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Articles from the February 16, 2022 edition


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  • Gun Show Promoter Questions Decision

    Feb 16, 2022

    Dear Editor, Gun shows bring a lot of revenues into communities where they are held. Attendees rent motel rooms, they dine out at local restaurants, and they shop at local businesses. It is with great disappointment that the High Plains Shooters Supply gun show was turned down for the use of the facilities at your fairgrounds. After visiting with the county sheriff and the county attorney just before Christmas. We talked at length about what we would do and how things would be handled with the security at the show and they endorsed the ideas...

  • Adams Industries Seeks 'Inland Port Authority' Support

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Feb 16, 2022

    The idea might sound little bit like a fish out of water, but Sidney and Cheyenne County have some of the characteristics to be home of one of the first inland port authorities Adams Industries is seeking designation as an Inland Port Authority (IPA). Kim Matthews, Business Development Manager at Adams Industries, met with the Cheyenne County Commissioners and the Sidney City Council for support of Adams Industries receiving Inland Port Authority designation. An Inland Port Authority is a...

  • Oh Canada

    Dan Carlson, Prairie Ponderings|Feb 16, 2022

    You can’t be blamed if you’ve not heard about the massive demonstrations and protests underway in Canada because most media outlets and social media platforms are doing all they can to block the spread of news about them. In spite of this, the protests continue and are spawning similar actions across the globe from Europe to Australia. It began as a protest involving thousands of truckers when the Canadian government imposed draconian measures it thought would prevent the spread of...

  • The Price of Being a Food Vendor

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Feb 16, 2022

    Sometimes lunch is on the run, a quick sandwich and a drink. Sometimes “quick” is a street corner vendor, but what are the options when the vendor has days when the daily receipts aren't much more than the daily fee to operate an approved food cart? That is the question Stephen Wood brought before the Sidney City Council in the February 8 meeting. Wood asked to be on the agenda to gain clarification on licensing for “transient merchants,” those who include food trucks and carts and...

  • Charity At It's Best

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Feb 16, 2022

    Offer a cause $10 in support and you get a smile and a thank you. If 100 people each offer $100 to the same cause, change happens. That is the goal of “One Hundred Women Who Care.” 100 Women Who Care is a national organization, although affiliation might be a better description, according to Amber Kerkman. The concept is one of combining resources for a selected cause. There is no treasurer, no dues. Members of the group meet quarterly for an evening of fun and socializing, and of choosing...

  • Ambiguous Framework Flatlines Fire Department Grant Request

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Feb 16, 2022

    In April 2021, Cheyenne County stood in line with numerous other municipalities expecting yet another round of federal recovery funds. The county's share of Fund 2580 COVID American Rescue Plan funds was expected to be about $1.7 million. The challenge from the beginning is no one knew what the county can or should do with the funds. The lack of direction came back before the Cheyenne County Commissioners Feb. 7 when the board was approached with a funding request they didn't know if they could...

  • AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Nebraska

    Feb 16, 2022

    The American Pickers are excited to return to Nebraska! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in April 2022. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to...

  • State Growth Through International Trade

    Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Governor|Feb 16, 2022

    Don’t let Nebraska’s location in the middle of America fool you.  Our state touches every corner of the globe with the crops we grow, livestock we raise, and products we manufacture.  Each year, Nebraska exports around $10 billion of goods and services worldwide.  Over 95% of consumers live outside of our borders.  To grow Nebraska, we must continue to proactively reach out to international partners and share all the Good Life has to offer.  This August 20-28, I am leading a trade...

  • Vickie Marie Thomas

    Feb 16, 2022

    Vickie Marie Thomas, age 62, daughter of Clare and Margie Wilson Surber, was born June 21, 1959 on Father’s Day in McCook, NE. After a 30-year battle with MS, Vickie entered into her eternal home, free of pain and suffering, on February 3, 2022 at Chimney Rock Villa in Bayard, NE. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at First United Methodist Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE....

  • Aksarben Foundation Accepting Applications for Farm Family Awards

    Feb 16, 2022

    OMAHA – The Aksarben Foundation, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, announces that applications for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm and Nebraska Heritage Farm Awards are being accepted now through April 15, 2022. These awards recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for at least 100 years (Pioneer) or 150 years (Heritage), respectively. “We look forward to recognizing and awarding these Nebraska farm families each year. The dedication and...

  • Dust and Chickens

    Mike Sunderland, Thoughts from a Grey-haired Point of View|Feb 16, 2022

    In the late 40’s and early 50’s dust storms (and this was before climate change, too!) roared through the plains and I remember one in particular. I was spending some time with grandma and grandpa Sunderland in Kiowa, Kansas, where they operated a cafe near the railroad station. While there a duster blew in and all but closed things down for several days. Sheets, towels and anything else that could be crammed into the cracks and crevices around doors and windows proved useless in keeping out...

  • Needle Point or Gunpoint?

    David Bryan, columnist|Feb 16, 2022

    Did I heart it right? If I choose to not get the vaccine, the powers that be (local, state or federal) can come to my home and arrest me by gunpoint and put me in lockdown? Some state far-left legislators are threatening and apparently doing just that to the unvaccinated. I’ve also heard that some city officials are confining the unvaccinated in their cities to their homes. Really? On what authority? As far as I have heard or know there is no law (local, state or federal) that makes it a...

  • How Can Gig Workers Fill the Benefits Gap?

    Feb 16, 2022

    Are you a “gig” worker? If so, you’ve got a lot of company – by some estimates, more than a third of U.S. workers participate in the gig economy as freelancers, independent contractors or moonlighters. And while gig work offers some attractive features, such as flexibility in setting your hours and no real limits on your income potential, it also comes with challenges. Specifically, you may miss out on the array of benefits available to full-time employees of many organizations. How can you fill this benefits gap? Let’s look at some...

  • Die to Sin, Live in Christ

    Feb 16, 2022

    Romans 6:1-23 Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we wil...

  • Sharlene Janet Schrock

    Feb 16, 2022

    Sharlene Janet Schrock, age 90, of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at the Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, Nebraska surrounded by her three daughters. Visitation will be Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the Wenburg Funeral Chapel, 652 Main Street, Arapahoe, Nebraska from 4-6 p.m. with family present. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 21, 2022 at the River Valley Evangelical Free Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska at 10:30 a.m. with Nathan Goshert, officiating. Burial will be at the Rexford Cemetery in Rexford,...

  • How can gig workers fill the benefits gap?

    Feb 16, 2022

    Are you a “gig” worker? If so, you’ve got a lot of company – by some estimates, more than a third of U.S. workers participate in the gig economy as freelancers, independent contractors or moonlighters. And while gig work offers some attractive features, such as flexibility in setting your hours and no real limits on your income potential, it also comes with challenges. Specifically, you may miss out on the array of benefits available to full-time employees of many organizations. How can you fill this benefits gap? Let’s look at some...

  • Die to Sin, Live in Christ

    Feb 16, 2022

    Romans 6 Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will...

  • Continued Good News for Grasshopper Risk on Rangeland

    Feb 16, 2022

    Bob Wright and Jeff Bradshaw Extension Entomologists The risk of grasshopper infestation in Nebraska rangelands will be low in 2022, with slightly higher risk in southwestern Nebraska, based on fall adult surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS). As the accompanying map illustrates, a majority of the western United States is projected to have very low numbers. USDA-APHIS continues to provide us with regular updates on...

  • Ag Land Management Webinar to Offer Updates on Cash Rents, Leasing for 2022

    Feb 16, 2022

    Lincoln — The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will cover the latest trends in Nebraska cash rental rates, new leasing considerations and more during its Land Management Quarterly webinar at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21. Offered since 2019, the quarterly webinars address common management issues for Nebraska landowners, agricultural operators and related stakeholders interested in the latest insight on trends in real estate, managing agricultural land and solutions for addressing challenges in the upcoming...

  • Nebraska Extension to Host Virtual Financial Record-keeping Course

    Feb 16, 2022

    LINCOLN — The next session of “Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options,” Nebraska Extension’s four-part record-keeping course, will be held virtually from 1 to 3 p.m. Central time on March 15, 17, 22 and 24. Participants should plan on attending each of the four workshop dates. The course requires participants to have an internet connection. This course is designed to help farmers and ranchers understand their current financial position and how big decisions like large purchases, new leases or changes in production will affect their...

  • Raiders Sweep Cardinals

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Feb 16, 2022

    Two weeks ago, the Chadron Cardinals traveled down to Sidney and took two from the Red Raiders, but Sidney returned the favor Friday night, traveling up to Chadron for a sweep of their own. As the regular season runs down, the Raider teams are looking to play their best basketball as the season wraps, and got a good start with their road play against Chadron. The girls started the action, with the Lady Raiders coming in at 16-and-5 and the Lady Cardinals at 13-and-8. Sidney was able to slow down...

  • Freshman Lady Raiders Wrap Up Basketball Season

    Feb 16, 2022

    Sidney’s Lady Raider Freshman Basketball team wrapped up their undefeated season with a 10-and-0 record and a 52-to-35 victory over Chadron at the Gering Freshman Girls Basketball Tournament....

  • Marvin Peter DeJong

    Feb 16, 2022

    Marvin Peter DeJong, age 84, of Lodgepole, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 11, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Lion’s Club in Chappell, NE, with Pastors Brent and Shawn DeJong (aka – “The Little Guys”) will be officiating. Burial will be in the Chappell Cemetery just north of Chappell, NE. Friends may stop at the Lion’s Club on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 11-2 P.M. You may view Marvin’s Book of Memories,...

  • Peetz Rallies To Top Otis, 57-50

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Feb 16, 2022

    Peetz’s Bulldog Basketball team hosted the Otis Bulldogs on Thursday looking to avenge an opening day loss against their rivals. The game started with both defenses giving the opposing offenses trouble, and Peetz fell behind 11-to-6 at the end of the first quarter. Peetz battled hard in the second quarter, staying with the visitors and going into the half trailing 25-to-18. The offensive adjustments Peetz made at the half worked well, and the home Bulldogs ripped off a 21 point third quarter...

  • Coyotes Fall To Hyannis, 48-46

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Feb 16, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Coyote Boys Basketball team has had very few bumps in the road during this season, but hit one on Friday night when they hosted the 19-and-1 Hyannis Longhorns in Potter. In one of the strangest starts to a game for two high-scoring teams, the defenses shut down any scoring by the teams, with just one lone point via free throw on the board for Potter-Dix until Hyannis scored a filed goal with 3:35 left in the first period to move the score to 2-to-1. A relative flurry of scoring...

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