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 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 15, 2016

Council OKs employee insurance brokerage contract in last minute agenda item

Sidney’s City Council unanimously voted to accept a contract with Holmes Murphy of Omaha for employee insurance brokerage during Tuesday’s regular meeting as administration seeks to improve benefits for its staff going into the next fiscal year....

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 15, 2016

Sadler introduces building inspector, assistant search over

The introduction of a new city chief building inspector, along with the announcement its new assistant city manager, was made during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Sidney City Council. At the start of the meeting, City Manager Ed Sadler...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 14, 2016

City employees Anthony, Trowbridge recognized for decades of service

Two long-time City of Sidney employees were recognized by the utilities section of the League of Nebraska Municipalities this month with an award certificate commemorating their decades of service...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 13, 2016

Gold Rush Days

Sidney residents and visitors had an opportunity to step back in time last weekend as the 13th annual Gold Rush Days was held at the American Legion Park. Gold Rush Days is a three-day celebration of...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 8, 2016

Summer archery league sets sights on county fair

On a weekly basis, dozens of Cheyenne County youth have been taking up arms just outside of Sidney getting ready for action next month. But there's no reason to duck for cover or call the sheriff's...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 6, 2016

Addie's Memorial

Dozens of children, along with parents, teachers and other members of the Sidney community attended a tree planting and butterfly release Sunday afternoon at the Living Memorial Gardens in memory of...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 3, 2016

Eagle Riders visit Cool Kids in Pony Express ride

Cool Kids summer activities were put on hold Thursday morning as the Nebraska State Fraternal Order of Eagles - Eagles Riders rode onto the North Elementary School campus to pick up handwritten...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 2, 2016

Cool Kids kick off annual summer camp

With summer now in full swing, the Cool Kids Club/No Limits program began its annual summer camp this week, offering a variety of educational and entertaining activities to area youth during the next...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    June 1, 2016

St. Pat's is replacing steeple shingles

St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney is receiving some much needed restoration this week as crews replace worn out shingles on the century-old structure. "Those shingles were loose and just needed...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz and Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    May 31, 2016

Landspout tornado seen near Colorado-Nebraska border Monday

Memorial Day solemnity was interrupted Monday afternoon as Sidney citizens were warned about tornado activity in the area after two cold-air funnel clouds were spotted near the Colorado-Nebraska...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 31, 2016

SPL kicks off summer reading program

Beginning tomorrow, Sidney Public Library (SLP) will begin its annual summer reading program aimed at children, teens and adults alike. “It’s a Nebraska thing to have the kids, young adults and adults participate in the summer reading,” Sidney...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 27, 2016

Splish Splash

While it appeared early on the threat of lightning would put a damper on the donor preview of Sidney's new aquatic center late Thursday afternoon, weather conditions cleared up just enough to allow ch...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 27, 2016

FLL summer activities planned for June and July

This summer, the Cheyenne County 4-H will be expanding its First Lego League robotics program with activities for children and young adults from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. "It's for...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 26, 2016

Fairy Garden

Nearly a dozen 4-H'ers took on a small project with big potential Wednesday morning as they learned how to build and grow their own fairy garden. The workshop was held at Sidney Feed and Supply,...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 26, 2016

Council sets goals for 2017 fiscal year budget preparation

After requesting feedback from the community at their last meeting, the Sidney City Council approved this week the preliminary findings of their goal setting retreat from last month to provide city administration direction as they prepare for the...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 25, 2016

Council names Aikens Sidney Police Chief

During Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Sidney City Council, City Manager Ed Sadler announced Assistant Police Chief Joseph Aikens had been selected as Sidney's new chief of police effective...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 25, 2016

City changes policy for board and committee appointments

Sidney is changing the method it uses for appointments to its boards and committees to allow for term expirations and vacancies to be advertised to the public beforehand. The change was brought to the Sidney City Council during Tuesday’s regular me...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 24, 2016

Sidney Aquatic Center ready for opening day

In just a few days, the long wait for the Sidney Aquatic Center to be open to the public will be over. "I'm glad we're finally at this point, said Tom Von Seggern, park superintendent for the City of...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 24, 2016

Sidney SkillsUSA students raising funds through yard work in June

Students with the Sidney High School SkillsUSA chapter are offering their assistance to the community next month with yard work as they seek to raise funds for their state conference next year. "It's the first time we're doing this fundraiser, and...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 24, 2016

Goats, lambs and swine tagged for county fair

Dozens of exhibitors brought their market lamb, goat and swine projects to the Cheyenne County fairgrounds late Monday afternoon for the mandatory tagging and weigh-in for the upcoming Cheyenne County...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 23, 2016

LCC holds cleanup at Sidney's Northside Park

More than 30 people turned out Saturday morning to assist the 2016 Leadership Cheyenne County class in an all-day cleanup effort at the Northside Park in Sidney. Leadership Cheyenne County is a...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 20, 2016

Principal Brent Jeffers retires after 25 years

When Brent Jeffers came to Sidney in 1991 to become principal of North and South elementary schools, his first administration position, he expected it to be for only a short time before moving on. "I...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 19, 2016

KSB Great Trash Race set for June 4

On June 4, Keep Sidney Beautiful will hold its annual Great Trash Race, a cleanup effort that tasks teams with collecting as much as they can throughout the community. "It's a good way for people to give back to their community," Beth Arellano, direc...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 18, 2016

Development

Several representatives from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) visited Sidney this week as they joined city administration on a tour of existing buildings and shovel-ready sites...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Community    May 18, 2016

LCC seeking volunteers for cleanup of Northside Park

This Saturday, the 2016 Leadership Cheyenne County class is asking for the community to help with the revitalization of Sidney's Northside Park by participating in an all-day cleanup effort. Sidney police officers Curtis Hofrock and Jennifer Woodis,...

 

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