50 years May 6, 1970 In the news
Wesley Sturgis of Sidney saved 64-year-old Tom Syth’s life from a fire that was burning down portions of his home. Sturgis acknowledged that his daughter, Brenda, alerted him that flames were coming from the windows at the Syth home. The 34-year-old Sturgis rushed to the house and pulled Syth away from the burning house. Sidney fire chief said if Sturgis hadn’t rushed over there, Syth’s life would have been in serious danger.
An All-American Basketball Camp, sponsored by the NBA franchise, the Milwaukee Bucks, was held in Chadron, Nebraska the first two weeks of August. The camp was open to all boys from Montana between the ages of 11 and 18. Don McGlock, a guard for the Milwaukee Bucks — and Lou Henson, New Mexico State head basketball coach — helped conduct the camp.
May 7, 1995 In the news
Former Sidney resident and now a Seattle native, Robert “Bob” Oleson helped pay off heart defibrillators from the Foundation of for Community Care with the Fairview and Savage ambulance crews. Oleson learned of the donations through the Sidney Herald and wanted to make a difference and give back to the community. Fairview had raised about $2,290. Savage raised roughly $2,604, totaling $6,844.80.
Fairview’s track athletes earned first place in three events at the Top 10 meet in Glasgow. Junior Jane Yadon took top honors in girls pole vault, the first ever at the meet. She won with a record height of 8’-0. Marnee Bergenheier, a sophomore, took first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2.29.8. Mike Sharbono also took first place in the 300-meter hurdle with a time of 40.57 seconds.
May 5, 2010 In the news
Sidney’s Emily Reese was awarded the Tom Niemitalo Memorial Scholarship to attend Dickinson State University. The scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of the requirements set by the donor. The scholarship is for deserving students who showcase leadership and academic ability.
The Sidney Lions Club held its annual track meet for area elementary school students at the Sidney High School track and field complex. Students in first grade through sixth were able to enter in no more than three events. Ribbons for participation were awarded to students who finished in first through eighth place for each event. Those who won the events qualified for the Hershey Meet in Colstrip.