Articles from the December 25, 2019 edition

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SSP Awarded Grants for New Handgun Range

The Sidney Shooting Park is honored to announce the receipt of a grant from the Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Outdoor Fund in the amount of $20,000. “I would like to thank the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela...

 

Innis Returns to Sidney

While the House of Representatives were preparing to decide on the impeachment of President Trump, Senate Candidate Matt Innis was making a return visit to Sidney. Innis stopped in Sidney about a...

 

King's Daughters Conducts Annual Food Distribution

Volunteers get ready to unload trucks of food to be boxed for the King's Daughters food distribution Friday morning. This year 132 baskets were donated for 438 people. Donations were from private...

 

City Landfill Cards Changing in 2020

The City of Sidney is changing its landfill cards for 2020. Beginning in January, landfill cards will be part of the utility bill. For paperless customers, the landfill card will be transmitted by email through the Express Bill Pay...

 

City Closed for Holidays

The City of Sidney will be closed Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. All City departments will be closed both days, including the Landfill and the Library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be...

 

NDOT Promotes Safe Winter Driving

Gering — When the white stuff flies, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has people you can look up to. Literally. After a successful inaugural season of roadside billboards last year, five new billboards have been unveiled this year,...

 

USMCA Will Hurt Nebraska Ranchers

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska continue to oppose the pending U.S.- Mexico-Canada trade agreement because it will open the doors to more burdensome supplies of beef in the U.S. beef market. Not only that, because there is no country-of-origin...

 

Teamwork Floats Parade Presence

What people witnessed at the Parade of Lights was a fanfare of lights and celebration welcoming the Christmas season. What many didn't see is the work and organization required to make the...

 

Western Governors University offers Tips, Scholarships to Adults Returning to School

SIDNEY – Ringing in the New Year is synonymous with making resolutions. For working adults resolving to advance employment, increase income or make a career change – the dawn of a new decade might provide the needed motivation to finally go back...

 

Local Students Named to CSC Dean's List

CHADRON — Chadron State College has announced the names of 620 students who qualified for the institution’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List. The list consists of 322 students who earned at least a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify, students must be enr...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 25, 2019

Sidney Cagers Battle Fort Morgan, Alliance

Sidney's Red Raider basketball teams faced off against Fort Morgan and Alliance over the last week heading into the holiday break, which will be a short one for Sidney as they host the Cabela's...

 

Nebraska Game and Parks Briefs

Schramm Education Center hosting Christmas Bird Count for Kids Jan. 3 LINCOLN – Get the family outdoors, learn about wildlife and contribute to science Jan. 3 at the Christmas Bird Count for Kids, hosted by the Schramm Education Center. Staff will...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 25, 2019

Leyton Sweeps Potter-Dix in Dalton

On Tuesday Dec. 17, the Potter-Dix Coyote basketball teams traveled to Dalton to take on the Leyton Warriors. The girls started the action with the Warriors holding a 3-and-2 record, while the Lady...

 

Pool League Champions Crowned

Local pool players were recently recognized for winning the Summer Session of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 8-Ball Pool League. Winning the Tuesday 8-Ball title was Silver Dollar in...

 

Wheat Belt PPD Announces Scholarship Program

Wheat Belt Public Power District, Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T and Arbor Wealth team up each year to offer several scholarships. Basin is a consumer owned cooperative responsible for supplying wholesale power to eight Midwestern states, Tri-State...

 

It Doesn't Have to be Hard

Christmas is upon us. It's a Christian holiday established by Pope Julian I in 4th century A.D. to mark the intervention of God in the events of human history by sending a savior to not only offer...

 

The Best of America

On Christmas Eve, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew reached the lunar orbit. The year, as we all know, was full of deep division. But on that night, more than 50 years ago, the astronauts understood they had...

 

The Fourteenth Amendment

After Congress and enough states ratified the thirteenth amendment that terminated slavery, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This law declared that “all people born in the United...

 

December SPNRD Meeting

South Platte NRD September 2019 Board of Directors Meeting On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland...

 

Crop Production Clinic Jan. 7

Crop Production Clinics at Gering and other locations across Nebraska in January 2020 sponsored by Nebraska Extension will provide valuable information to help crop producers and agribusiness professionals improve their profitability and...

 

Sen. Sasse Earns Nebraska Farm Bureau 'Friend of Agriculture Designation

KEARNEY – U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Sasse who is seeking re-election to U.S. Senate received the designation based on his work on several...

 

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