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Dunning arrested in Colorado

After more than a week of pursuit, Elijah Mason Dunning, 21, was arrested in Broomfield, Colorado, on five charges: theft by receiving stolen property, a Class 2A felony; possession of a deadly weapon...

 

New traffic light coming in December

A new traffic light for the intersection of Illinois Street and 13th Avenue is scheduled to be shipped on Dec. 5, with installation to occur before the end of the year. "I would expect for us to see...

 

Night at the Races Coming

Cheyenne County Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Night at the Races event on Nov. 18 at the Sidney Elks Club. The Chamber fundraiser event is "a fun time for the community to get...

 

Visitors Center director under fire

With expenses increasing for Cheyenne County Visitors Center, County Commissioners Monday questioned the effectiveness of its director, Heather Hausmann. Promotions fund expenses have increased...

 

EMT Balandran honored for 20 years of service

Tony Balandran of Sidney was honored by Regional West Health Services for his 20 years of service as an emergency medical technician. Balandran described the recognition as "wonderful" and "rewarding....

 

CAPWN launches holiday food, coat drive

Community Action Partners of Western Nebraska in Sidney has launched a food drive and coat drive leading up to the holidays. The non-profit helps people from Cheyenne, Kimball and Deuel counties, and...

 

City, MEAN dispute going to state supreme court

City of Sidney's dispute with energy-provider MEAN (Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska) is going to the state supreme court, J. Leef, city attorney, informed the city council on Nov. 24. "This is not something that often comes up," Leef remarked....

 

Shop With a Cop taking donations

Shop With a Cop is now taking donations. "It's a program where the cops get together and we help children with families who might be having a hard time getting some Christmas gifts together," SPD Offi...

 

Makerspace to be unveiled Dec. 5

Sidney Public Library's MakerSpace will be unveiled Dec. 5 with a Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event. "We'll have drinks and h'ors d'oeuvres," Andrew Sherman, library...

 

St. Patrick's Autumn Festival this Sunday

St. Patrick's Catholic Church holds its annual Autumn Festival this Sunday. "We used to call it the bazaar, and it's happened in this parish for lots and lots of years," Pat Mertz, pastoral minister,...

 

Wheat Belt challenges sign ordinance;

Tim Lindahl, Wheat Belt PPD CEO, protested Sidney's sign ordinance Tuesday after the company's 2104 Illinois St. facility was cited. The Wheat Belt building was used in promoting the ordinance,...

 

Trunk or Treat set to be biggest yet

More than 30 trunks are participating in the city’s Halloween Trunk or Treat, making it the most the event has ever featured. “It’s pretty exciting,” Kim Phillips, event committee member, said. “That means we’re getting people involved an...

 

SHS sextet performing at NSAA finals

Sidney High School's sextet singing group has been selected to sing the national anthem at the 2017 Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) football championship finals Nov. 21 at University of...

 

Cool Kids Club celebrates 16 years

Sidney's Cool Kids Club program celebrated its 16th year with Lights Out After School Thursday at North Elementary. "Lights on After School is a celebration once a year," Kim Hofrock, CKC director,...

 

LifeSmiles buys Halloween candy, saves smiles

With its annual candy buyback event, LifeSmiles of Sidney is both creating and saving smiles. The event, in its ninth year, buys back candy by the pound from children after Halloween "We invite...

 

SPNRD taking conservation tree orders

South Platte Natural Resources District is now taking orders for conservation tree seedlings. The program benefits landowners and producers across the state of Nebraska, Galen Wittrock, SPNRD assistant manager, said. “It’s set up for...

 

City, County dispute CCECC agreement

Changes to the interlocal cooperation agreement between Cheyenne County and City of Sidney for the Emergency Communications Center created a dispute between city and county officials serving on the CCECC authority board. Sidney City Council asked for...

 

SPS meeting substitute shortfall

Nebraska’s rural school districts are struggling to find substitute teachers. Sidney Public Schools faces the same challenge, Jay Ehler, SPS superintendent, said. “We have had struggles in the past having enough substitute teachers,” Ehler...

 

Lee raising funds to provide kids with hot lunches

Jeremy Lee, a Black Hills Energy employee, has started a non-profit to provide Cheyenne County children with funds to afford hot lunches and also to pay off outstanding lunch debt. A fundraiser dinner is planned for Oct. 28 at the Cheyenne County...

 

Egging Art classes move to studio home

Cindi Egging's Art 4 All Ages has moved from downtown Jackson Street to her Linden Street home. Egging refurbished a space to serve as both her personal studio and to teach art classes to students of...

 

Commissioners concerned about CCECC agreement

Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday expressed concerns over amendments to its interlocal cooperation agreement with City of Sidney for the Emergency Communications Center. The city pays 65 percent of the CCECC’s expenses and the county 35...

 

OUT OF THE DARKNESS - Suicide Prevention Walk

Sidney's third annual Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk in Legion Park Saturday attracted nearly 25 participants. "We're here again to raise awareness and provide those peer supports, let...

 

SHS track getting resurfaced

Sidney High School's Weymouth Field track is set to be resurfaced in 2018. "We've lost a little crumb rubber," Mike Brockhaus, SHS activities director, said, "so we're looking at options of putting...

 

City economic development "kicking into high gear"

Sidney's economic development efforts are "kicking into high gear." Melissa Norgard, economic development director, reported to the Sidney City Council Tuesday on current efforts to promote the...

 

Water Dept. repairs leaks after accident

A tow-truck lost its brakes and struck a fire hydrant at 10th Avenue and Forrest Street on Oct. 6. Sidney Water Department crews spent the cold, moist Friday repairing the hydrant and the series of le...

 

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