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 By Don Ogle    News    April 18, 2018

Spring Storm Cripples Area

A hard-hitting spring storm that hit the area Friday left more than a hundred motorists stranded around Sidney, and electric customers from Sidney to Lake McConaughy without power for between 24 and...

 

Fair Board Brings Entertainment to '18 Fair

The Cheyenne County Fair will include the talent of Rodney Atkins and McKenzie JaLynn Band. Atkins is known for songs such as "Farmer's Daughter," "If You're Going Through Hell," and "It's America."...

 

Cheyenne County, Sidney Approach Dispatch Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners and later the Communications Board discussed entering a dispatch service agreement with Deuel County. “Deuel County is in somewhat of a critical position,...

 

Ladies Treated to a Day Out

While the Friday storm was still melting and nearby highways and interstates still closed from the heavy snow and wind, Sidney businesses were experiencing an influx of ladies visiting area stores and...

 

Air Link Expands Service to Include Fixed Wing Aircraft

SCOTTSBLUFF - Regional West announced today that it is adding the management and oversight of a fixed wing aircraft to its Air Link air ambulance flight program. The new partnership will enhance Air Link’s air medical transport services with the...

 

Tractor Safety Training Courses For Teen Farm Workers Scheduled; Required By Law

Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at Gering and Gordon in June, as well as and 10 other Nebraska locations this year for teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm. Federal law prohibits...

 

Work to Begin on US-385 in Dalton

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin April 23 on US-385 in Dalton, from Reference Post 50.00 to Reference Post 54.00, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Simon...

 

Scholarships Available For Students Interested in Organic Farming

High Plains OCIA of Nebraska, Inc. is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 for the 2018/2019 school year. A chapter of OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association), High Plains OCIA of Nebraska, Inc....

 

Wheatbelt Offers Leadership Camp Opportunity

Nebraska’s Rural Electric Association sponsors a Youth Energy Leadership Camp every year at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp at Halsey. The camp provides leadership and team building activities. The camp will be held July 9-13, 2018. Wheat Belt Public...

 

Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available

Cheyenne County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brad Fraass announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to the recent blizzard could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). “LIP provides...

 

Organic Growers Elect Fehringer Chapter President

High Plains OCIA of Nebraska chapter of Organic Crop Improvement Association held its annual general membership meeting on Saturday, March 24 in Sidney to elect officers for 2018 and conduct other business. Bernie Fehringer was elected president of...

 

Nebraska Range Short Course June 18-22 at Chadron

The Nebraska Range Short Course is scheduled for June 18-22 on the campus of Chadron State College. The short course is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chadron State College, and the Nebraska Section Society for Range Management. It...

 

Study: Climate Effects On Ag Yields Vary By Location, Crop

LINCOLN – The global emergence of climate change should get farmers thinking and acting locally, according to nearly a half-century of data analyzed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The new Nebraska study suggests that climate shifts between...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 18, 2018

Sidney Golf Places Fifth in Hastings

Sidney's Red Raider Golf team competed at the Tiger Invite in Hastings on Thursday placing fifth against tough competition from the areas best high school golf teams. Sidney's top four golfers shot a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 18, 2018

Peetz Track Competes in Wray Meet

Peetz’s boy’s and girl’s track teams competed at the Wray Srsen-Tena Invitational meet on Saturday at Wray High School. The boy’s team finished fifth out of eight teams, while the girl’s...

 

Creek Valley Golf Competes at Bridgeport

Creek Valley High School’s Golf Team traveled to Bridgeport on Thursday to compete in the Bridgeport High School Invitational tournament. It was a busy day on the links as 15 area teams competed for top honors, with the Kimball squad coming out on...

 

State Commission to Consider Deer, Antelope, Elk Hunting Recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider recommendations for 2018 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons when it meets April 19 at Fort Robinson State Park. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at Buffalo Barracks within...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 18, 2018

Sidney Competes at Gothenburg

Sidney's Red Raider Track and Field teams traveled on Thursday to compete in the Dutch Zorn Invitational in Gothenburg. Eight girl's teams and nine boy's teams competed, with McCook placing first for...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 18, 2018

Firemen Honor 175 Years Of Service

Sidney volunteer firemen gathered Saturday evening to honor their own, with awards and recognition going out to 10 firefighters with a cumulative total of 175 years of service to the community. Firema...

 

Ruth Wise - Obituary

Ruth Wise, 96 of Sidney, Nebraska and a long time Lodgepole resident died Wednesday evening, April 11, 2018 at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care. Funeral services were held Saturday,...

 

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