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 By Don Ogle    Sports    August 29, 2018

Sidney Bullies Bridgeport 40-0

"That's one," Sidney Coach Chris Koozer said following the Raiders' first game of the 2018-19 season, a 40-0 drubbing of Bridgeport. While it didn't start that way, Sidney manhandled the Bulldogs,...

 By Don Ogle    News    August 24, 2018

Area Enrollment Numbers Not As Bad As Predicted

Going into the final weeks of the school year last May, most of the area’s small schools were bracing for an impact on enrollment that, thankfully, never happened. Nearly all schools, which had by l...

 By Don Ogle    News    August 22, 2018

New Chief Chosen by Sidney Firemen

Sidney's Volunteer Fire Department is under new leadership, following the installation of new officers earlier this month. Four members of the Department's command staff have moved up in the ranks,...

 By Don Ogle    News    August 17, 2018

Sidney Prepares For Leaner Budget

Sidney's City Council took a good hard look at its 2018-19 budget during a workshop Wednesday, and found there will be a lot of cuts that could sting a little over the next couple of years. In making...

 By Don Ogle    News    August 17, 2018


A vehicle is towed away from the scene of an accident Wednesday afternoon at the corner of 12th and Illinois when one vehicle was reported to have struck the rear of another. The Sidney Police...

 By Don Ogle    News    August 8, 2018
 By Don Ogle    News    August 8, 2018

Smith Visits Sidney Constituents

Congressman Adrian Smith spent the morning in Sidney Monday, with business and healthcare foremost on his agenda. Smith opened the morning at Lukjan Metal products, presenting its leadership team...

 By Don Ogle    News    August 3, 2018

Residents Reminded To Remain Vigilant

While local law enforcement officials aren’t ready to call it a huge problem, a recent uptick in burglaries and thefts have them urging the public to be more vigilant. Most of the problems for Sidne...

 By Don Ogle    News    August 1, 2018

Ballots Sent to Sidney Homes

By now, Sidney's registered voters have received a large, white envelope from the Cheyenne County Clerk's office containing a mail-in ballot. The question posed to voters is a small change to the city...

 By Don Ogle    News    July 25, 2018

Monument Expansion

Robert "Sparky England and Kobe Peterson direct the flow of concrete into forms at the War Memorial in Legion Park. Sidney's VFW asked the local crew to add a wall at the Memorial to make room for...

 By Don Ogle    News    July 20, 2018

California Earthquake Nets Long Time Nebraska Farmers

In April 1906, the ground shook like never before in the San Francisco area when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devistated northern California, affecting thousands. Not many realize it, but that earthquak... Full story

 By Don Ogle    News    July 20, 2018

Sidney Child Found Safe With Amber Alert

Sheriff’s deputies in Logan County, Colo. found the subjects of an Amber Alert Wednesday evening, safely recovering a six-week old infant taken from Sidney. Sidney Police Department issued the...

 By Don Ogle    News    July 18, 2018

Kansas Man Walks For Awareness

Each year a number of people walk, bike or stop going through Sidney on a trek near to their hearts. But just after the Fourth of July, one man came through on a walk across the U.S. he's taking the...

 By Don Ogle    Community    July 18, 2018

Girl Scout Project to Benefit Pets, Owners

A trio of Sidney Girls Scouts is currently working on the finishing touches of a project to help pets and pet owners. As they prepared to work toward a Silver Award, the highest possible for Girl Scou...

 By Don Ogle    Community    July 11, 2018

Fair Opens This Week; PRCA Returns

Cheyenne County's Fair and Rodeo should be one not to miss as the Fair Board is pulling out all the stops this year with the best it could find for fun and entertainment. As always, 4-H activities...

 By Don Ogle    News    July 11, 2018

SPD Arrests One for Drug Possession

Sidney Police arrested a South Dakota man last week after an receiving a report of a woman who said she was injected with an unknown substance. Clayton V. Hall, 56, of Rapid City, SD was arrested...

 By Don Ogle    Community    July 11, 2018

Harvest is in Full Swing

Cheyenne County's harvest slowly began with early cutting over the weekend, with the first loads of wheat being accepted at Frenchman Valley Coop elevator in Lodgepole Saturday. With the last few...

 By Don Ogle    News    July 6, 2018

Lukjan Anniversary Sees Business Progressing

Lukjan Metal Products celebrates its first year in production at its Sidney facility this month and the company's regional manger says they are pleased with the move and its results. "We're close...

 By Don Ogle    Community    July 6, 2018


The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department once again wowed spectators with a spectacular fireworks show on July 3. Neighborhoods were also treated to independent displays until midnight July 4 as...

 By Don Ogle    News    June 29, 2018

One Arrested in Sidney Human Trafficking Task Force Operation

A Mitchell man was arrested Wednesday following an operation of the Panhandle Region Team of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. James Raymond Hill, 52, was arrested for solicitation of...

 By Don Ogle    Community    June 29, 2018

Housing Authority Celebrates 65 Years of Service

With unanimous approval of the Sidney City Council, the Sidney Housing Authority was formed 65 years ago, the last formality on the way to the city taking over the Sioux Villa Housing Project from...

 By Don Ogle    News    June 27, 2018

Judge Dismisses Case Against Jenson

Allegations of civil rights violations against Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson have been dismissed by a federal judge. Judge Richard G. Korf dismissed claims against Jenson and Kevin Spencer, the...

 By Don Ogle    News    June 22, 2018

Cops, Firemen to Mix It Up

Long standing jokes and folklore highlight the rivalry between police officers and firefighters. Memes, cartoons and even story lines on television embellish the differences between two sets of...

 By Don Ogle    News    June 22, 2018

Special Meeting Set to Examine Economic Development Plan

Sidney’s City Council will hold a special meeting Monday morning to examine a potential revision to the city’s economic development plan. If okayed by council, the revised plan would be sent to...

 By Don Ogle    News    June 20, 2018

South Sidney Drainage Project Ready for Ground Breaking

A project to protect Sidney homes and businesses in the general area of Western Nebraska Community College and the Case dealership is soon going to be a reality. Galen Wittrock, assistant manager...


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