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Creek Valley MS last school day ever

LODGEPOLE - Creek Valley Middle School had its last day of school Tuesday. The students leaving the 1930s building for summer vacation were the last to do so, as the building is being closed and the...

 
 By Brandon L. Summers    News    May 26, 2017 

$1M CDBG grant for Lukjan approved

Sidney City Council Tuesday approved a $1 million community development block grant for Lukjan Metal Products Inc. The state funds will be issued to Lukjan for acquisition of facilities at 1 Greenwood Drive and other development costs. “The...

 

City pursuing I.T., Food Industries

The City of Sidney is working to bring jobs in the information technology industry to the community. “We sent a marketing collateral piece to about 50 data and I.T. contacts we received from the target marketing consultant team,” Melissa...

 

Aquatic center opens Saturday

Sidney’s Aquatic Center opens Saturday. “The pool’s clean and we’ll be getting our lifeguard room ready this week and the concessions have been ordered,” Director Kiersten Richards said. “We’re ready to rock and roll.” Richards antici...

 

Fuel spill at Sapp Bros

A fuel spill occurred at Sapp Bros. Tuesday at around 3 a.m. "The guy's overflow hose came off his tank and he was pumping (diesel) fuel onto the pad," Keith Stone, Cheyenne County fire chief, said....

 

New Finance Director

David Scott is City of Sidney's first finance director. The Lincoln native previously served as finance director for Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, and comes to Sidney with a master's degree in finance...

 

Goal setting session yields few results

A goal-setting session held Tuesday by City of Sidney administrators and the City Council ended with a rough mission statement and few goals. During the three-hour discussion at Sidney Hampton Inn, facilitator John Berge, North Platte NRD general...

 

Sidney set to smash Torch Run Record

Sidney's Torch Run Wednesay is poised to be the biggest in Nebraska history. Sponsored by Nebraska Law Enforcement, the event creates awareness for and benefits Nebraska Special Olympics, held in Linc...

 

Potter-Dix High School graduates 11

POTTER - Potter-Dix High School graduated 11 students Saturday. Principal Jane Brown said she was proud of the graduating class of 2017. "They've done everything they've been asked," Brown said....

 

Peetz High School graduates 14 'fantastic kids'

PEETZ - Peetz High School graduated 14 students Sunday. Though an average-sized graduating class, Superintendent Mark Collard described the class of 2017 as "fantastic kids." "We've got a lot of...

 

Cabela's land approved for sale

Two lots owned by Cabela’s were approved for sale Monday by the Sidney Planning Commission. “(The lots) will be for sale,” Ben Dayton, zoning administrator, said. “One’s a vacant lot, across from Perkins, on Cabela’s Drive, and the other...

 

Lukjan receives $500k city grant

Lukjan Metal Products, LLC., has received a $500,000 LB-840 grant from the City of Sidney. Sidney’s Economic Development Citizen’s Advisory Committee on May 5 unanimously approved a recommendation to the Sidney City Council, which approved the...

 

Highway 30 work catching up after delays

The Highway 30 reconstruction project has been facing delays in Sidney. Crews have been cutting down into Illinois Street and finding more cracks in the concrete foundation than anticipated. "The...

 

Artist Visits North

Charles Ahovissi of African Culture Connection, based in Omaha, visited North Elementary last week. A native of The Republic of Benin, Africa, he taught the third and fourth graders not just drumming...

 

Lodgepole considers well rehab

LODGEPOLE - The Lodgepole Village Board of Trustees is considering well rehabilitation as a possible solution to its arsenic problem. “We’re looking to see if that would be an option for us. We don’t even know yet,” Tammy Sherman, Lodgepole...

 

Former Sidney teacher chosen as 2017 Kentucky Derby artist

Jim Cantrell, a former Sidney art teacher, was chosen as the official artist for the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks races. He received the call from Churchill Downs last summer and completed...

 

City pursuing truck parking lot

The City of Sidney is pursuing a parking area for carriers displaced by a recent ordinance banning carrier trucks from parking in residential zones. “We’re looking for land initially that we could rent,” Ed Sadler, Sidney city manager said....

 

Citizens Advisory Committee

Sidney’s Economic Development Citizens Advisory Committee is looking for three new members. The group of citizens provides input, feedback and direction to the City Council about business in Sidney. “There needs to be five to 10 members, but we c...

 

Sidney business development strong

Several new businesses are arriving in Sidney. Melissa Norgard, Sidney economic development director, gave a presentation to the city council Tuesday on the city’s latest prospects. Sandhills Publishing is “up and running,” Norgard said, at...

 

SPD to host drug take back

Sidney Police Department is holding a Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday. The SPD is collecting old and disused medicines for proposal disposal, Chief Joe Aikens said. “We do it annually,” he said. “It gives people an opportunity to...

 

Schedule set for Sidney's 150th

he schedule is set for the Sidney sesquicentennial weekend starting Aug. 18. Events begin with a 150th anniversary proclamation kickoff to be held at Camp Lookout. “They’ve just finished refurbishing it to be historically-correct,” Denise...

 

Sidney seeks $1m grant for Lukjan

The City of Sidney is pursuing a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to provide direct assistance to Lukjan Metal Products, LLC. The Conneaut, Ohio, based company would use the funds for working capital, and the purchase of equipment and an...

 

Community effort provides garden plots to all

Acommunity garden is opening on Cooege Drive. Plots are already available for Sidney residents to grow their own plants and vegetables. The effort is the inspiration of Rose Ewoldt, a Walmart...

 

Tree Board annual give away

Sidney Tree Board is celebrating Arbor Day with its annual tree giveaway Saturday. This is Sidney’s 31st year as a Tree City USA community with the National Arbor Day Foundation. The giveaway allows Sidney to maintain a healthy canopy, Tom Von...

 

Input sought on new snow routes

The City of Sidney is seeking input from the community on snow routes. A workshop is being held Wednesday on what to do with snow in residential areas. "I want to explain to people what we do, what...

 

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