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    May 19, 2017

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  • Sidney High School valedictorian and salutatorian announced

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 19, 2017

    Sidney High School's (SHS) class of 2017 had two students that spent their high school year's striving for the honor of valedictorian. This year SHS Valedictorian went to Annalise Lecher, with Samee Kaus coming a very close second with the honor of Salutatorian. "It was really close, within 1000th of a point," Lecher said. Lecher said she has had a lot of success her senior year, making it to state in the three varsity sports she played on. "It was kind of like the cherry on top of the sundae,"...

  • New Finance Director

    Brandon L. Summers|May 19, 2017

    David Scott is City of Sidney's first finance director. The Lincoln native previously served as finance director for Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, and comes to Sidney with a master's degree in finance from University of Nebraska. Scott began tackling his duties Monday at City Hall. "The No. 1 priority for the city is to clean up and reorganize their chart of accounts," Scott said. "Just make it more user-friendly for the manager and city council to read and understand their financial...

  • Goal setting session yields few results

    Brandon L. Summers|May 19, 2017

    A goal-setting session held Tuesday by City of Sidney administrators and the City Council ended with a rough mission statement and few goals. During the three-hour discussion at Sidney Hampton Inn, facilitator John Berge, North Platte NRD general manager, explained the importance of setting a mission statement. A mission addresses the needs of the citizens, Berge said, though those needs are changing. “For visualization purposes, you have to have a mission,” Berge said. “One that you can measu...

  • Lightning safety signs to be posted around the area

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 19, 2017

    With spring and summer temperatures often accompanied by thunderstorms, it's important to understand the risks lightning can pose while enjoying the outdoors. Region 21 Emergency Management Director, Ron Leal said Sidney residents will be among those across the panhandle that will soon be seeing signs that read "When thunder roars, go indoors." Leal partnered with Warning Coordinator, Chad Hahn form the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to bring the signs into Cheyenne,...

  • Veteran William O. Graves

    Larry Nelson|May 19, 2017

    t was a round-about route to get into the military for William O. (Bill) Graves. At age 20 he was drafted by the Selective Service Board in Southern Illinois. He went to St. Louis, Missouri for the physical and other testing. He returned home for a short time. He went back to St. Louis to board a troop train that took lots of young men in a similar situation, to Battle Creek, Michigan. When leaving St. Louis, Bill had worn street clothes and a windbreaker. Arriving at Battle Creek, the...

  • Daryl D. Dedic - Obituary

    May 19, 2017

    Daryl D. Dedic passed away in Longmont on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Coach Dedic was 82. Daryl grew up in Potter Nebraska and graduated from Potter High School in 1951. After graduation, he attended college at the University of Nebraska until he joined the Naval Reserves. Daryl was then drafted into the Army where he spent two years in California, later being honorably discharged. After his service, he returned to Potter, Nebraska where he joined his father in the hardware business. Daryl then attended Chadron State College where he received his...