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 By Don Ogle    News    January 19, 2018 

TeamMates Recognizes Chamber

TeamMates mentoring program, founded to provide support and encouragement for students, held its local appreciation social Monday, recognizing the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce with the Friends...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 19, 2018 

Cameras Approved For County Building Security

Cheyenne County Commissioners approved security cameras for the county weed building at their meeting Tuesday. The action was taken on a recommendation in part by Ron Leal, Region 21 Emergency...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 17, 2018

County Receives Bridge Replacement Funds

Cheyenne County has once again been approved for funding to replace a defective bridge. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced a Cheyenne County project was one of 22 proposals...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 17, 2018

Sidney Wrestlers Go Perfect In Recent Duals

Sidney wrestlers added six wins to their dual meet record last week, first toppling Bridgeport on the road Thursday, evening, then winning all five matches at the UNK Midwest Duals Tournament in...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 12, 2018

School Threat

Sidney school students were met at the door by law enforcement officers and administrators as they went to school Wednesday, the result of a message found scribbled on a bathroom wall Tuesday. The...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 12, 2018

City Council Dispatches Short Agenda

Sidney’s Aquatic Center will make some scheduling changes next summer as it works to become more efficient with employee time and associated costs. In November, council heard from Parks...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 10, 2018

Raider Wrestlers Win Ogallala Dual

At their season's halfway point the Sidney Red Raider wrestling team is going strong, topping the competition at the Western Trails Tournament Thursday, followed by taking first place honors at the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 5, 2018

Office Hopefuls Begin To File For Election

There will be a changing of the guard in some elected positions next year, with at least two current office holders choosing not to file for re-election this year. For 41 years, 42 by the end of her...

 

Be Prepared: Emergency Procedures Planned To Maintain Safety, Traffic Flow

Thursday's snow ended up without serious problems for street crews or drivers, but the crews and others in charge of the city's snow removal plans were ready anyway. Hank Radtke, city street...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 20, 2017

Visitors Center Takes On New Role

Beginning Jan. 1, Sidney will begin to play a role in providing tourism information to travelers with interest in western Nebraska. The Sidney Visitor's Center already plays a large role in promoting...

 

Christmas Light Winners

Winners were announced this week for the annual Christmas House Lighting Contest, sponsored by the Cheyenne County Tourism Board. Four winners were awarded. First place went to the Cook household...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 15, 2017

Review Leaves Leyton With Difficult Decisions

Leyton’s school board will be wrestling with a difficult decision in the coming weeks. At its meeting Wednesday, the board was presented with information that could potentially see significant...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 13, 2017

Sidney Schools Test High Against State

Sidney schools are among the top in the state, according to recently released reports released by the Cheyenne County School District #1 (Sidney). The report shows Sidney test results are...

 

Fixit Station

Sarah-Kate Splichal joined city parks department workers to install the first bike Fixit station along the city's trail system last week, bringing to life an idea approved by the Sidney City Council...

 

Tree of Remembrance

Sidney Regional Medical Center's Hospice Program hosted its annual Tree of Remembrance Ceremony last week. The program included a performance by The Glory Bells and others offering inspirational...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 13, 2017

Potter-Dix Adds Two Wins

Potter-Dix girls jumped out hard on Creek Valley Friday, then outlasted a late Lady Storm attempt at overcoming the large lead built by the Lady Coyotes early. Potter-Dix moved to 2-1 on the season...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 13, 2017

Creek Valley Splits Weekend Contests

Creek Valley's boys split contests over the weekend, man handling Potter-Dix Friday, then losing to Bayard Saturday. The Storm whirled around Potter-Dix, using its experience and a tough defense to...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    December 8, 2017

New Sixth Grade 'Student' Learns Valuable Lesson

When Gene Russell arrived for his first day of sixth grade at Sidney's West Elementary, he, like others before him, didn't quite know what to expect. But after a couple of hours, Russell's new...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    December 8, 2017

And Then There Was One: Sidney Spellers Meet For Verbal Contest

The contestants assembled at the designated time. The officials took their places, making sure rules are followed and goals are met, or defined when missed. It was an afternoon of competing with each...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    December 6, 2017

Santa Visits Hickory Square

Santa greets an excited young fan just prior to lighting the Christmas Tree in Hickory Square Saturday....

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 6, 2017

Raiders Make Good Showing

Sidney's Red Raider boys basketball team is off and running in its new season, and already the Raiders have shown a lot to Coach Austin Lewis. Like last year, the Raiders' opening games were in the We...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 1, 2017

Aquatic Center Second Year Attendance Rises

In an abbreviated agenda, the Sidney City Council heard Tuesday that attendance for the Sidney Aquatic Center rose by nearly 300 in its second year. After approving minutes from its last meeting,...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    December 1, 2017

Christmas Activities Kick Off Saturday

Downtown Christmas activities kick into high gear this weekend with activities in Hickory Square and the Post Commanders Home. Sponsored by the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce and City of Sidney,...

 

Students Behind The Camera With Sidney High Television Program

What started out as a club experiment five years ago has turned into a popular class that is the envy of programs across the state. It started when Sidney High School teachers Matt McKay and Roger...

 

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