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Bulletin Board Benefit There will be a benefit chili dinner to assist Den— nis Albrecht with medi- cal expenses from noon to 6:30 pm. on March 9, at the Sidney VFW Hall. A live auction starts at 5 pm. The silent auction ends at 5:30 pm. Kindergarten For staffing purposes and to prepare materials for the upcoming school year, Sidney school of— ficials are asking any future kindergartener students to please regis— ter at Central School. Any child who turns 5 before March 1, is eligible for the K-2 (full-day) program. Any child who turns 5 on or after March 1.. will be eligible for Go sell testing to determine placement in K1 (half- day) or K2 (full-day) ac- cording to district policy Children that turn 5 after Sept. 10, are not eligible for kindergarten. Please bring a copy of I the child’s certified birth certificate and a current immunization record. You may call Jen at Central School at 406-433- 4080 with any questions. Meetmqjm Savage The pu lie is inv1ted to the Savage Community Hall luncheon. The free will luncheon will begin at 12:30 pm. on March 10. Immediately follow- ing, will be the annual meeting, at which board directors and officers will be elected. All proceeds from the luncheon will go to the hall for operations. Honky Tanks , - Kick off Women’s His» tory Month with Homes & Honky Tonks: Post WWII Women in Country , Music by Almeda Brad show, on Saturday, March 2, at 7 pm. at the MonDak Heritage Center. Bradshaw combines history and music for an interesting and entertain— ing program! For working class country folk, honky tonk music became their voice of loneliness and alienation as men and women coped with the stress and adjustments of life after the atomic r bomb. 19503 suburban conformity, meant to help normalize the family unit, only contributed to feelings of victimization for both sexes. This program is free to the public thanks in part to Humanities Montana and their Montana Con- versations program. Drilling rig count Source: Rocky Mountain Oil Journal sponsored by m UINTAH fiMliM if“ I' 1410i W bid l“- AroundTown.....2 Religion ......... ..l5 Gussillecls..ll‘l3 Sports............4-5 l 21001 {48828 c 50075 9 lllllllll l - _ H H ' " enlisted-tor terminal I SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2019 ~ HOTH YEAR, No. 16 ~ SIDNEY, MONTANA e. WWW.SIDNEYHERALD.COM ~ $1 ' SSA WEdK FUR Jazzy couple Bond entertains area residents during performances in Sidney BY Nicol: LucrNA srourr HERALD Through the North eastern Arts Network, community members had a chance to enjoy jazz duo Sundae Mr. Goessl on Thursday night at the Mon.l)ak Heritage Center. When the duo first met in 2012 they were both in other bands, and not just one other band but a number of bands. Jason Voss noted he was in 16 other bands and that Kate was in five or six other bands. ‘ Kate explained that when they first started ' playing together it was just for fun. “But then we realized that we had something cool,” she added. Jason started playing guitar at just 9 years old. “I started playing profes- sionally when I was 16,” he said. Kate began playing piano when she was 7 years old and has been Singing her whole life. She’s also a piano teacher and at one point had 50 students at once. The first year that they performed together, they played five shows. “The next year, in 2014, we played 100 shows, Katesaid. The duo new -~r tours six months out of NICOLE LUClNA i SlllNEY HERALD Kate Voss plays the melodica and Jason Voss plays guitar during the Sundae + Mr. Goessl concert held at the MonDak Heritage Center on Thursday. the year. “We played 52 shows in December,” Jason added. The duo has traveled to 25 diiferent states on their tour. “We just bought a motorhome too,” they both added happily Kate is from Acme. Wash, but she moved to Seattle in 2001, the same yearthatdason; a , Ineved from Wisconsin to Seattle. Both of them added that they come from small dairy farm towns before moving to Seattle. When asked if they face any kind of difficul~ ties or challenges, Kate noted that while they have been married for a little over three years, they have a unique dy- namic and a unique set of Challenges“. ‘ “We don’t have to deal with the typical band mate drama,” she said with a smile. Jason pointed out that it‘s nice that they don’t have to deal with the is- sue that most band mem bers face where their families are at home while they’re out tour- ing. “That can be gruel- ing,” they both added. ‘ SEE nan, PAGE to Area club lands state rodeo competition RY lll VANDER WEElE_ SIDNEY HERALD Thanks to the Rich— land County Rodeo Club, Sidney will be home to the Montana State Ju- nior High Rodeo Finals for the next two years. This year, the rodeo is scheduled for May 31 through June 2 at the Richland County Fair- grounds. “We put in a bid and we will have the whole state here,” Erin Elling- son, secretary-treasurer for the Richland County Rodeo Club, said. She noted the event will attract about 90 junior high contestants with their families for the three-day span. The top four in each event V advance to the national rodeo to be held in Hu— ron, SD. “A lot of the business- es especially the eating establishments and some of the hotels will be busy,” Ellingson said. Things you should know about: The year 2019 is going down as one of the coldest Februarys on. record in Montana. “We’re definitely top five for the coldest February on record,” Brandon Bigelbach, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Glasgow, said. The coldest day this month in Sidney has been 38 degrees below zero on Feb. 8. That broke the previous cold- est Feb. 8, in Sidney of 30 below zero in 1914. BY, BILL VANDER WEELE, SIDNEY HERALD """" “trier?” hut: Junior High 5 ate Rodeo Finals hen: May 3l , lune l, June 2 here: Richlond County Fair— grounds . ickets: Admission is $5. e expects a out Ml 300 individuals to be in attendance each day Ad- mission cost is $5 daily. “We’re hoping every body can come out and support the kids,” Elling- son said. ‘\ She thanks the busi- nesses that have already stepped up with dona— tions for the rodeo. Priz: es will include saddles and buckles. Prizes will be awarded to the top two individuals in each event for the state rodeo and top four for year-end honors. Contestants are for grades 68. “The businesses have been so good to the rodeo club,” Ellingson said; Events will include barrel racing, pole bend-' ing, goat tying, break- The second coldest day in Sidney this Feb- ruary was a temperature of 35 degrees below zero on Feb. 7. That tempera ture broke the record of 30 degrees below zero on Feb. 7 of 1951 and 1971. The third coldest day in Sidney this month was 26 degrees below zero on Feb. 12. The record cold for that date is 29 degrees below zero in 1951. away roping. tie-down roping, chute dogging, team roping, ribbon rop- ing, junior bull riding, bareback steer riding and saddle bronc steer riding. In addition, there is a rifle shooting event. that High Caliber Sports is helping conduct. Ell ingson, noted. that Richland county has been successful in the recent past as far as qualifying participants for the national junior high rodeo. Last year, . Grady Larson qualified in ribbon roping, chute dogging and goat tying, 01E V” 10"“ Rowan Ellingson quali- tied in pole bending and Drew Ellingson qualified in shooting sports. Representing Richland . County at this year’s state rodeo will be Drew Ellingson, Garrett Lar— son, Garrett Youngquist, Avery Hazen and Jerron Rau. ' r______.__ MONTANA m. HIGH The Richland County Rodeo Club has been conducting youth rodeos for more than 40 years. The organization con- tinues to look for more sponsors. If interested, call Erin Ellingson at 406489-3463 or Tim Lar- son at 1106-4802666 On Feb. 10, the temperature dropped to 22 degrees below zero for the fourth coldest day this month in Sidney. The record for the date is 30 degrees below zero in 1955. - page 2 titlTY council. page 16 MDU plans to close Sidney facility BY BILL VANDER WEELE SlilNEY HERALD The area received a tough blow when Mon- tana-Dakota-Utilities officials announced Tues- day plans to retire the coal-fired electric genera— tion units at the Lewis & Clark Station in Sidney. LeMs & Clark went on- line in 1958 and provides 44 MW of power. The retirement is expecting to take place near the end of 2020. MDU notes that the date may be impacted by the company’s coal supplier’s pending bank~ ruptcy proceeding. “It will be completely devastating for our entire comm unity,” Leslie . Messer, executive direc‘ tor for Richland Econom- ic Development, said. State Rep. Joel Kraut- ter said, “I was very sad to hear the news about MDU‘s Lewis & Clark Station in Sidney. It will definitely have an impact on our Richland County communities, but I know the people of Richland County are resilient and resourceful when faced with challenges to our area.” Krautter added “I will do everything possible to help our community through this difficult time and with any other impacts this news will have, as I can.” Another concern for the Richland county area is the impact MDU’s closing will have on . the Westmoreland Coal Company in Savage. The mine’s largest customers include MDU and Sidney Sugars. “I think there are always those concerns. The news is too new right now that I haven’t heard much yet,” Savage Su- perintendent of Schools . Angie Nelson said of the coal mine’s future. “If it would close, it would have a huge impact on our school. We have a lot of families who are employed there.” Diana Miller, Savage’s school clerk, notes that because of the coal mine, each of Savage’s two school districts receive about $50,000 annually in coal gross proceeds. Sav— age is the only Richland County school district SEE MDU, PAGE l4 On Feb. 14, the low temperature was also reported at 22 degrees below zero. V The record for that date is 27 degrees below zero in 1922.