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Chamber Recognizes Community Achievements

Friday night was a time for looking back and recognizing accomplishments, and looking ahead to new horizons. The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Banquet Friday, recognizing...

 

Creek Valley Elementary, Adams Bank & Trust Open Student Branch

Creek Valley elementary students will soon have a program in their academic arsenal. It is a program that could benefit students for the rest of their lives. The Nebraska Council on Economic...

 

Assessment Shows Sidney Students Remain Ahead of State Average

On Dec. 21, 2018, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) announced the the state's public schools “are growing and improving in multiple measures.” The report comes as a result of the...

 

Nebraska Investor Buys Lodgepole Creek Apartments

Lodgepole Creek Apartments, which sit in a north and east corner of Sidney within sight of Highway 30 and the hospital, was acquired about a month ago by a real estate investor with ties to Nebraska....

 

Setting the Soul Free: Wood, Music and Acrylics Unite for Display

They come from different viewpoints, but find a common ground to display their efforts. They are artists of different disciplines intersected at the music of the soul. Jim Pelster of Sidney says he...

 

School District Preparing for Accreditation Visit

It is a combination of emotions that shows how well the Cheyenne County School District No. 1 is teaching its students. That is how Sheri Ehler describes the coming Advanced Education Accreditation...

 

School Board Accepts Two Retirements

The Cheyenne County School District No.1 (Sidney) met Monday night. Among the agenda, the board approved the resignations of Ann Elwell Darling and Ben Darling. “I would like to say thank you for...

 

Electrifying Experience

Michelle Pastor of Tri State Energy explains to North Elementary School students the principles of electricity. Pictured from left are Pastor, students Sierre Blanke, Thalia Garcia and Jonah Graham...

 

Canadian Company Announces Move to Sidney

A Canadian company announced Tuesday it intends to purchase part of the Cabela's corporate buildings and expand its operations to Sidney. Mark Priemer, president of MMP Enterprises, spoke before the...

 

Council Debates Land Rezoning

The Sidney City Council and staff spent part of Monday’s meeting trying to define a property that has apparently defied definition, zoning, since it was admitted into the city of Sidney. Darin...

 

Careful What You Ask For

Over time, I’ve heard several comedians and talk show hosts say how a sad it is certain president is no longer in office. That person provided a lot of inspiration for stand-up comedy. I get it....

 

Sidney Seeks County as 'Secondary Emergency Contractor'

When disaster strikes, it is too late to start looking for response resources. Surviving a tragedy, including a flood, is preparedness. That is what brought City of Sidney Assistant City Manager Dawn...

 

County Tourism Focus: Treat Them Right and They Will Return

The Cheyenne County Tourism Committee is finalizing design of a local tourism brochure. The brochure is part of a partnership with BlueSoHo researching the region and developing a brand or identity...

 

Commissioners Discuss Jail Costs

Each county jail charges an amount per inmate for offenders from other counties. For the Nebraska Department of Corrections, the average annual cost is $35,950, according to Nebraska.gov. Cheyenne...

 

Frerichs Takes Office as Sheriff

Thursday morning, Adam Frerichs became the new Cheyenne County Sheriff after swearing to his oath of office. Frerichs ran an uncontested race for sheriff. Sheriff John Jensen chose not to seek office....

 

Potter Bank Partners with Mortgage Firm

Potter State Bank is partnering with Pivot Lending Group, offering mortgage options in Cheyenne County. The real estate markets in Colorado and Cheyenne County have created an attraction to Nebraska...

 

Markers Brought Back to Life

Near the center of Sidney is Legion Park. Within Legion Park is a memorial that started with the inspiration of a Vietnam veteran. To the south of the veterans memorial is a half-circle of plaques...

 

Sidney Area Hit with High Wind, Little Snow

While North Platte to Lincoln was shut down due to blizzard conditions Thursday, Sidney experienced high wind, light snow and cold. The Wheat Belt Public Power District reported Thursday morning wides...

 

First Responders Fire Up Griddle for Fundraiser

Nutritionists say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It can also be the most fun when recreational cooks show off their skills with a griddle and frying pan. Cooks who enjoy creating...

 

The Stage Is Not Enough

She enters a room with a with a quietness that shouts "wait until you hear what I have to say." Her character is deeper than those she portrays on stage or sings about from the choir. Her world is a...

 

SHS Wins Heritage Competition

To appreciate where you are, you need to know where you came from, what affected society. Sidney High School students took part in the Journey Through Our Heritage program this fall at Metropolitan...

 

In-School Shopping

Sidney High School senior Kaylie Mason assists Treager Maddox in the Central Elementary store recently. The Holiday Store is a program where inexpensive items are offered for students to buy on a...

 

Santa Visits Central Elementary

Santa took time to visit students at Central Elementary School last week, reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas. Students are out for Christmas break and will return on Jan. 7....

 

County Approves Ending Funding of Stage Line: 'City Contacted by Potential Sponsor'

The Cheyenne County Commissioners and the Tourism Board have talked in recent meetings of their role in funding the Stage Line public transportation system. The Tourism Board is committed through the...

 

County Denies Lease Request

Plans to purchase the Elks concession stand at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds was greeted with a significant obstacle Monday morning. In the Dec. 3 meeting of the county commissioners, James Lenzen m...

 

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