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South Elementary has new principal

Rick Meyer is the new principal at South Elementary. Meyer has served as a teacher at South and as Sidney Public Schools technology coordinator. "I taught kindergarten for seven years," Meyer said....

 

Sidney youths learn English football

British coaches with Challenger Sports visited Deer Run Park this week to teach Sidney youths how to play European football, here in the states called "soccer." "We put on camps in different places...

 

Smith congratulates Congressional Award Gold Medalist Ethan Nelson

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) congratulated Ethan Nelson of Dalton Wednesday on receiving the Congressional Award Gold Medal. This annual award is presented by the U.S....

 

Potter Car Bowl hits Saturday

POTTER - The third annual Potter Car Bowl Saturday is a day of melodrama, bowling, bull riding, and, of course, exceptional cars. The event started as a way to attract more people to the village's...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 21, 2017

Sidney wrestlers make their mark in national competition

A Sidney quartet made their marks on the national wrestling ranks last week, competing in the AAU (Ameture Athletic Union) Scholastic Duals in Florida. The five-day event, also known as the Disney...

 

Foster Grandparents looking for more volunteers to help

Foster Grandparents needs more volunteers to serve in area schools. The program offered by Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska is looking for retired seniors to serve as a supportive presence for students, Linda Massie, CAPWN recruiter,...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 16, 2017

U.S. Open has Sidney tie

Even the non-golfer can appreciate one facet of the U.S. Open golf championship this weekend, armed with the knowledge that the lush greenery of the Erin Hills Golf Course has a Sidney connection. Located at Erin, Wisconsin, 35 miles northwest of...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 14, 2017

Downtown Sounds series returns

Sidney’s downtown Hickory Square will come alive Friday as the Downtown Sounds Music in the Square series kicks off for the summer. Based on a recommendation from officials in neighboring Alliance, The Max Temple Band from Spearfish, South Dakota...

 

Onstott wins NSNA Nurse of the Year

Michelle Onstott, nurse at Central and South elementary schools, won the Excellence in School Nursing, School Nurse of the Year award from the Nebraska School Nurses Association. Attending the annual...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 14, 2017

Cabela's hosts successful weekend of fishing

Sidney's Legion Park Pond was a center of activity over the past week, culminating with the Cabela's Kids Fishing Day Saturday. Setting up the weekend, Cabela's officials and Pleasant Valley Fish...

 

Filling the pond at Legion Park

Janet Linneman, retail marketing manager for Cabela's takes the net and dumps fish into Legion Park Pond. Handing her the fish is Brian Hahle of Pleasant Valley Fish Farm, who brought 400 fish for...

 

Storm Floods Sidney

Youngsters came out of the movie Tuesday afternoon to a deluge of water. They had to walk through a little water to get to their bus. The storm, which dumped 1.3 inches of rain on Sidney in about 40...

 

High Plains Christian Women's Retreat Saturday

The High Plains Christian Women’s Retreat will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites in Sidney. For more information and registration, visit http://bit.ly/WHENretreat Late registrations will also be accepted at the door....

 

Runner Neville visits with Cool Kids Club

Transcontinental runner Helene Neville visited North Elementary Thursday to speak with students in the Cool Kids Club program. Neville is attempting to run through every state in the contiguous...

 

Gold Rush Days coming

Sidney's 14th annual Gold Rush Days starting Friday honors the past in spectacular fashion. For one weekend 1870s Sidney is realized through storytellers and re-enactors, including gunfighters,...

 

Way Out West brings Robin Hood to Sidney

Way Out West Community Theater's new show "Robin Hood and his Merry Men" is "not your typical Robin Hood story," Director Tyler Bailey said. "You have Robin, Marian, King Richard, Little John, Friar...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 7, 2017

Cabela's Fishing Day set for this weekend at pond

One of the biggest youth activity days of the summer is Saturday, when hundreds of youth line the shores of the pond in Legion Park for Cabela’s Kids Fishing Day. Activities get underway at 8:30 a.m., running until 11 a.m. Youngsters 12 and under...

 

Walking Monk travels Highway 30

A Hare Krishna monk known as the Walking Monk, Bhaktimarga Swami has been crossing Nebraska by walking Highway 30 and Thursday arrived in Sidney. Swami hopes to encourage people towards "an enhanced...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 31, 2017

Honoring sacrifice

Sidney chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion combined forces Memorial Day morning to provide a memorial service honoring those who have served and...

 

Electrical undergrounding continues

Sidney Electric Department's undergrounding efforts continue. The process of placing power cables underground is being done through both contracted and city services. "We used to contract for it when...

 

Sidney parks ready for summertime visitors

With school dismissed and warm weather arrived, Sidney's Legion and Deer Run parks are available for visitors. Some changes have been made to improve guests' experiences, Tom Von Seggern, parks...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 26, 2017

Memorial Day services to honor fallen

This weekend officially kicks off the summer season for many, but Monday, the “end” of the holiday weekend, holds the key to this important national holiday. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who...

 

Creek Valley MS last school day ever

LODGEPOLE - Creek Valley Middle School had its last day of school Tuesday. The students leaving the 1930s building for summer vacation were the last to do so, as the building is being closed and the...

 
 By Larry Nelson    Community    May 26, 2017

Sheriff James M. Nelson

National Law Enforcement Memorial Week brings serious thoughts to American citizens who remember the loss of those elected or charged to protect and serve. There are ceremonies all across the country with higher ranking officials talking about servic...

 

Cabela's honors hometown heroes

Cabela's honored the men and women who serve the community over the weekend by hosting a Hometown Heroes event. The public was invited to meet and greet the heroes who serve the Sidney community and...

 

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