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Articles from the July 14, 2021 edition

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Air Force Update to Impact Panhandle

The U.S. Air Force is planning some major upgrades to its missile defense system, including those in western Nebraska, eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado. Joseph Coslett and Terry Higgins, both of...

 

Shirlee O. Calahan

Shirlee O. Calahan, age 93, of Sidney, NE joined her heavenly family on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 19, 2021 in the Light Memorial...

 

Randy L. DeBoer

Randall Lee DeBoer, age 63, of Gurley, NE passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from complications after a brief illness. He died at home with his wife at his side. Randy’s trust in God’s...

 

Potter Awarded Keno Funds for Ambulance

When an ambulance is called, the expectation is someone is needs a timely and professional response. The need for on-site medical care moved to ambulances informally called mobile emergency rooms....

 

Timothy Gene Kella

Timothy Gene Kella, age 62, of Sidney, NE passed away at his home on Friday, June 25, 2021. Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in...

 

Shane R. Ernest

Shane Robert Ernest, age 31, of Dalton, NE entered into eternal rest on Friday June 11, 2021 near Neligh, NE from complications of injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident. A Vigil service will be...

 

Virgina Ray

Virginia Ray, 79, of 2118 Gresham St., Sebring, FL, died March 25, 2021 at home with family. She was born Virginia Berry to Wesley and Florence Berry in Sidney, NE on March 13, 1942 where she lived...

 

Aaron W. Dykman

Aaron W. Dykman, age 44, of Dalton, NE passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Dalton. Memorial services were held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the United Church of the...

 

Gary L. McKinney

Gary L. McKinney, age 71, of Potter, NE passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at his home. A graveside memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Potter Cemetery. Crema...

 

Vicki Lynn Raney

Vicki Lynn Raney, 72, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021, at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.  Vicki was born on February 12, 1949, in Sidney, Nebra...

 

Miranda Hull

Miranda Hull, 65, of Gurley passed away Tuesday July 6, 2021, in Sidney. A gathering of family and friends was held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the Holechek-Bondegard...

 

Murphy's Laws of Government and Politics No. 2

Warning: Much of the following is capable of generating anger, frustration, nervousness, hot and cold sweats, and other adverse reactions to those of the left-leaning liberal political persuasion. To...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 14, 2021

The Beginning of the Final Frontier

On Sunday morning, Richard Branson became the first billionaire in space when he rode Virgin Galactic Space Ship Unity to an altitude of approximately 53 miles, beating out private-sector spacefaring...

 

A Look Through the Window(s)

One of my favorite pictures was taken at a home construction. I was in another country, generally doing things the way they did things, when I saw an image that felt as much emotional or spiritual as...

 

How Does Social Security Fit Into Retirement

Here’s something to think about:You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To meet your income needs for all those years, you’ll generally need a sizable amount of retirement assets. How will Social Security fit into the picture?...

 

Local Teachers Connect with Agriculture at National Conference

LINCOLN– With support from Lancaster County Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation hosted eight Nebraska teachers and volunteers at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

There is a necessary connection between economics and a republican form of government which gives rise to individual liberty. Whenever you alter either a constitutional republic or an economic system,...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    July 14, 2021

One Hundred Years of Communism in China

As America emerges from the Fourth of July weekend, there’s another important reminder this month of why we should cherish our freedom and liberty. July marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese...

 

Ron Nordyke Publishes First Book

There’s a first time for everything.  Have you ever said, “I should write a book.”  I’ve said that many a time, but I actually only did it once.  A long time ago Ron Nordyke said that to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 14, 2021

Tough Week For Am. Legion Juniors

Sidney’s American Legion Junior Baseball team had two games to prior to the Distinct Tournament in Chadron last weekend to sharpen their play, but a late rally against Sheridan County did not...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 14, 2021

American Legion Seniors Down Chadron 5-4

Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Seniors had their last home game of the season Tuesday night, July 6, at Legion Field and came away with a victory after holding off a late Chadron rally. Sam Hashman...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 14, 2021

Angels Take the Field

The Sidney Angels League had their first game on Tuesday, July 6 at Kiwanis Field, and a great turnout greeted the players in their first of four games, scheduled for every Tuesday in July at 6 pm at...

 

Sheila M. Conley

Sheila M. Conley, age 75, of Sidney, NE passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Church of the Nazarene in Sidney, NE with Pastor Lee Eads...

 

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