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COVID update

As of July 1, the Panhandle Public Health District has recorded three deaths in the Panhandle region of Nebraska related to the COVID-19 virus. Nine more cases were announced July 1, bringing the...

 
 By Madeleine Grant    News    July 8, 2020

Report Suggests Nebraska Economy Starting to Rebound

The Nebraska economy is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 crisis thanks to steady home sales and a downturn in unemployment claims, according to a new report. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business released a report on June 24...

 

County Fair 4-H Events On Schedule

One of the annual events in Cheyenne County is the county fair. There is the viewing of crafts, including clothing designs, animal shows and auction, carnival, concerts and many other events. Many of...

 

County Continues Debate on Prairie Dog Control

Some people might see them as cute prairie creatures. Others, however, see prairie dogs as disturbing the soil, causing holes that can result in injured livestock, and potentially spread plague. In a...

 

In Search of Civil Discourse

I walked through a dounut shop recently, before in-house seating was returned, and found the SOFTIES busy solving the world's problems, at a picnic table outside of the doors. They were following the...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more insane in American politics, the self-described billionaire genius Kanye West announced over the weekend his intention to run for president of the Unit...

 

Letter to the Editor:

Dearest Leyton Community Patrons: Your positive response to my previous Letter to the Editor has been overwhelmingly positive.  Thank you!  The empowerment you feel as a community is invigorating. Keep up the diligent research.  Document and...

 

Managing Withdrawls Can Protect Retirement Income

Throughout much of your working life, you contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts to help ensure a comfortable retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to shift...

 

21st Century Makes Organizational Changes

Scottsbluff – 21st Century Equipment, LLC has made several organizational changes to strengthen its local decision-making management strategy. Owen Palm, CEO, of 21st Century Equipment announced...

 

South Platte NRD June Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Ryan Reisdorff, SPNRD Water Res...

 

Sidney Celebrates Independence Day

Oh, say, can you see? By the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming; Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Straight Talk From Steve Erdman

According to the Preamble to the United States Constitution, in order for the people of the United States of America to create a more perfect union, “justice” must be firmly established as well...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Kerner Commission

Rosa Parks and her husband Raymond lost their jobs in the backlash from Montgomery, Alabama’s successful bus boycott to end segregation on that city’s buses. In the late 1950’s, the couple...

 

Holt Selected as Scholarship Recipient

Holt is the recipient of the Cheyenne County Family and Community Education (FCE) College Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. Alyson is the daughter of Deven and Bobby Holt and Kimberly and Steve Kauffman of Dalton. The mission of the...

 

Essay Contest Winners Announced

“My Favorite Nebraska Vacation Spot” was theme for the annual Cheyenne County Family and Community Education (FCE) organization’s fifth grade essay contest. First place honors went to Madison...

 

Celebrating Fourth of July

Fun Fourth in the sun — An estimated 65-70 people celebrated Independence Day at The Well in Sidney Saturday. The event included a picnic, raffles of fireworks and movie tickets....

 

Farmers Market Open Saturdays

Farmers Market — Sidney’s Farmers Market vendors displayed their wares Saturday morning. Vendors are open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays until the first frost, weather permitting. The Farmers Market is...

 

Couple Opens Flavor of Old Mexico in Sidney

There’s an old saying that if you want to know someone, share a table with them. Saul Rodriguez and Rosa Gonzalez have the welcome mat out for their local of Tacos La Laguna. The family business is...

 

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