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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 19, 2019 

MARC Pulling Out of Sidney

A little more than a year ago, a new medical helicopter landed in Sidney, soon followed by an ambulance, staffed by black-uniformed Medical Air Rescue Company personnel. The company recently announced...

 

Summer Readers Hear About Solar System

On a clear night, a gaze into the sky can reveal more planets and stars than the mind can comprehend. That same gaze can usually identify evidence of Greek mythology, wildlife and hunters, and the...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 19, 2019 

Commissioners Seek Collaboration With Landowners Road Improvements Need Gravel Sources

County roads need a specific gravel to maintain integrity and withstand traffic, and landowners need a specific level of compensation to supply the gravel. Cheyenne County commissioners Monday met...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 19, 2019 

Airport Authority Seeks New Board Member

The Sidney Airport Authority is seeking a new board member. The Airport Authority is a five-member board elected to six-year terms of service. The board is responsible for the operation of the...

 

Commissioners Approve Replat of Sioux Industrial Park

About a year ago, Vitalix was setting up shop in the Sidney area. They made the move after the Alliance facility was lost in a fire. The fire offered an unexpected opportunity in a way. The company...

 

Adams Industries Entering Third Generation of Family First

Some legacies develop not so much from design as from priorities, priorities that include what motivates a person to work long hours and weeks. In the early 1960s, Robert "Bob" Adams started "Bob's...

 

16th Gold Rush Days a Success

Legion Park was busy with activity from staged gunfights to historical accounts of the region when gold was king and the west was wild. Sidney's 16th Gold Rush Days was held at Legion Park Friday,...

 

Fathering as a Foster Parent

Parenthood isn't always a straight line. Sometimes the duties of a parent are applied in unique situations, such as foster parenting. Fatherhood has its own challenges. Most of them do not come with...

 

Cabela's/Bass Pro Donates Fishing Gear

Cabela's/Bass Pro recently donated fishing rods and reels, and tackle boxes to the Cheyenne County Community Center. The equipment can be loaned for use at the Legion Park pond. Pictured from left...

 

Commissioners Approve Purchase of Fairground Buildings

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday purchase of a building at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds owned by the Sidney Elks Club. The purchase, according to County Attorney Paul Schaub, is at the...

 

Drug Suspects Appear for Status Hearing

On Friday, May 10, four people were arrested on charges related to the seizure of 12 pounds of methamphetamine. On Thursday, May 30, the four again appeared before Hon. Judge Randin R. Roland for...

 

View From The Handlebars: A Question of Values

I have to admit I’m a little surprised at the number of states tightly limiting abortion. Call it a rebellion or whatever you like, but there is a trend against allowing abortions when a heartbeat...

 

Council Discusses Highway Funding Options

The State of Nebraska is proposing more work on highways near Sidney. The question is how to fund the City’s share of the cost of nearly $2 million. “This is a pretty good offer,” City Manager...

 

SRMC Seeks Rezoning of Land

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved having a public hearing June 11 to formally address a request to change zoning of land owned by the hospital from Central Business to Agriculture. The request...

 

Sidney Gold Rush Days Bringing New Attractions

Legion Park will be the location of crafters, spinners, reenacted history and gun fights. It will also be the site free food and a hot air balloon ride opportunity. This the 16th year of the Sidney...

 

Fastner Company Expands to Sidney

The name Guy Lamson Huyett came to the small town of Minneapolis, Kan., in the late 1800s. He opened a hardware store that would be known as G.L. Huyett. The company has recently expanded to Sidney. T...

 

Sidney Has an App for That: Historic Walking Tour Goes Online

The city of Sidney traces its roots to a small town of 500 residents, although it is better known for its “Sinful Sidney” reputation. Its rambunctious age came with the gold rush of 1875. The...

 

Program Focuses on Child Welfare

When children are involved in the courts or human services systems, the process can get complicated. Addressing the needs of the child or children and of the parents involved becomes a balancing act...

 

Council Discusses Road Funding Options

The Nebraska Department of Transportation is planning a significant project, the “17J Link State Project.” When completed, it will have new road from the soil up. The question City of Sidney...

 

Going the Distance: Veteran Walks to Recognize PTSD, Suicides

Jimmy Novak is making his way through a variety of environments, geographically and personally. He is on a journey that is obviously physical, moving nearly half of his body weight in a backpack and...

 

City Council Approves Zoning Change

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved changing zoning of a parcel known as 1101 Greenwood Road from Agricultural to Light Manufacturing and Industrial Zone. The change came at the request of new ow...

 

Local Law Enforcement Make Drug Arrests

Four people were arrested Friday, May 10, following a combined effort by the Sidney Police Department, Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska State Patrol. Authorities took 12 pounds of...

 

Leyton High School Graduates 11 Seniors

The village of Dalton was surging with activity Saturday as family and friends gathered to witness Leyton High School seniors moving on to their next stage in life. The gymnasium was decorated with...

 

Autism Support Nets $8,000 Donation

April was Autism Awareness Month. It is a time when people of like experiences gather. It is a time when people share their stories of challenges and triumphs. It is a time when fundraising far...

 

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