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Sidney's school enrollment continues to increase

With the addition of 20 preschool students, the entire enrollment at Sidney public schools rose from 1,260 in September 2013 to 1,342 as of Monday, an increase of 82 from last year. Sidney’s pre-school is full with 40 students. On the first day of...

 

Non-emergency 911 calls could put real threats on hold

Local law enforcement officials want residents to know they should only call 911 during a real emergency. When some Sidney residents experienced multiple power outages on July 19 and 20 due to a car wreck that took down a power pole and a separate...

 

Local business wins top safety award

The trucking division of local business Adams Industries is striving to make its employees safer all the time. Adams Industries, which is headquartered in Sidney and has another location in Texas,...

 

Donate blood locally next week

Donors who want their blood to stay local should donate at the Regional West blood drive on Aug. 14. This drive, coordinated by the Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber will take place at the Cheyenne County Community Center from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

 

Scholarship winners

The local Kiwanis club awarded $500 scholarships to two recent Sidney graduates. The winners are Amber Arellano (right), who attends Tabor College in Kansas and Jaide Wachtel, who attends University... Full story

 

The Happening is happening next week

Jobs are abundant in Sidney. The Cheyenne County Community of Employers is attempting to help area businesses in search of employees with its new event, The Happening, a career fair as well as a way to promote area businesses and clubs. The...

 

Tales of a coffee-holic: Unwavering support?

People are dying in the middle east. It’s news, but sadly, it’s not surprising. Our views on world events are shaped by our experiences. Because of that, I’m sure mine are different than yours. I am very far removed from the second world war....

 

Biking club welcomes everyone

Sometimes its hard to develop a social circle when moving to a new place. Sharon Bieganski solved this problem by forming Cycle Sidney, a community bike ride. Although Bieganski grew up in Potter, she...

 

What does your dream fairground look like?

People in Cheyenne County care about what happens at their fairgrounds. “We’ve been having conversations for over a year about the fairgrounds,” said Connie Hancock, UNL extension educator in Sidney. Extension staff in conjunction with a group...

 

Biking club welcomes everyone

The Cycle Sidney group treks down the trail led by Deanna Flamig in orange.... Full story

 

Making progress

Workers have now poured the west section of street between Newton and Linden St. on 10th Ave. Traffic is rerouted onto 13th Ave. while this main thoroughfare is replaced.... Full story

 

County to issue $32M in bonds on SRMC's behalf

Cheyenne County will issue $32 million in conduit bonds on behalf of Sidney Regional Medical Center in order to fund its new building project. The public hearing in this matter, held on Monday, was moved from the commissioner meeting room to the...

 

County unsure about accepting road fees

After dealing with angry neighbors and dust problems due to the high traffic near gravel pits within the city’s zone of influence, Sidney began charging a road fee to area operators. So far, the city has charged Croell Redi Mix, the company which...

 

Speedier network at low cost

The internet network at Sidney Public Schools is top of the line thanks to donations from several companies, including Cabela's. “Cabela's has always been a good partner for the schools,” said Superintendent of Sidney Public Schools, Jay Ehler....

 

Motorcyclist crashes in I-80 construction zone

A Texas man was transported to Sidney Regional Medical Center on Friday after he lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 80, according to a press release from the Nebraska State Patrol. Stanley Everly, 55, of Tarrant, Texas was traveling west... Full story

 

A grand time at the fair

Ramon Fischer, 7 and Felix Fischer, 4 swing around on Thursday night at the Cheyenne County fair.... Full story

 

Chappell woman killed in head-on crash

A 19-year-old Chappell woman was killed in a collision late Thursday night four miles east of Sidney. The head-on crash occurred on Highway 30 just after 11:30 p.m. when a car driven by a juvenile male from Sidney, heading west, and the vehicle... Full story

 

HPAC readies for another fun-filled season

A partnership of arts and education benefits Sidney children and adults thanks to the High Plains Arts Council. HPAC is a group of local volunteers who select professional entertainment and educational groups to come into Sidney. This year’s...

 

Lots of laughs at ventriloquist show

A crowd of fair-goers roared with laughter on Wednesday night as ventriloquist Greg Claassen poked fun at everything from audience footwear to local law enforcement. Claassen, who's touring Nebraska...

 

Youth learn ag risks at Commodity Carnival

Local kids will get a chance to learn the risks involved in food production at the Commodity Carnival during this year’s fair. The Commodity Carnival, which will be available at the Cheyenne County fair on Aug. 1, is an interactive, educational...

 

Bus not so stuffed

After receiving no response for its Stuff the Bus campaign in Sidney, Wolf Automotive took the situation into its own hands. "We were really disappointed," said JaCee Pilkington, a representative...

 

Tales of a coffee-holic: Our own satisfaction

I think everyone wants some acknowledgement for a job well done. It’s nice to hear praise, whether it’s for your exceptional flower bed this summer or a project that kept you late at the office last month. Everyone needs positive reinforcement on...

 

Jaycees national president visits Sidney

The national Jaycees President, Chrystal Ramsay-Dyess paid a visit to Sidney on Tuesday to speak with local Jaycees members at Book and Coffee corner. She encouraged local members to fight for causes...

 

Stay safe during Fair time

Panhandle Public Health District reminds those enjoying the festivities this week to stay healthy during the county fair. Because many events take place near dusk when mosquitos are most active, PPHD wants the public to remember to protect...

 

Something to smile about

As Sidney grows, its services, including dentistry, must expand to meet resident need. Summit Dental Group added Dr. Tony George, who recently graduated from the University of Nebraska College of...

 

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