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Articles from the March 10, 2021 edition

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CCSO Computers Go Mobile

The distance between electronic files and a responding officer just got shorter. Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs met with the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners on March 1. Part of his...

 

Hartzler Foundation Awarded $5,000 Grant

A little more than a year ago, an effort was started to memorialize one of Sidney's youth and community athletics supporters. The effort has resulted in nearly reaching the goal of financing a...

 

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

On Thursday, March 4, at approximately 4:45 pm, Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bobby B. Martinez was on regular duty conducting patrol operations traveling westbound on King Street in Sidney. Deputy Martinez observed a white four-door sedan...

 

Just one More Bid

The auction was festive at the Pheasants Forever banquet Friday night. The auction sold special edition hoodie sweatshirts to shotguns, all benefiting the local chapter of Pheasants...

 

Commissioners Review Computer Needs

The Cheyenne County Courthouse is becoming increasingly computerized. Admittedly, some of it is a response to safety protocols related to the coronavirus. Court proceedings have become increasingly...

 

Lodgepole Lions Club Hosts Pancake Night

Lodgepole Lions Club spring pancake supper will be Saturday March 20th, 2021 at 5-7:30 PM in the Lodgepole community center. The center is one block north of the fire station at 732 Bates, Lodgepole. This fundraiser supports the Lodgepole Lions Club...

 

County Republicans Meet March 23

The Cheyenne County Republican Party will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Meeting Room of Security First Bank, 1205 Jackson St. The meeting will include a report on the State GOP meeting. All are welcome to attend....

 

Seed Swap Set for March 13

Deer Run Community Garden is hosting a Seed Swap on 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13 at 1144 Illinois St. The event is for local gardeners to swap seeds, ideas and to just come together. It is a good way to try new things and get rid of your...

 

Donald Kope

Donald “Don” D. Kope, age 57, of Gurley, NE passed away on Friday, February, 26, 2021 in Sidney. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday, March 6, at 3:00 PM at the...

 

Donna 'Donnie' Louise Sutton Mitchell

Donna (Donnie) Louise Sutton Mitchell, 64, of Sterling, CO. passed away Tuesday March 2, 2021. A celebration of Donnie’s life will be held at Sidney First United Methodist Church, 2622 11th. Ave.,...

 

Leslie Duane Lewis

Leslie Duane Lewis, age 75, of Potter, NE passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home in Potter. You may view Duane’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at...

 

Legislative Review

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature heard several COVID-related bills introduced by senators this session. With committee hearings wrapping up the second week in March, some bills will soon be debated on the floor of the Legislature. Here is a...

 

A Grey-Haired Point of View Part 3

I can visualize readers shaking their heads and asking, “What in the world is T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L.? It would be great if I could take credit for this attention-compelling device, but it comes from a... Full story

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Dualism

A 17th century philosopher named René Descartes struggled to make sense of the mind-body problem. He understood that thoughts originate in the brain, but he observed that mental activity is...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 10, 2021

You Have a Story

I’ve written two books. Non-fiction “Trophy Bucks in Any Weather” on how weather affects animals in 2008 through a major publisher of outdoors-themed books, and my self-published novel “Specie...

 

Hartzler Family Thanks Community

The Hartzler Family wishes to thank the many friends, organizations, businesses and the entire Sidney community for supporting this project. It never seems to amaze us that in tough times the citizens of Sidney come together to support each other...

 

Resilience is Key to Meeting Financial Goals

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...

 

Bachin' With the Cowpokes

As the Cowboy’s Wife was on her way out the door for a few days away to teach a Professional Development, she mentioned that if I had any ideas for an article this week, I was welcome to write it. S...

 

2021: Ag Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage for Corn Base Acres?

The deadline to enroll in Farm Programs is quickly approaching on March 15, 2021. Producers have the option to change enrollment between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). But the question is, “which one should I...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 10, 2021

Lady Raiders' Run Ends in Lincoln

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team lost to the Lincoln Lutheran Lady Warriors 50-to-23 in the first round of the NSAA State Tournament in Lincoln last Thursday. It marked the fifth consecutive...

 
 By Brynna Ross    Sports    March 10, 2021

On the Road to the 'Big Show'

This week the Sidney Raider basketball team played in the State tournament in Lincoln Nebraska. I am Brynna Ross and a junior on the team, this is the fifth year in a row my team has made it down to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 10, 2021

Bulldogs End Season with Road Games

Peetz’s Bulldog Basketball team had four straight road games over the last week, winning one and losing three to move their season record to 4-and-9. On Thursday February 25, the Bulldogs traveled...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 10, 2021

Coyotes Earn Trip to District Finals

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball team had their best season in 13 years, finishing with an 18-and-5 record, a D2-11 Sub District Title, and earned a trip to the D2-5 District Final before falling to...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Where Are Our Freedoms Going?

My name is David Bryan. I am an American born citizen, born in 1949 in Baylor County, Texas. I have lived my entire life in America except for a year I spent in Turkey serving my country in the United...

 

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