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Maritime Losses

Maritime disasters can happen during either war or peace, but either way the loss in terms of human lives hits hard. A bomb, an explosion, a torpedo, a missile, an iceberg, no matter the cause, each...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On Week 16

Humility (getting together with God) is a step of that exposes, to us, what others already see in our character.  Humility also serves to halt deception.  Is this truth or lies?  Truth has a...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Nebraska's Great Outdoors

 As the weather warms up this spring and summer, thousands of Nebraskans are planning to visit our state’s many national treasures and other historic sites. From Homestead National Historic Park...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Farewell, For Now

This will be my last column in the Sidney Sun-Telegraph for a while. Next week my wife and I will close the sale of our farm near Gurley, and we’ll be off to a new beginning in Belle Fourche, S.D.,...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Straight Talk from Steve: LB 873

Ever since I became a State Senator six years ago my number one priority has been to give Nebraskans meaningful and significant tax relief, especially property tax relief. The second session of the...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On Week 15

The Kingdom of Righteousness exercises discipline, an artform of self-control.  No automatic shift!  Good character is humility, forgiveness and patience bred into, taught to and caught by our...

 

Fear Planned

The only thing worse than Shangri-la exposed, is to learn it was designed with an enemy. We stumbled upon a movie, by a social critic of sorts who has gained a name for off-center cinema, about a...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Investing in Young Leaders

One of the most rewarding aspects of serving Nebraska’s Third Congressional District is the opportunities I get to engage with young people interested in government service. This spring, I’ve...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 13, 2022

Think Hard About the Electric Vehicle Push

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting expensive to drive. Between soaring prices for gas and diesel fuel and the insane cost of both new and used vehicles, people are having to cut back on dri...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 13, 2022

At Nebraska Fish Fries, All Are Welcome

For many Nebraskans, Lent means two things: a time for personal reflection, and a time for weekly fish fries.  My daughter-in-law comes from a big Catholic family who have called Omaha home for...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On Week 13

Throngs of followers. Soldiers under orders. Corrupt governments allied. Crowds stirred up to anger. One Man, Jesus. God’s Love hanging between Heaven and Hell. Mercy is Greek for the Hebrew word...

 

An Inheritance

Several years ago, a radio commentator said “you are where you are because you choose to be there.” I wanted to argue the point. Sometimes we are where we are because we choose not to be...

 

Truth vs Lies

It might be fabricated, but a story I heard years ago was that Bill Cosby warned a young Oprah Winfrey, to “always balance your own check book.” In other words, he cautioned her to trust only...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 6, 2022

A New World Order

My last position at Cabela’s HQ involved not only forecasting weather, but calling out trends in economics, technology innovation, politics from the local to global scale that could impact the...

 

We Have It Rough?

If you think we have it rough today with a shaky economy, terrorists, wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, tidal waves, high taxes, high unemployment rates, low income to high cost of...

 

A Tale of Two Cities

A quote I read years ago said, “The family surname of the betrothed says much about the success of the marriage.” That idea may come near to a singular truth in a general way, despite plenty of...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Putting American Security First

As we mark one month since Putin began his invasion of Ukraine, keeping America safe is our priority. In just one month, Putin has displaced millions of Ukrainians from their homes, killed thousands...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Time for Action, Not Antics

As we approach the final days of the 2022 legislative session, the Nebraska Unicameral has the opportunity to deliver smart criminal justice reforms that will enhance public safety and benefit all...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Straight Talk from Steve: Disappointing Bills

In the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature expectation lurks as a kind of devilish phantom farmer secretly sowing seeds of disappointment. That is what life is sometimes like inside the Nebraska State...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Controlling Spending to Cut Taxes

In the remaining days of the 2022 Legislative Session, we must work together to strike the appropriate balance between managing government spending and returning excess revenue to the people.  That...

 

How to Stop a Bully

In my preteen years our family lived in a subdivision across the river from downtown Fairbanks, AK. Besides having one of the best home we had lived in up to that time, the housing area was...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Lessons from Ukraine

Opinions on the significance of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine vary from a regional dispute to the brink of World War III. But one thing most astute observers will admit is that the ongoing war on...

 

A Smashed Elbow

Edited by Michael K. Sunderland Calvin K. Sunderland, my dad was, among many things a storyteller. It’s a trait that seems to have been passed on to me. I recently unearthed the following story of...

 

When Freedom Isn't

It seems like a generation ago people were excited about MySpace. It was marketed as a way for people to stay connected. The fun and silliness of life could be shared; party town for the world to...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On Week 12

Jesus never does ministry alone. He trains DO-ers! Twelve do-ers became Disciples; Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. Mark 16:16-20. Three stout-hearted fishermen, Peter, James...

 

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