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State Insurance Officials Visit Sidney

The cost of medical care continues to increase, as does the cost of insurance to help pay for services. Likewise, the availability of health insurance providers is decreasing. That is some of the news...

 

Save a Life, Respect Train Crossings

The Sidney Police Department recently partnered with Union Pacific Railroad Police Officers to perform a Traffic Signal education drill at the railroad crossing on East Illinois Street. The drill...

 

Commissioners Approve Tax Levies

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved the property tax levies for tax districts in Cheyenne County. The valuation for 2018 decreased from $1,581,431,435 in 2017 to $1,475,380,488 for...

 

Fly-in Supports WNCC Aviation Club

Western Nebraska Community College students traded their textbooks and wrenches for spatulas and paper plates Saturday morning, serving pilots and the community a breakfast of sausage, pancakes,...

 

Council Approves LB840 Funds for Two New Businesses

Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard announced in the city council meeting Tuesday that October is Manufacturing Month, then went on to present two proposals for assisting new...

 

City Agrees to GIS Workshop Agreement

What started as difficulty filling a staff position evolved into an agreement that could provide better services to the City of Sidney and save the City money. The City of Sidney’s GIS/Zoning...

 

City Loses Lawsuit Against Power Supplier

A few years ago, the City of Sidney filed a lawsuit against its electric power provider. The reason for the suit, according to City Manager Ed Sadler, is the company, Municipal Energy Agency of...

 

Woman Arrested in Kimball for Assault With BB Gun

A Kimball woman was arrested Oct. 4 on charges related to an assault with a BB gun at the Kimball Motel. Police were called to the motel at about 11:33 p.m., in response to a call from a woman...

 

School Board Reviews Conduct Policies

Student discipline, Internet and computer access and student bullying policies were discussed in Monday’s Sidney Public School Board of Education meeting. The student discipline policy defines that...

 

Community Celebrates 44th Oktoberfest

The cannon was shot and the mugs were poured signifying the beginning of the 44th annual Cheyenne County Oktoberfest Friday. The raising of the mugs also signified the beginning of a weekend of music...

 

'Crane Theory' Scheduled for Sidney Oct. 12

The High Plains Arts Council is hosting “Crane Theory” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The concert will be at Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. Crane Theory is a the brain child of Lucas...

 

Director Updates Council on Comm Center

“It was a very good year,” says Cheyenne County Emergency Communications Center Director Heidi Gillespie. Gillespie recently presented her report on the communication center’s fiscal year. To sa...

 

New Business Offers Home Spun Recreation

Sheep and lambs are thought of for their bleating, almost crying, but seldom laughing, until now. Mark and Tiann Goll are opening a fabric and spinning business in Sidney, "Laughing Lamb Fibers."...

 

Oktoberfest Set for Oct. 5-7

Plan to attend this year's Oktoberfest in Sidney scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-7 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. Oktoberfest starts Friday morning with the Oktoberfest market...

 

Cycling Pair Support Police, Firefighters in Cross-country Ride

The world looks a lot different from a bicycle seat. Time moves slower. Details are clearer. The sunshine is sharper and optimism is a little easier to accept. Cross-country tours also offer the...

 

Gusman Resigns as County Veterans Service Officer

After serving Cheyenne County veterans for several years, Ron Gusman is resigning. He will remain on the job through Dec. 31. The discussion Monday with the Cheyenne County Commissioners focused on ho...

 

Vitalix Moves Production to Sidney

In June, the Vitalix facility in Alliance was destroyed in a fire. The company was soon in a dire situation trying to keep up with customer demand, even with other facilities capable of producing...

 

City Health Insurance Rates Remain Unchanged

City of Sidney employees received good news Tuesday. Health insurance premiums will remain unchanged and coverage remains strong, according to Mary Kramer of Holmes Murphy & Associates insurance...

 

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...

 

City Manager Explains Trash Rates

Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler met with business owners Wednesday evening to answer questions about the city's trash rates. Part of the issue is how much are businesses being charged and why were the...

 

Sidney Chocolatier Sweetens Seasons

Entering her home at the right time of year, neighbors are greeted with a scene like choosing your own gift. The boxes are attractive and presentable, and the contents are a chocoholic's dream....

 

'For Peetz Sake Days" This Weekend

The Peetz community will be alive with its own level of energy this weekend as it celebrates the community and Peetz High School Homecoming. Events start Friday with a bake sale and craft sale taking...

 

Event Promotes Suicide Awareness

Researchers haven't found a specific reason for suicide, but there is a list of likely triggers that leads to it. The one common factor is the isolation frequently felt by the deceased before the...

 

Growcery Ribbon Cutting

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomes The Growcery to the business community. Owner Jeanne Ogden cuts the ribbon during Tuesday's ceremony. The business offers fresh vegetables...

 

Commissioners Approve Funding Request

Between the interstate traffic and the outdoor retail stands a bronze symbol of Sidney’s past, a lone rider on a horse determined to make his next stop on the Pony Express. It is as much real as it...

 

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