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Articles from the September 8, 2021 edition

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Enterprise Fund Offers More Than Financing

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce hosted representatives from the Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF). The meet and greet was held at The Pedalers Corner patio with Sam &...

 

Darlene M. Berges

Darlene M. Berges, age 93, of Aurora, CO and formerly of Sidney, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Aurora. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in the...

 

Meals Program More Than a Job

Each weekday in Sidney, a room at the Cheyenne County Community Center is busy with cooks preparing meals. Some of the meals are delivered to Sidney residents, and others are shared in a daily meal...

 

'A Night of Music With Kechi'

Kechi Okwuchi was a normal teenager in Nigeria. She was born in 1989 and in 2005 her life changed. Her life changed when she became one of two survivors of an horrific plane crash that killed 107...

 

Hard Ride during Potter Days

Potter Days included a Ranch Bronc Riding event in memory of Merlyn "Pops" Heidemann. The weekend also had Duck Pin Bowling, sand volleyball, a parade, a craft fair and food vendors, and the Tin Roof...

 

Karen Sue Koester

Karen Sue Koester, 61 of Padroni passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, in Greeley, CO. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 7 at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. A funeral...

 

Sidney Judge Sits With State Supreme Court

Nebraska District Court Judge Derek Weimer of Sidney, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on Aug. 31, 2021, for the first argument session of the term. The court session was held in...

 

This is Not Taught

These days a certain segment in our political arena is hell bent on centralizing more and more power into the federal government. They are using end runs hoping the common citizen does not see it....

 

Victory Over the School Board

In case you haven’t heard the news, the Nebraska State Board of Education voted 5-1 on Friday to indefinitely postpone development of their new health education standards. Voting in favor of the...

 

The Sept. 11 Phone Call

I was interim editor at a nearby newspaper about 20 years ago. I approached the office each day with the goal of turning out the best paper I could with the resources I had, staff and technology. On...

 

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Dear Editor: September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is...

 

Help Grandkids Prepare for The Future

If you’re a grandparent, you don’t need Grandparents Day, observed on Sept. 12, to remind you of the joys of having grandchildren. Yet, you might want to use this day as an opportunity to think about ways to help provide for your...

 

Proverbs 3

Perhaps you have heard it said, “sometimes, you have to look over your shoulder to see how much of the field has been plowed.” In my previous life, I worked in the welding and atmospheric gas industries. I used this analogy with my coworkers and...

 

Kopriva Ag Ready for Business

Daryl Koptiva grew up farming. When he wasn't farming, he was custom harvesting. When he wasn't cutting grain, he was repairing machinery to get back in the field. Now he is offering his experience...

 

Master Gardener:

Some photography tips to capture great shots of your garden and landscape: Anytime is a good time to photograph something in your garden. But to improve your photography, early morning and late afternoon offer the best lighting of the day. Overcast...

 

Remembering 9/11, Renewing Our Patriotism

Twenty years ago, the United States suffered the terrorist attacks of 9/11.  No one old enough to remember that day will ever forget it.  It was surreal to watch the Twin Towers collapse...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Sidney Defense Secures 8-6 Win

Sidney's Red Raider Football team hosted the Chase County Longhorns Friday night, and it took an impressive Sidney defensive stand near the end of the game to secure the narrow 8-to-6 victory for the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Lady Raiders Stumble At Home Triangular

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team stated their season with a big win on the road against the Sterling Lady Tigers, but had a setback on Thursday as they hosted Ogallala and North Platte, and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Sidney Cross Tops at Gering Invite

Unusually cool weather made the Gering Cross Country course at Five Rocks Amphitheater a bit easier to navigate but did not change the results, as although it is still early in the season, the Sidney...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Fleming Blanks Peetz 70-0

The Peetz Bulldogs opened their season with an easy 62-to-6 victory over Miami-Yoder, but had no easy task on Friday facing the visiting Fleming Wildcats. The visitors started off fast, quickly...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Coyotes Wallop Warriors 62-8

The Sioux County Warriors traveled to Potter on Friday for their first game of the season against the D6 powerhouse Potter-Dix Coyotes, and had no answers for the overwhelming Coyotes offense and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Lady Warriors Breeze Past Longhorns, 3-0

Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team moved their early season record to 3-and-0 with a relatively easy three set victory over visiting Kimball on Tuesday, August 31. The Lady Longhorns came into the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Warriors Win by Forfeit, 2-0

The Kimball Longhorn Football team forfeited their second game in a row due to lack of players, giving the Leyton Warriors a 2-to-0 victory. Leyton improves to 2-and-0 on the year while the Longhorns...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Lady Coyotes Even Record With a Win

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team improved their record to 2-and-2 in the young season with a win against Sioux County Friday night. The Lady Coyotes hosted the visiting Lady Warriors, and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 8, 2021

Creek Valley Storm Stumbles Against Paxton 54-18

Creek Valley's Storm Football team hosted the Paxton Tigers on Friday, looking for their first win of the new season, but were outmatched by a Paxton team that started strong and never faltered throug...

 

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