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Articles from the December 15, 2021 edition

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SRMC Unveiling New Vision

Sidney Regional Medical Center is looking to streamline some of their response lines. Hospital officials are hoping to move the Extended Care Center to what is now an open field west of the hospital....

 

School Board Sues County

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved an agreement for special council in response to a lawsuit filed against Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh. The suit was filed by Leyton School District...

 

Local Pastor Appointed to National Board

The lifestyle of rural Nebraska often includes people wearing multiple hats. The shop mechanic might be a board member in a non-profit organization, a “big-brother” in a mentoring program, and a...

 

Robert W. Kies

Robert W. Kies, age 93, of Omaha, NE and formerly of Sidney, NE, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Hospice House in Omaha, NE. Memorial services were held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 14,...

 

Devastation

On Saturday I was alarmed to read about Friday night’s deadly tornado outbreak. While tornadoes can and do take place every month of the year in the U.S., December is not a month we usually...

 

Memories Are OK

We watched a version of “Scrooge” recently. It was interesting in the comical sense. This year I caught someone saying Scrooge didn’t have a problem with Christmas; he had a problem with...

 

A Four-Eyes is Born

My first newspaper route was acquired in 1962. I had it for about 2 years and it was a major reason why I ended up needing eyeglasses. My route began and ended at the Fairbanks Public Library. There...

 

Don't Avoid 'Taboo' Topics with Older Parents

If your parents are getting close to retirement age, or are already retired, it may be time to talk with them about financial and aging issues, some of which may involve difficult conversations. For the sake of everyone in your family, don’t avoid...

 

What Does Christmas Mean to Us?

Christmas should be about celebrating GOD’s answer to mankind’s problems. GOD came in the flesh (Immanuel-GOD WITH US), to provide us with the answers to our problems, for those who are anxious He is the Prince of Peace,  to those who need...

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: Soil Disease Index, Tool for Managing Sugarbeet Diseases, Available for Growers

For more than 20 years the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center’s Plant Pathology Program has been using a soil index test as a forecasting tool for sugarbeet root rot diseases in Nebraska. A recent conversation revealed that some sugarbeet...

 

USDA Offers Funds For Economic Relief to Biofuel Producers, Restore Renewable Fuel Markets Hit by Pandemic

LINCOLN – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million to provide economic...

 

App Connects Farmers to Experts, Benefits Both

  Des Moines, IA,  – Farmmee, the app that connects farmers with farmers when they need help the most, is proving its mettle around the country.   The most recent example is straight from the heartland.   Tim Sinn runs a 600-head...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 15, 2021

Lady Raiders Roll With Hot Start

Sidney's Lady Raider Basketball team has had a great start to the 2021-22 campaign so far, going 2-and-1 one and earning runner up honors at the Western Conference Tournament last weekend, then follow...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 15, 2021

Raiders Knock Down Two More

The Red Raider Boy’s Basketball team is having a great start to their 2021-22 season so far, with two wins at the Western conference Tournament last week followed up with two big wins over the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 15, 2021

Leyton Cruises To 4-0 Start

Leyton's Warrior Basketball team is off to a strong stat to their 2021-22 campaign, with four straight win to start their season. After having little trouble with Kimball and Morrill last week, the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 15, 2021

Lady Warriors Look To Get On Track

Leyton's Lady Warrior Basketball team has had an up and down start to their season, with a close loss to the Kimball Lady Longhorns and then a win over Morrill. The Lady Warriors looked to keep their...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 15, 2021

Storm Looks For First Win

A slow start for the Creek Valley Storm Boy's Basketball team continued over the week with two more losses, to rivals Bayard and Potter-Dix. On Thursday the Storm hosted Bayard, but again had trouble...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 15, 2021

Lady Storm Struggles Early

After opening with three straight losses, the Lady Storm Basketball team had two opportunities over the week to get in the win column, but were dominated by a Bayard team then just missed pulling out...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 15, 2021

Coyotes Cruise Past Creek Valley, Paxton

The Potter-Dix Coyote Basketball team has started well so far this season, with two relatively easy wins as the boys settle into the basketball season. Potter-Dix hosted Creek Valley on Friday and no...

 

Sidney Wrestling Results

Matthew Cabbage, Chace Houser and Austin Munier all went 4-and-1 in their weight classes to lead the Sidney Wrestling team at the Charlie Lake Duals in Cheyenne over the weekend. Sidney Match Results...

 

Nebraska Machinery, Caterpillar Donate to WNCC Diesel Program

SCOTTSBLUFF - The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation has received a $20,000 donation from Nebraska Machinery Company with a $20,000 match from Caterpillar for WNCC's Diesel, Truck, & Heavy Equipment Technology program. "We are incredibly...

 

WNCC Health Information Technology Program Receives Continuing Accreditation

SCOTTSBLUFF —Western Nebraska Community College's Health Information Technology (HIT) program received its continuing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  The...

 

Public Records

Nebraska State Patrol Troopers Respond to Over 150 Weather-Related Incidents, Cruiser Hit DECEMBER 11 (GRAND ISLAND)  — Nebraska State Troopers responded to more than 150 weather-related incidents...

 

The Well-Armed Woman: Home Invasions- Weapon Considerations

I’d like to wrap up my home invasion series by discussing weapons. While this article will focus on firearms, it is important to note that many things can be used as weapons for home defense, though some will be more effective than others....

 

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