15th Annual Pony Express Rides Through Sidney

The normal casual start of a Thursday morning was briefly interrupted last week when a group of motorcyclists entered Sidney from West Highway 30. The interruption of normal was not an invasion, but...

The Voice of Response

The room is deliberately dim. It's easier on the eyes. The duties from the outside appear to be simple, but can change at any give moment, or one phone call to the next. Responding to a moment of...

Life On The Edge

Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, 45,979 Americans died from suicide, from an estimated 1.2 million suicide attempts. The elusive questions are what leads...

Public Records

Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office May 18 7:11 a.m., Village Check, Potter. 7:18 a.m., Medical Call, Potter. 7:50 a.m., Welfare Check, milemarker 64, Interstate 80. 8:23 a.m., Traffic Hazard, 17J Link and Interstate 80. 9:13 a.m., Civil Call, 1200...

Helicopters to Survey Noxious and Invasive Weed Species in Western Nebraska's waterway

An invasive and noxious weed surveying project, which will focus on waterways in Western Nebraska, is set to begin this week. The Panhandle Research Integration for Discovery Education, otherwise...

Women in Ag Plans Workshop on Developing Communication Skills, Relationships

LINCOLN — Developing communication skills to improve relationships will be the focus of a two-part virtual workshop hosted by Nebraska Extension’s Women in Agriculture program in June. The...

What Is Really Worth Dying For?

Memorial Day Weekend is coming. Some look at it as the first part of summer, with the annual trip to the Lake, fun in the sun, reunions and family fellowship. Some celebrate it as a holiday from working, a break in the monotony of making a living....

Should You Make Extra Mortgage Payments?

You might enjoy owning your home – but the mortgage? Not so much. In fact, you might want to do everything you can to pay it off as quickly as possible. But is that always the best strategy? In one sense, your mortgage can be considered a...

Sidney Library Announces New Adult Librarian, Bookmobile Driver

On May 17, the Sidney Public Library announced a new staff member who will lead the adult reading program and the book mobile program. Julie Stokes took on her duties as the new adult librarian and...

Joan Palmer Wood

Joan Palmer Wood, 91, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Kimball, NE. Cremation has taken place, and her memorial service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31st, at Cantrell Funeral Home with...

Marcella Maxine Olson Brauer

Marcella Maxine Olson Brauer, 86, a long-time resident of Sidney, passed away on May 12, 2022 at Sidney Regional Extended Care. Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at...

Mary Etta Robb

Mary Etta Robb, age 88, of Sidney, NE passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Cremation has been held. A private family service will be held. Memorials can be made to the Sidney High School wrestling...

Leona Mae Janzen

Leona Mae Janzen, age 93 of Lincoln, NE (formerly of York, NE) passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Hillcrest Firethorn care facility in Lincoln. Leona was born Sept. 20, 1928 to George H and...

Ronald Lee Gusman

Ronald Lee Gusman, age 78, of Sidney, passed away on May 13, 2022, in his home with his loving family surrounding him. Cremation has taken place. The Wake was held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 20,...

Wanda D. Dana

Wanda D. Dana, age 72, of Chappell, NE, passed away in Lincoln, NE on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 23, 2022, at Chappell Assembly of God Church in...

Coyotes Travel To Omaha For State Meet

Potter-Dix's Coyote Track and Field team traveled to Burke stadium in Omaha late last week to compete in the NSAA State Championship Meet. For the boys, senior Thomas Muldoon placed 7th in the 800...

Storm Athletes Compete At State Meet

Creek Valley's Storm Track and Field team qualified two of its boys team members for the Sate Meet, and they made the trip to Omaha late last week. Seniors Lucas Trujillo and Alex Caraveo both...

Leyton Warriors Compete In State Meet

Leyton's Warrior Track and Field team sent 11 boys and five girls to the State Meet in Omaha at the end of last week, and had some outstanding performances and a few medal wins. For the boy's team,...

Raiders Take State

Sidney’s Red Raider Boy’s Track and Field Team earned the Class B State Championship for the first time since 2015, earning 66 points in the competition and besting second-place Waverly by 14...

Living The Pledge of Duty, Honor, Courage

"Duty, honor, country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.  They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to...

Straight Talk From Steve:

As our national anthem says, the United States of America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. As Americans we never tire of sharing those stories of fearless bravery which have...

Blessed Lights in Darkness and Kingdom Keepers

Dear Editor: Perhaps you have heard that President Biden is on his way to meet with the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw up an amendment to their constitution which will put all United States health care in the hands of WHO. This means that...

Widening the Disconnect

I wanted to tease or title this as “strange days,” but I already used that. Maybe it is “Strange Days2.” I recall early in the social media platform reading a sentence or so that really puts...

Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On

Humility plus honor welds our hearts together with God’s heart so that, fearfully, we honor and worship Him in spirit and in truth. “In the fear of the Lord there is confidence and His children...

Mythology

Tony Hillerman grew up in Oklahoma, and attended St. Mary’s Academy, a boarding school intended for Native American girls. One of the few boys permitted to attend, he developed a sensitivity for...

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