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Articles from the October 7, 2020 edition

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Voters to See Busy Ballot

Voters will be deciding on several local races, including school boards, the Sidney City Council and a county commissioner seat. Sidney voters will have two seats and three candidates for city...

 

City Voters have Three Choices for Two Seats

The Sidney City Council candidates were asked to respond to a few short questions regarding their candidacy. Below are their responses: 1. There appears to be a gradual economic recovery momentum in...

 

C.A. Story Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The C.A. Story Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 grants. This Foundation was funded by C.A. Story, a former insurance and real estate businessman in Sidney. Those applying for the grant must qualify by being a benevolent...

 

Cheyenne County Receives Dividend Check

LINCOLN – Cheyenne County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $16,530, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation...

 

Cheyenne VA Meets National Telehealth Goal

CHEYENNE —The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has always been the shining star in providing telehealth services across the nation, as the Veterans Health Administration has focused millions of dollars on technology to reach Veterans in...

 

Ronald 'Ron' Kenzy

Ronald “Ron” Kenzy passed away July 28, 2020, at his home in Cameron Park, CA. He was born Sept 18, 1935, to Eugene and Opal (Fees) Kenzy, in the home of his grandparents in Scottsbluff,...

 

Clifford E. Beyer

Clifford E. Beyer, age 75, entered into eternal rest on September 28, 2020 in Garden County Hospital, Oshkosh, NE, after a lengthy stay in several hospitals due to an infection in his bones including...

 

Leroy 'Dale' Virgil

Leroy “Dale” Virgil, age 63, had a peaceful, dignified crossover in Crowley, TX on August 31, 2020 surrounded by family. Private memorial services will be held at a future date. Donations may be...

 

Judith Joy (Townsend) O'Brien

Judith Joy O’Brien – 80, Wauconda, Illinois, passed away on September 28, 2020. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska September 8, 1940 to Reverend Robert and Helen (Kounovsky) Townsend. Judith gradua...

 

Jeffrey York Armstrong

Jeffrey York Armstrong, 59, of Pine Bluffs, WY, passed away on September 29, 2020 in Albin, WY. He was born on January 16, 1961 in Oakland, CA. He is survived by his wife; Brenda (Sabin) Armstrong,...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Civil War?

There is open talk of civil war in America. The Washington Examiner last week published results of a poll showing 61 percent of Americans say the U.S. is on the verge of a civil war, and 52 percent...

 

A Story of Feuding Stage Fellows

I admit I didn’t see the debate last week. I had a higher calling. Quite honestly, the fifth quarter reviews were enough. The stage was set with two men who, by their life experiences, should have...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

As you may know, each week I have been writing about what I am calling the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Last week I discussed what is wrong with taxing incomes. This week I will expose what is wrong w...

 

Can You Influence Your Financial Aid Award?

Right now, the pandemic is causing chaos and uncertainty for colleges and students. But it won’t always be that way. And if you have children who will be heading off to school in the next few years, you’re probably thinking about more typical...

 

Answered Prayer

Recently, tens of thousands of Christians gathered in Washington DC to pray for our country. At the same time people all over the country were praying. When reporting on this event on TV, one of the commentators wondered what kind of affect so many...

 

Rainbow Trout Stockings Schedule This Fall

LINCOLN – Rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. Stocking...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2020

Raiders Misfire Against Carndials

The first district matchup of the 2020 season was a winnable contest for the Red Raider Football team, but a stiff wind in the first half combined with mistakes and penalties throughout the game shut...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2020

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyotes Losing Streak Hits 8

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team had a strong start to the season, but has hit a stretch losing eight straight matches, only winning three sets during the run. The last three losses started...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2020

Sidney Cross Country Teams Have Great Week

Sidney’s Red Raider Cross Country team had a challenging week with great results, starting with the UNK High School Invite in Kearney on Monday Sept. 28 and ending with the Western Conference Meet...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2020

Leyton Falls to Hitchcock County, 50-14

Leyton’s unbeaten season came to a halt Friday night in Dalton as the visiting Hitchcock County Falcons took advantage of Leyton injuries to hand the Warriors their first defeat of the season,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2020

Lady Raiders Volleyball Wins Six

Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team had a very busy schedule over the past week, and earned six victories in seven matches during the stretch. The action started on Tuesday, September 29 when the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2020

Coyotes Down Blue Knights 62-27

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team remained unbeaten as they traveled to Big Springs on Friday and recovered from a slow start to beat the South Platte Blue Knights in convincing fashion, 62-to-27....

 

Legislative Committee Studies COVID Impact on Childhood Workforce

LINCOLN -The Appropriations Committee of the Nebraska Legislature is studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the early childhood workforce as well as the financing requirements needed to ensure a high-quality early childhood system in the...

 

Agriculture Critical to State's Economy

Lincoln — Agriculture remains a critical component of Nebraska’s economy, accounting for nearly 34 percent of business sales, 22 percent of the gross state product and nearly a quarter of the state’s jobs, according to a new report by...

 

Recognizing Mental Health

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, people across the country are helping others to gain a better understanding of mental ill...

 

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