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Old 12-08-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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Ahhh, Harrison is not the the middle of nowhere, but you can see it from there.
Adam
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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nope, i'm still convinced it's under my category of little house on the prarie.

loved the walmart comment tho that made me laugh.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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just read that and saw the poster wants to move his KIDS there as well, seriously!?? these people just don't seem prepared for what theyre getting themselves into.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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just read that and saw the poster wants to move his KIDS there as well, seriously!?? these people just don't seem prepared for what theyre getting themselves into.
What the..... and some people like to bad mouth towns. I try not to get upset on internet forums, but I think I am going to make an exception.

Yes Sidney is a small (by most standards) town.
Yes Sidney is in Western Nebraska with all the good and bad that comes with that.
Yes Sidney is a little ways away from a "big" city.

Beemer if you don't want to live in Sidney that is fine, but I have not seen one thing that you have said that makes it a bad town to live in. I hate to tell you that people who live in Sidney have kids, and they turn out just fine. I don't think they a third arm growing out of their forehead or anything.

Yes "small" town living is not for everyone, that does not mean no one should live in a "small" town. Sidney has a lot going for it, and I think it would be a good place to raise kids.

Adam
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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loved the walmart comment tho that made me laugh.
Oh, and that was not a joke.
Adam
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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lol, sorry, cool down i take it back. i'll be careful not too judge places i dont know "as much" about. but i still think your walmart thing is funny.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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that'd be my WalMart thing. And it is true. In this part of the world, that's a good way to judge the population of a town, and better still, their viability.
There are half a dozen WalMarts in the western 2/3 of the state (past GI/Hastings). In other words, if a town is big enough to have one it's going to have a big impact on the surrounding area because it's a trade center and draws people from all over the area on a regular basis.
(The same is true of the few communities in the western 2/3 that have a college of some sort)


--Erin
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:03 AM
 
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My husband had his character assassinated and his career ruined in Sidney, NE. He was a newcomer, a liberal to boot, who liked to talk politics. A dangerous person for a small town, I guess, so they ruined his life.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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A dangerous person for a small town
Not really. You just have to be more tactful when you're ridiculously outnumbered...
We lived in a Nebraska county once where I was one of seven registered Democrats.
In the entire county. Seven of us.
Even still, I didn't hesistate to stand by what I believed. I just had to be really conscientious about the opinions of others.

Small towns are like weird families. You can be accepted, but you have to realize that there are relationships and connections and beliefs you don't really understand yet. You have to move slow, otherwise people automatically assume the new guy thinks he's above it all...
True or not is irrelevant- perception is what counts.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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Default Great Place to Live

I'm not trying to bash the rest of replies your getting, but I think they are a little tough on Sidney as well as the rest of the Western part of the State. Sidney a small town with a big heart unless your a screwed up person. People are friendly and if you return the friendship you will enjoy living there. The area is made up of farmers & ranchers and of course Cabela's a LARGE Outdoor Shop is the bread & butter for Sidney. Located on I-80 lets you connect to larger cities east & west. You will find the cost of living low and schools are good. Relax and look forward to your move.
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