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Ehler: Minimum Change With Elevated COVID Risk Level

The Panhandle Public Health District announced on Oct. 19 that the level of concern has moved further into the Orange, or High Risk stage. As of Monday, Oct. 19, there have been more than 17,000 people tested, 1,396 who were positive for the...

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Ricketts Announces Changes to Directed Health Measures

LINCOLN – On Oct. 16, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced changes to the State’s directed health measures (DHMs) that will take effect statewide today, Oct. 21.  The Governor also launched a campaign...  Website

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Council OKs New Fire Truck

The Sidney City Council on Oct. 13 approved the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department contracting for a new fire truck. Fire Chief LaVerne Bown reported the truck to be replaced is 30 years old and...

Financial Assistance Still Availabel for Landlord Relief To Address Lossed Incurred by the COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in Nebraska, with lay-offs, furloughs, school closings, and more. The Panhandle Area Development District is teaming with the Southeast Nebraska Affordable Housing Council (SENAHC) to help...

Sidney Middle School Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

8th Grade Straight A Honor Roll Quarter 1 2020-2021 Carli Black, Benjamin Borchard, David Brauer, Carsen Brunick, Noah Canas, Zoey Christensen, Jadyn Cottam, JaShawn Davenport, Jordan DeNovellis, Ryan Dillehay, Kirtsen Dougherty, Rachel Ernst, Reid...

Leading Farm and Ranch Employees Virtual Seminar Services to be Held in December

Finding, hiring and retaining quality employees are major challenges for agricultural business in Nebraska. Competition for the available workforce comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.  Nebraska Extension will host a virtual...

Dont Just Hear, Do

Author James Moore tells the story of a man who died and went to heaven. As he was shown around, he was very impressed with the sights – beautiful gardens full of flowers, and mansions built of marble and gold and precious stones.  It was all so...

Caregivers Must Also Care (Financially) for Themselves

If you’re a caregiver, possibly for a loved one dealing with an illness such as Alzheimer’s disease, you’re probably already facing some significant emotional and physical challenges – so you don’t need any financial ones as well. Yet,...

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Celebrating a Year of Growth

In 2018, a group of guys were pursuing a dream, a cause really motivated by another company's decision. As they introduced themselves to the public, some admitted it was an idea devised during their...

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Dianne Borm

DIANNE BORM, 74 of Ogallala, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Indian Hill Manor in Ogallala. Dianne was born May 23, 1946, at Northfield, Minnesota, to Manford and Alma (Hillestad) Wilbur....

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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 was held from 4-6:00 P.M. Thursday, October 15,...

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Patricia Stumpf

Patricia Stumpf, born February 4th, 1942, of Iliff, Colorado, passed away peacefully Monday, October 12th, 2020.  Graveside services were at 9:00 am Saturday, October 17 at Riverside Cemetery....

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Cindy L. Stewart

Cindy L. Stewart, age 59, of Sidney, NE passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Sidney, NE. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 23, 2020 in the New Heart Fellowship...

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Middle School Football

Junior High Successes: Sidney’s Alec Doty follows his blockers en route to a big touchdown run during the 7th Grade football team’s 60-0 victory over the Ogallala Indians on Tuesday Oct. 13. The...

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Raider Boys Cross Country Take C-5 District Title

Sidney’s Red Raider Cross Country teams both qualified for the NSAA Cross Country Championships, the first time in five years both teams are headed to states. For the boys, it is their third...

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Indians Blank Raiders 26-0

Sidney’s Red Raider football team suffered another home loss, their second in a row where they were unable to score, making it three shut out losses at home on the year as they fell 26-to-0 to the...

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Lady Raiders Sweep Chadron

Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team improved to 22-and-5 on the year when the swept the visiting Chadron Lady Cardinals in three sets last Tuesday Oct. 13. All three sets were competitive, but...

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Warriors Lose Third Straight, 46-12

Leyton’s Warrior Football team, after opening with five straight wins, was hit hard by injuries and limped through the remaining games on their schedule, losing all three to end their regular...

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Peetz Plows Through Flagler, 62-6

Peetz’s Bulldog Football team capped their Homecoming Week with a big win against Flagler, seemingly scoring at will against a Panthers team that only had six players suited up for the contest. It...

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Ricketts: Reject State Bailouts

As pandemic restrictions loosen, Nebraska is growing again. While some states continue to struggle through the current coronavirus impacted economy, Nebraska now has the lowest unemployment rate of...

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No Good Choices

I’ve made no secret of my independent political leanings in recent years. Over the course of my life I’ve held views that were alternatively considered quite liberal, quite conservative and...

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The Two Sides of Free Speech

In the early 2000s, there was a program that allowed people to connect. It was fun. It was new. It was treated as playful and cutting edge. It predated the platforms most of us use today. About the...

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