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Kuhns New Chamber of Commerce President/CEO

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce recently announced McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns as the new President/CEO. Carnahan-Kuhns takes over for Hope Feeney. Feeney and her husband Eamonn have accepted...

 

Jerry L. Hall

Jerry L. Hall of Sidney, Nebraska, died Saturday June 19, 2021, at the age of 91 ½ (he kept track). Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am.,...

 

Time for Retirement

More than 30 years ago, Doug Birky was finishing his degree at Dallas Theological Seminary when he was contacted about a church in Sidney. He was contacted after the midwest district of the...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    June 23, 2021

Cross-County for a Cure

Cheyenne County had a unique visitor last week, Michael Wilson originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Unlike most tourists, he wasn't in the Sidney area to fill his car with gas or to get in some...

 

John (Jay) Joseph Hickert

John (Jay) Joseph Hickert passed away June 8, 2021 in Akron, CO. Jay was born December 3, 1926 on the family farm in New Almelo, KS. He was the second of eleven children by John W. and Mary L. Hickert...

 

Wanda Marie (Farmer) Kaduk

December 29, 1932 - April 11, 2021 Wanda M. (Farmer) Kaduk, 88 of Westmont, IL, passed away peacefully on April ll, 2021, with loved ones at her side, at the home she had lived in for 60-plus years....

 

Douglas Samuel Chappell

A Celebration of Life in honor of Douglas Samuel Chappell will be held on Wednesday, June 23rd , 2021 (his birthday) at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff. Pastors Craig...

 

Thomas 'Tom' Lorton Kokjer

Thomas “Tom” Lorton Kokjer, age 93, of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Sidney. A Memorial Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Greenwood...

 

The Price of Freedom - Part 2

In my high school days I was honored to receive invitations to speak at the many local and area civic organizations' meetings. This is part 2 of a speech I delivered to the Fairbanks Rotary Club just...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Allow me to introduce you to a new organization called, the Consumption Tax Institute, Inc. The Consumption Tax Institute, Inc. is a new 501-C4 organization, which is putting together a strategy to pu...

 

Woke or Awakened? How?

The Woke Generation has the idea the truth is long absent, or at least such is implied on the public platform. There is this idea that history doesn’t tell the whole story. They might be right, in...

 

Even 'Singles' Need Estate Plans

If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. But if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own...

 

Loving Your Enemies

In our own time, maybe no one has seen the social aspects of God’s Kingdom on earth quite like Martin Luther King, Jr. He stood toe to toe with the house of evil. He insisted in a number of his speeches that the key to the future was a certain “m...

 

Chase Bryant Coming to Cheyenne County Fair

The Cheyenne County Fair Board recently announced that Chase Bryant will be providing the entertainment for the 2021 county fair. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 30. His music will in...

 

Master Gardner Tips for the Panhandle

Here are some profiles of the trees and shrubs being planted in the City of Scottsbluff in the public parking lot at 17th Street and Second Avenue. These well-adapted plants would be good choices...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Juneteenth

You and I, and all others who claim American citizenship, now have reason to celebrate a new Federal holiday, Juneteenth, our 12th legal public holiday.  Last week, on Tuesday, June 15, the Senate...

 

A Day at the Range

Submitted by "The Well-Armed Woman," Sterling, CO chapter After a long winter and a rainy spring, it’s finally feeling like summer, which means it’s time to get out to the gun range. While many of you readers may have been to the range before, a...

 

The Bible and Homosexuality

God’s word, the Bible, is the source for all that is truth; what does it tell us about Homosexuality? Genesis !:27-28, God did not create homosexuality, men and women were meant to reproduce...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 23, 2021

Seniors Come Up Empty at Alliance

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team traveled up to Alliance for weekend tournament play Friday and Saturday, and came up empty with three losses for the trip. On Friday, Sidney...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 23, 2021

Juniors Drop Heartbreaker to Fort Morgan

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Junior Baseball team hosted Fort Morgan on Wednesday, June 16, and the teams battled through the late afternoon heat to find themselves tied at 6-to-6 at the end of...

 

Pool Team Places Second in Championship

“Realigned & Redefined” out of Silver Dollar in Sidney had a strong second place finish at the Western Nebraska APA 8-Ball World Qualifier held at Eagles Club in North Platte, earning a cash...

 

Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp Celebrates 50 years

The Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp will be hosting an open house at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Ice cream will be served. The camp is a 7 ½ acre parcel located adjacent to the softball fields at the east side of Legion...

 

Tips to Help Business Leaders Succeed in an Age of Digital Disruption

With digital transformation in the business world accelerating since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many companies are in danger of being left behind – possibly for good. The numbers can be disheartening. “Even after spending enormous amounts of...

 

Aure Takes Over Sundry

The gem about most small towns is you're only a visitor a time or two. Even if you don't live there, if you frequent the cafes and watering holes you soon become as if a minor character in "Friends,"...

 

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