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  • Schedule set for Sidney's 150th

    Brandon L. Summers|Apr 26, 2017

    he schedule is set for the Sidney sesquicentennial weekend starting Aug. 18. Events begin with a 150th anniversary proclamation kickoff to be held at Camp Lookout. “They’ve just finished refurbishing it to be historically-correct,” Denise Wilkinson, Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce president, said. “Way Out West, at the Elks Lodge, will be holding their ‘America Abridged’ play.” The weekend also boasts a 5K run and a parade on Saturday, a volleyball tournament on Sunday, two concerts, his...

  • Chamber hosts Girl's Day Out 2017

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|Apr 26, 2017

    Cheyenne County Chamber will host the 10th annual Girl’s Day Out event in Historic Downtown Sidney this Saturday. Girl’s Day Out gives ladies ages 12 and up an opportunity to enjoy “girl time” and support local merchants and home-based businesses. Chamber Communications Director Sandy Goble said merchants will be open Saturday for the event. “There will be at least 30 merchants participating that day,” Goble said. “downtown and extended downtown towards the French Door Antique Mall.” Goble said home-based businesses will be spread througho...

  • Sidney seeks $1m grant for Lukjan

    Brandon L. Summers|Apr 26, 2017

    The City of Sidney is pursuing a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to provide direct assistance to Lukjan Metal Products, LLC. The Conneaut, Ohio, based company would use the funds for working capital, and the purchase of equipment and an existing building at 1 Greenwood Drive, formerly TE Connectivity. “We’ve applied for it,” Herb Gibson, Lukjan midwest regional director, said. “I think we’ve given them all the information we need to have a successful application.” The federal fun...

  • Sidney finds improvement at Twilight meet

    Don Ogle|Apr 26, 2017

    Sidney High School's track teams got a chance to experiment last week at the Scottsbluff Twilight Track Meet, with a number of athletes trying their hands at different events. Through it all, the Raiders found some options as they prepare for upcoming conference and district competitions. "With the weather and the meet schedule, it gave us a chance to do a few things differently," said Sidney Coach John Ganser. Part of the meet's allure is its non-scoring nature, where there are no official...

  • Raylene Yuliana Faustino - Obituary

    Apr 26, 2017

    Raylene Yuliana Faustino, infant daughter of Rebecca and Luis Faustino, joined the angels in heaven, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 28th in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney with Father Jim Heithoff officiating. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday to sign Raylene’s register book and drop off condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in care of the family. You may view Raylene’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and sto...

  • Robert L. Elsen Sr. - Obituary

    Apr 26, 2017

    Robert L. Elsen Sr, age 88 of Sidney, NE passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Sidney Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 28th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Hall and Pastor Ken Boston officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1-7:00 P.M.. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the Sidney Elks Lodge #1894. You may view Robert’s Book of Mem...