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 By Don Ogle    News    January 31, 2018

Leadership Cheyenne County

Members of this year's Leadership Cheyenne County class put the final touches on a community project Friday, placing commemorative plaques at two city transportation covered bus stops, purchased and...

 

City Approves Agreement With Agri-Plastics

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved a grant application with Agri-Plastics. The grant application, valued at $200,000, requires Agri-Plastics to remain open in Sidney for at least 24 consecutive...

 

Theobald Campaigning for Rural Nebraskans

Third District seat candidate Paul Theobald wants to shorten the distance between Washington, D.C., and rural Nebraska, ensuring small communities are represented at the federal level. Theobald, a...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 26, 2018

Why Not Sidney?

Who knows a town and what it has to offer better than its own residents? That was part of the discussion Joe and Cathy Arterburn had when they decided to enlist Sidney area residents to join a letter...

 

Gov. Ricketts, Attorney General Peterson Unveil Endangered Missing Advisory System

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts, Attorney General Doug Peterson, and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc this week announced the creation of the Endangered Missing Advisory (EMA) to assist in the recovery of vulnerable,...

 

USDA Announces Near-Record Year For Farm Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit,...

 

SPNRD Board Retains Leadership

At its first meeting of the year, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) voted to retain the same officers for 2018 as they had in 2017. Chairman will remain...

 

Storm Brings Wind, Snow

Wind and snow blew through the Sidney area this weekend, slowing traffic and causing slick and snow-covered streets throughout the county. The storm that was predicted to start leaving its impact in...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 19, 2018

TeamMates Recognizes Chamber

TeamMates mentoring program, founded to provide support and encouragement for students, held its local appreciation social Monday, recognizing the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce with the Friends...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 19, 2018

Cameras Approved For County Building Security

Cheyenne County Commissioners approved security cameras for the county weed building at their meeting Tuesday. The action was taken on a recommendation in part by Ron Leal, Region 21 Emergency...

 

Rural Health Care Demands National Attention

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a new report that highlights the challenges of health care delivery in rural areas of the Upper Midwest. The study identifies four key areas for reform that could apply nationally to all rural communities....

 

Planting The Future Pheasants Forever Promotes Safe Hunting, Developing Habitat

For some people, the most relaxing, peaceful moments are when hunting, specifically bird hunting. Opportunities to hunt are limited without efforts to maintain habitats. Pheasants Forever is a program...

 

SPNRD Recognizes Employees At Board Meeting

Two employees of the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) received special recognition during the district’s regular Monthly meeting in December. Recognition was given to two employees Travis Glanz and Tyler Sanders for their years of...

 

Leyton District Holds Off On Staffing Decision

Leyton’s school board held an executive session during its monthly meeting last week, seeking legal advice on a decision whether or not to cut staff positions. Superintendant Lorrie Miller said following the executive session, the board continued...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 17, 2018

County Receives Bridge Replacement Funds

Cheyenne County has once again been approved for funding to replace a defective bridge. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced a Cheyenne County project was one of 22 proposals...

 

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 12, 2018

School Threat

Sidney school students were met at the door by law enforcement officers and administrators as they went to school Wednesday, the result of a message found scribbled on a bathroom wall Tuesday. The...

 

Bass Pro CEO Challenges Ex-Cabela's Execs: Help the Workers

Bass Pro Shops' chief executive said he will match donations by former Cabela's executives and owners to a severance fund for some Cabela's workers who are losing their jobs after Bass Pro bought the...

 
 By Grant Schulte    News    January 12, 2018

Gov. Ricketts Unveils New Property, Income Tax Plan

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled a new tax package Wednesday that would boost credits for Nebraska residents who own homes and farmland, lower the state’s top income tax rates and expand job-training programs. The governor outlined a...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 12, 2018

City Council Dispatches Short Agenda

Sidney’s Aquatic Center will make some scheduling changes next summer as it works to become more efficient with employee time and associated costs. In November, council heard from Parks...

 

Police Receive Report Of Telephone Scam

A Sidney, resident was contacted about a lottery win resulting in the loss of $1,000. Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens said Monday the police department filed a report after a Sidney resident reported...

 

Police Investigating Vehicle Theft

Sidney Police are investigating the theft of a trailer and two ATVs from Maddox Motors. The theft occurred between Oct. 23, 2017 and about 11:08 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018. An 8 x 10 single-axle aluminum...

 

Court Case Advances Against Christofferson

A Sidney man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Cheyenne County District Court on charges of Using a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony (Class II Felony), Terroristic Threats (Class IIIA Felony), and...

 

Accident Reports

Dec. 28: A Lodgepole, Neb., woman when the 2018 Chevrolet compact utility vehicle she was driving collided with a deer on U.S. Highway 30 at 6 p.m. Carson Faessler, 23, of Lodgepole, was driving east...

 

Farm Bureau Members Set Policy on Property Taxes, Trade, Other Key Issues

KEARNEY – Farmers and ranchers from across the state set Nebraska Farm Bureau policy for the coming year and re-elected leaders as part of the organization's 100th Annual Meeting and Convention...

 

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