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Articles from the May 12, 2021 edition

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Tourism Preps for Increased Travel

In early 2020, the coronavirus was announced and resulting health precautions. By spring and early summer, schools were hoping to reopen, posting modified schedules as they adapt to health agency...

 

DELMAR LEROY "BUTCH" CROOKED FOOT

Delmar LeRoy “Butch” Crooked Foot, age 77 of Sidney, NE passed away Tuesday morning, May 11, 2021 in Gordon, NE. No formal funeral services are planned. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Saturday, May 15th from 1-6:00 P.M. Cremation...

 

Memorial Day Ceremony Set for 10 a.m. May 31

The Memorial Day service in Sidney is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Veteran Section of Greenwood Cemetery. The National Anthem will be performed by Elizabeth Weimer and the invocation by Pastor Kyle Larson. Elizabeth Weimer will also be performing...

 

Potter-Dix Graduates 15 Seniors

Potter-Dix High School held it's 2021 Graduation ceremony on Saturday at Potter-Dix High School. 15 students graduated on Saturday, with Mary Jane Kasten and Jaydin Rose Paxton named as Valedictorian...

 

Commissioners Stand Against '30 x 30'

The Cheyenne County Commissioners took a formal stand against the part of President Joe Biden's Executive Order 14008 known as the “30 x 30” program. In late April, the commissioners discussed...

 

Commissioners OK Communication Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners and Emergency Communications Manager Heidi Gillespie met in the May 3 meeting regarding the Interlocal Cooperation agreement between the county and the City of...

 

Passport Program Anticipates Surge

Among the many shops and coffee houses off the beaten paths in Nebraska are specific locations participating in the Passport Nebraska program. The locations in this year's program include  a print...

 

Nebraska SBDC Announces Entrepreneurial Journey Video Series

This storytelling journey began out of a partnership with leaders in Sidney looking for ways to help Sidney area residents see themselves as small business owners. Sidney – Nebraska Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a program of Nebraska...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    May 12, 2021

A Time for Hope

Sunday was confirmation day at one of the churches I co-pastor. Six young people stood before the congregation to denounce Satan, recite scripture, profess faith in Jesus Christ and join the church....

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Words to the Graduates

In recent days, an editor at the New York Times asked readers to send in their wise words that they try to live by. The best responses appeared in two Sunday editions in April. A few examples...

 

The Law vs Morality

Recently I was in a discussion on law enforcement and social morality as a general rule. It started with a sentence or two promoted on a social media platform, and took off in unexpected directions....

 

First-time Homebuyer? Follow These Steps

Is homeownership a goal of yours? It does offer some benefits, in addition to meeting your basic need for shelter. The equity you build in your home can be a valuable financial asset, and you may get to deduct your interest payments on your taxes....

 

It's About Relationship

Jesus said, “I am the Vine, you are the branches…”   What Jesus was sayin’ was this: it’s good to be part of a larger group, workin’ towards larger goals – but at the same time, we gotta be connected to a center before we can...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Community    May 12, 2021

The Impact of Biden's Tax Proposals on Agriculture, Small Businesses

Many parts of the economy in our great state of Nebraska are thriving. However, the new slate of tax increase proposals coming from the Biden Administration will undermine the success of...

 

More than 100 Small Farms Get A Giant Boost

Sacramento, CA — Access to start-up capital is a big challenge for farmers. A small grant program through the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) is helping. More than 100 farmer veterans received word Friday that they are being awarded equipment...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    May 12, 2021

What Can We Do?

The day after my last editorial, I received an email from a couple who live in our city. They told me that they had read two of my editorials and that they thought that we were very much alike in our...

 

Rostvit Twins to Sing at Nazarene Church May 23

Janice and Faye Rostvit, identical twins from Colorado Springs, Colo., will share in song and testimony at 10:30 a.m. May 23 at the Church of the Nazarene, 1445 Jackson St, Sidney. For more than 40...

 

Changes in Firework Sales

Lincoln - LB 152 was signed by Governor Ricketts on May 5. Because LB 152 contained an emergency clause, thus making the changes effective five days after the Governor’s signature, the changes to the Nebraska Fireworks Law will be in effect for...

 

State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grants Available

Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®. The program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood...

 

Chem-Dry Opens in Sidney Area

Sidney —Chem-Dry, the experts in carpet and upholstery cleaning, announced that a brand new franchise, Stu’s ChemDry, has opened to meet the growing in-home cleaning needs of residents in Sidney and the surrounding area. Using a green-certified s...

 

Public Records

April 29 1:07 am, Traffic Complaint, 11th Ave. & Old Post Rd. 2:26 am, Traffic Stop, 21st Century Equipment, 17J Link 7:48 am, Traffic Complaint, 20th Ave. 8:06 am, Fraud, Birch St. 8:41 am, Criminal Mischief, Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Rd. 8:59...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 12, 2021

Warriors Excel at Cheyenne County Meet

Leyton’s Warrior Track and Filed team hosted the Cheyenne County Meet on Friday, and nearly perfect weather combined with Leyton’s new Track and Field facilities for a fantastic day of...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 12, 2021

Sidney Boys Win Bayard B-C-D

Sidney’s Red Raider Track and Field team continued their strong season, with the boy’s squad winning the Bayard B-C-D Meet on Friday and the girl’s squad placing second. The Sidney boys took...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 12, 2021

Red Raiders Third at Kimball Golf Invite

Sidney’s Red Raider Golf team traveled on Friday to compete at the Kimball High School Golf Invitational, and placed third while the Mitchell team placed first and dominated the field, placing all...

 

Ahrent Commits to University of Sioux Falls

Miranda Ahrendt signs her letter of intent to attend University of Sioux Falls for the Cheer Team. She is flanked by mother Pam, and father Travis. Ahrendt plans on studying Radiologic Technologies,...

 

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