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Pillen Stops In Sidney

Monday afternoon Republican candidate for Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen and running mate Joe Kelly stopped in Sidney. “It's about our kids,” Pillen said regarding his motivation for seeking the...

 

City Council Approves Budget

The Sidney City Council on September 27 approved its budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The process included a budget hearing early in the city council meeting, followed by the council approving a...

 

Incumbent Seeks Return to 7th District State Board of Education

Saturday morning's parade was a time for the community to get excited about a full day of Oktoberfest, children getting their bags of candy and a candidate to meet and greet the voters of Sidney and...

 

Legacies and Visions

A thought came to me recently that some might call a moment of doubt, even dark. However, that perception misses the mark. Here is the question: What is your legacy? Maybe we can’t know until...

 

Moving Forward

Sidney might have looked a little different Sept. 22-23, or at least there were some visitors offered a tour of what the community is, and what it could be. The tour of visitors was part of the...

 

Residents Seek Answers in Joint Hearing

The Joint Public Hearing scheduled for the Cheyenne County Commissioners room was moved to the district court room Monday, and still had an overflow capacity. The meeting was held as a requirement of...

 

Celebrating a Landmark of Service

He's seen various parts of the world, but never fully left the Panhandle. Most of his adult life has been focused on serving people while wearing a uniform. He wears his uniform quietly, as identity...

 

For Peetz Sake Days, Homecoming Sept. 30-Oct. 1

The Peetz community will be celebrating homecoming and For Peetz Sake Days, Friday, September 30 through October 1. Homecoming week starts at Peetz schools with the theme “Bulldogs Through the...

 

Property Tax Explained

Property tax is based on assessed value and tax levies. Almost without exception, a property owner's tax bill includes several taxing districts such as school districts, fire districts, villages and...

 

City Amends Sale Agreement with Table of Grace

The Sidney City Council recently approved an updated sales agreement with Table of Grace for a tract of land on the north side of Elm Street. The City is selling the 3.2 acre tract to Table of Grace f...

 

Commissioners Approve Oktoberfest Liquor License

The Cheyenne County Commissioners recently approved the Oktoberfest Committee's application for a Special Designated Liquor License for the annual Oktoberfest Celebration. Oktoberfest is planned for...

 

Represent Yourself Right, and Well

A few years ago, my wife and I saw a movie called “Words.” It is labeled as a romance story, but it goes much deeper. Yes, there are two primary characters in a relationship. After that, there is...

 

Public Confronts Commissioners on Proposed Budget

The Cheyenne County Commissioners room was crowded Sept. 6 with residents seeking answers about the proposed budget. Tuesday's meeting included a budget hearing and summary for the 2022-2023 fiscal ye...

 

Game Day Traditions Explained

In Nebraska, there's “Big Red” and there's everyone else. But how many fans know the history of the color, or the mascot? The cliché “it takes one to know one” almost applies in this...

 

Celebrating No. 29

It started in the work environment. I had a routine every morning. Young in the trade, routine was even more important than it is now. I would make four to five stops before getting to the office in...

 

Sen. Fischer Visits Panhandle

Sen. Deb Fischer met with local officials throughout western Nebraska recently, including officials at Sidney Regional Medical Center Aug. 30. After the meeting, she took time to meet with the press....

 

Trafficking: The Reality

It's a theme used over and over on the big screen. Fun-loving young adults visit a foreign country and their week in Rome becomes a walk through a nightmare with a one-man army to the rescue. There's...

 

The Challenge of Travel and Witnessed Events

My wife and I did something recently that we’ve never done before. It was my niece’s wedding. I haven’t seen her for about 16 years, since losing my daughter. We connected over time with...

 

Fairboard Questioned after 'Dismal' Fair

The Cheyenne County Fairboard was blasted with questions and criticism after this year’s county fair and rodeo. The fairboard holds its meetings in a small office complex adjacent to the arena, exce...

 

Split Vote Changes Council Meeting Time

The Sidney City Council will be returning to a later meeting time. In a previous meeting, Mayor Roger Galllaway suggested changing the time from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. He said the change was offered...

 

SRMC Renovation Moving Forward

Sidney Regional Medical Center is moving ahead with plans to consolidate and expand its facility. Plans include moving Extended Care to a new wing on the west side of the existing hospital. The new...

 

UNL, Plantnebraska Awards Matching Grant to Community Greenery

On the south side of Legion Park is a place of memories, of days gone by when swimming and teens strutting the status was the game of the day. It is also a place of gently placed floral arrangements...

 

County Supports Constitution Week

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure...

 

Lowering the Expectation, But At What Cost

Several years ago, I was scolded by a friend when I did a u-turn on a street I thought was empty and he didn’t see my bike. Oddly enough, some time later, I almost laid down the same bike to avoid...

 

A Century of Service

The Lutheran Church first made its presence known in eastern Cheyenne County in the late 1800s. St. John’s Lutheran Church occupied a site northwest of the Village of Lodgepole, On Aug. 21, the...

 

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