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  • Cabela's enters into revised agreements in connection with Bass Pro Shops merger

    Don Ogle|Apr 19, 2017

    In a series of filings with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday and Tuesday, Cabela’s confirmed changes to the deal under which it will be acquired by Bass Pro Shops. The changes are mostly linked to the sale of the World’s Foremost Bank credit card unit, which is being sold in separate transactions. Capital One Financial Corporation originally made the successful bid for Cabela’s credit card unit, but Capital One troubles unrelated to the Cabela’s acquisition made the purchas...

  • Tree Board annual give away

    Brandon L. Summers|Apr 19, 2017

    Sidney Tree Board is celebrating Arbor Day with its annual tree giveaway Saturday. This is Sidney’s 31st year as a Tree City USA community with the National Arbor Day Foundation. The giveaway allows Sidney to maintain a healthy canopy, Tom Von Seggern, Sidney parks director, said. “We’re trying to diversify our community urban forest, to have more varieties of trees,” he said, “so if any one single disease comes through town, similar to Dutch elm disease, we have more variety and aren’t co...

  • Hearings held in county meeting

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|Apr 19, 2017

    Three hearings were held in Monday’s Board of Commissioners and the Board of Equalization meeting. The first two hearings were held in the Board of Equalization. The Commissioners reviewed objections filed in response to notices that were given to governmental entities having taxable properties. The City of Sidney originally filed tax objections on 11 properties. After further research and discussion, City Attorney J. Leef said the city is withdrawing its objection on four of the 11 properties that are located on the city’s well land. Acc...

  • Raiders fare well against tough Dutch Zorn field

    Don Ogle|Apr 19, 2017

    GOTHENBURG - Sidney teams faced one of the stiffest competitive fields so far this track season and came out in decent shape, with the boys finishing fourth and the girls sixth at the Dutch Zorn Invite last week. The boys’ finish came off the strength of its relay teams, with the 4x100 and 4x400 teams finishing first, while the 4x800 meter team reeled in a fourth. Sidney had one individual champion, Alex Linneman, who lept his way to the long jump crown with a 21-feet, 8-1/2-inch jump. The R...

  • James Dickinson - Obituary

    Apr 19, 2017

    James Dickinson, 68 of Lodgepole, Nebraska died Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Lodgepole with Pastor Kathy Montira officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Lodgepole. Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney. Memorials have been established to...

  • Rita Young Gerlach - Obituary

    Apr 19, 2017

    Rita Young Gerlach, age 63, of Aurora, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 21st at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. No Visitation. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at Rita Lynn Young Gerlach, the...

  • Rodger L. "Spike" Koch - Obituary

    Apr 19, 2017

    Rodger L. "Spike" Koch, 79, of Chappell, NE went to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. Memorial services will be held at 10:30, Thursday, April 20 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chappell with Pastor Neil Carlson officiating. Inurnment with military honors will be at the Chappell cemetery. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of arrangements. Rodger Lee Koch, son of Grover and Lois (Archer) Koch was bo...