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Voters Approve LB840 Changes

Sidney voters made their decision Tuesday, allowing the City of Sidney to modify the LB840 program to include private and public funding sources. Presently, the City's economic development plan...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 17, 2018 

Sidney Prepares For Leaner Budget

Sidney's City Council took a good hard look at its 2018-19 budget during a workshop Wednesday, and found there will be a lot of cuts that could sting a little over the next couple of years. In making...

 

Commissioners Hammer Out Budget Plan

The Cheyenne County Commissioners met Wednesday for a budget workshop to work out the details in the 2018-2019 budget. Part of the issue, according to Commissioner Randal Miller, is the drop in...

 

Council Approves Highby Funding Agreement

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved an agreement with Highby Outdoors for funding to assist with purchase and renovation of a building in Sidney. The building is 232 Greenwood Road. The City...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 17, 2018 

ACCIDENT REPORT

A vehicle is towed away from the scene of an accident Wednesday afternoon at the corner of 12th and Illinois when one vehicle was reported to have struck the rear of another. The Sidney Police...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    August 17, 2018 

Julesburg Racing Results

Julesberg Drag Strip hosted racing events on the weekends of July 28 and August 5, with some events in both instances not be completed due to weather concerns. There will be a make-up event for the...

 

Enrollment Numbers Better Than Expected

The Sidney schools are reporting better preliminary enrollment numbers than expected, according to the board of education meeting Monday. The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education m...

 

SPNRD Offers Trees for Fairgrounds

The Cheyenne County Fair Board has the opportunity to spruce up the fairgrounds, maybe literally. Imagine if the fairgrounds were accented with strategically placed trees, trees that compliment the...

 

Meeting Addresses LB840 Concerns, Questions

Ballots are due Tuesday on a proposal to amend the LB840 economic development plan. The question before voters is “Shall the City of Sidney establish an economic development program by...

 

Tonight's the Night

Sidney's Night of Hope Walk for Cancer is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight. Events start with the Survivor's Walk at 6 p.m. at Sidney Legion Park Pond. Coming back as a part of the event is...

 

Fair board announces 2019 entertainment

The Cheyenne County Fair Board announced at its monthly meeting Monday Walker Hayes is scheduled as the night show entertainment for the 2019 Fair. Hayes is a native of Mobile, Ala., and is described...

 
 By Dave Ostdiek    News    August 10, 2018

UNL To Study Link Between Wheat Protein Levels, Fertilizer

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will conduct a two-year study to see how soil nitrogen levels affect protein levels in the grain that comes from Nebraska wheat fields. The team hopes to evaluate how grain...

 

Tourism Director Proposes Changes to Grant System

Create an event that interests people and you also increase the chances of people visiting cafes and businesses in town as well. That is the theory among the tourism industry: give people a reason to...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 8, 2018
 

Trash Rate Changes Clarified

The change in trash rates for the Sidney area means all customers will be billed at the same rate per yard of trash, according to Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler. That also means residential customers...

 

Saddle and Tack Shop Opens Downtown

At the north end of Hickory Street is a small store with a big understanding of "the cowboy way." It is a store with an assortment of what is needed for a safe ride, maybe what a cowboy didn't realize...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 8, 2018

Smith Visits Sidney Constituents

Congressman Adrian Smith spent the morning in Sidney Monday, with business and healthcare foremost on his agenda. Smith opened the morning at Lukjan Metal products, presenting its leadership team...

 

Fair Board Reviews 2018 County Performance

The Cheyenne County Fair Board met Monday night to review this year’s events. The overall opinion is the numbers are up from last year. “Attendance was up,” said board member Anita Pennel. She...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 3, 2018

Residents Reminded To Remain Vigilant

While local law enforcement officials aren’t ready to call it a huge problem, a recent uptick in burglaries and thefts have them urging the public to be more vigilant. Most of the problems for Sidne...

 

Night of Hope Brings Encouragement, Aid to Cancer Victims

Sidney's Night of Hope Walk for Cancer is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Events start with the Survivor's Walk at 6 p.m. at Sidney Legion Park Pond. This year's headquarters for...

 

Congressman Smith in Sidney Monday

U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith, who represents Nebraska’s Third District, will be in Sidney Monday, Aug. 6 to speak with constituents. The Congressman will also stop at Lukjan Metal Products, which was recently tabbed to receive a 2018 Third...

 

Shirt Tales Changes Ownership, Partners Open 'Urban Cowgirl'

It started out as following a concept with an available storefront, and a meeting of necessity resulted in a second business opportunity. Amanda Sharman and her friend Carson Faesssler talked about a...

 

Overall, County Fair Went Well

The aroma of popcorn, grilled hamburgers and nachos are already a memory. 4-H members have sold their lifestock and are looking toward next year’s project. The dust from the PRCA rodeo, the barrel...

 

Trash Rates Go Up Next Month

Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler announced in the July 24 city council meeting that the finance bonds for the landfill have been sold. The funds will be loaned to the City at 3.35 percent with cash...

 

New Business Sprouts Up in Sidney

The project started from a news cast of lettuce and similar vegetables being recalled. The recall was first at specific restaurants, then later at grocery stores. While at a Juice Plus Tower Garden...

 

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