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Articles from the June 9, 2021 edition

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Celebrating Service

Energy production today is focused on renewable options, leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible and meeting needs consistently. It is a time when decision-makers are seeking sources besides...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Flag Day

Each year on June 14, Americans celebrate one of the most iconic symbols of freedom the world has ever known: the American flag. We didn’t pick this date by accident. On the same day in 1777, the... Full story

 

2021 Firework Retail Stand Application Deadline

June 9, 2021 Lincoln, NE - The deadline to apply for a retail stand license from the State Fire Marshal Agency is 11:59 PM on June 10, 2021. After this time, the license application portal will close. There is no mechanism available to submit a...

 

Kid's Fishing Day Saturday at Legion Park

The Kids Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 12, at Legion Park. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and fishing takes place until 11 a.m. Loaner rods and reels are available for children during...

 

Changing of the Guard

In 1980, Cindy Heilbrun developed a working relationship with the City of Sidney. Nearly 38 years of experience and 41 years of history later, she turning over her office keys to another. She started...

 

Potter Carbowl Set for June 25-26

The Village of Potter is rolling out the welcome mat for everything community June 25-26. There will be live music, a barbecue contest, of course a car show, and duck pin bowling. The event starts 5...

 

Carol Ann Christensen

Carol Ann Christensen, age 68, of Big Springs, NE passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A graveside ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Potter...

 

Donald Jake Hart

May 30, 1930 to May 7, 2021 Donald Jake Hart, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Hart, was born on May 30, 1930, on the family farm near Briggsdale, Colorado. Don had two brothers, John and George and four...

 

Delpha Kay Taylor

Delpha Kay Taylor, age 68, of Dalton, NE and long-time resident of Independence, MO passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Sidney. There are no services planned at this time. Cremation has been held....

 

Writer Stands Against 'No Parking' Effort

In reference to the “No Parking” Approved article on June 2, 2021, I want to point out that truckers are a vital part of our local economy. Rather than make more rules to make their lives more difficult, it would seem a better approach would be t...

 

Personal Patriotism

“An informed patriotism is what we want… So, we’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion but what’s important: Why the Pilgrims came here, who Jimmy Doolittle was, and what...

 

Monitoring or Censoring

President Trump’s criticism of news and commentary desks have quite possibly resulted in unintended results. Or did they? I try to be careful of rabbit trails, especially those that lead to dark...

 

Financial Goals With Your Family

June is Effective Communication Month. And it’s a good idea to recognize the importance of good communications, because it plays a role in almost every aspect of living – including your finances. You’ll want to clearly communicate your...

 

Love or Fear

When I was a little girl I went to Sunday School and sang “Jesus Love Me” and I knew he was always watching over me. However, I also knew that while watching over me, God also knew everything I did…good or bad! This made me fear Him. I often en...

 

Spring Has Sprung: Vegetable Gardening 102

After you have determined the placement and layout of your garden spot, the next thing to get ready is your soil. This is my favorite part of the whole season. There is something about digging in the...

 
 By Elaine Pile    Community    June 9, 2021

Master Gardner Tips: Growing Dahlias

Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations. Have you considered growing dahlias? The dahlia...

 

Cover crop discount available for federal crop insurance

LYONS — Cover crops are a conservation practice with wide ranging benefits, from improving soil health to protecting water quality. Many farmers who planted fall cover crops are now eligible for a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 9, 2021

Seniors End Week With Wins

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior team had a busy week, hosting Sheridan County on Tuesday, then traveling to Gering on Wednesday and then finishing the week with a series against Rapid City...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 9, 2021

Juniors Fall to Sheridan County, Gering

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Junior team hosted the Sheridan County Regulators on Tuesday, June 1 at Legion Filed, and could not recover from a five run Sheridan first inning to fall by a final...

 

Sidney Hosts Wood-Bat Tournament

— Sidney’s Legion Park baseball fields were busy over the weekend as teams from the panhandle area, Colorado and Wyoming came to Sidney for the annual Wood Bat Tournament. 9U, 10U and 12U teams...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Vanity

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!  What is the profit to a man in all his labor which he labors under the sun? These were the words of a man named Solomon who was King of Israel from 965-926 B.C....

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Straight Talk With Steve

The first session of the 107th Legislature has come to an end…well, almost. There remains one matter yet to be resolved by the Unicameral Legislature this year. It is the matter of redistricting. On...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Why I Oppose Abortion

You’ll be hard pressed to find someone more pro-life than I am. The wholesale slaughter of unborn children in our country is morally reprehensible and needs to stop. As a reader of my columns, you d...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Equations

How does one recognize great writing in a novel, a work of history, or a scientific treatise? The typical answers include: if it sells 5,000 copies, if it makes the “New York Times Best Seller...

 

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