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Career conference held Monday

The Southern Panhandle Sophomore Career Conference was held Monday at the WNCC Sidney campus. Sophomores from the following area schools attended: Sidney, Bridgeport, Garden County, Kimball, Creek...

 

King's Daughters annual holiday tradition

For more than a century, the King's Daughters have been providing food baskets to area families over the holiday season. Nearly 150 boxes that include ham, potatoes, vegetables, milk and eggs, to...

 

Top local light displays announced for annual house lighting contest

Many local houses are lit up to ring in Christmas, however one Sidney residence in particular grabbed the attention of judges during the annual Sidney House Lighting Contest. The Cheyenne County...

 

Winter storm season reminds drivers to slow down

It's that time of year again to brush snow off your car and take precautions when driving around Nebraska roadways. According to the Cheyenne, Wyo., National Weather Service Forecast Office, the...

 

Winter wonderland

Tuesday brought below freezing temperatures, wind, snow accumulation and school cancelations. According to the Cheyenne, Wyo., National Weather Service Forecast Office, the entire Nebraska Panhandle...

 

West students donate to Table of Grace

West Elementary School's sixth grade student council members held a book and blanket drive. The students collected books, blankets and pajama sets and donated their collection to Sidney's Table of...

 

Bookmobile cruises across the county to promote reading

Since 1962, Sidney Public Library's bookmobile has been traveling around Cheyenne County giving locals of all ages to opportunity to check out books. "The bookmobile allows us to provide library...

 

Holiday hobby turns into tradition

It's the time of the year when locals get into the holiday spirit by putting lights on their house and decorations in their yard. For the Tomsick family, the holidays wouldn't be the same without a sy...

 

Potter-Dix one act team takes runner-up at state

Potter-Dix took home second place at the state one act play competition in Norfolk Wednesday night, adding to its strong history in the competition. The team performed "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl at the...

 

Gloribells are ready to 'Ring in the Season'

The First United Methodist Church's Gloribells have been ringing in the holidays for 18 years. The Gloribells are getting their brass bells prepared for spreading the Christmas spirit at their annual...

 

Church donates stuffed bears to law enforcement agencies

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney donated small stuffed bears to local law enforcement agencies and Sidney Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning. The congregation donated money to purchase...

 

Sidney welcomes new $53 million hospital

Sidney Regional Medical Center officially opened its new facility Tuesday afternoon with a packed house for its ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony. Several locals and community members, as...

 

More than 30 booths at vendor, craft event

Several locals turned out for the Holiday Vendor and Hand Craft event at the Cheyenne County Community Center Gym last Sunday. More than 30 booths were set up offering a variety of businesses as well...

 

Locals pack Shelter House for Tree of Remembrance ceremony

Sidney Regional Medical Center Hospice's annual Tree of Remembrance ceremony brought out several locals to the Shelter House in Legion Park Thursday night. The ceremony featured a talk from Sidney...

 

Headed to state: Potter-Dix wins district one-act competition

Potter-Dix earned the top spot at the district one act play competition in Hyannis on Wednesday and will advance to the state competition next week. Potter-Dix presented "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl to...

 

Mintken-Davison Post 301 hosts "Sons of the American Legion" meeting

Dalton American Legion Mintken-Davison Post 301 will host a meeting Monday night to establish a Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) squadron. The Mintken-Davison Post 301 organizational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at Legion Hall...

 

Night of the Arts

The sixth annual "Night of the Arts" was held at Sidney High School Tuesday evening. The night featured a dinner, a silent auction, Jazz Band and vocal performances. The event ended with a One Act...

 

"House Lighting" contest to spread Christmas joy

The Cheyenne County Visitors Committee will hold its annual "House Lighting" contest next week. The contest has been going on for more than a decade to help promote Christmas spirit within the...

 

'Dreams for Teens' project seeks funds

For more than 20 years, Light Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sidney has been reaching out to local teens that may need financial assistance during Christmastime. The local mission project “Dreams for Teens” originated when former Sidney...

 

Toys for Tots gives back to local children

The annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program has been serving Cheyenne County for several years through the gift of giving, and continues to do so this year. The mission of the program...

 

Ceremony to remember loved ones during holiday season

Sidney Regional Medical Center Hospice's annual Tree of Remembrance ceremony will allow the community to remember loved ones this holiday season. The tree lighting tradition was typically held in the...

 

Cook receives state honor

Local veterinarian Ken Cook was recognized at this year's ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards ceremony in Ashland. Cook was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 40 years as a 4-H leader....

 

Christmas Kickoff on tap for Saturday

The annual Holidays in Hickory Square Christmas Kickoff will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to Bev Arellano of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, the event draws a couple hundred...

 

Increase in graduation rates for Nebraska high schools

Nebraska public high schools graduated nine out of every 10 seniors in 2015, setting a nearly 89 percent graduation rate. According to the Nebraska Department of Education, this is a slight decrease...

 

Christmas comes to life downtown

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hickory Street Square as setup starts for the Christmas kickoff. The event will be held Nov. 28. A mini train ride, parade of lights and the lighting of...

 

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