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Articles from the March 31, 2021 edition

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Median Upgrade Proposal Denied 3-2

No, seemed to be the message in the March 23 discussion on enhancing the medians in the 17J Link road project. The Sidney City Council meeting included a line item for public input on upgrading the...

 

Planning Use of Development Funds

The Sidney City Council held a special meeting noon Wednesday, March 24, to discuss the Cabela's Occupation Tax Funds. In 2008, Cabela's started charging an Occupation Tax at the Sidney retail center. The tax was designed to fund the continued...

 

Competing in a Virtual Spelling Bee

On January 28, Cheyenne County's spellers met at West Elementary School in Sidney to determine who was the best of the local field. The contest was unique this year with contestants limited to a...

 

CONE ZONE Underway

Work is beginning on the 17J Link and Highway 30 west toward Sidney. Signs are out cautioning drivers of the upcoming construction zone, including reduced speed zones on the 17J Link during...

 

TIF Projects Reviewed

The city of Sidney has several businesses projects within the Tax Incentive Financing (TIF) program totaling $11,640,600, according to a report presented by Sidney Finance Director Lane Kizzire. The City's 10 TIF projects with a total estimated cost...

 

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

A community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3 at the softball fields. There will be three age groups: birth to 4, 5-7, and 8-10. There will be a free will donation showing of “Peter Rabbit” at the Fox Theatre at 2 p.m....

 

Elks Support Table of Grace

Sheri Eads, left, director of Table of Grace, receives a $1,500 donation from the Sidney Elks Lodge represented by Donna Schluckebier, Esteemed Lecturing Knight and Elks National Fund (ENF)...

 

Gary P. Narjes

Gary Narjes, 71, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend; was received into his Father’s arms Thursday, March 25th at UC Health Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, CO....

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 31, 2021

The Coming War on Rural America

Last week we had yet another indication the Biden administration is woefully ignorant about life in rural America. Pete Buttigieg, the new U.S. Transportation Secretary, expressed support for a new...

 

Live Fully, Not in Fear

The shooting at a Colorado grocery store is tragic.  That we should all agree on. It is tragic to start with because any violent loss of life has more than one victim, for a time at least.  It is...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Animal Farm in Comparison

In an earlier article I used George Orwell’s novel “1984” as the basis of my thought process. Two years before George Orwell wrote “1984” (in 1945) he wrote a novella entitled “Animal...

 

How Much Risk Should You Take Before Retirement?

If you’re planning to retire in just a few years, you may be getting excited about this next phase of your life. However, your ability to enjoy retirement fully will depend, at least partially, on the resources you can draw from your investment por...

 

Eternal Love

There’s a 1988 song by the Christian rock group, Petra called “First Love.” Let me quote you the lyrics: 1) Sometimes I feel I’m pulled in so many wrong directions Sometimes I feel the world seducing my affections It’s not that I don’t...

 

Yonts Water Conference Returns April 9

Each spring, as the planting season approaches, brings fresh questions about irrigation water: How much water will the mountain snowpack provide to the North Platte Valley? What’s the state of the irrigation infrastructure in the valley? What have...

 

New Nebraska Land Link Program Connects Land Seekers With Land Owners

A new Nebraska Extension program will work to connect new and beginning farmers and ranchers with retiring landowners who are interested in transitioning their land to a new owner. Nebraska Land Link is now accepting applications from interested...

 

UNL FOR FAMILIES: Cooking Dry Beans

In the early months of the pandemic, non-perishable foods like dry beans were flying off grocery store shelves. If you still have some packaged dry beans in your pantry, winter is the perfect time to...

 

Grain Bins Are Focus of Safety Week

LINCOLN – Nebraska farmers continue to be good stewards of the land, producing more bushels with less resources. Because of this increased efficiency, on-farm grain storage is on the rise. With...

 

Cheyenne County Republicans Meet

The Cheyenne County Republican Committee met March 23, 2021 in the meeting room at the Security First Bank. The first meeting of the new year was spent deliberating over whether to censure Senator Ben Sass. After much discussion the committee...

 

Public Records

Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office March 22 A Sidney man was transported to Sidney Regional Medical Center after the truck-trailer he was driving went off the road between Pole Creek Crossing and Old Post Road. Gary Narjes, 71, of Sidney, was...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 31, 2021

Raiders Sweep Sidney Invite

Sidney’s Red Raider Track & Field team got off to a hot start for the season by sweeping the John Ganser Sidney Invitational Track Meet, with the boy’s team earning a big win with 125.2 points...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 31, 2021

Storm Track & Field Competes at Sidney Invite

Creek Valley’s Storm Track and Field teams competed with the best the panhandle area teams on Saturday at the John Ganser Sidney Invitational, and although they did not score well as a team, a few...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 31, 2021

Potter-Dix, Leyton Compete at Morrill Early Bird Meet

The area’s Track & Field Teams are in full swing, and the Coyote and Warrior teams traveled to Morrill on Saturday to compete in the Early Bird Invitational. The Leyton Boys’ Team took second...

 

Creek Valley Sophomore Recognized in Writing Contest

KEARNEY – Seven high school students have been named winners in a University of Nebraska at Kearney writing contest with the theme “Nebraska in the Year 2020.” The Nebraska Emerging Writer...

 

'Pedalers' Get Their Own Corner

The location has the image of an historic filling station when cars were fueled by staff and the latest news could be shared over a glass-bottle of carbonated soda from the Coca-Cola cooler. The...

 

Sidney High School Honor Roll

12th Grade Straight A Miranda Ahrendt, Daniella Angelida Albus, Joshawa Brady Ballance, Damien Anthony Beatson, Reagan Jo Biesecker, Rebekah Grace Carlson, Don James Cushing, Trey Daniel Douglas, Rhett Gerrit Dykstra, Adarsha Ganesan, Blaze Anthony...

 

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