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School Board Approves Staff Changes

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 school board approved several resignations and staff contracts during the April 12 meeting. The board approved five resignations and eight teaching...

 

Snowy enterprise

A recent snow storm provided an oppportunity for some outside activity and probably a little spending money. Panhandle residents barely had the snow melted from their lawns this week when a second...

 

Mary Carrick Collective

The Mary Carrick Collective was on stage Saturday, April 17. Her show was entitled "Girl Singer: Celebrating the Women Who Wrote the Songs." Her songs were a tribute to female song writers and...

 
 By Brooke Wrage    News    April 21, 2021

Anonymous Safety Reporting Bill Advances

LINCOLN — A school safety reporting system was approved April 6 in the second round after a long debate. Sen. Matt Williams of Gothenburg said he introduced LB 322 to reduce violent incidents in all K-12 schools in Nebraska by having a trained...

 

Sidney Tree Give Away Scheduled for Saturday

The Sidney Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual tree give-away Saturday, April 24 at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp. This year marks the 35th year Sidney has been recognized as a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Found...

 

Rural Measures Project Addresses Broadband Disparities in Nebraska

The internet is an integral part of everyday life for most Americans. We use it to communicate with friends and family, stream our favorite television shows and shop from the comfort of our living rooms. More importantly, this technology connects...

 

Leyton School Board Addresses Roof Repairs

The Leyton School District board of education met Monday, April 12, at the high school. The board tabled action on its complaint policy until the May meeting. The board also further discussed the...

 

Helen Benzel Eich

Helen Benzel Eich of Sparks, Nev., was born October 30, 1928 and passed on April 9, 2021 peacefully at home. She was born to Carl D. and Mollie Benzel of Sidney, Nebraska. Helen was one of 14 children. She married Paul Eich in 1945. They had four...

 

Reliving History, Reluctantly or by Coercion?

“These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Are We Being Visited?

Until recently, to even mention you had seen a U.F.O. got you public and private ridicule and branded as some tinfoil-hat-wearing lunatic who read too many comic books and watched too many science...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

My priority bill for this year has made its way out of committee and onto General File. LR 11CA is my resolution for a constitutional amendment to repeal the State income tax, the property tax, the...

 

Be Conscious of Your Investment Environment

On April 22, we observe Earth Day, an occasion that has inspired millions of people over the decades to take steps to clean up our world. Of course, your physical surroundings are important, but you also operate in other “ecosystems” – social,...

 

Too Busy for God

Grandma used to tell me “ the devil rides on an idle horse”, and it’s true, but as I walk in this Christian life, it is clear, he also delights in the “ busy Christian.” In fact, that is one of the most common statements for Christians...

 

I'll Tell You When to Run

There are three primary questions I ask myself before I write a column: 1) If I were ever to run for a government office, will these words be held against me? (Answer: probably) 2) Is so-and-so going...

 

South Platte NRD April 13 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). On March 18, the Board held a...

 

Public Records

April 8 1:24 am, Alarm Business, Sauders Auto & Truck Repair, Glover Rd. 11:32 am, Motorist Assist, US Hwy 30 & Fort Sidney Rd. 1:40 pm, Threats, Sidney Middle School, 19th Ave. 2:45 pm, 911 Hang Up/Open Line, Golf Coarse, Hillside Dr. 3:41 pm,...

 

South Platte NRD Education Updates Announced

The South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) has officially launched their redesigned website. The website can be found at the same link as before (spnrd.org). On the website are the latest education updates that are listed below as well as...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 21, 2021

Area Teams Compete At Creek Valley Twilight

The annual Creek Valley Twilight Invitational Track & Field Meet was held on Monday April 12, and despite a prevalent cold breeze, the competitors were able to get all seventeen events finished by...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 21, 2021

Panhandle Teams Hit Links at Mitchell Invitational

Several area teams competed at the Mitchell Invitational Golf Tournament on Tuesday April 13 and faced tough competition from the area’s best golfers. The Mitchell team took top honors with a score...

 

Leyton Golf

The Leyton Warriors Boys Golf Team returns after a season off due to COVID-19 restrictions. Head Coach Matt Haley is looking to get his young golfers as much practice and playing time to improve...

 

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