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Spending time

Greg Huck promised himself he would not end up like his father. The owner of Sidney business Financial Partners grew up with a father who volunteered for just about every community event or cause. So...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 27, 2013

A new flavor in Nebraska's fields

Fenugreek is an herb that fans of Indian cuisine are familiar with, whether or not they know what the plant looks like. But its flavor and appearance are not as important as the herb's versatility....

 

Growing community band looks for new members

On Sunday nights the old church fills with the sound of music, as brass, woodwinds and piano play for an empty room. Just a handful of musicians, known as the Cheyenne County Community Band, gather...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 23, 2013

Mexican restaurant to fill space near Fat Dog's

There's a new drink in town. At least there will be in October, when brothers Nicolas, Manuel and Gustavo Morales plan to open Tres Margaritas, a Mexican restaurant. “We think this will be great here in Sidney," said David Villasenor, who is...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 22, 2013

Housing authority prepares for budget changes

The Sidney Housing Authority held its monthly meeting on site. While they sat at Western Heritage Apartments, they board discussed both that complex and Sioux Village. The net worth of Western Heritage has increased, but the city spent $46,000 for ha...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 21, 2013

Slezak makes court appearance for deadly 2012 accident

The man charged for his involvement and a 2012 multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 that killed two adults and two children appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Tuesday. Josef Slezak enter the...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 20, 2013

Sidney man to be arraigned on distribution charges

A Sidney man faces two charges of distribution of marijuana after a Western Nebraska Intelligence & Narcotics Group Task Force investigation. Alfredo Balandran, age 39, of is accused of the class III felonies following a tip to the force that they...

 

UNL researchers study damaging wheat curl mite

Winter wheat has been harvested, but the threat of crop destruction has not gone away. The enemy farmers face even after the combines are parked is so tiny that a microscope must be used to see it. The wheat curl mite itself does not kill a plant....

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 15, 2013

On the job with a deputy

Cheyenne County Sheriff's deputies face the unknown everyday. At least Sergeant Adam Frerichs has a partner along for the ride. Frerichs, a veteran of 13 years on the force, works with a German Shephe...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 14, 2013

Preservation board plans to strengthen review process

Eight goals were identified by the Sidney Preservation Board's long term plan, currently in the drafting process. The plan sets the guidelines for future development of Sidney's historical buildings. Goals include developing a legal framework for...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 13, 2013

Panhandle project hopes to bring millet into the agricultural forefront

The fields have been cut and the wheat has been harvested. Now some Nebraska farmers will turn their attention to millet. The old world grain was once considered bird seed, at least in the U.S. These...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 12, 2013

Night of Hope raises $43,000 for cancer patients

Night of Hope was held at Legion Park Aug. 9. The event celebrates the victims and survivors of cancer, as well as their families, in Cheyenne County and surrounding area. This year’s effort raised...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 8, 2013

Field day introduces projects that could change panhandle agriculture

A quick glance would lead passers by to believe that little transpires in panhandle fields, other than routine planting, irrigation and harvest. But a Field Day hosted this week by the University of...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    Opinion    August 7, 2013

A lesson we should already know

Living in the big city of Denver, crossing main streets was always an adventure. You never knew if an innattentive driver would plow through an intersection and mow you down—and if you watch news from that town, you know it happens far too often....

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 7, 2013

NDOR discusses upcoming Chappell road work at open house

The Nebraska Department of Roads held an open house in Chappell on Tuesday to present information an upcoming construction project. Work is scheduled to begin on Highway 30 west of Chappell in the spring of 2016, extending east of town the following...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 7, 2013

Court date set in 2011 drug distribution case

Monica Gehrig of Sidney was arrested after an extensive investigation by the Western Nebraska Intelligence & Narcotics Group Task Force and Sidney police on charges of distribution of a controlled substance. The incident took place within 1,000 feet...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 2, 2013

Man arrested on stolen vehicle charges

Casey Diedrich was arrested on July 30 by Sidney police for the alleged theft of an automobile form 1900 Ash St. Police received a report of the missing 2000 Kia Sportage from its owner, Linda Dickey. When Officer Curtis Hofrock arrived, Dickey...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    August 1, 2013

Crime low at this year's fair

The Cheyenne County Fair is one of the largest summertime gatherings in Sidney. On some nights thousands will converge on the grounds for rodeos, concerts, food and carnival rides. Crowds also create a need for additional law enforcement. County Sher...

 

Faces of the Fair

Cynthia Gill can trace her 4-H roots through several generations.She first participated at the age of 9 in Tennessee. Her father and grandfather were both members of the organization. And her kids...

 

The eyes before the prize

It is unusually cool for the end of July, cloudy and overcast dulled by a light rain. It is also opening day for competition at the Cheyenne County Fair. Horses and riders wait to be judged by keen...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    July 26, 2013

Three area farmers find success the natural way

Between the federal government and international bodes, the organic farmer faces a unique set of regulations. South of Sidney along the Colorado border, however, three families are navigating the...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    July 24, 2013

Elevators work, and wait, as weather tampers with harvest

Harvest is in full swing and at the Scoular elevator trucks have been rolling in steadily. But this season has a distinct character. “It's been a different type of year with the late rains that we...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    News    July 24, 2013

Robertson sentenced in meth case

Cuffed at the hands and ankles, Dale Robertson was escorted into the Cheyenne County District Court by a deputy. Dressed in orange he sat quietly at the table, waiting for Judge Derek Weimer to enter the room. His lawyer, William Madelung, said in...

 
 By Floyd Brandt    Opinion    July 24, 2013

The right sky

Summer is half gone, wheat harvest is here and I have still not found the time to ride my bicycle. Because there is so much to do on a daily basis, I wake up around 5 a.m.--generally--and sit outside in the cool air, sipping my cup of tea. The other...

 

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