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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    July 8, 2020 

COVID update

As of July 1, the Panhandle Public Health District has recorded three deaths in the Panhandle region of Nebraska related to the COVID-19 virus. Nine more cases were announced July 1, bringing the...

 

County Fair 4-H Events On Schedule

One of the annual events in Cheyenne County is the county fair. There is the viewing of crafts, including clothing designs, animal shows and auction, carnival, concerts and many other events. Many of...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    July 8, 2020 

County Continues Debate on Prairie Dog Control

Some people might see them as cute prairie creatures. Others, however, see prairie dogs as disturbing the soil, causing holes that can result in injured livestock, and potentially spread plague. In a...

 

In Search of Civil Discourse

I walked through a dounut shop recently, before in-house seating was returned, and found the SOFTIES busy solving the world's problems, at a picnic table outside of the doors. They were following the...

 

Couple Opens Flavor of Old Mexico in Sidney

There’s an old saying that if you want to know someone, share a table with them. Saul Rodriguez and Rosa Gonzalez have the welcome mat out for their local of Tacos La Laguna. The family business is...

 

City Council Supports Funding Agreement

The Elks Lodge restoration project is one step further along in returning the building to its former luster. The Sidney City Council signed a memorandum of understanding with Nebraska Department of Ec...

 

Programs Still Available for Struggling Businesses

In late March, soon after responses to the coronavirus included restricting social interaction and business availability, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...

 

What Have We Learned

Lately I find myself returning to the mantra of being a lifelong learner. It is a phrase that started in the education community. Education should not stop with the 3 p.m. bell and students leaving...

 

Fathers and their Children

In 2003, life changed suddenly for John Bahr.  His active lifestyle stopped suddenly when he had a motorcycle accident in a motocross event near Sunol in May. He hit a jump wrong, landing on his...

 

Council Chooses Scott as New City Manager

The Sidney City Council Announced tonight (Tuesday, June 23) their choice of David Scott as the new City Manager. Scott has been serving as the interim city manager following the retirement of former...

 

Remebering Fatherhood

One of the deepest, yet most worn-out mantras, cliches even, is “you never know what you have until it’s gone.” Some of those life experiences, never fully return once they’re gone. I lost my...

 

Council Announces David Scott as new City Manager

Months in the works, the Sidney City Council is closing in on a decision for its new city manager, announcing three finalists for the position in the June 9 meeting. The council announced David Scott...

 

Be Careful What You Ask For

Humanity overall has a way of pushing the envelope. If a person is told to stop at 10 minutes, they will want to go for 12, or 15. Just look at the traffic code. The State posts a speed limit at 65...

 

Commissioners Debate County Rodent Control

The annual report of the county's Wildlife Specialist got a little heated when the discussion turned to prairie dogs. Wildlife Specialist Matt Anderson was on the Cheyenne County Commissioners agenda...

 

Council Approves Two More LB840 Appeals

The Sidney City Council reviewed two more business appeals, then granted approval in the June 9 council meeting. In the previous council meeting, the council approved $5,000 in LB840 funding for...

 

'The Well' Receives a Crew of Helping Hands

Among the residences on the north side of Sidney stands a church building, a building acquired by prayer and private support. A crew of workers from Mississippi recently spent a week at the church...

 

Annual Potter Carbowl Set for June 26-27

Cars, bikes, food and entertainment take center stage as the Potter community rolls out the carpet for Carbowl 2020. The event starts Friday evening, June 26, with the day-long event set for...

 

Fair Board Axes 2020 Event

The sounds of auctioneers announcing the next animal and its handler will be quiet this year, only a memory of past fairs. There won't be any pulled-pork sandwiches or grilled hamburgers and cold...

 

Legion Baseball Resumes Play

As of June 1, the State of Nebraska opened sports venues, albeit cautiously, and baseball returns to the field June 18. Schools are permitted to open weight rooms for all student athletes as long as...

 

Celebrating Friday Night

Where's the beach? This beach cruiser is just one of the many vehicles that showed up for Friday's cruise night. Downtown Sidney was busy Friday evening a variety of every type of car, pickup and...

 

A Social Balancing Act

It didn’t start in Minneapolis. It didn’t really start in Fergusson, MO., a few years ago. Several years ago, the education industry, broadly speaking, adopted the theme of making students lifelon...

 

Farm Credit Supports Community Shepherds of Dalton and Gurley

In 2016, a group of people met to establish the Community Shepherds of Dalton and Gurley. They were offered the Presbyterian Church in Dalton as their home. The Community Shepherds is administered by...

 

Kaisers Open Commons for 'Work From Home' Option

The home should be a sanctuary, a place of shelter. For many, the home office is a way of doing business outside of the office, a place where the home is managed and official work of the home is...

 

Development Continues in Sidney Community

The coronavirus hasn't completely stopped interest in the Sidney Community. In the May 26 meeting of the Sidney City Council, Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard updated the city council on...

 

Funds Hold Up Hickory Square

The proposed water park and pedestrian attractions on Hickory Street Square have been stalled indefinitely. Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard announced in the May 26 meeting of the...

 

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