Articles from the September 1, 2021 edition

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Welcoming Marketers

Sometimes the best way to promote what you have is to offer to host an event. That occurred Aug. 25-27 when Sidney hosted the Nebraska Economic Development Association (NEDA)'s annual meeting. NEDA...

 

Michael K. Sullivan Jr.

Michael K. Sullivan Jr., son of Michael K. Sullivan Sr. pastor of the Dalton Assembly of God Church in Dalton, NE, Passed away in his home on July 27th.  Michael Jr. was born on April 13, 1979 in...

 

UNL Conservation and Survey Division Appoints Dr. Mohamed Khail as Geoscientist in Scottsbluff

Dr. Mohamed Khalil has been appointed as geoscientist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Conservation and Survey Division (CSD), based at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in...

 

Council Approves 'Blight' Designation

The City of Sidney is focused on revamping and updating downtown, specifically areas that have lacked attention. To complete the goal, the City needs funding. One funding source is the Community Devel...

 

Weekend of Celebrations

Labor Day is historically a time to recognize and celebrate the worker, and labor unions. In 1882, Matthew Maguire encouraged all 56 unions in his area to make a “public show of support,” about 12...

 

Shirley E. Olson

Shirley E. Olson, age 82, of Sidney, NE passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 in Sidney. No services are planned at this time. Cremation has been held. Memorials can be sent in Shirley’s memory to...

 

Gentrys Selected as 2021 Old Settlers King and Queen

Gerald and Karen Gentry have made their home in Lodgepole for nearly 52 years. They were married in November 1969. The Gentrys were blessed with two daughters, Ronda Sue and Lisa JoAnn. They have two...

 

Adams Bank and Trust Makes Donation Toward Lodgepole Challenge

LODGEPOLE – Lodgepole Community Fund (LCF) recently received a $5,000 donation from Ogallala-based Adams Bank and Trust, which owns the bank in Lodgepole. The gift will help match a challenge grant offered by the family of former banker E.K....

 

The Message and Consequences

I’ll leave it to other pundits to speak about the utter ineptitude and disastrous incompetence demonstrated by American leaders in regards to Afghanistan. There will be investigations, hearings and...

 

Afghanistan

The United States departed Afghanistan on August 31, after almost twenty years of nation-building, the most recent foreign power to surrender that harsh, cold, Himalayan terrain, “the graveyard of e...

 

What a Mess

I’m reading some news stories of the day when I am reminded of a bike ride I took several years ago. I was a rookie in many respects, and in comparison to the two guys I hoped to ride with. On this...

 

Family Thanks Community for Search Effort

To The Editor, This goes out to the wonderful people of this community. How do we ever thank you enough? You took time out of your already busy day to help find Roger, and you did not quit until he was found. What an awesome community and beyond we...

 

PSA: Start Thinking About Your Retirement Income

Are you planning on retiring in the next few years? If so, you’ll want to create a retirement income plan. First of all, while you’re still working, look for ways to boost your retirement income, such as increasing your 401(k) contributions. And...

 

Routh Joins High West as new CEO, General Manager

PINE BLUFFS, WYO. – The High West Energy Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jared Routh to lead the co-op as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. High West’s previous CEO...

 

Trust and Pray

Here we go again! Just when we thought things might be getting back to a new normal, things seem to be getting worse. Covid has raised its ugly head again, forest fires are still burning, the air is bad, flooding is still on the rampage, people are...

 

South Platte NRD Aug. 17 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Sydney Norris, Public Relations...

 

Panhandle Perspective: Managing Early Weaned Calves

This article and other research-based beef news are available on beef.unl.edu, Nebraska Extension’s beef cattle production website. Interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

How well informed are you? Do you get all of the news or only snippets of the news? Unfortunately, keeping up with all of the news today is like taking on a second full-time job. Few of us have the...

 

Dollar General Opens in Sidney

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General is excited to announce its store at 638 Illinois Street in Sidney is now open! DG stores are proud to provide area residents with an affordable and convenient...

 

The Well-Armed Woman

This summer we’ve spent time going over shooting fundamentals and basic range drills. This article, adapted from The Well Armed Woman Blog, will dive deeper into an important aspect of the shooting technique- the trigger pull. One of the first...

 

Strengthening Energy Reliability and Independence

Energy reliability and independence are pillars of our country’s national security.  A reliable power grid has helped our nation build the world’s largest economy, and our focus on developing...

 

Public Records

August 19 1:00 am, Traffic Accident-Hit & Run, 10th Ave. & Legion Park Rd. 2:02 am., Parking Complaint, Loves Truck Stop, Chase Blvd. 4:42 am, Traffic Stop, Pole Creek Crossing & Link 17J 6:19 am, Parking Complaint, Beans & Steams, Glover Rd. 7:42...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 1, 2021

Red Raiders Run Over Bulldogs

Returning Sidney Red Raider Football Head Coach Todd Ekhart showed that his run-first approach to offense matches up well with the talent the Sidney Red Raiders possess, with the Sidney boys rushing...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 1, 2021

Lady Raiders Open With Win Against Sterling

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team started their quest for another State Tournament appearance with a five-set win over the Sterling Lady Tigers in Sterling on Thursday, August 26. Second year Head...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 1, 2021

Sidney Cross Country Excels In Scottsbluff

The Sidney Cross Country team started the season in strong fashion, dominating the standings at the Panhandle Classic at Riverview Golf Course on Thursday, August 26. The Sidney Boys took first place...

 

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