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Articles from the March 2, 2022 edition

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Elks Donate to Table of Grace

When the Sidney Elks Lodge heard that the Table of Grace Food Bank was planning to build a warehouse for non-perishable items as well as add freezer space to better serve our community, the Elks...

 

Rickey L. Ohlbrecht

Rickey L. Ohlbrecht passed away February 24, 2022, in Colorado Springs at the age of 71. Rick was born in Sidney, NE to Olin and Darlene Ohlbrecht. He met (Elizabeth) Elaine Old from Farmington, NM...

 

Rodney Carl Ahlm

Rodney Carl Ahlm, age 75, a lifelong resident of Gurley, NE passed away Friday, February 25, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 7, 2022, at St. Mary’s Cathol...

 

Mary Ellen Yahn

Mary Ellen Yahn, age 74, of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022 in Sidney, NE. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in...

 

New Councilmember

On February 22, the Sidney City Council held a changing of the guard in a matter of speaking. February 22 was councilman Joe Arterburn's last day as a seated councilman. He had submitted his...

 

City Pursues Solar Option

The Sidney City Council approved pursuing a contract to support solar energy generation in the community. If a solar field is established, Sidney's electricity superintendent Mike Palmer said, it...

 

Local Woman Battling Mystery Illness

Few people expect life to be perfect with no scrapes and bruises, no illnesses or any other physical challenges. Likely even fewer expect to wake one day as active as any other period in life, and...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Put An End to War

In 1971, John Denver wrote a peace poem and sang a song that began like this: "Last night, I had the strangest dream I never dreamed before. I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Dangerous Times

It’s amazing how quickly changes in the global landscape occur. Canada went from a representative parliament government to tyranny in a matter of days. Vaccine and mask mandates were supposedly...

 

North Pacific

Written by Calvin K. Sunderland My dad was not a braggart. It was rare he would talk or write about his time in the WWII Navy on board the heavy cruiser USS Portland. What follows is one he wrote a...

 

Freeze-Up in Ottawa

Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton married in 1911. He worked at a newspaper in a big city: long hours, deadlines, and stress. A doctor advised him him to “get out of newspaper offices and out of...

 

Women May Need Financial 'Catch-Up'

It’s unfortunate but true: If you’re a woman, you face more obstacles than men in achieving financial security. And that means you may well need to put in some extra effort. Just how serious is your challenge? For one thing, women still face a...

 

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of the Lenten season. For those who observe Lent, it is a time of reflection and examining our sinful selves. This is a special time for turning hearts and minds to the suffering our dear Lord endured fo...

 

Nebraska Must Act Now to Secure Our Water

Nebraskans know every drop of water is precious.  Agriculture is our top industry.  It makes up 20% of our economy, and it generates one in four jobs in our state.  Access to water makes this...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 2, 2022

Sidney Red Raiders End Season Against Waverly, 50-44

Sidney's Red Raider Basketball team had their season end Friday evening with a loss in the District Finals against the visiting Waverly Vikings, 50-to-44. Sidney hosted the game after losing against...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 2, 2022

Lady Raiders Fall in District Finals

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team battled through the Subdistrict Tournament in Scottsbluff to begin the week, and ended up facing rival Scottsbluff in the championship game on Wednesday. After a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 2, 2022

Leyton Takes D1-12 Title Over Hemingford

Leyton continued their fine season in the D1-12 Subdistrict Tournament, blasting Kimball in the first round of play on Tuesday then outlasting the Hemingford Bobcats in the final on Thursday. Leyton...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 2, 2022

Bulldogs Fall To Briggsdale To End Season

Peetz entered the Class 1A District 4 Tournament on Monday February 21needing to win a “play-in” game against Weldon Valley to advance, and the Peetz boys got the job done with a 59-to-40 victory...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 2, 2022

Coyotes Take D2-11 Title

Potter-Dix's Coyote Basketball team entered the D2-11 Subdistrict Tournament as the clear favorite, and had no trouble defeating their two opponents to move on to a District Final against Mullen at...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds Volunteers

Six more volunteers have joined the ranks of PlainsWest CASA. One of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) is returning to the office in a different role and the second is a first-time...

 

Armed Women of America

I recently discussed several important things to do and to consider in the aftermath of a self-defense shooting. Today we’ll discuss three important factors that help determine whether or not a shooting is justified, including the ability factor,...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department February 24 2:32 A.M, Parking Complaint, Loves Truck Stop 3:53 A.M, Traffic Stop, 13th and Dodge St 4:39 A.M, Traffic Stop, Ball St and Dodge St 4:49 A.M, Interstate 80 and 17J Link 4:59 A.M, Parking Complaint, Chase Blvd 5:0...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On

A PRAYER: Father God, I thank You and praise You for bringing us through recent, harsh February weather.  Come!  Heal and restore where our farmers, ranchers, and rural families have suffered loss...

 

Making a Difference

On a trip to Central America several years ago, the group I was with was encouraged to be careful giving money to panhandlers and beggars. A little background. For as dysfunctional as American society...

 

Herbert 'Herb' H. Hruska

Herbert “Herb” H. Hruska, age 89, of Sidney, passed away in Sidney, on Sunday, February 27, 2022. A Wake with Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial...

 

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