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  • City economic development "kicking into high gear"

    Brandon L. Summers|Oct 13, 2017

    Sidney's economic development efforts are "kicking into high gear." Melissa Norgard, economic development director, reported to the Sidney City Council Tuesday on current efforts to promote the city's assets and workforce. "We have a lot of good stuff going on," Norgard said. Agri-Plastics of Ontario, Canada, last week officially announced it was expanding its operations to Sidney. The manufacturer is closing a deal with Lukjan Metal Products LLC to purchase roughly half of its 1 Greenwood Road...

  • Water Dept. repairs leaks after accident

    Brandon L. Summers|Oct 13, 2017

    A tow-truck lost its brakes and struck a fire hydrant at 10th Avenue and Forrest Street on Oct. 6. Sidney Water Department crews spent the cold, moist Friday repairing the hydrant and the series of leaks along the street that followed. "The new (hydrants) are break-away," Ed Sadler, city manager, said. "They shut themselves off. They break at the top and there's a valve down below. This is one of the older ones, so when it broke (the truck) went over the top of it, it not only broke off the fire...

  • KATHRYN L. (THOMPSON) CORTNEY - Service Notice

    Oct 13, 2017

    Kathryn (Thompson) Cortney, age 100 of Denver, CO and former Dalton and Sidney resident passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 20th with a Wake Service at 6:00 P.M., Thursday October 19th. Both services will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, NE with Father Mike McDermott officiating. Inurnment will follow the Mass in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1-4:00 P.M. with family present from 2...

  • Carletta Burton 1933-2017 - Obituary

    Oct 13, 2017

    Carletta Ann Burton passed away September 30, 2017 in Weatherford, Texas. She was born to Carl and Violet Farmer on November 24, 1934, in Denver, Colorado. In March 1944, the family moved to Sioux Ordnance Depot near Sidney, Nebraska. She attended school at Brownson, NE and Sidney, NE, graduating from Sidney High School in 1953. After graduating, she married Robert Branch in Sidney. They had four children from this marriage. Bob was in the U.S.Army, so they lived in a number of places. They were later divorced. She later married Gerald Burton...

  • Clover Kids program

    Brandon L. Summers|Oct 13, 2017

    Through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Clover Kids program, children ages 5 to 8 learn about science, citizenship and healthy lifestyles. “We’re preparing them to go on to 4-H. This is the beginning step,” Lynn McKinney, UNL Extension office manager, said. “It’s usually the little brothers and sisters who are in it.” Clover Kids meets once monthly, each meeting focusing on a different area through lessons and hands-on activities. “This year we’re touching on the different a...

  • Lady Raiders fifth in State

    Oct 13, 2017

    The Sidney High School girls golf team finished two days of State competition in fifth place Tuesday. "Fifth place is a great accomplishment for these girls," said coach Ryan Plummer. "I'm sad to close the chapter on this season, but I'm excited foe the future." Sidney finished behind OmahaDuchesne Academy in first, Scottsbluff second, Gering third and Columbus fourth. Omaha won the tournament with a team score of 697. Sidney finished with a team score of 766, four strokes behind fourth place...