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 By Don Ogle    News    October 19, 2018 

Exotic Meat Leaves Bad Taste

POTTER – Potter-Dix students got a taste of exotic meat in a meal last week. In a letter to parents Wednesday, School Superintendent Mike Williams said kangaroo meat was mixed in with the beef used...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 17, 2018

'I am Jane Doe' Hits Audience Hard

When the lights came up, there was no applause. No chatter or bantering or laughter. Just a poinient silence as viewers absorbed what they had just seen. "I am Jane Doe," a story about the human traff...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    October 12, 2018

HOMECOMING SPIRIT

Snow lightly covered the area Tuesday, giving added indication that Sidney's Red Raiders hope to give Chase County a chilly reception tonight during the Sidney High School Homecomeing football game....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 12, 2018

Electric Dept. Looking Into Power Outage

City officials are still working to determine what caused a power outage in parts of Sidney Monday. For about 20 minutes, much of Sidney’s north side and the center of town, including downtown,...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 5, 2018

2019 County Fair Plans Being Honed

Plans for the Cheyenne County Fair keep moving forward. At their monthly meeting this week, Fair Board members reviewed the events schedule for the fair, scheduled for July 21-27, 2019. In discussion,...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    October 5, 2018

Look Out World, Here She Comes

A Potter girl became one of the highest achieving Cheyenne County 4-H speakers this year, taking the Grand Champion in the 4-H Speaking Contest at the Nebraska State Fair this year. Hanah Stahl won...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 3, 2018

Feddersen Found Not Guilty On Two Felony Charges

A Sidney man who was accused of beating and robbing an acquaintance during a burglary has been acquitted by a jury. Jackson (Jack) Feddersen was arrested just more than a year ago when he was named by...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    October 3, 2018

Community Center Offers October Promotion

In an idea crazy as the October weather, the Cheyenne County Community Center has announced all of its services will be free for the month of October. Kiersten Richards, the Center’s activities dire...

 

Cabela's Sues Local Start-up Companies

Cabela's LLC has lodged a complaint against two groups of former employees alleging unfair competition and misappropriation of confidential information, according to court records. A case filed by...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 28, 2018

Feddersen Trial Begins in District Court

Jackson Feddersen of Sidney went on trial in Cheyenne County District Court Wednesday, charged with robbery and burglary. Four additional felony charges, stemming from an Aug. 31, 2017 incident, were...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 28, 2018

Holechek Announces Retirement, Sale of Business

For more than 50 years the Holechek family has served the area with services through Holechek Funeral Home. That came to an end this week when Jim Holechek, who has run the Sidney funeral home announc...

 

Jeffers Likes the Fun of New Position

It started when a friend from the Cheyenne County Community Center asked if he would be willing to drive folks to a couple of events. Before he knew it, Brent Jeffers was asked if he might like to...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 25, 2018

Junk Jaunt A Search For "Treasure"

For 15 years Nebraska's Junk Jaunt has grown into a "treasure" hunter's paradise, featuring more than 300 miles of central Nebraska's beautiful scenery and more than 50 stops in 36 towns. The...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    September 25, 2018

Tough Breaks Sink Raiders

Dropped balls and inopportune mistakes hit Sidney's Red Raider football team for the second week in a row, as they lost to Chadron 34-20 Friday at home. In their first game against a district foe, the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 21, 2018

Quad/Graphics Announces Intended Layoffs In Sidney

From the second such action in as many years, a large group of graphics professionals are uncertain of their future following a Wednesday afternoon announcement that Quad/Graphics would be closing its...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 21, 2018

Leyton Athlete Returns Home After Serious Injury

Defying the norm, Dalton teenager Drew Haley returned home Tuesday, just 18 days following an injury that resulted in a partial leg amputation. Haley, a junior at Leyton High School, was injured in...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 21, 2018

Sidney Police Kept Busy On Weekend

Sidney police were extra busy last weekend as thieves worked overtime at the I-80 interchange. Police Chief Joe Aikens reports the crazy weekend began Friday with a rash of shoplifting reports from...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 19, 2018

Game and Parks Field Office Set to Establish Wildlife Habitat

If Katherine Crawley has her way, wildlife in the area will flourish under her work. Since May, Crawley, a wildlife biologist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, has been introducing herself...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 14, 2018

Legion Takes On Improvement Projects In Park

Sidney's American Legion Post #17 has been busy this summer on a couple of highly visual projects in Legion Park. First of those has been work on the lighting system at the Legion Baseball Field. The...

 

Haley Continues to Heal Following Injury

Leyton High School football player Drew Haley continues to recuperate from an injury he sustained at the Leyton season opener Aug. 30. In the first quarter of that game, Haley went high to catch a...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 7, 2018

UST Global And Xpanxion To Bring New Healthcare And Technology Jobs To Sidney

Xpanxion, in partnership with its parent company UST Global, has formally announced it will be expanding operations into Sidney. The move is part of the company's practice to expand its portfolio of...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 7, 2018

Leyton Football Player Severely Injured

An unusual football injury has left the Gurley, Dalton and Banner County communities in shock after a member of the Leyton/Banner County football team suffered a crippling injury last week. Leyton...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 7, 2018

Portion of Walking Trail to Close

Beginning Monday, Sept. 10, a portion of the Sidney/Deadwood Walking Trail will be closed near Western Nebraska Community College. The closure will be approximately one-half mile southeast of the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 31, 2018

Seattle Woman Includes Sidney as Part of Her Adventure

Like a busy bee flitting from flower to flower, a young Seattle, Wash. woman landed in Sidney over the weekend, getting her first taste of what Nebraska has to offer. At 25, Lisa Hirata has been...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 29, 2018

Building Purchase Yields Unexpected Business Reward

When Molly and Matt Highby opened Highby Forest Products in May, they didn't go in with a lot of expectations. "We didn't know the first thing about the business,"says the Molly, the company's...

 

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