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  • Cabela's honors hometown heroes

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 24, 2017

    Cabela's honored the men and women who serve the community over the weekend by hosting a Hometown Heroes event. The public was invited to meet and greet the heroes who serve the Sidney community and around the area. Cabela's Marketing Specialist, Janet Lienemann said "it is important to honor those who serve, with out them we would not have the freedoms we have today." On Saturday those that braved the cooler temperatures walked around to various stations meeting heroes, learning about their...

  • City pursuing I.T., Food Industries

    Brandon L. Summers|May 24, 2017

    The City of Sidney is working to bring jobs in the information technology industry to the community. “We sent a marketing collateral piece to about 50 data and I.T. contacts we received from the target marketing consultant team,” Melissa Norgard, economic development director, said. “I’m going to be following up with calls to all of them this week.” Sidney is well-suited for the I.T. industry, Norgard said, with abundant electricity and water resources and a “great fiber network.” The marketing...

  • Aquatic center opens Saturday

    Brandon L. Summers|May 24, 2017

    Sidney’s Aquatic Center opens Saturday. “The pool’s clean and we’ll be getting our lifeguard room ready this week and the concessions have been ordered,” Director Kiersten Richards said. “We’re ready to rock and roll.” Richards anticipates another lucrative year for the aquatic center. “We surpassed the number we thought would come last year. People are figuring out that the prices are reasonable,” she said. “It’s $150 for an entire family for the whole summer. They can come and go as they pleas...

  • Fuel spill at Sapp Bros

    Brandon L. Summers|May 24, 2017

    A fuel spill occurred at Sapp Bros. Tuesday at around 3 a.m. "The guy's overflow hose came off his tank and he was pumping (diesel) fuel onto the pad," Keith Stone, Cheyenne County fire chief, said. There is no danger to the public, Stone said. Fuel Management Solutions, Inc., of Cheyenne, Wyoming, handled the clean up after. Sapp Bros. Manager Odilon Cerenil said this sort of spill is not common. "It's a rarity," he said. With clean up underway, business continued as normal....

  • Sidney High School Graduation

    May 24, 2017

    Sidney High School graduates celebrate their accomplishment with a celebratory toss of their hats Sunday. Graduates were led by this year's valedictorian, Annalise Lecher....

  • Johnstone leads area athletes with gold medal performance

    Don Ogle|May 24, 2017

    More than 50 local athletes made appearances in state track competitions over the weekend, braving cold wet conditions as they took their places among their states' elite. Out of that mix, more than two dozen medals came back to the area, 14 of them in individual competition. Leading the way for local athletes was Sidney High School freshman MJ Johnstone, who made her mark as one of the state's best by winning the Nebraska Class B girls pole vault title. Johnstone went without a miss through...