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Articles from the September 29, 2021 edition

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Mary Cabela Honored

One of the highlights of the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction is the presentation of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award. And although the 2021 recipient was honored in the same...

 

Beatrice Lenore 'Beeb' Kampfe

Beatrice Lenore “Beeb” Kampfe, age 102, a lifelong Brule resident, passed away on October 1, 2021, at Sidney Regional Medical Center-Extended Care.  She and Chick moved to Sloan’s Assisted...

 

Evangelical Free Church Hosting Single Ladies Winter Car Check

Single ladies are invited to bring their cars to the Sidney Evangelical Free Church parking lot at 2763 11th Ave., 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 9, for a free winter car check. Our inspection includes: lights, tires, oil, transmission fluid,... Full story

 

Linda Sue Roelle

Linda Sue Roelle, age 67, of Peetz, CO passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 in Sidney, NE with her family by her side. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 4, 2021 at...

 

Richard "Dick" R. Heckman

Richard “Dick” R. Heckman, age 71, of Sidney, NE passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 in Sidney. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery...

 

Bookmobile Connects Resources with Readers

It is the image of an updated school bus. The school yellow and black has been exchanged for white, with blue lettering. It isn't inhabited by a start-up band or college philosophers seeking the...

 

Oktoberfest Starts Friday

Days are counting until the Oktoberfest returns to Sidney. The 2021 Oktoberfest is scheduled for Oct. 1-3, returning to the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds after a year absence. This year Sidney's...

 

Flawed Short Term Memory

Our country’s collective memory appears to be seriously flawed, so I’m going to take this opportunity to remind us of a couple of very important facts. The following seems to have been either...

 

Straight Talk From Steve: Redistricting

Once every 10 years the Nebraska State Legislature must create new district maps for all of our State elected officials. This process is known as redistricting. The Nebraska State Senators have been...

 

Letter Writer Objects to Ricketts', Erdman's Position on COVID-19

Many of us remember a time when Americans were kinder, or thoughtful of others, where “what can we do together for each other” was the norm rather than “It’s all about me.” Yes, as a youngster I remember very well the personal and family...

 

Sidney Park Project Update

The Sidney Park Project would like to provide an update regarding the current status of the project. The Project includes a complete remodel of the current Legion Park next to the pond in Sidney. The project grew from a dream shared by Madi...

 

To the Sidney Schools Staff, Parents, Students, Community

As we move into our sixth week of school I want to commend everyone for a successful beginning of the school year. We want to continue moving forward with in person learning, no masks and as few cases of Covid-19 as possible.  We are also...

 

Helen S. Policky

Helen S. Policky, age 101, of Sidney, NE, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Kimball. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 1, 2021, at Prairie West Church in Potter,...

 

Prepare Yourself Financially for Illness ... Just in Case

All of us hope to live long, healthy lives, so we do what we can to take care of ourselves through proper diet, exercise and avoiding unhealthy activities. However, none of us can predict our future, so it pays to be prepared for anything ...

 

'To Tap, or Not to Tap' ?

How many of you recognize these infamous people: Chuck (the iceman) Liddel; Carlos (the natural born killer) Condit; Tito (the bad boy) Ortiz; Keith (the dean of mean) Jardine; Matt (the terror) Serra; Deigo (the nightmare) Sanchez; or Quinton...

 

National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Fight Monopolies

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 22, the National Farmers Union, a national organization advocating on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities, launched Fairness for Farmers. This campaign seeks to rally Americans to urge...

 

State Corn Growers Hire New Director

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) has hired a new director of grower services. Katherine Byrne brings talent and experience from her time as public relations director at Ag Valley Co-op and internships with the Nebraska Pork...

 

Threat of Tax Increases Concern State Farm Bureau

LINCOLN – Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors expressed its opposition to the reconciliation package that has been working its way through Congress, in a letter to President Biden and Congressional leaders this week. “Given what the...

 

Inaugural Graze Master Cattle Sale and Open House Nov. 13

PLEASANT DALE, Neb. – Del Ficke of Ficke Cattle Company just northwest of Pleasant Dale, Neb., and Ken Stewart of XL Ranch out of Cowley, Wyo. are pleased to announce they will be holding the inaugural Graze Master cattle sale and open house on...

 

Small Pox

Called “the most dreadful scourge of the human species,” smallpox begins with fever, muscle pain, headache, and fatigue. Days later lesions will appear first inside the mouth and on the tongue, an...

 

Count the Cost

I wrote last week about increasing open discussion among commentators and pundits about attempting to find ways to peacefully split the U.S. into two or more new countries. The premise of the...

 

Questions That Need To Be Asked

When President Trump proposed building a wall at the southern border, and entering the country could only be done through official entry points, he was called a racist and a list of other names. Compl...

 

Lodgepole Community Fund Makes Grants to Panther Activity Center

LODGEPOLE – The Panther Activity Center (PAC) in Lodgepole, Nebraska, formerly the old Lodgepole High School building, has received funding from the Lodgepole Community Fund (LCF) to repair the air conditioning unit and to assist with updating the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 29, 2021

Lady Raiders Struggle Through Week

Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team overcame a slow start to the season and got back on the winning track, but a rough stretch over the past week has dropped their record to 6-and-10 going into a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 29, 2021

Raiders Drop Third Straight, 21-12

Sidney's Red Raider Football team traveled to Yuma, Co., on Friday, and after going up early were unable to stop the Indians' running game and lost their third straight game, 21-to-12. After a...

 

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