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Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition

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Funding the 'Chiller'

It is one thing to have a fund of “free” money and a list of projects to spend it on. It is another to have that list and be uncertain what the funds can be used for. Cheyenne County is among the...

 

Lodgepole Community Fund Meets Yanney Challenge

LODGEPOLE. – The Lodgepole Community Fund (LCF) has successfully raised $20,000 to match the Yanney Challenge issued in 2021. The Yanney Challenge was offered by the family of former banker E.K. Yanney, a respected businessman and leader in the...

 

Closed Church Opens as 'The Church'

He can tell a person of how rough life has been. She can share personal experiences of how all that glitters is not gold. They will also without second thought tell how life is more than the...

 

USDA Commits to Finance New SRMC Extended Care

SIDNEY — Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approving financing for 40 years at 2.5% interest to fund a new extended care facility in Sidney....

 

'Elevate' Hosts Discussion on Trafficking

A public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Sidney High School's Performing Arts Center on trafficking. The community conversation will include Glen Parks , Nebraska Attorney General’s office Coordinator of the Nebraska Human Trafficking...

 

Laflers End Quarter Century of Laundry Service

There are some services that are just necessary in life. You purchase or raise your own food, you build or purchase furniture, even a home. And clean clothes. There are needs for a washer and dryer,...

 

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

“These [words of God] are seeds sown in good ground: those who hear the Word, accept it, act on it and bear fruit some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.” Mark 4:20.   Faith-SEED is...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve

Earlier this month I wrote an article on how the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services has been unable to account for $10.5 billion in State expenditures. $10.5 billion is more than the...

 

Dream Big

It is often noted by counselors that one of the most important parts of life is finding importance. There is Robert Fulgrum’s book “What on earth have I done with my life?” There is the thought...

 

Recividism in Nebraska

Reducing the number of people who return to prison is a key goal of any criminal justice system. In Nebraska, more than 70 percent of those discharged in 2019 have not returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services...

 

Strengthen Your 'Three-legged Stool' for Retirement

​When many people hear the words “estate planning,” they assume it’s just for the wealthy. But that’s not the case because everyone can benefit from an estate plan. And when you’re creating one, you’ll want to avoid some common...

 

The Parable of the Sower

4 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by... Full story

 

Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

What kind of garlic do you grow? There are two kinds of garlic - the softneck garlic and the hardneck garlic. Hardneck is the one found here in our northern climate. The hardneck has a hard central stem with the cloves clustered about the base of...

 

Soy Growers Welcome Opportunity to Provide Protein to Address Global Hunger, Child Malnutrition

The U.S. Agency for International Development this week announced nearly $1.3 billion in additional critical humanitarian and development assistance to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, including $200...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 27, 2022

Seniors Struggle in District Tourney

Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Senior baseball team traveled to Ogallala for the B7 Area Tournament this weekend, and lost two games and were eliminated from the tournament. Sidney opened Friday...

 

'Stuff the Bus' at Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for area schools including Sidney, Leyton, Creek Valley, Potter-Dix and Peetz. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,...

 

Wiedeburg, McKay Honored As Coaches Of The Year

Sidney High School coaches Donna Wiedeburg and Matt McKay were honored Sunday at the NCA Awards Banquet in Lincoln. Wiedeburg received the Coach of the Year Award for Girls' Cross Country and McKay...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Senate Internships

Every fall, spring, and summer, my office provides some outstanding college students with the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. or at one of our state offices. These internships give students...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Telling the Story of Chief Standing Bear

 One of America’s greatest civil rights heroes is from Nebraska.  Yet nationally, almost nobody knows about him.  As Nebraskans, we’re changing that by telling Chief Standing Bear’s story....

 
 By Van Yandell    Opinion    July 27, 2022

The Making of a Celebrity

Mark 14:44-46 “And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, Judas went...

 

Nominations for 2022 WNCC Alumni Association Awards Now Open

SCOTTSBLUFF - Nominations for the 2022 Western Nebraska Community College Alumni Association awards are now open. Each year the Alumni Association recognizes six individuals or businesses that have made a positive impact at WNCC. Nominations are fo...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department July 21 12:05 a.m., Follow-Up, 1400 block Jackson Street. 5:03 a.m., Traffic Stop, 2000 block 10th Avenue. 5:26 a.m., Traffic Stop, Old Post Road and 17J Link. 5:40 a.m., Traffic Stop, 8th Avenue and Illinois Street. 10:02...

 

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