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Groups hope to create 'Community learning center' in Sidney

Representatives from a handful of Sidney organizations have banded together to work toward creating a space in the city where residents of all ages could gather to learn, share knowledge and work on...

 

Creek Valley students lead effort for new playground equipment

LODGEPOLE – Students at Creek Valley Middle School in Lodgepole want new playground equipment, and they're willing to work for it. A committee of 60 students – the school has an enrollment of 84...

 

Leyton tops Banner County in MAC opener

DALTON – The Leyton High girls basketball team overcame a slow start in the first period of Tuesday's matchup with Banner County to handily win the game, 47-23. The Lady Warriors (7-4) played in fro...

 

Lady Warriors advance to MAC semifinals

Mariah Draper, left, of Leyton, drives past Banner County's Savannah Jordan on Tuesday evening in Dalton. The Lady Warriors won, 47-23. They will face Creek Valley on Thursday. See a game story on...

 

Director: CASA helps break cycle of abuse, neglect

Advocates appointed to children by the court system in abuse and neglect cases in Cheyenne County help serve as the eyes and ears for the judicial system while working to break harmful cycles, the...

 

Storm rolls through Wildcats in MAC tourney opener

CHAPPELL – The Creek Valley High boys basketball team is headed to the Minuteman Activities Conference Tournament semifinals after blasting Banner County, 85-10, on Monday night. "I think all of...

 

Firefighters respond to kitchen fire

A fire that began in the kitchen of a home in north Sidney caused extensive damage on Friday evening. Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Keith Stone said the fire was ignited on the stove and...

 

Benefit for Deuel Co. deputy nets $7K

Volunteers served about 1,000 pancakes on Saturday morning during a benefit breakfast for a Deuel County sheriff's deputy shot four times in the line of duty last month. As groups of diners filed...

 

Gov. Ricketts visits Sidney

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts stopped into Sidney on Friday morning to deliver a brief speech and then take questions from residents. The visit was a part of Ricketts' annual state of the state fly...

 

Iowa man sentenced to probation for 9 pounds of pot

Countless studies have demonstrated regular marijuana consumption can cause short-term memory loss. For Brian Heasley, it's a bout of amnesia that's keeping him out of prison. On Wednesday, the...

 

Wesleyan choir performs in Sidney

The Nebraska Wesleyan University choir performed in Sidney on Wednesday night. The concert was held at the First United Methodist Church and was a stop on the choir's three-state tour. The choir is a...

 

Sidney High choir to travel to California competition

The Sidney High School choir will be sojourning to Los Angeles in May for a music competition, performances and sightseeing. Choir teacher David Mead said he plans big trips for the students every...

 

Study of Sidney electric rates moves forward

A comprehensive rate review of Sidney's electric utility is moving forward. At a Sidney City Council meeting in November, Andrew Ross, of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, presented an overview of...

 

Deputy shot 4 times embarking on long road to recovery

Mike Hutchinson, the Deuel County sheriff's deputy who was shot four times in the line of duty in December, is continuing to recover from his injuries. To help his family with expenses, the Cheyenne C...

 

Man who led police on 100-mile car chase sentenced to prison

A 40-year-old Wyoming man was sentenced on Wednesday to 3-5 years in prison for having a gun while leading law enforcement officers on a 100-mile car chase last fall that ended near Sidney. In a deal...

 

Search for Sidney city manager progresses

A short list of three to four candidates has been identified to fill the vacant Sidney city manager position. Sidney Mayor Mark Nienhueser offered an update on the search process at a city council...

 

Sidney students present winning mural to school board

A group of Sidney High students presented its prize winning mural to school board members on Monday evening. In December, the students won first place for the mural and an accompanying skit at a...

 

Sidney School Board begins New Year with annual appointments, designations

Members of the Sidney school board met on Monday evening for their first meeting of the year. The majority of the agenda dealt with annual appointments and designations. By unanimous votes, Tom Von...

 

Deadline for insurance marketplace approaching

The current open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act will end on Jan. 31. Since Nov. 1, when the annual enrollment period began, 8.6 million...

 

Leyton holds spelling bee

The Leyton School District held a spelling bee on Friday for its fourth- to eighth-grade students....

 
 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    January 8, 2016

Lady Raiders edge Kimball in physical game

With less than 17 seconds remaining in the game, Sidney freshman Janay Brauer approached the free throw line. With apparent ease, she calmly hit two shots – both swishes – giving the Sidney High...

 
 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    January 8, 2016

Heeren returns as Raiders roll to win against Longhorns

An undefeated Sidney High School boys' basketball team controlled, from tipoff to final buzzer, Thursday's game against the Kimball High Longhorns (3-4, 1-3). On offense and defense, the Red Raiders (...

 

Applebee's preparing to open

A new restaurant will soon be open in Sidney. Construction on an Applebee's – located on Cabela Drive, across from Buffalo Point Steakhouse & Grill and adjacent to Hampton Inn – is scheduled...

 

What a 'Snow emergency' means for Sidney residents

With a pair of winter storms already tallied in the past month, odds are good there'll be at least a few more to hit the region before winter ends. In Sidney, when a major winter storm is forecast to...

 

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