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 By Don Ogle    Community    May 23, 2018 

Ball Honors Service in Armed Forces

Sidney residents closed out Armed Forces Day Saturday with a first-ever local Armed Forces Ball and the results were far better than any of its organizers could imagine. "We thought we would have a...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 16, 2018

Sidney High Graduates 93

Friends, family and well wishers packed Sidney High School's gymnasium to overflowing Sunday as the Class of 2018 closed the book on their high school days. With the motto "Chase your dreams, but alwa...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 16, 2018

Leyton Graduation a Family Affair

Family was the theme of Leyton High School's graduation Saturday, as speakers continually referred to class members not only as classmates, but members of a "family." With 11 graduates, class members...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 9, 2018

Torch Run Draws Strength From Local Participants

Local law enforcement personnel are once again gearing up to support Special Olympics with its annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torn Run. Each year, the Special Olympics benefits from proceeds...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 9, 2018

Law Ride Celebrates 10 Years

Hundreds of riders will stream toward the middle of Nebraska this weekend, participating in the 10th Annual Law Enforcement Ride. From both ends of the state they’ll travel, meeting in Grand Island...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 4, 2018

County Will See Lower Tax Valuations

A recommendation by the Cheyenne County Assessor's Office to lower the percentages on which property tax values are based has been approved by the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission. Last...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 27, 2018

No Crown, But Cole Still Wins

OMAHA - Sidney's Ylani Cole didn't come away with the Mrs. Nebraska crown at the Mrs. Nebraska Pageant last weekend, but that is secondary to what she did gain. "I won so much more than a crown and a...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 18, 2018

Spring Storm Cripples Area

A hard-hitting spring storm that hit the area Friday left more than a hundred motorists stranded around Sidney, and electric customers from Sidney to Lake McConaughy without power for between 24 and...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 18, 2018

Firemen Honor 175 Years Of Service

Sidney volunteer firemen gathered Saturday evening to honor their own, with awards and recognition going out to 10 firefighters with a cumulative total of 175 years of service to the community. Firema...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 13, 2018

Mrs. Cheyenne County In Final Countdown Toward Pageant

In just a little more than a week, Ylani Cole will join nine other women from across Nebraska, vying for the title Mrs. Nebraska America and a chance at Mrs. America. As of Monday, she was still...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 13, 2018

Activity Celebrates Young Children

Those who work with youth will celebrate Week of the Young Child next week, and in our area, the celebration kicks off tonight. “Celebrating Our Youngest Learners” opens to students and their...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 13, 2018

Girl's Day Out Saturday

A day out with friends is on tap for the girls Saturday, when Girl’s Day Out provides the opportunity for plenty of visiting, the chance to support local businesses, along with a little “shopping...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 13, 2018
 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 11, 2018

Pilot Escapes Injury In Plane Crash

A Colorado man escaped injury when his home built lightweight airplane lost power and he made a crash landing along Interstate 80 late Saturday afternoon. Ty Witt, 21, of Lamar, Colorado was moving...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 11, 2018

Cheyenne County Could See Lower Property Valuations

A recommendation by the Cheyenne County Assessor has been accepted by the Nebraska Department of Revenue to be forwarded to potentially lower the level at which properties are taxed. Cheyenne County...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 6, 2018

Republicans Hold County Convention

Cheyenne County Republican leaders met in convention this week, choosing its leadership and delegates to the state convention in June. Part of the lightly-attended gathering included discussion to...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 4, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt

A young Easter egg hunt participant lays claim to one of the larger prizes offered at the event, a canister of drawing chalk. Youngsters braved below-freezing temperatures for the annual event,...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    March 30, 2018

Sidney Choir Invited to Carnegie Hall

Sidney High School's choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York city next month. The choir, under the direction of David Mead, received the invitation after performing the work...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    March 30, 2018

Multi-Generational Prom Closes Out Project

Raiders Reaching Out, an extension of Sidney High School's human development class, closed out a special project Friday with a multi-generational prom that capped a months-long project where class mem...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 28, 2018

State Takes Control of Sidney Nursing Home: Patients Not Endangered by Action

A Sidney nursing home and assisted living center are among a group of facilities across Nebraska affected by a move by the State of Nebraska. The state has taken control of 21 nursing homes around...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 23, 2018

About 200 Students Attend WNCC's Sophomore Career Conference

Creek Valley's School Board upheld a teacher's release at a hearing Tuesday, continuing an action authorized at its February board meeting. The release was not due to any wrongdoing of business...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 23, 2018

Creek Valley Board Upholds Teacher Release

Creek Valley’s School Board upheld a teacher’s release at a hearing Tuesday, continuing an action authorized at its February board meeting. The release was not due to any wrongdoing of business...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 21, 2018

Activity Brings Generations Together

Raiders Reaching Out, a project of the human development class at Sidney High School, is hosting an event Friday that will bring young and old together to share experiences. The class, along with help...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    March 21, 2018

Local Students Qualify For State Speech Competition

Potter-Dix and Leyton High Schools won their respective divisions in district speech contests last week, as each local school qualified at least one student for this week's State Speech...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 16, 2018

Grass Fire

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small grass fire at the top of Haskell Hill Road Tuesday, extinguishing the blaze quickly. No cause for the fire was determined....

 

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