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 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...

 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... Full story

 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...

 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...


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