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Articles from the April 21, 2015 edition

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Leasa Hlavinka: Husband 'was a doting father'

Leasa Hlavinka, the Sidney dentist who was stabbed by her husband at their home Sunday night, blamed alcoholism for Dana Hlavinka’s actions. In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, Leasa Hlavinka said she is recovering well and anxious to leave the... Full story


Ribbon cutting

Owners of Snyder and Hilliard Law Offices – the husband and wife duo of Michael Snyder and Kristi Hilliard – held their official ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning. The law office is located at... Full story


Nebraska wastewater well wins approval despite opposition

SIDNEY (AP) — State regulators have approved a controversial disposal well in northwest Nebraska for wastewater generated by oil and natural gas production. The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 2-0 on Wednesday in favor of the...


Road condition complaints aired, commissioners pledge action

A Sidney High School student attended a Cheyenne County Commissioners meeting on Monday to raise concerns about the condition of some roads in the county. Kade Price told the commissioners his family has been living in Cheyenne County for 25 years....


Alleged driver in fatal hit and run waives preliminary hearing

The driver charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash near Dalton earlier this month waived his right Monday afternoon to a preliminary hearing. Abel “Domingo” Jeronimo, a 38-year-old Sidney resident, was arrested and charged on... Full story


Preliminary plat application and permit receive go ahead

Sidney planning commissioners voted on Monday evening to recommend the approval of a preliminary plat application to subdivide an unplatted tract of land on the northwest corner of Toledo Street and Fort Sidney Road. Randy Miller, the property...


Wheat Belt to build new headquarters

After 67 years in the same location, Wheat Belt Public Power District has announced that it will break ground on April 27 for a new Wheat Belt headquarters and warehouse facility. The new building will be located about six miles north of Sidney at...


Potter-Dix hires new superintendent

The Potter-Dix Public School District announced on Tuesday its new superintendent. Michael Williams will assume the role of superintendent beginning July 1. Kevin Thomas, the current superintendent, is retiring in June after 23 years working as an...


Sidney Tree Board set to give away trees

The Sidney Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual tree giveaway on Saturday, April 25 at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp. The celebration and tree giveaway has become a big part of the Sidney Tree Board’s community work as it strives...


Dale P. McKinney

Dale P. McKinney, 87 of Sidney and a longtime Potter resident, died Thursday afternoon, April 16, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Sat., April 25,... Full story


Landscape workshop to focus on healthy yards

Designing, developing and maintaining yards and landscapes in Western Nebraska is, to say the least, challenging. From high P-H soils to weather extremes, the Panhandle throws many challenges toward homeowners and gardeners seeking healthy lawns and...


Community Calendar 04-24-15

Ongoing A Parkinson’s support group the for Western Nebraska area meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 312 W. 16th St., Alliance. Call Dee Brauninger at (308) 763-1254 with questions or email... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 21, 2015

Sidney CC, track coach Neels heading east

For any regular attendee of Sidney High School track and field or cross country meets, the sight of coach Tony Neels running to different parts of the course offering encouragement and split times to...



TRACK & FIELD Tuesday, April 21 Creek Valley at Sutherland Invite, 9 a.m. MDT Friday, April 24 Potter Dix at Pine Bluffs Invite, 9 a.m. Leyton, Sidney JV at Calvert Invite at Morrill, 9 a.m. Sidney at Scottsbluff Twilight, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April... Full story


Swim team signups set

This is the last week to sign up for the Sidney Stingrays Swim Club. The Stingrays will have a presence at two events this week. On Thursday, they’ll have a booth set up at “The Happening” at the Cheyenne County Community Center from 5:30-7... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 21, 2015

Legion baseball teams plan camp, fundraisers

The Sidney American Legion baseball program will be holding three fundraisers in advance of its season opener on May 24. First up, the Legion, in conjunction with the Cheyenne County Community Center, will hold a baseball camp at Legion Field this...


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