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Articles from the January 12, 2022 edition

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Future Plans

Sidney Regional Medical Hospital officials held two question and answer sessions on January 4. The meetings were held to address questions and concerns regarding proposed moving of the Extended Care f...

 

Candidate Filing Underway

Submitting petitions for public office started January 5 in Nebraska. The deadline for incumbents is February 15, and March 1 for non-incumbents. The State of Nebraska defines an incumbent as anyone...

 

Procedure Denies Gun Show Request

The Cheyenne County Commissioners voted against a request to have a firearms show at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The vote was based on procedure, not a lack of support for firearms. Skip Fricke...

 

Jordan Cook Among Senior Design Students Who Present Projects During Lockheed Martin Visit

Just before finals, Senior Design students in Baylor University’s School of Engineering & Computer Science (ECS) were able to present their semester-long projects at the Lockheed Martin...

 

Keith E. Onken

Keith E. Onken, 79, of Ovid, CO, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, at North Colorado Medical Center at Greeley, CO.   Keith was born on November 10, 1942, on the family farm in rural Lodgepole,...

 

An Announcement

Change is a constant in life, and I have news of a big change in mine. But first, some backstory is in order. In 1990, my lovely new bride and I fled Minnesota to start a life together in the Black...

 

Walking With Your Eyes Open

On a trip to Central America several years ago, the group I was with was encouraged to be careful giving money to panhandlers and beggars. A little background. For as dysfunctional as American...

 

The Art of Forensics

News outlets – newspapers, radio and TV – sometimes use a rather fancy and greatly misunderstood word when they speak of the presentation of evidence. That word is “forensics.” We’ve heard...

 

'Delta Dawn'

Hello, Sidney Sun Readers!  Looking for new this New Year?  Deltas are triangular.  This one has equal sides. Proverbs 4:7 tells us to get wisdom, get knowledge, and with all our getting get...

 

Watch Out for Tax Scammers

Sadly, identity theft happens throughout the year – but some identity thieves are particularly active during tax-filing season. How can you protect yourself? One of the most important moves you can make is to be suspicious of requests by people or...

 

Celebrating the Seasons

We are into January; the virgin birth has taken place, and the Messiah has come into the world. Advent was a time of reflection, a time of hope and waiting, and while the season has the symbolism of darkness, it also is a reminder that God’s promis...

 

'Farming Evolution' Feb. 16-17

Get out your calendars and mark Wednesday & Thursday, February 16 and 17 as the dates for the annual Farming Evolution event. Whether you look at regenerative agriculture concepts with a wary eye or fully embrace the ideas, this event is for you....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 12, 2022

Raiders Cruise Over Gering

Sidney’s Red Raider Boy’s Basketball team came back from the holiday break Friday night with a big win over Gering, 80-to-64. Sidney had a fast start, opening with an 11-to-2 run, but the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 12, 2022

Lady Storm Get First Win

Creek Valley hosted the Sandhills Valley teams on Friday hoping to get their first wins of the season. The girls' teams started the action, and the Sandhills Valley team put defensive pressure on the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 12, 2022

Sidney's Lady Raiders Split Weekend Contests

Sidney's Lady Raider Basketball team came back from their holiday break hosting the Gering Lady Bulldogs, and it took a bit of time before the home squad warmed up and finally put away the visitors....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 12, 2022

Leyton Sweeps Hay Springs

Leyton’s Warrior Basketball teams hosted the Hay Springs Hawks on Saturday afternoon, and both the girls’ and boys’ teams came away winners on the court. The girls started off with a tight...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 12, 2022

Potter-Dix Drops First Game of Season

Potter-Dix's Coyote Boy's Basketball team had three games over the past week, and lost their first game of the season to Bayard on Friday. The week's action started on Monday, January 3, when the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 12, 2022

Tough Week For Lady Coyotes

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyotes had a tough week, playing four games and coming up empty in the win column. On Monday, January 3, the Lady Coyotes started the new year hosting the Lady Lions from Morrill,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 12, 2022

Raider Wrestling Finishes 7th in Ogallala

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team traveled to Ogallala Saturday for the Ogallala Duals and placed 7th out of 10 teams at the end of the competition. Some of the best teams in Nebraska and Colorado...

 

Public Records

Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 5 A 2005 Kenworth truck and trailer went off the road near Lodgepole at 11 a.m. Randy J. Milleson, of Alliance, was driving east on Interstate 80 when the truck entered he south ditch, continuing until it...

 

Straight Talk From Steve:

The second session of the 107th Legislature has already begun and new bills are now being introduced. Although new bills may only be introduced within the first ten legislative days of the session, I...

 

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