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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 16, 2021 

Beautification Contractor Hired

Early this year, the Sidney City Council learned they had an unexpected budget surplus nearing three-quarters of a million dollars. The fund, however, is not completely free money. The Cabela's...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 16, 2021 

County Renews USDA Contract

The annual contract with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection was approved by the Cheyenne County Commissioners. The contract, at $9,421.22, reflects a 5...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 16, 2021 

Airport Board Reviews Improvement Options

The Sidney Airport Authority Board met with Jeff Wolfe, of M.C. Schaff & Associates, June 10, to discuss options for updating the facility. The airport authority board has been researching how to...

 

Aliens, Mysteries and Fables Meet at the Garden

Among the quiet streets of Sidney is a point of curiosity. The “attraction” actually started with questions of “I wonder…?” and maybe even statements related to the X-Files: the answer is...

 

A Day as a Minute

A week ago, a few of us met. It is a tradition that started out of a need for support. We had been thrust into a chapter in life no parent wants to experience. In what still seems like a heartbeat,...

 

Celebrating Service

Energy production today is focused on renewable options, leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible and meeting needs consistently. It is a time when decision-makers are seeking sources besides...

 

Changing of the Guard

In 1980, Cindy Heilbrun developed a working relationship with the City of Sidney. Nearly 38 years of experience and 41 years of history later, she turning over her office keys to another. She started...

 

Monitoring or Censoring

President Trump’s criticism of news and commentary desks have quite possibly resulted in unintended results. Or did they? I try to be careful of rabbit trails, especially those that lead to dark...

 

City Council Approves 'No Parking' Area

Keeping Sidney beautiful is more complicated than it needs to be when specific public places have rampant littering, littering that appears to be from a specific population. The Sidney City Council re...

 

Remembering the Fallen

The weather was inviting Monday as a large crowd of supporters gathered for the Memorial Day service at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney Monday. The service, held at the Veteran Section, was opened by...

 

Memories of Other Places

I’ve been thinking of some of my “unexpected journeys” lately. I’ve been thinking how life can change when stepping out of the familiar and walking life’s path with a stranger. About 10...

 

County Confirms Tourism Projects

The Cheyenne County Commissioners on May 17 approved funding for two promotional projects. The commissioners approved a request by Gold Rush Days for $3,000, and $4,000 for Downtown Sounds. Gold Rush...

 

Sheriff's Office Proposes School Resource Officer

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to county schools to create a partnership. It would be a partnership, that, according to Sheriff Adam Frerichs, could curb issues occurring in...

 

Riding for Mental Health Awareness

On Thursday morning, May 20, a rumbling of excitement entered Sidney from the west. The sound of thundering horsepower was the indicator the Pony Express Riders were approaching Sidney. They were...

 

Solemn Celebrating

In a few days, the flags will fly a little higher, grills will burn a little hotter and many will take the time to remember. It is a time to celebrate, although probably not in the raucous out-of-cont...

 

City Council OKs Road Work Bonds

The Sidney City Council approved first reading of an ordinance funding the City's share of Link 17J costs. The road from Interstate 80 north to Sidney, and places beyond, is now tight and slower than...

 

Leyton School Board Reinstates Geary

The Leyton Board of Education decided in its May 10 meeting to reinstate Superintendent Chris Geary. Geary was placed on administrative leave early this year. He was informed by the Nebraska...

 

Sidney High School Sends Off 2021 Grads

The Sidney High School gymnasium was busy with friends, family and supporters as the Class of 2021 was officially recognized as graduates. The afternoon started with a video presentation of graduates....

 

Sidney School Board OKs Staff Changes

The Sidney School Board of Education approved changes to graduation requirements. The changes align graduation requirements with the State's core curriculum requirements. Beginning this fall, ninth...

 

Change Depends on Who Steers the Wind

When the 30 x 30 concept hit the public, the initial impact in the rural areas such as Panhandle Nebraska was like the Old West had returned, and the money from the East came to tell the ranchers and...

 

Tourism Preps for Increased Travel

In early 2020, the coronavirus was announced and resulting health precautions. By spring and early summer, schools were hoping to reopen, posting modified schedules as they adapt to health agency...

 

Commissioners Stand Against '30 x 30'

The Cheyenne County Commissioners took a formal stand against the part of President Joe Biden's Executive Order 14008 known as the “30 x 30” program. In late April, the commissioners discussed...

 

Commissioners OK Communication Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners and Emergency Communications Manager Heidi Gillespie met in the May 3 meeting regarding the Interlocal Cooperation agreement between the county and the City of...

 

Passport Program Anticipates Surge

Among the many shops and coffee houses off the beaten paths in Nebraska are specific locations participating in the Passport Nebraska program. The locations in this year's program include  a print...

 

The Law vs Morality

Recently I was in a discussion on law enforcement and social morality as a general rule. It started with a sentence or two promoted on a social media platform, and took off in unexpected directions....

 

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