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Commissioners Approve Oktoberfest Liquor License

The Cheyenne County Commissioners recently approved the Oktoberfest Committee's application for a Special Designated Liquor License for the annual Oktoberfest Celebration. Oktoberfest is planned for...

City Amends Sale Agreement with Table of Grace

The Sidney City Council recently approved an updated sales agreement with Table of Grace for a tract of land on the north side of Elm Street. The City is selling the 3.2 acre tract to Table of Grace...

Property Tax Explained

Property tax is based on assessed value and tax levies. Almost without exception, a property owner's tax bill includes several taxing districts such as school districts, fire districts, villages and...

Walking for Vets

A native of western Nebraska has returned for a special event bringing awareness to Veterans with mental issues and suicides. Jason Hanner will start his “Walk across Nebraska” at the...

Public Records

Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Department September 18 11:58 a.m., Transient Aid, transported a male from the Kimball County Line to the Deuel County Line. 1:22 p.m., Suspicious Activity, Sunol Motor Cross; report of a man in a vehicle with binoculars...

Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle

Drought Tolerant Plants — As we once again are experiencing drought this year, we need to consider drought tolerant plants. These plants will persist for three or more years with little or no supplemental watering, and help conserve water, reduce...

For The Love of Thyme

We all love our fresh herbs; herbs are so versatile in terms of what they can contribute to your life. Adding fresh herbs into your daily routine is a wonderful, healthy lifestyle choice in that they...

Sidney's FFA - Senior Division Wins 1st Place at 2022 Area 1 Range Judging Contest

SCOTTSBLUFF – Approximately 150 students met in Scottsbluff for the 2022 Area 1 Range Judging Contest on September 14, 2022. Sidney’s FFA Senior Division Team won First Place with teammates Zoe...

Loneliness - An Extential Experience for All Humans

‘Loneliness’ is perhaps the most primitive of all human emotions. The Bible tells us this. God saw that man was alone. Giving him a partner in the form of a woman was the solution to it. Some people see even the creation of humans itself as an...

Should You Stick With Index-based Investments?

You may have heard that you can simplify your investment strategy just by owning index-based or passive investments. But is this a good idea? You’ll want to consider the different aspects of this type of investment style. To begin with, an...

Czech Heritage Days

Czech Heritage is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Community Center in Lodgepole. The celebration starts at 12 p.m. with a covered dish dinner for the noon and evening meal. Dancing all afternoon to the Czechlanders Orchestra. Please bring...

Westphalen, Roberts 'For Peetz Sake' Parade Marshalls

This year’s 2022 For Peetz Sake Day Parade Marshalls are Milly (Ross) Westphalen and Maria (Puelzl) Roberts. Both have had professional careers teaching children and both have found what our Peetz...

For Peetz Sake Days, Homecoming Sept. 30-Oct. 1

The Peetz community will be celebrating homecoming and For Peetz Sake Days, Friday, September 30 through October 1. Homecoming week starts at Peetz schools with the theme “Bulldogs Through the...

Adella Oberndorfer

Adella Oberndorfer, 93 and a lifelong resident of Cheyenne County Nebraska, died on Friday evening, September 16, 2022 at Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday,...

Gerold Wayne Radcliffe

Gerold Wayne Radcliffe, age 84, of Ogallala, died Sunday, September 18th, 2022 at the Medical Center of Aurora, Colorado. Gerold was born on April 4, 1938 in Holyoke, CO to Dwight and Helen (Greer)...

Sidney Girls Golf Competes At North Platte

Sidney's Lady Raider Golf team traveled last week to compete at the North Platte Invitational, and had a tough time but a good showing against some of the area's best teams. The Sidney squad finished...

Sidney XC Third At Bridgeport, Girls Fourth At McCook

Sidney Red Raider Cross Country team had a busy week, with competitions at Bridgeport and McCook. At the Run at the Rocks/Bridgeport Invite on Tuesday, both teams finished third, with the boys...

Potter-Dix Rolls Over Sioux County, 63-0

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their unbeaten season by routing the Sioux County Warriors 63-to-0 in Harrison on Friday. It was another outstanding offensive and defensive performance by...

Storm Falls To Southwest, 60-6

Creek Valley's Storm Football team continues to search for their first win, as they traveled to Bartley on Friday and wound up on the wrong side of a 60-to-6 rout against the Southwest Roughriders....

Lady Coyotes Remain Unbeaten

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team continued their outstanding start to the season, outlasting Sioux County in Harrison Friday with a 3-to-2 match victory to move their record to 11-and-0....

Sidney Volleyball Notches Three More Wins

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team spent the week on the road, and showed they didn't need a home court advantage to continue their strong play. On Tuesday, the Lady Raiders faced the Chadron Lady...

Warriors Record First Season Loss 14-12

Leyton’s Warrior Football team suffered their first loss of the season Friday afternoon to the Anselmo-Merna Coyotes, 14-to-12. The difference in points came from the Coyotes converting one extra...

Tigers Tame Raiders, 44-20

Sidney’s Red Raider Football team traveled to Mitchell Friday night and came out on the wrong end of a 44-to-20 final score against a powerful Mitchell Tigers team that remained undefeated. The...

Tough Week For Leyton

Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team, after opening their season with a 6-and-2 record, had a tough week and dropped four matches to drop them to 6-and-6 on the season. On Friday they hosted...

Federal Broadband Investments

I often talk about the importance of investing in our core infrastructure. That’s things like our roads, bridges, railways, airports, drinking water systems, and ports. But in today’s digital...

Bridging the Digital Divide

Over the years, Nebraskans have built thousands of miles of trails, rails, power lines, and highways to connect our state. This connectivity has helped our urban and rural communities thrive. Yet as...

Proactive Trade Policy

This week I participated in a Ways and Means Committee hearing on the future of our trade relationship with Taiwan. The hearing explored opportunities provided by ongoing trade talks between the U.S....

Represent Yourself Right, and Well

A few years ago, my wife and I saw a movie called “Words.” It is labeled as a romance story, but it goes much deeper. Yes, there are two primary characters in a relationship. After that, there is...

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

“For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:35-37  Every word we speak leads to a life-or-death decision. “Death and life are in the power of...

A Cure for Depression

By Calvin K. Sunderland Edited by Michael K. Sunderland The following is a short excerpt from the Family History my father worked on until Alzheimer’s progressively destroyed his memory. The...

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