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  • Cheyenne County Paralyzed by Storm

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Cheyenne County was hit by a massive winter storm late Monday night into Tuesday, shuttering schools and businesses and creating impassable roads throughout Cheyenne County and most of the panhandle area. There was plenty of warning of the storm, with people making arrangements for the expected weather outburst during the weekend, but few were prepared for the amount of snow combined with persistent high winds that created massive snow drifts throughout the region. The massive storm created chao... Full story

  • New Business Rises to the Occasion

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    With a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by members of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce and many Lodgepole residents and well-wishers, Amy Richard and her husband Ben cut the ribbon and opened the Wildeflour Bakery at 832 Sheldon Street in Lodgepole. Just a few short years ago Amy Richard was living in the Park City area of Utah, when she met her future husband, Ben. They had been dating for a few months when Ben told her he wanted to move back to his grandfather's farm, just north of... Full story

  • Potter Library Begins New Chapter

    Dec 15, 2022

    POTTER - On Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 2pm to 7pm, the Potter Library will be hosting a "Grand Re-Opening". Attendees can see the 3-D printer and learn about the library's new programs while enjoying some refreshments. The Potter Library is located at 333 Chestnut St. in Potter. The Potter Library is located at 333 Chestnut St. in Potter.... Full story

  • 2023 Nebraska Game and Parks Writing, Art Contest open for all Students K-12 until February 28, 2023

    Dec 15, 2022

    Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can flex their artistic skills and outdoor stewardship by participating in the fourth annual Nebraska Fish Art Contest. This international art and writing competition – celebrating its 25th year in 2023 – gives youth the opportunity to highlight their talents while learning about fish, fishing and aquatic conservation. Participants can win prizes and recognition in Nebraska and internationally. The free contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Wildlife Forever and Bass Pro... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: The TERC (Tax Equalization and Review Commission) Bill

    Steve Erdman|Dec 15, 2022

    One of the bills I will introduce in January will affect the way properties get valuated once an appeal has been filed with the Tax Equalization and Review Commission. The current process is a mess and always leaves property owners holding the short end of the stick. So, before I reveal my solution, let me first explain what the problems are. The first problem relates to time. The appeal process takes too much time. Once an appeal is filed with the Tax Equalization and Review Commission, it can... Full story

  • Together, We've Made Nebraska a Global Brand

    Pete Ricketts|Dec 15, 2022

    In Nebraska, the crops we grow, livestock we raise, goods we manufacture, and innovations we develop make an impact far beyond our borders. Nebraskans have long known that. Increasingly, the world does too.   Growing Nebraska's international presence has been a pillar of my administration. Since I took office, we've made trade missions to eleven different countries to forge new partnerships and increase investments in the Good Life. As a result of these missions, our state has become its own... Full story

  • In Defense of Freedom

    Mike Sunderland|Dec 15, 2022

    There are those who are so scornful, or maybe afraid, of the past history of the United States of America they want to remove the study of American history and our nation's system of government from our schools. Among the reasons given it is claimed that there are more important things to learn. It is asserted that it is more vital our children learn how to live in today's digital world. Some base this argument on their belief that the past is not relevant to the present. Others contend the... Full story

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

    Ivy Joy Johnson|Dec 15, 2022

    "Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity. It is like precious anointing oil on the head; like the dew descending, for it is there the Lord commands a blessing - Life forevermore!" Psalm 133 Rejoicing, giving thanks and expectation creates the perfect atmosphere for miracles to occur. Harvest is over, thankfully. There's money for Christmas giving, time for family, friends and food. The heart smiles and the soul sings. "Whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall re... Full story

  • Add layers of protection to financial strategy

    Dec 15, 2022

    To achieve your financial security, and that of your family, you will need to create a comprehensive strategy. But for this strategy to succeed, you’ll need to guard it from various challenges – and that means you’ll need to build in different layers of protection. What are these challenges – and what types of protection can be used to defend against them? Consider the following: • Challenge #1: Protecting your ability to reach your goals – To achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you’ll need to build...

  • Smith, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Year-Round E15 Legislation

    Dec 15, 2022

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Angie Craig (D-MN) introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would enable the year-round, nationwide sale of ethanol blends higher than 10%, helping to lower fuel prices and improve stability and certainty in the U.S. fuel market. This bill is supported by the largest unified group of farming, biofuels and oil companies to date.  Representative Smith’s bill is the House companion to the Senate bill... Full story

  • Nebraska Cattlemen Extends Application Deadline for Executive Vice President Position

    Dec 15, 2022

    LINCOLN, NE (December 13, 2022) – Today, Nebraska Cattlemen announced they are extending the application deadline for Executive Vice President (EVP) from November 25, 2022 to January 6, 2022.  The EVP is the chief executive officer of this volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization and serves at the direction of the Nebraska Cattlemen Executive and Finance committee and the Board of Directors. The position is full-time and on-site at the Nebraska Cattlemen office in Lincoln, Nebraska. The successful candidate will have supervisory and... Full story

  • Janice C. Bagnell

    Dec 15, 2022

    Janice C. Bagnell, 83, of North Platte, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Linden Court. She was born on March 22, 1939 in Linn, KS at home on the family farm, the daughter of Rudolph and Esther (Ohlde) VonLehe. She was baptized on the family farm and attended Zion Lutheran School in Linn, KS for grade school. She was confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church on March 29, 1953 and graduated from Linn High School in 1957. She attended Clarks Business School in Topeka where she met... Full story

  • Sophia Olga Fehringer

    Dec 15, 2022

    Sophia Olga Fehringer, age 96, of Placerville, CA passed on December 7, 2022 in Placerville, CA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peetz, CO with Father Michael Bodzioch officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 AM until service time. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Peetz, CO. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our... Full story

  • A Close Call, Then Big Win Keep Lady Raiders Unbeaten

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Sidney's Lady Raider Girls Basketball team moved to 4-and-0 early in the season, and have shown they have mental toughness and defense to close a gap late in a game and shut down an opponent's offense to seal a win. Going into Friday's road matchup with the Chase County Lady Longhorns , the Lady Raiders knew that the Lady Longhorns were a standout C1 team, coming off two lopsided wins against Cozad and McCook, and relied heavily on the offense of 6' senior forward Brynn McNair to win. The Lady... Full story

  • Red Raiders Continue Strong Open

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Sidney's Red Raider Boys Basketball team continued its hot start to the season with two more big wins to move their record to 4-and-1. The Red Raiders first traveled to Imperial to match up against the Chase County Longhorns. Chase County, led by multi-sport senior standout Kade Anderson, entered the contest with a win over Cozad and a loss to McCook to start the season. Sidney made short work of the Longhorns Friday night, opening up a big lead to start and then shutting the door on the Chase... Full story

  • Storm Plays Hard, Still Winless

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Creek Valley's Storm Boys Basketball team has opened their season with three losses, but the team is playing hard and showing signs of becoming competitive, and looks to get on the winning track as the season progresses. After traveling to Hyannis to open the season and losing by 41 points, the Storm hosted an Arthur County team looking for their first win of the season, and had a battle on their hands from the opening jump. Creek Valley's big seniors, Hunter Martinez at 6' 4" and Seth Wilber at... Full story

  • Lady Storm Battle Through Losses

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Creek Valley's Lady Storm Girls Basketball team has opened their season with three losses, but has shown a very physical a tough defense that has been keeping the team in games and gives hope for improvement as the season progresses. After dropping their opener on the road against Hyannis by 10 points, the Lady Storm hosted Arthur County last Tuesday. Although the Lady Storm did not have the offense to keep up with the Lady Wolves, their tough defense made the visitors pay for every point they s... Full story

  • Coyotes Fall To Tigers, 53-36

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    There are few teams in D2 that can match up against the Potter-Dix Boys Coyote Basketball team, and it looks like the undefeated Paxton Tigers are one of those teams. Last season, the Coyotes came away with a 13 point win in the one game they had against Paxton, but even in the loss, the Tigers knew how to play defense against Potter-Dix, limiting the Coyotes to just 43 points. In Saturday's matchup, the Coyotes had one of those games where everything seemed to go wrong, while the Tigers... Full story

  • Lady Coyotes Split Over Week

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Girls Basketball team got into the winning column on the ledger, against a team that they have had their way with recently in Creek Valley. On Friday, the Lady Coyotes traveled to Chappell to match up with the winless Lady Storm, and the game was a tough defensive battle from the jump. A hard-fought first period ended with Potter-Dix grabbing the scoring edge, 12-to-10, but it was clear that this game was going to be a battle with both defenses creating turnovers, bad... Full story

  • Lady Warriors Survive Late Surge, Remain Unbeaten

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Leyton's Lady Warrior Girls Basketball team remained unbeaten with a 3-and-0 record after surviving a late surge by the visiting South Platte Lady Blue Knights Friday in Dalton. After opening the season with a decisive win against Arthur County then a win by forfeit over Minatare, the Lady Blue Knights could not keep up with Sedgwick last Tuesday and dropped their first game. They then faced a 3-and-0 Lady Warrior team that was more than up for the challenge. Led by senior scoring leader Hailey... Full story

  • Warriors Down Peetz, South Platte

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    Leyton's Warrior Boy Basketball team continued their strong start to the season with a pair of convincing wins against Peetz and South Platte last Thursday and Friday. The wins move their early season record to 4-and-1, with all of their victories coming in convincing fashion. On Thursday, the Warriors made the trip down to Colorado to match up against the Bulldogs, who came into the game with just one win early in the season. The Warriors offense started strong, moving out to an eight point lea... Full story

  • Sidney: A Look Back

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    145 Years Ago December 22, 1877 The Sidney Telegraph State Scraps The Kenesaw Times has gone to the happy hunting ground. Fifty thousand dollars worth of broom corn raised in Adams county this year. Howard county has three flour mills and expects to soon have the fourth ready for operation. Old Eli Perkins is begging for lecture engagements in Nebraska. “Perk” please skip us this season. The first number of a new Democratic paper to be called the Nebraska State Register will be published at...

  • Powell Pleads Not Guilty, Hearing Set For January 4

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    On October 25th, 2022, Cory M. Powell was taken into custody by the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department for allegedly robbing the Git-N-Split gas station on 10th Avenue in Sidney. Officers claimed Powell took $40 from the gas station after reportedly threatening a gas station employee into giving up the cash. Shortly after, officials claimed they found Powell walking down a sidewalk, and that he matched the description given by the Git-N-Split employee. When confronted, Powell allegedly told... Full story