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Articles from the July 21, 2021 edition

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Sidney School Board Says No to Health Curriculum

The Sidney School Board approved a measure standing against the health education curriculum proposed by the Nebraska Department of Education. The measure was approved unanimously in the July 12...

 

Ioan E. Childers

Ioan E. Childers, age 92, of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Bassett, NE. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 24, 2021 in the First United Methodist Church in...

 

Donald Moench

Donald Moench, age 67, of Potter, NE passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Friday, July 23, 2021 in the Potter Cemetery Potter, NE. Cremation has been...

 

Rep. Adrian Smith Makes Stop in Sidney

“Lunch Hour” was exchanged for a question and answer session Thursday when Congressman Adrian Smith visited Sidney. Smith, Republican Representative for Nebraska's Third District, held at meeting...

 

City Council Approves Animal Ordinance

The Sidney City Council on July 13 approved an ordnance that affects pet owners and how they take care of their animals. Ordinance No. 1824, which amends Section 618 Animals of the Codified...

 

Sharon Kay Segelke Oliverius

Sharon Kay (Segelke) Oliverius, age 76, of Sidney, NE passed away on July 8, 2021 in Highlands Ranch, CO from complications due to COVID. Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 22,...

 

Dianne E. Namuth

Dianne E. Namuth, age 85, of Sidney, NE went to be with her Savior on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Event Center at 1212 10th Avenue, on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 1-6...

 

Lawn Waste Disposal Options

The City of Sidney Solid Waste Department has been noticing a number of City issued receptacles for household garbage only, with loose yard waste in them. We would like to remind our residents that any sort of yard waste including grass, weeds,...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Iceland

In recent days a native Icelander named Egill Bjarnason published a book, “How Iceland Changed the World.” I wonder about that title’s bold claim, but nonetheless he writes well, is...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Resistence Must Begin at the Local Level

Warning: this column contains references to sexual content some may find offensive. The Sidney School Board recently voted unanimously to reject the Nebraska Board of Education’s proposed Health...

 

Potter-Dix School Board Opposes Proposed Health Standards

Dear Editor, The Potter-Dix Board of Education wants you to be aware that the following resolution was unanimously passed by the members present at their meeting on July 13, 2021. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO....

 

The Right Emotions Can Be Useful In Investing

You may have heard that it’s important to take the emotions out of investing. But is this true for all emotions? Certainly, some emotions can potentially harm your investment success. Consider fear. If the financial markets are going through a...

 

Strength in Struggles

Are you having a good day? I surely hope you are! Nobody in their right mind would want to trade a good day for a bad day…….or would we?? As we look back over our lives, we can see how it was during our struggles that we were drawn closer to...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of...

 

Black Hills Energy Recognizes Mike Schmidt on Coming Retirement

LINCOLN — On August 6, after 5 years with Black Hills Energy, Mike Schmidt is retiring. Schmidt joined the company shortly after the purchase of Source Gas, leading the Sidney area team as...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

The popular definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. This popular definition of insanity describes what it is like to work with the...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Creating Opportunity for All Nebraskans

Over the past year, Nebraska has been enjoying rapid growth, creating lots of great-paying job opportunities here in the Good Life.  We have the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation at...

 
 By Jeff Yost    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Interns Focus Fresh Eyes on Familiar Surroundings

At Nebraska Community Foundation, we say change happens along the lines of relationships at the speed of trust. New ideas are great, but positive change that sticks happens person to person, friend...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 21, 2021

Aberts Ready To Confront Challenges

After being introduced as the University of Nebraska’s new Athletic Director, Trev Alberts said to the assembled crowd, “Nebraskans don’t run from challenges. We confront them.” The Nebraska...

 

Does Award Scholarship to Felicity Beyer

Sidney Drove #94 of the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does presented Felicity Beyer a $500 scholarship at their July Meeting. Felicity is the daughter of Michael and Melinda Beyer of Sidney. She has...

 

Daisies and Dragons to Focus on Entertainment

Sometimes in life the fun and recreational avenues present ways to become business ventures. That is what Eric and Nicole Bertrand are hoping. In 2018, the Bertrands took over the Daisies and Dragons...

 

Sidney Students Make Honors List at Nebraska Weslyan

LINCOLN — Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department July 9 7:56 am, Code Violation, Manor Rd. 9:02 am, Code Violation, Cedar St. 9:03 am, Code Violation, East Dr. 9:03 am, Code Violation, Manor Rd. 9:04 am, Code Violation, Manor Rd. 9:04 am, Code Violation, Manor Rd. 9:04 am,...

 

Barbara J. Gipfert

Barbara J. Gipfert, age 81, of Sidney, NE passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in the First United Methodist Church in...

 

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