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 By Don Ogle    News    July 10, 2019

4-H Club Project Honors Final Resting Place

A 4-H club project put a little spit and polish on a little-known private cemetery near Lorenzo last week, sprucing up the final resting place of a long-gone Cheyenne County family. The project,...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 26, 2019

MMP Purchases Former Cabela's Warehouse

MMP Enterprises Inc. of Toronto, Canada announces it has signed the purchase agreement to acquire the former Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s distribution center at 3200 Rd 101 north of Sidney. Chosen...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 26, 2019

Car Bowl to Fill Potter Streets with Activity

Potter's streets will be filled to the brim with activities this weekend as the 5th Annual Potter Car Bowl gets underway. For those who can't wait until Friday night's official kickoff, they can see...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 26, 2019

Kisst Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Veronica Phelps bags products for a customer as she celebrated KISST Organics' 10th Anniversary....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 5, 2019

Heavy Lift

Local residents passing the location near 10th and King Monday got to see a crane at work as a crew lifted new equipment into place at Gehrig-Stitt Funeral Home....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 5, 2019

Sidney Part of NET Events Across State

Sidney was one of nine sites chosen across the state last week as officials from NET, Nebraska's Public Broadcasting Station, crossed the state to guage people's feeling for their communities. A...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 31, 2019

Rain to End, Area Affected by Wet Spring

In farm country there's a saying - "It's pretty hard to complain about getting moisture." That holds true for the area, which gets only about 15-17 inches of rainfall each year. But this year has...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 29, 2019

Fallen Honored at Sidney Memorial Day Service

"We can't bring them back, but we can honor their sacrifice," said John Sanna, Disrict 4 American Legion Commander during his address to Sidney's Memorial Day audience Monday. Sanna used the story of...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 22, 2019

County Sees Adjustments to Valuations, Growth Due to Construction

Adjustments to the state’s tax tables, coupled with updates to county valuations resulted in a wide swing of property values reviewed by the Cheyenne County Commissioners, sitting as the County...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 22, 2019

Highway Hail

Friday brought the first severe summer-type weather to the area with high winds and hail. The storm forced the relocation of the season’s first Downtown Sounds concert, and out on the highway, cars...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 17, 2019

Fourth Graders Learn Lakota Ways

Fourth grade students at North Elementary have been learning about other cultures this week, part of a program sponsored by the Nebraska and High Plains Arts Councils. Steve Tamayo, a Lakota Sioux who...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 8, 2019

Firefighters Honor Top Department Members

Sidney volunteer firefighters honored their own during their annual awards banquet Saturday night - including two long-time leaders who stepped down from their officer positions in the past year. Fire...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 8, 2019

Sidney Cheer Coach Recognized for Top Honor

What started as a fill-in assignment ended in one of the state's top coaching awards for a Sidney High School teacher. Due to a late staff resignation, Carrie Nesbitt was asked if she would coach the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    May 1, 2019

Tree Board Distributes Free Trees During Give-Away

More than 50 Sidney residents turned out Saturday for the annual City of Sidney Tree Give-Away held at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp. The event, held by the Sidney Tree Board, provides ornamental...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 26, 2019

Memorial Fund Established for Herrera

A Sidney nurse has started a memorial fund after her friend and co-worker lost a family member in a tragic accident this week. Joni Peters, a nurse at Sidney Regional Medical Center started the fund...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    April 24, 2019

Census Shows Cheyenne County Growth Stops

Census figures released last week show Cheyenne County's growth rate reversed to net losses in the last decade. For a number of years Cheyenne County had been one of the areas in the state that had re...

 
 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...

 

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