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Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 Due in Sidney Aug. 5

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment in support of World War II, is embarking on a 10-state tour, starting Aug.... Full story

 

Sam Hilliard

Sam Hilliard, 83 of rural Ogallala peacefully entered the kingdom of heaven on Monday August 2, 2021 at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Aurora Colorado. Sam always said “I was born on...

 

Rita M. Dress

Rita M. Dress, age 88, of Sidney, NE passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Bridgeport, NE. Rosary services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 4, 2021 with a Mass of Christian Burial to...

 

Veterans History Project

When America’s politicians and military leaders took a break between ending the war in Korea and officially admitting involvement in Vietnam, a good deal of military work continued around the...

 

Night of Hope Aug. 13

Hope: The Key To Endless Possibility  “Woke up ‘cause the light poured in.” — Toby Mac Within Hope lies the ability to see light in the darkness. Hope, the evidence of things not seen. To...

 

Christine Ann Sigg

Christine Ann Sigg, 66, of Crook CO, passed Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO. Christine was born on September 27, 1954 in Scottsbluff, NE to Harvey and Mary Heilbrun....

 

Brenda L. George

Brenda Lea (Sorge) George, 59, of Sidney, passed peacefully from this life and joined her mom and sister in heaven on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 after a years-long fight with neuroendocrine cancer. A...

 

Julie L. Parsons

Julie L. Parsons, age 58, of Sidney, NE passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Sidney. Cremation has been held. You may view Julie’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at...

 

James (Jim) Nelson

James (Jim) Nelson, a long-time resident of Kimball County, died unexpectedly from natural causes in his home on May 30, 2021 at the age of 64. He was born in Sidney, Ne on September 20, 1956, to...

 

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...

 

Glea A. Haupt

Glea A Haupt, age 85, of Sidney, NE passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Sidney, NE. Memorial services will be held at 2:00...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Humankind's Plagues

Rarely do men and women seem free, even for a moment, from the evils that have plagued human beings for millennium: war, poverty, famine, slavery, racism, diseases, pestilence, and natural disasters....

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Thoughts on COVID and Death

As the media teams with government officials to whip up panic about the latest Delta variant of Covid, new data was released over the weekend that indicates the hype is overblown. CDC and state Covid...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Earlier this year I co-signed LB 643, a bill introduced by Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair to protect the rights of citizens and parents to choose for themselves whether or not to get vaccinated in the...

 

Are Trust Services Right For You?

If you’re extremely busy with your career and family and you’ve accumulated a fair amount of assets, you might be concerned about a variety of issues related to financial management and legacy planning. Specifically, you might think you don’t...

 

The Road of Faith

One time, Sarah and I were deer hunting in the Sandhills about 30 miles south of Mullen. Our friend Tim took us out to a huge pasture and pointed out a windmill in a valley about two miles north of us. He said, “Just hunt your way straight towards...

 

Master Gardener Tips for the Week

Two canning methods for produce: Are you planning to can some of your garden produce? Garden produce can be preserved by two canning methods, the water-bath or the pressure canner. Water-bath canning is for produce with high acidity, like pickles,...

 

Aug. 5 Webinar On Early Weaning Calves to Cover Nutrition, Management Practices

LINCOLN — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will host a webinar on early weaning beef calves at noon on Aug. 5. Early weaning can be a helpful management practice for many cow/calf operations, especially...

 

Ardis Smith

Ardis Smith, age 90, formerly of Dalton, NE passed away at The Heritage in Gering on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the United...

 

Countdown to the Nebraska State Fair

We’re only a month away from one of the most important annual events for our state—the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. This year, the fair will run from August 27th through September 6th....

 

McCaig Presented Quilt of Valor

Thursday evening’s Cheyenne County Fair events included displays of hand stitchery and mastery of cloth and design. Beginning the night was a presentation of honor and of craftsmanship. The Quilts...

 

Public Records

July 22 3:58 am, Suspicious Activity, King St. 7:27 am, Traffic stop, Community Center, Toledo St. 7:40 am, Traffic Stop, Sapp Bros, Upland Pkwy. 7:44 am, Harassment, Newton st. 8:06 am, Animal Call, King St. 8:23 am, Traffic Stop, E Illinois St. &...

 

WNCC's Douglas Shines at All-Star Game

Western Nebraska Community College Ale'jah Douglas earned the Patrick Harrington 3-D award for her Dedication, Determination and Drive during the NJCAA Women's Basketball Association All-star game in Atlanta, Georgia, last weekend in helping her...

 

Seven New Eagles to Join Chadron State Volleyball This Fall

CHADRON -- The Chadron State College is proud to announce that seven new volleyball players will be joining the team this fall. Set to join the squad at the beginning of the volleyball season are four athletes from Colorado, one from Wyoming, one...

 

Record Field Set for Nebraska Girls' and Junior Amateur

FREMONT - The championship season continues on Monday, as a record field of 151 of the state's best junior golfers are set to compete at Fremont Golf Club for the 21st Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship and the 54th Nebraska Junior Amateur...

 

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