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Fair Board Discusses 2020 Events

The Cheyenne County Fair Board met Monday, Dec. 16. The agenda included scheduling events for the 2020 fair, and funding for the fair. The 2020 fair is scheduled for July 19-25 with the Open Horse...

 

SSP Awarded Grants for New Handgun Range

The Sidney Shooting Park is honored to announce the receipt of a grant from the Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Outdoor Fund in the amount of $20,000. “I would like to thank the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela...

 

Innis Returns to Sidney

While the House of Representatives were preparing to decide on the impeachment of President Trump, Senate Candidate Matt Innis was making a return visit to Sidney. Innis stopped in Sidney about a...

 

King's Daughters Conducts Annual Food Distribution

Volunteers get ready to unload trucks of food to be boxed for the King's Daughters food distribution Friday morning. This year 132 baskets were donated for 438 people. Donations were from private...

 

Teamwork Floats Parade Presence

What people witnessed at the Parade of Lights was a fanfare of lights and celebration welcoming the Christmas season. What many didn't see is the work and organization required to make the...

 

Council Reviews Proposed Rate Changes

The Sidney City Council spent much of the Dec. 10 meeting discussing rate changes for water and electricity services. On one side, the City is in an unusual dilemma of a wet year, and what that will...

 

The Grinch and Cindy Loo Who

"Here Wee Grow" represented the season with Dr. Seuss characters The Grinch and Cindy Loo Who at the corner of 10th Avenue and Illinois Street recently. The staff were in character to bring a smile...

 

Sidney Company Quietly Expands With Global Impact

A smallish white building east of the hospital implies an industrial project with its own clientele. Some of the impression may be linked to its history. The present and future are more about the...

 

Hodges Wins Football Contest

Clint Hodges is the grand prize winner of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph football contest. Hodges, left, was presented his winnings by Sports Writer Mike Motz, consisting of a gift certificate to Dude's...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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