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Eva G. Kallhoff

Eva G. Kallhoff, age 95, of Sidney, NE passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday July 6, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, NE with Father Robert Karnish officiating. Burial...

 

Doris Kella

Doris Kella, age 93 of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, April 9, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating.  Cremation has been...

 

City Council Supports Funding Agreement

The Elks Lodge restoration project is one step further along in returning the building to its former luster. The Sidney City Council signed a memorandum of understanding with Nebraska Department of Ec...

 

Work to Achieve Your Financial Independence

Over the past few months, just about everyone has felt the loss of some type of freedom, whether it’s being able to travel, engage in social gatherings or participate in other activities we...

 

Sidney Celebrates Fourth of July

The Sidney Fireworks Display will be held on Friday, July 3 at dusk. The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will be lighting the fireworks at the soccer fields. Fireworks can be set off until 10 p.m....

 

Programs Still Available for Struggling Businesses

In late March, soon after responses to the coronavirus included restricting social interaction and business availability, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...

 

2020 Potter Car Bowl Attracts Variety of Interests

Potter Car Bowl — The Potter Community had as many cars and trucks on the streets as there are residents; at least, that is how it appeared in the 2020 Car Bowl. The weekend event had BMX...

 

Leonard A. Rieken

Leonard A. Rieken, age 94, of Sidney, NE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 2 P.M. on Friday, June 26th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church...

 

Dennis S. Guthrie

Dennis S. Guthrie, age 86, of Sidney passed away in Sidney, NE on February 27, 2020. Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery at WaKeeney, KS on...

 

Gerald 'Jerry' Ray Walker

Gerald “Jerry” Ray Walker 77, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Jerry was born in Sidney, Nebraska, on February 13, 1943, to Raymond and Geraldine (Brundige) Walker. He...

 

My Child Saw Color

Life on the ranch continues to have its fill of spills and adventures. The baby ‘poke has been eating moths and splashing in the toilet. The toddler ‘poke bosses everyone around and can command a...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 1, 2020

How This Will Play Out

Predicting things is something I’m pretty good at. Today I hope I’m wrong. But unless President Trump puts down his tweet phone and surrounds himself with some competent campaign staffers, the...

 

What Have We Learned

Lately I find myself returning to the mantra of being a lifelong learner. It is a phrase that started in the education community. Education should not stop with the 3 p.m. bell and students leaving...

 
 By Jim Nichols    Community    July 1, 2020

Should Christians Protest Discrimination and Racism?

“But Pastor, is it okay to protest?” “Did Jesus ever do it? Didn’t He just preach the Gospel and didn’t waste His time doing that kind of thing?” “Don’t you think we should stop wasting our precious time in distractions and just preac...

 
 By Tracy Cooper    Community    July 1, 2020

Leyton FFA Celebrates School Year Achievements

This year the Leyton FFA Chapter tried some new activities such as Milk Quality and Cheese Identification contests, and taking a group to the Nebraska State Fair and Husker Harvest Days. These...

 

Tyson Herrera Memorial Tournament Draws Big Crowd

Legion Park was busy with baseball action last week for the annual Tyson Herrera Memorial Tournament. The tournament and preceding Legion action are welcome relief from the absence of action during...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Straight Talk From Steve Erdman

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? July 4, 1776 was the day we declared our independence from Great Britain. The document which contained that declaration was the Declaration of Independence, which...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Independence Day

When a 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson sat down in a rented room in the heat of the Philadelphia summer to write the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution had already begun. On one level,...

 

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