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  • Input sought on new snow routes

    Brandon L. Summers|Apr 14, 2017

    The City of Sidney is seeking input from the community on snow routes. A workshop is being held Wednesday on what to do with snow in residential areas. "I want to explain to people what we do, what we could do and let them pick their poison, for lack of a better term," Ed Sadler, Sidney City Manager, said. "If you talk to people around here, in the past they plowed residential streets before only to have people be unhappy with it." Every method has been tried, Sadler said: plowing down the...

  • Carrier ordinance passes, 4-1

    Brandon L. Summers|Apr 14, 2017

    Sidney's carrier ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote at Tuesday's city council meeting. Council Member Kelly Utley voted against the ordinance. A third reading of Ordinance 1787 was held from March 28 so city staff could include a waiver process following complaints and concerns received from the public. The ordinance itself remains the same. "Motor carriers, common carriers or contract carriers" are prohibited from parking in residential districts "except for the purpose of expeditiously loading...

  • Veteran Ernest Kahrs

    Larry Nelson|Apr 14, 2017

    Ernest Kahrs graduated from high school in Lodgepole in 1949. By that time, there were several branches of the military he could have joined. The U.S. Air Force had become an entity of its own; the U.S. Navy was hiring young folks; the Marines were always interested. Ernest just waited for the draft to come get him. The government did just that. The action that drove his being drafted was the conflict in Korea. (Note: if one was in the fight there, it was the Korean War. If one wasn’t there, it was called a “conflict”). Ernest rode a train...

  • Students present survey results in School Board meeting

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|Apr 14, 2017

    In Monday’s Sidney School Board meeting, sixth grade student council members presented Gallup Poll results to the Board. According to Sidney Public School (SPS) Superintendent, Jay Ehler, the Gallup Poll is a survey that measures engagement, hope, entrepreneurial aspiration, and career literacy. Fifth and sixth grade students participated in the survey that asked questions about their involvement and enthusiasm for school, ideas for the future, talent and energy for building businesses and information, attitude and behaviors that students n...

  • Sidney captures Western Conference

    Apr 14, 2017

    MITCHELL - Sidney's boys golf team captured the Western Conference crown Tuesday, doing so in a manner that made a big impression on Coach Chuck Christiansen. "I'm happier with the way they did it than I am with the fact they took conference," Christiansen said. Early on, team leaders Connor Dormann and Nate Dvorak both found themselves five strokes over par in as many holes. As a team, Sidney collected 12 early penalty strokes including out of bounds calls and the unusual situation of another...

  • Gladys M. Stokes - Obituary

    Apr 14, 2017

    Gladys M. Stokes, age 86 of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her home in Sidney. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, April 13th in the First Baptist Church, 1020 17th Avenue in Sidney with Pastor Raymond Stokes officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday from 1-7:00 P.M., with family present from 4-6:00 P.M. A memorial is being established. You may view Gladys' Book of Memories, leave...