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  • Lukjan receives $500k city grant

    Brandon L. Summers|May 12, 2017

    Lukjan Metal Products, LLC., has received a $500,000 LB-840 grant from the City of Sidney. Sidney’s Economic Development Citizen’s Advisory Committee on May 5 unanimously approved a recommendation to the Sidney City Council, which approved the grant at its regular meeting Tuesday. “One-fifth or $100,000 plus 2 percent accrued interest will be forgiven on or before December 31st of each year starting in 2018 on the condition that the total number of jobs is met and retained for one calen...

  • Highway 30 work catching up after delays

    Brandon L. Summers|May 12, 2017

    The Highway 30 reconstruction project has been facing delays in Sidney. Crews have been cutting down into Illinois Street and finding more cracks in the concrete foundation than anticipated. "The first activity is that we need to repair the base of the road, which is concrete," Sayed Torak, Nebraska Departments of Roads highway project manager, said. "Some of the areas, this is difficult to identify at an early stage. When we open that area and we see there are more loose materials we need to...

  • Potter man pleads no contest to assault charge

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 12, 2017

    Christian Willey, 20 of Potter, pled no contest to Attempted Second Degree Assault, a class IIIA felony, on Tuesday, May 9, in Cheyenne County District Court. According to the affidavit on Jan. 2, a Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Deputy and the Sidney Police Department responded to a call where a victim, Randy Sandini, had allegedly had his throat cut by Willey. On the scene Willey was located and arrested and the residence was searched for the weapon used in the alleged assault on Sandini. A knife was found on the floor in the doorway of the r...

  • Sidney School Board approves roofing bid

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 12, 2017

    Sidney School Board approved middle school roofing bid in its regular meeting Monday. Two bids were submitted for the middle school roofing project, scheduled for completion by the end of July. The first bid was from the Weathercraft Company and the second from Twin City Roofing and Sheet Metal. Both companies are out of Scottsbluff. After discussion, the Board approved the bid from Twin City Roofing for the amount of $108,960. Sidney Superintendent Jay Ehler said between the years of 2005 to...

  • A shot to remember

    Don Ogle|May 12, 2017

    A Sidney golfer carded a links dream last week, shooting his first hole-in-one at Sidney's Hillside Golf Course. In making his historical shot, Carlos Flores hit a six iron just right, bouncing his ball in on Hillside's 145-yard par three 14th hole. "I've been waiting for that for a long time," Flores said. He started playing golf in the late 1980s, and as luck would have it, the man who talked him into trying the game, long-time Sidney coach Dick Yahn, was part of the foursome. Also playing in...