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Articles from the August 19, 2020 edition

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Honored for Service

There certain occupations in life that are defined as service, interactive with the community. Others, it takes a little looking outside of the box, or deeper in the heart. For some people, working...

 

Health Alert Reinstated at Oliver Reservoir

Today, Friday, August 21, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) was notified by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) that the water sample for Oliver Reservoir meets or exceeds the threshold of the toxin, Microcystin...

 

Daniel G. 'Danny' Shaw

Daniel G. “Danny” Shaw, age 74 of Dalton, NE passed away into his forever fishing hole with his family by his side, Monday, August 17, 2020 in Dalton. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M.,...

 

COVID Positive Case Identified at Sidney High School

A Sidney High School student was identified recently as positive with the COVID-19 virus. The announcement was made in a press release issued by the Sidney School District 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18....

 

Library Closed Aug. 20 for Maintenance

The Sidney Public Library will be closed to the public on Thursday, August 20, for maintenance.  The HVAC unit near the front doors is being replaced.  The library will continue to have material...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    August 19, 2020

The Guns of August

In 1962, the historian Barbara Tuchman published her work, The Guns of August. In it, she described the thirty days in August of 1914, when Europe's governments prodded their countries into a Great...

 

Council Approves Bump in Airport Funding

The Sidney City Council approved increasing funding for the Sidney Municipal Airport. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Sidney City Council debated a proposal for reinstating funding for the airport. For the...

 

Lulu Cane Handley

Lulu Cane Handley, 95, daughter of Ross and Gladys Handley, passed away on July 27, 2020, in Oak Harbor, Wash. She was born in Gurley, Ne., on Aug. 11, 1924 in a family of 11 sisters and brothers....

 

Jackie Leroy Watts

Jackie Leroy Watts went home to be with the Lord on Aug 11, 2020 in Greeley, CO. Jack was born on May 8, 1946 in Bentonville, AR., to William Jay and Floe Ann (Taylor) Watts. Jack attended Sidney...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 19, 2020

You Sure You Really Want to Do That?

While no one knows precisely how many Americans own guns, the figure that is most consistent in surveys is 30 percent. The number is likely higher because there are citizens such as myself who choose...

 

Judged By Your Surroundings

We recently celebrated a nephew’s wedding. It required travel to a metro area, more than many COVID restrictions encourage. Fortunately, most everything I was led to believe about the weekend was...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

The Nebraska Legislature has now adjourned for the year. I have now completed my fourth session in the Legislature. This was the first time since I have been elected that we completed the full session...

 

How Can You Prepare for the 'New Retirement'?

The COVID-19 pandemic has unsettled the country’s employment picture for months and will likely continue to do so for a while. However, the nature and terminology of this disruption varies greatly among individuals – some have seen their jobs...

 

A Year Ago

Imagine for a few moments what your life was like approximately one year ago. Whatever you imagine, never would you have believed that a year later you, along with others, would be where we are today. The world is a different place altogether. We...

 

A Good Bar of Soap

As a child my family and I would make an annual trek to Las Vegas to visit my grandparents. My Grandma Dorothy was a really, really tough woman. Her husband died at the young age of 45 of a heart...

 

Bringing the Fair to the Kids

The annual county fair with the rodeos, craft fairs, and children's events was drastically trimmed this year in response to COVID-19. However, not everyone was satisfied with the lack of public...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    August 19, 2020

Huskers Fall, But Fight the Good Fight

Nebraska’s Cornhusker Football team, led by Head Coach Scott Frost and Athletic Director Bill Moos, tried their best, but were ultimately shut down by the Big 10 and have “postponed” the...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    August 19, 2020

Fall Sports Start Up in Panhandle

There's been some modification to the Fall Sports schedules due to the government's reaction to COVID-19, but for the most part our area schools will continue with their normal sports schedule. Except...

 

Almeta Jean Hardenbergh

Almeta Jean Hardenbergh, age 86, passed away July 21, 2020. She was born April 17, 1934 to Homer and Evelyn Longmore in Grover, CO. A large portion of her life was spent living in Kimball, North...

 

Western Heritage Responds to Resident Concerns

The Sidney Housing Authority wants to thank everyone for their support as resident concerns at Western Heritage are evaluated. Both the Board of Commissioners and the management have always been responsive to the resident concerns. The Western...

 

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