Articles from the April 17, 2019 edition

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City Sets New Hearing for Building Purchase

On April 9, a four-member Sidney Council denied a proposal to purchase a three-story office building and related parking lots with a split vote, two councilmen in favor and two against. Mayor Roger...

 

Commissioners OK Tourism Projects

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved four projects for funding. The Cheyenne County Visitor Committee presented a request from the Cheyenne County Rodeo Committee for $1,500 to promote...

 

Sidney Tree Board To Hold Annual Tree Give Away

The Sidney Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual tree give-away Saturday, April 27 at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp. The celebration also will honor Sidney as a member of Tree City USA, a program provided by the National Arbor Day Fou...

 

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hold Court Session at Scottsbluff High School

In honor of Law Day, Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the Scottsbluff High School auditorium on April 29 at 9:30 a.m. The visit marks the first time that the Supreme Court has held court arguments in Scottsbluff. The event...

 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center Open House

SIDNEY – The community is invited to attend Western Nebraska Community College in celebrating the official opening of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I & E) Center on the Sidney Campus today (Wednesday, April 17) at 10 a.m. An open house will...

 

City Good Friday Closure

The City of Sidney will be closed on Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. All City Departments will be closed including the Landfill and the Library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus...

 

Walk for Autism

Sunday afternoon, the third annual Walk for Autism was held in Sidney. About 25 years ago, the Autism Society started a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness. The effort is focused on...

 

William S. "Bill" Christy - Service Notice

William S. “Bill” Christy, age 86 of Sidney, NE passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Bridgeport, NE. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 20th in the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with Pastor Corey Jenkins...

 
 By Meghan Straub    News    April 17, 2019

Protecting the Good Life in Flood Aftermath

LINCOLN-- As Nebraskans impacted by the flood are beginning to pick up the pieces and rebuild, many have the added worry and concern of being scammed. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said that after a disaster of a magnitude similar to the f...

 

Storm Keeps First Responders Busy

On Wednesday afternoon, April 10, the anticipated repeat blizzard arrived in Western Nebraska, dropping snow, reducing visibility and closing roads. The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office was kept busy...

 

New Date Set For Postponed Pesticide Applicator Training

Nebraska Extension has set April 17 as the new date for a pesticide applicator training session in Scottsbluff that had to be postponed due to weather. The training is for commercial pesticide applicators seeking initial certification, and will...

 

Gov. Ricketts Tells the Legislature: "Keep Your Paws Off of Pet Healthcare"

LINCOLN – On National Tax Day yesterday, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Nebraska veterinarians and animal advocates to voice disapproval of the Legislature's proposed tax on pet and livestock...

 

'Just for Kix' Performs Final Recital of the Year

The Just for Kix dance program held its final recital of the year Sunday at Sidney Midle School. The recital included children from preschool to high school, whimsical to Broadway themes. The event...

 

New Process in Place for Big Game Draw Permits

LINCOLN – Hunters should be aware of a new process for awarding big game draw permits starting this year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Applicants for deer, antelope and elk draw permits who supply valid email addresses will...

 

Spring Game Notes: Cornhusker QBs Stick Together

You know you're playing in a spring exhibition when you forget your team allegiances. Adrian Martinez, the starting quarterback for the Red team in Nebraska's annual Red-White Spring Game on...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 17, 2019

Umpire Clinics Planned for Sidney

Youth baseball umpire instructional clinics are being held in Sidney and Chadron, and any person interested in becoming an umpire for the upcoming baseball seasons is encouraged to attend. Offered by...

 

Nebraskans Encouraged to Take a Friend Fishing

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is excited to announce a new summer-long, statewide challenge in which anglers can win great prizes just by sharing their love of fishing. The Take ‘Em Fishing Challenge encourages experienced...

 

Wildcat Hills Shooting Range Plans Closures

GERING – The Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex will be closed April 21 in observance of Easter, and May 1-2, for the Nebraska Game and Park’s Commission’s Outdoor Discovery Program for area schools....

 

Rosalinda 'Rosa' Anni Myers - Obituary

Rosalinde "Rosa" Anni Myers was born to Max and Frieda (Genck) Schrenk on December 18, 1929 in Hof, Germany. She married United States serviceman Floyd P. Myers on November 4, 1958 in Esslingen,...

 

Leon D. Bell - Obituary

On Friday, July 27, 2018, Leon D. Bell, loving husband, father and brother, passed away at the age of 69. Leon was born on February 21, 1949 in Scottsbluff, NE to Roy and Nellie (Reid) Bell. He grew u...

 

Harvey Dean Hiner - Obituary

Mr. Harvey Dean Hiner, 89, of Hershey, NE, died on April 15, 2019, at the Sutherland Care Center. Dean was born March 18, 1930, in McCook to parents Francis and Helen (Price) Hiner. The family lived...

 

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