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 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 21, 2017 

Director Langdon retires from longtime passion

For 15 years, Colleen Langdon has been a staple in the Cool Kids Club (CKC) Program. From its inception, Langdon has helped the program expand and flourish into what it is today. Langdon said the...

 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 21, 2017 

West Elementary students gear up for Earth Day

Earth Day first began on April 22, 1970, and each year the day reminds us to be good to the earth through ongoing projects. West Elementary’s Student Council has been hard at work brainstorming ideas to celebrate the day. The Earth Day Committee...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 21, 2017 

Community effort provides garden plots to all

Acommunity garden is opening on Cooege Drive. Plots are already available for Sidney residents to grow their own plants and vegetables. The effort is the inspiration of Rose Ewoldt, a Walmart...

 By Larry Nelson    Community    April 21, 2017 

Veteran Samual House

Samuel House (Sam) is from Tilden, Nebraska. Sam wanted to be in the U.S. Army. He had researched some items that might be in his future, including joining early. He learned that the National Guard...

 By Don Ogle    Community    April 19, 2017

Cabela's enters into revised agreements in connection with Bass Pro Shops merger

In a series of filings with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday and Tuesday, Cabela’s confirmed changes to the deal under which it will be acquired by Bass Pro Shops. The changes are mostly linked to the sale of the World’s Foremost... Full story

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 19, 2017

Tree Board annual give away

Sidney Tree Board is celebrating Arbor Day with its annual tree giveaway Saturday. This is Sidney’s 31st year as a Tree City USA community with the National Arbor Day Foundation. The giveaway allows Sidney to maintain a healthy canopy, Tom Von...

 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 19, 2017

Hearings held in county meeting

Three hearings were held in Monday’s Board of Commissioners and the Board of Equalization meeting. The first two hearings were held in the Board of Equalization. The Commissioners reviewed objections filed in response to notices that were given to...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 14, 2017

Input sought on new snow routes

The City of Sidney is seeking input from the community on snow routes. A workshop is being held Wednesday on what to do with snow in residential areas. "I want to explain to people what we do, what...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 14, 2017

Carrier ordinance passes, 4-1

Sidney's carrier ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote at Tuesday's city council meeting. Council Member Kelly Utley voted against the ordinance. A third reading of Ordinance 1787 was held from March 28...

 By Larry Nelson    Community    April 14, 2017

Veteran Ernest Kahrs

Ernest Kahrs graduated from high school in Lodgepole in 1949. By that time, there were several branches of the military he could have joined. The U.S. Air Force had become an entity of its own; the U.S. Navy was hiring young folks; the Marines were...

 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 14, 2017

Students present survey results in School Board meeting

In Monday’s Sidney School Board meeting, sixth grade student council members presented Gallup Poll results to the Board. According to Sidney Public School (SPS) Superintendent, Jay Ehler, the Gallup Poll is a survey that measures engagement, hope,...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 12, 2017

Easter egg hunt held for autistic children

An Easter egg hunt for Sidney's autistic children brought together special needs families in celebration Saturday. The free event, held at Legion Park, is one of many observing Autism Awareness Month. "All month long we are doing autism awareness,"...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 12, 2017

Barber faces felony charges

Stephen D. Barber, 28, of Sidney, faces two felony charges: child abuse, a class 3A felony, and enticement by electronic communication device, a class 4 felony. At his preliminary hearing Tuesday in...

 Community    April 12, 2017

City offices closed for Good Friday

The City of Sidney will be closed on Friday, April 14, in observance of Good Friday. All City Departments will be closed including the Landfill and the Library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be running. The Solid Waste Department...

 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 12, 2017

Nelson honored by Fort Sidney D.A.R.

Col. Lawrence C. Nelson (Ret.) was honored Saturday by the Fort Sidney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Nelson is a retired veteran, having served in the United States Army from...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 7, 2017

Daily pleads not guilty to felony charges

James L. Daily, 37, pleaded not guilty to felony charges Wednesday in Cheyenne County District Court. Daily is charged with terroristic threats, a Class 3A felony, and using a firearm to commit a felony, itself a Class 1C felony. If found guilty of...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 7, 2017

Annual Community Center Fundraiser Saturday

The Cheyenne County Community Center Foundation is holding its 12th annual fundraiser Saturday at Buffalo Point Steakhouse & Grill. The non-profit foundation started in 2006 to support the community center, Mike Namuth, CCCC director, said....

 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 7, 2017

Historic Byway meeting to be held in Potter

America’s first transcontinental highway is the Lincoln Byway. Laid out in 1913, the historic byway stretches from New York to San Francisco. This byway is now officially Highway 30, according to a press release from Muriel Clark, President of the...

 Community    April 7, 2017

Construction on Illinois Street is underway

The project from Greenwood to 23rd Street in Sidney began on April 3. Work through Sidney will include removal of old asphalt and construction of new asphalt, some pedestrian concrete work, pipe...

 By Larry Nelson    Community    April 7, 2017

Veteran Beverly J. Webb

In May 1964, Beverly Webb graduated from Sheridan, Wyoming High School. The following month, she enlisted in the United States Army. She knew that she wanted to get as much schooling in accounting as she could get. The Army offered her some great...

 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 5, 2017

Bids awarded for upcoming county road repair projects

Bids were awarded in two upcoming county road projects in Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Only one bid was submitted for an asphalt overlay on approximately 3 miles of County Road 46, from CR 125 to CR 131 east of Gurley. The bid of... Full story

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    April 5, 2017

CASA fights child abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and fighting for the rights of abused and neglected children in Cheyenne County is Court Appointed Special Advocates. “When a child has been abused or neglected, a judge appoints through the court a special...

 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    April 5, 2017

Sidney High School musical opens Friday

Sidney High School students will spend the week in dress rehearsal gearing up for Friday's opening of this year's musical "A Pirate's Life for Me." In this swashbuckling tale a regular guy, Rodger...

 By Brandon L. Summers    Community    March 31, 2017

City parking ordinance delayed for now

Sidney City Council delayed a third reading of its carrier parking ordinance Tuesday. Ordinance 1787 was held until the council’s April 11 meeting to be amended to include language for exemptions after hearing citizens’ concerns. The ordinance... Full story

 Community    March 31, 2017

Cabela's stock soars on report about credit card unit sale

SIDNEY (AP) — Shares of Cabela’s soared following a report that the sale of its credit card unit and the $4.5 billion sale of its retail business to Bass Pro Shops had been revitalized. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that regional...


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