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Articles from the January 9, 2019 edition

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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...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 9, 2019

Firefighters Respond to House Fire

Sidney's Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire late Friday morning in the 2100 block of 22nd Ave. in Sidney. Black smoke poured from the back of the home when responders arrived to the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 9, 2019

Sidney Among Sites for Premier on Student Mental Health

Sidney has been chosen as one of six state sites to hold premier showings of a film exploring what the film’s makers call one of the “most pressing and complicated issues in public education...

 

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...

 

Retired Fire Chief Honored

Pictured are Keith Stone, left, receiving a plaque for his service, from Mayor Roger Gallaway. Stone was honored at the City of Sidney 2018 Awards Banquet Friday evening. Stone retired in 2018 as...

 

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...

 

Rebecca 'Becca' G. Beardsley - Obituary

Becca Beardsley, 31, of Twentynine Palms, CA and formerly of Sidney passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda, Ca. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held...

 

Mary Spencer - Obituary

Mary Spencer, 95, passed away peacefully in St. Paul, NE on Dec. 24th, 2018. Mary was born Jan. 6th, 1923 in Ainsworth, NE to Alta F. and Fred E. Coleman. She attended school in Ainsworth and then...

 

LOIS J. COOK - Service Notice

Lois J. Cook, age 90 of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Sidney. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 10th in the Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Corey Jenkins of the First United Methodist Church...

 

Dorothy M. Nelson - Service Notice

Dorothy Nelson, age 98 of Potter, NE passed away, Sunday January 6, 2019 in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday January 11th in the Prairie West Church in Potter with Pastor Betsy Galloway-Carew officiating. Burial will be in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 9, 2019

Raiders Start New Year 1-2

Sidney's Red Raider basketball team had a busy start to 2019 with two games on the road against Kimball and Gering, then a Saturday matchup against McCook at home. On Thursday, the Red Raider team...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 9, 2019

Lady Raiders Basketball Team Rolls In 2019

Sidney’s Lady Raider basketball team entered the new year rolling out three straight winning performances combining stifling defense and offensive balance to increase their season record to...

 

City Prepares To Trim Alley Trees

On Monday, January 21, weather and schedules permitting, the City of Sidney Parks Department will begin trimming trees and bushes in the alleys. Under City Ordinance 1034.06 Care, Trimming, and Removal of Street or Park Trees, Authority of Utility...

 

FSA Reminds Producers of Approaching Application Deadline

Cheyenne County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brad Fraass reminds producers that the deadline to apply for the Market Facilitation Program is Jan. 15. The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was designed to assist farmers in...

 

Corn Growers Accepting Applications for FLAGship Program

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is now accepting applications for the fourth class of the Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship (FLAGship) Program. The FLAGship Program is a scholarship program for future ag leaders in...

 

Saddle Winner Announced

Cowboy Connection of Sidney recently announced the winner of a saddle in its Sidney store. During the Christmas season, any shopper spending $50 or more could enter a drawing for a saddle. Nearly 150...

 

City Employees Recognized

Employees reaching milestone service years in 2018 were honored at the City of Sidney Annual Awards Banquet on Jan. 4. Pictured are left to right, James Harmon, Don Gehrig, Joe Talich, Chad Radtke,...

 

Farming Evolution Event Feb. 20-21 In Holyoke, Colo.

Make plans now to join farmers and ranchers at the 2019 Farming Evolution event in Holyoke, Colo. The Farming Evolution will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20 & 21, 2019. The Phillips County Event Center on the Fairgrounds just north of Holy...

 

Master Gardener Training Program To Begin

Anybody with an interest in lawns, landscape, or gardening, as well as sharing their knowledge, is invited to take part in Nebraska Extension’s Master Gardener Program, which is seeking volunteers and offering Master Gardener training in the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 9, 2019

Coyotes Struggle Starting 2019

Potter-Dix’s Coyote boy’s basketball team returned to action on Friday and Saturday, but could not find the right formula to earn their first win of the season. The Coyotes traveled to Bayard...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 9, 2019

Sidney Grapplers Dominate

Sidney's Red Raider wrestling team built their record up to 13-and-1 for the year while building up their confidence for this weekend's upcoming Gothenburg Invite, where Sidney will be pitted against...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 9, 2019

Storm Shuts Down Indians 60-33

Creek Valley's Storm boy's basketball team entered 2019 determined to play with more consistency, and started the new year off on the right foot with a convincing 60-to-33 victory over Minatare at...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 9, 2019

Lady Storm Falls Short Against Minatare

Creek Valley’s Lady Storm basketball team returned to action on Saturday as they hosted the Minatare Lady Indians for their first game of 2019. The Lady Storm opened slowly, with both defenses...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 9, 2019

Lady Coyotes Outmatched

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote basketball team has had a tough time finding a win this season. They dropped their first two games of 2019 by big scores. On Friday, the Lady Coyotes traveled to Bayard and...

 

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