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Articles from the June 16, 2021 edition

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Beautification Contractor Hired

Early this year, the Sidney City Council learned they had an unexpected budget surplus nearing three-quarters of a million dollars. The fund, however, is not completely free money. The Cabela's...

 

Viola F. Jelinek

Viola F. Jelinek, 96, died at the Venice Florida Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Cantrell Funeral Home...

 

County Renews USDA Contract

The annual contract with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection was approved by the Cheyenne County Commissioners. The contract, at $9,421.22, reflects a 5...

 

Airport Board Reviews Improvement Options

The Sidney Airport Authority Board met with Jeff Wolfe, of M.C. Schaff & Associates, June 10, to discuss options for updating the facility. The airport authority board has been researching how to...

 

Aliens, Mysteries and Fables Meet at the Garden

Among the quiet streets of Sidney is a point of curiosity. The “attraction” actually started with questions of “I wonder…?” and maybe even statements related to the X-Files: the answer is...

 

Karen R.Sergent

Karen R. Sergent, age 74, of Mead, CO and formerly of Arnold, MD, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2021 at home after battling ALS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday,...

 

Robert C. Wright

Robert C Wright, 88 of Chappell, NE passed away on May 30, 2021 at the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh, NE. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Chappell...

 

The Price of Freedom - Part 1

In my high school days, as a result of our debate team’s outstanding record, and other things, I was honored to receive invitations to speak at the Kiwanis Club, the Alaska Medical Association, the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

It is time for the State Board of Education to reject the newly proposed comprehensive sex education standards. These proposed standards are politically driven, have no legitimate basis in science,...

 

A Day as a Minute

A week ago, a few of us met. It is a tradition that started out of a need for support. We had been thrust into a chapter in life no parent wants to experience. In what still seems like a heartbeat,...

 

Father's Day Gifts... For Your Kids

If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments...

 

The Other 'H' Word in the Bible

Over the years since I was a child in church, in various worship services, we have sung the old hymn, "When We All Get To Heaven." The chorus of the hymn says: “When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see...

 

Spring Has Sprung: Vegetable Gardening 103

Finding the right spot for your garden, laying out your beds and preparing your soil can be grand adventures. As I have mentioned before, I do not care for weeding my garden, so using weed proofer...

 

South Platte NRD June 8 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, June 8, 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). Thad Kuntz P.G., Adaptive...

 

Nebraska to Host Midwest AG Association Annual Meeting

LINCOLN—The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is pleased to host the Midwest Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s (MASDA) annual meeting in Lincoln, June 21-23. MASDA represents the Departments of Agriculture from 13...

 

Jeff Nichols Named as NRCS State Rangeland Management Specialist

LINCOLN – Jeff Nichols has been selected as the State Rangeland Management Specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Nebraska. He will begin the position June 21, 2021. As an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 16, 2021

Post 17 Seniors Struggle at Rapid City Tournament

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team traveled up to Rapid City for a weekend tournament, and struggled against the competition, only managing a tie against Cheyenne for the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 16, 2021

Seniors Rally Past Bridgeport, 13-7

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team hosted the Bridgeport Bombers Tuesday, June 7, and were able to battle back from a four run deficit, scoring 11 runs in their last two innings t...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 16, 2021

Stingrays Host Swim Meet

Swim teams from all around the panhandle area descended upon sidney on Saturday for the annual swimming competition, and perfect weather on the day made the event an enjoyable success for the...

 

WNCC Students, Faculty, Staff Honored at Campus Award Ceremonies

SCOTTSBLUFF — Western Nebraska Community College hosted awards ceremonies at the Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney Campuses to celebrate the accomplishments of the top students, faculty, and staff during the 2020-2021 academic year. Sidney...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Just For The Hail of It

I was talking with someone about the weather recently on a day ending with “Y”, which means such conversation is a daily occurrence for me. The person noted I’d been in the weather business 42...

 

4-H SIDNEY SHARPSHOOTERS SHOTGUN COMPETITION

The Sidney Sharpshooters 4-H Shotgun Fair Competition was held on Saturday, May 8th at the Sidney Shooting Park. Seventeen 4-H Members took part in the competition. They are coached by Jeff Ellwanger...

 

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