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  • Area students participate in annual Groundwater Festival

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 3, 2017

    Fourth grade students from around the area learned all about groundwater last Friday, when the South Platte Natural Recourse District (SPNRD) held its annual Groundwater Festival in Sidney.The Groundwater festival is an event the SPNRD holds every year, Administrative Manager, Don Davis, said. This year marks the 27th annual event."The idea is to educate youth on the effects of groundwater," Davis said. "It's also a chance for us to begin outreach early and highlight projects that we have for...

  • City to grade alleys

    May 3, 2017

    On Wednesday, May 12, weather and schedules permitting, the Sidney Street Department will begin grading the alleys, and laying rock as needed. The work will start at 23rd Avenue and move eastward until completed. The following alleys will be done at the end of the three-week period to allow the Electric Department the necessary time to complete its underground conversions first: 24th Ave. to 23rd Ave. From Jackson St. to Osage St. 10th Ave. to 7th Ave. Between Maple St. and Newton St. 9th Ave. to 7th Ave. Between Linden St. and Maple St. 9th...

  • Citizens Advisory Committee

    Brandon L. Summers|May 3, 2017

    Sidney’s Economic Development Citizens Advisory Committee is looking for three new members. The group of citizens provides input, feedback and direction to the City Council about business in Sidney. “There needs to be five to 10 members, but we currently only have four active members,” Melissa Norgard, Sidney economic development director, said. “We are going to start advertising (this week) to fill the vacancies of the three spots that are not filled right now.” Remaining board members include...

  • Cool Kids Club gears up for summer program

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 3, 2017

    Cool Kids Club will kick off its summer season May 31, offering area youth a place to have fun and learn through the hot summer days. According to CKC Director, Colleen Langdon, CKC began in October 2001 when school administrators from Sidney and Chadron wrote a joint grant to begin a before, after and summer school program in their communities. A $1.5 million three-year grant was awarded under the "No Child Left Behind" federal initiative. "Our vision statement is 'children will have a safe...

  • Raiders capture Western Conference track title

    May 3, 2017

    Sidney’s Red Raider boys track team scored in all 17 events Monday on the way to the 2017 Western Conference track title. The Raiders got first place points in five events, two relays and three individual. Jon Smith broke the tape first in the 300 meter hurdles with a 41.71 second performance. Also winning their events were Alex Linneman in the long jump (23-0-1/4) and Thomas Kokjer in the discus (137-04). Sidney’s 4x800 relay team of Ben Bashtovoi, Will Castner, Kaden Vowers and Ryan Aurich bested that field with a 8:45.70. The 4x100 rel...

  • Cora Bell (Remington) Dehning - Obituary

    May 3, 2017

    Cora Bell (Remington) Dehning, age 87, passed away at the Sedgwick County Nursing Home on March 29, 2017. Cora was born November 29, 1929 to Howard E. and Edith V. (Buttle) Remington at her Grandmother Cora Bell Remington’s home in Big Springs, Nebraska. ‘Corkie’ was the name attached to her at a young age by a loving aunt. Corkie attended country school at Day Town, Nebraska riding in her cousin’s pony cart or walking the two miles with other neighbor kids. In 1938 her family left their farm and moved into a rental home in Big Springs...

  • Robert (Bob) Kuehn - Obituary

    May 3, 2017

    Robert Alvin (Bob) Kuehn died Friday evening, April 28, 2017 at Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastors Bradley Heinecke and Ted Bourret officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney with the family present. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Luth...