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A Golden Christmas

Volunteers from the Cheyenne County Community Center provided Christmas gifts for residents of Golden Living Center on Tuesday.... Full story


Desk dedication

The Sidney Public Library received the donation to get a new desk about a year ago. The previous desk had been in place for 45 years, and with advancements in computers and technology, a desk more... Full story


Author's books available

Roberta Peters started writing books when she went into retirement. She has since published six titles: “Our Amazing Dogs,” “Our Amazing Cats,” which has two volumes, “How to Make Your Cat Adore You,” “The Cat Lady Collection” and... Full story


Local High School Concerts

Sidney held its High School Holiday Concert on Tuesday evening.... Full story


All to oneself

The end of the year is when some of the greatest movies come to theaters. Personally, I’m really looking forward seeing “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” I’m trying to finish the book of the latter before it comes out...


County approves rezoning for subdivisions

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on Monday to review and consider the approval of submissions by Dustin and Renee Thomas to replat Idlewild I Subdivision and Stephen and Paula Wolff for a 39.96-acre subdivision known...


High Plains Ag Lab donation

Security First Bank donated $5,000 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Foundation last week, with funds designated to break ground and build the High Planes Ag Lab. Pictured, left to right: Clem... Full story


Following the code

December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week nationwide. Judy Roach's fourth-graders at Central Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code program on Wednesday. The Hour of Code program...


Sidney Middle School & High School Christmas Concert

Austin Jacobsen performs Thursday evening during the Sidney Middle School and High School Christmas Concert held at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center.... Full story


Sidney Middle School & High School Christmas Concert

Front row from left: Amy Rowan, LaNaya Gutierrez, Casey Baldwin, Ben Goble, Andrew Phelps and Jonathan Stokes. The Choir performed Thursday evening at the Sidney Middle School and High School... Full story


Shared Services Fun Committee at Cabela's

Members of the Shared Services Fun Committee at Cabela's-- Chanel Copeland, LuAnn Hagerman, Angelia Bleck, Goldie Balcom, Pam Klussman and Susan Ward--collected and donated 268 coats, five pairs of... Full story


Shirt Tales

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday for Shirt Tales. The downtown retail location has been under the management of Heidi and Joel Ahrens and Tyler and... Full story


Central students use technology in unique pen pal program

On Wednesday, Judy Roach's fourth grade class at Central Elementary School met up with their pen pal, face to face. Well, sort of. Roach's class participates in the Nebraska Ag in the Classroom's Ag...


Students of the month

Sidney High School students of the month for November Seth Studnicka, Emma Tuzicka, Spencer Broughton, Garrett Wamsley, Kevin Jurgensen and Jenny Myers were honored at this week's meeting of the... Full story


Dress Down Days

On Tuesday, Norma Long from the Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber presented a check in the amount of $1,101.43 to Koti Petluri of Sidney Community Schools, to be dedicated toward the purchase of a... Full story


Audit shows Sidney Public Schools operating in the black

As the year draws to a close, the primary focus of Monday’s School Board meeting was the 2012-2013 audit completed by Rauner and Associates. The Nebraska Department of Education and state statutes require that all schools complete annual audits....


Exam misery

I cannot begin to express how glad I am that I don’t have to take finals anymore. Many of my friends continued on to graduate school, law school, nursing school, medical school, etc., so they’re currently driving themselves insane with their...


Parlor Skin Art

The owners of Parlor Skin Art had the official ribbon cutting for their custom tattoo business located at 1442 Illinois St. on Monday afternoon.... Full story


Weekend Photos

Shelley Peterson lights a candle at the ninth annual non-denominational Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony held on Sunday evening at St. Patrick's Church. This event was held by The Compassionate... Full story


"A Simple Task"

Sidney High School's One Act crew performed a dress rehearsal for their classmates on Thursday afternoon in advance of Saturday's district competition. Their production is called "A Simple Task" and... Full story


"A Simple Task"

Sidney High School's One Act crew performed a dress rehearsal for their classmates on Thursday afternoon in advance of Saturday's district competition.... Full story


"A Simple Task"

Sidney High School's One Act crew performed a dress rehearsal for their classmates on Thursday afternoon in advance of Saturday's district competition.... Full story


Spelling Bee

West and Central Elementary Schools combined and had classroom representatives compete for eligibility in the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee.... Full story


The Gloribells ring in the season

The Gloribells of the First United Methodist Church has only been preparing for their 17th annual Christmas concert since the beginning of October, as the bells had to be refurbished. Yet even though... Full story


Church hosts remembrance event

Sunday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, the 17th Worldwide Candle Lighting will take place. The Worldwide Candle Lighting is an event put on by The Compassionate Friends. The event is to remember and honor families who have had... Full story


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