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Articles from the December 9, 2020 edition

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Sidney Loses a Gentle Leader

The news came like the whisper of a hurricane. The friend, supervisor, co-worker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother had died. Geraldine "Geri" Anthony spent her life among people. She...

 

COVID Testing Gets Good Review

The COVID-19 testing station in Sidney is staying busy, according to Sidney Regional Medical Center CEO Jason Petik. “We're seeing roughly 75 people per week,” Petik said. The number equates to...

 

Sidney Resident Needs Lung Transplants

SIDNEY—The Sidney community is stepping up to send their help and hope to Carol Denise Goodwin, a mother and grandmother in need of a double-lung transplant. Carol has started a fundraising campaign with a trusted national nonprofit, Help Hope Live...

 

Sidney Man Arrested on Child Enticement Charges

A Sidney man was arrested recently based on documentation presented by a group independent of law enforcement. On Wednesday, December 2, Sidney Police Officers arrested Jamie Daniels, 45, of Sidney,...

 

Geraldine 'Geri' Fay Anthony

Geraldine "Geri" Fay Anthony, age 73, of Sidney, NE, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Sidney Regional Medical Center. Services will be private, with...

 

Robert G. Gaston

Robert (Bob) Gene Gaston, age 65, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in at Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney NE, in the presence of family, from complications secondary to COVID-19. A...

 

Duane Dean Meier

Duane Dean Meier, age 64, of Sidney, NE, passed away peacefully at Sidney Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 with his daughter, Megan, and a team of dedicated nurses by his side....

 

More About the Great Reset

Last week I said I’d write more on the coming Great Reset if readers requested it. You did. So here’s more. We can learn a lot about the Great Reset by reading its own material. It’s right...

 

I'll Be Grumpy With You

As much as I would love to write about the tyrannical measures of the lockdowns, the overreach of government, the uselessness of masks, the election fraud and the absolute absurd idea that a vaccine i...

 

Making a Difference

I watched part of a video recently that was both enlightening and heart-felt. It was one of those events where the mall or major retail store looks typical with shoppers buying and grazing and...

 

Managing Your Retirement Plan Under a New Employer

We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year. However, we’ve still got a few weeks left, which means you have time to make some year-end financial moves that may...

 

Steadfastness, Unity

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you, my true...

 

Outstanding County 4-H Members

The Cheyenne County 4-H program recognized Felicity Beyer and Kaylee Eddy as their Outstanding 4-H Members of the Year during their annual achievement celebration on November 22nd. The Outstanding...

 

4-H Members Achievements Celebrated

The Cheyenne County 4-H Youth celebrated their achievements for the year with a virtual celebration on November 22nd.  The youth and their families participated in a Goosechase scavenger hunt around the county taking photos and videos of their...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Red Raiders Open at WCT

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams started off the 2020-21 season with their traditional opening at the Western Conference Tournament in Scottsbluff and Gering high schools, and the boys team scra...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Raider Grapplers Earn Second Place at Cozad

COVD-19 restrictions served up a curve ball, as their usual opening dual meet against Gothenburg was combined with the Cozad Invitational Tournament for this season. Sidney had a tough schedule on Fri...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Leyton Splits in Opener

Leyton’s Warrior Basketball teams started the 2020-21 campaign Friday night against the Longhorns at Kimball High School. The girls’ teams started, and with just five players dressed, the Lady...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Potter-Dix Opens Basketball Season

The Potter-Dix Coyote Basketball teams opened their 2020-21 seasons with games on the road against Perkins County on Friday, and home contests against Garden County on Saturday. First year Head Coach...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Creek Valley Slow Start to Basketball Season

The Creek Valley Storm Basketball teams had a slow start to their 2020-21 campaigns as they traveled to Hyannis on Friday and hosted Maxwell on Saturday. Both teams were unable to gain a victory in...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

As you may know, for the past several weeks I have been delineating the ten rights of the Nebraska Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, which I plan to include in legislation for the consumption tax in...

 

COVID Dial Sees Slight Improvement

The Panhandle Public Health District reported three more COVID-related deaths as of Monday afternoon, Dec. 7. Two were females from Dawes County; one in her 80s and one in her 90s, and a Sheridan...

 

Two Nobel Prizes

An interesting anecdote appears in Barack Obama’s recently-published memoir, A Promised Hope. He recalls the day, a Friday, October 9, 2009, when he was stunned to learn that the Nobel Peace Prize...

 

ESU 13 Opens New Day Treatment School

Scottsbluff – Educational Service Unit 13 (ESU 13) recently opened the doors of its new Panhandle Beginnings Day Treatment Center, located at the Carpenter Center, 116 Terry Boulevard, Gering, NE. ESU 13, with funding from Sherwood Foundation...

 

More Supplemental SNAP Funds to be Issued Jan. 8

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits for the month of December on January 8. On...

 

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