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Hope, Help Available to Prevent Suicide

Lincoln – Infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, as well as other public health events, can cause emotional distress and anxiety. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an epidemic or pandemic. These feelings...

 

Managing Your Retirement Plan Under a New Employer

Your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a valuable asset. But sometimes things happen that can affect the status of your plan. So, for example, if you work for a hospital that changes ownership, and you have been participating in a 403(b), 457(b)...

 

Use Your Fear

Call to mind the parable Jesus told about a wealthy man who gave three of his servants a sum of money, a “talent,” and then left on a trip, expecting the servants to do something with the money.  When he got back, he had them come to him for a...

 

Panhandle Perspective:

Sugarbeet seedling rust, caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia subnitens, is a very unique disease of Chenopodiaceous plants that has rarely been observed in commercial crop production. The rust...

 

TREE OF LIGHTS

— The Security First Bank’s 22nd Annual Tree of Lights is now on display. The Tree of Lights will be in the lobby with lights representing residents from the SRMC Extended Care Center. Their name...

 

Support for Veterans

More than 500 cans of soft drinks and 650 individually-wrapped snacks were donated recently to be taken to the VA hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo. There were four collection sites in Sidney where people...

 

Ideas for Thanking Your Family

It’s almost Thanksgiving. And although 2020 may have been a difficult year for you, as it has been for many people, you can probably still find things for which you can be thankful – such as your family. How can you show your appreciation for...

 

Give Thanks In All Circumstances

As we all know, 2020 has been a very difficult year for people in Sidney and Cheyenne County, as well as the rest of the world. Here in the United States, the Covid pandemic, along with economic loss, social upheaval and political chaos have caused...

 

Grain Handling Safety: Priceless Practices

Grain is valuable, but lives are worth much more. In the process of handling grain, producers are exposed to a range of safety hazards both during harvest and once the grain is stored. Jess McCluer,...

 

County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings Discussed

A potential change to the County Wide Ground Water Advisory Committee Meetings was discussed at the South Platte Natural Resources District (District) Board (Board) November Board meeting held November 10, 2020. The Advisory Committee meetings, held...

 

Nelnet Commits Support to Sidney Schools

Nelnet is showing its support of the Sidney Community with a donation to the Sidney Public Schools. On Monday, Nov. 9, Nelnet Development Manager Cory Keen and his team of local employees met with...

 

School Supt. Ehler Updates Board on COVID Response

With the Panhandle Public Health District's Risk Dial entering the Red, the Severe Risk, category, the Sidney School District Administration are making plans against increasing cases associated with...

 

Area Agencies on Aging Benefit Seniors

Lincoln - Nebraska’s eight Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) have been creative in meeting the needs of clients across the state, according to Cynthia Brammeier, Administrator for the State Unit on Aging (SUA). During the current pandemic, the...

 

Holiday Craft Fair

The Sidney Elks Lodge hosted a Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 14. Vendors offered home crafts, cakes and tea, cosmetics and hand-made masks....

 

Avoid These Estate Planning Mistakes

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on. But you probably also want to leave something behind – to your loved ones and, possibly, to the...

 

Cling to Christ

Enough! Enough already!!! That seems to be the cry of people across our country. We are seeing more anxiety as thoughts and conversations seem to turn to the Covid- 19 virus, the 2020 election, fires, droughts, hurricanes, loss of jobs, loneliness,...

 

October Students of the Month

Students of the Month for October are: 7th grade: Alek Doty. Alek Doty has an intense desire to accomplish the goals he sets for himself. He works well individually and understands the the value of te...

 

Community Thanksgiving Set for Nov. 24

Brand New Items and Coffee Shop at 940 10th Ave., Sidney, the corner of Jackson Street and 10th Avenue, is extending an invitation to the Sidney community for a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the coffee shop. The...

 

Protect Your Finances from 'Cyberthieves'

You’ve no doubt heard reports of personal data being stolen and used for financial fraud – anything from online shopping on your credit cards to actual theft from your financial accounts. This problem won’t go away anytime soon – but you can...

 

Be Obedient

Reading 1, Titus 3:1-7 1 Remind them to be obedient to the officials in authority; to be ready to do good at every opportunity; 2 not to go slandering other people but to be peaceable and gentle, and always polite to people of all kinds. 3 There was...

 

Panhandle Perspective:

Drought conditions across much of Nebraska this summer, most severe in the west, have significantly reduced forage production from pasture and rangeland as well as hay ground and crop residue. Cow-calf producers will face a challenge in meeting the...

 

PILOT SYSTEM MONITORS TWEETS FOR DROUGHT EARLY WARNING

LINCOLN — Millions use Twitter to share their rapid-fire opinions, observations and connections to real-time events. And natural disasters are often major conversation starters. With that in mind, National Drought Mitigation Center assistant direct...

 

November is National Family Caregivers Month

“Caregiving Around the Clock” is the theme for this year’s National Family Caregivers Association, recognizing family caregivers.  The first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation was issued by the White House in 1997, and every president since...

 

It's Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage all people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage. Under President Trump’s...

 

Security First Bank Ranked State's Best Small Bank

SIDNEY — Security First Bank was recently ranked by Newsweek magazine as the Best Small Bank in Nebraska. This inaugural ranking focused on identifying financial institutions across the nation that best serve their customers’ needs in today’s...

 

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