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Former Nebraskan Signing New Book Saturday

Cheryl Reich-Bills, formerly of Nebraska and South Dakota, will be hosting a book signing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Barb’s Gifts in Sterling. In addition to signing her new book, “SPLIT,” she is offering a free copy of “Mountain...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 11, 2018

Fair Opens This Week; PRCA Returns

Cheyenne County's Fair and Rodeo should be one not to miss as the Fair Board is pulling out all the stops this year with the best it could find for fun and entertainment. As always, 4-H activities...

 

Radtke, Brown Dress for Fair Success

Carissa Radtke is in her second year as Cheyenne County Fair Queen and Callie Brown is days from coronation as Lady in Waiting. "It is kind of representing Cheyenne County," Brown said. "Its been...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 11, 2018

Harvest is in Full Swing

Cheyenne County's harvest slowly began with early cutting over the weekend, with the first loads of wheat being accepted at Frenchman Valley Coop elevator in Lodgepole Saturday. With the last few...

 

Downtown Sounds Hosts John King Friday Night

Country music artist John King will be on stage Friday night for the July 7 Downtown Sounds event. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at Hickory Street Square in downtown Sidney. From a "little mountain...

 

Sidney Library Introduces New Tech to Hobbyists, Small Businesses

About seven months in service, and Sidney Public Library's MakerSpace is drawing interest from the community. MakerSpace is a program at the library that offers computer-based technology including...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 6, 2018

Fireworks

The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department once again wowed spectators with a spectacular fireworks show on July 3. Neighborhoods were also treated to independent displays until midnight July 4 as...

 

CHOW Garden

UNL's Terri James, left, and Morgan Hartline, third from left, discuss garden plants and planting with Dana Revell and Dan O'Dell with the Deer Run Community Garden group Monday. James, who heads...

 

Class Of 1968 Planning 50th Reunion

Alumni of Sidney High School invited to attend the 50th Reunion of the Sidney High School Class of 1968 to be held in Sidney on Aug. 17 and 18, 2018. The cost for the weekend will be $100 per couple...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 29, 2018

Housing Authority Celebrates 65 Years of Service

With unanimous approval of the Sidney City Council, the Sidney Housing Authority was formed 65 years ago, the last formality on the way to the city taking over the Sioux Villa Housing Project from...

 

City Prepares to Chip Seal Streets

Starting Monday, July 2, through Wednesday, July 11, weather permitting, the Sidney Street Department will be preparing for and chip sealing the following areas: Alvarado Rd. from 11th Ave. to Summit Dr., Coronado Court from San Marino Rd. to Solano...

 
 By Mike Motz    Community    June 27, 2018

Potter Car Bowl Event Set for June 30

Potter will host its annual Car Bowl Saturday, an event that has something to offer for everyone in the family. One of the weekend's featured events is just too big for one day. That event, the...

 

4th of July; Safety First

Firework sales began this week in Nebraska, and the Sidney Police Department is offering a few rules and safety tips. From the Police Department: Fireworks may be shot during the week prior to the...

 

WWII Vet Tour Stops in Sidney

Nearly every person can think of a time or event that has lingered as an "if only I had..." memory. The change to do something daring or to take a chance with a career opportunity or a relationship. S...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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