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State Chamber Promotes Nebraska Resources

To reach the future, you need a plan, a blueprint of what you have and how to arrive at where you want to be. That is the goal of Blueprint Nebraska. The program is the result of a group of business,...

 

County Cuts Nearly $1 Million from Budget

The Cheyenne County Commissioners are set to propose a budget with cuts amounting to almost $1 million. The cuts are a result of a substantial decrease in the county's valuation, according to...

 

Gatekeeper Training on September 4 in Sidney

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2018 suicide was the 10th leading cause of death; the second leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 34, fourth for ages 35-54 and...

 

Lodgepole 95th Old Settlers' Days Aug. 31-Sept. 2

The village of Lodgepole is opening its doors and laying down the welcome mats for its 95th Old Settlers' Days with the theme "Honestly - It's For Everyone!" Events start 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31,...

 

Big Boy Brings Back Memories

There's something about a train that enraptures people. Maybe it is the sense of power, progress and development. For some, it is the recollection of days gone by. Thursday morning, The Union Pacific...

 

School Board Reviews Policies

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 started the process of reviewing and updating policies in the Monday, Aug. 12 meeting. The board reviewed the 2002 Organization of the Board policy. The...

 

Council Reviews Budget Options

The Sidney City Council met in a Work Session Aug. 6 to discuss next year's budget. The agenda was kept to reviewing the City Manager's Budget for 2019-2020. City Manager Ed Sadler's budget...

 

Sidney Student Attends Prestigious Leadership Program

Her friends probably see her as a typical fifth grader. She has a big smile, fun and spends time outside with friends. The exception is that she likes to read and study. Her interests are far deeper...

 

SRMC Unveils Patient Data System

Your child is an active teenager. Some would say reckless and overactive. He doesn’t play. He dares death and injury to stand in front of him. Eventually it does and the next call is to the...

 

Dalton VFD Awarded Rescue Gear

They are often the unnoticed tradesmen, building empires from a handful of tools and a vision. Some jokingly say they are the original gamblers, trying to bet against nature. The Center for Disease...

 

MMP Enterprises Awarded LB840 Funds

The Sidney City Council recently approved funding to assist MMP Enterprises in opening a new location in Sidney. MMP Enterprises USA, with its parent office based in Toronto Canada, is a fulfillment...

 

Beware of Phone Scams Social Security Admin. Does Not Call for Personal Data

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Likewise, if it sounds too dark and negative, it may not be true. The telephone in all of its assets is also a pipeline for scammers trying to get...

 

Multi-state Ride Brings Awareness to Reservation

On Friday afternoon, commuters on Highway 30 between Potter and Sidney had an extra "personality" on the pavement. It was a scene that could almost be timeless with two horseback riders cutting...

 

Fair and Rodeo Queen's Court Invites Youth to 2019 Fair

T he Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo is underway and Fair and Rodeo Queen Callie Brown and her court wants to make sure everyone attends the festivities. Brown, Vach and Van Anne spent Wednesday... Full story

 

Dress Down Day Supports Elevator Project

Small communities exist on two locations socially: a school and a church. Both are used as "community centers," locations for public events. However, when the design of the facility limits access to a...

 

Movie in the Park

Pictured from are Graci Marheke, Chloe Gager and Lincoln Gillen checking out some of the many items for auction at Movie in the Park Sunday. The Silent Auction at Sunday's Movie in the Park hosted by...

 

Governor Visits Sidney / Celebrates Jump in State's Business Ranking

Almost a month ago, the state of Nebraska was recognized by Area Development Magazine with the Silver Shovel Award. Gold and Silver Shovel Awards are presented to states that rank among the top in...

 

County Moving Ahead With Water Project

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday were offered a plan on how to address the water system at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The county has been seeking an answer the the fairgrounds aging...

 

Cheyenne County Fair Starts Sunday

The 2019 Cheyenne County Fair gets underway Sunday, July 21, with numerous events throughout the week. The week starts with the NBHA Barrel Racing Sunday in the arena. The 4-H event is free to the...

 

'Loaded Dice' Performs for Downtown Sounds Friday

Regionally based Loaded Dice will be on stage Friday, July 19, for the next installment of Downtown Sounds. Loaded Dice was formed in Gering in 2000 as a classic rock cover band. The band includes...

 

Sidney School Officials See Trend in Electronic Tobacco Use

Smoking and tobacco use among youth is not a new issue. For some, it is symbolic rebellion. For others, they may not even know why they smoke. What is known is tobacco use is not allowed on or in a...

 

History Relived in Sidney: Union Pacific's Big Boy Stops in Sidney

The highway was cluttered with fans, photographers, the curious and train enthusiasts as history repeated itself Monday afternoon. With the fanfare of an old-time steam locomotive belching steam and...

 

Anonymous Donor Commits to Sidney's LB840 Fund

In August 2018, the City of Sidney approached voters to amend the LB840 program to accept private donations. On June 25, Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard announced the City was awarded a...

 

Sydow Retires as Oil and Gas Director, Deputy Director Belieu to Step In

The desk and office are cleared. A few pictures still adorn the walls. The think-center of the office is a little quieter while the new director settles in to make the corner office his location. Stan...

 

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