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SUNDAY, MARCH IO, 2019 Bulletin Board Daylight Savings Time Put your clocks ahead an hour at am. on Sunday, March 10, for the star of Daylight Savings Time. Benefit for Nelson A chili feed and a silent auction benefit is sched- uled for Rocky Nelson from 11 am. to 2 pm. on March at the Lambert School gym. Anyone wishing to donate a silent auction item, should contact Susan Torgerson, 744—3333, ext. 1. Fish frys The Sidney Knights of Columbus will have fish frys on March 22, March 29, April 5 and April 12, from 5-7 pm. at the Ned Shinnick Hall-St. Mat- thew’s Parish Center. Cost is $9 per person. Meetm III Sava e The pu lie is inv1 ed 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. Girls softball Sidney’s summer girls softball program will. , . a hold registration from March 11-15 from 5-7 p.111. at the Sidney High School’s main entrance, Players must be betWeén 5-18 years old as of Jan. 1, 2019. Cost is $45. For more information, call Mickey Wick, 489-0159, for ages 5-11, or Jozi Moore, 480- 5960, for ages 12-18. Drilling rig count summoned Whi- UINI'AH n I: t: “we em: 0‘ 7. m snow lei/i Around Town....2A Classifieds] 0-] 25 Deaths Bob Bieber, Mark lszlor, 53 Page 3A Inside M' Religion ....... ..lSA Sports ............ ..4A l. 5007 lll llllllllll ‘ llll llllllllllll '198828 21001ll DY Illl VANDER WEElE SlDNEY HERALD The Sidney Herald kicks off its Progress issues today with a look at “Sidney’s people” along with our annual Down Thru the Years feature. Each Sunday during the month. of March, the Herald will profile a segment of our great community. After “Sid- ney’s people” are featured in today’s paper, other areas will include agriculture and oil, health and education and “Sid- ney in the Future.” The Herald, along with Rich- land County’s residents, are very proud of the contribution that each of these industries plays in our area’s success. The people who you will be reading about in the next few weeks have played and are still playing extremely positive roles in our community. Those individuals include civic group leaders, teachers, physicians, radio personalities and agricul- ture leaders. Things you should know about: BY Blll VANDER Will! SlDNEY HERAlD Between Montana—Da- kota Utilities announcing its plans to retire its coal fired electric generation unit in Sidney and area growers seeking to buy the Sidney Sugars’ fac- tory, area residents have concerns regarding the future of Sidney Sug- ars. Here are five things to know about Sidney Sugars: MDU and the West Moreland coal mine in Savage. David Garland, general manager at Sid- ney Sugars, said, “Both MDU and West Moreland have been very good in keeping us in the loop with their plans.” MDU plans to retire its coal fired facility in Sid- ney about Dec. 31, Garland explains that about percent of Sav— age’s coal mine’s busi- ness is related to MDU and the other 20 percent to Sidney Sugars. Garland noted that Sidney Sugars looked at other coal sources during its last campaign. Officials found that coal from Beulah, N.D., meets both operational and environmental require- ments, but that would result in higher trans- portation costs. Another option is to convert Sidney Sugars’ boiler from coal to natu- ral gas. Sidney Sugars Purchase of Sidney Sugars. It was an- nounced in November that American Crystal Sugar Company and Big Sky Sugar Cooperative, a newly formed coop- erative that is owned by area sugarbeet growers, signed a non-binding letter of intent providing the framework by which Big Sky would become the owner of the Sidney sugar processing facil- ity. Ga.‘ ,fnd said that alth “‘a’iyiiegotiations cont illi‘e betweenithe parties,:theoompaiiy2andi growers have turned to contract negotitations. “We will operate this coming fall whether the factory is owned by American Crystal or the growers,” Garland said. New contract with growers. American Crystal is working with growers on a new three- year contract. Negotia- tions on a new contract are scheduled to start on March 13. Factory improvements. Garland explains American Crystal contin- ues to make factory improvements. “This year, like. every other year, we continue to put in capital projects and perform the necessary mainte- nance,” Garland said. Pblished for Richlad Cunty To begin our Progress edi- tions today, we are also includ- ing our annual Down Thru the Years pages. These advertise- ments are always a huge hit as readers love to see how many years certain businesses have FAierisw m STATE. page 4A MATH wruueas - page 5A ~ I 10TH YEAR, NO. ~ SIDNEY, MONTANA WWW.SIDNEYHERAlD.COM ~ SI Progress issues begin today in Sidney Herald been in operation. It’s remark- able the years of commitment some of these businesses have made to our area. We hope you enjoy today’s edition and look forward to the following Progress issues. City looks at parallel parking IY MKOLI warn SIDNEY HERALD In a discussion during this week’s Sidney City Council meeting, Chief of Police Frank DiFonzo and council members talked about the idea of changing from angled parking in the business district to parallel park- ing. Council member Dan Smith asked if there was at iything that 'couldnbe ‘ done by about ‘ ‘ the parking issue one to two blocks off of Central WhatWe Know 0 Business diatrict currently features angled parking. 0 Council member Dan Smith leels traffic is gettin too tight. 0 Officials will consi er change to parallel parking. ' Avenue. Smith noted that with extra-long crew cab trucks parking on both sides, it only allows for one car to fit through. Smith added that he feels it’s a danger to the community. DiFonzo , added that it’s to head- dressed for the entire: business district. He said that he wouldfprefer to go to strictlyéparallel parking. Diwnzo said he is going to move forward and look into the issue further. . ‘ ' i. There was also a public Successful year. We had a good , processing year,” Garland said. The final. healrmg regarding the “9’ I a . dating of the ward map. slicmg took place on Feb. 12, and the City Planner Forrest campaign was finalized on Feb. _17.'T_he‘ Sanderson e)‘: mined that extreme cold created a challenge for the . a p . r the update is being done process and employees.- The employees . , . . to ass1gn the new annexa- handled 1t very well and need to be con: tions intothe ex.sfin gratulated on a job well done,” Garland . a g 4 ,g said. PAGE SA National officer notes outstanding cancer care at Sidney Health Center IY Illl VANDER WEELE SIDNEY HERALD Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a group that features more than oncologists worldwide, but she felt very comfortable in Sidney this week. During a town hall meeting at the Sidney Country Club, Bert- agnolli explained that she grew up in Wyoming. “I feel like I'm “It’s wonderful. You have the As well as the neWest technol- home,” she said. “This is very best of the best.” ' ‘ ogy being available in Sidney much like my community. ” She explained thatstudies she was also extremelyism- She came to the area to tour show patients do their best ’ presSed by the professiol'sads'at the Sidney Health Center when they can be in their own Sidney Health Center, Cancer Care and visit with local communities and surrounded . i‘*"‘It’s absolutely wonderful r professionals. She says that as by family and friends. Another J‘tha-t the community makes the* A800 president she stresses to positive is when patients know i commitment to haste the re- others that dancer doesn’t only isodrces” Bertagnolli said. occur in big cities, and care is thattheir physician can‘e , , ‘ .3; r ‘fBut it’s’much harder to get the tacted hours a days. ’ vital in rural areas as Well. “They live longen‘Quite a bit 2' ‘ hulous doctors and nurses “I wanted to see what was go- longer,” Bertagnolli saidst‘An v SE! (MR PAGE 3A ing on here,” Bertagnolli said. they live better.” V '- Sale x Mérchler