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Articles from the February 17, 2021 edition

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When to Graduate

The Cheyenne County School District No.1 Board of Education announced the second Staff member of the Month in its Feb. 8 meeting. The meeting was held as a modified Zoom conference with board member...

 

Tightening Security

The Sidney Airport Authority Board is looking to tighten security at the airport. The focus follows a recent incident when a person was found on the premises without permission. Jon Leever, a partner...

 

City Council Approves Street Plan

The Sidney City Council met Feb. 9 with councilman Joe Arterburn meeting via Zoom. The agenda included a public hearing on the City's One and Six-year Street Improvement Plan. Street Superintendent...

 

Arctic Wonderland

Trees made splendid canvas for nature's art as temperatures plunged and snow fell. Temperatures plunged to as low as 29 below zero with humidity at 84 percent and with windchill reaching 40 below...

 

Study: Nebraska Businesses Are Confident About 2021

LINCOLN — Nebraska business confidence was positive in January, according to the latest monthly survey from the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Business Confidence Index–Nebraska had a value of 105.9,...

 

Historic Preservation Board Reviews Three Projects

Sidney's Historic Preservation Board met on Feb. 9 at the Sidney City Hall. The agenda included three projects: renovation of the apartment complex at 631 Illinois St, a Facade Enhancement Grant for...

 

Patsy Lou Kasten

Patsy Lou Kasten, age 89, of Potter, NE passed away in Sidney on Tuesday, February, 9, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, February 18, 2021 in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in...

 

Creg Barker

Creg Barker, age 77, of Sidney, NE passed away Monday, February, 8, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. Graveside services will be held in Spring or Summer of 2021 when it is warmer. Cremation has...

 

Lacking Consistency

The second impeachment hearing of now former-President Trump is about a week old by now. I was immediately struck by a saying I heard many years ago from an attorney. It is so obvious most people don...

 

Here Comes Gun Control

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has introduced legislation that could have a huge impact on gun owners. House Resolution 127 (HR 127), also known as the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and...

 

The Festival of Purim

Jews will soon celebrate, on 26 February 2021, the joyous festival of Purim which occurs every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the (Divinely...

 

Estate Planning For Blended Families

If you’re in a blended family, you’re already aware of the emotional and finan- cial issues involved in your daily life. But what about the future? When it’s time to do your estate planning – and it’s never too soon for that – you’ll...

 

Training for the Race

I’ve never been much of an athlete. I did play baseball for most of my growin’ up years, and I bowled for a while in Jr. High and High School. I dabbled in Track & Field for 1 year, but was never really serious about it; likewise, with football...

 

South Platte NRD Feb. 9 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Discussed at the meeting were...

 

Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!

How things have changed, and not necessarily for the better. Since retirement I’m trying to stay out of my wife Dorothy’s hair and not get on her nerves. (But that’s another story!) Like many...

 

January Students of the Month

The Monthly Performance Award acknowledges other criteria as well as achievement. These criteria are: 1. Superior academic performance, (or), dramatic improvement of classroom work, G.P.A. or attitude toward learning. 2. Exceptional work effort...

 

Comedian Rex Havens Coming to Sidney

Comedian Rex Havens will take the stage at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, to present his fast-paced multi-media comedy “Women and Children First!” Tickets...

 

Fiscal Notes

Every bill introduced in the Nebraska Legislature gets a fiscal note attached to it. Fiscal notes are usually boring and not much fun to read. Fiscal notes are usually written by budgetary experts...

 

Karpf Named New President of Platte Valley Bank - Nebraska

SCOTTSBLUFF — Hod Kosman, Chairman, President and CEO of Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Zac Karpf to the position of President of Platte...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 17, 2021

Raiders Send Four to State

The weekend snow storm could not stop the action at the B-4 District Championships in Gering on Saturday as Sidney qualified four wrestlers to compete in the NSAA State Wrestling Championships in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 17, 2021

Burke Commits To Concordia

Sidney Senior Zack Burke committed to attend and play football at Concordia University in the Fall on Febrauary 3. He plans on majoring in Physics and then continuing his studies in Mechanical...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 17, 2021

Lady Raiders Wallop Alliance

 Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team hosted the Alliance Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday February 9, and it was the only action either of the Red Raider Basketball teams had all week due to weather postp...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 17, 2021

Coyotes Sweep Bulldogs In Potter

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball teams hosted the Peetz Bulldogs on a frigid night on Tuesday, but it was more likely the Bulldog’s delayed start to the season that caused the cold shooting of the...

 

Local Students Named to UNL Dean's List

LINCOLN — Nearly 6,800 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named to the Deans’ List for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Qualification for the Deans’ List varies among the eight undergraduate colleges and the...

 

Public Records

February 5 1:02 am, Foot Patrol, Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp, Fort Sidney Rd. 1:12 am, Traffic stop, Fort Sidney Rd. 2:27 am, traffic Stop, 17J Link & US Hwy 30 11:48 am, Traffic Stop, College Dr.& Fort Sidney Rd. 1:14 pm, Traffic Stop, Old Post rd....

 

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