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Business Meeting Teaches Personal, Business Development

Friday's Entrepreneur and Startup Event at Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney brought out a lot of innovative ideas and concepts for new businesses. The challenge, according to Paul...

 

Train Crossing Accidents Preventable

It is a sound that pierces the night sky, echoing across an empty prairie or between peaks as if bouncing off of both sides of a canyon's walls. Drivers and nearby homeowners complain about it......

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 21, 2018

Activity Brings Generations Together

Raiders Reaching Out, a project of the human development class at Sidney High School, is hosting an event Friday that will bring young and old together to share experiences. The class, along with help...

 

City Council Reviews Finance Update

Sidney revenues are maintaining well, according to Finance Director David Scott. Scott made a report before the Sidney City Council during Tuesday’s city council meeting. In his report, Scott noted...

 

Council Gives Green Light for Vehicle Purchases

The Sidney City Council Tuesday gave the green light to the purchase of two new pickup trucks for city departments. The city council had earlier agreed to the purchase of a service truck for the...

 
 By Grant Schulte    News    March 16, 2018

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance New $8.8 Billion State Budget

LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a proposed $8.8 billion two-year budget despite major disagreements over funding for the University of Nebraska and family-planning services, including Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers...

 

School Board Renews Superintendent's Contract

The Sidney School District Board of Education renewed the contract for superintendent Rodney “Jay” Ehler during the March 12 meeting. Ehler is contracted with an annual salary of $149,000, a $300...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 16, 2018

Grass Fire

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small grass fire at the top of Haskell Hill Road Tuesday, extinguishing the blaze quickly. No cause for the fire was determined....

 

Helping Dreams Become Reality Events Support Potential Business Owners

It might be a service that is no longer available but should be, or the next greatest kitchen or garage tool. Many people have ideas that could develop into prospering businesses. Sometimes the obstacle is connecting the vision with how to make it...

 

Primary Election Ballot Updated

The deadline has passed for challengers to submit their intentions with the May 15 Primary Election and there are plenty of candidates for local offices. The Cheyenne County Commissioner race remains...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 14, 2018

Bass Pro Updates Cabela's Campus Plans, Early Retirement Response

Bass Pro Shops announced in a memo late last week an update in its plans, along with the announcement of a campaign advertising buildings for lease following changes to its Sidney Cabela’s campus. I...

 

Dalton Resident Nominated for ANG Award

LINCOLN - Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vath, a 2011 graduate of Leyton High School and a member of the Nebraska Air National Guard's 155th Air Refueling Wing in Lincoln, was nominated to compete in the...

 
 By Cynthia Gill    News    March 14, 2018

Southern Panhandle Freshmen Connect the Dots

Ninth grade students from across the region attended Nebraska Extension's Connecting the Dots Career Exploration Program at Sidney High School on March 5. Nearly 150 students spent the morning explori...

 

Sidney School District Approaches '21st Century'

The Sidney School Board Monday approved a program that will offer more flexibility for teachers and students. Labeled the 1 to 1 Chromebook Iniative, Sidney students will have access to a computer...

 

School Board Recognizes Students

At Monday’s school board meeting, the Sidney School Board recognized six students for their work over the past month. The Monthly Performance Award acknowledges other criteria as well as achievement. These criteria are: Superior academic...

 

Sidney School Board Plans Against Cabela's Impact

With staff reductions related to the Bass Pro absorption of Cabela’s, the Sidney School District is bracing for a related loss of students. In the school board’s work session Tuesday, Supt. Jay...

 

Another Once In a Lifetime Experience

It isn't often a person can experience time in two places at almost the same moment, as if sideways instead of backward or forward. That happened recently when I had the opportunity to participate in...

 

Veterans Cemetery Foundation Continues Drive For Windbreak

A regional fund raising effort is currently underway to make services at the Nebraska State Veterans Cemetery in Alliance more comfortable for those participating in services for loved ones. At last...

 

Smith To Hold Open Office in Bridgeport

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will meet constituents of the Third District during a mobile office on Monday, March 12, in Bridgeport to discuss issues such as tax reform, trade, immigration, and infrastructure. A mobile office allows constituents...

 

County Backs Active Shooter Training

The national statistics keep climbing. Historically safe spaces are redefined as "soft targets." Victims range from school children to court officials. Cheyenne County officials want to prevent the...

 

Commissioners Discuss Possible Changes to Bridge Project

The Cheyenne County Commissioners are looking for options. A bridge project is scheduled for completion, replacing a bridge with two side-by-side culverts. The conflict is rancher Galen Bartling...

 

County Approves Heating and Cooling System for Comm Center

The emergency communications center is secure, but it doesn’t have the air circulation needed for the computer equipment and for a comfortable work environment. Communications Director Heidi...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    March 7, 2018

Gurley Lions Club Sponsors Hearing and Vision Tests

The Statewide Services Arm of the Nebraska Lions Foundation stopped in Gurley and Dalton on Thursday to conduct annual Hearing and Vision Testing for the Leyton School District. Since 1987, the Lions...

 

Local Students Commit To Rural Health Through CSC

CHADRON – Three Sidney students are among 33 Nebraska high school students selected for the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) at Chadron State College (CSC). The list includes 26 participants and seven alternates in nine fields. According...

 

Wheat Belt Announces Scholarship Winners

Wheat Belt awarded one $1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship, one $100 Arbor Wealth Scholarship, two $500 Tri-State Scholarships and one $2,000 Wheat Belt Lineman Scholarships to five outstanding area youths. Samantha Rae Schmid was selected to receive...

 

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