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Adjusting to Life's Challenges

Teenagers have views of life being wide open, quietly and not so quietly thinking themselves indestructible and spend their time proving how right, or wrong, they are. That all sounds good until life...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    April 7, 2021 

Following New Challenges

Sometimes life changes in slow motion. Other times it is like erasing the whiteboard and surrendering the marker. The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is losing its director to a new adventure,...

 

Watching Easter Unfold

I remember the time when the Easter season meant the television media would overload viewers with visions of artificial green grass, the sound of clucking, colorful eggs and the camera panning to the...

 

Median Upgrade Proposal Denied 3-2

No, seemed to be the message in the March 23 discussion on enhancing the medians in the 17J Link road project. The Sidney City Council meeting included a line item for public input on upgrading the...

 

Competing in a Virtual Spelling Bee

On January 28, Cheyenne County's spellers met at West Elementary School in Sidney to determine who was the best of the local field. The contest was unique this year with contestants limited to a...

 

Live Fully, Not in Fear

The shooting at a Colorado grocery store is tragic.  That we should all agree on. It is tragic to start with because any violent loss of life has more than one victim, for a time at least.  It is...

 

'Pedalers' Get Their Own Corner

The location has the image of an historic filling station when cars were fueled by staff and the latest news could be shared over a glass-bottle of carbonated soda from the Coca-Cola cooler. The...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds Two More Volunteers

The ceremony was small but the importance of the duties were just as clear. Two more people stood up for children in the court systems. Deanna Aurich and Jacobi Popp were sworn in by Judge Randin...

 

'Good' Is Not Always 'Safe'

Several years ago I read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the first in The Chronicles of Narnia series. Actually, that is probably when I reread the classic tale. Later I watched the movie. It...

 

If Not Now, When

There's a cliché meant as motivation and good planning that also applies for major projects: “There's no time like the present!” Likewise, contractors and building project managers will say the...

 

Board Approves Staff Changes

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education accepted three resignations and approved five teaching contracts Monday. The board met Monday, March 8, at the Sidney High School...

 

Airport Board Approves Concrete Work

The Sidney Airport Authority Board approved an agreement to locally fund concrete repair. “We're trying to do this on our own, save some money,” said Airport Authority Board Chairman Ron Meyer....

 

So Long to Imagination

Dr. Seuss, at least some of his published work, has been added to the academic hit list. It seems 21st century critics have discovered he was not always a nice guy by today's standards, some of his...

 

CCSO Computers Go Mobile

The distance between electronic files and a responding officer just got shorter. Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs met with the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners on March 1. Part of his...

 

Hartzler Foundation Awarded $5,000 Grant

A little more than a year ago, an effort was started to memorialize one of Sidney's youth and community athletics supporters. The effort has resulted in nearly reaching the goal of financing a...

 

Commissioners Review Computer Needs

The Cheyenne County Courthouse is becoming increasingly computerized. Admittedly, some of it is a response to safety protocols related to the coronavirus. Court proceedings have become increasingly...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The numbers on the COVID Risk Dial continue to improve, maintaining the halfway point while reporting no hospitalizations as of March 1. The report of Friday, Feb. 26, include three hospitalizations...

 

Answering The Call

Prairie fires and floods are nothing new to the plains of western Nebraska, northeast Colorado and eastern Wyoming. Neither is a neighbor coming to the aid when nature strikes with a fury. Sidney...

 

Fatherhood, Part 2 (sort of)

Last week I talked a little about the odd season, birthdays of my dad and my daughter, and the anniversary of my dad leaving this earth. I do need to clarify that even in the moments of remembering,...

 

Council Approves Road Contractors

The Sidney City Council approved bids for street work during its Feb. 23 meeting. Bids were opened 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at City Hall with three bids received for each project. The City sought bids on the...

 

Promoting Local Business

Recovering from changes in the Sidney economy over the last few years requires promotion, teamwork and vision of community growth. It also includes a downtown business association, according to the...

 

Sun-Telegraph Building Sold

The building at the corner of 12th Avenue and Illinois Street has a history dating almost a century in Sidney. The building has been the location of the latest Dodge automobiles, flags and aprons,...

 

Stuck in Memories

For whatever reason, this year is keeping some curtains open. Actually I’m in between days. February has become a month of emotions. I have birthdays, Valentines Day when guys are reminded to stay...

 

Congressman Bacon Tours Western Nebraska

Congressman Don Bacon, Republican U.S. Representative representing Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, toured Western Nebraska recently. On the tour, he stopped in Sidney to meet with local...

 

When to Graduate

The Cheyenne County School District No.1 Board of Education announced the second Staff member of the Month in its Feb. 8 meeting. The meeting was held as a modified Zoom conference with board member...

 

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