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Articles from the August 26, 2020 edition

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A Sign of Things to Come

Work is underway for a new basketball court in Legion Park in memory of Alan Hartzler who was known for his commitment to youth sports and coaching. The plan is for a regulation-size basketball court...

 

Potter Celebrates 89 Years of Community

The village of Potter is celebrating its heritage next week with the 89th Annual Potter Days. The weekend celebration will include crowning of Miss Potter Days on 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at...

 

Lodgepole Old Settlers' Day 2020 Suspended

The Lodgepole Old Settlers event committee has cancelled this year's events in consideration of the health restrictions. However, there are individual events planned for the community. On Saturday, Sept. 5, the 5K Glow Run will take place from the...

 

'Riggs' Training for Duty

The name is a play on words from a movie script, two partners facing the bad guy with different but complimentary skills. However, this isn't a typical partner relationship, unless you understand the...

 

Gwen Highland

Gwen Highland, 84, of Sidney passed away early Saturday morning, August 15, 2020 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center. Per Gwen’s request, a small family celebration was held in her honor....

 

Venable Named PADD Executive Director

SCOTTSBLUFF — The Panhandle Area Development District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Venable as the new Executive Director of PADD. He takes over for Jeff...

 

The Best of Classrooms

We watched a movie this weekend that puts a different spin on education. It is a little bit off center as far as a recognized title. However, it is based on a true story. As the story goes, a...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    August 26, 2020

News You May Not Have Seen

Somewhere between screams of “ORANGE MAN BAD!” and prolonged shouts of “TRUUMMMMP!” in the national social discourse we find legitimate news stories that, had they occurred in a less...

 

Marijuana Impairs Workers, Endangers Workplaces

Despite a constant push by big marijuana to promote marijuana legalization so that it can cash in on new markets, Nebraska has wisely rejected the lobbying of drug advocates.   The $13.6 billion...

 

Get the Most from Your 401(k)

You won’t see any greeting cards celebrating it, and it’s not likely to be on your calendar, but in just a few weeks, National 401(k) Day will be observed. And this type of recognition may be...

 

Peace and a Quiet Mind

As a young girl, I can remember my mom saying, “I have so much to do, I can’t even think!” At the time, that didn’t make much sense to me. However, I can now better understand what she was saying. She was saying she was under a lot of stress...

 

FFA Hits Record Numbers

INDIANAPOLIS – Agriculture plays a key role in society, and nowhere is that more evident than in the continuing growth of FFA and agricultural education. Today, the National FFA Organization...

 

Nebraska Corn Board Elects Leadership

SCOTTSBLUFF – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) elected four farmers to serve leadership roles at its August board meeting. The leadership roles are effective immediately and are yearlong in duration,...

 

Commissioners Approve Tourism Board Grants

The Potter area of Cheyenne County will be bustling next weekend as activities will be happening downtown and at a few miles away. Along with the food and entertainment scheduled for Main Street of...

 
 By Jay Ehler    Community    August 26, 2020

Superintendent Ehler Updates Public on COVID Response

In order to accomplish our goal of keeping Sidney Public School students in school, we are making some modifications to the classroom social distancing plans for grades 5-12. The Panhandle Public...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    August 26, 2020

Raiders Face Big Challenge Against Bridgeport

Last season, the Sidney Red Raider Football team opened their season against the Bridgeport Bulldogs at home in a game that featured a lightning delay that had the fans scrambling for cover inside...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    August 26, 2020

Coyotes Ready for Home Opener

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team held a scrimmage Saturday evening at Combs Field in Potter, and the boy’s looked as sharp as their new red and white uniforms. The Coyotes open at home against...

 

LADY RAIDERS SEEK DISTRICT RETURN

The Lady Raider Volleyball team under first year Head Coach Julie Smith held their scrimmage Friday afternoon at the Cabela’s Athletic Center in Sidney High School. The athletes are preparing for...

 

LADY COYOTES MEET LEYTON THURSDAY

Sophomore Lily Tabor tries for the kill during the Lady Coyote’s scrimmage Saturday afternoon. The Lady Coyotes open their season on the road against Leyton on Thursday in Dalton...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    August 26, 2020

Creek Valley Storm Hosts Hay Springs In Opener

Creek Valley’s Storm Football team looks to continue its success in the D6 ranks after having their best season last year in the school’s history; a 10-and-1 record and a deep drive into the...

 

JAZZY NIGHT OUT

The High Plains Arts Council opened its season Saturday with “The Lightning Bugs” playing at Sidney High School. The next date is Nov. 15 with William Florian bringing his tribute to Neil...

 

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