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Third graders practice fitness, learn nutrition

Third graders from multiple school districts filled Legion Park and Cheyenne County Community Center Wednesday for Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day. More than 250 students participated in the yearly...

 

SPNRD receives tree grants

South Platte Natural Resources District has received two grants to bring trees to Sidney and the surrounding area. Through ReTree Nebraska and EAT (Environmentally Adapted Trees) grants, SPNRD has...

 

County approves 2017-18 budget

Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved the 2017-18 budget. The county is requesting $6.64 million in property taxes, a decrease from the $6.68 million requested for the 2016-17 year. Before taxes, the total budget amounts to $13,189,303, an...

 

SPD offices undergo renovations

Sidney Police Department is renovating its building to feature a more limited waiting space, with a public window and secure doors to the rest of the office. "There's going to be a window with...

 

Lukjan subdivision going to council

A subdivision for the Lukjan Metal LLC facility on Greenwood Drive was approved by the Sidney Planning Commission Monday. Dividing the property is among the steps necessary to bring another company to the Sidney facility. Robert Stefka, Commercial...

 

Traffic light stalled 8 months

Traffic lights on the south side of the 13th Avenue and Illinois Street intersection will not be replaced for as many as eight months. The light pole was hit by a truck in August and since then has...

 

Life after Cabela's

Brian Fort was laid off from Cabela's in April, but soon found a new position as senior director of sales for Counter Assault, a Kalispell, Montana based company. "We handle anything from bear spray t...

 

City delivers balanced budget for 2017-18

Sidney City Council Tuesday approved a budget summary for 2017-18. The budget is a balanced one, Ed Sadler, city manager, reported to the council in his presentation. “It’s spending the revenue that we’ve got,” he said. “It’s not...

 

VFW collects for Harvey relief

Sidney's VFW Post 610's Hurricane Harvey relief effort last week resulted in more than 35,000 pounds worth of supplies being collected. "It was a great effort," Cmdr. Stephanie Dadgostar said. "There...

 

Feddersen's mother: Stettner set up my son

Jackson G. Feddersen, 18, appeared in Cheyenne County Court Thursday for a preliminary hearing on charges of robbery, second degree assault, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, all Class II...

 

SPS ready for Library makerspace

Sidney Public Schools will benefit from Sidney Public Library’s permanent makerspace, Chris Arent, Sidney High School principal, told the SPS board Monday. The library has received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish...

 

Presbyterian church celebrates 100 years in Sidney

Light Memorial Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary Sunday. The Sidney church was formed Aug. 17, 1917, but wasn't voted into the Presbytery of Box Butte until Sept. 11, 1917,...

 

SHS, Chamber partner for student job shadowing

Sidney High School and Cheyenne Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to provide students with job shadowing and internship opportunities. The opportunities are based mutually on the student’s interest and the willingness of local businesses to...

 

Sidney's Feddersen charged with robbery, assault

Jackson G. Feddersen, 18, was arrested Sept. 1 and charged with robbery, first degree assault, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, second degree assault and burglary, all Class II felonies,...

 

Aquatic Center ends season on high note

Sidney Aquatic Center concluded its summer season on a high note. “This seems to be quite a popular place to be,” Director Kiersten Richards said. “The kids love it. Everybody’s sad that we’re closing for the season, but with school startin...

 

High Plains Arts Council readies for new season

Sidney’s High Plains Art Council is ready for its 2017-18 season. The season begins with the Gulizia Brothers on Sept. 14. “Their speciality is the classics, and they’ve written their own music. Kind of a blues sound,” Carrie Brown, HPAC exec...

 

Community Shepherds aim to help Dalton-Gurley area

DALTON - A new non-profit group has formed to help the Dalton and Gurley communities, and the surrounding area, in whatever way they need help. The Dalton Community Shepherds gather in Dalton's former...

 

Community gathers supplies for hurricane victims

Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas Friday and historic flooding has displaced thousands. In response, Sidney VFW Post 610, Adams Trucking and Sidney Public Schools, along with Sidney’s businesses, are working together to send needed supplies t...

 

Library digital archive available online

Sidney Public Library’s online digital newspaper archive is now available. Sidney and Cheyenne County area newspapers from as far back as 1875 can now be searched from the comfort of home. “We get a lot of requests from people to find...

 

Old Settlers' Days starts Friday

LODGEPOLE - Lodgepole’s annual Old Settlers’ Days starts Friday. “It’s a celebration that was started 93 years ago,” Dianne Borm, event chairperson, said. “A group of people decided to get together down in the meadow to have a picnic and...

 

Landfill pursues $1M grant for new system

Sidney Landfill is pursuing two grants for $1 million to replace outmoded equipment. The city is applying for a Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality solid waste reduction grant and a Nebraska...

 

Mill Levy will increase for one year

Sidney’s mill levy will increase from 0.43 to 0.53, Ed Sadler, Sidney city manager, reported to the city council Tuesday at their regular meeting. “If you look at where your mill levy is going to be for operations budgets, the general fund and...

 

Library getting permanent makerspace

Sidney Public Library is getting a permanent maker-space workshop. A $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the library to purchase equipment and establish a telepresence with University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation...

 

Annual Potter Days coming soon

POTTER - The 86th annual Potter Days kicks off Thursday. The four-day event features many community activities, Erika Revord, Potter Days committee treasurer, said. "We're trying to bring back the...

 

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