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Articles from the July 15, 2020 edition

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Lending a Hand to the Plow

There were tears, smiles, laughter and quiet memories as local farmers gathered for one last chance to return a favor to one known to give to anyone who had a need. Life seldom ends on a schedule....

 

Gladys L. Trump

Gladys Lucille (Pike) Trump, in her 89th year, went home to our Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 12th, 2020. Gladys was born August 5th, 1930, on a farm Northeast of Oshkosh, NE to Maude (Blausey)...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:   In response to the two letters by Christina Boggess, who is a non-resident of our communities or school district.  My children and grandchildren received a great education through the Leyton School, and now my great-grands are...

 

In Need Of Control

To the passing motorist, that creature running alongside the car, then darting into the field is a harmless creature of semi-arid desert. They appear to have almost chipmunk-like qualities that from...

 

Grant to Expand, Improve Sidney Public Schools Career Pathways Program

SIDNEY — A $100,000 grant from the Sidney Community Donor-Advised Fund, an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation, will result in expanded offerings and opportunities for Sidney High School students involved in the Career Pathways...

 

Creek Valley Hosting Blood Drive

OMAHA — Beginning today and for a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time,...

 

Disability Advocates Call on Insurance Companies to Protect Autism Services

Lincoln – Families of individuals with disabilities were informed in May that many would no longer receive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) at the Munroe-Meyer Institute that is vital for children with disabilities starting in September. ABA is...

 

Be the Change You Want to See in Others

If I remember right, this is a statement most recently connected with programs like Challenge Day and Sidney High School’s Unified Raiders. It might sound soft and all goody-feelie, but it has a...

 
 By Roy Gillham    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Things That Should Just Be Done Outside

As a rancher and also the father of four boys, we spend the majority of our time outside. I’m told being a male is a real benefit to the efficiency of being able to answer nature’s call…when...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 15, 2020

A Time for Courage

We live in a time when fear is prevalent. Fear of a virus, fear of being called a racist, fear that something written or said years ago will return to destroy, fear of taking a wrong turn in a city...

 

Death notice

Troy E. Bayne, age 49, of Sidney, NE passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 in Sidney. Cremation has been held. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials are being established. You may view...

 

Protect Yourself Against Financial Scammers

It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so you’ll...

 

Our One Foundation

Last week, many evenings were spent protecting my plants under the patio because of bad weather warnings. No one likes bad weather, but it is nice that we have warnings to prepare us a little ahead of time. Life is not all sunshine. Neither is it...

 

Sidney Seniors Season at 6-6

The Sidney Seniors defeated the Akron Rams 18U Saturday by a score of 11-1, bringing their record to 6-6 for the season as of July 11. Later Saturday, Sidney defeated the Buckley Bombers varsity 7-2,...

 

Bethel No. 25 Job's Daughters Compete in Annual State Virtual Event

Bethel #25 of Sidney, NE of Job’s Daughters International competed in their annual state competition “Find the Music Within” Grand Session virtually this past week. While the Arts & Crafts...

 

Aquatic Center Closed July 18, 2020 Due to Graduation

Due to Sidney High School's delayed graduation this Saturday July 18th and the availability of lifeguards and staff, The Sidney Aquatic Center will be closed to celebrate this year's graduating class. The Aquatic Center will reopen for regular...

 

Council Confirms David Scott as new City Manager

Months in the works, the Sidney City Council is closing in on a decision for its new city manager, announcing three finalists for the position in the June 9 meeting. The council announced David Scott...

 

VALTS Agreement Renewed

The Sidney School District approved an agreement with Education Service Unit (ESU) 13 for the Valley Alternative Learning Transitioning School (VALTS). VALTS is a program designed “to provide...

 

Unified Command Confirms four more COVID-19 Cases

The Unified Command announced July 14 that there are four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle area. The four include a woman in her 50s in Deuel County (Community Spread), a man in his 60s in Morrill County (Community Spread), a woman...

 

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