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WNCC Sidney Commended for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Junior colleges offer more than a step up to a university. That is the message staff of the Western Nebraska Community College brought to the Western Community College Area Board of Governors...

 

School Opens Doors to STEAM Activities

The parking spaces were full along the streets surrounding the school. Adults and children entered the school well after normal class time. It was an opportunity for parents and students to...

 

Fair Board Brings Entertainment to '18 Fair

The Cheyenne County Fair will include the talent of Rodney Atkins and McKenzie JaLynn Band. Atkins is known for songs such as "Farmer's Daughter," "If You're Going Through Hell," and "It's America."...

 

Cheyenne County, Sidney Approach Dispatch Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners and later the Communications Board discussed entering a dispatch service agreement with Deuel County. “Deuel County is in somewhat of a critical position,”...

 

Ladies Treated to a Day Out

While the Friday storm was still melting and nearby highways and interstates still closed from the heavy snow and wind, Sidney businesses were experiencing an influx of ladies visiting area stores and...

 

Sidney City Council Okays Industrial Park Development

On the east side of Sidney is an acreage of land that appears as if a project was started, then delayed for an unknown reason. That may soon change with a start-up company wanting to locate in the...

 

Chamber Director Follows New Opportunity

The office is lined with bookcases displaying encyclopedias, law books and records of history symbolic of an historic library. The oak book shelves share space with recognition plaques, family...

 

School District Waits for Legislative Response

The reduction of staff when Cabela’s was sold to Bass Pro lead the Sidney School District to plan cost-saving efforts. The plan included a reduction in staff, primarily by attrition. Between...

 

4-H Offers 'Youth Chautauqua' As Summer Camp Option

The conflict that started World War 1 occurred overseas, but the impact was felt in the Panhandle of Nebraska as well. “It isn’t something that happened over there,” said Humanities Nebraska...

 

Sidney Students Challenged to Better Living

It is no secret the junior high and high school years can be challenging academically and emotionally. Some of the hardest lessons are learned in the hallways, cafeteria and even after school when a...

 

Sidney Chautauqua Dates Getting Closer

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. On November 11, 1918, Germany signed an armistice with the Allies, officially ending World War 1. On June 28, 1919, the Treaty...

 

Local Ranchers Introduce Students to the Farm Way of Life

The concern in rural areas is often about "growing" the next generation of farmers and ranchers as well as the current season's grains and livestock. The Gary and Susan Narjes family southeast of...

 

Hausmann Ready For New Adventure

Cheyenne County's Tourism Director has only a few weeks before she pursues a new adventure in another location. Heather Hausmann has spent her time in Sidney and Cheyenne County as a business owner,...

 

SHS Theater Department Production of 'Little Luncheonette Of Terror' Tonight

The food is fast and cheesy, sometimes literally, and the characters often quirky to a slapstick degree. The monster is coming and wants to take over the world. That and more are in store for patrons...

 

Sidney School District Unveils Strategic Plan

The Sidney School District recently unveiled the District’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan has three points that focus on “World Class Education.” The parts are Educator Effectiveness,...

 

Commissioners Seek Joint Meeting with City Council

Making a decision of necessary services is easier when there is only one provider. That is where the Cheyenne County commissioners are as they view the future of ambulance services. The commissioners...

 

Visitor Center Director Resigns, Commissioners Approve Changes to Mental Health Services

Cheyenne County Visitor Center Director Heather Hausmann submitted her resignation. Hausmann has been the Visitor Center director for more than two years. Her last day on the job will be no later...

 

Comparing Collections

Madison Jeppson, left and Alliyah Hernandez, compare finds during the Sidney Care and Rehabilitation Easter Egg Hunt Friday afternoon. The event also included interaction between children and...

 

Table of Grace Making Changes

To be invited at a table that is not yours, when you are hungry, is the definition of grace. The challenge is to meet the needs of the community with limited resources. The Table of Grace Food Pantry...

 

Council Approves Purchase of Golf Course Club House

Golfers will see a few changes at Hillside Golf Course soon. The City of Sidney Tuesday night agreed to purchase the club house from Hillside Ventures. The purchase was approved with a 4-1 council...

 

City Council Debates Road Maintenance Plan

The Sidney City Council spent part of Tuesday’s meeting debating how to improve and maintain the city’s streets in a cost-effective manner. The City submits a one-year and a six-year plan to the S...

 

Helping Hands Reaches Out to African Nation

In the Bible, Jesus identifies "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your strength" as the greatest commandment, and "Love your neighbor as yourself" as the second. Sunday morning v...

 

Art Show Honors Past Guild Members

Visitors at the Cheyenne County Visitor Center were greeted last weekend with a vast array of art by local artists. The Cheyenne County Art Guild held its annual spring show March 22-24 at the Center....

 

Governor Recognizes Ag Week: Commends Agri-Plastics for Sidney Operation

National Agriculture Week was March 18-24, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts sees it as a time to celebrate Nebraska as well. "Agriculture is the heart and soul of what we do," Gov. Ricketts said Wednes...

 

County Approves Bridge Project

The Cheyenne County Commissioners revisited a County Bridge Match Program Grant at its meeting this week. The program is for a bridge nine miles north and one mile west of Lodgepole. The commissioners...

 

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