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Articles from the January 5, 2022 edition

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Dorwart Closes 40 years of Medical Practice

He was born in Sidney. One might say he was born into medicine, and then passed on the legacy to his children. Three of his children continued the practice of medicine in the family. Dr. Clinton B....

 

City of Sidney Declares Snow Emergency

Due to the forecast of a major winter storm event, the City of Sidney has declared a snow emergency effective Wednesday, January 5, at 12:00P.M. The snow emergency shall remain in effect until further... Full story

 

New Fire Truck Unveiled

It is a process six years in the making, a process that cost a lot of budgeting and support from the City of Sidney and the community. Almost exactly a year after it was ordered, the Sidney Fire...

 

Leonard C. Soucie

Leonard C. Soucie, age 94, of Sidney, NE passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at SRMC Extended Care in Sidney. Rosary services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, January 7, 2022 in the St....

 

Cody M. George

Cody Merritt George, age 34, of Sidney, NE passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the Crook Community...

 

Robert Burns Poppen

Robert Burns Poppen, age 93, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Cheyenne County passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in Kimball, NE. Memorial services will be announced when available....

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 5, 2022

Have The Courage to Stand Your Ground

We live in a time of incredible hostility. Hatred can be expressed openly without consequences, provided such animosity is directed at the right group or person. The internet and social media have...

 

Looking to the Future

It’s that time of year when trash cans have digested their diet of Christmas wrapping paper, and now is the time for poets to write the soothing rhymes of what we want in a perfect world. The very...

 

For the Leyton Community's Consideration:

Recently, selected members of the Leyton School Community received a letter concerning the upcoming recall vote of Rol Rushman & Suzy Ernest titled “Know Before You Vote.” Although the letter was unsigned and had no return address, it bears a ver...

 

Table of Grace Thanks Supporters

We have surpassed our matching grant goal of $20,000 by almost $35,000! We would like to thank the following businesses and all the individuals, too numerous to list, for your donations to the Table of Grace. May God bless you all in 2022! Aflac-...

 

What Should You Know About Investment Risk?

When you invest, you incur risk – there’s no avoiding it. But the concept of “risk” may be more expansive than you realized. And by understanding the different types of investment risk and how these risks can be addressed, you can improve...

 

Wittrock New SPNRD General Manager

Galen Wittrock has taken over as the new General Manager for the South Platte NRD (District). Wittrock, who was just honored for 30 years of service to the District, takes over for Rod Horn who...

 

Property Tax Relief, Broadband, Federal Tax Proposals Top Ag Stories for 2021

LINCOLN – Nebraska’s agricultural economy rebounding this year and the subsequent property tax relief tied to the economy are among the top agriculture stories of 2021, according to Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB). Also making the list is the move...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 5, 2022

Raiders Take Holiday Tourament Titles

Sidney’s Red Raider boys and girls basketball teams both went 3-and-0 to take championship honors at the Sidney Holiday Tournament Monday through Wednesday last week. Both teams continued their hot...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 5, 2022

Donna Wiedeburg Honored as Girls Coach of the Year

Sidney Red Raider Cross Country Head Coach Donna Wiedeburg has been honored as the 2021-22 Nebraska Coaches Association/Hudl Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year. Wiedeburg has coached Cross Country...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 5, 2022

SHS Grapplers Down McCook, Ogallala

Sidney's Red Raider Boys Wrestling team ended 2021 with a bang at the Ogallala/McCook Triangular on December 29, victorious in both matches against their rivals. Big wins by Landon Hanes at 285 lbs.,...

 

Prayer Walking

On Thursday afternoon, the typical flow of automobile and pedestrian traffic was somewhat distracted by a sight a little out of place on any other day. There at the side of Illinois Street a large woo...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department Dec. 29 1:54 a.m., Parking Complaint, 10th Avenue and Quince Street. 2:18 a.m., Suspicious Vehicle, 700 block Osage Street. 2:34 a.m., Parking Complaint, 14th Avenue and Jackson Street. 4:27 a.m., Traffic Stop, 14th Avenue...

 

Insurrection on the Capitol: Jan. 6, 2021

Donald Trump lost the 2020 election on November 3, 2020. Although some 74.2 million voters voted for him, 81.2 voted for Biden, a difference of over 7.0 million. Then, Biden won 306 electoral votes to...

 

Therapeutics for COVID-19

In my July 10, 2020 article I wrote about the use of certain therapeutic re-purposed prescription drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 symptoms. I especially talked about the potential benefits of...

 

Growing Nebraska: A Year in Review

If you’ve read my weekly columns, tuned into a press conference, or heard me speak before, you are no stranger to my guiding vision for the state: growing Nebraska.   It’s been the mission of my...

 

Times They Are A Changing

Let’s start the New Year by reaching into the past. As we look ahead into 2022 I’m reminded of a 1960’s Bob Dylan song: “The Times They Are A Changing.” Dylan tended to be a bit morbid with...

 

Rose Mary Thomas

Rose Mary Thomas, age 90, of Sidney, NE passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 peacefully surrounded by family. Rosary services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in the St....

 

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