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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    May 25, 2018 

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....

 

School Board Approves Staff Changes

The Sidney Board of Education approved several staff changes Monday evening. The Sidney school board approved the resignation of five teachers, also approving eight new teaching contracts. Justin...

 

Truck Tips Over

A rental box van tipped over while negotiating a turn at the I80 east interchange Monday morning. No injuries were reported. Sidney Police investigated the incident, however, the official report was...

 

Council Approves Additional Funding for Highby Forest Products

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved expanding Economic Development Funding (LB840) for Highby Forest Products. In its April 10 meeting, the city council approved funding assistance Highby’s for...

 

DECISION 2018

The Sidney Sun-Telegraph recently reached out to area election candidates. Reprinted below are responses to a questionnaire sent to candidates who will appear on the Primary Ballot. MELODY "MEL"...

 

School Board Candidates

• Name as it appears on ballot: Vickie Brown • Community you live in, are running to represent: Creek Valley Schools, Chappell, Neb. • How long have you lived in Deuel County? I have lived in Deuel County for two years and six months. • What...

 

Ball Set To Honor, Aid Veterans

Current and former military members will be honored at an event next Saturday, May 19. The Armed Forces Appreciation Ball will feature dinner, silent and live auctions and a dance. Ball proceeds will go through Sidney VFW Post 610 to help local...

 

County Approves Emergency Communications Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved an agreement for dispatch services to Deuel County. Deuel County officials recently approached Cheyenne County seeking to end their relationship with...

 

Potter-Dix Graduates Nine Seniors

The bright and sunny afternoon was symbolic of the event as the communities of Potter and Dix came together to witness nine seniors formally complete their high school experience. The gymnasium was...

 

Coroner Confirms Deaths Murder-Suicide

Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub confirmed in a press release Wednesday that Mark M. Arledge died of several gunshot wounds and Michelle L. Arledge died of a single gunshot wound. Mark Arledge...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

Shade for Sidewalks

The City of Sidney “2018 Shade for Sidewalks Street Tree Program” is taking applications from homeowners for a chance to plant a 12 foot tall tree, in the city right of way. The right of way is located typically between the sidewalk and street....

 
 News    May 4, 2018

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

LINCOLN - It seems as if spring has finally sprung in Nebraska as the National Weather Service reports there has been an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms across Nebraska from late afternoon throu...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 4, 2018

County Will See Lower Tax Valuations

A recommendation by the Cheyenne County Assessor's Office to lower the percentages on which property tax values are based has been approved by the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission. Last...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

Nebraska Farm Bureau Tells EPA: "Glyphosate Critical to Agriculture"

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Farm Bureau says farmers, ranchers, and the environment would suffer the most if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were to limit or take away the ability to use Glyphosate as a crop protection tool. The Nebraska Farm...

 

City Celebrates Arbor Day

Sidney residents were lined up early Saturday for their opportunity at a free tree. The tree giveaway was part of the Arbor Day celebration held in Sidney Saturday, April 28. The event was held at the...

 

City Council Discusses New Business Assistance Program

The Sidney City Council was approached Wednesday about a new program to help relocate businesses to the city, and help local businesses. The City of Sidney is benefitting from State funding for...

 

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