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Time for New Year's Financial Resolutions

Many of us probably felt that 2020 lasted a very long time. But now that 2021 is upon us, we can make a fresh start – and one way to do that is to make some New Year’s resolutions. Of course, you can make these resolutions for all parts of your...

 

Star of Wonder

As I sit down to write this, I am still filled with the awe of seeing the Christmas Star shining brightly in the December sky. For the first time since medieval times, Jupiter and Saturn became so close to each other that they appeared as a bright ...

 

Extension Crop Production Clinics Online This January

LINCOLN - The 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests. Session topics will include crop production, soil management, water management, agribuisiness...

 

Pea and Lentil Board Seeking Inaugural Board Directors

LINCOLN – Five directorships for the Nebraska Pea & Lentil Board are open for appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Applications should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. CST on Friday, May 1, 2021. These five (5) appointments will be the inaugural dir...

 

Public Records

SIDNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT December 16 2:54 am, Medical Call, 1200 block Village Way 7:07 am, Traffic Stop, Old Post Rd. & 17J Link 7:42 am. Escort Funeral, Methodist Church, 2600 block 11th Ave. 8:21 am, Parking Complaint, 17th Ave. & Maple St. 8:25...

 

DONATION SUPPORTS CONGREGATE MEALS

— Wendall Gaston, right, the local representative of the Sidney Community Donor Advised Fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, presents a check to Judy Schaefer and Mike Namath that will...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Commission Continues WNCC Accreditation

SCOTTSBLUFF — Western Nebraska Community College recently received a continuation of its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is one of six regional accreditors of post-secondary educational institutions in the...

 

Caffeinated Celebration

Beans N Steams Coffee House is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary in Sidney. After a challenging opening year with COVID-19 restrictions, the coffee house is thriving, offering a convenient...

 

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