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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...

 
 By BRIANNA MCGURRAN    News    January 17, 2018 

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...

 

County Purchases Two Used Maintainers

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Tuesday approved the purchase of a 2012 John Deere 770G and a 2013 Caterpillar 12 M2. In December, the commissioners opened bids for the purchase of a new...

 

2018 Includes Mid-Term Elections

The 2018 year will include another chance for voters to decide their policy-makers and office holders. Deadlines are quickly approaching for voters and for candidates. On Jan. 14, voters can begin...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 5, 2018

Office Hopefuls Begin To File For Election

There will be a changing of the guard in some elected positions next year, with at least two current office holders choosing not to file for re-election this year. For 41 years, 42 by the end of her...

 

2017 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Trial Results On Cropwatch Website

Results of the 2017 variety trials for dry edible beans conducted by the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center have been posted on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch website. The direct link for variety trial results for both...

 

NSP Removes 67 from Roads for Drunk or Drugged Driving

LINCOLN - Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) completed a special enforcement over the holidays focused on removing drunk drivers from the road. The "You Drink & Drive, You Lose"...

 

County Seeking Bids For Building Remodel

Cheyenne County has a building needing some work and the commissioners are seeking bids for the work. The Cheyenne County Commissioners announced Tuesday they are advertising for bids to remodel the b...

 

Pulse Crop Conference Jan. 17 At Bridgeport

Farmers in western Nebraska grow a number of pulse crops, grains that are harvested for their dry seed. Dry edible beans is the common example, which has long been a part of the crop rotation under irrigation. In recent years farmers have been...

 

Officials Brace For 'Very Bad' Flu Season

Call it a proverb, a cliché or a accurate dose of motherly advice, but Benjamin Franklin's "an ounce of cure is worth a pound of cure" remains a valid approach this time of year. As temperatures...

 

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...

 

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