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 By Don Ogle    News    July 20, 2018 

California Earthquake Nets Long Time Nebraska Farmers

In April 1906, the ground shook like never before in the San Francisco area when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devistated northern California, affecting thousands. Not many realize it, but that earthquak...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 20, 2018 

Sidney Child Found Safe With Amber Alert

Sheriff’s deputies in Logan County, Colo. found the subjects of an Amber Alert Wednesday evening, safely recovering a six-week old infant taken from Sidney. Sidney Police Department issued the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 18, 2018

Kansas Man Walks For Awareness

Each year a number of people walk, bike or stop going through Sidney on a trek near to their hearts. But just after the Fourth of July, one man came through on a walk across the U.S. he's taking the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 18, 2018

Girl Scout Project to Benefit Pets, Owners

A trio of Sidney Girls Scouts is currently working on the finishing touches of a project to help pets and pet owners. As they prepared to work toward a Silver Award, the highest possible for Girl Scou...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 11, 2018

Fair Opens This Week; PRCA Returns

Cheyenne County's Fair and Rodeo should be one not to miss as the Fair Board is pulling out all the stops this year with the best it could find for fun and entertainment. As always, 4-H activities...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 11, 2018

SPD Arrests One for Drug Possession

Sidney Police arrested a South Dakota man last week after an receiving a report of a woman who said she was injected with an unknown substance. Clayton V. Hall, 56, of Rapid City, SD was arrested...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 11, 2018

Harvest is in Full Swing

Cheyenne County's harvest slowly began with early cutting over the weekend, with the first loads of wheat being accepted at Frenchman Valley Coop elevator in Lodgepole Saturday. With the last few...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 6, 2018

Lukjan Anniversary Sees Business Progressing

Lukjan Metal Products celebrates its first year in production at its Sidney facility this month and the company's regional manger says they are pleased with the move and its results. "We're close...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 6, 2018

Fireworks

The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department once again wowed spectators with a spectacular fireworks show on July 3. Neighborhoods were also treated to independent displays until midnight July 4 as...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 29, 2018

One Arrested in Sidney Human Trafficking Task Force Operation

A Mitchell man was arrested Wednesday following an operation of the Panhandle Region Team of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. James Raymond Hill, 52, was arrested for solicitation of...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 29, 2018

Housing Authority Celebrates 65 Years of Service

With unanimous approval of the Sidney City Council, the Sidney Housing Authority was formed 65 years ago, the last formality on the way to the city taking over the Sioux Villa Housing Project from...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 27, 2018

Judge Dismisses Case Against Jenson

Allegations of civil rights violations against Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson have been dismissed by a federal judge. Judge Richard G. Korf dismissed claims against Jenson and Kevin Spencer, the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 22, 2018

Cops, Firemen to Mix It Up

Long standing jokes and folklore highlight the rivalry between police officers and firefighters. Memes, cartoons and even story lines on television embellish the differences between two sets of...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 22, 2018

Special Meeting Set to Examine Economic Development Plan

Sidney’s City Council will hold a special meeting Monday morning to examine a potential revision to the city’s economic development plan. If okayed by council, the revised plan would be sent to...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 20, 2018

South Sidney Drainage Project Ready for Ground Breaking

A project to protect Sidney homes and businesses in the general area of Western Nebraska Community College and the Case dealership is soon going to be a reality. Galen Wittrock, assistant manager...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 15, 2018

State of Sidney:

"We're strong, we're resilient, and we have a lot of positives." That was part of the message Sidney Mayor Joe Arterburn presented to a crowd of 120 Wednesday at the State of Sidney, presented by the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 13, 2018

Top Fish

A trio of buddies excitedly claimed the top prize at the Kids Fishing Day Saturday when they caught a sunfish tagged with a red tag, worth a $100 gift certificate at Cabela's. Shouts of "red tag! red...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 8, 2018

Storm Brings Rain, Hail

A late afternoon storm centered in the Lodgepole area built and gave the area some much needed rain, along with not-so-welcome hail in some areas of Cheyenne County. Officially, the storm produced...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 1, 2018

Sidney Girl Earns Highest Scout Honor

NORTH PLATTE - A Sidney Girl Scout was presented scouting's highest award this week, capping a life-long dedication to learning through Girl Scouts. In a ceremony held Tuesday, Sarah-Kate Splichal was...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 1, 2018

Gold Rush Days First Activity of Busy Month

Time is ticking down to the beginning of a busy month of activity, which begins in earnest next weekend with Gold Rush Days, which celebrates and entertains with activities reminiscent of the 1800s....

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 25, 2018

Remember: Memorial Day Services To Honor Fallen

This weekend officially kicks off the summer season for many, but Monday, the "end" of the holiday weekend, is the real reason for this important national holiday. Memorial Day, originally called...

 
 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...

 

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