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Articles from the December 1, 2022 edition

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  • Adams Industries is Driving "Home Town Fresh" Forward

    Mike Motz|Dec 1, 2022

    A new custom mobile food pantry designed and built by Adams Industries was unveiled Tuesday morning, and the trailer not only impressed with its mission, but with the clever engineering and functionality that is sure to help Nebraskans in need. After designing and constructing a mobile food pantry for Table of Grace last year, which serves the Panhandle area, Sandhills Publishing looked to Adams to provide another. Sandhills has now provided the funding for two mobile pantries, and had only one... Full story

  • County Audit Approved; Local Solar Power Amped Up as Project Moves Forward

    Mike Motz|Dec 1, 2022

    The November 21 meeting of the Cheyenne County Commissioners centered on the 2021-22 audit, and after a telephone meeting with an auditor, the audit was approved. The telephone meeting with auditor Don Wilson was prompted when Commissioner Randy Miller questioned a particular line item in the audit where the budgeted federal funding amount was lower than the disbursement received, while state funding was more than budgeted. After contacting Wilson, the auditor explained that it was not unusual... Full story

  • Betty Peetz Turns 100

    Dec 1, 2022

    Sidney resident Betty Peetz celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care Facility. Surrounded by family, friends and well wishers, Betty recounted how she was born and raised in Gurley, then moved to Sidney and farmed with her husband for many years, who passed away at 69 years old. When asked what the secret to living to 100 years is, she replied, "I guess the secret is to live one day at a time. I can't believe I made it to... Full story


    Dec 1, 2022

    New Beginnings Closed AA Group Meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1027 6th Ave., Sidney. For more info call 303-589-4861. ... Local Food Pantry Open To All In Need every 2nd Saturday of the month. Prairie West Church, 904 Sheridan in Potter. Call 308-879-4583 for more information. ... Celebrate Recovery meets on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at 1129 10th Ave. at Calvary Baptist Church. A meal is served at 5:30 p.m. ... Life Groups Meetings bi-weekly or monthly. Dates, times, and locations will be decided in the meetings. Call Dustin during business hours... Full story

  • Sidney Elks Lodge 1894 Receives Six-figure Grant

    Dec 1, 2022

    The Elks Lodge building has been a cornerstone of Sidney, Nebraska since it was commissioned in 1929 to be the city auditorium, city offices and event center. Legendary entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Lawrence Welk and the Ted Williams Band featuring Perry Como have all performed there over the years. The building was acquired in 1978 by the local Elks Lodge 1894. For the last 44 years, the building has hosted countless community, charitable and private events at its historic location on... Full story

  • Grateful For the Good Life

    Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Governor|Dec 1, 2022

    As Nebraskans, we're fortunate to live in a state where we enjoy peace, prosperity, and the blessings of liberty. As we celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, there are plenty of reasons to be grateful here in the Good Life. First and foremost, Nebraska is filled with friendly, generous people. Nebraskans are quick to lend a hand-whether that's shoveling the driveway of an elderly neighbor, delivering a home-cooked meal to a family with a newborn, or helping a fellow rancher round up... Full story

  • Changing Things

    Mike Sunderland|Dec 1, 2022

    By Calvin K. Sunderland, edited by Michael K. Sunderland When Roosevelt came in things worsened quickly for the Sunderlands. FDR’s first act in office was to close every bank in the nation for the historic bank holiday. There was panic in some quarters and banks went under to the dismay of their depositors. A flood of emergency measures came from the White House quickly rubber-stamped by a thoroughly cowed Congress. Whatever Roosevelt wanted, he got with hardly a murmur of dissent. The r... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On With Ivy Joy Johnson

    Ivy Joy Johnson|Dec 1, 2022

    “For I, wisdom, dwell with prudence to find out knowledge and discretion (reasoning rightly and judging justly) to [bring forward witty inventions]. Proverbs 8:12 NKJV and KJV When I tell people that I attended country school by airplane, they find it a bit incredulous. This is how it happened. North Park, Colorado, has an average snowfall of 132 inches per year. We lived off the main dirt road, so getting children to school was somewhat of a challenge. My father was up to it, however. He t... Full story

  • Look Who Got Caught Shopping LOCAL!

    Dec 1, 2022

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  • Cheyenne County Reaches Point of Snow Return

    Dec 1, 2022

    Cheyenne County woke up Tuesday morning to a fresh coat of snow. Amounts varied depending on where you were in the county; Sidney received approximately 4” of snow. Some area schools were closed while others had delayed openings. Temperatures are expecting to warm up going into the weekend.... Full story

  • Getting ready to open the season!

    Dec 1, 2022

    Sidney's Red Raider boys and girls basketball teams hosted the Jamboree/Hall of Fame games against Hershey last week in preparation of the 2022-23 season. The teams looked sharp as they get ready to open the season December 1st at the Western Conference Tournament. (photos courtesy of Hannah Heilbrun)... Full story

  • Grace H. Meysenburg

    Dec 1, 2022

    Grace H. Meysenburg, age 96, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, NE on Sunday, November 20, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney, NE with Father James Meysenburg officiating. The Funeral Service was live-streamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and can be viewed on their website. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Memorials may be given to the church. You may view Grace's Book of... Full story

  • Harold Schuessler

    Dec 1, 2022

    Harold Schuessler, age 93, of Cheyenne, WY and former Cheyenne County resident, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022, in Cheyenne. A Funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, WY. A Graveside Service with Full Military Honors was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Lunch followed at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp in Sidney. In lieu of flowers please make donations to any of the following charities, Our... Full story

  • Jerold "Jerry" LeRoy Vosika

    Dec 1, 2022

    Jerold "Jerry" LeRoy Vosika, age 82, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Friday, November 11, 2022. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE with Pastor Laura Allran officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Lodgepole. Lunch will follow at the Best Western Hotel in Sidney. Memorials may be given in care of the family, to Mary A. Mason, for... Full story

  • UPDATE: Changes For Annual "Holidays at Hickory Square" Neccessary Due to Weather; Parade Time and Route Altered

    Dec 1, 2022

    Because of a high-wind advisory, the schedule of events for the Holidays at Hickory Square has changed. The chili-feed scheduled for Friday, December 2 has been cancelled and the parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 3rd beginning at 5:30pm. Please note, the parade route has been changed and will now be along Jackson Street, beginning at 14th, ending at 7th. On Friday, December 2nd: •Photos with Santa and his reindeer will be behind Charlotte and Emerson on 934 Illinois Street from... Full story