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Articles from the May 4, 2022 edition

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Pillen to Prioritize Nebraska's Interests

One candidate in the 2022 Nebraska Gubernatorial Race stands above all others. Jim Pillen will best serve as our next Governor. He was raised on a small town farm in Platte County, Nebraska. After playing football for the Huskers and earning a...

 

Five Names, Three Seats

Sidney voters will to choose between five candidates for three seats on the Sidney City Council. The ballot has Paul Strommen, Brad Sherman, Marva P. Ellwanger, Brandon Bondegard and Tony Jones as...

 

Council OKs Housing Grant Application

The city of Sidney is in a dilemma, a conundrum if you will. When Bass Pro purchased Cabela's, real estate became a buyer's market. In many instances there was a house or more on nearly every block...

 

Retirement Celebration

After over 30 years employed at KSID in Sidney, Lana Butts has decided to retire. Butts was born and raised in Sidney, and has been with the radio station since the 1980's. Butts also worked at the...

 

Air Force Officials Discuss Missile Plans

The United States missile defense system that dots the rural terrain north to Montana and North Dakota, including western Nebraska, and Colorado has been in the ground and at the ready for several yea...

 

Plummer Insurance, Inc., Acquires Prince-Empson Insurance

Plummer Insurance, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Prince-Empson Insurance. “We are excited to announce the sale of our agency to Andrew and the Plummer Insurance, Inc team.We know they are going to be active supporters of the community and...

 

Wauneta Mae Eastman (Handley)

Wauneta Mae Eastman (Handley) was born to the late Arthur Ross and Gladys Dell Handley (Sellars), in Gurley, NE on December 15, 1929. She ended her fight with cancer on April 19, 2022. Wanda started...

 
 By Ted Carter    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Making a University of Nebraska Education More Accessible

New research from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation shows that people who aren’t enrolled in college view cost as the greatest barrier. It’s not that folks don’t see the value in higher...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably to get to somewhere where it’s still safe from the bird flu. The avian (bird) flu has come to Nebraska. The bird flu has been especially bad in the...

 

The Cost of Free Speech

Since the trend of buying bottled water, the phrase “I never had to pay for that when I was young” surfaces occasionally. That same can be said about free speech. Who would have thought “free...

 

New Opportunities for 529 Plan Owners

If you want to provide educational opportunities for your children or grandchildren, you may want to consider investing in a 529 plan. In recent years, this plan has gotten more flexible, and potentially more powerful, than ever. A key benefit of a...

 

Praying With Nature

Spring is upon us, and praying through a piece of nature helps us actively see how God’s hands are at work and how new life is coming out of winter’s hibernation. This devotion is from the Jesuit Spirituality Center. Praying with a ‘Piece of...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 4, 2022

Raider Boys Win Best in West, Western Conference Meets

Sidney’s Red Raider Boy’s Track and Field team continued their successful season last week with two wins, at the Best in the West Classic in Scottsbluff Tuesday, and at the Western Conference...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 4, 2022

Leyton Wins Boys MAC Conference Golf Tournament

Leyton's Warrior Boy's Golf team traveled to the Oshkosh Country Club to compete in the MAC Golf Tournament, and the Leyton boys team took top honors after a second playoff hole finally broke a tie...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 4, 2022

Leyton Warriors Compete At Best in the West

Leyton’s Warrior Track and Field teams traveled on Tuesday up to Scottsbluff to compete in the annual Best in the West Classic against the best track and field athletes in the region. Leyton’s boy...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 4, 2022

Coyotes Head North For Best In The West Classic

Potter-Coyote Track and Field teams traveled up to Scottsbluff on Tuesday April 26 to compete against the best athletes in the region at the annual Best In The West Classic. The boys squad managed to...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    May 4, 2022

A History-Making 60 Days

The 2022 Legislative Session will go down in history as one of the Nebraska Unicameral’s finest.  In just 60 days, the Legislature passed record tax relief, made critical public safety...

 

Sidney Shooters Compete in Cornhusker Trapshoot

Sharpshooters Black 4H Sara Allard: 23,21,23,18 final score 85 Kaleb Miller: 20,20,23,22 final score 85 Bodhi Brandt: 23,24,20,23 final score 90 Hunter Borges: 21,22,22,23 final score 88 Gauge...

 

Dickman Signs With Concordia

Sidney senior Sawyer Dickman signed a letter of commitment to attend and play basketball for Concordia University this Fall. Dickman, flanked by his father Jim, and mother Angie, became very...

 

Master Chorale Performs May 8 at NJC

The Master Chorale, under the direction of Don Johnson, with accompanist Mary L. Smith will present its 30th Spring concert on Sunday, May 8th at 4 p.m. in the Dorothy Corsberg Theater at Northeastern Junior College. In conjunction with the NJC Found...

 
 By Mike Sunderland    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Disinformation Campaign

Who do you trust to tell you the truth? Would you know the truth if you heard it? What is the difference between “disinformation” and a “different point of view or belief”? Your answers to...

 
 By Ivy Joy Johnson    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On Week 17

It may be said that time and chance happen to everyone.  James 1:8 says it differently, “… a double minded man (who says one thing, does another) is unstable in all his ways…” And, there are...

 

Chamber President Resigns

Almost two years ago, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce announced a new president and CEO. McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns was selected as the new President/CEO, replacing Hope Feeney. Feeney and her...

 
 By Van Yandell    Opinion    May 4, 2022

My Mother, The Perfectionist

Isaiah 66: 13 “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” My mother was eighty-three years old at the time. That would have made the year...

 

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