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Articles from the December 16, 2020 edition

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Stepping Down

While many people are gratified with a career in one occupation but several locations, others have interests that develop into careers, including “volunteer careers.” Steve Mattoon is closing his...

 

City Observing Christmas, New Year's holidays

The City of Sidney will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.   All city departments will be closed including the Landfill and the Library, and the transportation buses will not be running.  The...

 

Gallaway Returns as Sidney Mayor

The Sidney City Council has a change and a continued leadership. In the Dec. 8 Zoom council meeting, the council approved the verification of votes cast in the Nov. 3 election. The Sidney City...

 

Playtime for All

Children run through the toys with their imagination and excitement two strides ahead of their youthful legs. They slide down from the make-believe castle while friends on the other side of the area...

 

Gayle Maxon-Edgerton

Gayle Maxon-Edgerton passed away peacefully, surrounded by members of her loving family. After years of challenging her cancer, and winning many rounds, Gayle died Saturday, December 5, 2020....

 

Doyle Clement Sanders

Doyle Clement Sanders, age 93, passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2020 with his loving wife Charlotte and family by his side. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, December...

 

Joyce Elaine Schubarth Moench

Joyce Elaine Schubarth Moench passed away on November 28, 2020, at the age of 80 in Wylie, Texas. She was born in Sidney, Nebraska on August 24, 1940. A graveside service was held on December 5, 2020...

 

Successfully Slowing the Spread

Nebraskans are known for common sense, tenacity, and grit. When faced with a major challenge, we don’t panic or abandon core principles and long-standing traditions. Instead, we pull together to do...

 

The Agenda

This is my last column about globalist agendas unless readers request more. To review, this is NOT conspiracy theory. Most of what I describe is out in the open for anyone to read on the World...

 

Selective History

“Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.” “As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of who you particularly desire, I...

 

God's Wise Ones

I believe that God has always had His wise ones in every age of this earth’s history. God has given wisdom to Judges, Kings and Prophets so that His people would understand the times in which they lived and know what to do. Surely, in today’s...

 

Are You Still Planning to Retire Early?

Have your retirement plans changed because of COVID-19? If so, you have plenty of company. Nearly 40 percent of those planning to retire say the pandemic has disrupted their intentions, according to the Edward Jones/Age Wave Four Pillars of the New...

 

Leyton FFA Member Awarded National American FFA Degree

INDIANAPOLIS - Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership,...

 

Master Gardner Classes Available Online in 2021

Are you yearning for spring and the growing season? Beat the winter doldrums by attending Nebraska Extension Master Gardener classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. This year’s lineup of classes will be taught completely online due to COVID-19 pro...

 

Enrollment Open for Agriculture Risk Coverage

LINCOLN – Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period is open through March 15, 2021, and producers are encouraged...

 

Three local 4-H members Compete in the Nebraska 'Make It With Wool' Contest

Three local 4-H members competed in the Nebraska Make It With Wool Contest held on November 21 in Lexington. The Nebraska State competition was organized by Andrea Nisely from Lexington. Kourtney...

 

Sharon Lorraine DeNovellis

Sharon Lorraine DeNovellis , age 71, went to be with our Lord on December 10, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in...

 

Another Undefeated Season for SMS Volleyball

Last year, Sidney Middle School’s 7th Grade Volleyball team went undefeated and didn’t lose a set the entire season. A year later, the girls did it again with another perfect season for the SMS...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Big Weekend For Sidney Basketball

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams each pocketed a road win followed by a home victory, earning important wins early in the season. On Friday the Sidney squads traveled to Imperial to face the und...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Storm Basketball Remains Winless

Both Creek Valley Storm Basketball teams are having a rough start to their seasons, with the Lady Storm relying on young players mixed with a few veterans to improve, while the boys team has...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Coyotes Go 2-1 On Week

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball teams had a busy week, with both squads on the road for match ups against Arthur County and Creek Valley followed by a Saturday afternoon game against Paxton in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Big Weekend for Sidney Grapplers

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team traveled to Wyoming for the weekend’s Charlie Lake Duals Tournament, and finished up a strong weekend with a 5-and-1 record the two-day event. Sidney started...

 

Police Department Makes Several Traffic Stops

Sidney Police Department December 3 12:25 am, Traffic Stop, 11th Ave & Summit Dr. 2:15 am, Medical Call, 2400 block Craig Ave. 3:52 am, Suspicious Activity, 900 block Jackson St. 7:52 am, Animal Call, Conestoga Court, 600 block E Illinois St. 8:03 am...

 

Wrapping Holiday Cheer

MAKING PRESENTS BRIGHT —The Sidney Elks Lodge offered gift wrapping services Saturday. For a donation, volunteers provided wrapping of gifts while patrons enjoyed a hot cocoa and cookie. Donations...

 

Straight Talk From Steve

We are finally getting some good news about the coronavirus. The number of hospitalizations in Nebraska declined last week and both Moderna and Pfizer are beginning to send out vaccinations. Because...

 

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