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Little Change for Mill Levy

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved a mill levy of .406647 in their Sept. 7 meeting. The mill levy will generate an estimated $5,686,095. Commissioner Randy Miller said the mill levy has...

 

Battling The Quiet Disease

Suicide is reported to be the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2019, 47,511 Americans died by suicide, with an estimated 1.38 million attempts. According to the American...

 

Nebraska Strong Connects Needs with Resources

Since the announcement of the coronavirus and the resulting pandemic, life has changed, to say the least. Some businesses have had to depend on emergency assistance to stay open, also changing their...

 

Picking A Place In Time

Several years ago, there was an Adam Sandler movie called “Click.” On the surface it was the perfect story line. An executive acquired what looks like a generic remote control that can be...

 

Enterprise Fund Offers More Than Financing

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce hosted representatives from the Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF). The meet and greet was held at The Pedalers Corner patio with Sam &...

 

Meals Program More Than a Job

Each weekday in Sidney, a room at the Cheyenne County Community Center is busy with cooks preparing meals. Some of the meals are delivered to Sidney residents, and others are shared in a daily meal...

 

'A Night of Music With Kechi'

Kechi Okwuchi was a normal teenager in Nigeria. She was born in 1989 and in 2005 her life changed. Her life changed when she became one of two survivors of an horrific plane crash that killed 107...

 

The Sept. 11 Phone Call

I was interim editor at a nearby newspaper about 20 years ago. I approached the office each day with the goal of turning out the best paper I could with the resources I had, staff and technology. On...

 

Kopriva Ag Ready for Business

Daryl Koptiva grew up farming. When he wasn't farming, he was custom harvesting. When he wasn't cutting grain, he was repairing machinery to get back in the field. Now he is offering his experience...

 

Welcoming Marketers

Sometimes the best way to promote what you have is to offer to host an event. That occurred Aug. 25-27 when Sidney hosted the Nebraska Economic Development Association (NEDA)'s annual meeting. NEDA...

 

Council Approves 'Blight' Designation

The City of Sidney is focused on revamping and updating downtown, specifically areas that have lacked attention. To complete the goal, the City needs funding. One funding source is the Community Devel...

 

Weekend of Celebrations

Labor Day is historically a time to recognize and celebrate the worker, and labor unions. In 1882, Matthew Maguire encouraged all 56 unions in his area to make a “public show of support,” about 12...

 

What a Mess

I’m reading some news stories of the day when I am reminded of a bike ride I took several years ago. I was a rookie in many respects, and in comparison to the two guys I hoped to ride with. On this...

 

Beans & Steams Coffee House Planning Changes

North of Cabela’s and with Interstate 80 in view stands a “watering hole” offering a variety of coffee and smoothies, and alcoholic options. It is designed as a meeting place of friends,...

 

Council Gets Formal View of Budget Proposal

Sidney City Manager David Scott presented the 2021-2022 budget before the council on Aug. 24. The proposal shows expenses totaling $33,584,440. Capital Projects is at almost $3 million, the City's...

 

Housing Study Reviewed

Developing a community has at least two factors: employment opportunities, and available homes. Employers have their signs out seeking additional staff. The challenge now is where will they live. RDG...

 

County Stands Against USDA Proposal

The Cheyenne County Commissioners were given a new challenge in managing wildlife in the area. On Monday, Aug. 16, the commissioners were told each county will have to finance the full cost of the...

 

City Council Meets for Budget Workshop

The Sidney City Council and department managers met Aug. 17 to discuss the 2021-2022 budget. The meeting included a presentation by City Manager David Scott on the two recent years. “The last few...

 

PlainsWest CASA Reports Growing Need

Of the many changes that occurred with the announcement of the coronavirus in 2020, the need for children to have an advocate in the court system remains. Krista Bruns, director of PlainsWest CASA,...

 

Resource Officer OK'd By Sidney School Board

The Sidney school board approved a proposal for an on-site law enforcement officer, School Resource Officer (SRO), to be shared between three schools. The proposal is for a Cheyenne County Sheriff's...

 

Council Approves Board Appointments

The Sidney City Council reviewed two board appointments, approving both. The Economic Development Citizen's Advisory Review Committee is a board of five to 10 members. The Economic Development...

 

Leyton School Board Increases Paraprofessional Pay

The Leyton Board of Education met on Monday, Aug. 9 at Leyton High School. Among the many issues discussed, the board reviewed salaries for special education paraprofessionals. The discussion came...

 

Night of Hope Records Successful Event

Legion Park was the gathering place Friday, Aug. 13, as Sidney's Night of Hope returned to its annual location. The Night of Hope is an event to support those in treatment for cancer, and to remember...

 

Filling The Vacuum

Some events in life defy reason. They leave us with a handful of parts and no readable directions on how to assemble them. In 2006, our family changed. Overnight, actually in seconds, we went from...

 

Meeting Needs

“ What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of...

 

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