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October 22, 2014

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Halloween dance A Halloween costume dance will be held Thurs- day, Oct. 30 from 7-10 p.m. at the St. Matthew's Parish Center Gym. The dance will be held for kids grades 6-8 and is a lock-in. Only those who are signed out and picked up by a parent will be allowed to leave. Admission is $4 with a costume and $6 without a costume. Concessions will be available for purchase. Those in costume may sign up for a chance to win one of the 10 door prizes set to be given away the night of the dance. Mini-Eaglettes The Eaglette Cheer and Dance Team will be having the Mini-Eaglette Program again this year. Sign-ups were held Monday. The first practice will be held Monday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. The dancers should meet in the hallway by the gym. Parents please contact the administra- tion office concerning bus transportation to the high school. Parents will need to pick up their child in the hall way by the gym after practice. The three groups will be as follows: Kindergarten through first grade will be taught by Brianna Reid, Katlyn Winter, Amanda Valnes and Mateya Coffman. Second through fourth grade will be taught by Tessa Dahl, Chantel Wil- coxon, Tayler Fischer and Madelynn Brazeal. Fifth and sixth grade will be taught by Taylor Thiessen, Tayler Lange, Autumn Larson and Emily Swenson. The Eaglettes will also be selling T-shirts after the number of participants in the program are deter- mined. The cost of the shirts will be $5-$8. Parents will receive two free passes to the games when the dancers perform. Tickets need to be kept the entire season. Dancers need to wear tennis shoes, socks, shorts or jog pants and a short sleeve T-shirts. Blood drive in Sidney An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28 at St. Mat- thew's Parish Center from 1-6 p.m. Bulletin Board Death Diana Engen, 69 Page 3A Inside Around Town .....2A Classifieds .......4-6B Death .................3A Here's My Card ...4B Bakken ..............5A Oil report ...........6B Opinion ..............8A Sports .............1-2B LIVE COOPERATIVELY www.Co-opMonth.coop Coop Month - 7A XNLV137813 1914 2014 Published for Richland County and subscribers Bruce & Cheryl Benson Wednesday, OCt. 22, 2014 ~ 106th yeaR, nO. 85 ~ sidney, MOntana ~ WWW.sidneyheRald.COM ~ 75 Cents Jessica | else Zombie Run alyssa Ruffie, left, and Kelsey Markel fasten their flags saturday morning as they get ready for the Zombie Run held in sidney. chief recognizes two officers with life saving award susan Minichiello sidney Police Officers tyler Kammerzell, left, and Rhema Keller honored by Chief of Police Frank diFonzo at sidney City hall Monday evening. By SuSAn MinicHiEllo sidney herald When there's an emergen- cy situation, quick think- ing and good instincts are essential. Sidney Police Officers Ty- ler Kammerzell and Rhema Keller know that first hand. The officers were recognized for their efforts with a Life Saving Award presented by Sidney Chief of Police Frank DiFonzo at a city council meeting Monday night. "Officer Kammerzell and Officer Keller distinguished themselves and the Sidney Police Department for carry- ing out their duties to protect and serve the citizens of this city," DiFonzo said. On Oct. 1, at 4:13 a.m., the officers responded to a Sid- ney residence for an unre- sponsive 59-year-old man. The officers re-positioned the man in order to clear his airway and have him breath more freely. Soon, they noticed the man ceased to breathe. Officer Kammerzell im- mediately began performing CPR on the man. Officer Keller took over CPR when Kammerzell became exhaust- ed. Both officers assisted emergency personnel when they arrived on scene with loading the man onto the ambulance. Officer Keller drove the am- bulance to the Sidney Health Center so that the two re- sponding emergency medical technicians could continue to attend to the individual. Offi- cer Kammerzell rode behind in his patrol vehicle. "The man was in critical By JESSicA ElSE sidney herald Richland County's gravel operation was brought before the County Commissioners in Monday's meeting, as Public Works Director Russ Huotari, discussed the prob- lems with the current gravel specification requirements. "You try to have every size represented so that the gravel locks together and stays in place," Huotari explained. Huotari said that it is diffi- cult to get the larger sizes of gravel, such as the 3/4 inch rock, because the residual rock that is in the gravel pits is too small. "Three faces [of the rock] have to be busted so that it fits together right," Huotari said. "Our rock to begin with is so tiny that it can't get all the faces busted and we end up with just round rock that rolls around." Richland County currently hires crushing companies to work at the gravel pits. The companies are contracted based on bids, and the compa- nies that cost the taxpayers the least amount of money are hired. "The down side is that they will probably just come in once and leave," Huotari said. "The next time we bid it [that same company] might not get the bid." Because most companies only work a gravel pit once, the tendency is to remove By JESSicA ElSE sidney herald The Richland County Com- missioners have agreed to once again fund the Rich- land County Conservation District's cost-share project, pledging $50,000 toward the program in 2015. "We have a program that you guys have funded for the last four years," Richland County Conservation District administrator, Julie Goss told the Commissioners. "We ask you for $50,000, we keep $5,000 for administrative purposes, and $45,000 we put out there for the people." The cost-share project was put in place four years ago for Richland County resi- dents who can't get federal money for projects. "Getting funding through federal dollars has gotten to be such a competition and you have to do a big project," Goss explained. "A lot of little projects weren't getting done because they could never get ranked high enough." Rankings are based on conservation benefits to the county. Qualifying projects include wells for stock, pipelines, tree planting, dam repair, and seeding marginal land back to grass. Money from the program can go to- ward cross fences and border fences as well. Those who qualify for the commissioners discuss county gravel pits cost-share program receives another year of funding SEE PiTS, page 4a SEE coST-SHARE, page 4a SEE PolicE, page 4a Honored police Thank You Sidney Herald Customers Thank You Sidney Herald Customers Your carrier greatly appreciates you leaving on your porch light for them. Thank You from your carrier. XNLV180565

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