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Articles from the May 19, 2021 edition

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City Council OKs Road Work Bonds

The Sidney City Council approved first reading of an ordinance funding the City's share of Link 17J costs. The road from Interstate 80 north to Sidney, and places beyond, is now tight and slower than...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    May 19, 2021

The Highest Virtues of Men and Citizens

Memorial Day began in the years after the Civil War, when it was originally called “Decoration Day.” At the first official celebration of this holiday in 1868, then-Congressman James A. Garfield,...

 

Leyton School Board Reinstates Geary

The Leyton Board of Education decided in its May 10 meeting to reinstate Superintendent Chris Geary. Geary was placed on administrative leave early this year. He was informed by the Nebraska...

 

Sidney High School Sends Off 2021 Grads

The Sidney High School gymnasium was busy with friends, family and supporters as the Class of 2021 was officially recognized as graduates. The afternoon started with a video presentation of graduates....

 

Sidney School Board OKs Staff Changes

The Sidney School Board of Education approved changes to graduation requirements. The changes align graduation requirements with the State's core curriculum requirements. Beginning this fall, ninth...

 

Guy F. 'Jeff' Bush

Guy F. “Jeff” Bush, age 85, passed away of natural causes Thursday, May 5, 2021 in Kimball, NE. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Light Memorial...

 

Linda Kay Brown

Linda Kay Brown, 73 of Peetz, Colorado was received into the arms of her Lord Jesus on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Viewing will be held from 2 – 7 p.m., Sunday, May 23 at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home with...

 

Richard 'Dick' Durbin

Dick graduated high school from St. Patrick’s Academy, Sidney, Nebraska and went on to graduate from Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska with a degree in biology and an emphasis on fisheries....

 

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 were invited to stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Saturday, May 15th from 1-6:00 P.M...

 

Mark Andersen

As Mark would say, “I am going to the happy hunting grounds.” Mark Leroy Andersen passed away on May 6, 2021, in Cottonwood, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer. Mark was born April 8, 1942 to Roy and Elizabeth (Goding) Andersen in Sidney,...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Disclosure is Coming

I’ve written about the subject of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) once before in this paper, and I don’t want to give the impression it’s a subject I’m obsessed with. But I have become...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve: Gun Bills

Whenever a controversial bill gets introduced into the Nebraska Legislature, Senators have the opportunity to ask the Nebraska Attorney General to answer specific questions about that bill. Because...

 

To the Sidney Public Schools Stakeholders

2020-2021 has been a year we hope we never repeat. There is a saying that what doesn’t kill you can make you stronger. We think that has certainly been the case for Sidney Public Schools. Students have an increased respect for school, parents are...

 

Change Depends on Who Steers the Wind

When the 30 x 30 concept hit the public, the initial impact in the rural areas such as Panhandle Nebraska was like the Old West had returned, and the money from the East came to tell the ranchers and...

 

What to Expect From A Financial Review

The COVID-19 pandemic may have unsettled many aspects of your life – including your financial situation. Even if your employment and earnings were not directly affected, you might have concerns about whether you’ve been making the right...

 

So What is Grace

Grace is the unmerited favor of GOD, Grace was poured out on mankind with the Death and Resurrection of His Son Jesus. So Ive heard it explained this way Grace is GOD giving us something we don’t deserve, and Mercy is God not giving us something...

 

Celebrating and Savoring Nebraska Beef

Nebraska has long been known as the Beef State and May is Beef Month, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy a delicious burger or steak. Agriculture is our state’s largest industry, and beef is the...

 

SPNRD Board of Directors May Meeting

On Tuesday, May 11, 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). Ryan Reisdorff, Water Resources...

 

Sidney High School Class of 2021 Scholarships

Miranda Ahrendt: Sidney Education Foundation Scholarship Daniella Albus:   Wyoming Border Scholarship Award, Lancer Incentive Award, EWC Foundation Book Credit Award Jose Alonzo: Sidney Education Foundation WNCC Highby Scholarship Reagan...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 19, 2021

Raiders Sweep at Districts

Sidney’s Red Raider Track and Field team continued its successful season on Thursday in Ogallala, with both boys and girls teams taking top honors at the B-6 District Meet. Sidney’s boy’s squad...

 

Sylvester Commits to UNK

Sidney High School 2021 graduate Karly Sylvester is flanked by mother Jill and father Eric as she signs her commitment letter to attend University of Nebraska at Kearney to throw Shot Put and Discus...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 19, 2021

Leyton Boys Dominate D-9 District Meet

The D-9 District Track Meet was held Wednesday, May 12 at Creek Valley High School, and the area schools had many athletes with outstanding performances that qualified them for the State Tournament...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Living in a Free World

Americans have described our nation since its beginning as ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.”  If there is one thing I know, it is that all of us Americans don’t see our...

 

Rummel Selected As Scholarship Recipient

Sage Rummel of Leyton High School is the recipient of the Cheyenne County Family and Community Education (FCE) College Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. Sage is the daughter of Floyd and Rhon...

 

Essay Contest Winners Announced

“My Favorite Nebraska Bird” was the theme for the annual Cheyenne County Family and Community Education (FCE) organization’s fifth grade essay contest. First place honors went to Auri Cranmore, daughter of Levi and Heather Cranmore and second...

 

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