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COVID Numbers Improve

The COVID-19 risk dial continues to improve for the Panhandle region. The current risk level is defined at 2.50, about the midpoint of the high risk range, the third highest of the four-point dial.... Full story

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County Discusses Road Closures

The Cheyenne County Commissioners heard two requests for vacation of county roads in their January 19 meeting. Randy Mathewson met with the commissioners regarding closure of County Road 24 between... Full story

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Leyton Superintendent On Administrative Leave

Two Leyton School Board members resigned and Superintendent Chris Geary is on administrative leave following a special meeting. A special meeting was held Friday evening, Jan. 22, when the board...

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Blocked Access

The railroad and Sidney have parallel histories to say the least. Sidney was a stopping point for the westward movement and the gold seekers west and north migration. The Union Pacific was part of...

WNCC Foundation Awards $49,000 to Students in Need

SCOTTSBLUFF - The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation has distributed $49,672.02 from the Student Emergency Fund (SEF) to 92 students in need since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. Nearly $30,000 was raised from generous...

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Leyton School Spelling Finalists

— Above are the finalists from the Leyton Selling Bee, held January 8, 2021. Left to Right: 6th place: Isabella Fischer-5th Grade, 5th place: Halle Carter-7th Grade, 4th place: Katie Eckhardt-8th...

Public Records

January 14 1:14, Parking Complaint, Loves Truck Stop, 600 block Chase Blvd. 8:33 am, Animal Call, 500 block 18th Ave. 8:35 am, Parking Complaint, Chase Blvd. 11:21 am, Truancy, 800 block Jackson St. 11:26 am, Truancy, 1800 block 4th St. 10:39 pm,...

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Webinar to Focus on Adding Value to Livestock Through Certification Programs

LINCOLN — Nebraska Extension’s upcoming Farm and Ranch Management webinar will focus on strategies for livestock producers to add value through approved certification programs. Consumers are...

Have A Little Faith

Testing of Your Faith 2 Count it all joy, my brothers,[b] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and...

Remote Work May Offer Financial Benefits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been forced to work from home. But once we’ve moved past the virus, many workers may continue working from home. More than one-third of companies with employees who started working from home now think...

ACE Elects 2021-2022 Officers

LINCOLN - The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2021-22 at the ACE board annual meeting held Jan. 20. Those re-elected as Board of Director...

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Hope Sherfey

Hope Sherfey, 88, of Sterling passed away early Monday morning, January 18, 2021 at her home. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home...

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Ted Louis Wittrock

Ted Louis Wittrock, 78, a lifelong resident of Sidney, NE entered into eternal life on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Denver, CO. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 23, 2021...

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Richard Howard Jensen Sr.

Richard Howard Jensen Sr. passed away at his home near Oshkosh, NE, on January 12, 2021. Rick was born on November 4, 1945, in Lewellen, NE. He wrote, “In November of 1945, I had the good fortune...

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Donald C. Elsen

Donald C. Elsen, age 66, resident of Sidney entered into eternal life on Sunday, January 17, 2021. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home. Cremation has taken place. Services are pending and...

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Leyton Places 10th at Chase County

— Leyton junior Brenton Abbott controls his opponent in the 138 pound weight class during recent action. The Leyton Warriors placed 10th at the Chase County Invitational on Jan. 16...

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Busy Week for Sidney Grapplers

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team hosted a triangular meet on Thursday against Gering and Scottsbluff, and manged a split, falling to Gering 54-to-22 but then recovering to defeat Scottsbluff...

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Lady Coyotes, Lady Storm Struggle in MAC Tournament

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Basketball team and Creek Valley’s Lady Storm Basketball team have both struggled for wins so far this season, and both teams suffered early exits in the MAC Tournament...

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Storm Settles for 4th in MAC

Creek Valley’s Storm Basketball Team continued to struggle for wins, placing fourth overall at the MAC Tournament in Bridgeport over the past week. The Storm started the tournament as the number...

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Coyotes Take MAC Tournament Championship

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball team continued its strong start to the season by ripping through the competition with lopsided wins ending in a 49-to-32 victory against Bayard on Saturday night to...

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Leyton Teams Place Third In MAC tournament

Leyton’s Warrior Basketball team entered the MAC Tournament as the number three seed and faced off against number six seed Garden County last Tuesday in Dalton in the first round of the MAC...

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Sidney Takes Two From Gothenburg

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams traveled to Gothenburg on Friday to face off against the Swedes, and the action started with the girls’ teams matching up late in the afternoon. The Lady...

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A Lesson I Learned At The Gate

As my cowboy and I have been spending time together outside working calves, I have pondered the amazing lessons that can be learned at the gate. On our particular outfit, there are too many gates to...

School Choice Week

Letter to the Editor: This School Choice Week, It’s Time to Prove We Care It’s been a difficult year for everyone, and many K-12 students across Nebraska have developed gaps in their learning. Now more than ever, parents of all income levels...

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Straight Talk from Steve

Nebraska’s tax system is completely broken. Nebraska is the worst state in the nation for the inheritance tax, the seventh worst state for property taxes and only Wisconsin beats Nebraska in terms...

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An Appeal to the Leyton School District

The ongoing conflict in the Leyton School District came to a head last week when the Superintendent of Schools was placed on paid administrative leave. I don't know the reason, nor do I need to. But...

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The Cost of a Free Dialogue

We’re in the early days of a new administration. Joe Biden is officially the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris his second. What is yet to be seen, what will be proven as time...

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