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Articles from the December 23, 2020 edition

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ESU13 Has New Address

The hallways have the inviting appearance of newness while work rooms are overwhelmed with supplies to be put in their place, and the scent of industrial adhesives are still lingering in the air....

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year

Christmas and New Year’s Day are welcome opportunities to slow down, connect with loved ones, and look forward to 2021. As we approach the year’s end, I am thankful for the many sacrifices...

 

School Board Reviews District Report Card

Each year the Sidney Public School District is assessed by the State. The District continues to earn a grade of “Great.” “This is the one we do every year,” said Superintendent Jay Ehler....

 

West Elementary Principal Accepts Ogallala Superintendent's Seat

West Elementary Principal Gene Russell is known for his love of students and excitement that sometimes makes relating to children that much easier. He is also known among staff for his focus on...

 

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS

— Yards throughout Sidney and Cheyenne County are lit with a variety of holiday themes. There are snowmen, Santas and their elves and reindeer, grinches and displays of "Whoville," and varieties of...

 

Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two Sidney residents were recently arrested on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant recently. Sidney Police announced Dec. 16 that a search warrant was served at 1229...

 

Glenis Dee Behrends

Glenis Dee Behrends, age 95, of Lodgepole, NE passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the SRMC Extended Care Center in Sidney, NE. A private family service is planned with burial in the Pleasant...

 

Emma Barbara (Haupt) Mathewson

Beloved wife, mother grandmother, sister and friend Emma Barbara (Haupt) Mathewson passed away quietly on December 11th, 2020 at Devonshire Acres Nursing Home in Sterling, Colorado. One of eight...

 

Bobbi J. Johnson

Bobbi Jo Johnson, age 48, of Sidney went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO. Funeral services were held at 10 A.M. on Sa...

 

Ada (Nelson) Johnson

Ada (Nelson) Johnson of Sidney, NE passed away at the age of 109. Due to COVID-19, a service will be planned in the spring so that more family and friends may attend. Updated details will be posted... Full story

 

Ronald E. Hadeen

Ronald E. Hadeen, age 83, passed away in Sidney on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time. You may view Ronald’s Book of Memories,...

 

Joel L. Cure

Joel L. Cure, age 62, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2020 with his wife and step-daughter by his side. Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time. You may view...

 

Merry Christmas

As the world gets more complex, many question the relevance of Jesus Christ to our world. After all, he was born more than 2,000 years ago, they point out. His world and life experiences were nothing...

 

On This Christmas

There was a time we would already be hiding presents, guarding the tree from the family pet and double-checking our list of guests and what they will be bringing to the feast of all feasts. We would b...

 

The Kolyma Highway

The Kolyma Highway begins at the port of Magadan on Russia’s Pacific Ocean, heads north some distance, but then veers to the west, and ends at Yakutsk, a city of 311,000 people, deep in a Siberian...

 

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...

 

Beauty Like No Other

The beauty of Christmas is a beauty celebrated like no other time throughout the calendar year. Christmas decorations, Christmas lights, Christmas gifts, Christmas gatherings all speak of joy and peace. Christmas is in the air. It is good we together...

 

Dry Bean Variety Trial Results Now on CropWatch

Results of the 2020 variety trials for dry edible beans and field peas conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension...

 

November Sidney Students of the Month

The Monthly Performance Award acknowledges other criteria as well as achievement. These criteria are: 1. Superior academic performance, (or), dramatic improvement of classroom work, G.P.A. or attitude toward learning. 2. Exceptional work effort...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Sidney Wrestlers Place Third at Sidney/Bridgeport Invite

The Red Raider Wrestling team had another strong showing this weekend, taking third place overall in the 12-team Sidney/Bridgeport Invite at Sidney High School Saturday. The team earned 122.5 points...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Sidney Basketball Splits With Alliance

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams traveled on Saturday to Alliance to take on the Bulldogs for the second time this season, and the girls cruised to a 67-to-24 victory while the boys struggled...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Huskers Top Scarlet Knights 28-21

Nebraska’s Cornhusker Football team closed their regular season with a second half surge to outlast the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 28-21 at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Friday night. The game was...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Leyton Girls Defeat Coyotes 39-33

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Basketball team dropped a contest to the visiting Leyton Lady Warriors Friday night in a rescheduled and shortened evening due to the boy’s game being cancelled due to...

 

Protecting Students from Scammers

America is fortunate to have an excellent higher education system, and is home to many of the world’s greatest and most prestigious universities. During any given year, nearly 20 million Americans...

 

Living Out the Dash

I absolutely love making homemade Christmas gifts. I enjoy praying over the person who will receive the gift. This year I jumped on the crazy train and decided I was going to give my family a present...

 

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