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Sidney Teacher Award of Excellence Recipient

If you want to do something well, do what you enjoy. That is an apparent motto of Erin Meyer, 6th grade teacher at West Elementary School in Sidney that has earned her an Award of Excellence from the...

 

Colorado Business Seeks Purchase of Airport Hangar

The City of Sidney and the Airport Authority Board have been approached by a company that wants to purchase a hangar to expand its business. The conflict is that so far the Airport Authority Board...

 

Reviving History: Elks Lodge Seeks Renovation

One aspect of Sidney cannot be denied. It has a lot of history. Some is unfortunately gone, some actively part of today's society and some hidden from plain sight. One part of history is unknown to...

 

Council Reviews Speed Limits

The Sidney City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance amending speed limits in the city limits. “This ordinance puts into place what we already have. But doing it this way, we have one...

 

Planning For Disasters - County Approves Nebraska Panhandle Mass Fatality Plan

Sports coaches will often tell athletes to “play the way you practice, and practice to win.” The Cheyenne County Commissioners were presented a plan with a similar philosophy but for a less...

 

Sidney Community Celebrates 45th Oktoberfest

Just past noon Friday, there was a reverent disruption to the increasingly rowdy celebrants west of Sidney. The annual Oktoberfest celebration got underway with the official sampling of the beer, a...

 

Plains West CASA Inducts Six Advocates

When a person enters the court system, stress tends to go up and the definition of normal quickly changes. When a child is in the court system, the stress level can get even higher. Environments...

 

Business Luncheon Focuses on Networking

Developing your place in business needs networking and sharing resources. That is the message Western Nebraska Community College Sidney Campus Director Paula Abbot and others encouraged during a lunch...

 

City Council Approves Funding Project

The Sidney City Council on a split vote passed a resolution allowing the City to apply for funds for the proposed downtown plaza and water park. Hope Feeney, president of the Cheyenne County Chamber...

 

North Elementary Celebrates 90th Birthday

Students are served cake in honor of North Elementary School's 90th birthday on Sept. 25. The celebration included students singing in the playground to parents and staff. The building as it is seen...

 

Suicide Awareness Event Sets Record

Legion Park was busy with walkers, artists, children chattering and adults talking within the cool shade of the trees near the Shelter House. Under the surface, many held that puts them in an...

 

Sidney Resident Battling Cancer

She has a son. She is active in the Sidney and Cheyenne County Community. She is in a battle against Stage 4 Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer and Adenocarcinoma of the liver. Stephanie Hajek is a...

 

Dalton Fall Festival

The Village of Dalton celebrated with their Fall Festival Friday. Parade floats included the Job's Daughters, American Legion and VFW....

 

Best Plumbing Awarded Fairgrounds Bid

The Cheyenne County Commissioners met in special session Monday morning, awarding the water project at the county fairgrounds to Best Plumbing and Heating of Sidney. The project is for replacement of...

 

MMP Pulls Out of Sidney

In Janaury 2019, MMP Enterprises announced its intention to open a new location in Sidney. The plan then was to purchase the two-story Cabela's corporate building and fit it according to MMP's needs....

 

'Workshop' Stresses Service and Safety

On the rolling hills just north of Sidney, the sense of timeless rural life was broken by the numerous service trucks and even more linemen. It is three days of making sure electricity customers...

 

Council Approves 2019-2020 Budget

The Sidney City Council on Sept. 10 approved the proposed 2019-2020 budget. The budget calls for an Operating Budget of almost $28.3 million, down 1 percent from this year. The property tax request...

 

Commissioners Open Fairgrounds Water Project Bids

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners opened sealed bids submitted for work on the water system at the fairgrounds Monday morning. The county is seeking to upgrade the water system at the...

 

School Board Approves Budget

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education approved its 2019-2020 budget Monday night. Prior to the regular board meeting, the board of the Sidney public schools held a public...

 

50-plus Years and Done: Anthony Puts Away Agenda, Minutes

In 1965, she moved from Alliance to Sidney. The move was expected to be a career step. Get her training and Sidney Business Institute and move on to the next step. That all changed when a short-term...

 

Phillips 'Li'l Red Express' Featured in Vintage Truck Magazine

The late 1970s was a time of 8-track radios, CB radios, 55 mph interstate speed limits and the Dodge Li'l Red Express. Owning one has been a passion of John Phillips since then. He first got a...

 

Program Helps 55-plus Re-Enter Workforce

A sudden disruption in a person's career or work pattern can be devastating. There are questions of what to do next, how to get employed, if you should after a certain age, how to adjust to a lower...

 

Gurley Celebrates Community

Thursday evening the traffic through Gurley surpassed normal in both the automotive and pedestrian variety as the village rolled out the red carpet for people to see what it has to offer, and where...

 

Council Votes to Amend Budget

The Sidney City Council made amendments to the proposed 2019-2020 budget, delaying approval of the budget. The City Council met Aug. 27 with an agenda including a budget hearing. City Manager Ed...

 

A Tour of the Past

Military Vehicle Preservation Association Stops in Sidney In 1919, the US Army conducted a convoy of various military vehicles nearly coast to coast along the newly formed Lincoln Highway (Highway...

 

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