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Articles from the January 13, 2021 edition

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Houser Retires from City Duties

After five city managers and 30 years, JoDene Houser decided to disconnect the time clock and face life at a different pace. Friday, January 8, was Houser's last day as Human Resources director and...

 

Marcy Jenkins

Marcy Jenkins, 57, of Sidney passed away at Scottsbluff Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday, January 9, 2021.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Saturday January 16, 2021 at...

 

Preparing for Recovery

A little more than a year ago, the state of Nebraska had challenges of filling employment needs. With the announcement of COVID-19, the need is multiplied. Members of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce...

 

County Extends COVID-related Relief

The Cheyenne County Commissioners in their Jan. 4 meeting approved extending benefits related to COVID-19. County Attorney Paul Schaub said the county was contacted by the Nebraska Intergovernmental...

 

Kenneth W. Miller

Kenneth W. Miller, 89, passed away January 4, 2021 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff Nebraska. Funeral Services were held 10:30 AM Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Weyerts Immanuel... Full story

 

Esther Emma Elfriede Wittig Weber

Esther Emma Elfriede Wittig Weber, 97, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2021. She was born May 14, 1923 in Sidney, Nebraska to Fred and Elfriede Wittig. She grew up a country girl on their farm... Full story

 

Gena Maes

Gena Maes, age 47, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully in her home Monday, January 4, 2021. A private family service is planned. Cremation has taken place. You may view...

 

Mark Edward Thompson

Mark Edward Thompson, age 59, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from COVID-19. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later...

 

Table of Grace Surpasses Fundraising Goal

On Oct. 20, 2020, Bell Pole and Lumber issued a challenge to Table of Grace and its supporters. The company offered to match gifts up to $30,000. Donations needed to be received by the end of... Full story

 

The Silencing

The storming of the nation’s capitol was not only illegal and reprehensible, but the extent of damage done to the maintenance of a viable democracy is not yet known. That afternoon did more to...

 

Control Lost

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the American people should have heard reports of the Electoral College votes being verified and shouts of excitement and probably protest. Let’s face it. No matter who won. The...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

The 107th Legislative Session has now begun. I will continue to serve on the Appropriations Committee, and strive to bring common sense to how we spend your money. This year I will be introducing a...

 

How to Respond When Risk Tolerance is Tested

When you begin investing, you’ll generally assess your comfort with risk, as your investment choices will be guided at least partially by your risk tolerance. But once you actually experience the ups and downs of the market, this tolerance could be...

 

Who Has the Authority

The events of this past year have been challenging at the least, With the Covid Pandemic, and the Presidential election, life isn’t always what we expect. The Government would have you believe they have all the authority, but the word of GOD says... Full story

 

For You, They Signed

My cowpokes and I have been reading a book called For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation by Marilyn Boyer for our character study. The day after the electoral colle...

 

FFA Members Compete in Speech Event

Five members of the Sidney High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, returned from a speech competition with awards, and just importantly experience. Angel Helms, Erika Meakins, Isis...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2021

Red Raiders Split Against Gering, McCook

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team stumbled on the road against Gering Friday night, but recovered and earned a big home win against McCook Saturday afternoon to move their season record to...

 

Ross Making Impact at Chadron State

Sidney High School graduate and basketball standout Meaghan Ross is in first year as a redshirt freshman at Chadron State, and although the Lady Cardinal Basketball team has a had a rough start to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2021

Lay Raiders Right Offense

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team halted their two game losing streak with three consecutive victories by convincing margins over the past week. After a series of games that had the Lady Raiders...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2021

Raider Grapplers Continue Success At Ogallala Duals

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team continued their winning ways in Ogallala over the weekend, going undefeated in dual competition and earning a spot in the Championship against Ogallala. However,...

 

Area Basketball Round-Up

Potter-Dix Girl 01/04/21 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final Potter-Dix 11 3 0 0 14 Morrill 20 22 14 6 62 01/08/21 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final Potter-Dix 2 2 2 2 8 Bayard 29 16 9 9 63 01/09/21 Q1Q2 Q3 Q4 Final South Platte 19 22 23 9 73 Potter-Dix 1 4 0 4 9 Potter-Dix Boys...

 

Public Records

December 30 12:31 am, Narcotics Violation, 9th Ave. & Linden St. 2:45 am, Parking Complaint, 13th Ave. & Forrest St. 4:17 am, Medical Call, Loves Truck Stop, 600 block Chase Blvd. 6:21 am, Traffic Stop, 14th Ave. & Illinois St. 9:29 am, Open...

 

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