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 By Dan Fox    Community    February 1, 2017

Lodgepole parents, residents form citizen committees to discuss school board's concerns

A large group of residents gathered at Lodgepole Community Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to examine the available options for preventing the closure of their town's middle school. Closure of the Lodgepole...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    February 1, 2017

Renovations proposed for Hickory Square

Posted up at the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce are several conceptual renderings of proposed renovations to Hickory Square. Conceptual and proposed are the key words, because City Manager Ed...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 27, 2017

New PD badges connect Sidney's past and present

Next time you pass by a Sidney police officer, take note of the shining gold star pinned to their uniform. The Sidney Police Department is sporting new badges to commemorate the city's establishment...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 27, 2017

Chamber event to discuss dollars leaving Sidney area

How many dollars are Cheyenne County shoppers sending outside the region? Depending on the industry, the amount might be significant. The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Lunch and Learn over a retail leakage study which shows the...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 25, 2017

Cabela's announces quarterly report date

Cabela’s announced that it will release fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Thursday, Feb. 16. The company will not host a conference call with analysts or investors, or provide guidance in connection with the results, and will...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 25, 2017

Sesquicentennial event lineup announced

After working on the Sinful Sidney Sesquicentennial Celebration for almost ten months, joint efforts between the city of Sidney, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce and the Cheyenne County Visitors Center continue pushing the event towards...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 20, 2017

Gov. Ricketts stops in Sidney, talks budget, property tax relief

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts flew into the Sidney Municipal Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 18 as part of a string of stops around the state. After disembarking his plane and spending a few minutes...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 20, 2017

Data shows pool attendance almost doubled in 2016

Numbers comparing the new and old are in. In late December, the Sidney City Council received a presentation that set the 2015 and 2016 expenses, revenues and attendance numbers for the Sidney Aquatic Center side-by-side, showing the shift in cost...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 18, 2017

WNCC rolls out new agricultural program

In response to demand for job-ready workers in the agricultural field, Western Nebraska Community College will roll out a new Applied Agriculture Technologies program in the fall semester. Jason Stratman, WNCC dean of instruction and workforce develo...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 13, 2017

New study could help city focus on areas for economic development

Sidney City Council recently received a target market strategy study, which provides several likely avenues and industries for the city to pursue to spur economic growth. Tim Feemster from Foremost Quality Logistics, a consulting group that helped...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 13, 2017

Council considers changes to laws on alcoholic beverages

Sidney’s City Council is considering an amendment to the city’s liquor laws, including one change regarding consumption of liquor on city-owned property. An ordinance to alter the code was introduced on first reading at the Jan. 10 council meetin...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 11, 2017

Chamber plans retail leakage lunch and learn

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is planning a retail leakage lunch and learn for Thursday, Feb. 2 at noon. The meeting will be at Dude’s Steakhouse. Chamber president-CEO Denise Wilkinson said a retail leakage report will be discussed...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 6, 2017

School board discusses closing Lodgepole Middle School

On Tuesday, Jan. 3 the Creek Valley School Board held an open work session to discuss the numbers, and talk about potentially closing the school in Lodgepole as a cost-saving measure. Board President...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 4, 2017

2017 Legislative session dawns for Nebraska

On the cusp of the 2017 Nebraska legislative session, Senator-elect Steve Erdman of the 47th District has taxes on the brain, and he is not alone. When interviewed prior to being sworn into office on Jan. 4, Erdman – whose district includes...

 
 By Dan Fox    Community    January 4, 2017

Meet the newest member of our team

The Sidney Sun-Telegraph has hired Dan Fox as its new community reporter. Fox worked previously as the associate editor for West Newsmagazine in St. Louis, Missouri. He will take up the task of...

 

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