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Articles from the August 18, 2021 edition

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Sidney Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

A Sidney man died Wednesday, Aug. 11, when the vehicle he was driving went out of control on Old Post Road near Cabela's at 8:37 a.m. Shane P. Marron, 37, of Sidney, was driving a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe west on Old Post Road at what authorities call...

 

Resource Officer OK'd By Sidney School Board

The Sidney school board approved a proposal for an on-site law enforcement officer, School Resource Officer (SRO), to be shared between three schools. The proposal is for a Cheyenne County Sheriff's...

 

Council Approves Board Appointments

The Sidney City Council reviewed two board appointments, approving both. The Economic Development Citizen's Advisory Review Committee is a board of five to 10 members. The Economic Development...

 

Leyton School Board Increases Paraprofessional Pay

The Leyton Board of Education met on Monday, Aug. 9 at Leyton High School. Among the many issues discussed, the board reviewed salaries for special education paraprofessionals. The discussion came...

 

Night of Hope Records Successful Event

Legion Park was the gathering place Friday, Aug. 13, as Sidney's Night of Hope returned to its annual location. The Night of Hope is an event to support those in treatment for cancer, and to remember...

 

Gillis 'Gil' Glen Sebold

Gillis “Gil” Glen Sebold, age 91, of Sidney, NE peacefully passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 in the presence of his beloved family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday,...

 

David N. Didier

David N. Didier 63 passed away on May 22, 2021at his home in Chadron, Nebraska. Cremation has already taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday September 11, 2021 at the Lagoon...

 

Denise Diane Pickens

Denise Diane Pickens, 60, of Sidney, NE passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 in Sidney. A public celebration gathering will be held in Sterling, CO on August 20, 2021 at Riverview Golf Course at 12:30...

 

Dorys G. Fehringer

Dorys G. Fehringer, age 101, of Peetz, CO passed away peacefully with family by her side at Sidney Regional Medical Center on August 7, 2021. No public viewing or visitation is planned at this time....

 

Willa E. Moeller

Willa was born October 6, 1928 in Sidney, Nebraska to George and Martha ‘Moseman’ Niemann. Her childhood was spent on the farm in the Sidney area. She was confirmed on April 18, 1943. She married...

 

Robert Lee Fraass

Robert Lee Fraass of Scottsbluff passed away on November 25, 2020, at Heritage Estates in Gering. He was 90 years old. A memorial mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2021, at St. Agnes...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 18, 2021

The Graveyard of Empires

I was 14 when Saigon fell, old enough to remember pictures of desperate people crawling over one another as they tried to reach American helicopters evacuating people from city rooftops when...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Euclid's Elements

School begins this month, perhaps this week. Teachers again will introduce students to questions on math, science, English, social studies, and foreign languages. I wish them all well. No subject is...

 

Straight Talk From Steve

Have the Regents at the University of Nebraska spun out of control? Recent decisions by the Board of Regents suggests that the University of Nebraska is no longer the land grant University system... Full story

 

529 Plans: Not Just For College

If you’ve heard of 529 plans, you might think they can only be used to help pay for college. And you wouldn’t be alone: Less than one-third of adults properly identified that a 529 plan can be used for more than just higher education, according...

 

An Age of Rage & Anger

The national news is peppered with headline stories of people losing their tempers, and committing horrific acts of violence against total strangers, fellow workers, or even more commonly, members of their own family. Due to a variety of social...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board Announces August Meeting

Lincoln — The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT. During the meeting,...

 

On Nebraska Agriculture

Nebraska’s Third District is the number one agriculture district in the nation. This past week, I hosted an agriculture summit where I was able to engage directly with Third District producers to...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

Student interns who worked in Nebraska Extension offices throughout the state this summer have gotten a taste of careers in Extension by putting on experiential learning programs for local 4-H...

 

Public Records

July 29 2:56 am, 911 Hang Up/Open Line, 20th Ave. 6:36 am, Traffic stop, 19th Ave. & Illinois St. 7:15 am, Traffic stop, Old Post Rd. 7:27 am, Parking Complaint, Sidney Glass, Illinois St. 7:29 am, Traffic stop, Andrew Dr. & Old Post Rd. 7:41 am,...

 

My Code of Ethics

Some folks have asked me why I write what I do. What is the bedrock upon which I have formulated my beliefs, attitudes and behavior? First here is my definition of ethics: they are the rules and...

 

Marxism Reinvented

In 2021, communism seems like a distant threat to many.  Generations of Americans have learned about the atrocities committed by Stalin and Lenin in Russia.  Many are familiar with Mao’s Great...

 

Alan Hartzler Family Opens Memorial Basektball Court

Family and friends gathered to recognize the completion of what some people might have thought an impossible dream. In 2019, the Sidney community lost a leader in youth sports. Since early 2020, the f...

 

Raiders Athletics Hosting Day of Fun

The Sidney High School Athletics is hosting a day of fun and fundraising Saturday, Aug. 21. The day starts with a 5k and 1 mile Fun Run and Pancake Feed at Sidney High School. Cost is $30 and includes an event t-shirt and a free concert ticket. At 10...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Democrats' Reckless Spending Plan

The U.S. Senate recently voted on a massive, $3.5 trillion spending measure that has a lot in common with the most extreme parts of today’s Democratic Party: It is radical, reckless, and has no...

 

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