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Just Chillin'... With An Axe

Nestled in a white building on Illinois Street is a chance to challenge your skills and take a break from the day. It has similarities to other athletic challenges, but with sharp differences. Most...

 

Gurley Community Welcomes Christmas

What started as an accident involving a wayward truck has developed into a community event for the village of Gurley. About three years ago, a truck-trailer collided with a tree, and the cemetery. In...

 

Council Receives Trail Update

The Sidney City Council on Nov. 23 heard an update on a project designed to upgrade the trail system adjacent to East Old Post Road. The project traces its history to a ½ percent Occupation Tax...

 

Parade of Lights Friday

Watch carefully as windows in downtown Sidney can already be decorated in anticipation of the Parade of Lights. There could be snowmen, elves, reindeer pulling bright red sleighs, mangers with...

 

Offensive to be Thankful?

I recently noticed a headline that Thanksgiving is an offense to indigenous people, promotes colonialism, etc. Let’s just take a moment for that to sink in. A celebration following a winter they...

 

County Enters Opioid Settlement

Cheyenne County has entered a case that could net the county part of the national opioid settlement. County Attorney Paul Schaub said the State of Nebraska will receive about 15 percent and the...

 

Beans and Steams Coffee House Sold

Within view of Interstate 80 is a business with a simple but welcoming title. It is a business with at least two years in the making and a warm and inviting atmosphere from the drive-up to the table...

 

Performance Auto, Havorka Motors Change Locations

Sometimes one never quite knows where life will lead us. Sometimes, it takes us to the past, with the tools of the present. The northwest corner of 12th Avenue and Illinois Street had been quiet for...

 

Even in the Storm, Be Thankful

We’re now hours from the feast that is designed historically for a time of giving thanks. Homes will have the designated cooks scurrying around the prep table in the kitchen making sure the turkey...

 

Yanney Family Honored

Saturday afternoon the village of  Lodgepole celebrated community. The celebration recognized an individual and his family whose support is taking the community into the future.  The Yanney family,...

 

Council Amends Watershed Agreement

The Sidney City Council recently approved amendments to the Joint East Sidney Watershed Authority (JESWA) agreement recently. The city council met Nov. 9 in council chambers. The agenda included a...

 

Lakota Artist Teaches Life Lessons in Play Time

North Elementary School students again had the opportunity to have fun and learn life lessons the Lakota way recently when traditional Sicangu Lakota artist Steve Tamayo was a guest at the school. He...

 

School Board Seeks Candidates

The Sidney Board of Education honored music teachers Jen and Dave Mead in the Nov. 8 school board meeting. The award is presented by Dairy Queen, the French Door and Sidney Floral to a nominated...

 

It's Only a Few Ounces

One of the home “fast food” go-to meals is burgers, or most any sandwich, and a plate of chips. No, it isn’t usually very healthy, but it is quick and light. I still recall a time — it feels...

 

Gifts That Keep Giving

Few things in life match the excitement of a child opening a colorfully-decorated gift box. The ribbons fly as the box is torn open in an exuberant curiosity. For some children, that event is rare....

 

Life Behind the Uniform

Two women, both who have served, sitting quietly.  One more calm by appearance, the other with a touch of energy that is often perceived as confrontational.  The long-used, and often forgotten, clic...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds Two Volunteers

Two more volunteers have joined the ranks of PlainsWest CASA. One of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) is returning to the office in a different role and the second is a first-time...

 

Guns and Ghosts

Sometimes I’m glad ghosts and ghouls aren’t as rampant aas television networks say they are. Quite honestly, if ghosts and other-worldly personalities could go in and out of dimensions that...

 

Fox Theatre Celebrates 70 Years in Business

In the early part of the 20th century, theaters were a community staple, a social event. The U.S.A. Theatre in Sidney was built during the big theatre boom during the World War 1 period as a...

 

Herbster Returns to Sidney

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Charles W. Herbster kept his word and returned to Cheyenne County. Herbster first stopped in Sidney as a gubernatorial candidate in May. He was in Sidney Tuesday for a meet and...

 

City Council Backs Business Promotions Plans

In baseball, “if you build it, they will come.” In community development, if you provide a reason for “them” to build it, artists and collectors will come. That is the hope of a proposal...

 

Jail Costs Increasing

The cost of crime is increasing. Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs reported in the Oct. 18 meeting of Cheyenne County Commissioners the Scottsbluff County Jail is increasing its rates. Cheyenne...

 

Table of Grace Seeking Supporters

In recent years, fall included the announcement of the Bell Pole and Lumber challenge grant in support of Table of Grace. In October 2020, Bell Pole and Lumber announced a challenge grant where the...

 

SHS Students Selected for Merit Scholarship

The Sidney Board of Education commended Sidney High School students Daniel Bashtovoi and Rishi Krisna as National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)...

 

Stop Being a Fan

On occasion I’ve watched parts of the Tour de France. It might have been moments of “what if,” but it was just as much curiosity. What does it take to not just race but speed through villages, v...

 

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