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City Manager Explains Trash Rates

Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler met with business owners Wednesday evening to answer questions about the city's trash rates. Part of the issue is how much are businesses being charged and why were the...

 

Sidney Chocolatier Sweetens Seasons

Entering her home at the right time of year, neighbors are greeted with a scene like choosing your own gift. The boxes are attractive and presentable, and the contents are a chocoholic's dream....

 

'For Peetz Sake Days" This Weekend

The Peetz community will be alive with its own level of energy this weekend as it celebrates the community and Peetz High School Homecoming. Events start Friday with a bake sale and craft sale taking...

 

Event Promotes Suicide Awareness

Researchers haven't found a specific reason for suicide, but there is a list of likely triggers that leads to it. The one common factor is the isolation frequently felt by the deceased before the...

 

Growcery Ribbon Cutting

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomes The Growcery to the business community. Owner Jeanne Ogden cuts the ribbon during Tuesday's ceremony. The business offers fresh vegetables...

 

Commissioners Approve Funding Request

Between the interstate traffic and the outdoor retail stands a bronze symbol of Sidney’s past, a lone rider on a horse determined to make his next stop on the Pony Express. It is as much real as it...

 

Elementary Letter Writer Addresses Cornhusker Coach

It started as a classroom assignment, but netted him attention in many directions, including a near viral level of attention on sports websites.The elementary writer of sports and to sports leaders...

 

Program Bridges Jump from Classroom to Employment

Education isn’t limited to the classroom. When education works, learning makes a connection between the classroom and work world. Whitney Hurt, special education coordinator for Sidney schools, rece...

 

Mobile Unit Offers Training for Rural Medical Staff

Rural life has its advantages, but those advantages seldom include top-level medical services. A mobile training lab is helping to address the issue. The University of Nebraska Medical Center has a...

 

Council Approves Sidewalk Project

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved a street improvement project for the north side of Sidney. Tuesday’s city council meeting included discussion on projects in the North Sidney neighborhood...

 

Constitution Week Commemorates Efforts, Dedication to Freedom

Most people recognize the phrase “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” but how many people know what Amendment addresses religion, freedom of speech and the press...

 

Girl Scout Project Helps Pet Owners

When poverty hits and there's not enough paycheck for the rest of the month, some families have to choose between food on the table and food for the family pet. Two Sidney Girl Scouts, with the help...

 

North Elementary Fundraiser

Vicki Brauer shakes hands with Tristen Tanquary while North Elementary Principal Nancy Rowlett and her husband Eldon look on. Dairy Queen donated 10 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to...

 

Dalton Celebrates Community Sept. 14-16

The Dalton community will be rolling out the welcome mats this weekend for residents and visitors alike. The 91st Dalton Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-16....

 

CASA Program Supports Children in Court System

When stress is at its highest, the worst thing is to realize you are facing life's darkness alone. That is why Plains West CASA exists, to ensure children have someone in their corner representing...

 

Arts Council Brings Elvis Tribute to Sidney

"Elvis" is entering the county. Joseph Hall's Elvis Rock 'N' Remember Tribute will be onstage at Sidney High School September 22. The show opens the 2018-2019 Sidney Arts Council season. The concert w...

 

Sidney School District Approves 2018-2019 Budget

The Sidney School Board Monday night approved the 2018-2019 budget. The budget summary shows an increase from 2016-2017 with all funds totaling about $17.3 million. The District’s actual/estimated...

 

Skating across America

She sits in an office chair with an aura of relaxation, like sharing a latte with an old friend. Her smile implies innocence but is really a positive outlook on life that opens unexpected doors on...

 

County Approves 2018-19 Budget

The Cheyenne County Commissioners returned from the Labor Day weekend to approve the 2018-2019 county budget. The budget was approved with all commissioners present at 1 percent under the 2017-2018...

 

Tourism Numbers Down For the Year, Up in June

Visits to Cheyenne County are showing numbers on both sides of the line. They are down, but they're also going up. A Nebraska Tourism Commission press release dated Aug. 30 says tourism in Nebraska is...

 

Stand off Results in Arrest

Early morning on Thursday, Aug. 30, law enforcement obtained a search warrant to search the residence of Jarred Neuhalfen, 26, at 3080 County Road 83, Potter. Law enforcement attempted to enter the re...

 

Council Approves Oktoberfest Parade Application

The Sidney City Council recently approved an application for the Oktoberfest Parade. The parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 6. The route this year is on Illinois Street from Nineteenth to Seventh...

 

State Chamber Reps Address State Issues

Sidney is facing a challenge, an uphill battle some would say, of finding work for all of the available workforce in the county, a blossoming workforce idled by no choice of their own. Sidney is...

 

City Keeps Mill Levy Unchanged

The Sidney City Council held a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed 2018-2019 city budget. The City is facing cuts because of reductions in sales tax revenue and valuations. According to the budget...

 

TOPS Helps Teens Help Each Other, Community

Sometimes a young person just needs a little encouragement, a little help redirecting focus. That process has a special value when the encouragement comes from peers. The Teen Outreach Program is...

 

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