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Nebraska receives high marks for after-school programs

Nebraska has been ranked a "Top 10 State for After School" in a recent national survey that gauged parent satisfaction and overall support of after school programs. The After School Alliance's After...

 

Taste of Sidney event raises $1,500 for community center scholarships

The Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber presented a check for $1,500 from the Taste of Sidney event to the Cheyenne County Community Center. The donation will be used for Youth Athletic Club scholarships....

 

Screening of movie 'The Christmas Box' set for Saturday

The Living Memorial Gardens Angel of Hope organization will hold a free screening of the movie "The Christmas Box" on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. The Christmas Box is a Hallmark movie inspired by a boo...

 

Sidney man arrested after dispute with 16-year-old

A Sidney man was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening after allegedly pulling a knife and a gun on a 16-year-old during a domestic dispute. Scott H. Atkins, 56, was charged with making...

 

Christmas Kickoff on tap for Saturday in Hickory Square

The annual Christmas Kickoff and Tree Lighting will begin at 12:30 p.m on Saturday in Hickory Square. “This really focuses on Downtown Sidney,” said Chamber representative Heather Hausmann. “It should bring people out in the to admire their... Full story

 

Public hearing set for proposed Love's Travel Stop

The Sidney City Council will hold a public hearing to iron out the final steps in the production and annexation of the new Love’s Travel Stop. The Sidney Planning Commission approved an additional one and a half acres of land to the Love’s Truck...

 

A holiday gift

Wolf Auto donated gift baskets to the Salvation Army. Representatives Doug Stone and Lorena Beckius were on hand to deliver the baskets. The baskets were filled with Thanksgiving s... Full story

 

Local businesses gear up for Black Friday events

Black Friday, one of the most anticipated days of the year, is around the corner and has Sidney businesses gearing up for a huge influx of customers. The two largest stores in Sidney – Walmart and...

 

Former Sidney resident writes motivational, self-help book

Former Sidney resident Lowell Nelson has released a new self-empowerment book entitled "Choose Your Personal Greatness, You Are Too Good for Average." The book falls in the categories of self help,...

 

More Than Quilts makes move to new location

Mary Barnett has a new location for her store, More Than Quilts, that caters to one of Sidney residents' favorite hobbies. More Than Quilts – like the name suggests – offers more services than...

 

Local church spearheading Operation Christmas Kids again this year

Evangelical Free Church is spearheading an International Christmas drive that reaches out to children in unfortunate circumstances all over the world. One of the most beautiful parts of Christmas is...

 

New priest joins Episcopal church in Sidney

Edna Dragdowski is the new priest in charge of Christ Episcopal Church on 10th Avenue in Sidney. Dragdowski is excited to take over the helm at the church. She feels the opportunity to integrate herse...

 

Planning Commission OKs small expansion to Love's project

The Sidney Planning Commission approved an additional one and a half acres of land to the Love's Truck Stop project for an employee lounge and hotel. Senior Project Manager Dave Pierson of Galloway...

 

Famous Footwear opening new store in Sterling

A new Famous Footwear store is set to open this week in Sterling, Colo. The store – located in the High Plains Shopping Center at 1329 West Main St. in Sterling – will open this Wednesday, Nov....

 

Hospital, law enforcement plan 'active shooter' simulation drill for Tuesday

The staff at Sidney Regional Medical Center has gone through training, education and instruction on what to do if a threatening person with a gun entered the hospital looking to inflict harm. On Tuesday, the hospital staff, emergency services and...

 

State troopers plan local checkpoint for weekend

The Nebraska State Patrol will hold a driver enforcement activity on Highway 385 in Sidney starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. The intent of the enforcement is to increase driver awareness...

 

Council OKs payments for street improvement projects

The Sidney City Council approved numerous payment requests pertaining to the improvement of the city’s streets while also approving a new method for the bidding of public projects at its meeting Tuesday night. The city council plans to improve...

 

North Elementary holds first All Pro Dads breakfast

With the aim of incorporating male role models into the lives of its students, North Elementary School started a monthly breakfast tailored toward fathers this morning called "All Pro Dads." More...

 

Veterans Day

Larry Nelson interviews Veteran James "Jim" Minshall at the Sidney Library. Minshall was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and joined when he was 15 years old. Nelson, also a vet, is a retired colonel in... Full story

 

Sidney native to take over housing post in Massachusetts

Former Sidney resident Denise Johnson is set to become the first paid executive director of the Andover Community Trust in Massachusetts. The Andover Community Trust (ACT) is a small nonprofit...

 

Local resident raises Veterans Day awareness

With Veterans Day around the corner, one local man would like to enhance the community's knowledge of those who dared to serve. Larry Nelson, a retired U.S. Colonel, has a very unique collection of...

 

Webb Orthodontics adds new player to their team

Dr. Bronsen Schliep is the newest member of the Webb Orthodontics team. He's a native Nebraskan, growing up on a farm in Fairfield. Maintaining proper oral health is an important aspect in not only...

 

Annual 'Taste of Sidney' fundraiser on tap for this week

The Cheyenne County Women’s Chamber will host its 15th annual “Holiday Taste Of Sidney” and First Cupcake Showdown. The proceeds go to a scholarship fund that will be used to help children play sports at the Cheyenne County Community Center. Th...

 

Incumbents rule in contested Sidney elections

With election day concluded, Nebraska has a new sense of optimism with it’s newly elected officials. While scores of Nebraskans took to the polls Tuesday, the results in Sidney left residents with some very familiar public officials back in office....

 

Local voters heading to polls to cast ballots

Today is Election Day and a number of Sidney residents are heading to the polls to take part in that time-honored tradition of casting their ballot. The polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registered voters in Sidney can cast their ballots at...

 

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