Innis Sweeps Cheyenne County

With all nine precincts reporting, voters favored challenger Matt Innis defeated incumbent US Senator Ben Sasse 1,299 votes to 737. Statewide, voters chose to keep Sasse in office 75 percent (213,806... Full story

Officials Promote Virtual Court System

When Nebraska's Directed Health Measures (DHM) set in place social limits, it also restricted typical court proceedings, and court officials learned quickly how to adapt. On May 18, the Cheyenne...

Renkoski Vegetation Awarded LB840 Funding

About seven years ago, Jessica and Cody Renkoski began offering a service in Sidney and the surrounding area. The service is simple in explanation, not so much in delivery. They help keep a company's...

Eagle Riders Take Mental Health Message to Capitol

Deliver the message, make sure lawmakers know there is a need. That is the message of the Eagle Riders and their ride to raise awareness for Children's Mental Health. The Eagle Riders stopped in...

In Honor of Those Past

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most... Full story

The Cost of the Uniform: Good Times, and Facing the Enemy

Stepping out of high school, diploma in hand, the next decision is often more education or a fulfilling occupation. Sometimes, in sifting through that stage, an unexpected opportunity occurs that...

South Platte NRD May Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE) and through a Zoom meeting....

Sidney Community Donor-Advised Fund Invests $184,000 in Local Childcare

The Sidney Community Donor-Advised Fund, an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation, has made five grants totaling over $184,000 to protect local childcare and early childhood education capacity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Larry Holz

Larry Eugene Holz, 76, passed away on May 10, 2020, at his home in Alliance, Nebraska. Larry was born on September 15, 1943, in Beatrice, Nebraska to Bill Holz and Alvina (Vorderstrasse) Holz. He was...

Peggy A Marshall, PhD

Peggy Marshall, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Menorah Park in Syracuse, NY on the morning of May 5, 2020. Peggy was born in Stanton Nebraska, November 22nd 1936 to Edwin Marshall and Maude Matheson Marshall. She was predeceased by her...

Norma Jane Colwell

Norma Jane Colwell, age 90, of Sidney, NE entered into eternal rest May 14, 2020. A Graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery will be held Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. with Pastor Corey Jenkins...

Floyd D. "Denny" Bassett

Floyd D. "Denny" Bassett, age 76, of Cozad, NE and longtime Sidney, North Platte and Cheyenne, WY resident, passed away in Cozad on May 4, 2020. Cremation has been held. Memorial services will be...

A Dulled Daytrip

I went for a drive recently, to a region I haven't seen for, well, since the coronavirus was officially acknowledged. It is a location treated almost like a day trip destination. Go and do some...

Hard Choice? Not Really

I hope you feel as blessed and grateful as I do that we don’t live in a large city. One thing I hope we learn from this virus mess is that God never intended for millions of people to live on top...

Straight Talk from Steve

Enough is enough! We are now 60 days into the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic first reached American soil, predictions were made by medical experts about its severity and mortality rate. At...

Israel's Independence Day

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel's Declaration of Independence. He said that the new State of Israel will "uphold the full social and political equality of all its citizens,...

There Is Hope

What is hope? According to good 'ol Webster, the definition of the word hope as a verb is "to expect with confidence; trust," and the definition of the word hope as a noun is "desire accompanied by...

Seasons Lost

Conversation is on again about activating pro sports seasons. The newscasters were punctuating the excitement of the Rockies hitting the field, the Broncos prepping for the fall season and the list...

Stay Connected During Coronavirus

It’s hard to believe we’ve been battling coronavirus in Nebraska for over two months now.  I applaud Nebraskans for working together and successfully slowing the spread of the virus.  The...

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