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Articles from the August 18, 2015 edition

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Peetz sounds bell for new school year

The green and yellow decorated halls at Peetz Junior and Senior High School were bustling with students and teachers on the first day back Tuesday morning. The middle school and high school students...


Sidney City Council meets to discuss budget

The Sidney City Council met on Tuesday for a workshop to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s budget. The discussion had originally been scheduled for the council’s regular meeting last week, but was tabled until Tuesday to allow the council more...


Commissioners consider grant for new storm warning sirens

Three Cheyenne County communities could receive storm warning sirens if applications for grant funds are approved. Ron Leal, the county’s emergency manager, told the Board of Commissioners at Monday’s meeting that grant applications could be...


High Plains P.A.W. helps grant 'wish' for new dog

Chloe Cheneby, a 13-year-old battling a life-threatening metabolic disorder in Washington, fell in love with Birmingham, a 6-month-old Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter and Bernese Mountain Dog mix....


Mary Ann Rieken

Mary Ann Rieken, 86 of Sidney, passed away in the early morning on August 16, 2015 in the comfort of her home that she loved for the wonderful times and memories she shared with her family and friends... Full story


Community Calendar 08-18-15

Ongoing Dalton Prairie Sooner Museum open Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. for the rest of the summer. The Farmer’s Market is held on Saturdays through Oct. 10 at Hickory Street Square in Sidney from 8 -11 a.m. The Bridge Marathon will begin... Full story


Changes to Grain Dealer Act take effect Aug. 30

Grain dealers and producers should be aware that changes to the Grain Dealer Act become effective Aug. 30. In May, the Legislature passed LB 183 modifying certain portions of the act. With the effective date just weeks away, the Nebraska Public...


'Shootout' on tap in Kimball

Kimball County Tourism is hosting the second annual “Shootout at the Kimball Korral,” Series 1 and 2 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition on Aug. 23-24. Mounted Shooters will saddle up to demonstrate six-shooter skills, toting two single action...


Runza to hold 13th Annual Great Books for Great Kids fundraiser

Runza Restaurants will conduct its 13th annual Great Books for Great Kids fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The money will benefit local libraries, schools and literacy organizations and be used to purchase children’s books. Last year, more than...


Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award

The John Henry Hinrichs farm in Sidney recently received an award from the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Nebraska Farm Bureau that honors families with 100 years of farm ownership. The... Full story



Peetz High School began practice on Monday for its fall sports programs.... Full story


Sidney plans Gatorade scrimmages for Friday

Sidney High School will hold its annual Gatorade scrimmages on Friday, Aug. 27. The evening begins with the Lady Raiders’ volleyball team taking to the Cabela’s Athletic Facility court at 5:30 p.m. After volleyball, the action will move outside...


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