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Articles from the May 31, 2019 edition

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Council Discusses Highway Funding Options

The State of Nebraska is proposing more work on highways near Sidney. The question is how to fund the City’s share of the cost of nearly $2 million. “This is a pretty good offer,” City Manager...

 

SRMC Seeks Rezoning of Land

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved having a public hearing June 11 to formally address a request to change zoning of land owned by the hospital from Central Business to Agriculture. The request...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 31, 2019

Rain to End, Area Affected by Wet Spring

In farm country there's a saying - "It's pretty hard to complain about getting moisture." That holds true for the area, which gets only about 15-17 inches of rainfall each year. But this year has...

 

NET's 'On the Road' Tour Includes Sidney

LINCOLN – NET, Nebraska's PBS and NPR Stations, is hitting the road this summer to bring a variety of free events to towns across western Nebraska. Beginning May 29 and ending June 3, the tour inclu...

 

Specialty Crop Growers And Beekeepers Have Tool To Avoid Chemical Drift

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Nebraska Extension are encouraging produce vendors, nurseries, beekeepers, organic growers and other businesses that could be affected by chemical drift to avoid inadvertent drift by registering their...

 

More Than Quilts

Mary Barnett explains the features of one of the machines at More Than Quilts during their recent Business After Hours. The business is owned by Mary and Victor Barnett....

 

Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

According to the USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending May 26, 2019, topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 60 adequate, and 40 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 72 adequate, and...

 

Police Investigate Vandalism, Thefts

Sidney police are continuing their investigation into a series of vandalisms on Sidney’s north side. Police Lt. Keith Andrew said the department does have a suspect in the vandalisms, where mirrors were broken off of vehicles and a number of...

 

Wayne A. Buhrdorf - Obituary

Wayne Arthur Buhrdorf age 86, of Potter, NE was called to his Heavenly Home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney. A...

 

James E. 'Jim' Joyce - Obituary

James E. "Jim" Joyce age 79, of Sidney, NE passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 3rd in the First United Methodist Church in Sidney...

 

Donald M. Kettler - Obituary

Donald M. Kettler (Don) died suddenly and peacefully in his sleep on May 26, 2019. Don was born in Sidney, Nebraska on November 10, 1950. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1973 with a...

 
 By Jack Whittier    News    May 31, 2019

UNL Panhandle Extension

The first thing I want to do in this month’s column is thank those who helped make our recent N|150 Celebration a success. The events of the day were fun, productive, educational and celebratory – just as we had hoped. The contribution of the...

 

Wildcat Hills Archery Fundraiser June 15

The West Nebraska Archery Association and Box Butte Archery club have announced they will be holding the annual Wildcat Hills 3D Shoot Fundraiser on June 15. The event will be held in the Wildcat Hills approximately two miles up Old Stage Hill Road...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 31, 2019

Legion Juniors Hold Off Gering

Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Junior baseball team hosted B&C Steel Gering's junior team Wednesday afternoon at Legion Field, and held off a late Gering rally to win 7-to-5. Sidney jumped on...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 31, 2019

Errors Again Doom Legion Seniors

Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Senior baseball team hosted the Gering Platte Valley Companies Post 36 squad at Legion Field on Wednesday, and again the defense was plagued by multi-error innings tha...

 

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