Newspaper Archive of
Sidney Herald
Sidney , Montana
July 19, 1972     Sidney Herald
PAGE 1     (1 of 20 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 1     (1 of 20 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
July 19, 1972

Newspaper Archive of Sidney Herald produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

Yellowstone Irrigation Project $8 Million Reconstruction By DON MRACHEK Herald Editor A proposed $8 million plan to completely modernize the Yellowstone Valley's irrigation system was an- Jy by Victor Norlin, manager of the project. The plan, which calls for updating of the projects canal, and drain systems will be presented to the water Users in November for their consideration, according to ff the water users approve the proposed plan, it will be to the Department of Interior's Bureau of who will appeal to congress for the ap- l'opriation of funds. Reconstruction could feasibly begin Within two or three years, Norlin said. "Work on the system has to be started. The system is in terrible shape. Some of the work should have been done 30 years ago," Norlin emphasized. Constructed in 1906 to serve irrigation needs in the Lower Yellowstone Valley, the project increased from providing water for 25,000 acres of land to its present service of over 55,000 acres. Since original construction, no major work on the project has been done, according to the manager. "The big problem is getting the water to the land," Norlin stressed. "We are losing up to 60 per cent of our water through seepage and this makes it nearly impossible to provide enough water for our users," he added. The proposed reconstruction calls for lining the canals and laterals with concrete, asphalt or other types of lining to literally seal the ditches and eliminate seepage. Also called for in the plan is the installation of pipe on some laterals and drains, which would also prevent seepage. The plan takes in 80 miles of canal from the Intake Diversion Dam, about 32 miles south of Sidney, to the Missouri River near the ghost town of Nohly. It also takes in all laterals and drains between the two points. Payback on the interest - free $8 million loan ;rorn the federal government, would amount to from $3 to $4 per acre, according to Norlin. Water users are now paying $4.75 per acre for maintenance alone on the project. With the in- stallation of linings and pipes, it is feasible that maintenance costs would be reduced considerably and the water supply would be greatly increased. When the project was installed in 1906, its estimated life was 50 years. With the increase in acreage served, the projects effectiveness has been greatly reduced. Also contributing to the problem of seepage is the lack of silt in the river water. According to Norlin, the construction of Yellowtail Dam has eliminated much of the silt in the river. The project has depended on silt for sealing the canals and laterals since it was constructed. Hearings on the proposed reconstruction will be held in November with land owners having the opportunity to vote on the plan's future. Old Timer's Reunion And Summer Festival In Fairview July 22 PIONEER AND ii00neg 00erali00 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF RICHLAND COUNTY "Montana's Top Award Winning Family Newspaper" :.:.:.:i:!:!:i:.:i:i:i:!:.:..i:.:i:i:i:i::!:.:i:i:i:;:.:.:.:i:i:i:i:.;::.::i:i:!:.;:.;:i:i::.:! Saline Seep Tour iill At Larry Tveit Farm iiii.. iil Sunday, July 23 i!i :.f.:..:...................,...................,...........,. . . .... . .......... ,;i )1.65 No. 29 The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wed., July 19, 1972 Price: 15c OLD TIMERS COOK- Fairvlew's Walt Summer Festival scheduled Saturday. ferent contest, l-anouette and his crew Lanouette will do the cooking at Fair- Events begin at 9 a.m. and include served 1,800 at the celebration last Hew's annual Old Timers Reunion and parades, a free lunch and several dif- year. --Dennis Benth Photo Former Track Coach Claims Discrimination The American Civil Liberties spring term this year following the past three years that she ion is contemplating legal the dispute over alleged has taught atSidney." the Sidney violation of the Equal Pay Act. onbehalf of a 27 - year- She and her husband, ho claims she was "Mrs. Cowan strongly Richard Cowan, who "was a against on her believes that she did not  junior high school teacher in school track receive a contract for the 1972 - Sidney, are presently living in 73 school year," said Montana Minnesota. Mrs. Sheryl S. Cowan, ACI,U President Greg Osborn, The ACLU charged that the and Mrs. Ralph "because she has openly school system discriminated of Williston, was questioned the wage dif- against Mrs. Cowanby paying at the end of the ferences of the coaches during her less money than the boys' Registration Dates istration ,for Sidney School will be between 1 - 10, according to of Public Harry Mikelson. said registration at Junior High School will be I - 2 for freshman, Aug. and Aug. for seventh graders. at the High School register on Aug. 3-4, juniors register Aug.. 7-8 and registration is Aug. 9-10. schools will open Aug. 22 a.m., Mikelson said. first graders will be Aug. 7-8 at the Central Elementary School. Fees for seventh and eighth graders will be $5, ninth graders $6 and grades 10 - 12 $7. The senior high fee includes $1 book deposit. Mikelson said children en- tering the first grade must be six years of age on or before Sept. 30. Tuition for elementary grades 1-8 for any student outside of District 5 is $225 and should be paid or arrangements made for payment at the time of registration. Any high school student in Richland County may attend the high school without additional tuition fees. Insurance will be available to all students again this year and forms should be available at registration and the senior and junior high schools, Mikelson said. Hot lunch programs will begin at all schools Aug. 23. Meal costs will be the same as last year. A full time speech therapist is employed again this year. Schedules will be arranged at the Central Elementary and the West Side Schools. Students will be given individual help. track coach. She was paid $12,5 extra for the track season and the boys' track coach got $425, according to the ACLU. According to Osborn, the ACI,U claims that the amount of students on the girls and boys teams were equal in number and the coaching job respon- sibilities were equal. Mrs. Cowan never got a coaching job description "and therefore was led to believe that it was equal to that of the boys' track coach," Osborn said. School Supt. Harry Mikelson said Mrs. Cowan's contract was not renewed for several reasons which were explained to her in a personal letter. He disagreed with the ACLU's contention that Mrs. Cowan had been discriminated against. The ooys' coach was paid more because he did have more responsibilities, more assistant coaches under his supervision, several more boys on his teams and more track events, Mikelson said. Before taking legal action, the ACLU said in a press release that it has asked the ' I,:qual Employment Op- portunity Commission to take action in the case. Old Timer's Reunion In Fairview Saturday A variety of events are on tap Saturday for Fairview's Old Timers Reunion, and Summer Festival, honoring elderly area residents. The 26th annual event is scheduled to get under way at 9 a.m. at the City Park with registration of the old timers, according to Tim Lenertz and Seb Stroh, co-chairmen of the event. A free chuck wagon dinner and noon lunch is scheduled at the City Parkat 11 a.m. Walt Ianouette will do some of the cooking and he has put together another great recipe for Gun Powder Biskits and Buffalo Chips. According to Lanouette, the cooks will have to add to City Awards Contracts L & S hnprovement Co. was awarded two contracts for city construction projects during the city council meeting Monday. The contracts call for con- struction of water and sewer lines in the Nick Hanson housing development area and water line in the Burns housing development. I, & S Improvement Co, was low bidder with $20,309.50 for work in the Hanson develop- merit and also submitted the low bid of $8,369 for work in the Annual Raft Race The Sidney Jaycees are making plans for the fourth annual Jaycee Raft Race to be staged here Aug. 6. Com- petition is open to Jaycees only. Area Jaycee clubs will also be taking part in the annual event. Williston and Glendive are always top contenders. Local Jaycees are urged by Raft Race Chairman Bob Free to begin building their crafts for the race. All entries must be homemade. A single pole and rudder will be the only sources of power allowed. The race will begin at 9 a.m. southeast of town and travel an approximate four - hour course down river to Richland Park where a picnic is planned. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and last place in the race. Everyone must wear County Fair Aug. 9 - 12 A variety of displays, rodeo action and top entertainment is planned for the 55th annual Richland County Fair and Rodeo here Aug. 9 - 12. Events include two Grand Ole Opry shows, two RCA sanctioned rodeos, a Little Britches Rodeo, 4-H exhibits, commercial exhibits plus a midway and other en- tertainment. Fireworks displays are planned following the night shows and Inter-Mountain Shows will provide the midway action. Top entertainment including The Jack Greene Show and Kitty Wells Show will highlight (;rand Ole Opry performances during the fair. Bill Fraser, a one-man talent show, will also {Continued on page 81 life jackets, reports the Jaycee chairman. Burns addition. In other business, the council named Howard Martini to the J. K. Ralston Museum board. The council voted last week to provide funds for the museum with the stipulation that a council member would serve on the board. In the preliminary budget, the council has keyed $1,000 for support of the new nluseurn. Building permits were ap- proved, bills were paid and the council adjourned. TRUCK SMASH -- A Frazie, Minn., man, Lauranee Kapaun, was hospitalized last night following a pickup - semi crash about three miles north of Savage. Investigating highway Patrolmen said the crash occurred about 5:45 Complete Men', JUN BASEBALL IOR LEGION Are Ch Latest Styles and Colors July 21 Plentywood - 6 p.m. Sat. afternoons last years recipe because the 14roup ran short after serwng 1,800. ,A Kiddies Parade is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and the Festival Parade will get under way at 1 p.m. Old timers will be introduced at 2 p.m. at the City Park. Flower and ceramic shows and an early day relic display is planned for the day. Kids will enjoy Kids Contests at 3 p.m. followed by a Pig and Chicken Contest at 4 p.m. A tug- o-war is also planned to add to the public's enjoyment of the celebration. Saddle horse contests are scheduled plus other activities to entertain the crowd. Buttons commemorating the event are on sale at all Fair- view businesses with proceeds going toward financing of the annual celebration. Everyone is invited to attend the day's festivities. p.m. when the semi, driven by a Miles City man, tried to ss the pickup with camper, driven by Kapaun. The extent of Kapaua's injuries were not available at press time. Damage is estimated at $3,500. -- Kevin Boehler Photo [SamtoneJ Sidney Cleaners and Laundry "Your Sanitone Certified M Dry Cleaners"