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Sidney School Board Approves Policy Changes

Sidney’s school board continued work to update district policies when it met Monday evening, approving 10 measures so they are in line with state practices. The changes were largely in wording through “3,000 series” policies, of a number of...

City Council Approves Tax Break Program For Firefighters

Sidney volunteer firemen will qualify for a new tax break in coming years, thanks to a resolution passed by the Sidney City Council Tuesday. The break, which comes in the form of a tax credit against state income taxes, is available due to the...

Members needed on city advisory boards

Sidney’s City Council is accepting applications to fill roles on two key advisory boards. There are three vacancies to be filled, one on the Sidney Airport Authority, two on the Sidney Planning Commission. The Airport Authority is responsible for...

Dudes Celebrates 65 Years Of Familiar Faces

On the west edge of Sidney is a brick building with two shared identities, three really inside one location. It is a place where comfort food is redundant because the family is introducing the newest ...

Outreach program teaches dental health

People are often referred to as having an infectious smile, or for their "pearly whites." The phrases are references to the appearances and apparent health of a person's teeth. On Nov. 14-15,...

Chamber Christmas Dollars are here

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce urges residents to shop Sidney and save through the Chamber Christmas Dollars program. With Christmas Dollars, Chamber officials say a generous Christmas doesn’t have to depend on high-rate credit cards for...

City of Sidney Holiday Schedule

The City of Sidney will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. All city departments will be closed, including the Landfill and the Library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be...

School Board Recognizes Top Students

The Sidney School Board recognized six students at Monday's board meeting, giving them kudos for their efforts in the classroom and activities. The Monthly Performance Award acknowledges other...

Thank Jesus

The Gospel of Luke records this familiar account during the ministry of Christ on earth: “As Jesus was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on...

Traveling to the New World

With Thanksgiving approaching, Sidney first graders learned about the Mayflower Wednesday, finding out what the pilgrims ate, took with them, and how they traveled to the new world. They also put...

Mary E. Hornicek - Service Notice

Mary Hornicek, age 91 of Chappell, NE passed away in Kimball, NE, Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 18th at the Lodgepole United Methodist Church with Reverend David Abbott officiating....

Serendipity

About fifty years ago, my dad lost his wallet while driving his tractor in a field. From a neighbor named Sam, he borrowed a metal detector, because he had some dimes and quarters in the coin purse in the wallet, but the field was too big. Twenty...

Straight Talk: Working out of budget crunch

The Nebraska Forecasting Advisory Board meets periodically to forecast (or guess) how much money they think will be coming into the State’s general fund. Lawmakers use these projections to craft the State’s biennial budget. On October 27 the...

Thanks for the 'givingness'

In a few days, the ovens will be heated, smokers will be flaming and last-minute errands for forgotten ingredients underway. The sports channels are double-checked for the football lineup. The grand Thanksgiving family dinner is almost ready. I...

Sidney Middle School cross country team

The Sidney School Board Monday recognized the Sidney Middle School cross country team of Tre Canas, Mitch Deer, Daniel Bashtovi, Ryan Konz, Cameron Brauer, Isaac Trujillo and Julian Maytorena for...

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