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Board of Governors Meets in Sidney

The Western Nebraska Community College board of governors met at the WNCC Sidney campus Wednesday following a celebration of Sidney’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.  The Innovation and...

 

City Sets New Hearing for Building Purchase

On April 9, a four-member Sidney Council denied a proposal to purchase a three-story office building and related parking lots with a split vote, two councilmen in favor and two against. Mayor Roger...

 

Commissioners OK Tourism Projects

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved four projects for funding. The Cheyenne County Visitor Committee presented a request from the Cheyenne County Rodeo Committee for $1,500 to promote...

 

Walk for Autism

Sunday afternoon, the third annual Walk for Autism was held in Sidney. About 25 years ago, the Autism Society started a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness. The effort is focused on...

 

Storm Keeps First Responders Busy

On Wednesday afternoon, April 10, the anticipated repeat blizzard arrived in Western Nebraska, dropping snow, reducing visibility and closing roads. The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office was kept busy...

 

'Just for Kix' Performs Final Recital of the Year

The Just for Kix dance program held its final recital of the year Sunday at Sidney Midle School. The recital included children from preschool to high school, whimsical to Broadway themes. The event...

 

Split Vote Denies Property Purchase

An effort to purchase a downtown office building ended Tuesday with a split vote. Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler and Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard met with the City Council regarding...

 

Property Tax Collection Exceeding Recent Years

The Sidney property tax collections are exceeding recent years by 23 to 28 percent. Sidney’s Finance Director David Scott reported the condition of the City’s budget to the city council Tuesday...

 

'The Well' Opens Doors in Sidney

Everyone has a story, a part of their past they would rather keep there - in the past. However, the past can also be a hearty springboard into the future. That is a lesson Justin Brown, pastor of...

 

Memorial Planned for Former Teacher

Students of Sidney schools lost an asset, and friends and family want her remembered. Tammy Sherman was an integral part of the West Elementary School community, according to principal Gene Russel....

 

CASA Spreads the Word During Child Abuse Awareness Month

One in four girls is sexually abused before the age of 18, and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. Nearly 70 percent of all reported sexual assaults, including assaults on...

 

County Okays Purchase of Two Motor Graders

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved upgrading the road department’s fleet of motor graders with a Caterpillar and a John Deere. The commissioners opened several bids from Caterpillar a...

 

Potter Students Offer Soldiers 'A Cup of Joe'

The further a person is away from home, the more important the simple things in life become, and being assigned sometimes half a world away protecting the interests of the country sometimes means a...

 

Dinner and a Show

"Take Me Home Country Roads," and "Rocky Mountain High" are two of the songs fans may enjoy during the April 12 concert in Sidney featuring Cowboy Brad and the TropiCowboy band. Raised in Estes Park,...

 

Sidney Supports Flood Victims

The storm of about two weeks ago hit the Panhandle with an hours-long blizzard. The impact to central and eastern Nebraska continues to be more like the the Dutch Boy pulled his finger out of the...

 

Residents Still In Battle Over Railroad Crossing

When one transportation system infringes upon another, sometimes it is the commuter who loses the battle. Residents just west of Sidney are in that battle, again. In December 2018, John and Kim...

 

Coffee Corner Evolves into 'Cracked Basket'

Almost three years ago, Lori Rowan was facing the next step in life. Her 20-plus years at Cabela's was coming to an end and it was time for an new adventure. She and a friend were let go at about the...

 

City Looking to Purchase Cabela's Building for UST Global, MMP Moving Forward with Purchase Plan

In a move to ensure a new company remains an anchor in the community's future, the Sidney City Council is proposing the purchase of a three-story building at the intersection of Thirteenth Avenue and...

 

Programs Help Workers Through Job Transition

When Bass Pro/Cabela's announced the Distribution Centers in Sidney, more than 100 workers were given the dilemma of "what next?" A series of meeting were held at Western Nebraska Community College...

 

Storm, Floods Erase Drought Symptoms

Cheyenne County’s recent heavy wet snow has all but dissolved the drought concerns in Nebraska’s Panhandle.  The March 21 drought monitor shows two counties defined as “abnormally dry” from t...

 

Cheyenne County Commissioners Sign Emergency Declaration

The impact of the March 13 blizzard is still being felt, and Region 21 Emergency Manager Ron Leal wants Cheyenne County to be prepared. Part of that preparation came about Tuesday with the Board of...

 

Communication Center to Install New Tower

The Cheyenne County Communications Center needs to expand its territory, electronically. To do so, the Communications Center is planning to have a second radio tower constructed adjacent to the...

 

Kimball County Seeks Transportation Funding

Sidney offers service opportunities drawing residents from other counties, and transportation bringing those residents to Sidney is seeking help financing the program, from Cheyenne County. Kimball...

 

Department of Labor 'Rapid Response' Meeting Set

The Nebraska Department of Labor is scheduled to be in Sidney March 21 and 22 in response to the announced closing of the Cabela’s Sidney Distribution Center. The meetings will be held at the...

 

Hillside to 'Farm Out' Tee Boxes for Beautification

Golf is more than an excuse for a walk in the park, and Hillside Golf Course is inviting golfers to take ownership in the appearance of the course. Golf Superintendent Patrick Kilbride met with the...

 

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