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Illinois, 13th not a four-way stop

Traffic lights are being replaced at the intersection of Illinois Avenue and 13th Street. “There was an accident where a truck ran over the traffic light pole, and destroyed it and put a dent in it,” Hank Radtke, Sidney streets superintendent,...

 

Agri-Plastics and Lukjan near deal on Greenwood facility

Agri-Plastics, an Ontario-based plastics manufacturer, has "reached an agreement" with Lukjan Metal Products LLC to acquire roughly half of its Greenwood Drive facility, Herb Gibson, Lukjan midwest...

 

Fischer in Sidney Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) she will hold a Listening Session in Sidney on Thursday. This session offers local Nebraskans a forum to share their views and speak directly with Senator Fischer about their questions or...

 

Highway Patrol eyeing Sidney Airport for base of operations

Nebraska Highway Patrol is considering Sidney Airport as a possible new base of operations. Ron Meyer, Airport Authority member, reported to Sidney City Council Tuesday the Highway Patrol is looking to relocate from Ogallala. “They’re looking... Full story

 

Reward increased

A $2,000 reward is now being offered for information about the person responsible for producing graffiti on city property in Legion Park. The reward was increased by city officials after more...

 

NE Bar Association promotes rural initiatives

Rural Nebraska needs more lawyers. Visiting Sidney Wednesday, Judge Joseph Bataillon, Nebraska Bar Association, Richard E. Moberly, University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law dean, and Ronald Volkmer, Creighton University law professor, promoted...

 

City offers $500 reward on vandal

Sidney officials are offering a $500 reward for information about the person responsible for producing graffiti on city property at Legion Park in late June. The graffiti, located in the Fort Sidney...

 

Assault suspect now in custody

An arrest warrant was issued for David Croissant, 38, of Sterling, CO., in connection with an assault that occurred July 21 near Lorenzo. The Logan County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office recently released a report of a female reporting an assault that...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 2, 2017

Trailer fire results in response from four local departments

Four fire departments responded to a fire that originated on Interstate 80 over the weekend and spread into nearby grassland, placing a feedlot and cattle nearby pastures in danger. Sidney Volunteer...

 

Council: first reading on electric rates, JESWA land trade

An ordinance for a land trade between City of Sidney and Cabela’s had a first reading Tuesday at the City Council’s regular meeting. The trade will allow the city and South Platte Natural Resources District to move forward on the Joint East...

 

Hershberger brings wealth of experience to SST staff

Forrest Hershberger has joined the staff of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph as news editor. He will be writing sports, local government and features in addition to other duties as assigned. Hershberger...

 

USDA Rural Development Block Grant funding at risk

USDA rural development grants remain at risk of being slashed from the federal budget, with the agency facing more than $1.1 billion in cuts proposed by the White House. University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension in Sidney uses such grants to help...

 

City adopts 5-year budget

Sidney is adopting a five-year budget. A five-year budget anticipates revenue and expenses over a five-year period and allows the city to plan and adopt accordingly, David Scott, financial director, said. “Clearly, you don’t know exactly what...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 19, 2017

Hwy. 30 segment closed through end of week

City officials have received word from the Nebraska Department of Transportation that Hwy. 30 between 5th Avenue and Fort Sidney Road will be closed beginning today and will reopen at the end of the day on Friday. During construction work and...

 

Cabela's shareholders voted for sale

Cabela’s shareholders Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the sale to BassPro. According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, approximately 78 percent of the outstanding shares of common stock voted in favor of the proposal. Roughly...

 

Council congratulates BassPro on Cabela's sale

City Council members Tuesday congratulated BassPro for the purchase of Cabela’s that morning. Council member Roger Gallaway said he looks forward to working with BassPro in the future. “I look forward to the energy and innovation they continue...

 

Cabela's Stockholders approve combination with Bass Pro Shops

Cabela's Incorporated (NYSE: CAB) Tuesday announced that its shareholders have approved the previously announced combination of Cabela's with Bass Pro Shops. The final vote results will be filed on a...

 

SPS staff benefits from ASCD conference

Sidney Public School staff attended the ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) National Conference held in Denver, Colorado in June to great success, SPS Superintendent Jay Ehler reported at Monday’s school board meeting. “...

 

SPD attacking park graffiti

Sidney Police Department is taking action against graffiti appearing in Legion Park. A reward in an unspecified amount is being offered for information about those responsible for the tagging at the w...

 

Antitrust regulators sign off on Cabela's

(AP) — U.S. antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Bass Pro Shops’ deal to buy Cabela’s, Cabela’s said in a filing Wednesday. The chain said the Federal Trade Commission signed off on the deal earlier this week, but banking...

 

County heads dispute salary cap

Concerns were raised at Monday’s County Commissioners meeting about inequities regarding maximum raises and salary caps. This has created a difference in wages offered across county departments. “There’s a difference in wages being paid for cle...

 

Commissioners approve USDA APHIS contract

County Commissioners Monday approved a contract with USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Wildlife Services for prairie dog elimination. The contract not to exceed $11,877.50 for one and a half months of service is matched by USDA for a total of...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 5, 2017

WING Task Force makes two Sidney arrests

Two Sidney residents were arrested on felony charges Friday as local law enforcement personnel from the Western Nebraska Intelligence Group (WING) Task Force investigated a report of drugs being...

 

Sidney after Cabela's

Sidney’s future is unknowable. Cabela’s stockholders will vote July 11 on whether to sell to BassPro. Neither company can speak about what might result from the potential sale, though. Mayor Joe Arterburn visited the Sidney Sun-Telegraph...

 

Electricity rate increase proposed

Sidney City Council is considering increasing electricity rates. Residential rates would increase from $13 to $16, small general service single phase from $25 to $28, three phase from $44.50 to $60 and large general service from $135 to $160. This...

 

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