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Articles from the January 3, 2018 edition

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Officials Brace For 'Very Bad' Flu Season

Call it a proverb, a cliché or a accurate dose of motherly advice, but Benjamin Franklin's "an ounce of cure is worth a pound of cure" remains a valid approach this time of year. As temperatures...

 

Red Cross Urges Public to Take Winter Heating Safety Steps and Install Smoke Alarms

After responding to a half dozen home fires in just a couple of weeks, the Red Cross has released information to help residents become more aware of safety in their homes. The Red Cross says nearly...

 

'Store' Open To Serve Community Needs

The racks display recent additions of polo shirts, dress shirts, work uniforms and varied sports jerseys. To the right is an assortment of games. The women's section includes a wide variety of...

 

Mobile Lab Bridges EMT Training Gap

One of the mixed blessings of living in a rural community is the medical response. Frequently, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) responding to a call is a volunteer who has committed at least 150...

 
 By Grant Schulte    News    January 3, 2018

5 Things To Know About The 2018 Nebraska Legislative Session

Nebraska lawmakers will kick off a new session Today facing a variety of issues, including another tax cut package and looming state budget challenges. Here are five things to watch in the 2018...

 

End of Year Complexities

I have to admit my usual reference to biking doesn't work. A guy can't spend much time on a bike, safely, when winter suddenly arrives with the single-digit readings and varieties of snow and ice. I...

 

STRAIGHT TALK: Taxes and Valuations are High Priorities

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! The second session of the 105th Nebraska Legislature will commence on January 3. So, this week I want to offer an update on some of the bills I have been working...

 

Working Together In 2018

Happy New Year, fellow Nebraskans! With the start of a new year, the Unicameral Legislature convenes in January to work on priorities Nebraskans care about. In good times and in bad, Nebraskans work...

 

Sidney Regional Medical Center - Letter to the Editor

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC), a very devoted business member of the community and proud supporter of Sidney, Cheyenne County, and the region, on behalf of the Board of Directors,...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    January 3, 2018

Time Is A Key Factor In Investing

With the arrival of the New Year, many of us will pause and ponder the age-old question: "Who knows where the time goes?" And, as is always the case, none of us really do know. However, wherever the t...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 3, 2018

Sidney Boys Settle For 4th

The Sidney Red Raiders basketball team overcame a tough opponent in the first round, but were unable to follow that success in the semi-finals and consolation game to end the Cabela's Holiday...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 3, 2018

Wrestlers Sweep Tri

SIDNEY 65, OGALLALA 6 170 - Brady Robb (Sidney) over Nicholas Crocker (Ogallala) (Fall 2:39) 182 - Nathan Hofrock (Sidney) win by forfeit 195 - Jack Hinrichs (Sidney) over Logan Hansmeier (Ogallala)...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 3, 2018

Sidney Girls Win Holiday Shootout

Sidney's Lady Raiders closed 2017 with the Cabela's Holiday Tournament title under their belt, holding off a familiar foe to capture the crown. Sidney held off Gering in the championship game, using...

 

Elsie Mae Nettles - Obituary

Elsie Mae Nettles, age 85 of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, on December 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 29th in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with...

 

Deborah K. "Deb" Dana - Obituary

Deborah "Deb" Katherine Dana, age 64 of Sunol, NE passed away peacefully at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Sidney. Funeral Mass Services will be held at 10:30 A.M.,...

 

William J. "Bill" Hays - Obituary

William J. "Bill" Hays, age 74 of Sidney, NE passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 5th, 2018 in the First United...

 

Ann Hazlitt - Obituary

Ann Hazlitt, 82, of McCook, formerly of Selden, Kan., passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, surrounded by her family at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Ann was born on April 29, 1935, in...

 

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