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Planting The Future Pheasants Forever Promotes Safe Hunting, Developing Habitat

For some people, the most relaxing, peaceful moments are when hunting, specifically bird hunting. Opportunities to hunt are limited without efforts to maintain habitats. Pheasants Forever is a program...

 

Celebrating Decades Of Customer Service

There are those places in a community that develop a circular process. They become familiar to their clientele, and the clientele in turn becomes like family, which then attracts more customers. In...

 

Students Grade High Exploring Culture, Heritage

Everyone has a history, from our family name to our religious beliefs. Some are not so obvious, and others are well-recognized. Several Sidney High School students teamed up for a year-long study...

 

Police Receive Report Of Telephone Scam

A Sidney, resident was contacted about a lottery win resulting in the loss of $1,000. Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens said Monday the police department filed a report after a Sidney resident reported...

 

Chamber's Annual Banquet February 10

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to celebrate in grand style. The Chamber’s annual banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Country Inn Suites, 664 Chase....

 

Police Investigating Vehicle Theft

Sidney Police are investigating the theft of a trailer and two ATVs from Maddox Motors. The theft occurred between Oct. 23, 2017 and about 11:08 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018. An 8 x 10 single-axle aluminum...

 

Court Case Advances Against Christofferson

A Sidney man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Cheyenne County District Court on charges of Using a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony (Class II Felony), Terroristic Threats (Class IIIA Felony), and...

 

County Purchases Two Used Maintainers

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Tuesday approved the purchase of a 2012 John Deere 770G and a 2013 Caterpillar 12 M2. In December, the commissioners opened bids for the purchase of a new...

 

2018 Includes Mid-Term Elections

The 2018 year will include another chance for voters to decide their policy-makers and office holders. Deadlines are quickly approaching for voters and for candidates. On Jan. 14, voters can begin...

 

County Seeking Bids For Building Remodel

Cheyenne County has a building needing some work and the commissioners are seeking bids for the work. The Cheyenne County Commissioners announced Tuesday they are advertising for bids to remodel the b...

 

Officials Brace For 'Very Bad' Flu Season

Call it a proverb, a cliché or a accurate dose of motherly advice, but Benjamin Franklin's "an ounce of cure is worth a pound of cure" remains a valid approach this time of year. As temperatures...

 

'Store' Open To Serve Community Needs

The racks display recent additions of polo shirts, dress shirts, work uniforms and varied sports jerseys. To the right is an assortment of games. The women's section includes a wide variety of...

 

Mobile Lab Bridges EMT Training Gap

One of the mixed blessings of living in a rural community is the medical response. Frequently, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) responding to a call is a volunteer who has committed at least 150...

 

End of Year Complexities

I have to admit my usual reference to biking doesn't work. A guy can't spend much time on a bike, safely, when winter suddenly arrives with the single-digit readings and varieties of snow and ice. I...

 

Sidney Man Arrested In Stabbing Incident

Zackery Lee Clark, 22, of Sidney, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 27, on charges of Second Degree Assault and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony following a stabbing incident at 577 Deborah...

 

Chip Program Funding Remains In Question

On Dec. 21, Modern Healthcare reported the House and Senate reached a deal to keep the federal government operating through Jan. 19, 2018. However, the bill doesn’t address states needing funding...

 

Union Pacific Derails Near Sidney

Union Pacific Railroad officials are investigating the cause of a train derailment near Sidney Saturday. The westbound train derailed 22 cars near Sidney Christmas Eve between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.,...

 

State Bill Designed To Update Comm Centers

In the big screen and multiple television police dramas, law enforcement are linked to a communication center blending human compassion with the technology of 21st century version of "Tron" where...

 

Christmas Merriment

Sidney elementary students were out singing to businesses and passersby Wednesday. Students started on Holiday Break Thursday....

 

The Christmas Spirit In Action

Christmas feels a little different this year. I’ve spent more time on two wheels in the last few weeks than I have most of the summer, welcomed by unseasonable weather. The weather adjusted...

 

Commissioners Approve Pay Raises

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved a 3 percent pay increase for elected officials, all except themselves. The decision was made following an executive session of about 20 minutes. The i...

 

Being Blessed While Spreading Christmas Blessings

The oven is open, expelling heat and the aroma of a freshly-baked turkey. On the other side of the kitchen, Grandma is busy with the finishing touches on her recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie while...

 

King's Daughters Distribute Annual Christmas Boxes

Christmas cheer is being delivered to area residents in many forms via the local King's Daughter's organization. The cheer comes in the form of a sweet treat, warm gloves or a Christmas meal. "About...

 

Sidney 1-1 In Weekend Action

Sometimes building up a big lead can lead to a big letdown. The Red Raiders almost learned that lesson the hard way, but were able to hold on for the win against an aggressive and determined Fort...

 

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