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Articles from the March 18, 2020 edition

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School Board Addresses Staffing During Closure

On Sunday afternoon, the Sidney Public School District announced it is closing through March 27, possibly longer if necessary. The decision was made following a meeting of the COVID-19 Unified...

 

Airport Authority to Purchase Cabela's Hangar

The Sidney Airport Authority Board expects to close on purchasing of the former Cablea's hangar at the airport today. Bass Pro/Cabela's accepted an offer of $225,000 for the hangar. The hangar is...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds 5 Advocates

People who are passionate, act from their heart, do so with a sense of duty that is deeper than a written code of duty. People whose compassion is for children within the court system, children who...

 

City Modifies Public Access in Response to COVID-19

The City of Sidney is modifying access to its public offices in reaction to the corona-19 virus. The Sidney Public Library and Hillside Golf Course is closed through March 27. The city transit...

 

Commissioners Reject Backhoe / Loader Bids

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday reviewed sealed bids submitted for purchase of a backhoe/loader. All three of the bids were submitted by Murphy Tractor and Equipment. The first bid opened...

 

Library Board Chooses New Director

Richard Sandstrom was recently selected as the new director of the Sidney Public Library. Sandstrom comes to Sidney from Emporia, Kan., where he worked at the college library and then at the public...

 

POSTPONED SERVICE NOTICES

DAVID G. EGGING Memorial services scheduled on Friday, March 20, 2020 for David G. Egging have been postponed due to recent CDC recommendations regarding the coronavirus. Services are scheduled to take place on May 8, 2020. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel &...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 18, 2020

Winter Sports Season Highlights

Peetz Girls Basketball Second year Head Coach Stephanie Weber saw improvement with the Lady Bulldogs, although it did not translate into a significant change in their overall record. Finishing with a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 18, 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Delays Spring Sports Panhandle Season

All Panhandle schools, including Peetz, Colo., have been ordered closed for the next two weeks, with tentative plans to reopen Monday, March 30. Since avoiding large gatherings and concentrations of p...

 

Disability Dogs Clinic to be Held at Fairgrounds

The two-day Disability Dogs clinic will be held at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds, 10955 Highway 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.March 21, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 22. Ashley Tomberg will be bringing her Disability Dogs program to Sidney to meet with...

 

Thomas J. Brown, Jr. - Obituary

Thomas J. Brown, Jr., age 59, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020, in Ft. Collins, CO from a long battle with Cancer. Formal services are currently pending. Thomas J. Brown Jr. was born October 31, 1960, in Kimball, NE to Thomas Joe Sr....

 

Robert L. 'Bob' Batt - Obituary

Robert L. "Bob" Batt, age 86, of Lincoln, NE and formerly of Sidney, NE passed away at his home, March 12, 2020. A Rosary service was held at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 17, followed by a Mass of...

 

Douglas Samuel Chappell - Obituary

Douglas Samuel Chappell, 84, of Scottsbluff, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at his home. A truly gracious man has left our midst, and our love for him has left us lonely and broken hearted. He...

 

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