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Articles from the April 8, 2020 edition

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Council Approves Appeal Process

The Sidney City Council Wednesday, April 1, approved amending the City's appeals process for utility payment to include residents impacted by the corornavirus. The decision was made in a nearly...

 

Commissioners Table Highway Department Purchases

The Cheyenne County Commissioners tabled decisions on purchases for the Highway Department Monday. The commissioners were scheduled to open bids on the purchase of a semi-truck, bottom dump trailer...

 

Cruisin' Night Lives On

Sidney's annual cruising night continued Friday, April 3, with Illinois Street busy with the tradition of cruising from east to west. The tradition was modified to include the social distancing...

 

Opportunities Available for Businesses Strained by COVID-19

The impact of the coronavirus has businesses and employees reeling financially. Businesses are limited on they can serve customers, which results in few staff needed to conduct the remaining...

 

County Approves COVID Policy - Employees Testing Positive Are to Remain Home

The Cheyenne County Commissioners officially addressed the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, during the April 6 meeting. The audio Zoom meeting was held with all in attendance participating from re...

 

Holding Class Without Students

Christina Lilley has a unique new way to teach. Without students. She will be teaching her first and second graders with only her computer and a digital classroom. This is what the virus known as...

 

TAMMY S. HAWTHORNE - DEATH NOTICE

Tammy S. Hawthorne, age 56 of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Private family burial is planned in the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Lodgepole with a...

 

People In Nebraska Warned To Be On Their Guard As Telephone Scammers Set to Cash In On Coronavirus

People in Nebraska are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of increasing amounts of people being at home due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. CPR Call...

 

Update From Sidney Public School District

As you are aware, in consultation with Governor Ricketts, Commissioner Blomstedt, and the Panhandle Public Health COVID-19 Unified Command, Sidney Public Schools has determined that buildings in Sidney will remain closed for the remainder of the...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Together Apart

Nebraskans are tough, resilient, and generous. Our strength of character is revealed on an everyday basis, but it’s especially illuminated during difficult times like we are facing right now with...

 

Dollar General Announces Discount to Medical, Guardsmen and First Responder Communities

Goodlettsville, Tenn. – Beginning today, Dollar General is proud to provide all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases*. Individuals can present their employment...

 

Staight Talk with Steve Erdman

As I write this article this week I am very concerned with the continued struggle that the COVID-19 virus has presented us with. This crisis has affected every person not only in my legislative district, but throughout the State of Nebraska, througho...

 
 By Frank Yiannas    News    April 8, 2020

FDA Offers Assurance About Food Safety and Supply for People and Animals During Covid-19

Food Safety and Supply PSA Watch and download FDA’s “What You Need to Know: Food and COVID-19” public service announcement with Frank Yiannas below (multiple file formats are available). A critical part of the U.S. Food and Drug...

 

Joshua James Gipfert - Obituary

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Joshua James Gipfert, adored father, loving son, brother, nephew and friend, passed away at his home at the young age of 34. A celebration of life service will be held at a...

 

Fern Bartling Frei - Obituary

Fern Bartling Frei, 61, of Potter, NE, passed away on March 29, 2020, at her home with her family by her side after a short battle with cancer. Per Fern's request, no funeral will be held, but only a...

 

Evelyn M. Bricker - Obituary

Evelyn M. Bricker, age 92, of Sidney, NE passed away March 31, 2020 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE. She was a current resident of the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff....

 

Duane R. Smith - Obituary

Duane R. Smith, age 83, of Sidney, NE, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Kimball, NE. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at a later date. Cremation has been held. In lieu of flowers,...

 

Dr. Carl. J. Cornelius, JR, M.D. - Obituary

Dr. Carl J. Cornelius, Jr., age 93, of Sidney, NE passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at a later date due to the CDC's recommendation of no groups larger...

 

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