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Articles from the December 5, 2018 edition

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Residents Seek Solution to Train Crossing Delays

Locomotives united the east and west. The Panhandle Nebraska area knows it well as local history. But some Cheyenne County residents are also familiar with long trains that can delay transit from one...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    December 5, 2018

Lamplight Music

Sidney sixth grader Dru Weimer plays piano for visitors at the Fort Sidney Post Commander's Home Saturday evening. Weimer and other young musicians played on the century-old piano as part of the...

 

Commissioners Approve Replatting Sioux Industrial Park

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved a request to replat Lots 5 and 6, Block 1 and Lots 6 and 7, Block 2 of the Sioux Industrial Park located northwest of Sidney. The commissioners also t...

 

A Day of Drama: Sidney Places Fourth in One-Act Play Competition

Sidney High School was crowded Friday with teams and fans from eight schools Friday. Each team entered with the determination to be the best, in Class B-6 District Play Production. The one-act play...

 

Some Closures Expected Today for Mourning

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Out of respect for the 41st President of the United...

 

4-H Presents Christmas Paper Circuit Card Class

Youth in grades 1-12 are invited to come and make a light-up Christmas card using copper tape, LEDs and a coin cell battery through a class offered by Cheyenne County Extension. Through the class, participants will learn the basics of electricity...

 

Unit Cost of Production Workshop in Rushville Dec. 13-14

A two-day workshop Dec. 13-14 in Rushville will provide a hands-on learning experience for producers to learn how to calculate a unit cost of production for a cow-calf operation. Having information to make effective business decisions is important fo...

 

Jim L. Dickman - Death Notice

Jim L. Dickman, age 70 of Sidney, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 in Sidney, NE. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 7th in the Sidney Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Doug Birky officiating. Burial will be in...

 

Jack Bruns - Death Notice

Jack Bruns, age 80 of Sidney, NE passed away in Loveland, CO on December 2, 2018. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Jack’s care and funeral...

 

Registration Open For 2019 Master Gardener Program

LINCOLN -- Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2019. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976....

 

Attorney General Files First Multi-State HIPAA-Related Data Breach Lawsuit

Nebraska Attorney Doug General Peterson announced that he, along with attorneys general from ten other states and commonwealths, has filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against Medical Informatics...

 

Extension Holds Quicken For Farm and Ranch Workshop

A Quicken for Farm & Ranch Record Keeping workshop will be held Dec. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. To register call 308-632-1230. The cost to attend the...

 

Wheat Belt Announces Scholarship Program

Wheat Belt Public Power District, Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T and Arbor Wealth team up each year to offer several scholarships. Applicants must be a dependent of a Wheat Belt customer, enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 5, 2018

Sidney Wrestlers Top Gothenberg

Sidney's Red Raider wrestling team traveled to Gothenberg on Friday for their first dual meet of the season, and came away with an impressive 57-to-18 victory. Highlighted with wins by KC Higer,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 5, 2018

Creek Valley Opens Basketball Season

Creek Vallley’s Storm and Lady Storm basketball teams opened their seasons on the road against the Hyannis Longhorns Friday night, and both teams came up short to start their 2018 campaigns. The...

 

Game and Parks Calendar

Dec. 8 – Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (SRA), Gering Dec. 8 – Classic Christmas, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland Dec. 8 – Introduction to Handgun, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 5, 2018

Sidney Lady Raiders Start Strong

Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team competed at the Western Conference Tournament in Scottsbluff over the weekend, and ended the tournament with two wins and one loss to start their season strong....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 5, 2018

Red Raiders Struggle to Start Basketball Season

With the loss of a talented core of seniors that anchored last year’s team, the Sidney Red Raiders will need the first part of their season to find a formula for success as they adjust with new...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 5, 2018

Area Basketball Results

Leyton High School Leyton’s Warrior boy’s basketball team opened their season with tournament play in Bridgeport, and split their games to start their season at 1-and-1. Leyton’s first game on F...

 

Christmas Kickoff and Parade of Lights

A winter storm forecast for Saturday didn't materialize as feared, and Sidney's Christmas Kickoff and Parade of Lights went off without a hitch. Many residents braved the cold weather to attend...

 

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