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Articles from the November 4, 2020 edition

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Engineering Firm Approved

The Sidney City Council recently approved an engineering firm for work at the Sidney Elks Lodge. The City received $415,000 in Community Development Block Grant Tourism Development Funds for the Elks...

 

Cancer Support Meeting Cancelled

A new cancer support group has been formed for anyone who has been diagnosed in the past with cancer or if you ave been newly diagnosed. The first meeting, scheduled for Nov. 12, at St. Patrick's Parish Center Large Meeting Room, has been cancelled...

 

Sidney Veterans Day Bean Feed Cancelled

The Veterans Day Bean Feed in Sidney has been cancelled this year. The annual event hosted by the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and Veterans of Foregin Wars has canlled the event due to heightened COVID-19 concerns. County Government...

 

WNCC Updates Procedures Due to Elevated COVID-19 Risks

SCOTTSBLUFF - Western Nebraska Community College has updated more COVID-19 related protocols for the Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney campuses, due to the recent elevated risk level in the Panhandle. All classes are scheduled to continue with...

 

Focused on Careers

The classroom is converted to a photo studio. Cameras are mounted on tripods. Lighting is balanced perfectly. The background is set in the right position behind the seat. All that is left is for the...

 

Ribbon Cutting

Outlaw Motorsports recently held its grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce. Owned by Nick and Diadra Eddy, Outlaw Motorsports specializes in small engine...

 

Bernie G. Fehringer

Bernie G. Fehringer, age 77, of Sidney, NE passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center with family members by his side. He had battled interstitial...

 

Dell Ray Zimmer

Dell Ray Zimmer, 79, of Peoria, Ariz., passed away on October 16, 2020 after a determined and brave fight with multiple myeloma. Dell Ray grew up in Nebraska and was an avid Cornhuskers fan. He and...

 

Larry William Bruce

Larry William Bruce passed away on October 10, 2020 at his home in Albany, Oregon. Larry was born in Dalton, Nebraska on June 9, 1939. He was the oldest of six children born to John and Mary Bruce....

 

Jerry L. Rose

Jerry L. Rose , age 67, formerly of Dalton, NE, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Sidney, NE. Cremation has taken place and no formal services are planned at this time. You may view...

 

Platform or Publisher

If you missed the Senate hearings with the titans of Tech last week, you missed a classic Washington bleep-show. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey looked like an over-dedicated Civil War re-enactor....

 

Adventures on the Homefront

We have a dog, again. Or maybe better said is he has us. I used to smile at, maybe quietly question, people who had the “100 pound lap dog.” The examples I think of were probably 100 pounds or...

 

Columnist Offers Different View on Jewish History

Mr. Benson’s title presents itself as part of pamphlet from Arab propaganda, or from anti Jews, or from anti-Israel provocateurs, or from all three. In the first paragraph he continues an...

 

Consumption Tax

Over the course of the past several weeks I have been outlining the Nebraska Taxpayer Bill of Rights which will appear in Legislation I plan to introduce in January for a consumption tax. The consumpt...

 

Protect Your Family from Long-term Care Costs

Like everyone, you want to remain physically and financially independent throughout your life. But if you lose some of this freedom, the last thing you’d want is to become a burden on your family. How can you keep this from happening? First of all,...

 

God's Immunization Plan

My wife and I recently received our annual fall flu shot and it got me to thinking about how the vaccine and immunization program has played an important role in avoiding many harmful diseases. Let’s consider the vaccination/immunization process...

 

Panhandle Perspective:

The COVID pandemic of 2020 has contributed to increased food insecurity for many Nebraska families. In response, communities have pitched in to help. And some of the donated food is produce that has...

 

Training for Ag Professionals to Recognize, Respond to Crisis, Sucidal behavior

An upcoming online training for agricultural professionals will teach individuals how to recognize and respond to potential signs of crisis and suicidal behavior. Farming and ranching can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries,...

 

A Message from the Administrator of ESU13

In this month’s column, I will provide updates on our recently released 2019-2020 Annual Report, COVID-19 in western Nebraska, Panhandle Beginnings Day Treatment, and a new ESU 13 facility in...

 

SRMC to Expand TestNE

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in a partnership with TestNebraska has increased the availability of the program from two days to three. TestNE is a State of Nebraska program that provides free COVID-19 testing to eligible residents. To...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 4, 2020

Lady Raiders Lose Thriller in District Final, 3-2

The Sidney Lady Raider Volleyball team ended its season Saturday afternoon with a loss to the Syracuse Lady Rockets three sets to two at Kearney High School. Sidney finishes with a 24-7 record. After...

 

Coyotes Advance in Playoffs

The Potter-Dix Coyotes added another notch to the win column Friday when they defeated the visiting Wallace Wildcats 66-34 in the first round of the D6 playoffs. The game started with the Coyotes mana...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 4, 2020

Storm Bounces Back With Big Win

Creek Valley’s Storm Football team rebounded from their 66-to-13 loss against Potter-Dix with a convincing 40-to-16 win over the Spalding Academy Shamrocks, shutting out the visitors for three...

 

Worldwide Candle Lighting Set for Dec. 13

The annual non-denominational Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony in Sidney, will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at The Well Church, 432 20th Ave., Sidney, Neb. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Can...

 

Veterans Job Fair Changes Format

The Nebraska Department of Labor is hosting our third Veteran Job Fair. In response to COVID-19 considerations, the Veteran Job Fair is changing format from a traditional room full of employers job fair model to a no-contact model, where the...

 

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