Articles from the March 3, 2021 edition

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 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Straight Talk from Steve

The second amendment to the United States Constitution says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be i...

 

Charlotte E. Bennett

Charlotte E. Bennett, age 93, of Olathe, KS passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Olathe, KS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The numbers on the COVID Risk Dial continue to improve, maintaining the halfway point while reporting no hospitalizations as of March 1. The report of Friday, Feb. 26, include three hospitalizations...

 

Just Waiting -

Rex Havens brought his comedy show to the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center Saturday. His multi-media presentation "Women and Children First!" brought a comical view of relationships between...

 

Pheasants Forever Chapter Event March 5

In 1982, Pheasants Forever was formed. It came about from the frustration of hunters and conservationists watching wildlife habitat losses taking place. Nebraska's first Pheasant's Forever chapter...

 

Answering The Call

Prairie fires and floods are nothing new to the plains of western Nebraska, northeast Colorado and eastern Wyoming. Neither is a neighbor coming to the aid when nature strikes with a fury. Sidney...

 

Fatherhood, Part 2 (sort of)

Last week I talked a little about the odd season, birthdays of my dad and my daughter, and the anniversary of my dad leaving this earth. I do need to clarify that even in the moments of remembering,...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 3, 2021

The Climate Fiasco - Part 2

As I said last week, I won’t dispute the global temperature has increased slightly in recent years. The climate has always changed and always will be. What is disputed by many atmospheric...

 

Council Approves Road Contractors

The Sidney City Council approved bids for street work during its Feb. 23 meeting. Bids were opened 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at City Hall with three bids received for each project. The City sought bids on the...

 

How can women overcome obstacles to financial security?

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Of course, women still tend to encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of financial security. Let’s...

 

A Transformation Checkup

There was a man who made a permanent move into a retirement home. It wasn’t long before he made friends with a special lady. They spent a lot of time together and finally one evening he proposed, asking her to marry him. The next morning he woke...

 
 By Brynna Ross    Community    March 3, 2021

Sidney High Celebrates FFA Week

This week the students at Sidney High have been dressing up to show their appreciation for our students and teachers involved in FFA. The students involved in this organization go to competitions....

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Farmers, Livestock Producers Impacted by Recent Winter Storms

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical and financial assistance to help Nebraska farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by winter storms Uri and Viola. Agricultural producers are encouraged...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 3, 2021

Lady Raiders Ride Defense to State Playoffs

For the fifth straight year, the Lady Raiders are heading to the NSAA State Basketball Tournament, and this team again relied on their dominating defense to punch their ticket. This Lady Raider team...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 3, 2021

Raiders End Season With a Loss

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team consistently improved throughout the year, but had a tough draw in the B-4 District Final game against the Mount Michael Benedictine Knights on Saturday...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 3, 2021

Potter Falls to Loomis, 83-45

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball team ended their impressive 2020-21 campaign with a loss in the D2-5 District Finals against a Loomis Wolves’ team featuring tough defense and a highlight-reel...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 3, 2021

CCCC Youth Classic Basketball Tourney Results

It was a weekend filled with basketball action as the Cheyenne County Community Center held its' annual CCCC youth Classic Basketball Tournament in Sidney. Teams from all over the panhandle plus...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 3, 2021

Storm Ends Season With Loss To South Platte

Creek Valley’s Storm Basketball team ended their 2020-21 season with a loss to the South Platte Blue Knights in the first round of the D2-11 Sub District Tournament in Tuesday, February 23. It was t...

 

Security First Bank Holds Second Annual Feeding Heart Food Drive

SIDNEY – Security First Bank, with the help of their customers and employees, collected over 45 food items to benefit the Table of Grace & Salvation Army through their recently completed “Feeding Hearts” food drive. From February 1 through the...

 

Public Records

February 19 8:00 am, Animal Call, 23rd Ave. 8:55 am, Threats, Sidney High School, 19th Ave. 11:54 am, Reaffix Stop, 11th Ave. & Pasadena Pl. 12:13 pm, Animal Call, Newton St. 1:47 pm, 911 Hang Up/Open Line, Cabela Dr. 1:57 pm, Citizen Assist,...

 

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