Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition

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 By A. Marie Hamilton    News    June 1, 2023

This years' events front and center at recent Fair Board meeting

CHEYENNE COUNTY – The Cheyenne County Fair Board (CCFB) met to discuss a number of topics, such as the various planning stages for a variety of events it is planning, improvements to the... Full story


Five local fire departments tested for certifications in Sidney

SIDNEY – Sidney Fire Department (SVFD) and four other neighboring departments tested for their Firefighter 1 Certifications (FF1) at the SFD Training Facility together earlier this month. Chadron,... Full story

 By A. Marie Hamilton    News    June 1, 2023

BREAKING: Local 25 year-old arrested, charged with serious child abuse crimes

SIDNEY – The Cheyenne County Attorney in collaboration with Sidney Police Department (SPD), Cheyenne County Sheriff Office (CCSO) and the Nebraska Attorney General's (AG) Office announced they... Full story

 By Mike Motz    News    June 1, 2023

Sidney Regional Medical Center Breaks Ground on Extended Care Facility

On Thursday, May 18, Sidney Regional Medical Center held its long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for its new Extended Care facility at the site of the Medical Center. The facility is funded through a... Full story

 By A. Marie Hamilton    News    June 1, 2023

Vice Mayor announces summer resignation from council

SIDNEY – After a number of city business was discussed Tuesday at the second regularly scheduled Sidney City Council meeting, Sidney Vice Mayor Roger Gallaway announced he is retiring from Sidney... Full story


Annual festival looking to be bigger and better than ever

Get set for a busy weekend as Gold Rush Days sets up camp to both educate and entertain festival-goers June 9th, 10th and 11th.. The festival starts Friday, June 9th at 5pm with a flag ceremony and the National Anthem sang by Kelsey Arrington. An... Full story


CCSO looking for information leading to arrest regarding damaged gas meter

LODGEPOLE – Cheyenne County Sheriff Office (CCSO) Sheriff Adam Frerichs announced his department is seeking information from the public regarding a damage gas meter, which was ripped out of the... Full story


17th Annual Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp June 7-10, 2023

HOLYOKE, CO - Whether rodeo is your way of life or you are just interested in trying a rodeo event, Rodeo Bible Camp (RBC) is a great opportunity for you. Platte Valley RBC is excited to host their 17th annual camp on June 7-10, 2023 at Phillips... Full story


Local Libraries Launch Pen-Pal Program

SIDNEY - The Sidney Public Library and the Chadron Public Library will be working together to promote a Pen- Pal program. Children with similar interests will be paired together in hopes that through writing, life-long friendships will develop. This... Full story

 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 1, 2023

Straight Talk From Steve: Memorial Day

This week we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day set aside as a national holiday for honoring those military personnel who died while serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Memorial... Full story

 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 1, 2023

Daniel Penny wasn't a vigilante

Pretty much everything you need to know about the Daniel Penny case you can learn from the "Death Wish" movies. Or so you might conclude if you took seriously the left's analysis of the tragic... Full story


What Did We Do For Fun?

There is a joke about an 85 year old widower who went around banging his head against the brick walls in town. When asked "Why are you doing that?" The widower replied, "Its the only pleasure in life... Full story


Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Twenty-one

Proverbs 1:23 "Turn at My instruction; surely (never fails) I will pour out My Spirit on you and I will make My works known. 2:10-12; 3:21-23: When wisdom enters your heart and knowledge is pleasant... Full story


Peetz School District announces community meeting to discuss school safety

PEETZ, COLORADO – Peetz Plateau School District RE-5, Peetz, Colorado, announced it will host a community forum to discuss arming its staff members during emergency situations. In a message to the... Full story

 By Barbara Perez    News    June 1, 2023

Former SHS graduate Kuhns named to Hastings College 2023 Dean's List

Hastings College recently released its Dean's List for the spring 2023 semester. Included in that prestigious placement is 2020 Sidney High School graduate Alaina Kuhns.  Last month, Kuhns graduated... Full story


Three Sidney Public Schools teachers participated in the Colfax Half-Marathon on May 19

SIDNEY – Three teachers from Sidney Public Schools dashed across the finish line in style at the Colfax Half-Marathon on May 19. Mrs. Janssen, Mrs. Bish and Mrs. Payne represented Sidney in the 13.1... Full story

 By A. Marie Hamilton    News    June 1, 2023

South Elementary principal, SVFD splash into summer by soaking students and teachers in "Principal's Revenge 2023" prank.

SIDNEY – Sidney South Elementary Principal Rick Meyer and Sidney Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) splashed into summer with prank played on students and teachers. South Elementary Principal Rick... Full story


In a blast from the past, Potter-Dix brings back Pizza Hut Book-it program

POTTER – Potter-Dix Schools announced the Pizza Hut Book-It summer reading program is back once again and getting students excited to take adventures through their reading this summer. On May 21,... Full story


NFA Celebrates Advancement of LB 753, Nebraska's First School Choice Bill to Pass into Law 

LINCOLN, NE — On May 24th, in a historic vote, Nebraska State Senators advanced LB 753, the Opportunity Scholarships Act, through the final round of debate on a vote of 33-11.  LB 753 creates a tax credit for private donations to nonprofit... Full story

 By A. Marie Hamilton    News    June 1, 2023

Sidney Public Schools seeking to fill food service openings

SIDNEY – Sidney Public Schools (SPS) announced it is seeking to hire a full time head cook, part time servers and kitchen help this summer for the 2023-2024 school year. The district states those... Full story


Sharon Kay (Edwards) Dam

Sharon Kay (Edwards) Dam passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 14th, 2023. Sharon was born on June 3, 1951 in McCook. She lived in and attended school in Curtis, NE until 1965 when her family moved... Full story


Donald Dee Evans

Donald Dee Evans, age 90, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Western Nebraska Veterans' Home in Scottsbluff. Private inurnment will be held at the Bayard Cemetery in Bayard,... Full story


Janet "Jan" Luehrs

Janet "Jan" Luehrs, 73; beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend; was received into her Father's arms May 17th at Kona Community Hospital, Kona, HI. Janet Elaine Dean was born to Robert... Full story


Mark A. Slama

Mark A. Slama, age 67, of Potter, NE passed away in Potter, NE on Friday, May 5, 2023. A combined Memorial Service with Ruth Slama will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Prairie West Church in Potter, NE with Hal Enevoldsen... Full story


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