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 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...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 28, 2017

Sidney seniors continue to improve, finish third while hosting tournament

Beginning to find their game, Sidney's American Legion baseball players finished third in their own Senior Baseball Tournament over the weekend. Sidney opened the tournament by controlling Gordon...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 23, 2017

Sidney Seniors putting their game together

For the first time this season, Sidney’s American Legion senior baseball team was able to field nearly its full roster Wednesday as it hosted Bridgeport at Legion Field. Camps, injuries and the normal range of summer activity had previously...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 21, 2017

Sidney wrestlers make their mark in national competition

A Sidney quartet made their marks on the national wrestling ranks last week, competing in the AAU (Ameture Athletic Union) Scholastic Duals in Florida. The five-day event, also known as the Disney...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 16, 2017

U.S. Open has Sidney tie

Even the non-golfer can appreciate one facet of the U.S. Open golf championship this weekend, armed with the knowledge that the lush greenery of the Erin Hills Golf Course has a Sidney connection. Located at Erin, Wisconsin, 35 miles northwest of...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 16, 2017

Stanley headed to nationals

A Sidney teen is on her way to compete in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo this weekend. Reece Stanley, an eighth grader at Sidney Middle School, earned a spot on the Nebraska Junior High Rodeo...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 14, 2017

Downtown Sounds series returns

Sidney’s downtown Hickory Square will come alive Friday as the Downtown Sounds Music in the Square series kicks off for the summer. Based on a recommendation from officials in neighboring Alliance, The Max Temple Band from Spearfish, South Dakota...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 14, 2017

Cabela's hosts successful weekend of fishing

Sidney's Legion Park Pond was a center of activity over the past week, culminating with the Cabela's Kids Fishing Day Saturday. Setting up the weekend, Cabela's officials and Pleasant Valley Fish...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 14, 2017

Lots of baseball action next weekend in Sidney

Baseball fans won’t be left wanting the weekend of June 23-25, as a pair of tournaments for players from nine years old and up provide action in Legion Park. Action begins Friday when American...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 9, 2017

Seniors win behind big fifth inning

Sidney's Senior Legion Baseball team blasted in five runs in the fifth inning, four of them with two outs, then held off a powerful Alliance squad in the final two innings to collect an 8-4 win...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 7, 2017

Legislator Erdman proposes tax plan

Going into his first session as a state legislator, Bayard’s Steve Erdman wasn’t sure what the work would be like. And after 30 days of wrangling over the Legislature’s operating rules, he was afraid it was going to be monotonous duty. But...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 7, 2017

Cabela's Fishing Day set for this weekend at pond

One of the biggest youth activity days of the summer is Saturday, when hundreds of youth line the shores of the pond in Legion Park for Cabela’s Kids Fishing Day. Activities get underway at 8:30 a.m., running until 11 a.m. Youngsters 12 and under...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 2, 2017

Sidney Legion teams play home openers

Sidney's American Legion baseball teams made their first appearance at home Wednesday, hosting Gering in action at Legion Field. It marked the first time in two years Sidney has fielded both Junior...

 

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