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Above and beyond

Shelby Price is the face that greets anyone who visits Sidney High School (SHS). Her official title is Attendance Administrative Assistant, but if you talk to any of her colleagues or the students of...

 

SPS promotes Autism Awareness with a month of events

April is Autism Awareness Month and Sidney Public Schools (SPS) Special Education Program has partnered with area businesses to help promote awareness and education in the community. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), autism is a...

 

Sidney's CAPWN offers teen outreach

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) offers a Teen Outreach Program to youth in Cheyenne County. CAPWN is a non-profit community-based organization that serves low-income households and those unable to meet their needs by...

 

Sandhills Publishing to open facility in Sidney

Sandhills Publishing will be opening up an additional office in Sidney, both expanding the company westward and offering positions to those recently affected by Cabela’s call center consolidation. According to a recent press release, the...

 

Sidney Shooting Park gears up for new season

Sidney Shooting Park (SSP) is located on 114 acres north of Sidney. The park offers trap, skeet and archery venues for visiting enthusiasts and the community. The SSP offers a trap/skeet venue with fi...

 

Cement project bid awarded

Cheyenne County Commissioners discussed and reviewed various fairground topics in Monday’s regular meeting, including opening sealed bids for an upcoming cement project. Sealed bids were opened for a project that would add cement pads at multiple...

 

Child pornography case set for jury trial

A Sidney man appeared in District Court March 14 on three counts of Visual Depiction of a Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving a Child, a Class 2A Felony. Daniel Konruff, 38, was arrested on Jan. 17 for allegedly possessing child pornography....

 

Former long-time board chair retires from NRD

Former South Platte Natural Resource District (SPNRD) Board Chair Keith Rexroth has retired after more than two decades. In 1972 the Nebraska Legislature enacted laws to combine 154 special purpose...

 

Cabela's closes call center

Cabela’s will be consolidating its Sidney Call Center with the existing North Platte Call Center, effectively closing the local location. The Sidney Call Center, located in the Quad Graphics building on east Illinois St., was not the only...

 

Sidney School Board approves salary increases

Sidney Public School (SPS) Board approved salaries for the 2017-18 school year in Monday’s meeting. The board approved Classified and Administrator salaries at a 2.89 percent package increase. Superintendent Jay Ehler said the package takes the...

 

Trowbridge retiring after 47 years

Jim Trowbridge will be recognized for his service to the City of Sidney at an open house on Friday. Trowbridge will be retiring after 47 years with Sidney’s Water Department. A long time resident of Cheyenne County, Trowbridge said his family...

 

No injuries in rollover accident

Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office responded to a rollover accident Thursday morning, when a driver lost control of his vehicle. According to an accident report from the Sheriff's Office, a 2003...

 

Weed contract awarded

Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners awarded a bid for the weed superintendent contract in their regular meeting Monday. In last month’s meeting, Commissioners tabled bids from C-Weed Management LLC and Renkoski Vegetation to further discuss...

 

Students help celebrate Nebraska's 150th birthday

Leyton Elementary School Students across the county celebrated Nebraska's 150th Birthday by participating in events Wednesday afternoon. At Leyton Elementary School, kindergarten through sixth grade...

 

Leftmore includes Sidney on tour

"I've got friends I don't need anything" is a lyric from one of Leftmore's songs and the mantra the band's tour is centered around. Leftmore's singer/songwriter Joe Ziegler has made Sidney a staple...

 

Judiciary Committee will decide fate of county elected court seat

A Nebraska Judiciary Committee will soon make the decision whether or not to take a county elected position and consolidate it into an existing state agency. In Cheyenne County the Clerk of the District Court is an elected seat. In some states, the...

 

Severe weather spotter training offered in Sidney

Area residents will get the opportunity to learn how to accurately spot and report severe weather, as well as keeping themselves and their families safe in times of atmospheric turbulence. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

 

Bids for county weed superintendent tabled

Two bids were tabled for the Weed Superintendent contract in Tuesday’s Cheyenne County Commissioners meeting. After Cheyenne County Weed Superintendent Brian Hiett announced his retirement in January, Commissioners requested bids for the vacant...

 

Tabletop exercise focuses on Hazmat safety

Tabletop exercises are used in a variety of capacities. From college campuses to emergency management, the simulated scenarios aid in the constant improvement of any given emergency situation. Region...

 

Elks Lodge hosts WOW improv group

Sidney’s Elks Lodge will be hosting a free will donation show and dinner featuring the Way Out West’s (WOW) improv group. WOW’s improv group consists of five actors, Cindy Bartling MC and player, Katie Mead, Erin Huddleston, Jeremy Narjes and...

 

Local artist commissioned for mural

Local artist Ben Darling was recently commissioned to paint a mural for the Wildcat Hills Nature Center's addition outside of Scottsbluff. Darling is a professional artist that has had a passion for...

 

High Plains Art Council seeking member committed to rural arts

Bringing culture and art to rural Nebraska has been the goal of Sidney’s High Plains Art Council (HPAC) since its inception in 1982. The group has recently lost key members and is searching for committed members that have a passion for arts in...

 

School Board members discuss legislation

Sidney’s School Board members met Monday for their regular board meeting, touching briefly on bills currently in the state legislature. There are a few proposed bills being discussed that may have an effect on Sidney Public Schools, but...

 

Sidney man faces charges in connection with burglaries

A Sidney man faces 10 felony charges that are allegedly connected to three unsolved burglary cases in Cheyenne and Duel County. Charles M. Meister, 27, of Sidney appeared in court for a Status Hearing Wednesday. Meister is charged with four counts...

 

Chamber recognizes community members for contributions

Cheyenne County community members were recognized at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held Saturday in Sidney. The banquet was held at Buffalo Point restaurant, with B.J. Wilkinson acting as...

 

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