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Articles from the September 2, 2020 edition

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Suspect Steals NSP Cruiser, Crashes in Cheyenne County

The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a situation that occurred Sunday afternoon near Sidney, during which a suspect stole a Nebraska State Patrol cruiser, in an attempt to avoid...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    September 2, 2020

Lady Raiders Drop Opener To Scottsbluff

Sidney has dominated the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats in recent years, and the Lady Raiders were hoping to continue that tradition as they traveled to Scottsbluff open their season. Scheduled as a replac...

 

Council Approves Bond Refinancing Effort

The Sidney City Council approved a proposal that is expected to save the city thousands of dollars on loans. Paul Donna, managing director of public finance for Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., addressed...

 

Managing Our Water

The Sidney City Council approved a SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system for the City's water department. SCADA is a control system architecture that includes computers, networked...

 

Eight More COVID Cases Confirmed

The Panhandle Public Health District and Unified Command reported Aug. 27 eight new positive COVID-19 cases. All close contacts will be quarantined and actively monitored for symptoms by public...

 

Ehler Addresses Mask Concerns

I am taking this time to address parent concerns I have seen on social media regarding the wearing of masks.  We know this is a hot topic that has become very political. The school finds itself in a...

 

A Message From the ESU13 Administrator

ESU 13 school districts are now into their third week of having students back in their school buildings. As your ESU 13 Administrator, I have had the privilege of working collaboratively with...

 

A Moment of 'Mental Vacation'

I went for a ride recently using a variation of my typical routes. That alone isn’t a big deal. It is like throwing a dart at the board and deciding “today I’m riding the bowtie route (bowtie...

 

Education Options

It is generally easier and wiser to avoid hot topic issues. At the same time, my summer has been completely consumed by working with parents who are trying to decide what route of education they will...

 

The Necessity of Objective Moral Truth

Perhaps you, like me, have seen or read with utter disbelief news reports in which a blatant and obvious lie is declared to be truth and fact. Maybe it was a reporter standing in front of burning...

 

Make Investments Work As Hard As You Do

Labor Day is almost here. Of course, this year, the holiday may have a different impact, given the employment-related stress and disruptions stemming from the coronavirus. Yet, it’s good to...

 

Baptism At Bridgeport

This past Sunday I had the privilege of helping baptize eight people at Bridgeport Lake. During the 33 years that I have been a pastor in Sidney, I have been blessed to help baptize over three hundred people at Bridgeport. It is always a wonderful...

 

Deadline Approaches for USDA'S Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

WASHINGTON –U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers...

 

Oliver Reservoir Health Alert Canceled

NORMAL ACTIVITIES AT OLIVER RESERVOIR MAY RESUME. On Friday, August 28, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) was notified by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) that the weekly water sample for Oliver Reservoir is...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    September 2, 2020

Lady Warriors, Lady Coyotes Battle in Volleyball Opener

On Thursday, Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team made the familiar journey to Dalton to rekindle their rivalry with the Leyton Lady Warriors, and delivered a solid performance against an...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    September 2, 2020

Coyotes Nip Wallace 36-31

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team opened at home Friday night against the Wallace Wildcats and came away with a 36-to-31 victory in a tight contest. The Wallace team was finally able to play...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    September 2, 2020

Bridgeport Runs Over Raiders 35-7

Sidney Head Coach Chris Koozer knew his team was in for a big challenge opening at home against the Bridgeport Bulldogs. The Red Raiders have many new faces at key positions, while the Bulldogs came...

 
 By mike Motz    Sports    September 2, 2020

Creek Valley Opens Strong Against Hay Springs

It was close going between the Creek Valley Storm and the Hay Springs Hawks in the first half during Friday night’s season opener, but the Storm showed why they’re the class of D6 football in the...

 

Warriors Roll Wolves 54-12

Leyton’s Warrior 8-Man Football team scored early and often, cruising to a 54-to-12 victory against the Maywood/Hayes Center Wolves in Maywood Friday night. The game was effectively over in the first half as the Warriors went into the intermission...

 

'Out of the Darkness' Softball Tournament Sept. 18-20

A softball tournament is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The first Out of the Darkness Softball Tournament. The tournament is for all of the...

 

South Dakota School of Mines Names Former Sidney Resident as New Vice President for Academic Affairs

RAPID CITY, SD — Lance Roberts, Ph.D., is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota Mines. Roberts previously served as interim provost, professor, and head of the...

 

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