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City Moves Ahead with Elks Lodge Grant

The Sidney City Council on Tuesday, March 24, approved moving ahead with a Community Development Block Grant that will benefit the Elks Lodge restoration project. The grant is for $415,000. The...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    April 1, 2020 

Council Holds Modified Virtual Meeting

The Sidney City Council met with a full council March 24, but only a few council and staff in the council chamber. The Council is following safety protocol and introduced the public to its first...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    April 1, 2020 

COVID-19 Gets Personal - City Council to Consider Appeal Process for Utility Disconnection

When the novel coronavirus presence in the United States was announced, its impact was noted in specific areas, people who had health struggles. Then it arrived on “Main Street” and it became...

 

County Building Closed to the Public

The Cheyenne County Commissioners have stated that the Court House is open; however, individuals are strongly encouraged to use the online services, if possible, to conduct business and limit...

 

Program Offers More than A Dog of Service

Not all disabilities are visible. Not all service dogs are about physical help. Sometimes, the best of service dogs match what the handler needs, not what he or she wants. The Disability Dogs clinic...

 

Former Sidney Resident Recovering from Virus

A young couple moved from Sidney a few months ago, setting up house in Parker, Co. Life moved on for the young parents and their child, until a night out resulted in becoming a statistic, a...

 

Sidney Area Blasted With Spring Snow

The Panhandle region welcomed spring with a dose of heavy wet snow and wind last week. As the first day of spring arrived, so did moisture-heavy snow, resulting in power outages and closed roads...

 

Panhandle Public Health Addresses Virus Impact

Panhandle Public Health Director Kim Engel says all COVID-19 tests as of March 18 have returned negative. However Nebraska did record its second case of “community spread,” this time in Douglas...

 

School Board Addresses Staffing During Closure

On Sunday afternoon, the Sidney Public School District announced it is closing through March 27, possibly longer if necessary. The decision was made following a meeting of the COVID-19 Unified...

 

Airport Authority to Purchase Cabela's Hangar

The Sidney Airport Authority Board expects to close on purchasing of the former Cablea's hangar at the airport today. Bass Pro/Cabela's accepted an offer of $225,000 for the hangar. The hangar is...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds 5 Advocates

People who are passionate, act from their heart, do so with a sense of duty that is deeper than a written code of duty. People whose compassion is for children within the court system, children who...

 

City Modifies Public Access in Response to COVID-19

The City of Sidney is modifying access to its public offices in reaction to the corona-19 virus. The Sidney Public Library and Hillside Golf Course is closed through March 27. The city transit...

 

Commissioners Reject Backhoe / Loader Bids

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday reviewed sealed bids submitted for purchase of a backhoe/loader. All three of the bids were submitted by Murphy Tractor and Equipment. The first bid opened...

 

Library Board Chooses New Director

Richard Sandstrom was recently selected as the new director of the Sidney Public Library. Sandstrom comes to Sidney from Emporia, Kan., where he worked at the college library and then at the public...

 

'Disability Dogs' Coming to Sidney Security

A program is coming to Sidney designed to meet the specific needs of military veterans and the disabilities they face. Sidney is one of the stops on Disability Dogs' first road trip since becoming a...

 

UST Global Celebrates International Women's Day

They take care of children, answer phones, design a fabulous meal. They also own small businesses and lead multi-million dollar companies. There are also those who do both. On Wednesday, March 4, UST...

 

Celebrating Seuss

Isiah Hernandez and Sabrina Sanchez take their turns with some artwork by Janice Borgman during the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at Sidney Public Library Saturday....

 

Coronavirus Needs Caution, Not Fear

News reports indicate part of China is under quarantine, a reaction to the identification of a new virus in a community. Reports varied from a biological weapon to a problem at an animal market....

 

Commissioners Approve Weed Superintendent Increase

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners approved renewing the weed control contract with Cris Burks with an increase of almost 6 percent. “We have not raised it in two years,” said Burks....

 

WNCC, ESU Combine Efforts; Public Hearing Scheduled for March 10

Western Nebraska Community College and ESU13 are combining efforts to construct a new building at the Sidney campus of WNCC. In the Feb. 25 meeting of the Sidney City Council, a public hearing was...

 

Sadler Closes Book on Public Service

About four years ago, Ed Sadler walked into Sidney City Hall with a task. Simply put, he was directed to keep the city moving forward through one of the toughest periods in recent time. On Tuesday,...

 

Commissioners Stand Against 'Red Flag' Proposal

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Tuesday approved a resolution in support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and in protest against. The Nebraska Legislature is considering Legislative...

 

Sundry Seeks State Recognition

Every community has its history. There are museums and there are informal collectors who have living museums off the main road. And there is living history a community refuses to let die. That is the...

 

Wieser Construction Awarded Road Project

The Cheyenne County Commissioners opened one bid for work on County Road 115. Wieser Construction of Sidney submitted the winning bid. The bid extension of a paved surface south from Love's Truck...

 

"Wacky Waving Arm Guy Day"

South Elementary School students were greeted Friday, Feb. 21, by the school's "Wacky Waving Arm Guy Day" character. The school set a goal to get 2,500 Raider Badges. Principal Rick Meyer also...

 

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