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Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition

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Five Names, Four Seats on City Council Ballot

Voters will have a full list of hopefuls on the ballot for Sidney City Council. The council is designed with four seats including the mayor, and there will be six names on the ballot. However, Tony...

 

Changing Formats

Let's admit it. Few of us like change, even the change in our pocket. If we dig for change in our favorite denim it often means we are worried about being short at the cashier, or adding more change t...

 

Council Approves 2-Hour Parking

The Sidney City Council approved limiting parking on the east side of 10th Avenue from Jackson Street to King Street. The move was made in the October 11 meeting of the city council. The move was...

 

Randin Roland Presented with Distinguished Judge In Service to the Judiciary Award

Judge Randin Roland, Cheyenne County Court, was presented with the Supreme Court’s highest honor on October 12, 2022, during the annual judges’ conference. Justice William Cassel presented...

 

Patricia E. 'Pat' Lafkas

Patricia E. “Pat” Lafkas, 90, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away early Wednesday morning, October 12, 2022 at Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness in Cheyenne. Pat was born February 15,1932 in...

 

Jodene K. 'Jo' Hardy

Jodene K. “Jo” Hardy, age 76, of Sidney, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022, in Sidney, NE. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, October 22, 202...

 

Straight Talk With Steve: Stop CRT

The new ACT scores for the class of 2022 were released last week and the scores do not look good for Nebraska. Nebraska’s composite score fell to 19.4, which is below the national average of 19.8....

 

New Economic Developments in Nebraska

Nebraskans are hard-working, resilient, and innovative. One of the many reasons I love traveling the state is that I get to see that spirit on full display in communities across Nebraska. Just this...

 

Writer Addresses 'Misinformation'

I am writing to refute the misinformation and mischaracterization Marge Spencer made about Dist. 7 candidate, Elizabeth Tegtmeier. Tegtmeier is a former teacher who only left the classroom to...

 

In Support of Elizabeth Tegtmeier

Many of us were raised with the saying, “Actions speak louder than words” meaning what a person does carries more weight than any hollow words he or she says. On Feb 4, 2022, the Nebraska State Board of Education had a motion proposed that...

 

Should you Consolidate Retirement Accounts?

One of the rewards for working over several decades is the ability to contribute to tax-advantaged retirement accounts, which can help provide needed income for you when you do retire. As the years went by, you may well have accumulated several...

 

Reformation

Of all the denominational traditions, Lutheranism is the only one that dedicates a Sunday to celebrate the legacy of the Reformation. Faithfulness to the day and the Reformation legacy, however, is not to celebrate the division of the church but to...

 

Planning a Career in Ag? High School Seniors Apply Now for Soy Scholarship

St. Louis, Mo. — If you or someone you know is an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, we have an opportunity for you! Future ag leaders are vital to the sustainability and growth of our industry, and the...

 

The History of Zucchini

At any summertime, at a farmers’ market, you’ll be sure to come across the long, green (or sometimes yellow and orange) vegetable that looks strikingly similar to a cucumber. However, unlike a cuc...

 

SPNRD's Long Range Plan, Conservation Tree Program Approved

On Tuesday, October 11, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room at 551 Parkland Drive, Sidney, NE. The Board approved the Long Range...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Strong Second Half Propels Raiders Over Indians, 26-22

It was Homecoming Week at Sidney High School, and all of the events and activities at the high school were in preparation for the big game Friday night against the visiting Ogallala Indians at...

 

Ray Davenport is Everything Sports at the Cheyenne County Community Center

Ray Davenport is the Sports Director at the Cheyenne County Community Center and is dedicated to providing the Cheyenne County community with a full slate of athletic and physical fitness activities a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Lady Raiders Down Chadron, Split At North Platte Triangular

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team moved their record to 24-and-6, and put themselves in position to host the subdistricts, and possibly district final game, with the strength of their record. The...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Sidney XC Qualifies For State Meet

Sidney's Red Raider Cross Country teams will be competing at the NSAA Cross Country Championships at the Kearney Country Club on October 21. The teams each had a third place finish at the C-5...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Potter-Dix Coyotes Hammer Eagles, 55-8

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their undefeated season Friday at Combs Field with a 55-to-8 beating of the visiting 5-and-1 Garden County Eagles. Potter-Dix continued their dominant...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Leyton Football Ends Season

Leyton's Warrior Football team had a strong opening to the season, reeling off three big wins in a row until a Homecoming loss caused by a missed extra point against Anselmo-Merna derailed the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Leyton Finishes Runner-Up in MAC Tournament

Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team entered the MAC Tournament on Saturday on a roll, winners of seven of their last eight matches, and playing their best volleyball of the season. They would need t...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Bulldogs Overpower Patriots, 72-33

Peetz's Bulldog Football team traveled to Seibert for a match up with the Hi-Plains Patriots, and used a big first half to overpower the Patriots, taking home a 72-to-33 victory to move to 2-and-5 on the season. Peetz used a big first half where...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Creek Valley Tops Minatare In MAC Tournament

Creek Valley's Lady Storm Volleyball team competed at the MAC Tournament in Bridgeport Saturday, and after falling to Leyton in the first round 25-to-18 and 25-to-16, moved to the next round for a match up against Minatare. Creek Valley had defeated...

 

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