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Articles from the June 30, 2021 edition

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County Redistricting

Each 10 years, the United States conducts a census, a count of its population. The last census resulted in the State of Nebraska directing Cheyenne County to reapportion its districts. In April 2021,...

 

Benjamin Wyatt Gillham

Benjamin Wyatt Gillham was born on April 10, 2019 at 2:06 a.m. at Sterling Regional Med. When Brandee found out she was pregnant with him the scripture that became his life verses were Psalm 127:3-5:...

 

Scott C.M. Johnson

Scott C.M. Johnson, age 49, of Sidney, NE passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 2, 2021 in the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE...

 

Winifred Janet Fraas

Winifred Janet Fraas, age 100, of Sidney, NE and formerly of Lodgepole, NE passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Sidney. A Rosary Service will at 10:00 A.M. and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A...

 

City Council Starts Trail Improvement Discussions

The Sidney City Council is facing a question, probably a series of questions. Now that they know of the fund for developing part of the trail system, what should be done, followed by what can be done...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    June 30, 2021

Thomas L. Kokjer

Thomas (Tom) Kokjer spent a lot of his early years working in the repair and sales offices of Kokjer Motors in Sidney, NE. He probably didn’t think that was so important when he was twelve years...

 

Harold Thomas Fiegenschuh

Harold Thomas Fiegenschuh, age 91, of Sidney, NE died peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Harold’s family plans to have a memorial/burial on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 when his remains will join...

 

Leroy F. Spieker

Leroy F. Spieker, 93, a resident of Sierra County for 28 years, died on Saturday, June 19, 2021. He was born on November 30, 1927, in Carroll, Iowa to Leo and Illiene (Conroy) Spieker. Mr. Spieker...

 

Patricia Lillian (Miller) Haskell

Patricia Lillian (Miller) Haskell was born in Ansley, NE on January 31, 1942, and died near her long-time home in Annandale, VA on May 17, 2021. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Clarence M....

 

Will I Fight for Equality? It Depends

In colonial America you were an Englishman, or you were not. The common claim was that an Englishman was an Englishman no matter where he stood in the world. The colonists increasingly took this to...

 

Game Time for Society

Over time, I’ve heard several coaches bark at their teams “practice like its game time,” and likewise “the play isn’t over until the whistle is blown.” They’re references that probably...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve - John Stark

245 years ago our founding fathers declared their freedom from Great Britain and began a war for independence against the world’s number one superpower. In the end, they earned their freedom. But, w...

 

Financial Focus

Independence Day is almost here. And as we make progress in moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, more of us will be able to enjoy Fourth of July activities. However you observe the holiday, it’s important to recognize all the liberties we enjoy in...

 

Forgiving

Forgiving others when they have hurt you is difficult. But holding onto the hurt, breeds anger, bitterness and revenge works it’s way in there too. In Matthew 6:9-12 is the LORD’S prayer, in the prayer it states forgive us our Debts AS WE...

 

Cheyenne County Fair Open Class Rules and Regulations

The Cheyenne County Fair is conducted under the direction of the Cheyenne County Fair Board. While the greatest possible care will be exercised by the management to protect the patrons of the fair,...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

The commitment of generations of dedicated soil scientists in maintaining and managing the historic Knorr-Holden Plot near Scottsbluff for more than a century came to fruition in a recently published...

 

Game and Parks officers to participate in BUI awareness, enforcement campaign July 2-4

LINCOLN. – As part of a national effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will participate July 2-4 in Operation Dry Water. While Operation Dry Water is a...

 

Community Facilities and Essential Services in Nebraska

LINCOLN -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Acting State Director in Nebraska Kim Martini today announced that USDA is investing $650,000 to equip, rebuild, and modernize essential services in rural areas throughout Nebraska....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 30, 2021

Post 17 Seniors Lose Close Game to Chadron

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team travelled up north late last week, and dropped a close game to Chadron by a final score of 10-to-9, then fell to the Alliance FBNO Spartans in...

 

Haupt New Leyton Volleyball Coach

Leyton Public Schools has announced that Natasha Haupt as the new Head Volleyball Coach of the Lady Warriors. Coach Haupt played college volleyball at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 30, 2021

Schneider Powers Juniors Past Chadron 6-4

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Junior team traveled last Tuesday, June 22, up to Chadron, and Micah Schneider pitched a gem of a game until he reached his pitch count limit of 105 and had to be...

 

City of Sidney Celebrating July 4 on Saturday

With the Fourth of July holiday on Sunday, the City of Sidney is hosting the community fireworks program Saturday, July 3, at Deer Run Park adjacent to the Western Nebraska Community College campus. The show is expected to begin at dusk. In case of...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Back to Basics

Martin Luther King, Jr. once famously said that “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true...

 

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