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Articles from the January 20, 2021 edition

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City Facing Big Tax Bill

The Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR) has approved a sales tax refund claim that will impact the City of Sidney by about $275,000. In the Jan. 12 meeting of the Sidney City Council, City Manager...

 

Volkmer Recognized a first Sidney Educator of the Month

The duties of education go far beyond taking attendance and presenting a lecture. The process involves several layers of employees, from the custodians to the administrators. Three Sidney businesses h...

 

DeBoer Introduces Child Care Bill

Lincoln — Senator Wendy DeBoer introduced LB485 to make affordable child care available to more low-income workers in our state. The Child Care Subsidy program, also called Title XX, provides child care assistance for low income workers by distribu...

 

Airport Board Reviews Project Options

The Sidney Airport Authority Board spent most of its Jan. 14 meeting discussing how many improvements to schedule, and with whose money. The Airport Authority board has been working with Jeff Wolfe of MC Schaff Engineering from Scottsbluff on an...

 

COVID Numbers Declining

COVID conditions in Cheyenne County are improving, according to Sidney Public Schools Superintendent Jay Ehler. The Sidney Public Schools Board of Education met in the Sidney High School Performing...

 

City Council Hears Proposal for Golf Simulator

Golf Operations Director Patrick Kilbride presented the Sidney City Council a proposal of adding a golf simulator to the clubhouse. Kilbride told the city council there are currently no courses in...

 

LeAnne Grabowski

LeAnne Grabowski, age 73, passed away in Sidney on Sunday, December 27, 2020. A July 2021 Memorial service will be set and announced. Cremation has taken place. You may view LeAnne’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at...

 

Loretta Marie Cartwright

Loretta Marie Cartwright, 89 of Gordonville, Texas passed away on January 12, 2021 at the Carrus Hospital in Sherman, Texas. She was born on March 10, 1931 in Westhope, North Dakota to the late...

 

Adapting Communication Methods

A protest turned riot and almost in the same breath social media platforms showed how private they truly are. Twitter and Facebook banned Trump and most anything that supported him or his ideas. This...

 

What Really Matters

Before I address today’s topic, sincere and heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming show of support for these columns. Your calls, letters and personal comments to me and the paper in the last week...

 

Four Presidents

Four outgoing Presidents have boycotted the incoming President’s inauguration: John Adams, his son John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, and Andrew Johnson. The second President, John Adams, was...

 

Pre-Retirees: Plan New for Health Care Costs

If you’re close to retirement, you’ll have several financial issues to consider. But you’ll want to pay attention to one of the most important of these issues: health care costs. How can you prepare yourself for these expenses? First, get an...

 

The One That Would Not, Could Not

As we have learned from the Covid-19 crisis, there’s no guarantee for tomorrow in this game of life and death. So, it makes good sense to examine ourselves today in 2021 and make the most of the opportunities we do have. Paul says in 2 Cor. 6:2, ...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

I will introduce a bill to move the headquarters of the Game and Parks Department to the City of Sidney. Currently, state law mandates that the headquarters for the Game and Parks Department be in...

 

Extension Webinar to Explore Livestock Nuisance, Odor Footprints

LINCOLN — An upcoming Nebraska Extension webinar will examine recent livestock facility nuisance litigation and look at a tool from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for assessing the odor footprints of these facilities. The webinar will be...

 

Lawmakers Urged to Break Meat Supply-Chain Logjam

OAKLAND — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill to provide some relief for meat supply chains by allowing consumers to purchase smaller ownership shares of livestock. Aunbrea Zeleny with the Oakland Meat Processing Plant said Legislative Bill...

 

High Plains Ag Lab Lives Up to Its History

As the new year begins, all is quiet at the research plots at the High Plains Agricultural Lab 6 miles northwest of Sidney. Winter wheat fields are dormant, and other fields await the spring...

 
 By Sarah Merza    News    January 20, 2021

Ricketts Talks Budget, Pandemic in State Address

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts discussed Nebraska's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in his State of the State Address Jan. 14. He also outlined his proposed budget including a property tax relief...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2021

Lady Raiders Take Two of Three

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team had two strong wins over the week but the momentum of victory wasn’t enough to overcome a tough Class A opponent in North Platte on Saturday. The Lady Raiders...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2021

Raiders Come Up Empty

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team had recently gone through a stretch of good play translating into wins, but had a rough week dropping three straight contests to fall to 7-and-8 on the season. Si...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2021

Coyotes Rolling Into MAC Tournament

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball team continued its strong play with three big wins over the week and are looking strong going into this weeks’ MAC Tournament. The Coyote’s started last weeks...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2021

Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes Woes Continue

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball team continued its strong play with three big wins over the week and are looking strong going into this weeks’ MAC Tournament. The Coyote’s started last weeks...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2021

Sidney Grapplers Sixth at Gothenburg

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team had a tough day on Saturday at the Gothenburg Duals, placing sixth out of twelve teams in the competition. Sidney lost to Gering 46-to-30, Colby KS 42-to-30 and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2021

Creek Valley Struggles With Paxton

Creek Valley’s Storm Basketball teams continued to struggle, and hosted the Paxton Tigers on Thursday for both a girls and boys contest. The Lady Storm hoped to get a jump on the Lady Tigers who...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2021

Lady Warriors Down Potter-Dix

Leyton’s Lady Warriors picked up a victory against rival Potter-Dix Friday night, providing a bright spot in a week that had the team losing two other contests. On Tuesday January 12, the Lady...

 

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