Articles from the July 7, 2021 edition

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City Names New Economic Development Director

Kim Matthews is the new Economic Development Director for the City of Sidney. She takes the duties vacated by Melissa Norgard when Norgard resigned to spend more time with the family business, Sam &...

 

Merlyn L. Heidemann

Merlyn L. Heidemann, age 91, of Potter, NE passed away at his home on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in the Prairie West Church in...

 

More Questions Than Answers

When life appears normal, and suddenly isn't, the door opens for countless questions, questions that often go unanswered. The sudden loss of a close friend or family member makes those questions even...

 

Mental Health Can Be Complicated, But There Is Help

The loss of a loved one leads to a multitude of questions and emotions. Among them are the “20-20 hindsight” questions. They “If only I had...” “Why didn't I..?” “Why didn't he (or she)....

 

Sidney Residents Cautioned about Bindweed Infestation

Sidney officials have been noticing a wide spread of Bindweed on properties in the community. Bindweed is included in the Ordinance that reads Certain Vegetation is Prohibited (#642.04). We are...

 

Cancer Group Meets July 10

A new cancer support group is in the early stages. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer in the past or if you have been newly diagnosed. it is nondenominational; cancer strikes all religions. The next meeting is 9 a.m. Saturday, April...

 

Robert Morrow Hagemeister

Robert Morrow Hagemeister, 80, passed away June 24, 2021, in Meridian, Id. Bob was born May 13, 1941, in Potter, Nebraska. He was the fourth child born to Dean William and Clara Velma Morrow...

 

Murphy's Laws of Government and Politics No. 1

Warning: Much of the following is capable of generating anger, frustration, nervousness, hot and cold sweats, and other adverse reactions to those of the left-leaning liberal political persuasion. To...

 

An Oddest of Challenges

I read a comment recently that would probably make most parents drop their morning coffee. The earth-shaking comment goes against everything most parents would consider “fair and holy.” It is the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Last week the National Education Association, which is commonly referred to as the teacher’s union, adopted a measure to combat attacks on Critical Race Theory. The National Education Association...

 

Don't Let Investments Go On Vacation

Now that we’ve gained at least some space from the COVID-19 pandemic, summer travel is heating up. While you might be eager to hit the road, you won’t want your investments to take a vacation – you need them to work hard for you consistently....

 

True Freedom Found Only in Christ

Freedom is at the heart of a lot of our country’s history and national holidays. There is Martin Luther Jr’s Day, and his, “I Have a Dream,” speech declaring freedom at last. Just a couple of weeks ago, President Biden signed into law the...

 

Nebraska Water Center Conference Hits the Road This August for Scottsbluff

After postponement in 2020, the Nebraska Water Center’s annual conference will return this August. Entitled “The Shape of Water in Western Nebraska,” the conference will be held Monday, Aug. 16...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Patriots vs. Loyalists

As the year 1776 unfolded, American colonists were confronted with the question of independence. Some favored it, others rejected it, and a third group remained uncommitted.  This political question...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 7, 2021

Post 17 Splits with Rapid City

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team hosted the Rapid City Post 320 Shooters on Thursday, July 1, for two games at Legion Field. The games were moved to 4 and 6:30 pm after...

 

Sidney Park Project Presented Grants

The Sidney Park Project recently received $35,000 in commitments from two local businesses. The go toward a goal of upgrading the playground equipment at Legion Park. The goal is to design the...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Innovative Economic Development Strategy Works

My column in these pages has been missing the last three weeks because my wife and I took a road trip to Virginia Beach to see our children, whom we’ve not seen in nearly two years. Our travels...

 

Nebraska Department of Labor Moves Sidney Office to WNCC Campus

The Nebraska Department of Labor is streamlining the process for some job seekers, and moving to more up-to-date furnishings. At Western Nebraska Community College’s Sidney campus, the location...

 

Public Records

June 17 12:59 am, Traffic stop, 17th Ave. & Illinois St. 1:50 am, Traffic stop, 13th Ave. & Forrest St. 2:49 am, Traffic Stop, Chase Blvd. & 17J Link 6:54 am, animal Call, Legion park, Legion Park Rd. 8:59 am, Code Violation, Verde Ln. 9:21 am,...

 

Thetta Jo (Mathewson) Rother

Thetta Jo (Mathewson) Rother, age 71, of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Sidney Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. Her faith and sense of humor intact. Memorial...

 

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