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Chautauqua Schedule

Friday, June 15 10 a.m.​ “WWI Weapons,” Paul Vickery (Adult Workshop), Cheyenne County Community Ctr. 12:00 noon​ “Opposition to the Great War,” Ted Kachel (Adult Workshop), Cheyenne County Community Ctr. 1-7 p.m.​ Youth Chautauqua...


Chautauqua Ice Cream Social

Clara Bowcut, left, shares some ice cream with Kathy Scripp during the Chautauqua kickoff at the Fort Sidney Museum Wednesday. The evening social included an introduction of Chautauqua characters in... Full story


Kool Kids Check

Students of Kool Kids get ready to enjoy snacks made possible through a fund raiser by Arby's in Sidney. For one month, Arby's donated a portion of its profits to the club's nutrition program to make...


Donation to the Bookmobile

Kid's Korner Early Childhood Center presents Sidney Public Library Director Andrew Sherman with a check for $721.03 to help fund the library's Bookmobile. The money was raised by the children during... Full story


Chautauqua Begins with Social Activities Tonight

A number of related events have already taken place, but the Nebraska Chautauqua at Sidney begins in earnest tonight with opening ceremonies and introductions to the players who will be bringing...


Cheyenne County Man Drafted to WWI, Misses Action and Spanish Flu

In the early part of the 20th century, John Lingwall was a young man more concerned with the horses and cattle on the family farm than global politics. That all changed when he received his draft...

 By Don Ogle    Community    June 13, 2018

Top Fish

A trio of buddies excitedly claimed the top prize at the Kids Fishing Day Saturday when they caught a sunfish tagged with a red tag, worth a $100 gift certificate at Cabela's. Shouts of "red tag! red...


Community Celebrates Gold Rush Days

The tents were up. Campfires were blazing with coffee pots keeping their black gold hot over the open fire. The cooks were busy serving heaping helpings of scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy as...


50-plus Year Flower Garden Sold

The experience greets visitors before crossing the threshold. Entering the dirt driveway at certain times of the year, a visitor is welcomed with the warm scent of fresh flowers, irises to be...


Downtown Sounds Begins Tonight

Downtown Sounds is going into its third summer with a concert by In The Groove Duo, billing itself as “the duo that sounds like a full band.” The duo has a eclectic play list, from Tom Petty, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Marvin Gaye, to the likes...

 By Zoey Maraist    Community    June 6, 2018

Pre-Surgery, Bedside Confirmation

It felt like a small miracle when Father Stefan P. Starzynski came to Kelly Heaton's bedside and anointed her two hours before her brain surgery. And it seemed unbelievable when her family learned... Full story


Community Research Results Unveiled

When "normal" suddenly changes, it is often an opportunity to review what is being done, what needs to change and how to change it. The same can be said of when a community is going through an...

 By Don Ogle    Community    June 1, 2018

Sidney Girl Earns Highest Scout Honor

NORTH PLATTE - A Sidney Girl Scout was presented scouting's highest award this week, capping a life-long dedication to learning through Girl Scouts. In a ceremony held Tuesday, Sarah-Kate Splichal was...

 By Don Ogle    Community    June 1, 2018

Gold Rush Days First Activity of Busy Month

Time is ticking down to the beginning of a busy month of activity, which begins in earnest next weekend with Gold Rush Days, which celebrates and entertains with activities reminiscent of the 1800s....


Sidney Aquatic Center Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 6:00 - 6:45 a.m. Lap Swimming 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Swim Team 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Group Swimming Lessons 11:00 a.m. Private Swimming Lessons Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lap Swimming 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Open Swimming Saturday & Sunday Open: Noon - 5:00...


Pond Closed End of Next Week

Kid’s Fishing Day is fast approaching. This year, the event falls on Saturday June 9. As is customary, the City Parks Department will put out “no fishing” signs around the Legion Park pond on Wednesday June 6. Public fishing will be closed...

 By Mike Motz    Community    May 30, 2018

Sidney Schools Honor Retirees

The Sidney Public School system said goodbye to five long time members of the faculty last week with a luncheon honoring their achievements and service to education and the Sidney community.  It was...


Sidney Community Recognizes Fallen Heroes

The hillside grasses were green of a mid-spring day, accented by seemingly appropriate overcast sky and the numerous markers. The Sidney community took time from the holiday weekend to remember those...


EMS Week

Those in Emergency Medical Services celebrated EMS Week last week, being recognized for their dedication to maintaining peoples' well-being. Locally, EMS responders Jaymie Dykman and Jason Teters...

 By Don Ogle    Community    May 25, 2018

Remember: Memorial Day Services To Honor Fallen

This weekend officially kicks off the summer season for many, but Monday, the "end" of the holiday weekend, is the real reason for this important national holiday. Memorial Day, originally called... Full story


Fourth Grade Closes Project

Fourth grade students closed out a two-year project this week, showing their work on the last of 150 agriculture-related jobs. During the presentation, this year's fourth graders were joined at Centra... Full story


Oil and Gas Commission Hosting Traveling Art Show

The Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission office at 922 Illinois St., Sidney, is hosting the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs(ANAC) Traveling Art Show. The exhibit will be on display and available for... Full story

 By Don Ogle    Community    May 23, 2018

Ball Honors Service in Armed Forces

Sidney residents closed out Armed Forces Day Saturday with a first-ever local Armed Forces Ball and the results were far better than any of its organizers could imagine. "We thought we would have a...

 By Mike Motz    Community    May 23, 2018

Riders for Children's Mental Health Awareness Stop in Sidney

It was black leather vests, helmets, and the roar of motorcycles that had the children's attention on Thursday at the Kids Korner daycare center. The kids were filled with joy and excitement watching...


Potter-Dix Student Among Congressional Art Competition Winners

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith recently announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the Third District of Nebraska. Among those winners was Potter-Dix senior Aud...


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