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 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 29, 2017 

Senator Erdman holds discussion

State Senator Steve Erdman, of Bayard, visited Sidney Friday to speak about the current legislative session. Erdman explained to an audience of 15 at Dude's Steakhouse problems facing the Legislature....

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 29, 2017 

Local hands help those in need

More than 150 parishioners from St. Patrick's Catholic Church spent Sunday packaging 20,000 meals for Helping Hands, a joint effort between Catholic Relief Services and Rise Against Hunger. "It's an...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 29, 2017 

Citywide inspections begin in April

Every property in Sidney will be inspected starting in April. City employees will be looking for basic violations, Ed Sadler, city manager, said. “We’re inspecting for the obvious,” Sadler said. “If you’ve got the car parked in the front ya...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 24, 2017

Car windows broken across city

Sidney Police Department is investigating damage to multiple vehicles that took place across Sidney Wednesday evening. “We are investigating a series of car windows getting broken throughout the community,” SPD Chief Joe Aikens said. “We’re...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 24, 2017

Bids out for city weed control

The City of Sidney has sent out bids for its weed control services. The action will save the city both money and resources, Ed Sadler, Sidney city manager, said. “I was curious as to whether we could find a better way to do it,” Sadler said....

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 24, 2017

Meals On Wheels in peril

Sidney's Meals on Wheels program serves 65 clients per day, on average. To provide 1,179 meals in February during its 23 days of service, it had a budget of $2,500. Sidney's Meals on Wheels receives...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 22, 2017

City expands defibrillator availability to all departments

Every City of Sidney department now has its own defibrillator. The city had three before, for Sidney’s police and fire departments and Sidney Aquatic Center, and has added 17 more, Ed Sadler, City Manager said. Sidney Public Library, Landfill, Elec...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 22, 2017

Sidney PD drug efforts

Sidney Police Department posted an application on its Facebook page March 14 inviting drug dealers to provide information on their competition, including name and address. After one week, the post has received 93,200 views and 651 shares. While the...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 17, 2017

State of Sidney gives context to residents

A State of Sidney meeting Wednesday, hosted by the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, gave residents context about some of the larger city and state efforts underway to improve the community. Ed... Full story

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 17, 2017

Parking Ordinance raises questions

A new ordinance being considered by the Sidney City Council would prohibit certain trucks from parking in any residential area. Ordinance 1787 specifies “motor carriers, common carriers or contract carriers” would not be allowed to stop or park... Full story

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 17, 2017

KSB bringing back Yard of the Month

Keep Sidney Beautiful is bringing back its Yard of the Month contest. The process begins in May with the first house to be named in June, Bev Arellano, KSB director, said. “We’ll drive around and look for the yard that looks really nice,”... Full story

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 15, 2017

Council member Mark Nienhueser steps down after accepting position in Omaha

Mark Nienhueser, Sidney city council member, is resigning from the council. In a letter to Mayor Joe Arterburn, Nienhueser explains he has “accepted a new job opportunity that will require I relocate.” Adding, “My new opportunity will require...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 15, 2017

SRMC named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Sidney Regional Medical Center has been named a top 100 critical access hospital by iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re very excited about it,” Jason Petik, SRMC CEO, said. “It’s something we’ve...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 10, 2017

Sidney reaches out to Colorado fire victims

Friday, Sidney High School students will be helping with fire relief efforts in Haxtun, Colorado. A state of emergency was declared in Logan County after a brush fire destroyed more than 30,000 acres...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 10, 2017

Sidney PD receives traffic safety grant

Sidney Police Department has received an $1,800 grant from the Nebraska Department of Roads Highway Safety Office. The funds will assist the SPD in obtaining two mobile radar units. “We qualify for this grant every year,” Police Chief Joe Aikens...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 3, 2017

Creek Valley Middle School students to move to Chappell

CHAPPELL - Creek Valley Middle School students will be attending classes in Chappell starting in August. Following a decision of the Creek Valley School District school board Monday, Creek Valley Middle School’s fifth and sixth grade students will...