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 By Brandon L. Summers    News    June 23, 2017 

Social media is not the way to report a crime

When a crime happens, there is a proper way to report it to the police. And it’s not through social media. Chief Joe Aikens, Sidney Police Department, urges citizens to contact the communications center or reach out to the police station when...

 

Commissioners acquire bus shelter on 10th

Cheyenne County Commissions Monday approved taking ownership of a new shelter to be built by the Leadership Cheyenne County Class. The shelter will be placed apart from the sidewalk at 10th Avenue and King Street, on the Sidney Stage Line. Heather...

 

Sidney Police Explorers raising funds for charity trip

Sidney’s Police Explorer Post #607 is raising money to take its youth to Denver for a day of learning and community service. SPD Officer Adrian Smith hopes to take his nine explorers to Ronald McDonald House to prepare and serve food to the needy....

 

Simon Contractors hears business owner concerns

Highway 30 renovation efforts along Illinois Street are expected to begin in downtown Sidney after Fourth of July. Justin Schmidt, Simon Contractors project manager, took time Wednesday to meet at...

 

No bids on Lodgepole football field

CHAPPELL - No bids were received for the now defunct Creek Valley Middle School’s football field in Lodgepole. “They’re going to reopen bids for the football field because nobody in the original bid process, which was due the 6th of June,...

 

Konruff found guilty of possessing child porn

Daniel D. Konruff, 37, of Sidney, pleaded "no contest" Tuesday to two charges of attempting to possess child pornography, a class 3A felony. According to a Nebraska State Patrol affidavit, in October...

 

Council decides on LB840 grants, industrial park

Sidney is taking a new direction in issuing LB840 grants and selling industrial park lots following a special meeting of the City Council Monday with Ed Sadler, city manager, and Melissa Norgard, economic development director. LB840 grants will be of...

 

City seeks input on truck parking area

With Sidney’s carrier vehicle ordinance being enforced starting July 1, the City of Sidney is trying to gauge interest from truck drivers for a special parking lot. “We’re trying to figure out what the interest of a city-owned truck parking...

 

County Commissioners prepare for end of budget year

Cheyenne County Commissioners, approaching the end of the budget year, brought in the heads of every department Monday to offer some direction. The commissioners hope to avoid going into budget hearings and asked departments to stay within their...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 7, 2017

Legislator Erdman proposes tax plan

Going into his first session as a state legislator, Bayard’s Steve Erdman wasn’t sure what the work would be like. And after 30 days of wrangling over the Legislature’s operating rules, he was afraid it was going to be monotonous duty. But...

 

Meeting set for Cabela's stockholders to approve Bass Pro Shops acquisition

In a series of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week, Cabela’s announced a special meeting of stockholders to approve the acquisition of Cabela’s by Bass Pro Shops. The meeting, scheduled for 8 a.m. July 11 at the...

 

U.S. Rep. Smith visits Sidney

U.S. Representative Adrian Smith of Nebraska's third district visited Sidney Wednesday to speak with his constituents. Before visiting Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Smith visited the Sidney...

 

Library digitization funding restored

Sidney Public Library’s digitization funding has been restored. A $22,000 grant from the Nebraska Library Commission was approved, but feared lost when it was proposed that federal funding to the Institute of Museum and Library Services be cut...

 

Cabela's sought sale before getting hedge fund pressure

OMAHA (AP) — Financial documents show Cabela’s had been trying to sell itself months before an investor declared its big stake and publicly pushed for the sale. The Omaha World-Herald reports that documents filed with the Securities and Exchange...

 

Congressman Smith in Sidney today

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will meet with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce on today to give an update on the issues before Congress, including tax reform, health care, and trade. This event is open to the public. The visit is one of two...

 

$1M CDBG grant for Lukjan approved

Sidney City Council Tuesday approved a $1 million community development block grant for Lukjan Metal Products Inc. The state funds will be issued to Lukjan for acquisition of facilities at 1 Greenwood Drive and other development costs. “The...

 

City pursuing I.T., Food Industries

The City of Sidney is working to bring jobs in the information technology industry to the community. “We sent a marketing collateral piece to about 50 data and I.T. contacts we received from the target marketing consultant team,” Melissa...

 

Fuel spill at Sapp Bros

A fuel spill occurred at Sapp Bros. Tuesday at around 3 a.m. "The guy's overflow hose came off his tank and he was pumping (diesel) fuel onto the pad," Keith Stone, Cheyenne County fire chief, said....

 

Wayne State College adds concentration to Master of Science program

WAYNE, Neb. – Wayne State College has added a new concentration to the Master of Science in Organizational Management degree program. Human Resource Management concentration will be available starting in the spring 2016. The concentration is...

 

Nebraska corn farmers to invest more than $2.6 billion to plant 9.3 million acres

LINCOLN, Neb. – According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.3 million acres of corn, equal to last year’s total acres planted. With those intentions, farmers will spend about $280 per acre to get the crop...

 

Gas prices decrease by about 3 cents per gallon across Nebraska

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.35 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 

Gas prices dip slightly over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 

Wanted: People to participate in Nebraska Bee Survey

Nebraska Extension Educator Natalia Bjorklund will conduct a training class in Scottsbluff in April for those interested in being part the Nebraska Bee Survey. The survey is intended to determine what bees live in Nebraska. More than 4,000 different...

 

USDA seeks applications to support rural businesses, create jobs

Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah has announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to support rural businesses and help create jobs. “This USDA funding will ensure continued investments in rural businesses,” Mensah said. “Too of...

 

Gas prices make slight decline over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 

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