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Cabela's honors hometown heroes

Cabela's honored the men and women who serve the community over the weekend by hosting a Hometown Heroes event. The public was invited to meet and greet the heroes who serve the Sidney community and...

 

Sidney High School valedictorian and salutatorian announced

Sidney High School's (SHS) class of 2017 had two students that spent their high school year's striving for the honor of valedictorian. This year SHS Valedictorian went to Annalise Lecher, with Samee K...

 

Lightning safety signs to be posted around the area

With spring and summer temperatures often accompanied by thunderstorms, it's important to understand the risks lightning can pose while enjoying the outdoors. Region 21 Emergency Management Director,...

 

Commissioners review annual reports

In a regular board meeting of the Cheyenne County Commissioners, members received annual reports from the County Guardian ad Litem Attorney (GAL) and the County Public Defender. Last year, Commissioners made the decision to take bids for the two...

 

LHS honors Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Valedictorian and Salutatorian are high honors when it comes to graduation time. If you are bestowed these honors it means you have excelled academically, receiving the highest and second highest...

 

Local teen places in national trap shoot

Carley Witt placed fifth in the ladies division at the 49th Cornhusker National Junior/Senior High School Trap Shoot. More than 2,400 youth participated in the trap shooting event that was held in...

 

Potter man pleads no contest to assault charge

Christian Willey, 20 of Potter, pled no contest to Attempted Second Degree Assault, a class IIIA felony, on Tuesday, May 9, in Cheyenne County District Court. According to the affidavit on Jan. 2, a Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Deputy and the Sidney...

 

Sidney School Board approves roofing bid

Sidney School Board approved middle school roofing bid in its regular meeting Monday. Two bids were submitted for the middle school roofing project, scheduled for completion by the end of July. The...

 

Students participate in area Safety Day

Cheyenne County second graders learned various safety practices during the 2017 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, sponsored by the Nebraska Extension Office. Students from Sidney, Creek Valley, Leyton and Potter schools spent all day Friday at the...

 

Sidney student makes top ten state science project

Arya Eledath was one of ten students to place in the Junior Division at the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) Annual State Science and Engineering Fair. The science fair was held April 20 at...

 

Adopt-A-Dog hosts annual "Doggie Dash"

To raise funds for the local Adopt-A-Dog shelter, dogs and their owners will be dashing their way through Chappell in a 5K run/walk known as the “Doggie Dash.” Terry Duffield, founder of Adopt-A-Dog Animal Rescue has been rescuing dogs since...

 

Commissioners approve dry camping at fairgrounds

Cheyenne County Commissioners continue to iron out the details of fairground usage by approving dry camping with the rental of fairground buildings. According to Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh, Commissioners approved dry camping at the fairgr...

 

Organics: Alternative ecosystem management

Corn, barley, edible beans, millet, oats, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and other forages are grown and marketed organically in Nebraska. Organic production is a form of agriculture that relies on...

 

Area students participate in annual Groundwater Festival

Fourth grade students from around the area learned all about groundwater last Friday, when the South Platte Natural Recourse District (SPNRD) held its annual Groundwater Festival in Sidney.The...

 

Cool Kids Club gears up for summer program

Cool Kids Club will kick off its summer season May 31, offering area youth a place to have fun and learn through the hot summer days. According to CKC Director, Colleen Langdon, CKC began in October...

 

Sidney participates in Panhandle-wide 4-H fundraiser

Area 4-H members will be among those holding fund raisers across the Panhandle to give back to families affected by the wildfires near Ash Hollow. Demonstrating citizenship through community action is one of the primary goals of the National 4-H Prog...

 

Chamber hosts Girl's Day Out 2017

Cheyenne County Chamber will host the 10th annual Girl’s Day Out event in Historic Downtown Sidney this Saturday. Girl’s Day Out gives ladies ages 12 and up an opportunity to enjoy “girl time” and support local merchants and home-based...

 

Director Langdon retires from longtime passion

For 15 years, Colleen Langdon has been a staple in the Cool Kids Club (CKC) Program. From its inception, Langdon has helped the program expand and flourish into what it is today. Langdon said the...

 

West Elementary students gear up for Earth Day

Earth Day first began on April 22, 1970, and each year the day reminds us to be good to the earth through ongoing projects. West Elementary’s Student Council has been hard at work brainstorming ideas to celebrate the day. The Earth Day Committee...

 

Hearings held in county meeting

Three hearings were held in Monday’s Board of Commissioners and the Board of Equalization meeting. The first two hearings were held in the Board of Equalization. The Commissioners reviewed objections filed in response to notices that were given to...

 

Students present survey results in School Board meeting

In Monday’s Sidney School Board meeting, sixth grade student council members presented Gallup Poll results to the Board. According to Sidney Public School (SPS) Superintendent, Jay Ehler, the Gallup Poll is a survey that measures engagement, hope,...

 

Nelson honored by Fort Sidney D.A.R.

Col. Lawrence C. Nelson (Ret.) was honored Saturday by the Fort Sidney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Nelson is a retired veteran, having served in the United States Army from...

 

Historic Byway meeting to be held in Potter

America’s first transcontinental highway is the Lincoln Byway. Laid out in 1913, the historic byway stretches from New York to San Francisco. This byway is now officially Highway 30, according to a press release from Muriel Clark, President of the...

 

Bids awarded for upcoming county road repair projects

Bids were awarded in two upcoming county road projects in Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Only one bid was submitted for an asphalt overlay on approximately 3 miles of County Road 46, from CR 125 to CR 131 east of Gurley. The bid of...

 

Sidney High School musical opens Friday

Sidney High School students will spend the week in dress rehearsal gearing up for Friday's opening of this year's musical "A Pirate's Life for Me." In this swashbuckling tale a regular guy, Rodger...

 

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