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Generational Prom Wraps Up Project

Everyone has a story, and Sidney High School students recently took the time to learn stories from a time well before cell phones and notebook computers. It was a time when a work day started early...

 

Sidney Student Narrowly Misses National Spelling Bee

A few weeks ago, Sidney had a competition generating the sweat and concentration of a chess match, and wrestling. While it did have a physical impact, it was a competition of the mind. It was a...

 

County Ambulance Contract Up for Review MARC Offers Ground Ambulance Service

The Cheyenne County Commissioners have an unexpected debate. A seemingly routine contract renewal will now involve a Request For Proposals and a writing of a proposed contract for ambulance service...

 

Business Meeting Teaches Personal, Business Development

Friday's Entrepreneur and Startup Event at Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney brought out a lot of innovative ideas and concepts for new businesses. The challenge, according to Paul...

 

Train Crossing Accidents Preventable

It is a sound that pierces the night sky, echoing across an empty prairie or between peaks as if bouncing off of both sides of a canyon's walls. Drivers and nearby homeowners complain about it......

 

County 4-H Carnival Saturday

The Cheyenne County community is invited to an evening of entertainment, fun and food as the county 4-H groups host their annual spring carnival. Cynthia Gill, Extension Educator and Youth...

 

City Council Reviews Finance Update

Sidney revenues are maintaining well, according to Finance Director David Scott. Scott made a report before the Sidney City Council during Tuesday’s city council meeting. In his report, Scott noted...

 

Council Gives Green Light for Vehicle Purchases

The Sidney City Council Tuesday gave the green light to the purchase of two new pickup trucks for city departments. The city council had earlier agreed to the purchase of a service truck for the...

 

School Board Renews Superintendent's Contract

The Sidney School District Board of Education renewed the contract for superintendent Rodney “Jay” Ehler during the March 12 meeting. Ehler is contracted with an annual salary of $149,000, a $300...

 

Primary Election Ballot Updated

The deadline has passed for challengers to submit their intentions with the May 15 Primary Election and there are plenty of candidates for local offices. The Cheyenne County Commissioner race remains...

 

Sidney School District Approaches '21st Century'

The Sidney School Board Monday approved a program that will offer more flexibility for teachers and students. Labeled the 1 to 1 Chromebook Iniative, Sidney students will have access to a computer...

 

Sidney School Board Plans Against Cabela's Impact

With staff reductions related to the Bass Pro absorption of Cabela’s, the Sidney School District is bracing for a related loss of students. In the school board’s work session Tuesday, Supt. Jay...

 

Another Once In a Lifetime Experience

It isn't often a person can experience time in two places at almost the same moment, as if sideways instead of backward or forward. That happened recently when I had the opportunity to participate in...

 

County Backs Active Shooter Training

The national statistics keep climbing. Historically safe spaces are redefined as "soft targets." Victims range from school children to court officials. Cheyenne County officials want to prevent the...

 

Commissioners Discuss Possible Changes to Bridge Project

The Cheyenne County Commissioners are looking for options. A bridge project is scheduled for completion, replacing a bridge with two side-by-side culverts. The conflict is rancher Galen Bartling...

 

County Approves Heating and Cooling System for Comm Center

The emergency communications center is secure, but it doesn’t have the air circulation needed for the computer equipment and for a comfortable work environment. Communications Director Heidi...

 

Blood Drive Collects 29 Pints

Phelbotemist Danny Mayeux is seen prepping Ylani Cole for donating blood during Monday's blood drive. Cole, Mrs. Cheyenne County competing for Mrs. Nebraska, took her turn at the American Red Cross...

 

Incumbents File For Office Deadline For Challengers March 1

The Cheyenne County Clerk’s Office has posted the incumbents seeking to return to public office. The deadline for incumbents seeking office was Feb. 15. The Primary Election is scheduled for May...

 

City Reviews Financial State of Sidney

Total government assets for the City of Sidney increased by about 11 percent, $5,535,585, by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, according to an audit presented to the city council by Rauner &...

 

City Council Approves Agreement with Agri-Plastics

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved an agreement supporting Agri-Plastics through LB840. LB840, also known as the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act, authorizes incorporated cities...

 

City Awards Roof Repair Contracts

The Sidney City Council Tuesday received an update on repair of city roofing resulting from hail storms in 2017. Assistant City Manager Dawn Martin reported to council that several roofs belonging to...

 

County Awards Bids For Building Remodeling

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Tuesday opened bids for work at the building at 931 Hickory St. Nine bids were submitted for working including flooring, electrical, construction and HAVAC. Dick’s...

 

Sidney Resident Reaches 107 Years Young

The year was 1911. Transportation was a mixture of horses, buggies and stage coaches and the occasional car. The Civil War and Indian conflicts were recent memory. It was also the year the Johnson...

 

Daniel Christian Band coming to Sidney

Nebraska performer Daniel Christian and his band will be in Sidney Feb. 16. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. with ticket prices $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and WNCC $5. Children...

 

Joyce Recognized By Aviation Association

James Joyce was recently inducted into the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame. The recognition took place during the annual Nebraska Aviation Symposium held in Kearney Jan. 25. James E. Joyce was raised o...

 

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