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Flamig Finishes Two Decades of Service

About 20 years ago, Randy Flamig was encouraged to make a difference in his community. He took the direction and Monday night concluded most of two decades of service to the Cheyenne County School...

 

Foundation Dinner Supports Education Projects

The Sidney High School Commons Area was transformed Thursday from cafeteria tables to banquet seating as the Sidney School District Education Foundation held its annual foundation dinner. The evening...

 

Air Link Unveils Regional Fixed Wing Response

Air Link and Regional West recently announced a new option to their air ambulance fleet. The organization now has the option of a Pilatus PC 12 jet. Regional West now has the option of dispatching a...

 

Time is Running Out for Toys For Tots Drive

Gift-giving is for children, people often say. However, watching a child beam with excitement after receiving an unexpected gift will put a smile on nearly anyone. That is the goal of the Marine toys...

 

Community Lights Holidays with Giving Tree

The tree was placed with decorations galor. Lights were strung to accent the green with names of gentle landmarks adorning the site. Age is a part of life. With age comes specific health needs and...

 

Fair Board Discusses Royalty Crowns

One of the high moments of a county fair is the crowning of the Fair or Rodeo queen.  The queen and her attendants represent Cheyenne County at other county events and fairs at other counties....

 

Residents Seek Solution to Train Crossing Delays

Locomotives united the east and west. The Panhandle Nebraska area knows it well as local history. But some Cheyenne County residents are also familiar with long trains that can delay transit from one...

 

Commissioners Approve Replatting Sioux Industrial Park

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved a request to replat Lots 5 and 6, Block 1 and Lots 6 and 7, Block 2 of the Sioux Industrial Park located northwest of Sidney. The commissioners also t...

 

A Day of Drama: Sidney Places Fourth in One-Act Play Competition

Sidney High School was crowded Friday with teams and fans from eight schools Friday. Each team entered with the determination to be the best, in Class B-6 District Play Production. The one-act play...

 

Erdman Campaigns Tax Reform

A plan designed to fund the Nebraska government from three sources has turned upside down with property taxes supplying the majority of revenue, according to District 47 State Sen. Steve Erdman. Sen....

 

Council Thanks Retiring Board Member

The meeting was short, but the celebration was much longer. The Sidney City Council expedited business Tuesday in record time, setting up for a well-deserved thank-you to councilman Wendal Gaston who...

 

Sidney Staged to Celebrate Christmas Saturday

Saturday in Sidney will be busy with Christmas excitement as the Parade of Lights takes center stage. While the prediction is for snow, the Holidays in Hickory Square Christmas Kick-off and Parade of...

 

Tourism Committee Seeks Board Members

The shingle is out. The vacancy sign is lit. The Cheyenne County Tourism Committee is looking for people interested in promoting the county. The committee is seeking two members and two alternates,...

 

Sidney High's Avila Recognized for Language Approach

When a teacher sees a student "get it," it is a moment of excitement for the teacher and the student. It is a moment that often follows a series of failures in the process, failures that become...

 

Seasonal Cleanup Duties

Boy Scouts raked the yard at the Fort Sidney Post Commander's Home and decorated the facility with Christmas lights and greenery. Pictured from left are Owen Kurz, Brian Kurz and Jakob...

 

County Approves Potter Funds

The Village of Potter will be receiving $10,000 in assistance toward improvement of the Potter Community Hall. The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved a request by the Cheyenne County Tourism...

 

Councilman Gives Heartfelt Goodbye

A person who is compassionate about his community finds ways to serve, to be involved. Last week, Sidney City Councilman Wendall Gaston gave an emotional goodbye, admitting he has one council meeting...

 

Family Opens Luxury Dog Boarding Facility

Sometimes an enterprise, an opportunity, presents itself in unexpected ways, including assets on purchased real estate. Mike and Leasa Dornbier purchased the kind of estate that inspires western...

 

WNCC Celebrates Veterans

Military service is one of the highest callings in humanity. It requires a person to accept assignments they don't always have control over, with the possibility of a soldier giving the ultimate...

 

Manufacturers Meet to Address Needs: Employees

Manufacturing companies are in business to produce a product that can be sold to the public. Making that product requires skilled and available employees. The dilemma is when the companies cannot...

 

Veterans Tribute

North Elementary third grade students were among those paying tribute to veterans last week. During their program, students sang in front of a display of uniforms worn by service men and women...

 

Canterbury Estates Groundbreaking

Finding a house or apartment that feels like home is not easy. Finding one that meets the needs of people with special needs is even more challenging. Residents of Sidney with physical or mental...

 

Sidney Students Perform Well in ACT Tests

Some students are challenged by test anxiety, but you wouldn’t know it by the results of Sidney High School’s ACT test results. Sidney High School principal Chris Arent updated the school board on...

 

Council Approves Truck Purchase for Parks

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved the purchase of a new single-axle dump truck for the Parks Department. The Parks department included a one-ton dump truck in the 2018-2019 budget. The council...

 

Achievement Awards Presented to Sidney Students

A half dozen of Sidney Public Schools' top students were recognized at the board of education meeting Monday. The student recognitions were through the Sidney Middle/Senior High School Monthly Perform...

 

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