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 By Sam Crisler    News    June 5, 2019

End of the Legislative Session: What Was - and Wasn't Accomplished

LINCOLN--The 2019 Nebraska unicameral session had its ups and downs, but it ended May 31 marked by little action on two of the Legislature’s biggest priorities at the session’s outset. Rural senat...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    June 5, 2019

Pallet Burning

Excess pallets were burned at the Sidney Landfill on Monday. Flames and smoke could be seen throughout Cheyenne County....

 

Commissioners Approve Purchase of Fairground Buildings

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday purchase of a building at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds owned by the Sidney Elks Club. The purchase, according to County Attorney Paul Schaub, is at the...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    June 5, 2019

Wireless World Verizon Store Open for Business

Wireless World, located at 610 Glover St. in Sidney, opened its doors on May 20 and ready to service the Cheyenne County area as an authorized Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer. Justin Reimers is the...

 

End of Watch: Retired County K9, Colonel, Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that K9 Colonel, the retired Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office canine passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 2, 2019. His first few years of life...

 

Drug Suspects Appear for Status Hearing

On Friday, May 10, four people were arrested on charges related to the seizure of 12 pounds of methamphetamine. On Thursday, May 30, the four again appeared before Hon. Judge Randin R. Roland for...

 

View From The Handlebars: A Question of Values

I have to admit I’m a little surprised at the number of states tightly limiting abortion. Call it a rebellion or whatever you like, but there is a trend against allowing abortions when a heartbeat...

 

PUBLIC RECORDS

Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office June 2 At 10:34 p.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 30. At 8:32 p.m., a deputy responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 30. At 7:45 p.m., a deputy co... Full story

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    June 5, 2019

The Results Are In

Last week, Senators wrapped up the First Session of the 106th Nebraska Legislature. From property taxes to a new pro-life law, the Legislature did important work on a wide variety of issues. Here are...

 

Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Year-Round E15

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had issued a new rule authorizing the year-round sale of E15. In September 2018, Gov...

 

Ricketts Declares June as Dairy Month

OMAHA – On Saturday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed June as Dairy Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. Dairy Month is celebrated in Nebraska each June to highlight...

 

Register Soon for Tractor Safety

Advance registration is due by June 11 for a tractor safety course at Gering for 14- and 15-year-old youths who work on farms. The class is scheduled for June 18-19 at Legacy of the Plains Museum. The course, provided by the Central States Center...

 

USDA Invites Farmers to Join Acreage Reporting Pilot Project

LINCOLN - Producers in 19 Nebraska counties are being asked to consider participating in a pilot project to test their ability to use precision ag data for reporting acreage to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies. Nebraska USDA Farm...

 

Nebraska Farm Bureau Opens New Round of Assistance

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund has opened a second round of distributions. Applications are welcome and encouraged from new and repeat applicants. The Disaster Relief Fund has collected more than $2.5 million, with 100...

 

Do You Have a Business Succession Strategy?

If you own a business, you’ve always got plenty to think about: sales, marketing, employees, competition, industry trends, consumer preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you might not take time...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 5, 2019

Heavy Lift

Local residents passing the location near 10th and King Monday got to see a crane at work as a crew lifted new equipment into place at Gehrig-Stitt Funeral Home....

 

Ernest Represents Dalton at Girls State

DALTON—Megan Ernest of Dalton has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State by the Mintken Davison ALA Unit 301. As part of the premier ALA program, Ernest will study local, county, and state government process...

 

Education Team Tours Aggie Campus

CURTIS – They came to college prepared to work, ask questions, learn, and weren't afraid to get their hands dirty. Nebraska's Coordinating Commission on Postsecondary Education brought appointed mem...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 5, 2019

Seniors Travel for Wood Bat Tourney

Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Senior baseball team traveled over the weekend to participate in the Chadron Wood-Bat Tournament, splitting Saturday's games with a loss then a win in dramatic fashion...

 

Nebraska Game and Parks Briefs

Public urged to leave wildlife babies alone LINCOLN– It is natural for some people who see a young wild animal apparently abandoned by its mother to want to rescue it. The correct course of action is to leave it alone. Here are some rules of thumb...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 5, 2019

Juniors Have Tough Weekend

Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Junior baseball team traveled for weekend tournament action, and lost three out of four games away from Legion Field. In the first game Sidney was the designated home...

 

All-Star Football

Xavier Runge, Bryson Long, and Zach Holtz represented the Peetz Bulldogs in the 1A North/South 6-Man Football All-Star Game on Saturday in Hugo. Long, the 2018 6-Man Player of the Year, Runge and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    June 5, 2019

Legion Juniors Take Two from WESTCO

Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Junior baseball team hosted the WESTCO Express B team on Thursday for a double header, and took both games from the visitors to give them momentum going into the...

 

Family Camp Set for June 21-23 at Bridgeport, Wildcat Hills

LINCOLN – Kick off the summer enjoying the outdoors with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at a Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp. The camp will be held June 21-23 at Bridgeport State Recreation Area and Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area....

 

WNCC Unveils Website Redesign

SCOTTSBLUFF -- Western Nebraska Community College has unveil a redesigned website, wncc.edu. The redesign process for the new website took around 18 months, which included the addition of a new design, a new content management system, updated...

 

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