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Articles from the March 24, 2021 edition

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Fischer, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Identify and Address Blocked Railroad Crossings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 18, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports, announced she was joined by Senators Jon Tester...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds Two More Volunteers

The ceremony was small but the importance of the duties were just as clear. Two more people stood up for children in the court systems. Deanna Aurich and Jacobi Popp were sworn in by Judge Randin...

 

4-H Carnival Attracts All Ages

Children of all ages, and their families, had fun at the 4-H Carnival Saturday at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The 4-H Building was crowded with booths from a cake walk to a simulated fishing...

 

COVID Risk Dial Remains 'Moderate' in Panhandle

Panhandle Public Health District continues to report the region's risk level at 1.67 for another week. As of March 22, there were four active hospitalizations. Cheyenne County is at a level of 1.5 on the risk dial, and Sidney is at a high risk level...

 

ESU 13 Board Appoints Interim Director

At its meeting Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Educational Service Unit #13 (ESU 13) Board of Education appointed Laura Barrett, Ed.D. as Interim Administrator for the period of July 1, 2021 - June 30,...

 

Shirley L. Cruise

Shirley L. Cruise, age 90, of Dalton passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the United Church of the Plains in...

 

Leroy Dean Stark

Leroy Dean Stark, age 69, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Cremation has been held and a graveside service with full military honors will be held in the Nebraska...

 

Allen Herman Kruse

Allen Herman Kruse age 76 of Fremont, NE passed away February 20, 2020 in Windsor, CA.  Allen was born on June 29, 1943 to Herman and Freda (Diener) Kruse in Franklin, NE.  Allen served 6 years in...

 

Racism: Real or Exaggerated?

I was recently asked to fill out a law enforcement survey on hate crimes from a television broadcaster. I filled out their survey a short time after having gone through Nebraska’s mandated...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    March 24, 2021

'1984' Revisited and Re-Imagined

In 1947, a man named Eric Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, started a novel entitled “1984.” He described the novel in his own words as “a most dreadful mess.” This novel was...

 

'Good' Is Not Always 'Safe'

Several years ago I read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the first in The Chronicles of Narnia series. Actually, that is probably when I reread the classic tale. Later I watched the movie. It...

 
 By Mike Palmer    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Choose ACE, Choose Nebraska

ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, will again be a competing natural gas supplier in the upcoming Nebraska Choice Gas selection period, which has been extended this year and runs from March 18 through April 22. Formed by Nebraska...

 

Business Owners' Issues Go Beyond 'Mom and Pop' Label

If you own a small business, you typically don’t get a lot of recognition – so you may be pleased to learn that March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. You might not necessarily think of your business as a “Mom and Pop...

 

Palm Sunday: What If?

This coming Sunday is known as Palm Sunday to Christians around the world. It is a day when we remember and celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ into the city of Jerusalem the week before his death and resurrection. It is also referred to as his...

 

I'd Be Safer in the Tractor

I have recently discovered why a majority of ranch women work offsite. I used to think it was about finances, retirement, career goals, etc. I don’t think any of these are the MAIN reason. Simply,...

 

4-H Gives Back

In celebration of Nebraska 4-H Month in February, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office in Cheyenne County and the Cheyenne County 4-H Clubs created volunteer bags for PlainsWest CASA....

 

Celebrating and Growing Nebraska Agriculture

From March 21-27, 2021 we celebrate National Agriculture Week in Nebraska. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the hard work our farmers and ranchers do to produce high-quality and affordable...

 

Winter Sports in Review

The Cheyenne County area, despite COVID-19 restrictions, had a successful Winter Sports season with few cancellations due to the pandemic, and some outstanding performances by area individuals and...

 

MAC Names All-Conference Players

The Minuteman Activities Conference named its All-Conference selections in basketball for the 2020-21 season, with several area student-atheletes recognized for their superior performances during the season. For Boys Basketball, junior KJ Bush of...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 24, 2021

Weimer Signs To Dance With Doane University

Noting the small and family-like atmosphere of the campus, and the quality of the Dance and Choir programs, Weimer plans on studying education with a focus on vocal and secondary education. Weimer...

 

Lion Serve, Recognized for Service

The Lodgepole Lions Club held its annual pancake feed scholarship fundraiser recently. Proceeds fund scholarships for two Creek Valley High School seniors. CENTER: Lions Club District Governor John...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Is the Second Amendment a God-given Right? Part 2

I last week pointed out Bible passages endorsing our right to self-defense. Critics will point out guns are not mentioned in the Bible. True. They also are not mentioned in the Second Amendment,...

 

Newspapers

Sometimes life in the State Legislatures is like searching for gold only to die without anything to show for your efforts. Last week a bill came up in the Legislature that several State Senator...

 

Sidney High School Honor Roll

12th Grade A Average Hunter D. Ahrendt, Marissa Mae Borchard, Gurman Kaur Cheema, Shawna Kay Deaver, Kaylee Renae Eddy, Taygan Bradley Gray, Kimberly Angelina Gutierrez, Antonia Gayle Hiett, Kelsey Dawn Hoffman, Chase Allan Jenkins, Garrett Dafydd...

 

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