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Articles from the January 6, 2021 edition

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Chamber Seeks Retail Input

Regardless the size of community, the question Chambers and economic development promoters face is how to keep people shopping in the local stores. There are people who plan day trips around a certain...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The COVID Risk Dial continues to slowly move back to a safer zone. The Risk Dial for Sidney was recently just within the Severe category, the highest of the four levels. In the time since then, the...

 

Dancing to 2021

The Sidney Elks Lodge hosted a New Year's Eve party. The event included appetizers, dancing and DJ music....

 

Gas Tax to Decrease this Month

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s gas tax rate will be 28.7 cents per gallon, marking a decrease of 4.5 cents per gallon. This is good news for Nebraska motorists, who are currently seeing total gas prices spike ahead of the holidays. The current average...

 

FUN DAY IN THE SNOW

The recent snow storm did little to slow down children anxious for a reason to be outside. Pictured are several who dusted off their sleds and spent the afternoon at Legion Park....

 

Margaret 'Peggy' A. Klingman

Margaret “Peggy” A. Klingman, age 93, passed away in Oshkosh, NE on December 24, 2020. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Chappell United Methodist...

 

Robert M. Paulsen

Robert M. Paulsen, age 80, of Chappell, NE passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Sedgwick County Health Center in Julesburg, CO. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 2, 2...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    January 6, 2021

Your Papers Please

After months of misleading or outright lying to the American people about the COVID-19 virus, public officials and the media are expressing alarm and concern about the number of Americans who say...

 

What's Next

About a year ago, press conferences and news reports were grabbing everyone’s attention. Politicians and health experts were lining up to explain a crisis. A new virus was detected. It was quickly...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    January 6, 2021

Beau Miles

It is summer-time in Australia. While scrolling though YouTube in recent days, I came across a most unusual character from “Down Under.” Story-teller extraordinaire, adventurer, and filmmaker, Bea...

 

Avoid Tapping Into 401(k) Early

If you’ve been contributing for many years to your 401(k) or similar retirement plan, it may be your largest pool of money. So, if you are facing a financial need, you may think about tapping into your account. After all, it’s your money – why...

 

Do Your Best, Trust God

The gospels all give different accounts of what happened to Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus AFTER Jesus was born in a borrowed stable… MATTHEW tells us of the frantic flight of the family down to Egypt, the return home 2 years later, and then nothi...

 

Sidney FFA Members Compete in District Leadership Contest

Sidney FFA members competed in the District FFA Leadership contest on December 9, 2020. Our chapter had five members represent Sidney, which is quite an impressive accomplishment. The event was held virtually and conducted using Zoom. Freshmen Riley...

 

SPNRD County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings Changing

The South Platte NRD (District) will not be holding any County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings in person this spring. Instead certified irrigation owners and operators will be receiving a letter with instructions on how to provide...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 6, 2021

Red Raiders Starting to Roll

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team had a busy and successful week, going 2-and-1 in the Sidney Holiday Tournament then defeating the Holdrege Dusters on Saturday to improve their record to 6-and-4...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 6, 2021

Lady Raiders Struggle on Offense

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team had a busy week with three games in the Sidney Holiday Tournament December 28-30 followed by hosting the Holdrege Dusters on Saturday afternoon. The week ended u...

 

Public Records

December 23 6:52 am, Medical Call, 2100 block Elm 7:33 am, Animal Call, US Hwy. 30 & Rd 177, Duel Co. 8:56 am, Civil Call 10:19am, Animal Call, Holy Trinity Church, 2300 block San Marino Rd. 10:51 am, Animal Call, 1300 block Lodgepole Rd. 11:18 am,...

 

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