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Red Cross Urges Public to Take Winter Heating Safety Steps and Install Smoke Alarms

After responding to a half dozen home fires in just a couple of weeks, the Red Cross has released information to help residents become more aware of safety in their homes. The Red Cross says nearly...

 
 By Grant Schulte    News    January 3, 2018

5 Things To Know About The 2018 Nebraska Legislative Session

Nebraska lawmakers will kick off a new session Today facing a variety of issues, including another tax cut package and looming state budget challenges. Here are five things to watch in the 2018...

 

Sidney Man Arrested In Stabbing Incident

Zackery Lee Clark, 22, of Sidney, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 27, on charges of Second Degree Assault and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony following a stabbing incident at 577 Deborah...

 

Chip Program Funding Remains In Question

On Dec. 21, Modern Healthcare reported the House and Senate reached a deal to keep the federal government operating through Jan. 19, 2018. However, the bill doesn’t address states needing funding...

 

YEAR'S TOP STORY

Through SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) filings and a combined press release, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops announced the companies’ merger was completed Sept. 25, with Bass Pro acquiring the locally-born outdoor retailer for approximately $5...

 

APRIL - YEAR IN REVIEW

LODGEPOLE - The Lodgepole Village Board of Trustees is considering well rehabilitation as a possible solution to its arsenic problem. “We’re looking to see if that would be an option for us. We don’t even know yet,” Tammy Sherman, Lodgepole...

 

MAY - YEAR IN REVIEW

FORMER SIDNEY TEACHER PAINTS OFFICIAL KENTUCKY DERBY ART Jim Cantrell, a former Sidney art teacher, was chosen as the official artist for the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks races. He received...

 

JUNE - YEAR IN REVIEW

U.S. OPEN HAS SIDNEY TIE The lush greenery of the Erin Hills Golf Course, home of the 2017 U.S. Open, has a Sidney connection. Located at Erin, Wisconsin, 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, Erin Hills Golf Course was built using the natural dips and...

 

AUGUST - YEAR IN REVIEW

GOVERNOR'S WHISTLE STOP TOUR VISITS SIDNEY Union Pacific's Nebraska150 Express visited Sidney Saturday, bringing with it Gov. Pete Ricketts and several guests. Ricketts's Whistle-stop Tour first visit...

 

SEPTEMBER - YEAR IN REVIEW

COMMUNITY GATHERS SUPPLIES FOR VICTIMS Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas Friday and historic flooding has displaced thousands. In response, Sidney VFW Post 610, Adams Trucking and Sidney Public Schools, along with Sidney’s businesses, are wor...

 

OCTOBER - YEAR IN REVIEW

AGRI-PLASTICS COMING TO SIDNEY Agri-Plastics if officially coming to Sidney. The Ontario, Canada, based plastics manufacturer will join Lukjan Metal Products LLC at One Greewood Road, a $4.5 million investment. Sidney City Council approved the...

 

NOVEMBER - YEAR IN REVIEW

CITY, MEAN DISPUTE GOING TO STATE SUPREME COURT City of Sidney’s dispute with energy-provider MEAN (Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska) is going to the state supreme court, J. Leef, city attorney, informed the city council on Nov. 24. “This is...

 

DECEMBER - YEAR IN REVIEW

HICKORY SQUARE THE CENTER OF DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY Downtown Christmas activities kicked into high gear Dec. 2 with activities in Hickory Square and the Post Commanders Home. Sponsored by the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce and City of...

 

Union Pacific Derails Near Sidney

Union Pacific Railroad officials are investigating the cause of a train derailment near Sidney Saturday. The westbound train derailed 22 cars near Sidney Christmas Eve between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.,...

 

City Prepares To Trim Alley Trees

On Monday, January 22nd, 2018, weather and schedules permitting, the City of Sidney Parks Department will begin trimming trees and bushes in the alleys. Under City Ordinance 1034.06 Care, Trimming, and Removal of Street or Park Trees, Authority of...

 

State Bill Designed To Update Comm Centers

In the big screen and multiple television police dramas, law enforcement are linked to a communication center blending human compassion with the technology of 21st century version of "Tron" where...

 

Regional West Family Medicine to Open Clinic in Sidney

SCOTTSBLUFF – Regional West Physicians Clinic has announced it will open a new family medicine clinic at Sidney in January. Regional West Physicians Clinic-Family Medicine, Sidney will be staffed...

 

Commissioners Approve Pay Raises

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved a 3 percent pay increase for elected officials, all except themselves. The decision was made following an executive session of about 20 minutes. The i...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 20, 2017

Visitors Center Takes On New Role

Beginning Jan. 1, Sidney will begin to play a role in providing tourism information to travelers with interest in western Nebraska. The Sidney Visitor's Center already plays a large role in promoting...

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES: New Publication Looks At State's Secondary Aquifers

Nebraska's underlying geological formations store more groundwater than any other state, and in western Nebraska groundwater is used for irrigation, livestock, municipal water systems, rural homes,...

 

Accident Report

A Sidney woman escaped injury when the vehicle she was driving Dec. 15 collided with a deer on Highway 30. Ingrid Einspahr, 49, of Sidney, was driving a 2009 Toyota four-door sedan west on Highway 30 when the car collided with a deer between...

 

School Board Accepts Means' Resignation

Cheyenne County School District #1 bid a reluctant farewell to one of its own at its regular meeting Monday. Board member Doug Means, who has served since 2013, tendered his resignation effective as of the end of Monday’s meeting. Means is moving...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 15, 2017

Review Leaves Leyton With Difficult Decisions

Leyton’s school board will be wrestling with a difficult decision in the coming weeks. At its meeting Wednesday, the board was presented with information that could potentially see significant...

 

Historic Preservation Program A Boost For Business, Community

Artistic attraction is sometimes related to historic relevance. The interest in facades changes from stone mortar to hewn timber, then to framed and painted. The attraction continues when it shows a...

 

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