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Articles from the October 13, 2021 edition

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COVID Numbers Increasing

The Panhandle Public Health District reported 227 cases of COVID-19 between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. The number equates to 263 cases per 100,000 people. The Centers for Disease Control reports 2,180,150...

 

William 'Bill' S. Wallesen

William “Bill” S. Wallesen, age 80, of Dalton, NE passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Sidney Regional Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday,...

 

Harvest Reminder for Commuters, Ag Producers

LINCOLN — Harvest is in full swing across Nebraska and the Nebraska State Patrol encourages all motorists to be aware of agriculture equipment traveling on roads throughout the state. “Agriculture producers across Nebraska are busy moving from...

 

Local Events Drawing Tourism

Sidney's three-night concert series Downtown Sounds received high praise Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Visitors Committee meeting. McCailie Carnahan-Kuhns, President and CEO of the Cheyenne County...

 

Law Enforcement Awarded AEDs

The Sidney Police Department and Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department have additional assets in their toolboxes. Both departs were awarded Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units The Office of...

 

Gary Harris

Gary Harris, 80, of Sidney, formerly of Dalton passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 28, 2021 at the Skyview at Bridgeport. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at the...

 

Right Versus Wrong

Sorry folks, I wish I could write numerous articles full of laughter and fun, but I can’t. After watching the evening news and comparing the way various news channels handle reporting the same event...

 

Will You Trade Convenience for Control?

Talk of a cashless society has been around for decades, but the explosion of interest and participation in cryptocurrency markets, coupled with better and faster computing power, has moved such talks...

 

Tough Enough to be Kind

Twice in a short period of time I’ve heard the phrase “be fiercely kind.” It sounds like the craziest of oxymorons. Be fierce, and be kind. Kind, fierce. Opposite ends of the spectrum, or...

 

Financial Moves for Women Business Owners

If you’re a woman who owns a business, you may have some challenges not shared by your male peers – but you also have several opportunities to help improve your financial future. You may already be taking some or all the right steps, but here...

 

The Strength of My Soul

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting my daughter’s church and hearing their Praise Group sing the song, “Your Love Defends Me” by Matt Maher. I left that church with the lyrics going over and over in my mind. The Gospel set to music gets d...

 

Evaluating Long-term Effects of Recent Panhandle Wildfires

Farmers and ranchers struggle to recover financially from recent panhandle wildfires that damaged their crops and infrastructure along with forcing a relocation of cows and calves. Two wildfires burned more than 8,200 acres of pasture and cropland...

 

Nothing More Nebraska - 2021 State Fair 'Fun'

Grand Island, NE — The Nebraska State Fair opened with great excitement and anticipation. The gates opened and the grounds filled with fairgoers as State Fair Board Chair Beth Smith and Executive...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Red Raiders Fall to Swedes, 38-6

Sidney’s Red Raider Football team looked to stop their losing streak with a C1-8 District matchup with the visiting 1-and-5 Gothenburg Swedes , but were unable to stop the Swedes running game that...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Big Win For Undefeated Coyotes

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team continued their success with a decisive 51-to-12 win over Hay Springs Friday night at Combs Field in Potter. After deferring to the second half, the Coyotes kicked...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Creek Valley Goes 2-2 On The Week

Creek Valley’s Lady Storm Volleyball team moved their record to 7-and-12 with two wins and two losses over the past week. On Tuesday, October 5, the team traveled to Dalton for a triangular meet...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Storm Overwhelmed By Wolves, 72-22

Creek Valley's Storm Football team continued to struggle as they traveled to Arthur on Friday to take on a high-scoring Wolves team. Arthur County senior quarterback Bryce Hanna carved up the Storm...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Great Week for Lady Raiders

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team is finding their rhythm as the season winds down, going 3-and-1 over the last week. The action started on Thursday when the Lady Raiders traveld to Yuma, Colo., to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Big Second Quarter Propels Peetz, 74-24

The Peetz Bulldog Football team snapped a three game losing streak Friday when they hosted the Weldon Valley Warriors and came away with a big 74-to-24 win. The game started as a tight battle, with...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Warriors Drop Second Straight, 42-12

Leyton's Warrior Football team dropped their second contest in a row, moving their record to 5-and-2 on the year, and looking to rebound against Garden County Thursday afternoon. The Mullen Broncos...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Potter-Dix Celebrates Champions

As part of the 50th Anniversary of NSAA State Volleyball Tournament, Potter-Dix High School invited members of previous championship teams to be honored between sets of the Potter-Dix – Hay Springs...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 13, 2021

Lady Warriors Go 4-3 During Active Week

Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team had seven matches over the last week, and won four during the stretch to put their record at 13-and-10 going into the final stretch of the season. The action...

 

Public Records

October 1 2:46 am, Agency assist, Little Tornado Towing, Illinois St. 2:50 am, Theft Vehicle, Walmart, Silverberg Dr. 9:01 am, Directed Health Measure 9:03 am, Civil Standby, Civil Standby-Keep the Peace, Illinois St. 11:15 am, Agency Assist 11:57...

 

Answers on Afghanistan

The withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest U.S. foreign policy blunder in decades. We left hundreds of American citizens and thousands of our Afghan allies at the mercy of the Taliban, the same...

 

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