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Patty S. Gorman

Patty Sue Gorman, age 69, of Sidney, NE passed away early Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 3, 202...

 

Aug. 17 is the date

Caution, communication and environmental awareness appear to be the keywords for Sidney Public Schools bringing students back to the classroom. District Superintendent Jay Ehler released a statement...

 

Village of Dalton Cancels Fall Festival

The Dalton Fall Festival Committee is extremely saddened and heartbroken to make the decision that the 2020 Fall Festival has been CANCELLED! With the ever-changing COVID rules, regulations, and guidelines enacted by the government when it comes to...

 

SRMC Conducting Community Health Needs Assessment

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the community. The purpose of this assessment is to identify major community health challenges, possible gaps in services, and other factors that may...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Farmers and ranchers in Cheyenne County who want to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) are encouraged to do so by the August 28, 2020 deadline according to Farm Service Agency Cheyenne County Executive Director, Brad Fraass....

 

Joanne Carolyn (Buss) Wolff

On July 26, 2020, Joanne Carolyn (Buss) Wolff, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 86, in North Platte, NE. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 1st...

 

County Signs Juvenile Detention Agreement

When an adult breaks the law, depending on the infraction, he earns a period of time away from society. If a juvenile is found guilty of a crime requiring incarceration, the process quickly gets complicated. There is specific housing, separation...

 

WNCC Partners with State to Train, Retrain COVID-19 Impacted Workers

SCOTTSBLUFF - Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) is a recipient of the Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (WRI) Grant by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. This grant provides funds to administer scholarships to those...

 

Edward Dean 'Shorty' Talhelm

Edward Dean “ Shorty” Talhelm, age 90, passed away July 15th, 2020.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 30th in the Gering-Stitt Chapel with Pastor Pete Morgan officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in...

 

Livestock Auction Draws Support Online and In Person

The tradition of 4-H members walking their sheep, goats or cattle before potential buyers continued this year, although with some noticeable changes. This year's 4-H Livestock Sale, the key point of...

 

Jack Edward Wiedeburg

LIBERTY, MO. — Jack Edward Wiedeburg, former long-time resident of Sidney, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, July 22, while in hospice care at Liberty Hospital after a brief battle...

 

Defining Distance

Sometimes I wish there could be a way to record quick thoughts from a radio broadcast. The problem or challenge is that I heard this particular comment while driving. I’m pretty sure the only thing...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Homeschooling? Yes, You Can

It was reported last week that filings to homeschool are up 21 percent in the state of Nebraska. It's a trend seen nationwide. And, according to an April study released by EdChoice, a national...

 

Indicator Suggest Nebraska's Economic Rebound Continues

Lincoln, Nebraska — Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose in June, according to the most recent report from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The leading indicator rose 1.72 percent during the month. Increases in both May and June... Full story

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Inspectors General

On Saturday night, October 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon instructed Attorney General, Elliot Richards, to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Elliot Richards though refused to comply...

 

We All Have a Decision to Make

Some people think hell isn’t gonna be all that bad – especially since all their friends are gonna be there! But here’s the truth of it – hell is eternal darkness and solitude, in eternal flames and agony! Hell is a forever separation from...

 

Create Strategies to Help Achieve Your Financial Goals

Like most people, you probably have many financial goals: a comfortable retirement, long vacations, college for your children or grandchildren, the ability to leave something behind for the next...

 

I Still Like Him

My cowboy and I are about to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. In the scheme of anniversaries it seems somewhat insignificant. We seem to get excited about those divisors of 5 – 15th, 20th,... Full story

 
 By Deb Fischer    Community    July 29, 2020

Battling Hunger and COVID

Whether it is the significant demand at the Food Bank of Lincoln or long lines at food pantries elsewhere in our state, the images of people struggling to put food on the table are alarming reminders...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department July 20 • 12 a.m. Suspicious Activity, 2500 block Craig Avenue. • 1:44 a.m. Traffic Stop, 2900 block Upland Parkway. • 3:53 a.m. Traffic Stop, Pole Creek Crossing and...

 

Glow Ball Golf Scramble Set for Aug. 8

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Glow Ball Golf Scramble is scheduled for Aug. 8 at Hillside Golf Course. The event is an 18-hole, four-person scramble. Nine holes are played during the...

 

Wins & Losses for Legion Teams

Sidney Seniors Fall to Alliance 1-12 Saturday, 5-3 against Chadron Friday The Sidney Seniors have a 7-11 record as of Monday morning after losing to the Aliance FNBO Spartans 1-12 Saturday and the Cha...

 

Guns & Hoses Softball Tournament Aug. 2

The annual Guns & Hoses Sidney Police vs Sidney Fire Department softball tournament will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Field 1 Legion Park. The evening will include a barbecue and raffle.... Full story

 

Board of Directors Cancels 2020 Night of Hope

The Night of Hope Board of Directors met Tuesday night, July 28, to discuss this year's event and whether or not it should be cancelled. It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that this year's walk has been CANCELLED! It was a difficult...

 

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