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Articles from the April 14, 2021 edition

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Park Project Seeks Funding from County

In December 2020, Madison “Madi” Wilkinson and Ally Benzel presented an idea to the Sidney City Council. The concept was simple although the goal might seem a little lofty: redesign the play area...

 

Marvin Dean Bartling

Marvin Dean Bartling, age 86, of Lodgepole, NE passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Veteran’s Home in Scottsbluff, NE after a swift but fierce battle with a brain tumor. Funeral services...

 

Memorial Service Planned for Aviation Students

SIDNEY — A memorial service for Western Nebraska Community College students Yemin An and Zhaoxin Chen will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Elk's Lodge #1894 in Sidney. An and Chen...

 

Norgard Resigns as Economic Development Directors

Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard announced in an email Tuesday, April 13, that she is resigning her position with the City. After working for Cabela’s for nearly 4 ½ years, she...

 

Commissioners Approve Changes to Comm. Center Bylaws

The Cheyenne County Board also approved changes to the Emergency Communications Center bylaws, and the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement. Emergency Communications Director Heidi Gillespie said the...

 

COVID Risk Dial Sees Slight Regression

The COVID-19 Risk Dial shows steady improvement for the Panhandle region. As of April 5, the Risk Dial was at 1.38, down from 1.53 the week before. The Risk Dial is a summary of conditions for the Pan...

 

County Attorneys Scholarship Applications Due by April 26

The Cheyenne County Lawyers’ Association will be awarding one scholarship to a deserving Cheyenne County area student in the amount of $1,500. Applicants interested in applying for this scholarship should present resumes and a 100 word (maximum)...

 

Leininger Retires After 34 Years At Platte Valley Bank

Fresh out of college, Mike Leininger went to work in Hastings, Neb. Little did he know at the time, he would be offered an opportunity that would last 34 years. On Friday, April 9, Platte Valley Bank...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    April 14, 2021

What the Constitution Means to Me

“When I was fifteen years old, I traveled the country giving speeches about the Constitution at American Legion halls for prize money. This was a scheme invented by my mom, a debate coach, to help...

 

30x30 Lacks Constitutionality

What does the federal government’s 30X30 plan actually do? Today I would like to clarify what the 30X30 plan actually does and tell you why it is a very bad idea. On January 27, 2021 President Biden signed Executive Order #14008 entitled,...

 

Attorney General Offers Clarification

I am writing as a point of needed clarification. Over the preceding months, there have been repeated stories and letters to editors with incorrect understanding. Nebraska did not join the Texas election lawsuit last December. Nebraska joined an...

 

After Tragedy, Walk Carefully Toward Recovery

The local community, and Western Nebraska Community College’s Sidney aviation program specifically, was struck hard recently. Make no mistake. This will be a difficult journey. The aviation program...

 

Shooting Park Fundraiser

The 10th Annual Sidney Shooting Park Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed was held Saturday at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The night included drawings, live and silent auctions. Proceeds went to facility...

 

Help Protect Your Family's Inheritance

You might contribute to your IRA for decades to help pay for your retirement. But if you don’t need all the money, you may want to leave what’s left to your children or grandchildren. However, if you want to ensure they get the most from this...

 

Death and Taxes?

I believe it was Benjamin Franklin, who, after signing the Constitution of the United States, touted the phrase, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With the usual tax deadline being tomorrow, April 15,...

 

Report: Groundwater Levels Up in 2020

LINCOLN — Groundwater levels rose significantly across most of Nebraska from January 2019 to January 2020, and the state received so much precipitation over that period that a new color was added...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board Announces Ambassador Program 

The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year Ambassador Program. The goal of the NWB Ambassador Program is to develop college-aged students into better advocates and leaders in agriculture and to help...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 14, 2021

Raiders Sweep Mitchell Invite

Sidney’s Red Raider Track & Field teams had an outstanding outing at the Mitchell Invite on Thursday, with both the boys and girls squads winning in dominating fashion. The girls team outpaced...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 14, 2021

Warriors Shine At Tri-State, Bayard

Leyton’s boy’s track and field team had a big day last Tuesday at the Tri-State Meet in Chappell, with the boy’s squad taking first place overall by a wide margin and the girl’s squad placing...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 14, 2021

Alliance Takes Sidney Invite

A day’s delay of the Sidney Invitational at Hillside Golf Course was the smart move as the rain and snow flurries of the previous day were replaced by sunshine and blustery winds by Thursday...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 14, 2021

Potter-Dix Coyotes Compete at Bayard C-D

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Track and Field team traveled to Bayard on Saturday to compete at the Bayard C-D Invite, and the boys came away with a fifth place result, while the girls struggled and placed...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    April 14, 2021

The Bible. What is it?

In 1976, I graduated from high school and was getting ready to go to a Christian college in Oklahoma. I grew up believing in God, church and the Bible and wanted to be a preacher and teacher of the Wo...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Shining Truth on Lies

President Biden last week unveiled a number of executive orders he says will begin his effort to institute “common sense” gun regulations. In reality, his orders will do nothing to stop criminals...

 

Potter-Dix State Speech Champions

The entire Potter-Dix High School speech team qualified for State Speech in at least one event. Results: Team placed 6th out of 22 schools. Zach Rotert D1 State Champion in Humorous Prose Gunnar...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department March 31 • 3:07 am, Traffic Stop, 10th Ave. & Jackson St. • 6:52 am, Traffic Stop, Pole Creek Crossing & 17J Link • 7:08 am, Traffic Stop, Jennifer Ln. & 17J Link. • 7:31 am, Medical Call, Illinois St. • 9:25 am, An...

 

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