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 By Don Ogle    News    June 15, 2018

State of Sidney:

"We're strong, we're resilient, and we have a lot of positives." That was part of the message Sidney Mayor Joe Arterburn presented to a crowd of 120 Wednesday at the State of Sidney, presented by the...

 

Council Approves 4-acre Subdivision

The Sidney Council approved a subdivision request by the City’s Economic Development office subdividing a 4.03 acre tract in the Sidney Business Park Addition.  The request was made on behalf of...

 

Nebraska Wheat Crop Report June 13, 2018

According to the USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending June 10, 2018, topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 21% short, 74% adequate and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated the same as last week with 4 percent very...

 

Chamber Welcomes New Director

In April it was announced that Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce President Denise Wilkinson was resigning for a similar position in a bigger market. Monday, her replacement and the newest Chamber...

 

Teacher Programs Focus on Student Enrichment

Students change. Education expectations change. Therefore, teachers need more “tools” at their disposal, and several teachers this summer are working on just that. At Monday’s Sidney school...

 

Chautauqua Approaches To Provide Information About WWI

Sidney is one of two locations for Chautauqua celebrations this summer, celebrations that will entertain and educate with period-correct singers and actors, as well as scholars who know the material....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 8, 2018

Storm Brings Rain, Hail

A late afternoon storm centered in the Lodgepole area built and gave the area some much needed rain, along with not-so-welcome hail in some areas of Cheyenne County. Officially, the storm produced...

 

Davis Presents Talk on WWI Impact on Today

The United States entered World War I, then a European conflict, as a result of aggression by Germany. Consequences of that decision are being felt 100 years later, according to Spencer Davis, guest...

 

Commissioners Okay Three-Year GIS Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners agreed to a three-year contract for GIS mapping services. The agreement came after lengthy discussion on options offered by the mapping company. The discussion item...

 

Poppy Painting Celebrates Chautauqua

To coincide with the Sidney Chautauqua, the Cheyenne County Art Guild is holding a “Paint a Poppy” painting party on June 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Coffee Corner. Cost is $25. To register, please contact Cindi Egging at 308-249-4206....

 
 By Mike Motz    News    May 30, 2018

World Language Program Brings Innovation and Results

Imagine that you've saved money for that big trip to Central America and you're making plans to travel in areas you've never been and to relax on pristine, tropical beaches. Yes, most of the people...

 

'Nebraskans and the Great War' program Thursday

Nebraska had a significant contribution to World War 1. The impact on Nebraska, likewise, was felt throughout the state. On Thursday, May 31, “Nebraskans and the Great War” with Spencer Davis will be presented at the Cheyenne County Community...

 

County Renews Ambulance Agreement with Regional West

The Cheyenne County Commissioners met in a special meeting Tuesday to discuss hiring a new Tourism Director and to consider approval of a revised Ambulance Agreement with Regional West Medical...

 

Sidney Grad Among WNCC Students Awarded Buckley Trust Grant Scholarship

SCOTTSBLUFF — Seventeen Western Nebraska Community College students received scholarships recently from a $5,000 grant for the Thomas D. Buckley Trust. Those students awarded scholarships studied basic nursing assistance, information technology,...

 

NDA Advises Consumers Watch for Skimmer Devices at Fuel Pumps

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding consumers to pay attention at the pump this Memorial Day weekend and always. Credit card skimmer devices have been discovered in the past by NDA inspectors during routine pump...

 

Council Gives Go-Ahead for Landfill Upgrades

The Sidney City Council Tuesday gave the green light to purchasing needed equipment for the Sidney Solid Waste Landfill. The City of Sidney has a dilemma. Necessary equipment at the landfill needs rep...

 

County Updated on Landfill Issues

The Cheyenne County Commissioners met with Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler Monday to discuss maintaining efficient trash pickup and processing. The meeting was scheduled to approve an addendum to the...

 

County Clerk Confirms Primary Election Results

Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh confirmed the results of the Primary Election with Melody Keller winning the County Assessor seat with 867 votes to incumbent Sybil Prosser’s 486. The top...

 

Commissioners Interview Tourism Director Candidates

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday were busy trying to fill the position of Tourism Director, interviewing five candidates in a public meeting. Tourism Director Heather Hausmann has resigned....

 

Voters Elect New County Assessor

The Cheyenne County voters made their decision Tuesday, choosing a new name for county assessor. Voters chose Melody Keller over Sybil Prosser by a margin of 860 to 479, according to the unofficial...

 
 By Laura Strimple    News    May 18, 2018

Voter Turnout Less Than Hoped; Two State Races May Be Poised For Recount

LINCOLN – Despite outstanding voter turnout in a number of counties, statewide turnout fell below 25 percent based on preliminary totals from the primary election. As noted by Secretary of State John Gale, results are unofficial until counties...

 

Incumbants Show Strong In State Primary

LINCOLN (AP) — Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould won the Democratic primary to try and unseat Republican Sen. Deb Fischer, a tough prospect in overwhelmingly conservative Nebraska. Raybould, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board To Meet In Sidney

LINCOLN- The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Hampton Inn in Sidney: 635 Cabela Dr., in Sidney. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. MDT and...

 

Smith Encourages Students to Apply for Youth Advisory Council

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) encourages rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2018-2019 Third District Youth Advisory Council by June 29. The Third District Youth Advisory Council is a forum for juniors and...

 

Storm Responders Commended For April 13 Reaction

It started like most weekends. People joked about the luck of a Friday the 13th. Some watched the sky a little more cautiously when weather services predicted precipitation in the Nebraska Panhandle....

 

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