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City Council Tables Communicatons Center Agreement

The Sidney City Council tabled action on proposed changes to the Cheyenne County Communications Center agreement. The proposed changes include adjusting cost sharing of the service to increase Deuel...

 

Charges Against Leyton Superintendent Dropped

Leyton School District Superintendent Chris Geary was placed on administrative leave during a special meeting held by the school board on Jan. 22. The board held a meeting Jan.29 when it appointed...

 

Guburnatorial Candidate Stops in Sidney

Some would call them an unlikely team, a rural and agricultural background on one side and urban roots on the other. However, bringing the Nebraska voters together means starting with a united team....

 

Volunteer Sweat Equity

Houses of worship do not always come with an abundance of finances. Some are as the poet describes, the church in the wildwood. As the poet, songwriter describes, this church is a small fellowship in...

 

City Approves Playground Funding

The Sidney City Council on Tuesday, April 27, approved $40,000 in ACE funding for the Sidney Park Project. In City Manager David Scott's response to the request, he wrote that the City has used ACE...

 

Gaylen 'Gayle' Tilghman

Gaylen “Gayle” Tilghman, 68, of Crook, CO passed away April 27, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tues. May 4, 2021 at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Bodz...

 

Pamela Rose Koester

Pamela Rose Koester, age 70, loving wife, mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer....

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    May 5, 2021

What's Happening in Policing?

Police are being scrutinized, vilified and persecuted with intensity I don’t recall seeing before in my lifetime. The media have crafted a narrative that would have us believe cops are on the hunt...

 
 By David Bryan    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Addressing 'labels'

Recently, I have been tagged by someone who “knows me well,” as a conspiracy theorist. I’m not sure what that is but apparently it is someone who believes there is a conspiracy going on but he...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

The rights guaranteed to us by the United States Constitution and the Nebraska State Constitution are currently under assault. A very factious and contentious spirit has arisen in our country and in...

 

Here's a Long-lasting Mother's Day Gift

Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar. But Mother’s Day is here and then it’s...

 

Nebraska Public Service Commission Seeks Feedback On Consumer Choice Program

Every year thousands of residential, commercial, and agricultural customers served by Black Hills Nebraska Gas Choice Gas Program are given the opportunity to choose a third-party supplier to provide their natural gas. In an effort to gauge how...

 

Let the Children Come

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, and once again many of our children will be receiving school related awards. Students of various ages will be rewarded for their accomplishments in academics, as well as in music, sports, and a...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Protecting Our Land and Water

Here in the Cornhusker State, agriculture and conservation go hand in hand. Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists. Agricultural families in our state have been growing...

 
 By Gary Stone    Community    May 5, 2021

Range Pasture Weed of the Week - Dalmation Toadflax

Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive is taking place.  An Integrated Pest Management plan (IPM) can be developed to manage, contain and...

 

Bill Reduces Ag Land Property Taxes

LINCOLN — Property tax continues to be a heated topic in the Nebraska Legislature. Senators took nearly the entire day on April 21 to debate and vote on LB2, a bill that would reduce the amount of taxes agriculture landowners pay to school...

 
 By Andrew Dick    Community    May 5, 2021

A Message From the ESU13 Administrator

As I approach the final eight weeks of my tenure as your ESU 13 Administrator, I find myself reflecting upon all that I have learned, and all that has transpired over the course of the last two years. The following, in no particular order, are my...

 

Creek Valley Students to Attend Cornhusker Girls State

Grace Timm, Caitlyn Cabela and Jordan Bocock, all students at Creek Valley High School, have been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State. The three students were selected based on selection criteria through Auxiliary...

 

Public Records

Nebraska State Patrol Pursuit, Manhunt Lead to Two Arrests Near Big Springs May 3, 2021 (Sidney) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following a pursuit and manhunt overnight near Big Springs. At approximately 12:50...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 5, 2021

Sidney Sweeps at Western Conference Meet

On Saturday, May 1, Sidney’s Red Raider Track and Field team traveled to Chadron for the Western Conference Championships and swept the team competitions in dominating fashion. The boy’s squad...

 

Shaw to Lead SHS Girls Golf

Sidney High School announced on April 29 that Tyler Shaw, Head Coach for the Girls Basketball Team and Assistant Coach for the Track and Filed Team will serve as Head Coach for the Lady Raider Golf...

 

Alan Hartzler Community Fund Awarded Grant

The Alan Hartzler Community Fund is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from The Sidney Community Donor-Advised Fund, an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation. These funds will support the construction of the Alan Hartzler...

 

Area Teams Compete at Best in the West Classic

On Monday, April 26, several area teams traveled to Scottsbluff for the annual Best in the West Classic. Sidney’s Girl’s team took top honors while the boy’s squad placed second. The Potter-Dix and Leyton teams also competed, with Leyton’s...

 

Red Raiders Golf Compete in Bearcat Invite

Sidney’s Red Raider boy’s golf team traveled to Scottsbluff on April 28 to compete against the best teams in the area at the Bearcat Invite. The Sidney team placed eighth in a field of ten teams with a score of 373. The Cheyenne East team took...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 5, 2021

Leyton Boys Take Top Honors at MAC Event

The MAC Track and Field Meet was held on Saturday at Creek Valley High School in Chappell, and the warm weather produced some great results for many of the area athletes that competed. Leyton’s...

 

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