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Articles from the August 25, 2021 edition

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Raider Cross Country Underway

RAIDER CROSS COUNTRY UNDERWAY — The Red Raider Cross Country team held their scrimmage last Thursday as they look to continue their dominance of Class C while Head Coach Donna Wiedeburg gets her...

 

Housing Study Reviewed

Developing a community has at least two factors: employment opportunities, and available homes. Employers have their signs out seeking additional staff. The challenge now is where will they live. RDG...

 

Creek Valley FFA 'Welcome Back' Aug. 29

It’s the beginning of the school year, and that means FFA is back, too! Sunday, August 29th will be a welcome-back picnic for members and alumni of the Creek Valley FFA chapter, complete with ice cream and information. Our FFA “Sundaes on...

 

County Stands Against USDA Proposal

The Cheyenne County Commissioners were given a new challenge in managing wildlife in the area. On Monday, Aug. 16, the commissioners were told each county will have to finance the full cost of the...

 

City Council Meets for Budget Workshop

The Sidney City Council and department managers met Aug. 17 to discuss the 2021-2022 budget. The meeting included a presentation by City Manager David Scott on the two recent years. “The last few...

 

Taking a Break

— Calvin Borgmann, Weston Neumann and Coy Rosenbaum find a seat during the Sidney High School Athletics downtown event Saturday. The night included a live concert, food court, and cornhole...

 

Larry Clifford Martin

Larry C. Martin, 84, former resident of Dalton, died August 13, 2021 at his home in Salem, Oregon. He was born in Dalton, Nebraska on December 20, 1936 to John Clifford “Cliff” and Edna [Ewing]...

 

Virginia M. Hossle

Virginia M. Hossle, 99, of Omaha, NE and formerly of Sidney, NE passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Omaha. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m.Friday, September 17, 2021, in the First...

 

Virgil J. Frerichs

Virgil J. Frerichs, age 78, of Lodgepole, NE passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Sidney, NE. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 27, 2021 in Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 25, 2021

Channel the Outrage for Good

It’s difficult to write about events in Afghanistan because the situation is fluid. I write this column on weekends and with things in Kabul changing on a daily basis, the news we all get is ever...

 

Straight Talk From Steve

The cancel culture runs strong in America today. The cancel culture seeks to destroy anyone who dissents from the political agenda of the Left. For instance, after My Pillow founder, Mike Lindell,...

 

Ranking Your Goals: A Smart Move

Like most people, you may have several financial goals. But can you reach them all? It would be simple if you had great wealth. But you’ll likely need to rank your goals in terms of their importance to your life and then follow appropriate...

 

21st Century Hosts Ag Clinic

Joel Ahrens, Sidney Location Manager, delivers a presentation on the latest innovations in products and techniques and how these will help during this year's harvest at the Thursday, Aug. 19, "2021...

 

Nebraska Corn Board Elects Leadership During August Board Meeting

YORK – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) elected four farmers to serve leadership roles at its recent board meeting on Aug. 19. The leadership roles are effective immediately and are yearlong in duration, with the possibility to be reelected. Jay...

 

Fortenberry, Thompson Discuss Future of Ag with University Leaders

LINCOLN — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, along with Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania, the ranking member of the house ag committee, joined university leaders on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus Friday for a town hall about the...

 

Lady Raiders Hold Inter-Squad Scrimmage

The Lady Raiders Volleyball Team had their inter-squad scrimmage Friday afternoon, and the girls are primed for yet another State Tournament appearance. Sidney Head Coach Julie Smith returns for her...

 

Raider Football Scrimmage

The Red Raider Football team held their annual scrimmage Friday evening, and the boys looked ready to deliver big hits and are eager for their opener against Bridgeport on Friday. New Head Coach Todd...

 

Potter Days Announces Millers as Grand Marshals

Grand Marshals for the upcoming 2021 Potter Days celebration are Phil and Evie Miller, longtime residents of the Potter Community. Potter Days will be held September 2, 4 and 5. Phil was born in...

 

PlainsWest CASA Reports Growing Need

Of the many changes that occurred with the announcement of the coronavirus in 2020, the need for children to have an advocate in the court system remains. Krista Bruns, director of PlainsWest CASA,...

 

Supporting a Hometown Hero

When we were kids, we looked at heroes as someone superhuman; someone who wears a cape and is faster than a speeding bullet. As we get older, we realize a real-life hero is so much more. A real-life...

 

High Plains Arts Council Receives Grant from Nebraska Arts Council

High Plains Arts Council announced today that it has been awarded a grant of $$6,452.00 by the Nebraska Arts Council. This grant will support our upcoming 2021-2022 season. Nebraska Arts Council Executive Director Suzanne Wise commented, “High...

 

Standing Up for Life

 In the next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make its most important decision regarding abortion law and states’ rights in over a quarter-century.  The Court’s ruling could overturn...

 

Public Records

August 12 12:46 am, Agency Assist, 46 EB Interstate 80 12:49 am, Suspicious Activity, Sidney High School, 19th Ave. 1:48 am, Welfare Check, Country Inns & Suites, Chase Blvd. 3:11 am, Medical Call, 6th Ave. 4:09 am, Medical Call, Lodgepole Rd. 7:21...

 

I Will Not Apologize

I’ve held off as long I could before writing this article, and I will not apologize. For the second time in my life I feel ashamed of my nation’s government, both Democrat and Republican, and I...

 

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