50 years Jan. 14, 1970 In the news
The Sidney Police Department had hired a new patrolman in Frank DiFonzo. He was discharged from the Air Force in 1969, in which he attended Dawson College in Glendive for one quarter. DiFonzo came from a police background serving with the security police in the Air Force for four years.
Fairview boys basketball team suffered two losses in Eastern 1-B conference play to Scobey 76-86 and Circle 58-79. While Scobey and Fairview both scored 24 points in the fourth quarter, the Warriors could not muster a comeback of the 10-point deficit they faced heading into the final frame. Fairview’s Kelly Mason led the Warriors with 22 points, Rick Taylor had 15 points, Rolly Sullivan and Kenny Sharbono each had 12 points. In the second game against Circle, with the Warriors only trailing by 10 heading into the fourth quarter, Circle went on to outscore the Warriors 14-25 in the final quarter securing a victory of 79-58. Fairview’s Mike Weber led the Warriors with 17 points and Kelly Mason followed that up with 14 points of his own on that night
Jan. 15, 1995 In the news
Replacing Jodi Leland as the new executive director of Richland Development was Maureen Tolliver Hammer. Leland had accepted a new position in Wolf Point as an economic development director. Hammer came from Omaha, Nebraska, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in political science while also receiving a master’s in library science from Emporia State University. Before taking the position as executive director, Hammer taught classes on computer applications in the Sidney extension program.
Sidney Eagles wrestling team took second place at the Cowboy Invitational in Miles City. The Eagles came in second with 219.5 points behind Bismarck Century, who won the tournament with 280 total points. Sidney’s Brandon Eggum pinned his Dickinson opponent in 3:51 earning him an individual title at 171 pounds. Eggum was also selected as the most outstanding wrestler for that tournament. Shay Wyman of Sidney defeated Baker’s John Merwin 5-4 in overtime earning a title at 135 pounds. Last but not least, Sidney’s Eric Pemberton defeated his Bismarck Century’s opponent for a first-place title at 98 pounds. Earning third-place victories for Sidney were Brad Cundiff at 105 pounds, Shane Cundiff at 112 pounds and Jeff Severson at 125 pounds. Other placers included were Sidney’s Jessie Jimison at 130 pounds taking fourth place, Jason Obergfell at 140 pounds and Paul Severson at 189, each securing a sixth-place finish.
Jan. 17, 2010 In the news
The Sidney school board approved budget amendments for both elementary and high school districts. The elementary budget that was set was for $900,000 was used for building repairs and school equipment. The high school budget was set at $3 million and was used for the 300 wing’s building project that included additions and repairs in the cafeteria, the commons and around the kitchen. That money was also set for heating systems and school supplies.
The Fairview boys basketball team had improved to 7-0 on the 2010 season with a 48-76 victory over Brockton on home court at Fairview High School. Fairview’s Tim Hurley led the Warriors with 25 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Ty Hurley and Josh Taylor each tallied 11 points, while Beau Nelson had 10 points. Other Warriors who rounded out the scoring were Colby McGinnes and Brock Shriver with eight points, including one point from Cody Vitt.