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Articles from the January 17, 2018 edition

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First 2018 Arrival

Congratulations to the proud parents of little Blake Ahrens, who was the first baby born at Sidney Regional Medical Center for 2018, making his appearance on January 12. The 2018 New Year's Baby was...

 

Planting The Future Pheasants Forever Promotes Safe Hunting, Developing Habitat

For some people, the most relaxing, peaceful moments are when hunting, specifically bird hunting. Opportunities to hunt are limited without efforts to maintain habitats. Pheasants Forever is a program...

 

Celebrating Decades Of Customer Service

There are those places in a community that develop a circular process. They become familiar to their clientele, and the clientele in turn becomes like family, which then attracts more customers. In...

 

SPNRD Recognizes Employees At Board Meeting

Two employees of the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) received special recognition during the district’s regular Monthly meeting in December. Recognition was given to two employees Travis Glanz and Tyler Sanders for their years of...

 

Sidney Middle School Honor Roll

Second Quarter Honor Roll 8th Grade Straight "A" Andrew, McKenzie Bashtovoi, Daniel Calvin, Saria Deer. Mitchell Heckenlively, Wyatt Jones, Karlee Kendall, Cora Krazter, Kathryn Krishna, Rishi...

 

Leyton District Holds Off On Staffing Decision

Leyton’s school board held an executive session during its monthly meeting last week, seeking legal advice on a decision whether or not to cut staff positions. Superintendant Lorrie Miller said following the executive session, the board continued...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 17, 2018

County Receives Bridge Replacement Funds

Cheyenne County has once again been approved for funding to replace a defective bridge. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced a Cheyenne County project was one of 22 proposals...

 

Prioritizing Rural America

To kick off 2018, the American Farm Bureau welcomed President Trump to their annual meeting. It was the first time a U.S. president addressed this gathering in 26 years. Our country depends on ag producers every day for our food, feed, fuel, and...

 

STRAIGHT TALK: LB829 Would Provide Necessary Tax Relief

LB829 is the number assigned to my property tax relief bill. LB829 will allow tax payers to get a 50 percent credit or refund on that portion of their property tax bill which goes to fund public...

 

Joining The Agriculture Committee

Like many Nebraskans, my life has been shaped by agriculture. For over 40 years, I’ve worked with agriculture and rural development organizations across our state and recognized how the success of...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 17, 2018

Creek Valley Girls 2-0, Boys 1-1 In Pre-Mac

Creek Valley’s Storm varsity basketball teams had success in the games prior to the start of the Minuteman Activities Conference (MAC) Basketball Tournament last week. The girl’s team rung up two...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 17, 2018

Peetz' Basketball Teams Split Play Against Fleming's Wildcats

A depleted Peetz girls basketball squad was overmatched in the first varsity game of the night, losing to the visitors 58-8. The Lady Wildcats started strong, and quickly pulled away in the first...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 17, 2018

Sidney Wrestlers Go Perfect In Recent Duals

Sidney wrestlers added six wins to their dual meet record last week, first toppling Bridgeport on the road Thursday, evening, then winning all five matches at the UNK Midwest Duals Tournament in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 17, 2018

Sidney Boys 1-1 In Weekend Action / Lady Raiders defeat Lexington

Sidney's Red Raiders hosted the Lexington Minutemen Saturday in non-conference matchups which culminated in a thrilling overtime finish for the boy's teams. The action started with the Lady Raiders...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 17, 2018

Split Results In Potter-Dix Vs Leyton Basketball Games

Potter was the setting of the latest installment of the Potter-Dix/Leyton rivalry Friday night as the varsity basketball teams squared off once again on the hardwood. Leyton's Warriors and their faith...

 

University Pheasant Project Has Potential To Further Land Management Research

LINCOLN – A new web-based application from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will allow the state’s wildlife managers to examine how virtually manipulating land cover in a region could affect pheasant populations – and how much such efforts...

 

Farmers Asked To Participate In UNL Custom Rate Survey

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics is asking farmers and ranchers for help in compiling its annual report on Nebraska Farm Custom rates. Every year many farmers and ranchers inquire about prevailing rates paid...

 

Extension Offers Land Application Training

Nebraska Extension will offer a workshop Feb. 21 in Scottsbluff providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment. Livestock producers with livestock waste...

 

Down to Business

SRMC Welcomes New Compliance Officer Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has announced Burke Radcliffe, a longtime Sidney resident, as the new Chief Compliance and Security Officer for SRMC. Radcliffe is new to the healthcare field, having spent...

 

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your...

 

Verna Hart - Obituary

Verna Lovonne Hart, 81 and a former Sidney resident went to rest in our Lord's loving arms on January 10, 2018 at a nursing home in Tucson, Arizona.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on...

 

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