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DHHS Reports First 2021 Human Case of West Nile Virus

Lincoln – The first human case of West Nile virus for the 2021 season has been found in the Elkhorn-Logan Valley Health Department area (Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton Counties). The person who tested positive was not hospitalized, according...  Website

 

Thomas Harold Olson, Sr.

Thomas Harold Olson, Sr. of Lisco, Nebr. died peacefully on July 26, 2021. Born on August 31, 1935, Tom was the youngest of four children to Harold and Helen Olson. He grew up in the village of Lisco...

 

'Church Guys' Researching Catholic Parishes

The Nebraska Church Guys” set out to document the history and architecture of Catholic parishes in Nebraska. Written above the door leading into Ron Sack’s den is the quote, “When a person...

 

COVID Shows Slight Increase

After two weeks with the Risk Dial riding the line between Low and Moderate on the four-stage dial, Panhandle Public Health Department reports the dial is moved from 1.0 to 1.38 The PPHD explains the Risk Dial is only a guide, providing a summary of...

 

Welcoming New Directors

A courtyard "Meet N Greet" was held at Pedalers Corner July 20 to welcome Kim Matthews as the new Sidney Economic Development Director, and McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns as the Cheyenne County Chamber...

 

Equipment Fire

— Heavy smoke billowed from an equipment fire west of Sidney July 22. A wood chipper caught fire at a location near the Sidney Draw Road. No injuries were reported. Damage was limited to the...

 

Donald E. Thompson

Donald E. Thompson, age 91, of Seattle, WA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 2, 2020, at Providence Mount Saint Vincent, in Seattle. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday,...

 

Eleanor A. Gordon

Eleanor A. Gordon, age 93, of Sidney, NE entered into eternal life Saturday July 3, 2021 at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care facility. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday,...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Follow The Science

A mantra recited often since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak is “follow the science.” Sadly, science has become politicized like nearly everything else these days, and the exhortation to... Full story

 

Questions Not Being Answered

Several years ago, when I was just starting this adventure called community journalism, I was taking pictures at a gymnastics event. The picture turned out decent, but I was a little nervous about...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 28, 2021

More Choices and Cleaner Fuel at the Pump

As we emerge from the pandemic and the economy begins to rebound, I’m focused on ensuring the industries that provide Nebraska jobs can continue to grow and thrive. The ethanol industry is one of...

 

Is Roth IRA Better for Young Workers?

If you’re in the early stages of your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. Nonetheless, it’s never too soon to start preparing for it, as time may be your most valuable asset. So, you may want to consider retirement...

 

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear...

 

South Platte NRD July 13 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Ryan Reisdorff, Water Resources Sp...

 

State Department of Agriculture Announces Cicely Batie as Agency's New Assistant Director

LINCOLN – Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman has announced the hiring of Cicely Batie for the position of assistant director. Batie, who has education and experience in... Full story

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    July 28, 2021

The 30 x 30 Land Grab

On January 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed his “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” In this order, President Biden set a “goal of conserving at...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    July 28, 2021

Seniors End Season in Alliance

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team travelled to Alliance over the weekend to compete in the 2021 Area 7 Class B District Tournament, but were unable to get a win and advance to...

 

Bindweed Spreading in Sidney

The City of Sidney Code Enforcement Officer mailed over one hundred letters this morning to property owners where bindweed has been observed to be growing and spreading. Code Enforcement would like...

 

The Well-Armed Woman

You’ve packed up, found your spot on the range, unloaded your gear, and you’re finally ready to start shooting at some targets. But now what? If you don’t have a plan for your time at the range, you can easily blow through a box of ammo...

 

DHHS to Launch Program for Foster Children Impacted by Pandemic

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Children and Family Services (CFS) is pleased to announce a new program dedicated to providing additional assistance and services to foster children who were...

 

Leadership Class Graduates

— The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class graduated nine students recently at Beans and Steams Coffee House. Leadership Cheyenne County (LCC) is a ten-month program that promotes a...

 

Celebrating Moms and Working Mothers Around the Panhandle with World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7

The World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2021. Join us in celebrating this week by supporting moms and working mothers around the Panhandle. Breastfeeding is one of the best investments for healthier moms, babies, families, organizations, and...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department July 14 2:43 am, Traffic stop, Chase Blvd. 3:24 am, Suspicious Person, Panhandle Automotive Group, Illinois St. 8:56 am, Medical Call, Maple St. 8:59 am Medical Call, Cabela’s Corporate 2, Cabela Dr. 9:17 Parking...

 

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