Lee recom- mended to rehire all coaches for foot- ! ball, cross country, golf and volleyball. The turnout of high school athletes for each of the sports this fall included 26 for volleyball, 18 for cross country, 16 for golf and 62 for football. Lee read reports from each of the head coaches during the meeting. Each coach has a desire to increase partici- pation during off-season training. Sukut said that band director Kilee Sundt reports that there is such inter- est in middle school band that a part- time teacher may be needed to help cover the classes. Trustees noted how important the music department is to the school district. “It’s an attitude changer of our school,” trustee Randy lversen said. Sukut said Sundt has recommended an individual for the position. Trustees hope that person could also, if possible, assist with choral classes. “If she’s asking for help, she must need it,” trustee Dennis Lorenz said. - The school district received letters of recommendation effective at the end of the school year for longtime teach- ers Yvonne Gebhardt for high school math and Patricia Wheeling for third grade. near Glasgow species list in Montana in 2011. FWP manages wolves across Montana under a statewide management plan, including eastern Montana. FWP is com- mitted to responsibly managing Montana’s wolf population while addressing conflicts with livestOCk and other wildlife populations. Al- , since CR) Amunrud 5 RM, Armstrong Law Office, B&l3 Builders, Beauty & Beyond, Big Dog Trucking, we “with . Vision . Dental VS mm I Mm“ though wolf populations Brodie Gorder Memorial, Big Sky Embroidery, Big Sky Siding Windows, Glendwe BN, 1 Medicare Supplcmcm wammm (mgmumhé . and management activi- Border Steel, Burns Creek Inn, CHMS, CW Molly Trucking, CarquestAuto Parts, Cellular Plus Medicare Part D ties are lar el focused . . , 5 Group Health .3 g y Verizon, Checkers, Club Royale, Club Tavegn, Carburetors: Electric, Cr? E» bong Term Care A on western Montana, an Petroleum, Doorbust’n Portables, Electricland, Fike Crushing In: n 309 2nd st aw i s 5 the same Wolf manage- Family Chiropractor, Gem City, Healthy Smiles Dental, Hurley's flat y Sidney MT 59270 ment tools are in place across eastern Montana. HUNTING AND TRAPPING WOLVES Wolves may be hunted throughout the state, with a season from Sept. 2-Sept. 14 (archery) and - Sept. 15-March 15 (rifle). Hunting wolves requires a wolf license, which can be purchased over the counter fOr $19 (resident) or $50 (nonresident). Proof of hunter educa- tion must be presented at the time of purchase. Wolves mayalso be trapped ($20 resident, $1 resident landowner; $250 nonresident) from Dec. 15-Feb. 28. Comple- tion of either the Idaho or Montana wolf trap- ping certification class is mandatory. Persons _ could take a combination of up to five wolves via hunting and/ or trapping. WOLVES AND PEOPLE Wolf sightings do periodically happen in eastern Montana, but currently no wolf packs are known to exist in the eastern side of the state. Many folks may be concerned that this wolf was harvested so close to Glasgow, and that it maybe could have posed a threat to human safety. Though curious, wolves generally fear people and rarely pose a threat. However, there have been many cases of human injuries and a few deaths due to wolves in North America over the last 100 years. The main con- tributing factors were habituation to people, conditioning to human foods, rabies infections, and the presence of domestic dogs. 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