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The wait is over

The Sidney High School football team opens the 2014 season today at Weymouth Field, hosting Chadron at 7 p.m. The Red Raiders will be looking to return to the state playoffs for the second... Full story

 

Pot arrests of drivers bring financial strain

The flow of marijuana out of Colorado and into Nebraska is putting a strain on law enforcement and county attorneys in bordering communities. There were more than 60 marijuana-related arrests in Cheyenne County in 2013. Officials say this number has...

 

Health care costs cause Sidney to trim budget

Sidney was forced to make some tough decisions regarding the 2014-2015 proposed budget once staff learned of major increases in health care costs for the coming year. “We did have some unexpected challenges with health insurance costs,” said...

 

Demo planned for city-owned downtown building

The city will move forward with plans to demolish the old Elwell building in downtown Sidney, with extra precautions for asbestos removal. The city council approved a bid Tuesday night of approximately $17,000 from Darin Vannatter to tear down the...

 

Pürevolution salon aims to be cut above

Pürevolution will bring a city feel to Sidney, said owner Arik Lafler. The full-service salon, located at 1745 Illinois St., will hold its grand opening on Monday. Although Lafler has worked for othe...

 

Construction begins on Cabela's expansion

Construction in underway at the site of the Cabela's corporate campus expansion, west of the company's current location on Old Post Road. The work is part of phase one of the redevelopment planned for...

 

Sidney students learn about house flipping

Sidney High School students planning to flip a house learned about building requirements last week from Sidney's Chief Building Official, Brad Rowan. Students from the school's design and...

 

Medical Center progress

As work continues on the new Sidney Regional Medical Center building, workers placed second floor support beams for the structure on Thursday.... Full story

 

Sidney tops national mark on ACT scores

Even with 100 percent of its students taking the ACT, Sidney High School students still scored higher on the test than the national average. Sidney’s graduating class of 2014 achieved a composite score of 21.5, while the national composite score...

 

Authorities: Texting led to fatal crash involving teens

A local teen is accused of texting while driving before he was involved in a head-on collision that killed a 19-year-old Chappell girl last month. Hayden Graham, 16 of Sidney, was traveling west on Highway 30 about five miles east of Sidney when he...

 

Tales of a coffee-holic: Goodbye, Sidney

There are a lot of things I’ll miss about Sidney and quite a few that I won’t. As I prepare to leave for a new job at the beginning of September and look back on my year here, I’ve learned a ton and met many people who I’ll never forget....

 

New pastor working to spread the word

Dr. Curtiss Davis is an evangelist first and a pastor second. Davis, who began preaching at Sidney's First Christian Church at the beginning of August hopes to draw more people to his congregation....

 

Good help, lodging becoming harder to find

It’s no secret that finding and retaining employees in Sidney is a problem for many types of businesses. Fast-food restaurants struggle to keep employees with so many job opening available. Businesses who require skilled workers have a hard time...

 

County fair loses nearly $20,000

Although the Cheyenne County fair board lost nearly $20,000 during this year's festivities, fair board representative Kip Miller still feels positively about the event. "It's up and coming," Miller sa...

 

City dismisses road fees for Croell

The city planning commission voted Monday to rescind a $1,000 per month road fee to Croell Redi Mix that was meant to pay for road maintenance near its operation. Robert England, a member of the planning commission and manager of Croell’s local...

 

Drug-related arrests are on the rise in Cheyenne County

The availability of drugs in the Sidney area and the problems that accompany drug use are the most pressing issues facing local law enforcement, according to Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson and Si...

 

New building and new business at Sidney Airport

A terminal building scheduled for construction in the spring at the Sidney Airport will be a place for flight crews to rest. The Sidney Airport Authority opened bids for the 2,500 square foot...

 

The Happening draws potential employees

Many of the 19 area employers and 11 local organizations that took part in The Happening, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce's first career fair, counted the event a success. The Happening took...

 

Old window replacement brings new concerns

Conversation at Tuesday's Cheyenne County Historical Association board meeting broke into an angry debate over the board's decision to replace the historic windows in a local land mark with modern one...

 

Tales of a coffee-holic: Your face is not that great

Please stop taking selfies. For those of you who don’t know, a selfie is a photo one takes of oneself, usually on a cellphone. These photos are generally close-up face shots of people going about their daily business and trying to convince...

 

House fire causes extensive damage

Smoke billowed out the back of 1714 Maple St. on Tuesday as volunteer firefighters worked to put out a blaze trapped between the kitchen ceiling and the attic floor. There was no one home when... Full story

 

House fire causes extensive damage

Firefighters work on the roof at 1714 Maple street.... Full story

 

State won't count Sidney's 'excellent' NeSA scores

For the second year in a row Nebraska State Accountability or NeSA writing test scores for eighth and 11th graders will not count toward state rankings. Although the scores weren’t counted in rankings last year, this year, the scores won’t even...

 

Scammers pose as city power department

Several citizens have been contacted by individuals claiming the be the Sidney Power Department or Wheatbelt Public Power. These individuals inform the residents that their power bill is delinquent and that it will be turned off if they don’t pay....

 

Back to school, back to safety

When school starts on Aug. 18 drivers need to keep a watchful eye for pedestrians big and small. “We’re going to have all kinds of kids out, we’ve got new drivers coming out,” said Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson. Both Jenson and...

 

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