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 By Joshua Wood    News    March 23, 2023 

Re-routing panhandle resources

By Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers As new projects come to the Nebraska panhandle-and with less than 40 miles separating the cities of Kimball and Sidney-public transportation has become more... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 23, 2023 

Sidney Officials Upset with Pillen

By Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers Sidney officials are not pleased with Governor Jim Pillen regarding LB 712, and both Mayor Brad Sherman and Vice Mayor Roger Gallaway said as much during the March 14 meeting of the Sidney City Council. The... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 9, 2023

Sidney to invest in more housing

By Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers Like other places throughout the West, Sidney has been facing a housing crunch and a lack of available inventory for a workforce in the Nebraska panhandle. On February 28, the Sidney City Council took a step... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 23, 2023

Sidney moves closer to Elks purchase

By Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers The City of Sidney is close to an agreement on the purchase of Elks Lodge 1894. The purchase of the property is an integral part of a project which would renovate... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 23, 2023

Permission to Speak Freely

By Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers A piece of legislation making its way through the state legislature could expand the rights of the public at meetings from the local to state level if passed. Legislature Bill 637, introduced by Senator Joni... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 2, 2023

Sidney is Bracing for Impact

With the United State Air Force's new intercontinental ballistic missile system expected to break ground in 2026, the cities of Sidney and Kimball are preparing for impacts from the multi-year...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 19, 2023

Mayor Appointed to Housing Authority Board

The Sidney City Council unanimously appointed Mayor Brad Sherman to serve on the Sidney Housing Authority Board at their January 10 meeting. Prior to the appointment, the council discussed the goal...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 19, 2023

Sidney makes 'mini' transactions for departments

The Sidney City Council approved expenditures for two different vehicles during their January 10 meeting. One will help reduce costs for the public transportation department while the other will...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 19, 2023

Water we looking at here?

Sidney City Council discussed two engineering bids for the wastewater treatment facility on January 10. Most notable to the governing body was the discrepancy between the two bids, with one ten times that of the other. In December 2022, the City of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

The Sidney Star Still Shines

It's not often that someone inherits a hallmark of city history when they buy a house, but that is exactly what happened to Mary Brumage and her husband when they moved to Sidney three years ago. "We... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2022

New economic development director says Sidney needs to 'lay out the welcome mat'

For decades, Sidney was synonymous with Cabela's. In many ways, it still is as the flagship store is located right along Interstate 80. Following the merger with Bass Pro Shops and the relocation of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2022

City council elects Brad Sherman mayor, terminates building lease with UST Global

The snowstorm which shutdown Sidney last week also led to a truncated meeting of the Sidney City Council on December 14, which was scheduled to meet a day earlier on December 13. Due to this, the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 8, 2022

One dead following single-vehicle semi-truck accident; Multiple agencies respond to tractor-trailer accident which blocked westbound interstate traffic on December 3

A 42-year-old Illinois resident is dead following a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 80. According to a press release from the Cheyenne County Attorney, multiple agencies—including the Nebraska State Patrol... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    November 17, 2022

Past decisions and present consequences

On November 8, while voters were deciding the future of the Sidney City Council, the governing body held a lengthy discussion about the past, present and future of the city. The discussion was... Full story


Dude's Still has 'Steak' in Community

When one thinks of Sidney, they might associate the Nebraska Panhandle city with Cabela's. While the "world's foremost outfitter" is certainly a destination for many, locals know the true Sidney icon... Full story


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