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Articles from the February 3, 2021 edition

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Traffic Light Denied

The Sidney City Council and City Manager David Scott discussed findings on a recent traffic study regarding the Fort Sidney Road and Pole Creek Crossing intersection recently. The City contracted with...

 

Leyton Board Approves Interim Superintendent

The Leyton Board of Education met before a packed house Friday. The agenda focused on filling the district superintendent’s seat, and making plans to fill to board positions. Leyton School District...

 

More Than Recruiting

Growing a community's economy involves recruiting businesses from outside of the area, “selling” them on what the local downtown has to offer. It also involves supporting the entrepreneur whose...

 

Top County Spellers

Dagen Lee, center, spells a word in deciding for second and third place during the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee Thursday, January 28 at West Elementary School. First place is Aastha Chaudhari (right)...

 

Sidney Public Library Under Budget

The Sidney Public Library ended the 2019-2020 fiscal year 11.8 percent under the $494,811 budget, as presented by Head Librarian Richard Sandstrom. Sandstrom said the impact on the budget is mostly...

 

Feb. 9 SNAP Funds to Issued With 15 % Increase

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits for the month of January on February 9. On...

 

Richard Allen Kurz

Born Oct 26, 1954 in Sidney, Nebraska. Died Jan 11, 2021. Richard graduated from Sidney High School in 1972. He is survived by his wife Evalina Ral Falla, his daughter “Adriona” Paula Kurz,...

 

Richard Dean Gillham

Richard Dean Gillham, age 70 of Peetz, CO, slipped into the arms of Jesus on January 30, 2021 at Northern Colorado Medical Center, in Greeley. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 7 from 4:00 to...

 

Robyn E. Howitt

Robyn Elizabeth Howitt, age 25, of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. A celebration of life for Robyn is planned for Saturday, May 29...

 

Stephanie Lee Hajek

** Services for Stephanie L. Hajek have been postponed from February 5th and 6th. A Wake service will be February 26, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 27, 202...

 

I've Retired... Theoretically

A few weeks ago I reached that “Golden Age” that virtually all working class people strive for. Yes! That time of life when we can do just about anything we want without worrying about scheduling...

 

Value the Dash

I was recently reminded of the obvious, or at least it should be obvious. Life is not easy. If it is easy, be careful for the skies to change. I’m not being negative. I haven’t signed up for the...

 

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Joe Biden began his presidency by issuing more executive orders in his 10 days than any other president in history during that time frame. As of this writing, 42 edicts from on high have been handed...

 

With Ultra-Low Rates, Should You Still Invest in Bonds?

If you’ve been investing for many years and you’ve owned bonds, you’ve seen some pretty big changes on your financial statements. In 2000, the average yield on a 10-year U.S. Treasury security was about 6percent; in 2010, it had dropped to...

 

The New Normal?

It has been practically a year since we were confronted with the global health crisis which has sent shock waves throughout the world. Whether we know it or not, everyone and everything is just a little bit different, if not a lot different. It is...

 

Masterpiece - A Work in Progress

Recently, I saw a post on Facebook that made me take notice. The post read: “You are allowed to be a masterpiece AND a work in progress”. I have always known I was a child of God and a real work in progress, but where does “masterpiece” fit...

 

Researchers Map Ticks Across the State

After eons of landing on the legs and arms of humans and animals, ticks have landed smack-dab in the middle of the research interests of University of Nebraska–Lincoln master’s student...

 

UNL For Families:

Many eggs reach stores only a few days after being laid. Determining the freshness of eggs can be confusing at times, as some egg cartons feature two dates. The Julian date is the “pack date,” when the eggs were washed, graded and placed in the...

 

MEAN Elects Board Officers for 2021-22

LINCOLN – The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), the wholesale power supply entity of NMPP Energy, elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2021-22 at its annual meeting Jan. 21. Those re-elected to one-year terms as...

 

Chemigation Certification Training

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions in February and March at Alliance, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff. Training and testing will also be available online. Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and...

 

Let the States Lead

On January 20, the United States carried out a distinctive national tradition: Our country underwent a peaceful transition of power. Looking back on the history of nations, this is not typical....

 

Nebraska's Future Leaders

Nebraska’s high school seniors have a lot to look forward to in 2021. Years of hard work in the classroom have led up to the college applications that many of them submitted last fall, and now, all...

 

Illusions

In recent days, I reread Daniel Boorstin’s book, The Image, or What Happened to the American Dream. Boorstin trained as a historian, but in his 1961 book, he steps away from history long enough to...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

One bill that I will support this year is LB364, which creates the Opportunity Scholarships Act. Under this Act individual and corporate taxpayers would qualify for a non-refundable tax credit on the...

 

SHS Dance Team Recognized for Community Service

The Sidney High School Dance Team was recently recognized by the Lodgepole Camp with the Ivan LiJren Award. The award was presented by Board President Gary Hawkins. The award is presented to...

 

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