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  • Students participate in area Safety Day

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 10, 2017

    Cheyenne County second graders learned various safety practices during the 2017 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, sponsored by the Nebraska Extension Office. Students from Sidney, Creek Valley, Leyton and Potter schools spent all day Friday at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp in Sidney, learning the importance of Ag safety. Safety Day is a collaborative effort that brings volunteers and experts from around the area to provide students information and hands-on activities that teach them how to stay safe in situations they might encounter at...

  • Artist Visits North

    Brandon L. Summers|May 10, 2017

    Charles Ahovissi of African Culture Connection, based in Omaha, visited North Elementary last week. A native of The Republic of Benin, Africa, he taught the third and fourth graders not just drumming and dance, but their importance in the lives of another culture. Returning to North Elementary, Ahovissi described his experience as "great," saying he "learned a lot" from the students. "This is the first time they are doing this type of dance and drumming. For them, it's something new and I feel...

  • Lodgepole considers well rehab

    Brandon L. Summers|May 10, 2017

    LODGEPOLE - The Lodgepole Village Board of Trustees is considering well rehabilitation as a possible solution to its arsenic problem. “We’re looking to see if that would be an option for us. We don’t even know yet,” Tammy Sherman, Lodgepole city clerk, said. “We’re just gathering some information to see if our wells would maybe fit that category, to get in compliance with the arsenic levels.” The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has regulations governing public water supply...

  • Sidney student makes top ten state science project

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 10, 2017

    Arya Eledath was one of ten students to place in the Junior Division at the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) Annual State Science and Engineering Fair. The science fair was held April 20 at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Eledath presented her research and findings along side 69 students from across the state. Each student qualified for the event by placing in the regional science fairs that were held earlier this year. Students competed in two divisions, grades six through eight make...

  • Torch Run set for Sidney

    Don Ogle|May 10, 2017

    Local law enforcement personnel are gearing up for what they hope will be the biggest show of support for the Special Olympics the state has seen. Each year, the Special Olympics benefits from proceeds raised by Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Runs across the state. This year, local deputies and officers hope to make the May 17 Sidney run the biggest the state has ever seen. The Sidney run has come close to matching the highest turnout of 89 by Lincoln-area law enforcement two years ago,...

  • Adopt-A-Dog hosts annual "Doggie Dash"

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 10, 2017

    To raise funds for the local Adopt-A-Dog shelter, dogs and their owners will be dashing their way through Chappell in a 5K run/walk known as the “Doggie Dash.” Terry Duffield, founder of Adopt-A-Dog Animal Rescue has been rescuing dogs since 1986, first by putting pens up in her own yard. Adopt-A-Dog is a non-profit animal rescue/shelter that is located on the east edge of Chappell on Hwy. 30. The rescue accepts abandoned and surrendered dogs and cats and finds them permanent homes. All proceeds from the run will go to the rescue and helps to...

  • Catherine E. Borgens - Service Notice

    May 10, 2017

    Catherine E. Borgens, age 94 of Sidney, NE passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care in Sidney. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 10th at the Fairview Cemetery in Grant, NE. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Catherine’s register and leave condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to the First United Methodist Church in Sidney or the Cheyenne County Art Guild. You may view Catherine’s Book...

  • Mary Jo From

    May 10, 2017

    Mary Jo From, age 80 of Lodgepole, NE passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Miller Memorial Care Center in Chappell. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M., on Saturday, May 13th in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chappell with Father Matthew Koperski officiating. No Rosary Services will be held. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Lodgepole. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1-7:00 P.M. with family present from 4-6. A memorial is being established. You may view Mary Jo’s Book of Mem...

  • Barbara Ann Nelson - Obituary

    May 10, 2017

    Barbara Ann Nelson was born on November 27, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Frances McCormick Nelson and Carl F. Nelson. She died on March 7, 2017 at a care center near her home in Woodland Hills, California. At the age of nine Barbara moved with her family to a farm east of Lewellen, Nebraska. Barb attended school in District 45 and Lewellen Rural High School. She graduated in 1948 and was the recipient of a Regent Scholarship offered by the University of Nebraska. While attending Nebraska Wesleyan University, Barb was honored with a theater...

  • Don Dvorak - Obituary

    May 10, 2017

    Don Dvorak, age 74 of Potter, NE passed away at his home Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Memorial services were held at 10:00 A.M., Monday May 8th in the Potter American Legion Hall with Pastor Ted Bourret officiating. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be held at a later date. A Memorial is being established. You may view Don’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC was in charge of Don’s care and funeral arrangements. Don was born December 29, 1942 to...

  • Lucille R. Irving - Obituary

    May 10, 2017

    Lucille R. Irving, age 88 of Sidney, NE and former Alliance area resident, passed away at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care Wednesday, May 3, 2017. A memorial mass was held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 9th with a Rosary Service at 10:00 A.M. Both services were in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Jim Heithoff officiating. Inurnment will be in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR at a later date. Memorials can be made in care of the family. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Monday to s...