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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...

 

Ash Hollow to re-enact 1800's in celebration of Nebraska 150 years

This exhibit will be a re-enactment of the events and surroundings where you will see trade tents, living quarters, teepees, and folks dressed in period-specific clothing of the 1800s. Tomahawk and knife throwing will be demonstrated, along with...

 

Fair takes off in full speed

Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo had its first 4-H events over the weekend at Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. Activities officially opened fair week this week with the 4-H Fashion Show on Thursday....

 

Mattoon named 2019 Nebraska Bar President

Steve Mattoon, of Sidney law firm Matzke & Mattoon, has been named President of the Nebraska Bar Association for 2019. Mattoon will serve as designee-elect starting in October. “It’s something...

 

Downtown Sounds

Residents were treated to two groups at Downtown Sounds Friday. Here, Loaded Dice performs a mix of old rock hits to close the evening....

 

Ewert faces 50 years, minimum 5 years

Sean Ewert, 49, of Sidney, faces 50 years and a minimum sentence of five years on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, a class 1C felony. Ewert was arrested June 30 as part of a WING taskforce b...

 

City auction set for Sunday

A city auction being held at Sidney Police Department Sunday will offer surplussed items from various city departments, including used vehicles. The auction is part of an annual city effort, SPD Chief... Full story

 

Veteran Joan F. Hughes

By the time Joan Fowler-Hughes was 21 years old, she had graduated from high school as well as college. She was seriously involved with a man who was a college graduate as well as a pilot… and deployed to the theater of war in Europe. The man was... Full story

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 12, 2017

Holiday dinners in danger

For 25 years, volunteers have worked to provide holiday meals to those without family in close proximity to Sidney, or those unable to make the meals themselves. It started with Christmas, when Ella Mae Goranson first saw the need and organized a...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    July 7, 2017

Wheat Harvest underway

Harvest has begun in Cheyenne County, with farmers pulling into fields in the northeast corner of the county this week. Combines made test cuts in a few fields prior to the Fourth of July, but...

 

New Rev joins St. Patrick's Church

Rev. Mike McDermott, a native of Grand Island, is the new priest at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. It was St. Patrick's where McDermott entered into his vocation in January 1979, serving for two and...

 

GMCO to expand

GMCO Corporation, a Rifle, Colorado-based company, is expanding its efforts in Western Nebraska. Started in 1964, the company offers de-icing materials and provides dust control services. GMCO has one...

 

Hwy. 30 repairs commence downtown next week

Nebraska’s Department of Transportation has announced that weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin on US-30 on July 10 for repair of concrete panels. The work will take place on U.S. Hwy. 30 in Sidney’s main downtown business district...

 

Doves, OHD tend gardens in the park

Sidney's Office of Human Development and the DOVES Program both visited Legion Park Wednesday for a morning of gardening. OHD, which serves adults with developmental disabilities, brought six clients...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 30, 2017

Caution urged as fireworks make their annual appearance

Already the screeches, crackles and pop, pop, pop of fireworks can be heard throughout the city, signaling the approach of the Fourth of July. The annual celebration is a time for thoughts to turn to...

 

WNCC employee honored

John Bahr, Western Nebraska Community College Sidney receptionist, was honored Tuesday by Nebraska VR with the Debra Bowers Client Award. “We choose one client every year to receive this award,”...

 

City July 4 schedule

The City of Sidney will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 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...

 

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