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Sidney Economic Development Director Resigns

Early this summer, the City of Sidney announced Kim Matthews as the new economic development director. She replaced Melissa Norgard who resigned to work in the family business, Sam and Louie's of...

 

Don Schmitt

Don and Lucille lived on a farm in Missouri until Don was drafted by the US Army on October 15, 1956. After basic training at Fort Carson, CO, Don was trained in Heavy Equipment and Maintenance at For...

 

Julius Goes All In

SIDNEY - When Joe Julius first agreed to take on a substitute teaching role for Western Nebraska Community College's Aviation Maintenance program, he assumed it would only last for a week or two while...

 

'Christmas at Home with Daniel Christian' Dec. 19

Award winning sing-songwriter Daniel Christian will perform a concert of songs for the holiday season, including a few unique selections and many popular Christmas favorites at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec....

 

Omicron Variant ID'd in Nebraska

LINCOLN –The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Nebraska Public Health Solutions (PHS) District, and the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) have detected six cases of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 among Nebraska...

 

Kathleen A. Hill

Kathleen A. Hill, age 74, of Dalton, NE passed away at her home in Dalton on Thursday, November 25, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation has been held. You may view...

 

Eloise M. Stone

Eloise M. Stone, age 93, of Sidney, NE passed away peacefully Saturday, November 27, 2021 in Sidney where she resided since 1951. Funeral Services will be held at a later date, when friends and family...

 

Doris Lorene Thompson Davison

Doris Lorene Thompson Davison passed away at the age of 100, on October 28, 2021, in Hemet, California.  She was born on the family farm near Lodgepole, Nebraska on June 3, 1921 to parents of Harry...

 

The Kill Switch

We live in a time when legislative bills containing hundreds of pages are passed by Congress without sufficient time to read or analyze the contents. This results in unpleasant surprises when such...

 

Fruits

In 1905, the USDA published a bulletin: Nomenclature of the Apple: A Catalog, that listed 17,000 names. After removing the duplicate names, it still listed 14,000 different varieties of the apple....

 

I Dodged the Draft!

During the Viet Nam war era the hippies, peaceniks and other radical liberals were advising young men of draft age to avoid the draft in any way possible. Self-inflicted injuries, leaving the country...

 

Retirees Fear Becoming a Burden

It’s human nature to want to make things easier for our loved ones – and to have great concern about adding any stress to their lives. In fact, 72% of retirees say that one of their biggest fears is becoming a burden on their families, according...

 

Jesus is the Reason

Everything zooms to a fever pitch this time of year – even in the church!  The last Sunday on the Church calendar is Christ the King Sunday, which we celebrated on November 21st.  The new Church year begins with the 1st Sunday in Advent,...

 

There is Still Time to Purchase a Permit to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

DENVER – The USDA Forest Service is offering cut-your-own Christmas tree opportunities throughout the Rocky Mountain Region this year. A permit is required. Permits will cost $8.00 to $20.00, depending on individual Forest pricing. These permits...

 

Selecting and Caring for Live Christmas Trees

It’s that time of year again to select fresh cut Christmas trees to enjoy for the holiday season. Here are some simple tips to follow on selecting and keeping a tree in good condition in a home or o...

 

NDA Announces Retirement of State Veterinarian

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is announcing the retirement of State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes. He started working for NDA in 1990 as a veterinary field officer and became state veterinarian in 2005. Hughes’ last day...

 

State Dry Pea & Lentil Commission Announces Meeting

The Dry Pea & Lentil Commission will hold its December meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. CST. The meeting will...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 8, 2021

Raiders Take Third In Western Conference Tournament

Dowse Buzzer-Beater Sinks Chadron Comeback Sidney's Red Raider Basketball team had not started well in the opening Western Conference Tournament the last few seasons, but some good play and tenacity...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 8, 2021

Lady Raiders Runner-Up at WCT

With a first round blow out of an outmatched Arvada team as basically a warm up game for the Lady Raiders, Sidney started their first real rest of the season with a solid first half performance...

 

Sidney Wins Dual 42-33

Varsity 160 - Cauyer Glanz loss by Major Decision 8-0.  170 - Caleb Graham win by open.  182 - Ethan Rademacher win by open.  195 - Ryan Rapp win by pin.  220 - Dietrich Lecher win by pin.  285 - Landon Hanes loss by pin.  106 - Quinn Arellano...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 8, 2021

Storm Starts Season With Tough Start

Creek Valley's Storm Basketball team opened their season with two big losses this week, the first on Friday night in Chappell against the Hyannis Longhorns. The Longhorns opened a big lead early...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 8, 2021

Warriors Start Strong

Leyton's Warrior Basketball team has a nice 2-to-0 start for the year with victories over Kimball and Morrill over the week. On Friday the Warriors hosted the Longhorns, and were able to build a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 8, 2021

Lady Warriors Split Season Start

Leyton's Lady Warrior Basketball team started their season last week with a hard-fought battle against the visiting KImball Lady Longhorns for a loss, and a solid road win with four quarters of good...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 8, 2021

Bulldogs Drop Two In Carlisle Classic

 The start of the season means its time for the annual Carlisle Classic, but this year did not treat the Bulldog's so well as they dropped two straight games. Their first match-up was against the...

 

Leyton's Shepard Signs with Buena Vista University

Matthew Shepard, a senior at Leyton High School, signed to run track with Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Shepard plans on competing in both indoor and outdoor track seasons. He plans on...

 

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