Sidney Regional Moves to Essential Staffing

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) announced recently the move to "essential staffing" as a precautionary measure. Essential staffing is a general definition for reducing staff to only those...

COVID-19 Gets Personal - City Council to Consider Appeal Process for Utility Disconnection

When the novel coronavirus presence in the United States was announced, its impact was noted in specific areas, people who had health struggles. Then it arrived on “Main Street” and it became...

Game and Parks to Temporarily Close Playgrounds, Structures

LINCOLN, Neb. – In a continued, proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission temporarily will close state park and recreation area playgrounds and play...

Council Holds Modified Virtual Meeting

The Sidney City Council met with a full council March 24, but only a few council and staff in the council chamber. The Council is following safety protocol and introduced the public to its first...

Potter American Legion Girl State 2020

The Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit to Potter Post #291 has selected Mary Kasten, daughter of Jason and Amanda Kasten, and MiKayla Lee, daughter of Rob and Toni Lee, to attend the 2020 Cornhusker Girls State session in Lincoln on May 31 to...

NEWS UPDATE: Nebraska Medicine Pioneering Unique Method to Reuse Personal Protective Equipment

Omaha – In light of the national shortage of one-use personal protective equipment (PPE), Nebraska Medicine has developed a safe and effective method to decontaminate these items so they can be used multiple times, instead of just once. A team...

People In Nebraska Warned To Be On Their Guard As Telephone Scammers Set to Cash In On Coronavirus

People in Nebraska are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of increasing amounts of people being at home due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. CPR Call...

Sidney's Medicine Man

If you've lived in Sidney for a significant amount of time, you have no doubt heard the name of Dr. C. J. Cornelius, Jr. percent He has been "doctoring," among other things, for more than 60 years in...

City Moves Ahead with Elks Lodge Grant

The Sidney City Council on Tuesday, March 24, approved moving ahead with a Community Development Block Grant that will benefit the Elks Lodge restoration project. The grant is for $415,000. The...

Dear Sidney Public School Community,

After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will be closed through May 1st, with the possibility of schools being closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.  This...

North Elementary School

Staff of North Elementary School meet with parents as they drop of student homework and are presented their student's Chromebook laptop...

Social Distancing Hug

Marley Struempler takes cues from her mom Jennifer Struempler Thursday March 26 at North Elementary. North Elementary staff designated drop-off spots near the school for students to return school...

Joshua J. Gipfert - Death Notice

Joshua J. Gipfert, age 34, of Gurley, NE passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 in Gurley. Memorial services will be held at a later date due to the CDCs new recommendation of no groups larger than 10 people. Cremation has been held. A complete...

Steven R. Bomar - Obituary

Steven R. Bomar, 64 of Evans, CO, and formerly of Sidney, NE, passed away on March 26, 2020.  A service will be scheduled at a later date.  His full...

Duane R. Smith - Death Notice

Duane R. Smith, age 83, of Sidney, NE passed away in Kimball, March 26, 2020. Memorial services are pending and will be announced when available. Cremation has been held. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service is in charge of Duane’s care and...

Wendall Leonard Schrotberger - Obituary

Wendall Leonard Schrotberger, age 76, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at his home in Gurley, NE after a long battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at a later date due to the CDCs new...

Fern Frei - Service Notice

Fern Frei, age 61, of Potter, NE passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Potter. Memorial services are pending and will be announced when available. Cremation has been held. A complete obituary will be published when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel &...

Relief in a Time of Crisis

In a matter of just a few weeks, the outbreak of COVID-19 has upended how Nebraskans and all Americans are living their lives. Schools have closed their doors, bars and restaurants have shut down,...

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