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Articles from the March 21, 2016 edition

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4-H kicks off spring season with annual carnival

The Cheyenne County Fairgrounds were packed with people Saturday evening, months before the county fair, for games, food and fun at the annual 4-H Spring Carnival. Attendees flocked to fifteen booths...

 

SRMC annual Easter egg hunts held Saturday

Dozens of children and their parents braved chilly temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Sidney Regional Medical Center's annual easter egg hunts. The first hunt was held at the SRMC...

 

Gas prices continue to rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.07 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 

Potter-Dix speech state qualifiers

Potter-Dix Jr./Sr. High School placed first in team total points and had several students qualify for the state speech contest at the D2-6 district meet held in Potter last week. State qualifiers...

 

Service Notice: Myrna J. Mashek

Myrna J. Mashek, 92 of Sidney, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 24, in the Sidney Church of Christ with Dustin Rocha officiating. Burial will... Full story

 

Grant writing workshop March 31 in Sidney to support local foods

A grant-writing workshop designed to help potential applicants understand, develop, and submit federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program will be offered March 31 in Sidney as part of a collaboration between...

 

Spring has sprung...are you weather ready?

March 21-25 is Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week. This is the time to review your plans and be sure that you are “Weather-Ready.” Being prepared can help you and your family stay connected in an emergency. Tips to be “Weather-Ready”: •...

 

Community Calendar 03-21-16

Ongoing The Elks Lenten Fish Fry will be held every Friday between Feb. 19 through March 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., located at 1040 Jackson St. in Sidney. … A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up...

 

NDOR announces additional funding for roads

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) has issued the first checks to Nebraska counties and first-class cities for road and street purposes since a change was made last year to the Federal Funds Purchase Program, increasing funding by $2.58...

 
 By Steve Wilson    Opinion    March 21, 2016

Letter To The Editor - Reader: Explain it to them

Dear Editor, I grew up in Sidney, a poor kid, from the “other side of the tracks.” As such a kid, I often felt marginalized and left out of many community organized activities. Having said this, I recently heard what the daily admission price to... Full story

 

No Till notes: '10 Tips'

My time writing no till notes will be coming to an end in the near future, so I’m sharing with you some of what I consider to be the most important aspects of no till crop production in our area. The Panhandle No Till Partnership will continue to...

 

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