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 By Don Ogle    Sports    October 11, 2017

Lady Raiders Western Conference champs

Sidney's Lady Raiders rose to the top of the always-tough Western Conference Saturday, walking away from the Cabela's Athletic Facility with the conference championship in hand. Sidney captured the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    October 6, 2017

Memorial plaques available again

On 20 concrete stands in Sidney's Legion Park, hundreds of Cheyenne County residents who served their country are remembered at the War Memorial near the park's southwest entrance. According to...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    October 6, 2017

Middle School cross country runners to State

Friday afternoon a bus full of athletes and coaches will head to the other end of Nebraska for Sidney school district's first state athletic competition. Last week, the athletes, cross country...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    October 4, 2017

Sidney boys first, girls second in cross country Western Conference

A day of personal bests and fierce competition saw Sidney High School capture two of three conference crowns up for grabs. Sidney hosted the Western Conference Cross Country meet Saturday, with...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 29, 2017

Dorwart retires after 50 years in U.S. Navy

Fifty years ago a young Sidney man found his way into the Navy. A week ago today, that man retired as a highly respected man of God and of the Navy, who would remain serving both capacities if he...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 27, 2017

Bass Pro Shops acquisition of Cabela's complete

Through SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) filings and a combined press release, Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops announced the companies' merger was completed Monday, with Bass Pro acquiring the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 27, 2017

Fur Harvesters Convention

As attendees continued to roll in Saturday morning, local organizers were already counting the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Convention a success. "I've been trying to get it here for a long time," said...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    September 27, 2017

Raider volleyball wins 2 in tourney

Sidney went into the weekend strong, off triangular wins against Gering and Kimball Thursday in the Cabela's Athletic Facility. It appeared Gering might trip up Sidney's hopes early, taking a 25-15...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    September 22, 2017

Leyton takes two in triangular

Leyton's Lady Warriors improved to 8-3 on the season thanks to a pair of straight-set wins in triangular action in Dalton Tuesday. Leyton made short work of Garden County in the evening opener,...

 

Years of work go to brighten Texas victims days

For much of the past week Sidney residents have worked to help provide for the needs of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. Spearheaded by Sidney VFW Post 610, Adams Trucking and Sidney Public...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 8, 2017

Regulators approve Foremost Bank sale

A final piece of the puzzle in the sale of Cabela’s was put into place Wednesday. That piece, the approval by the federal regulators for a Georgia bank to acquire Cabela’s banking operation, was announced Wednesday. In an SEC filing, Cabela’s...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    September 8, 2017

Lady Red Raiders shine in home opener

Sidney's Lady Raiders gave the home town crowd a treat in their home opener Tuesday, using a powerful net game to notch a straight-set, 25-14, 25-22, 25-15 win over Mitchell. Sidney opened up a quick...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    August 16, 2017

Sidney Shooting Park holds open house at archery range

Sidney Shooting Park held an open house Saturday to showcase its newly refurbished archery range. "We wanted to show people the increased availability of shooting options in the area," said club...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 2, 2017

Trailer fire results in response from four local departments

Four fire departments responded to a fire that originated on Interstate 80 over the weekend and spread into nearby grassland, placing a feedlot and cattle nearby pastures in danger. Sidney Volunteer...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 19, 2017

Hwy. 30 segment closed through end of week

City officials have received word from the Nebraska Department of Transportation that Hwy. 30 between 5th Avenue and Fort Sidney Road will be closed beginning today and will reopen at the end of the day on Friday. During construction work and...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 12, 2017

Holiday dinners in danger

For 25 years, volunteers have worked to provide holiday meals to those without family in close proximity to Sidney, or those unable to make the meals themselves. It started with Christmas, when Ella Mae Goranson first saw the need and organized a...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 7, 2017

Wheat Harvest underway

Harvest has begun in Cheyenne County, with farmers pulling into fields in the northeast corner of the county this week. Combines made test cuts in a few fields prior to the Fourth of July, but...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 5, 2017

WING Task Force makes two Sidney arrests

Two Sidney residents were arrested on felony charges Friday as local law enforcement personnel from the Western Nebraska Intelligence Group (WING) Task Force investigated a report of drugs being...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    July 5, 2017

Best in the World

FORSYTHE, Mont. - Sidney area shooters hit the mark, and often, at a competitive match in mid-June, bringing home first place recognition in three events and second in two others. And this isn't your...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 30, 2017

Caution urged as fireworks make their annual appearance

Already the screeches, crackles and pop, pop, pop of fireworks can be heard throughout the city, signaling the approach of the Fourth of July. The annual celebration is a time for thoughts to turn to...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 30, 2017

Potter's Combs an inaugural 8 Man Coaches Hall of Fame inductee

To many, he was simply “Coach.” To others, “Mr. Combs.” But to all within the Potter community, Al Combs was for many years held in high regard, both within the confines of the school and in t...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 28, 2017

Potter Car Bowl features 70 cars

POTTER - Potter's third annual Car Bowl Saturday brought people from near and far to admire cars and enjoy a melodrama. The event brought nearly 70 classic and antique vehicles to the day's car show,...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 28, 2017

Cancer treatment, Sidney 12U win big in Wood Bat Tournament

Striking out cancer was the main goal of a baseball tournament over the weekend that brought 15 teams to play in Legion Park. The tournament, in its fourth year, was a fund raiser with funds going toward local cancer treatment efforts. Along the way,...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 28, 2017

Chappell wins Legion Senior Tourney crown

Chappell teams made a strong showing at the Sidney American Legion Baseball Tournament over the weekend, both vying for spots in the championship. Essentially a junior (Buckley) and a senior (Chappell) team, both showed they came to play ball, with...

 

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