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 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 20, 2013

'It's not guns that hurt people'

On Wednesday the U.S. Senate voted down a vital amendment in the gun bill – the expansion of background checks on gun buyers. Amendments regarding the purchasing of assault rifles and high capacity... Full story


Federation wrestlers return with hardware

Wrestlers and coaches of the Sidney Federation Wrestling Club proudly displayed their awards and medals received at the Rocky Mountain Nationals in Denver, the Midwest Classic Nationals Wrestling... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 19, 2013

Ramsey named Cheyenne County artist of the month for April

The Cheyenne County Art Guild’s Artist of the Month for April is Sidney’s very own, Ben Ramsey. Ramsey said that he has been painting ever since he was a kid and that his passion has carried on...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 19, 2013

Search for new Police Chief progressing quickly

City of Sidney staff may be closer to hiring a new police chief than some might expect. According to City Manager Gary Person applications for the position were due April 15 at 5 p.m. “With two... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 18, 2013

CHIP program in force at health fair

Coinciding with the Health and Wellness Fair at the Cheyenne County Community Center this Saturday, members of the Frank Welch Masonic Lodge are teaming up with law enforcement officials to provide the Nebraska Freemasons Child Identification...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 18, 2013

Spring snowstorm blasts Sidney, again

Sidney has been pelted with snow and ice recently, leaving some to wonder when spring will ever make its lasting appearance. This morning, Public Services Director John Hehnke and Police Chief Joseph... Full story


Van Ree's Voice

The strength of love. I’ve heard many say that they don’t like reading or listening to the news on account of how depressing it is, and many have said that they don’t like to learn about all the bad that goes on in this world. Even though I... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 17, 2013

Defense in terroristic threats case asks for lower bond

An initial hearing was held yesterday morning in the State of Nebraska case against Theodore Medina, charged with issuing terroristic threats, a class IV felony. At the hearing, Medina’s defense... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 17, 2013

Check out SPL during Library week

Sidney Public Library officials are midway through their National Library Week celebration, and they said they welcome anybody in the community to come by the library to indulge in cookies, coffee...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 16, 2013

Registered sex offender charged with failure notify after moving

Timothy Tscharner asked for counsel to be appointed for him yesterday afternoon at the Cheyenne County Courthouse regarding a class IV felony charge against him of violating sex offender laws and...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 16, 2013

Commissioners decline gravel permit

Yesterday morning members of the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners came to a conclusion on the application for a conditional use permit from Pine Bluffs Gravel and Excavating Inc. for the propose... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 13, 2013

$10,000 in scholarships awarded to women in leadership

Authorities at Cabela’s announced on April 5 that they are teaming up with officials at The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation to award scholarships to Nebraska students. There will be four Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarships worth $10,000 awar...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 13, 2013

Mix it Up at the Community Center

Kristi Edgington teaches a fitness class Monday through Thursday from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Community Center that keeps participants on their toes and wondering what is... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 12, 2013

Tree give-away part of annual celebration

On Saturday, April 20 City of Sidney Tree Board members are holding their annual Tree Give-Away in honor of the City’s National Arbor Day Celebration. Registration for the tree give-away will take...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 12, 2013

Create a spring wreath at Library this weekend

This Saturday Sidney Public Library officials are holding an arts and crafts program as part of their annual series. On April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon co-owner of the Imagine That craft store, Eleanor... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 11, 2013

Defendant still seeks counsel

A status hearing was held this morning at the Cheyenne County Courthouse for the State of Nebraska’s case against Gurley resident Justin J. Warren. Warren faces a Class IC felony count for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver or...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 11, 2013

Nienhueser: 'We can't be irresponsible' pet owners

Ron Meyers, Vice President of Wagon Tails Animal Rescue, was the first to speak at the City of Sidney City Council meeting this Tuesday about the proposed new cat licensing ordinance. He addressed the council on behalf of the rescue organization... Full story


Van Ree's Voice

I received an anonymous envelope yesterday filled with cutouts of my articles. The articles were filled with red marks either circling commas or “ands.” Red words written on the pages depicted that I do not know how to use either of those... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 10, 2013

Council hears hospital expansion plans

The City of Sidney City Council meeting last night was filled with ideas for road improvement projects as well as updates on other ventures. The East Sidney Expansion project and potential new...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 10, 2013

Traffic pandemonium at West Elementary addressed

The City of Sidney City Council Chamber filled with presenters and citizens Tuesday night as discussion ranged from cats to expansion projects and one topic that concerns students and parents -... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 9, 2013

Weekend of Ag events successful

Agriculture events held in Sidney last Friday were a success according to officials of both groups and members of the Ag. community really came together in support of their combined cause. One event...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 9, 2013

Girl Scouts attend work day

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 10048 from Chappell did their part to help clean up Sidney’s Living Memorial Gardens this Saturday as part of the annual Living Memorial Gardens Workday. President of the Li... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 6, 2013

Fitness program designed for older adults

Betsy Bown, not only instructs the Pilates classes at the Cheyenne County Community Center, she also teaches a SilverSneakers Fitness Program Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. “The program is designed to increase strength, range of movement,...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 6, 2013

Get into 'Elite' physical shape

Looking for a complete, demanding and rewarding workout system to get you into “elite” physical shape? In 2006 trainer Lee Jacobsen teamed up with Sonja Ehlers to bring Sidney an Elite Fitness... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 5, 2013

Reflexions owner reflects on anniversary

Cassie Melton was told by family and friends growing up that her calling in life would fall somewhere in the cosmetology field. At first she didn’t agree with them, but today she is the owner and... Full story


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