Leyton Board Trims Budget

The Leyton Board of Education approved its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget with a reduction to the building fund. During the public comments portion of the meeting, several residents spoke against the...

Sidney School Board Approves Budget

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 District Budget in its Sept. 13 meeting. The 5-0 vote was held in the regular session following the 5:15 p.m....

Mill Levy Increase Approved

The Sidney City Council held a public hearing Sept. 14 on the proposed 2021-22 budget. The hearing included review of a resolution setting property tax different than the previous fiscal year, increasing restricted funds by 1 percent, appropriation...

Public Records

September 10 4:55 am, Traffic Accident-no injury, Two J’s Liquor, Illinois St. 7:04 am, Traffic Complaint, Wright Trucking, Greenwood Rd. 8:26 am, Animal Call, Osage St. 8:55 am, Code Violation, Jackson St. 8:57 am, Code Violation, 16th Ave. 9:05...

Master Gardner Tips

Volunteering at community gardens: With fall approaching there are many garden tasks to be completed and many community gardens in need of care, including the Scotts Bluff Court House front garden fall cleanup; removing tall grasses at the...

Annual NRD Conference Focuses on Sustainability, Techonology

LINCOLN – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-28. The conference brings together NRD employees, directors and...

Finding a Place

In today's world there is a lot of Fear, confusion, and anxiety, so where does one turn to find Peace of mind, focus, and rest. In John 15 the Word of GOD talks about abiding in Christ. word Abide  has several meanings, to remain, to continue in,...

Are Your Loved Ones Prepared to Be Caregivers?

Once you’re retired and your children are grown, they are likely “off the books,” as far as your financial responsibility for them is concerned. Yet, you’re probably still prepared to do anything to help them – but are they ready to take...

Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament To Be Held Oct. 10 in Sidney

The Friends of the Sidney Public Library is hosting a Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament 1 p.m. To 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. All two-adult teams will be piecing together identical 500-piece puzzles. Contestants must be 15 years of age or older. The event will...

Students as Teachers at Sidney High

Students imitated teachers, or was it the other way around, during Sidney High School's Homecoming Week. Students at Sidney High School dressed as their teachers during Homecoming Week. Pictured from...

Wilma Ruth Weimer

Wilma Ruth Weimer of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away at Linden Court on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the age of 101. Wilma was born to Floyd and Eva (Dye) Shoemaker on December 29, 1919, in...

Denny Dick Smith

Denny Dick Smith, 82, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021, at 3:05 p.m. with his wife Fran Smith at his side. He had been ill since late December of 2020 and had been in four hospitals and...

Volleyball Round-Up

Creek Valley The Lady Storm moved their season record to 5-and-10 by defeating the Minatare Lady Indians in Chappell last Thursday. The Lady Storm took the match in straight sets, 25-to-22, 25-to-18...

Bulldogs Blasted by Mustangs, 54-18

It was a busy day on Saturday in Peetz, with the annual For Peetz Sake Days coinciding with the Bulldog's Homecoming events, and the visiting Prairie Mustangs put a damper on the enthusiasm of the...

Coyotes Rip Rams, 65-to-25

A strong start and a big second quarter by the Potter-Dix Coyotes was too much for the visiting Crawford Rams to overcome, and the Coyotes moved their record to 3-and-0 with a big 65-to-25 win Friday...

Storm Strong Start Upends Indians 58-34

Creek Valley’s Storm Football team has struggled in the early going, with a low number of players contributing to their 0-and-3 start. But a switch to a Thursday night game, and a depleted opponent...

Lady Raiders Win Two

Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team seems to be pulling out of their slow start, winning two matches and dropping one over the week to move their season record to 5-and-5. On Tuesday of last week,...

Cross Country Boys Win McCook

Sidney’s Red Raider Cross Country team continued to dominate the completion, with big wins at McCook and Alliance, and in record-breaking fashion. At McCook last Thursday, the heat was so...

Raiders Fall to Holdrege 21-12

Sidney’s Red Raider Football team had their Homecoming celebration spoiled by a Holdrege Dusters team that took advantage of a depleted Sidney squad, and dropped their second game in a row by a...

Is It Time to Part Ways?

Not very long ago, anyone speaking about the dissolution of the United States of America into smaller, independent nations was thought to be a fool, conspiracy theorist or stupid. But since 2016, and...

Community

The question was posed recently of “what do you like about Sidney?” As a relative newcomer — I was reminded recently I’m losing the “odor” of a recent arrival — I decided to offer my...

Straight Talk From Steve

Liberty is worth fighting and dying for. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” In...

I Was Privileged?

Yes, sir! I was a real privileged young Caucasian. I was able to experience things that the vast majority of today’s youngsters never will. It was late fall in 1956 when the Sunderland family...

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