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Team Sidney tops Germany. With school coming up, don’t forget about after-school care. Boys and Girls Club after school registration is Monday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m., at the Lonsdale Center Clubhouse. These sign ups are for anyone who would like their children registered in the after school program, ages kindergarten through fifth grade. . Summer Art Camp, ages 2-4,.at Mon Dak Heritage Center begins Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 10:30 am. 12 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. To sign up, stop by the heritage center or call 433-3500. 30n Wednesday, Aug. 7, there will be an interagency meeting regarding floods, lowering flood risk, flood insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program, Fairview Senior Center, 6:30 pm. Representatives from the Montana and North Dakota floodplain and emergency management programs are coordinating to provide information for property owners who have been affected by floods or are vulnerable to flooding. Tips will be provided for community officiaiéand 1 property owners aboUt what resources are available to them to help |oWer their flood risk and assist in the long recovery road. Contact NFIP coordinators Traci Sears, 406-444—6654, or Dionne Haynes, 70k328— 4961 for more information. 4gidney Young rofessionals host their Back to School Bash .~ at Pizza House, 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8. Sixth Annual Sidney Summer Intensive, Cutting Edge Dance Studio, Friday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. —— Aug. 11 at 5 pm. Open to all dancers. This is a once per year opportunity to take classes from three professionals from all of the country in one place. Email for more info: cuttingedgedancestudio@ INSIDE Around Town A2 Classifieds A8—A11 Religion A7 Sports A4 ‘ Source: Rocky Mountain Oil Journal sponsored by: 'f WHAT CURRENT TREND ARE » YOU WAITING TO SEE END?- ”Crop tops.” Jamie Alvarez SUNDAY, Aug. 4, 2019 ~ 111th year, No.57 SIDNEY, MONTANA www.sidneyhera| $1 FORTHE BY NICOLE LUCINA Sidney Herald "Abortion. -Ray Waddoups *aeemea Blake Benson - Carol Erickson HIGH LOW "Trump and the border issues.” “More weather. A1 6 "Textingfand ,, driving'b ause, it’s stupid? "“Stasi'fiisefl‘ Whiting lays off 254, about 00 in the Bakken, BY RENEE JEAN rjean@willistonhera|d.(om Whiting Oil and Gas will lay off 254 employees, including 94 executive and corporate positions, which represents 33 percent of its workforce. “The decision to reduce headcount is always a difficult '- one, as it impacts talented colleagues and friends,” Whit- “ ingrtresidenwerianee CEO Brad Hdlly said during"lts€' 3".” second quarter earnings call. "However, this action will bet- ter align our business unit with the operating environment and drive long-term value." Company officials would not tell the Williston Herald how many jobs were lost in the Bakken, but Williston Job Ser- vicesND office manager Paula Hickel estimated that 100 in the New Town-Wiiliston area re— figic‘kel is working 'on a Cfifimra $13,435.». . I a, . program to help the employ- ees navigate obtaining both benefits and new employment. "More details to come about dates/times for these events (they will be next week), but employees who were laid off are encouraged to come see us at Job Service ND — Williston," she said in an email to the Wil- liston Herald. Whiting operates 473,781 net see Links, Page 16 ‘ LAUREN DQNAN v-BlSMARCKTRl ‘ A Whiting Oilkand Gas 'Sfiéiin‘Keene, North Dam“ ‘. my... .. LOCAL ORGNIZATIOS PROV PHOT BY NICOLE LUCINA/SIDNEY HERALD lDE BCKPACKS I=oR STUDENTS) AT CENTRAL'AND WESTSlDE Stockman Bank, Dayton Foundation and Eagle Foundation teamed up to provide backpacks filled with supplies for each stu- . dent at both Central and Westside schools from left, Garth Kalliveg, Stockman Bank and Dayton, , msaraltomo, Central School principal; Lauryn Romo, Brooklyn Romo and Nick Kallem, Eagle Foundation vice president. Backpacks and supplies cost around $5,209 total. Kalliveg said they did the same in Plentywood and contacted the schoolsfhere to see if there wasa need for . backpacks for the This isthe second year they've had the backpack program available in Sidney. ‘ Students can pick upiaback- pack when they come in to register for the school year. Small town roots keeps Richey’s Big BY AMY EFTA The farther one gets down Highway 200 toward Richey, the more frequent the single-fingered waves and head nods become from passing drivers. As the narrow road winds its way into real rural Montana, it’s like being led back in time. The nostalgic feeling is a wel- comed one, especially once the road leads to Big Sky Hardware in Richey. Jeff and Tonya_Brost have official- ly Owned the store for the past three years, but purchased it from Jeff's parents Vern and Jan. It’s still a family affair, with Vern helping the couple in the summer while his grandson drives truck, then going back to Billings when farming season‘slows down in the win- ter. Now employing the third genera— tion of the Brost family, it’s more than the glue that keeps their family going —- it keeps Richey afloat as well. "We help people and people help us,” Vern said. "This whole town is a family." The store opened around 1917, Vern estimated. He said during that time, Richey shipped themost grain in the world, back when they were a main stop on the end of the railroad. "i came here to teach in 1968," Vern said. He was the business teacher at Richey school. In 1974, the eighth grade teacher and Vern decided to buy the store, then a John Deere dealer, from the owner who was trying to retire. in 1976, Vernquit teaching to work at the store full-time and two years later the former teachers bought the hardware store in Watford City. By 1980, they‘decided to split their halves, with Vern staying in Richey as the owner. “We sold it in ’94 and in ’96 we got it back again,” he said. "i came back and ran it with Jeff. About a year later, Jeff said, 'i can do it,’ and i went back to_ Billings.” Vern recalled fondly the years when the store only received freight every two weeks by train and what a’ marvel it was when they began receiving ship- merits weekly by truck. "T hen they had an 800 number. It was great," he said. “We’ve seen a lot of leaps [in technology] over the time." in 1992, the store began carrying groceries when the local grocer closed. They bought the lumber yard in Circle when that closed and offer furniture se- lections that can be delivered within a See BIGSKY, Page 16 Sky Hardwaregoing strong}, . PHOTOBY AMvEIjTA' Ownerof Big Sky Hardware Tonya Brost and her fatherln-iawand :f former owner Vern Brost pose ', outside the store in Richey.- Call me today! (406) 433.3013 121) mm St. Ni. 310.5 www.IIIissmIréIivarits Amanda S ‘ a" annuities