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Wilkinson's appeal moved to Nebraska Supreme Court

The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear former Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson's appeal of a misdemeanor conviction and 30-day jail sentence. The court is set to hear oral arguments in the case on...

 

Photos sought for display celebrating Nebraska's 150th

Nebraska's 150th anniversary is just a year away, and a trio of groups is working to celebrate the hallmark with a display of photographs from throughout the state. "Do you have original photos of wel...

 

School state testing interrupted, again, by online breakdowns

The Nebraska State Board of Education has said it will look for a new direction in state testing after outages disrupted thousands of Nebraska students last month. "On Thursday, some State Board of...

 

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed set for next week

The Christ Episcopal Church in Sidney will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed on Tuesday. The all-you-can-eat pancake feed has been held for decades and always takes place the day preceding...

 

Woman charged with making child porn challenges case against her

Kristen Gulley, the Sterling, Colo. woman accused of taking sexually explicit photographs of a toddler in 2013, has filed a motion arguing there is insufficient evidence to continue the case against...

 

The big dig

Area residents were busy Wednesday morning digging out vehicles, sidewalks and driveways after more than 14 inches of snow fell in Sidney during the previous 48 hours. School districts in the county...

 

Tremendous snow storm hits region

Phil didn't see his shadow today, which means spring is supposedly on its way. But don't tell that to western Nebraska. An extraordinary amount of snow fell in the region throughout Monday evening...

 

Sleeping Beauty

More than 60 area youth participated in last weekend's production of "Sleeping Beauty." The Missoula Children's Theatre presented the play and was in town all week working with the cast and crew or...

 

Commercial Resins Co. to leave county

A pipe coating company in Cheyenne County that employs 25 workers will be closing or changing hands. Commercial Resins Co. operates a facility north of Brownson, near the Cabela's Distribution...

 

Sidney blasts past Hershey, Chadron

After its first loss of the season to Scottsbluff a little more than a week ago, the Sidney High boys basketball team (17-1) responded on Friday and Saturday with two decisive victories. On Friday,...

 

Home on the range

A group of deer enjoyed the sunshine in Sidney on Friday afternoon in a field south of U.S. Highway 30 near Fort Sidney Road. While the region has experienced spring-like weather in the past few...

 

Art Guild to offer day-long workshops

The Cheyenne County Art Guild is kicking off a series of art workshops for beginners in February. Cindi Egging said the guild has been around for more than four decades and in recent years, artists from out of town have been brought in to lead more...

 

Jason Assad loses appeal case

The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled against Jason Assad last week when it affirmed a trial court's conviction of the Sidney man for first degree false imprisonment, terroristic threats, use of a... Full story

 

Commercial Resins Co. to leave county

A pipe coating company in Cheyenne County that employees 25 workers will be closing or changing hands. Commercial Resins Co. operates a facility north of Brownson, near the Cabela’s Distribution Center. General manager Chad McLaughlin said the... Full story

 

Area youth to stage 'Sleeping Beauty' on Saturday

Dozens of area youth have been rehearsing this week in preparation for a public performance of "Sleeping Beauty" at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. Molly Malady...

 

2016 Cattle Drive - Bernie Fehringer: chemist, lawyer, farmer

After careers as a chemist and then patent attorney, Bernie Fehringer returned to his roots near Peetz, Colo., nearly three decades ago to become a farmer. "He always talked about returning to the far...

 

Cleanup nears completion

A salvage crew cleaning up the aftermath of a train derailment 10 miles west of Sidney has nearly completed its work. In the early hours of Dec. 21, a Union Pacific train collided with a semi truck...

 

Search committee holds interviews with city manager candidates

Three candidates shortlisted for the Sidney city manager position were in town Tuesday for interviews with the search committee tasked with making a final recommendation to the Sidney City Council....

 

Sun shines in Sidney

After a slight snowfall on Sunday night and scattered flurries on Monday, the sun was out in the region on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to climb in the coming days and reach a high of 54...

 

Fire at Sidney landfill extinguished without incident

A fire that broke out at the Sidney landfill on Monday afternoon was quickly extinguished without injury or damage to equipment. "The only thing we can think of is we got some hot ashes," Sidney...

 

Peetz schools' stakeholders look at new approaches to education

A group of students, teachers and administrators at the Peetz Plateau School District is brainstorming ways to better engage students and prepare them for the future while continuing to meet state...

 

Wheat Belt explores possible renewable energy project

The Wheat Belt Public Power District inked an agreement last week to examine developing a renewable energy project. "The agreement starts the process to determine a technology, size and economic...

 

Sidney Public Schools releases annual report

Enrollment at the Sidney Public School District continues to climb, and reached nearly 1,400 students during the 2014-15 school year. Since 2012, when 1,250 students attended the district's seven...

 

Construction begins at Cabela's housing development

Construction at The Ranch, Cabela's housing subdivision on the east side of Sidney, began earlier this work. Crews started excavation work at four lots on Monday, and foundations for all sites should...

 

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