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 By Don Ogle    News    April 19, 2019 

WNCC I&E Center Celebrates Success

A year and a half in the making, Western Nebraska Community College held an open house and ribbon cutting for its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center Wednesday. The center is testiment, said...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 12, 2019

Martinez Loses Postconviction Appeal to Supreme Court

A man convicted of a 2012 murder in Sidney has been denied postconviction relief by the Nebraska Supreme Court. Larry Martinez was convicted in July 2012 in the shooting death of Mandy Kersham and...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 10, 2019

South Elementary Students Earn Visit from Dinosaur

Who says learning can't be fun? Certainly not Rick Meyer, principal at Sidney's South Elementary. Meyer delighted students and parents alike Friday when he opened the day in a fun and unusual way,...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 5, 2019

County Escapes Serious Damage - Cattlemen Have Recourse

While the southern Panhandle didn’t take the severe damage and losses of those in eastern Nebraska, local entities, in particular cattlemen, still suffered hardship from the cyclone blizzard that...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 5, 2019

Fair Board Meets on Entertainment Snafu

Cheyenne County Fair Board members held an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss an unexpected problem that arose with fair entertainment. The problem arose at the end of March when a fair board...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 3, 2019

Sidney Hosts Test Exercise Program

More than 40 people "gave their all" during a special rollout of a new workout program held Saturday at the Cheyenne County Community Center. By participating in the event, they became part of an...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 3, 2019

Sidney Teacher Among Hall of Fame Honorees

A Sidney teacher is among those being recognized for their outstanding contributions to sports as members of the 26th induction class selected by the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundatio...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 3, 2019

Agriculture In Spotlight at Chamber Social

Agricultural producers and their supporters filled the hall last week at the Cheyenne County’s Ag Social, one of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce’s most popular events each year....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 29, 2019

Five Arrested in Sweeping Drug Investigation

A number of long-term drug investigations culminated with the arrests of five people Wednesday. Members of the Western Intelligence Narcotics Group, or WING, made the arrests. Members of the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 29, 2019

Council Sets Public Hearing for Potential Building Purchase

Chamber Reports Progress Sidney’s City Council on Tuesday approved a public hearing for April 9, at which time members will obtain information for the proposed purchase of an office building at 812...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 27, 2019

Sidney Students Rise to Help Flood Victims

Sidney school children from kindergarten on up threw their “hats” into the ring, so to speak, joining together to raise more than $1,600 to help with flood victims in eastern Nebraska. The idea...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 27, 2019

Potter-Dix Wins Division Championship at State Speech Meet

Potter-Dix came out on top of the competition last Friday, earning the championship in Class D-2 at the Nebraska School Activities Association Speech Championships. Potter-Dix scored in five of nine...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 20, 2019

Emergency Responses Low During Blizzard

While last week’s blizzard was fast and ferocious, it didn’t result in a lot of calls for service by local emergency personnel. “In 16 years this was the most uneventful blizzard we’ve ever ha...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 20, 2019

Eastern Nebraska Devastated by Storm

While Sidney and Cheyenne County fared pretty well during last week's blizzard, its affects on the state have been devastating. With many of the state's rivers already being watched for flooding due...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 15, 2019

Winter Storm Slams Region

Snowmageddon. Bomb Cyclone. Winter Storm Ulmer. No matter how it was referred to in the various forecasts and weather reports, this week's winter storm lived up to the predictions as it brought...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 13, 2019

Community Prepares to Aid Displaced Distribution Center Workers

With last week's announcement that Bass Pro/Cabela's would be closing the Sidney product distribution center, local officials are already preparing to assist the workers displaced by the action....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 13, 2019

Go Fund Me Theft Bound Over to District Court

A Sidney woman faces up to a maximum of two years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine after a theft case in which she was accused of misappropriating funds she was administering was bound over to...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 8, 2019

Sidney Woman Faces Charges Following Go-Fund-Me Misappropriation

A Sidney woman is due to appear in Cheyenne County Court Monday on charges stemming from an alleged theft of Go-Fund-Me funds that were to benefit the family of a house fire. Samantha Robertson, 27,...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 6, 2019

City Crews Repair Water Main in Frigid Temps

City water department crews spent 12 hours locating and repairing a water main break that occurred at one of the city's highest locations Saturday. The break, to a six-inch main line, was reported at...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    March 6, 2019

Sledding

Big snows meant big opportunities for sledding in Sidney over the weekend. This group of youngsters took advantage of piles left from clearing off parking lots for their sledding and snow climbing...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 1, 2019

Nebraska Brass Brings Melodies to Sidney

Another award-winning musical program is in store for Sidney residents tomorrow (Saturday), when the High Plains Arts Council brings the Nebraska Brass to the stage at the Sidney High School Performin...

 

Police Explorer Post Holds Awards Banquet

Members of the Sidney Police Department Explorer Post held its awards banquet recently, recognizing members who have excelled. Also recognized was businessman Sean Doyle for his commitment to the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    February 13, 2019

Historic Name Change

For the first time in more than 150 years, "American" is no longer part of the name of one of Sidney's oldest businesses. Last Friday, sign workers removed the last American Bank sign from the corner...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    February 8, 2019

Renkoski Builds Sidney Business into a Multi-State Service

Cody Renkoski really wasn't looking for a career position when he came out of college. Rather, he wanted to follow his passion of shooting sports and wanted a job that would allow him time to pull...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    February 8, 2019
 

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