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City Council Approves 'No Parking' Area

Keeping Sidney beautiful is more complicated than it needs to be when specific public places have rampant littering, littering that appears to be from a specific population. The Sidney City Council re...

 

Public Comments sought for Community Wildfire Plan

The draft Wildcat Hills Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Update for Banner, Cheyenne, Kimball, Morrill, and Scotts Bluff Counties is ready for public review. Draft copies of the document have been mailed to county offices and are available...

 

Remembering the Fallen

The weather was inviting Monday as a large crowd of supporters gathered for the Memorial Day service at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney Monday. The service, held at the Veteran Section, was opened by...

 

One of Many Milestones Met

To our graduates: In 2019, as the calendar steadily clicked toward 2020, high school juniors were quietly and not-so-quietly viewing the senior year with increasing intensity The idea of donning the c...

 

Joan Lorraine (Baker) Loghry

Joan Lorraine (Baker) Loghry, 80, of Sidney, passed away October 29, 2020, at Sidney Extended Care.  Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Holy Trinity Lutheran...

 

Ross P. Thompson

Ross Philo Thompson, age 94, of Sidney, NE passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 in Sidney. Burial will be at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the Chappell Cemetery in Chappell, NE with funeral...

 

'Battle of the Badges' Blood Drive June 3

SIDNEY — Sidney Fire and Police are on a mission to help save lives by collecting blood for hospital patients in need during the Battle of the Badges blood drive. Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most eligib...

 

The Evolution of Government

I have a confession to make. I dodged the draft during the Viet Nam war era. It was easy to do. All I had to do was call up the Navy recruiter in Anchorage, AK and say, “I want to enlist in the...

 

Memories of Other Places

I’ve been thinking of some of my “unexpected journeys” lately. I’ve been thinking how life can change when stepping out of the familiar and walking life’s path with a stranger. About 10...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Made in China

In case you haven’t seen any news in the last two weeks, the notion that the Covid-19 virus escaped from a virus research laboratory in Wuhan, China, is no longer a fever dream only found in...

 

The War That Ends All Wars

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first officially observed on May 30, 1868, on the order of General John Alexander Logan for the purpose of decorating the graves of the American Civil War dead. Arlington National Cemetery, filled...

 

Spring Has Sprung: Gardening

2021 marks the fifteenth year I will plant a garden, which certainly does not qualify me as an expert, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve I thought I could share with you over the next few...

 

FSA Highlights 2021 Spring Crop Acreage Reporting

SIDNEY – Cheyenne County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brad Fraass is reminding area producers that accurate and timely reporting of acres for all crops and land uses is an FSA program eligibility requirement. The deadline for...

 

Bringing Agriculture to Area Students

More than 600 elementary students from around the area got a hands-on education recently about Nebraska agriculture. Over the course of four days in Bridgeport, Hemingford and Sidney, Agsplosion, an...

 

Sidney Teacher Awarded Grant for Computers

OKLAHOMA CITY - To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, SONIC®Drive-In donated $1.5 million to teacher requests on national education...

 

Cheyenne County Selected for Communities for Kids Initiative

Cheyenne County has recently been selected to be part of Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Communities for Kids, a state-wide initiative which supports young children, families and those providing their care. We have a small group of people...

 

Sidney High School Honor Roll

4th Quarter Straight A 12th Grade Hunter Ahrendt, Daniella Albus, Reagan Biesecker, Marissa Borchard, Rebekah Carlson, Shawna Deaver, Trey Douglas, Rhett Dykstra, Kaylee Eddy, Adarsha Ganesan, Blaze Ginther, Cole Glanz, Phyre Gonzales, Alyssiah...

 

Public Records

Sidney Police Department May 14 6:19 am, Escort Funeral, Holy Trinity Church, San Marino Rd. 7:24 am, Traffic Stop, 19th Ave. & Illinois St. 9:40 am, Traffic Stop, Jennifer Ln. & 17J Link 10:01 am, Traffic Stop, Fort Sidney Rd. 10:18 am, Animal...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 2, 2021

Sidney Jr's Get Win At Bridgeport

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Junior team had a busy week on the field, but only managed one win at the end of stretch to build upon. The week started at home with a contest on Monday May 24...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 2, 2021

Seniors Grab First Win Against Bridgeport

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team continued their slow start to the season, but were able to finally break through with a win against the Bridgeport Bombers on Wednesday before...

 

Sidney Boys Golf Program Gets Co-Head Coaches

Sidney’s Red Raider Boy’s Golf team will have a change in leadership next season, as the district announced on May 27 that Dan Dorwart and Lance Juelfs will take over the coaching duties in the 2022 season. Current Head Coach Ryan Plummer is...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Straight Talk With Steve: Overriding Vetos

Last week the Legislature voted to override Gov. Rickett’s vetoes on three bills: LB 108, LB 147 and LB 306. LB 108 and LB 306 expand Nebraska’s welfare benefits, while LB 147 requires the State t...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Reconnecting Nebraska

The coronavirus pandemic has been a long journey, but through it all Nebraskans have pulled together to keep people healthy.  On March 6, 2020, Nebraska reported its first positive case of the...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day we set aside time to honor and remember those who put on our nation's uniform and gave their lives in defense of our freedoms. The willingness of many to defend our borders, our...

 

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