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 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


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
 By Don Ogle    News    February 8, 2019

Grand Jury Finds No Wrongdoing in Flood Death

A Garden County grand jury has determined there was no criminal actions connected to the September death of a Sidney woman, Candy Flood, while she was in the custody at the Garden County Jail. At...

 By Don Ogle    News    February 6, 2019

Highby Outdoors Opens Its Virtual Doors

After months of planning, hope, and a little consternation, the newest addition to Sidney's business community, Highby Outdoors, is open. The new online retailer announced Monday that it was open for...

 By Don Ogle    News    February 1, 2019

Former Cabela's Office Space to Return to Retail Use

A small group of western Nebraska investors is making plans to re-open a former retail space most recently used as offices for Cabela’s. It’s been a while since the small strip of offices at 601...

 By Don Ogle    News    February 1, 2019

Tin Roof Sundae Named Must Try Food

Potter is taking center stage nationally this week, thank to the Potter Sundry's famous Tin Roof Sundae and its place on a new must-try list from the Food Network. "The United Plates of America,"...

 By Don Ogle    Community    January 30, 2019

Throwdown Breakfast a Resounding Success

There was some smack talk, a little bragging, and a lot of good food. That was the setting for what planners hope will be an annual event - the Throwdown Breakfast - showcasing the cooking talents of...

 By Don Ogle    News    January 25, 2019

Robotics League Fills Sidney Gym with Excitement

Young 4-H robotics students from across western Nebraska filled the West Elementary gym in Sidney Saturday to test their skills in the First Lego League Regional Championship. As part of the...

 By Don Ogle    News    January 16, 2019

Chamber to Honor Top Businesses, Supporters

Cheyenne County businesses and community supporters will be in the limelight Friday, when the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet. From the most influential new...

 By Don Ogle    News    January 16, 2019

Superintendent Reaches Out to the Community

In a different type of approach to community outreach, new Leyton School Superintendent Chris Geary held meetings in Gurley and Dalton last week. Geary’s “Superintendent Scoop” meetings, which h...


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