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 By Don Ogle    News    April 27, 2018

No Crown, But Cole Still Wins

OMAHA - Sidney's Ylani Cole didn't come away with the Mrs. Nebraska crown at the Mrs. Nebraska Pageant last weekend, but that is secondary to what she did gain. "I won so much more than a crown and a...

 

City Approves Dispatch Agreement

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved its part of the Cheyenne County Emergency Communications agreement for Deuel County services to be dispatched by the Cheyenne County dispatch center. “What y...

 

Sidney Regional Outlines Program and Progress

Officials from Sidney Regional Medical Center spent part of an evening last week going over changes at the hospital before a group of about 30 local residents. SRMC Chief Executive Officer Jason Petik took the lead in reviewing expansion of programs...

 

Willows and Wings Birding Hike is May 19 at Willow Creek SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – The public is invited to celebrate International Migratory Bird Month by participating in Willows and Wings on May 19 at Willow Creek State Recreation Area in Pierce County. This event includes a bird identification hike and an...

 

Road Work

Jeff Hedlund is pictured moving a section of sewer pipe on 10th between Osage and Pine Streets this week. The break resulted in replacement of 15 feet of sewer line....

 

Colorado Man Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

An Iliff, Co., man was flown to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley after he was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident. Norman Foos, 68, of Iliff, was driving a 1996 Ford E-150 van south...

 

Peetz Community Debates Conceal Carry

The Peetz school community came together Thursday night to address how best to protect its students. At issue is if the Peetz School District should seek staff volunteer as armed security as well as...

 

Sidney Regional Officials Review Current Programs

Officials from Sidney Regional Medical Center spent part of an evening last week going over changes at the hospital before a group of about 30 local residents. SRMC Chief Executive Officer Jason Petik took the lead in reviewing expansion of programs...

 

Authorities Investigating Lodgepole Deaths

Authorities are investigating the death of two people in Lodgepole April 19. According to a press release from the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office, the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Lodgepole Village Office at 12:24...

 

Local Woman, USAF Vehicle Collide

A Sidney, Neb., woman was taken to Sidney Regional Medical Center Wednesday, April 18, after the car she was driving and a military vehicle collided on Link 17J at about 2:39 p.m. According the...

 

Economic Forum Set In Gering

Those from businesses, financial institutions, civic and community organizations, educators and government entities are invited to attend an Economic Forum on May 8 at the Gering Civic Center. The event, from 5:45 to 8 p.m., brings those interested...

 

Nebraska Artists Invited to Participate in Creating Ornaments for the Nebraska State Capitol's Holiday Tree

First Lady Susanne Shore invites Nebraska artists - professional and emerging – to design Nebraska-shaped ornaments for the Nebraska State Capitol’s official holiday tree. Nebraska artists of any age are encouraged to submit up to five design...

 

Sidney Woman was Injured in an Accident Wednesday Afternoon

A Sidney woman was injured Wednesday afternoon when she and an unidentified vehicle collided at the intersection of L17J and Old Post Road. Rosella Mehling, 87, was struck in the right side and was...

 

WNCC Sidney Commended for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Junior colleges offer more than a step up to a university. That is the message staff of the Western Nebraska Community College brought to the Western Community College Area Board of Governors...

 

Nebraska Lawmakers Finish Contentious 2018 Session

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers approved two dozen last-minute bills Wednesday on the final day of a contentious session that was dominated by disputes over state budget cuts, taxes and abortion. Senators ended the short, 60-day session on a...

 

Legislature Adjourns, 24 Bills Sent To Governor's Desk

LINCOLN--Twenty-four bills were passed before the second session of the 105th Nebraska Legislature adjourned late Wednesday afternoon. Senators unanimously passed a bill that will require payday lenders to provide borrowers with more information. LB...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 18, 2018

Spring Storm Cripples Area

A hard-hitting spring storm that hit the area Friday left more than a hundred motorists stranded around Sidney, and electric customers from Sidney to Lake McConaughy without power for between 24 and...

 

Fair Board Brings Entertainment to '18 Fair

The Cheyenne County Fair will include the talent of Rodney Atkins and McKenzie JaLynn Band. Atkins is known for songs such as "Farmer's Daughter," "If You're Going Through Hell," and "It's America."...

 

Cheyenne County, Sidney Approach Dispatch Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners and later the Communications Board discussed entering a dispatch service agreement with Deuel County. “Deuel County is in somewhat of a critical position,”...

 

Air Link Expands Service to Include Fixed Wing Aircraft

SCOTTSBLUFF - Regional West announced today that it is adding the management and oversight of a fixed wing aircraft to its Air Link air ambulance flight program. The new partnership will enhance Air Link’s air medical transport services with the...

 

Tractor Safety Training Courses For Teen Farm Workers Scheduled; Required By Law

Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at Gering and Gordon in June, as well as and 10 other Nebraska locations this year for teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm. Federal law prohibits...

 

Work to Begin on US-385 in Dalton

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin April 23 on US-385 in Dalton, from Reference Post 50.00 to Reference Post 54.00, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Simon...

 

Scholarships Available For Students Interested in Organic Farming

High Plains OCIA of Nebraska, Inc. is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 for the 2018/2019 school year. A chapter of OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association), High Plains OCIA of Nebraska, Inc....

 

Wheatbelt Offers Leadership Camp Opportunity

Nebraska’s Rural Electric Association sponsors a Youth Energy Leadership Camp every year at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp at Halsey. The camp provides leadership and team building activities. The camp will be held July 9-13, 2018. Wheat Belt Public...

 

Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available

Cheyenne County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brad Fraass announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to the recent blizzard could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). “LIP provides...

 

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