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City Council Reviews Finance Update

Sidney revenues are maintaining well, according to Finance Director David Scott. Scott made a report before the Sidney City Council during Tuesday’s city council meeting. In his report, Scott noted...

 

Council Gives Green Light for Vehicle Purchases

The Sidney City Council Tuesday gave the green light to the purchase of two new pickup trucks for city departments. The city council had earlier agreed to the purchase of a service truck for the...

 
 By Grant Schulte    News    March 16, 2018

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance New $8.8 Billion State Budget

LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a proposed $8.8 billion two-year budget despite major disagreements over funding for the University of Nebraska and family-planning services, including Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers...

 

School Board Renews Superintendent's Contract

The Sidney School District Board of Education renewed the contract for superintendent Rodney “Jay” Ehler during the March 12 meeting. Ehler is contracted with an annual salary of $149,000, a $300...

 

Five Generations

Five generations of the Steffens family. From left grandmother Amy Winkler (Scottsbluff) great great grandmother Charlotte Steffens (Sidney) holding 2 month old Haylen Grasmick (Omaha) great...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    March 16, 2018

Grass Fire

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small grass fire at the top of Haskell Hill Road Tuesday, extinguishing the blaze quickly. No cause for the fire was determined....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 16, 2018

Volleyballers Compete In Area Tournaments

The Sidney Volleyball Club competed in itsfirst AAU (American Athletic Union) volleyball tournament of the season in North Platte on Feb. 18. The 14 and under team finished first in their pool, but...

 

Pool Champions

Several area pool players were honored for winning the Fall Session of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 8-ball and 9-ball pool leagues. The Tuesday, 8-ball league title was won by the Elks...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 16, 2018

Ganser, Robb Honored

The Western Nebraska Wrestling Officials (WNWO) have honored Sidney High School wrestling coach John Ganser and wrestler Derek Robb with their Sportsmanship Award for 2018. Ganser wins the Coach’s...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 16, 2018

Local Athletes Earn MAC All-Conference Honors

Several local athletes have been named to the MAC All-Conference Basketball Team for their outstanding play during the 2017-2018 season. First Team: Tanner Crass, Junior - Creek Valley High School...

 

Charlotte Hornets Recognize Sidney Military Hero

The Charlotte Hornets and Bank of America recently honored Maj. Ricky Garvin, US Army, Ret., as this season's sixth recipient of the season-long Yellow Ribbon Program. Maj. Garvin grew up in Sidney,...

 

Marilyn Miller Spring - Obituary

Marilyn Miller Spring, of Coeur d Alene, ID passed away after a short illness on February 26, 2018. As per her wishes she was cremated. Marilyn was born to Herman and Dorothy Miller and grew up on the family farm east of Gurley. After graduating...

 

ALFRED BARNGROVER - Death Notice

Alfred Barngrover, 93 formerly of Sidney and Lodgepole died Monday morning, March 12, 2018 at the Sedgwick County Memorial Nursing Home in Julesburg, Colorado. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is planned for a later date with the...

 

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