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 By Don Ogle    News    November 9, 2018

Voter Turnout Unexpectedly High In County

A number of uncontested races - during a mid-term election - could have spelled for low voter turnout this week, but Cheyenne County voters turned out in numbers surprising to some officials. Just...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    November 7, 2018

Election Day

Sidney election officials greeted a steady stream of voters at the Cheyenne County 4-H Building Tuesday. Sidney voters were set to choose new city council representatives in one of the few contested...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    November 7, 2018

USDA Grant Boosts SRMC Telehealth Program

Sidney Regional Medical Center and other Panhandle hospitals got a boost in providing advanced services with a telemedicine grant from USDA Rural Development. The $265,159 grant was announced last...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    November 7, 2018

Peetz Blows lnto Six-Man Quarterfinals

Although entering the playoffs from the middle of the pack, Peetz showed it is still a team to be reckoned with, rolling over Flagler/Hi Plains 64-7 in the opening round of the Colorado Six-Man...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    November 2, 2018

Trunk or Treat

More than 1,000 youngsters turned out for Trunk or Treat at Sidney's Hickory Square Wednesday. The event, hosted by the City of Sidney, was the largest turnout in its history....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 26, 2018

Governor Appoints Sidney Man to Board

A Sidney farmer has been chosen to represent the southern Panhandle on the Nebraska Wheat Board. In a press release this week, it was announced that Tyson Narjes was appointed to the board by Gov....

 
 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...

 

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