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Articles from the March 23, 2022 edition

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Celebrating Century Mark

In 2019, the American Legion Auxiliary celebrated 100 years of service. This year, in 2022, American Legion Chapter 17 in Nebraska celebrates its century mark. On March 15, the American Legion Auxilia...

 

Christian M. 'Chris' Rieken

Christian M. “Chris” Rieken, age 64, of Sidney, NE, passed away on March 17, 2022 at KC University Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2022, at Berea...

 

WNCC Seeks Input

A community college has an extensive list of possibilities, of opportunities to be part of the community. Western Nebraska Community College's Interim President John Marrin met with Cheyenne County...

 

One Person Can Make a Difference

From the Publisher's Desk To sound like a moment in Dr. Seuss land, it happened without warning or prompting. It happened without need or greed. It happened to warm one person's heart, which lead to another, and another until the chain could be seen...

 

ACE to participate in Choice Gas selection period April 1-21

LINCOLN – Community-owned ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, will again participate as a natural gas supplier in the Nebraska Choice Gas selection period, which begins April 1 and runs through April 21. The Choice Gas program allows...

 

Jeanine Lucille Batt

Jeanine Lucille Batt, 77, of Pine Bluffs passed away March 11, 2022. Jeanine was born September 10, 1944 in Sterling, Colorado to Eli and Rose (Wilder) Blue. She married LeRoy Batt July 6, 1966 in...

 

H. Lee Oliverius

H. Lee Oliverius, age 81, a longtime area resident, passed away in Sidney, NE on March 11, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in...

 

Curtiss Davis

Reverend Dr. Pastor brother chaplain Mr. Curtiss P Davis, Gurley, Neb., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jan. 15, 2022, after a long battle with myriad health issues. He was born Jan. 19,...

 

Rodney Lee Hecker

Rodney Lee Hecker, 68, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Bridgeport, Nebraska with his wife Deb by his side. Rodney was born September 29, 1953, in Sidney, Nebraska to Paul ‘Sonny’ and...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 23, 2022

What the War in Ukraine is Teaching Us

The images we’re seeing from Ukraine are upsetting. Families displaced, combat in the cities, buildings leveled and innocent lives snuffed out. And let’s not forget each Russian tank we see set...

 

Advanced Training

When advanced Navy boot camp training commenced in earnest our recruit company was quickly immersed in fire fighting techniques, first aid, NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical warfare), among other...

 

Just a Little More

I was recently perusing some of the book titles in my collection at home. My collection doesn’t say laser focused, although there is a prevailing theme. Depending on the shelf there is adventure, va...

 

League of Women Voters Offers Statewide Voter Information

In the spirit of democracy, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska provides a statewide compilation of candidate information via VOTE411 (www.vote411.org). The online voters’ guide asks impartial questions of candidates running for local, state and...

 

HSA: A Healthy Way to Save for Retirement

Many expenses in life are unpredictable. But there are two things you know you’ll have to pay for: medical bills and retirement. You’ll probably need to take a variety of steps to meet these costs, but one financial instrument that can help is a...

 

Religion or Relationship

God never intended for there to be all the different religions or denominations From the beginning GOD wanted relationship with his most perfect creation man (mankind). In Genesis 1 GOD went looking for Man in the garden in the cool of the evening, t...

 

Nebraska Corn Board recognizes Ag Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

LINCOLN – Three individuals were recognized at the Nebraska Corn Board’s (NCB) 2022 awards dinner on March 17 in Lincoln. The annual awards event highlights outstanding contributions to the...

 

Stephenson Appointed Interim Director of UNL Panhandle Center

As the search continues for the next permanent director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center at Scottsbluff, Mitchell Stephenson, Range and Forage Management Specialist at the Panhandle Center and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 23, 2022

Former Sidney Resident Earns NSWCA Hall Of Fame Induction

Former Sidney resident and current Kearney resident Dave Saylor will be inducted into the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame, honoring his 31 years as an official in the...

 

MAC All-Conference Basketball Award Recipients

The Minuteman Athletic Conference released it's All-Conference Basketball team selections, and many local area athletes were honored. The selections are as follows: MAC All Conference Girls 1st Team Zaili Benish - Leyton Lexi Fiscus - Bayard Dani...

 

Creek Valley Competes At Chadron Open

Chadron State College hosted the annual CSC HS Open Meet on Saturday, and the Creek Valley Storm Track and Field team traveled north to compete. Eleven teams from the panhandle and Wyoming competed, and Creek Valley had several athletes with...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 23, 2022

Peters Signs for Chadron State

Sidney senior Lydia Peters signs her Letter of Intent with her father Robert to run for the Track and Field team and Cross Country team at Chadron State University. Peters plans on majoring in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 23, 2022

Mitch Deer Commits to UNK

Sidney senior Mitch Deer signs his Letter of Intent to run for the Track Team at UNK in the fall. He is flanked by his father, John, and mother, Jolene. Deer plans on studying Cyber Security...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On

America is God’s country.  By His design it was founded in 1620 by godly people we call Pilgrims.  With no book but the Bible and no king, but King Jesus, their intrepid spirit survived...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    March 23, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve: Budget Debate

Last week the Nebraska Legislature debated the main budget bills for the State. These budget bills always tell State Senators what the State cannot afford, but we end up spending the money anyway....

 

Voting for Our Future

The Nebraska Legislature has reached a critical juncture.  In the coming weeks, Senators will make important votes on a budget that will shape the future of our state. On March 11th, the Legislature...

 

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