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Sasse Staff to Hold Mobile Office in Sidney

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse announced that a member of his staff will be hosting a Mobile Office on Wednesday, Dec. 13 in Sidney. These office hours provide Nebraskans with a face-to-face opportunity to speak with a member of Senator Sasse’s staff...

 

Gov. Ricketts Names Family Farmer as Director of Agriculture

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts introduced Steve Wellman as the new Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Monday. Wellman operates a fourth-generation family farm near Syracuse,...

 

'In God We Trust'

It is such a simple phrase, one that implies faith and looking toward new horizons. It has roots to when development of the nation was a bloody reality. There is an effort to keep society connected...

 

Local Retailers Voice Mixed Reaction To Holiday Season

The sun was shining and the temperatures admittedly well above a late November average. Yet, downtown Sidney businesses had shoppers seeking early season deals. Pat Finney, owner of Ace Hardware,...

 

Sidney Area Households Local Residents Encouraged to Participate in Labor Study

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor urge households in the Sidney, Nebraska area to participate in a study of the employment situation in and around Sidney. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Re...

 

Sidney Man Appointed to Game and Parks Commission

LINCOLN. – A Sidney man is one of two new commissioners appointed to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Doug Zingula of Sidney and Scott Cassels of Omaha have been appointed to represent District 7 (Panhandle) and...

 

Nebraska High Court Rejects Inmate's Post-Conviction Appeal

LINCOLN (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the post-conviction appeal of a California man serving life in prison for the 2012 fatal shooting of a Sidney man. Jason Custer, formerly of Chico, California, was convicted in 2014 of...

 

Bell Lumber & Pole Company Loan Forgiven

To make money, it takes money. Likewise, to expand a business it takes an investment, some seed money. A local company was awarded funds to expand and Monday was recognized for fulfilling its...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 1, 2017

Aquatic Center Second Year Attendance Rises

In an abbreviated agenda, the Sidney City Council heard Tuesday that attendance for the Sidney Aquatic Center rose by nearly 300 in its second year. After approving minutes from its last meeting,...

 

Sidney Family Among NEST Winners

Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg and First National Bank of Omaha today announced four randomly selected winners of the 2017 Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Each received a $5,000 contribution to a...

 

Information/Forms For Candidates Available On Sec. Of State Website

LINCOLN – Candidates who are interested in running for office and must file with the Secretary of State’s office will find readily available information and forms online. Secretary John Gale says it is a “one stop shop” for anyone interested...

 

Ideas to Grow With Western Sustainable Ag Crops & Livestock Conference Dec. 16

"Ideas to Grow With" is the theme for the Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference set for Dec. 16 at Sidney. The conference will cover a diverse set of topics, including good and...

 

New Government Numbers Show Small State Growth

OMAHA, – New and revised government statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at the Department of Commerce show Nebraska's economy grew in the 2nd quarter of 2017, but that the sta...

 

WNCC Hosts Healthcare Career Open House

Western Nebraska Community College Health Professions is hosting an open house for students and parents to discuss healthcare career opportunities. Those attending will be able to visit with faculty...

 

Commissioners Approve New Keno Permit

In the county commissioners meeting Monday, the commissioners met as as the Board of Equalization, approving a $2,964 tax correction for the City of Sidney. The commissioners reconvened as the board of county commissioners, meeting with John Fahey,...

 

South Platte NRD Recognizes 2017 District Conservation Award Winners

On Nov. 14th the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension hosted an Awards Ceremony for the...

 

ACCIDENT REPORTS

Lodgepole Man Escapes Injury In Truck Accident A Lodgepole man escaped injury when the truck-trailer he was driving went off the rolled and rolled Nov. 14. Tucker Peterson, 30, of Lodgepole, was driving a 2006 Freightliner trucker with a trailer on...

 

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits On Sale

Christmas tree cutting permits went on sale beginning Monday, November 20 at two of the Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands (NNFG) District Offices: the Pine Ridge and Bessey Ranger Districts...

 

Applications Available to Join NSP

LINCOLN - The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is looking for the next class of recruits to join the ranks as Nebraska State Troopers. Applications for the 2017 Sworn Officer Selection Process are now avai...

 

Reminder: Get Permission To Hunt

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters they must first gain permission before hunting on private property. GPS mapping applications are a popular tool with many hunters. These apps may show some properties as public...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    November 17, 2017

City Council Approves Tax Break Program For Firefighters

Sidney volunteer firemen will qualify for a new tax break in coming years, thanks to a resolution passed by the Sidney City Council Tuesday. The break, which comes in the form of a tax credit against state income taxes, is available due to the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    November 17, 2017

Sidney School Board Approves Policy Changes

Sidney’s school board continued work to update district policies when it met Monday evening, approving 10 measures so they are in line with state practices. The changes were largely in wording through “3,000 series” policies, of a number of...

 

Members needed on city advisory boards

Sidney’s City Council is accepting applications to fill roles on two key advisory boards. There are three vacancies to be filled, one on the Sidney Airport Authority, two on the Sidney Planning Commission. The Airport Authority is responsible for...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    November 15, 2017

Hwy. 30 construction project nearly done

Paving on U.S. Highway 30 should be wrapped up this week, and along with it, the end of a trying construction season through downtown Sidney. All that's left for this season, says Bucl Simmons, a...

 

More property, income tax debates expected in 2018 session

LINCOLN — Despite a state budget crunch and a push to lower property taxes, Nebraska lawmakers will likely face another debate over income taxes in next year’s session. Key lawmakers say they’re hopeful they can reach a compromise on a package...

 

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