Community Spotlights

Bainville native teaches lesson in both classroom, basketball court

With 25 years of teaching and coaching and eight years as athletic director under her belt, it only seems natural that Lambert Public School’s Kara Triplett ascend to her position as principal, which she says has taught her some new things.

Sidney native facing off against housing challenges

For the last 28 years, one man has been at the forefront in the struggle to solve Sidney’s crushing housing crisis, guiding the Richland County Housing Authority’s efforts to provide affordable homes for some of the area’s most disadvantaged families and individuals.

The Tree Lady

Local arborist and Billings native, Stephanie Ridl, loves small towns, family and trees. She lives in Sidney with her husband, Mike and their daughter, Katrina, 8.

Dey honored with school trustee award

Sidney School Board Chairwoman Kelly Dey was recognized for an outstanding job.

Not another day at the office: mortician seeks coroner’s position

Richland County’s newest licensed mortician is also poised to become the county’s new coroner.

Lucky Buckle owner active in local events

By Bill Vander Weele

Community spotlight: Schoepp services others through boards, groups, work

When widowed, elderly women in the community need their cars serviced, Action Auto owner Gary Schoepp can often be found.

Hart named Key Club advisor

In the spacious, Barnes & Noble-like library at Sidney High School, students are graced with the presence of librarian Dan Hart.

Couple celebrates 60 year anniversary

“We were married in South Dakota,” 86-year-old Alton Hillesland said. His wife, 83-year-old Harriet, gently said, “No, we were married in Iowa.”

Lifelong Sidney resident heads to college

Emily Schaff is a lifelong, community-oriented Sidney resident moving away for college this month.

First full-time athletic director working to bring new recreation center

Ross Hall was meant to be involved with sports since the day he was born. He was even officially weighed in a baseball glove at the hospital.