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County Backs Memorial Basketball Court

The Alan Hartzler Memorial Basketball Court is a step closer to reality. In the Oct. 5 meeting of the Cheyenne County commissioners, the commissioners were asked to consider a donation from Keno...

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UPDATE: Panhandle Public Health Announces Risk Level Moved to 'High'

The Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) released a statement Monday afternoon, Oct. 12, that six Panhandle counties have joined Box Butte County in moving to orange on the risk dial. The risk...

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Planning Economic Recovery

When life gets challenging, Nebraskans come together. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce held its Fall Forum via Zoom conference from Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff on Oct. 7....

Poll: Agriculture Remains A Driving Force for Most Rural Nebraskans

Lincoln — Most rural Nebraskans believe that agriculture is a driver of economic well-being in their households, communities or both, according to the 2020 Nebraska Rural Poll. Most rural Nebraskans also have deep roots in the state’s...

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The Camping Trip

Several years ago (before the two youngest ‘pokes were even on the scene), my mama and dad thought it would serve us well to go to Red Feather Lakes for a camping adventure. We ‘pokes applauded...

The Truth

We have probably all heard this joke which some people like to tell with different variations: How do you know when a politician is lying? How do you know when an attorney is lying? How do you know when a used car salesman is lying? How do you know...

Avoid Financial Mistakes During Retirement

When you retire, you’ve learned a lot about all sorts of things, helping you avoid some of the mistakes you made earlier in life. However, you may still be susceptible to financial missteps specifically related to your retirement years. How can...

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Peetz Names Parade Marshalls

Peetz High School Homecoming Week wraps up Saturday with Peetz Sake Day Saturday, Oct. 17. The day starts with the Fireman's Breakfast starting at 7 a.m. at the fire hall. The craft fair is scheduled...

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Robert L. 'Bob' Jones

Robert L. “Bob” Jones, age 68, of Sidney, NE passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Sidney. A Celebration of Life Service with family present will be held from 4-6:00 P.M. Thursday, October...

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Anthony J. Ramirez

Anthony J. Ramirez, age 61, of Lodgepole, NE passed away Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO on Monday, October 5, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 20, 2020...

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Phylis I. Runge

Phylis I. Runge, age 94, longtime resident of Sidney, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Grand Island, NE. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church...

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Darlene L. Benish

Darlene L. Benish, age 91, former long-time resident of Potter, NE passed away on October 5, 2020 at Heritage Estates in Gering, NE. No memorial services will be held at this time. Cremation has been...

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MILDRED ALICE (JACOBS) TOBLER

Mildred (Millie to her many friends), was born in Whitney, NE to Marcellus and Ellen (Anderson) Jacobs. She was the youngest in her family with 3 brothers and 5 sisters. They all called her...

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Elzora F. Bills

Elzora F. Bills, 81, passed away, Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Fort Morgan, CO. Elzora was a former employee of Independent Cable in Sidney, NE. Survivors include her husband, Wes Bills; her...

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Virgil H. Horst

Virgil H. Horst, age 86, of Gurley, NE passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Kimball Manor in Kimball, NE. Cremation has been taken place with a private service held by the family. Memorials can be...

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Helen P. Hedges

Helen P. Hedges, age 64, of Sidney, NE passed away in Scottsbluff on Monday, August 3, 2020. Robert (Bob) H. Hedges, age 66, passed away in Bridgeport on May 15, 2020. Memorial services for Robert...

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Warriors Stumble Against Mullen, 46-14

Leyton’s Warrior Football team lost it’s second game in a row, falling on the road 46-to-14 against conference rival Mullen Friday night. The loss drops Leyton to 5-and-2, with the losses...

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Swedes Run Past Raiders 36-7

The Red Raiders made the drive out to Gothenburg Friday for a district matchup against a Swedes team coming off a 28-to-6 upset road win against the previously unbeaten Mitchell Tigers. The Sidney...

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Creek Valley Volleyball Downs Leyton, Falls to Bayard, Arthur County

Valley’s Lady Storm Volleyball team hosted rival Leyton last Tuesday and came away with victory in a five set marathon match. The victory was the Lady Storm’s second in a row after dropping their...

Coyotes Remain Unbeaten

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team continued their undefeated season with a decisive 50-to-26 road victory over the Hay Springs Hawks Friday night. The Coyotes big play offense and aggressive defense were too much for the Hawks to handle, and the...

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Peetz Opens Season With Win Over Weldon Valley

Peetz’s Bulldog Football team finally started their COVID-19-delayed season with a road win against rival Weldon Valley Friday by a final score of 26-to-12. The Bulldog’s senior quarterback Aiden...

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Storm Defense Stops Wolves, 64-32

Creek Valley’s Storm Football team hosted the Arthur County Wolves Friday night to cap Homecoming Week in Chappell, and the highly-anticipated matchup against the two 4-and-1 D6 rivals drew a large...

Potter-Dix Volleyball Downs Kimball, Falls to Bayard, Hay Springs

On Tuesday Oct. 6, the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes hosted a Triangular against Bayard and Kimball, and were able to manage a split against the two teams. The Lady Coyotes first matched up against Bayard, and although the lady Coyotes played well, the...

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Lady Raiders Sweep At WCT

Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team made the trip up north for the Western Conference Tournament, and it was a successful trip with Sidney winning all three matches against their rivals. Sidney...

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Raiders Cross Country Hosts Sidney Invite

On Thursday the Sidney Red Raider Cross Country team hosted the best of the area’s teams for the Sidney Invite at Deer Park Run. North Platte was the big winner on the varsity side, with the...

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West Bank Settlements

In June of 1967, Israel’s army captured the Sinai and Gaza Strip from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, and East Jerusalem and the West Bank from the Jordanians. Although Israel returned the...

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Fond Memories

There are some experiences in life that never fully get filed away in the caverns of memory. They have a way of always staying near to the top. Compare them to the worn-out hiking boots or jeans your...

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Reprehensible

I spent nearly half my life working in TV and radio newsrooms. Much of that time was spent working as a weatherman, but often I was tasked with double duty. Over the years I worked as a producer,...

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