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Landfill Fees to See Increase

The Sidney City Council approved an increase in landfill rates designed to cover costs of improvements and planning for future investments. City Manager Ed Sadler said the proposal changes the rate...

 

Council Approves 4-acre Subdivision

The Sidney Council approved a subdivision request by the City’s Economic Development office subdividing a 4.03 acre tract in the Sidney Business Park Addition.  The request was made on behalf of...

 

Chautauqua Ice Cream Social

Clara Bowcut, left, shares some ice cream with Kathy Scripp during the Chautauqua kickoff at the Fort Sidney Museum Wednesday. The evening social included an introduction of Chautauqua characters in...

 

Cheyenne County Man Drafted to WWI, Misses Action and Spanish Flu

In the early part of the 20th century, John Lingwall was a young man more concerned with the horses and cattle on the family farm than global politics. That all changed when he received his draft...

 

Chamber Welcomes New Director

In April it was announced that Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce President Denise Wilkinson was resigning for a similar position in a bigger market. Monday, her replacement and the newest Chamber...

 

Community Celebrates Gold Rush Days

The tents were up. Campfires were blazing with coffee pots keeping their black gold hot over the open fire. The cooks were busy serving heaping helpings of scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy as...

 

Teacher Programs Focus on Student Enrichment

Students change. Education expectations change. Therefore, teachers need more “tools” at their disposal, and several teachers this summer are working on just that. At Monday’s Sidney school...

 

50-plus Year Flower Garden Sold

The experience greets visitors before crossing the threshold. Entering the dirt driveway at certain times of the year, a visitor is welcomed with the warm scent of fresh flowers, irises to be...

 

Davis Presents Talk on WWI Impact on Today

The United States entered World War I, then a European conflict, as a result of aggression by Germany. Consequences of that decision are being felt 100 years later, according to Spencer Davis, guest...

 

Commissioners Okay Three-Year GIS Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners agreed to a three-year contract for GIS mapping services. The agreement came after lengthy discussion on options offered by the mapping company. The discussion item...

 

Community Research Results Unveiled

When "normal" suddenly changes, it is often an opportunity to review what is being done, what needs to change and how to change it. The same can be said of when a community is going through an...

 

Sidney Community Recognizes Fallen Heroes

The hillside grasses were green of a mid-spring day, accented by seemingly appropriate overcast sky and the numerous markers. The Sidney community took time from the holiday weekend to remember those...

 

County Renews Ambulance Agreement with Regional West

The Cheyenne County Commissioners met in a special meeting Tuesday to discuss hiring a new Tourism Director and to consider approval of a revised Ambulance Agreement with Regional West Medical...

 

Council Gives Go-Ahead for Landfill Upgrades

The Sidney City Council Tuesday gave the green light to purchasing needed equipment for the Sidney Solid Waste Landfill. The City of Sidney has a dilemma. Necessary equipment at the landfill needs rep...

 

Fourth Grade Closes Project

Fourth grade students closed out a two-year project this week, showing their work on the last of 150 agriculture-related jobs. During the presentation, this year's fourth graders were joined at Centra...

 

Oil and Gas Commission Hosting Traveling Art Show

The Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission office at 922 Illinois St., Sidney, is hosting the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs(ANAC) Traveling Art Show. The exhibit will be on display and available for...

 

County Updated on Landfill Issues

The Cheyenne County Commissioners met with Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler Monday to discuss maintaining efficient trash pickup and processing. The meeting was scheduled to approve an addendum to the...

 

County Clerk Confirms Primary Election Results

Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh confirmed the results of the Primary Election with Melody Keller winning the County Assessor seat with 867 votes to incumbent Sybil Prosser’s 486. The top...

 

Commissioners Interview Tourism Director Candidates

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday were busy trying to fill the position of Tourism Director, interviewing five candidates in a public meeting. Tourism Director Heather Hausmann has resigned....

 

Voters Elect New County Assessor

The Cheyenne County voters made their decision Tuesday, choosing a new name for county assessor. Voters chose Melody Keller over Sybil Prosser by a margin of 860 to 479, according to the unofficial...

 

14 Seniors Complete Creek Valley Requirements

The best way to succeed in life is to draw your own map, and follow it. Creek Valley School District Superintendent Ron Howard encouraged students not to expect a specific formula to make their way...

 

Storm Responders Commended For April 13 Reaction

It started like most weekends. People joked about the luck of a Friday the 13th. Some watched the sky a little more cautiously when weather services predicted precipitation in the Nebraska Panhandle....

 

School Board Approves Staff Changes

The Sidney Board of Education approved several staff changes Monday evening. The Sidney school board approved the resignation of five teachers, also approving eight new teaching contracts. Justin...

 

Council Approves Additional Funding for Highby Forest Products

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved expanding Economic Development Funding (LB840) for Highby Forest Products. In its April 10 meeting, the city council approved funding assistance Highby’s for...

 

County Approves Emergency Communications Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved an agreement for dispatch services to Deuel County. Deuel County officials recently approached Cheyenne County seeking to end their relationship with...

 

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