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Hedge Fund Blamed for Sidney Job Loss

About three years ago, the purchase of Cabela's by Bass Pro began. A few days ago, a Fox News team and Tucker Carlson met with Sidney city officials for a story on the impact of hedge fund trading....

 

School Board Approves Resignations

The Cheyenne School District No. 1 Board of Education approved four resignations and retirements. High School math teacher Carissa Reimers submitted her resignation, effective May 22, 2020. “After...

 

Job Loss Can Be Opportunity for Entrepreneurship - Luncheon Focuses on Moving Forward

Receiving the proverbial 'pink slip" is never fun. It frequently results in floods of fear centered around "what next." A luncheon was held Thursday at Western Nebraska Community College designed to h...

 

County Notes Modest Tourism Increase

The Cheyenne County Tourism Board received positive news in their December meeting: the number of hotel stays is going up. Tourism Director Kevin Howard said he reported in the December 4 meeting...

 

Sidney Regional Medical Center Donates Coats, Gloves

Staff and patrons of Sidney Regional Medical Center recently completed a coat drive. The new and nearly-new coats collected were donated to the Ark Ministry in Sidney. Coats were also donated to the...

 

'Survivors' of Suicide Gather in Sidney

About 20 years ago, Sen. Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate leading to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Day. He also had lost his father to suicide. The...

 

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Panhandle: County Commissioners Sign Emergency Declaration

Friday the wind blew, and the snow fell, and the wind blew some more, and again, resulting in downed power lines and closed highways. As of Monday morning, Wheat Belt Public Power District was trying...

 

Community Thanksgiving

The Sidney High School Journey Through Our Heritage (JOTH) students revived the community Thanksgiving dinner this year. Event sponsors and fundraising covered the cost of the meats. Participants...

 

County Considers Meeting Room Update

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday reviewed a plan to update the commissioners meeting room. Presently, the commissioners meet in a room with a few chairs, a conference table across from a...

 

Council Oks Vehicle Purchase

In a short Nov. 26 meeting, the Sidney City Council approved the purchase of a new pickup truck for the Parks Department. Parks Department Superintendent Tom Von Seggern said the Parks Department...

 

Fair Board Hears Presentation for Sound, Stage

The Cheyenne County Fair Board received a proposal to provide a stage and sound equipment for the county fair. Todd Allen, of Mega Music in Sterling, Co., met with the Fair Board Nov. 25 to offer a...

 

Peetz Woman Blessed by Delivering Blessings

In the Bible it says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." A Peetz woman started a program where the giver and the receiver are blessed. According to the feedingamerica.org website, more...

 

Teaching Culture Through Games

North Elementary fourth grade students just completed a cultural week with lessons on Lakota history and culture. Híŋháŋni. Good morning in Lakota. Steve Tamayo served as artist in residence last...

 

Celebrate 'Small Business Saturday' in Sidney

The whirlwind week of roast beast and fixins', pastries and homemade cookies, overstuffed in front of a television as you anxiously await the opening of pre-Black Friday caps with Small Business...

 

Community Invited to Thanksgiving Feast

Not everyone has a Thanksgiving dinner to prepare. Some people in the area no longer have a family to share dinner. Others are struggling with having food on a typical dinner table, let alone a... Full story

 

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Sent

Children are pictured with Operation Christmas Child gift boxes recently. More than 400 gift boxes were donated to be shipped to children worldwide. Nationwide, there were an estimated 5,000 shoebox...

 

Innis Seeks to Unseat Sasse as US Senator

The "swamp" is deeper than elected officials, according to Matt Innis, complicating President Trump's promise to drain it. Innis, is seeking to take the senatorial seat occupied by Nebraska Senator Be...

 

Airport Authority Moving Forward to New Hangars

The Sidney Airport Authority Board is moving ahead with plans to add new hangars at the facility. In the Nov. 14 meeting, the board met with Jeff Wolfe, project manager, Airport Engineering, with...

 

County Students Quizzed in Government Day

Why does Cheyenne County have a court clerk, a county clerk, treasurer and board of commissioners, and what are their duties? Cheyenne County high school juniors and seniors were invited to the...

 

New Coffee Shop Nears Opening Date

Communities like meeting places, locations where the content of the cup varies with the patron and the accuracy of the story changes with the day. They are places known for their quality of product,...

 

Council Approves Speed Limit Changes

The Sidney City Council recently approved the third reading of an ordinance amending the speed limits throughout the city. Areas undergoing change include Old Post Road to 45 mph, 50 mph on Illinois...

 

October Students of the Month

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 recognized the October Students of the Month in its Nov. 11 meeting. Reid Fiscus is the Seventh grade student of the Month. He was nominated for for his...

 

Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's Announces Pending Staff Cuts: Mayor Calls Decision 'Incredibly Frustrating'

The staffing of the Cabela's corporate office in Sidney will soon get smaller as Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's recently announced the relocation of 118 positions from Sidney to the company's Springfield...

 

Sidney Celebrates Veteran's Day with SHS Grad

Monday's bitter cold was warmed with the celebration and solemn recognition of the men and women who put on the uniform of military service. Veterans Day is a holiday that started as the recognition...

 

VETERAN'S DAY BEAN FEED

The Lodgepole Lions Club served about 100 people Saturday in the Club's 6th year of offering a Veteran's Day Bean Feed. This year, the Lions Club recognized veterans with a gift certificate for a car...

 

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