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Agri-Plastics Opens First US Production Facility in Sidney

Agri-Plastics, an Ontario-based manufacturer of calf housing solutions, has opened its first US production facility in Sidney. Three rotomolding machines are currently being installed, and the plant...

 

Virginia Smith Charitable Trust Makes Awards

The Trustees of the Virginia Smith Charitable Trust awarded a total of $191,900.00 to a number of local organizations during 2017. They include: Chappell Child Care Center, Creek Valley Preschool, Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries for Sullivan...

 

County Commissioners Open Construction Bids

Bid openings and county roads took most of the attention of the Cheyenne County Commissioners when they met Monday, along with evaluations for several employees. The Commissioners opened the meeting with routine business, then went into executive...

 

Wear Red Friday Recognizes Heart Health Issues

Visitors to Sidney Regional Medical Center Friday saw red – a bright reminder of the dangers of cardiovascular disease. Throughout the building, SRMC staff members wore red shirts, many with...

 

Fischer Changes Office Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer has announced the relocation of her Scottsbluff office. Brandi McCaslin, Senator Fischer’s greater Nebraska director of constituent services, remains the main office contact for the Scottsbluff...

 
 By Sydny Boyd    News    February 7, 2018

Act Would Expand Mental Health Services For Kids

LINCOLN--Because of limited resources in the Nebraska Panhandle to detect and treat mental illness in school-aged children, Sen. John Stinner of Gering is calling for a day treatment center in the region where children could get those services close...

 

Hank Jessen - Service Notice

B. Henry “Hank” Jessen, age 87 of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, February 5, 2018 at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 9th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor...

 

McDowell Family Donates To Music Program

Gail McDowell recently presented a baritone saxophone to the Sidney Junior High School music program. A baritone saxophone was purchased from Aliens & Strangers Music Store in Sidney for the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    February 7, 2018

Treasure Island

Students from Sidney schools participated in the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Treasure Island Saturday, treating a packed house at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. The play...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    February 7, 2018

Rollover Accident

A 19 year old Sidney man was partially ejected from his vehicle last Thursday evening when his vehicle rolled on Old Post Road. According to the Sidney Police Department report, the vehicle, driven...

 

Nationally Renowned Freestyle BMXers to Perform at State Games

LINCOLN, Neb. (February 2, 2018) — NoWear BMX, a family-based BMX stunt team, will perform at the Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 20 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln. Headed by X-Games veteran and Lincoln native Karl Hinkley...

 

Sampling Of Deer Results In 203 Positives For CWD

LINCOLN, Neb. – The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has been detected for the first time in the southwestern Nebraska counties of Chase, Dundy, Hayes, Frontier and Franklin, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 7, 2018

Sidney Boys Down Twin City Opponents

It was a successful weekend for the Sidney boy's basketball team as they rallied in the final moments of Friday's game on the road to stun the Gering Bulldogs 68-67, then handed the visiting...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 7, 2018

Sidney Girls Ground Gering, Smother Scottsbluff Over Weekend

Both Gering and Scottsbluff have been unable to beat the Sidney Lady Raiders basketball team this season, and both were unsuccessful trying to change their fortunes over the weekend. On Friday the Lad...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    February 7, 2018

Raider Wrestlers Finish Dual Season In Strong Fashion

Sidney’s wrestlers powered their way through their final weekend of duals, winning all but one after being tripped up by rival Alliance in the final match at the Southeast Duals Tournament in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 7, 2018

Creek Valley, Leyton Square Off

Leyton and Creek Valley's varsity basketball teams squared off in Dalton to face off in a panhandle battle. Creek Valley brought a large cheering section (dubbed "The Storm Chasers") with them and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 7, 2018

Potter-Dix Boys Drop Two Against Garden, Sedgwick

The Potter-Dix Coyotes (2-13, 2-5 in district) continued their season-long struggle by losing against Garden County at home on Friday, then traveling to Julesburg, CO on Saturday and losing to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 7, 2018

Peetz Boys Dominate Weekend Foes Briggsdale, Creek Valley, Remain Undefeated

Peetz boys’ undefeated basketball season continued on Friday and Saturday as the Bulldogs beat both Briggsdale and Creek Valley on the road in convincing fashion. The wins improve the Bulldog’s...

 

Letter to the Editor: Reader: Hickory Square Project Not A Good Idea

I see the Chamber is pushing for the Hickory Square project at a cost of $732,000. If this project works like other projects the city has done the cost will double. The city of Sidney is in debt over 14 million dollars and they want to add to it. The...

 

Marvin D. Sanford - Obituary

Marvin D. Sanford, age 93, of North Platte, NE passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Sidney Regional Medical Center-Extended Care in Sidney, NE. Memorial graveside services with military honors...

 

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