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SPS starts 2017-18 year

Sidney Public Schools began its 2017-18 year Thursday. Superintendent Jay Ehler said faculty and staff alike are excited for the new year. A challenge faced by the district remains the community's...

 

Morgan is new Christian Life Center reverend

Pete Morgan is the new reverend at Sidney's Christian Life Center. Morgan has served in the role since July 2, and previously served as an associate for the church. "Every pastor is different. I...

 

Sidney celebrates century and a half

At any given moment, a resident or visitor of Sidney will hear the whistle of a train crossing through town, or the thunder of a fast-moving train moving east to west, effectively disecting the north side from the south. The presence of a military ba...

 

Solar Eclipse to bring thousands of people to Sidney

As many as 20,000 people are expected to travel into Sidney for Monday's solar eclipse event. With Sidney's hotels "all booked up for the event," Ed Sadler, city manager, said, the event should be a...

 

Night of Hope raises $39,000

Night of Hope's Walk for Cancer raised $38,993.70 for Sidney's cancer patients. The event Friday attracted more than 250 participants to Legion Park. Brenda Noel, NOH Foundation president, described...

 

Erdman receives AFP award

GERING - Americans For Prosperity honored Sen. Steve Erdman as a "Champion of Prosperity" Wednesday. "This year there were 22 votes that we scored and 17 senators from the state earned the...

 

Scout wants to repair Camp Fuller

Owen Kurz, Boy Scout Troop 90, approached the Sidney City Council Tuesday about repairing and rehabilitating Camp Fuller Boy Scout Camp. The youth camp, named for land-owner Hubert R. Fuller, is...

 

Road work planned for Highway 30 and Fort Sidney Road

Commuters in the Sidney area need to watch for alternate routes when entering Sidney from the west on Highway 30. The intersection of Fort Sidney Road and Highway 30 will be closed for three weeks beginning Aug. 22. Simon Contractors will be...

 

Veteran Dorothy E. Holloway

Dorothy and Cecil Holloway were a married couple before World War II began. Cecil was quite a pilot and had joined the Navy. His talent for airplanes was put to use quickly. He became an instructor...

 

Governor's Whistle Stop Tour visits Sidney

Union Pacific's Nebraska150 Express visited Sidney Saturday, bringing with it Gov. Pete Ricketts and several guests. Ricketts's Whistle-stop Tour first visited Ogallala, then continued to Gering....

 

Born & Raised expands to downtown workshop

Born & Raised Design Co. has expanded to a workshop in downtown Sidney. Originally a hobby shared by twin sisters Ashley Fehringer and Lacey Russell, Born & Raised has since become a thriving...

 

Education in motion

It is a hot day, another in a series of days in the saddle. But it is okay. This journey has a purpose. The ride takes several days to complete, in any kind of weather. The end result, however, is a...

 

Night of Hope benefits area cancer patients

Night of Hope Foundation’s Walk For Cancer is Aug. 11 in Legion Park. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2002, benefits Sidney’s Dorwart Cancer Care Center. “Instead of doing Relay for Life and the funds going to a national level, they...

 

Sesquicentennial will close 10th, Jackson

The Sinful Sidney Sesquicentennial event will close 10th Avenue and Jackson Street Aug. 18 and Aug. 19. Illinois Street from 19th Avenue to the Quad Graphics parking lot will be closed Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. for a 5K Walk/Run through 1 p.m. for a...

 

Tipi Raisers make their way to Sidney

Three riders with the approach Sidney Wednesday afternoon as part of the Tipi Raisers Lakota Ride 2017. Proceeds generated by the ride benefit projects at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The...

 

Elks Lodge to host first ever golf tourney

Sidney Elks Lodge is hosting its first ever golf tournament. The fundraiser on Aug. 12 is open to the public, Scott Nienhueser, event organizer, said. “We’re trying to raise funds to help kids and veterans,” he said. “We had a year where we...

 

Table of Grace holds school supply drive

Holy Trinity Lutheran’s school supply drive ends this week. Parents can still sign up students to receive school supplies through the end of the week. “Through our fundraising, we are able to buy a full list of school supplies for kids,” Timm...

 

Ride for awareness

Tracy Herbert, of Fort Worth, Texas, is creating awareness of type 1 diabetes by bicycling from San Francisco to New York along historic Highway 30. Herbert arrived in Sidney Tuesday, taking a break...

 

"Nebraska150 Express" to stop in Sidney

Sidney is among the stops planned next weekend, Aug. 4-6, as part of the "Nebraska150 Express" statewide train tour. Union Pacific Railroad's heritage equipment and streamliner and diesel locomotives...

 

Fair 2017 comes to an end

The 2017 Cheyenne County Fair concluded Saturday and it was a success for the area's 4-H youths, Cynthia Gill, extension educator, said. "Despite the hot temperatures, I think the youths who participa...

 

Make-A-Wish gives Butts a send-off

Brayden Butts, age 6, suffers from neurofibromatosis. To brighten this time of difficulty for Brayden and his family, Nebraska Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting Brayden's wish to "go to Mickey...

 

TeamMates fundraiser coming

Sidney’s TeamMates program is holding a fundraiser Aug. 4. The program connects Sidney’s at-risk youth with needed mentors. “There’s about 10,000 matches across Nebraska, Iowa and a little bit of Kansas,” Brad Sherman, TeamMates...

 

Brain Freeze

The cherry red truck with a Spider-Man logo and covered with Blue Bunny decals is Sidney's new ice cream delivery service, Brain Freeze. Owner Rich Hansen has been out in Sidney neighborhoods since...

 

Stay healthy during hot temperatures

Temperatures are expected to soar well above average and heat advisories and excessive heat watches are in effect in several areas of the state. Staying cool, keeping hydrated, and moderating outdoor...

 

Sidney's Cole vies for Mrs. Nebraska title

Sidney's Ylani Cole is representing Cheyenne County in the 2018 Mrs. Nebraska Pageant in April. A native of Klerksdorp, South Africa, Cole has lived in Sidney since 2012 and serves as a change...

 

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