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Articles from the May 26, 2021 edition

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County Confirms Tourism Projects

The Cheyenne County Commissioners on May 17 approved funding for two promotional projects. The commissioners approved a request by Gold Rush Days for $3,000, and $4,000 for Downtown Sounds. Gold Rush...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    May 26, 2021

A Day of Remembrance

On Memorial Day we set aside time to honor and remember those who put on our nation’s uniform and gave their lives in defense of our freedoms. The willingness of many to defend our borders, our...

 

Gov. Ricketts Signs Legislation for Military Retirement Pay Tax Relief

LINCOLN – On Tuesday, May 25, Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill (LB) 387 into law, allowing 100% of military retirement pay to be exempted from Nebraska income tax starting January 1,...

 

Frances Louise Kilgore

Frances Louise Kilgore, age 95, of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Bayard, NE. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday...

 

Dalton Community Holding Memorial Day Services

Dalton American Legion Post No. 301 will be hosting Memorial Day Services 10 a.m. Monday at the cemetery. Vocals will be provided by Hannah Vath, and guest speaker will be Sen. Steve Erdman....

 

Sheriff's Office Proposes School Resource Officer

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to county schools to create a partnership. It would be a partnership, that, according to Sheriff Adam Frerichs, could curb issues occurring in...

 

Riding for Mental Health Awareness

On Thursday morning, May 20, a rumbling of excitement entered Sidney from the west. The sound of thundering horsepower was the indicator the Pony Express Riders were approaching Sidney. They were...

 

Celebrating Retirement

Three Sidney Public School employees celebrated their retirement on Wednesday of last week with cakes, well-wishes and heartfelt tributes by the Sidney Public Schools staff and friends at the Sidney...

 

Idona Belle (Brown) Richins

Idona Belle (Brown) passed away May 17. 2021 at the Residency Care Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. A private graveside service was held at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering on May 22, 2021 with Bishop Brent Rawlings officiating. Gering Memorial Chapel...

 

Harold 'Hal' Miles Brown

Harold “Hal” Miles Brown, age 84, of Dalton, NE died on Monday, May 17, 2021 at a Hospice Center in Golden, CO. A Vigil service will be held at 10 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30...

 

Do You Think We Have a Problem?

“56% of Americans in 2021 have a “great deal of trust and confidence” on the military, down from 70% in 2018. 33% of Americans in 2021 have “a great deal of trust and confidence” in public...

 

Solemn Celebrating

In a few days, the flags will fly a little higher, grills will burn a little hotter and many will take the time to remember. It is a time to celebrate, although probably not in the raucous out-of-cont...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

The first session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature is quickly coming to an end. The Legislature will sine die on May 27, 2021. Although my constitutional resolution for a consumption tax failed by tw...

 

529 plans: More Versatile Than Ever

If you have children or grandchildren, you may already be somewhat familiar with the 529 plan, a popular education savings vehicle. But you may not have kept up with some recent changes in the plan’s capabilities and in the educational environment...

 
 By Dave Ostdiek    Community    May 26, 2021

Panhandle Perspective:

Bob Harveson embarked on his career as a plant pathologist in the mid-1980s, which in 1999 took him to Scottsbluff as a specialist on the faculty at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research, Exte...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Dan's Weather Group

For readers unfamiliar with my professional background, I was a TV/radio meteorologist for 25 years from 1979 until 2004. During that time, I did side gigs as a forensic meteorologist and assistant fi...

 

State Exits Federal Pandemic Unemployment Programs

LINCOLN - Nebraska will no longer participate in federal pandemic unemployment programs effective June 19. The State has notified the US Department of Labor of its intent to withdraw from the following: • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation...

 

Potter-Dix Junior - Senior High School Honors Night Results

POTTER AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 291 SCHOLASTIC AWARD (The recipient of this award has the highest cumulative GPA for their respective class) JUNIOR – Thomas Muldoon SOPHOMORES – Zach Rotert & Jayden Shoemaker FRESHMAN – Brayden Kasten MAC ACT...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Tulsa Race Riot Marks Its Centennial

The 1921 race riot in Tulsa began on Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, when a young black man stepped into an elevator, tripped, and either grabbed a young white girl’s arm to steady himself, or...

 

Public Records

Nebraska State Patrol Click It or Ticket Campaign Aims to Reduce Roadway Fatalities (LINCOLN) — As the summer travel season kicks into gear, Nebraska State Troopers will be patrolling the state’s roads day and night in an effort to prevent...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 26, 2021

Raiders Bring Home Three State Championships

Sidney’s Red Raider Track and Field State Qualifiers traveled to Omaha for the NSAA Class B State Championships held in Omaha Burke Stadium on Friday and Saturday. Senior Karly Sylvester capped off...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 26, 2021

Sidney Legion Baseball Opens Season

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 JR team opened their season last week and after battling weather delays, was able to compete in tournament play in Alliance over the weekend. The season started...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 26, 2021

Juniors Open Tournament with Win Against Bridgeport

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Junior Baseball teams traveled on Friday for weekend tournament action, and endured a battle against the Bridgeport Bombers, coming from behind to grab the 12-to-11...

 

Sidney Middle School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

8th Grade Straight A Honor Roll Quarter 4 2020-2021 Dakota Ahrendt, Quinn Arellano, Carli Black, Benjamin Borchard, Kaylee Bowker, Zoey Christensen, JaShawn Davenport, Jordan Denovellis, Ryan Dillehay, Kirstin Dougherty, Rachel Ernst, Reid Fiscus,...

 

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