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  • CCECC services for Deuel could cost $110K

    Nov 1, 2017

    Cheyenne County Emergency Communication Center services could cost more than $110,000 for Deuel County, Heidi Gillespie, CCECC director, said. In August, Gillespie reported to the CCECC advisory board Deuel County was considering moving its dispatch services from Keith County to Cheyenne County. The cost, though, may be prohibitive for Deuel County, Gillespie said. “Initially I was asked for a ballpark figure, and the ballpark figure was off by quite a bit honestly from the research I found,” she said. In building a cost allocation model, Gil...

  • Windy conditions possible today

    Nov 1, 2017

    An upper level disturbance is expected to move through Montana and the northern Plains Tuesday night and Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Cheyenne reports the disturbance will cause strong winds to develop over the wind prone areas and Laramie late tonight with these strong winds spreading into the Wyoming Plains on Wednesday. For southeast Wyoming, confidence is increasing that a significant high wind event will take place across much of the state. The time frame of highest winds...

  • Makerspace to be unveiled Dec. 5

    Brandon L. Summers|Nov 1, 2017

    Sidney Public Library's MakerSpace will be unveiled Dec. 5 with a Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event. "We'll have drinks and h'ors d'oeuvres," Andrew Sherman, library director, said. "We'll have the MakerSpace open, all the equipment up and running, producing different stuff so everybody can wonder through the space and see everything in operation." The MakerSpace is being funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and will establish a...

  • St. Patrick's Autumn Festival this Sunday

    Brandon L. Summers|Nov 1, 2017

    St. Patrick's Catholic Church holds its annual Autumn Festival this Sunday. "We used to call it the bazaar, and it's happened in this parish for lots and lots of years," Pat Mertz, pastoral minister, said. "It's our big fundraiser for the year." The key feature of the event is a turkey dinner, served with all the trimmings. "It's really good, and people come from all over for that dinner," Mertz said. "One of the things we do is deliver meals to people who are homebound, so if they call and... Full story

  • Overland Trails: The Children on the Trail

    Nov 1, 2017

    The public is invited to attend the presentation, “Overland Trails: The Children on the Trail” on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Visitors Center, 658 Glover Rd in Sidney. The event is sponsored by Cheyenne County Family Community Education and Humanities of Nebraska. With more than 352,000 emigrants traveling the Oregon, Mormon or California Trails, one in five were under the age of 16. Many of those youths kept journals. This program discusses how these children traveled and relates some of the stories from their journals. Pre...

  • Armed suspects elude law enforcement

    Nov 1, 2017

    Law enforcement officers from the area searched into Tuesday for a suspect following a chase in which suspects eluded officers near the county line. According to unofficial reports, the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol chased the suspects to near the Cheyenne-Kimball County line. After eluding officers, the suspects, believed to be armed, were reported to have stolen another vehicle. Because of the suspects remaining at-large, Kimball Schools were closed Tuesday. Potter-Dix schools were open, although school o...

  • 2017 Nebraska Passport program shatters records

    Nov 1, 2017

    LINCOLN- This summer, more people than ever before traveled the scenic roads of Nebraska to get stamps in their Nebraska Passport booklet. A record-setting 465 participants submitted Passports with all 80 stops stamped, compared to 168 in 2016 and 81 in 2015. "I thoroughly enjoyed each and every stop that I made in the process of getting all 80 stamps," said Kristen Andersen of Lincoln. "Once again the Nebraska Passport has proven how unique Nebraska is and how stopping in a small town and...

  • Nebraska150's mobile children's museum logs nearly 34,000 visitors, claims No. 1 spot on Tourism's Digital Passport Program

    Nov 1, 2017

    The Nebraska150 Celebration’s largest project, “Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum,” has closed out its 42-community, 26-week tour of the state - logging close to 34,000 visitors, 6,000 miles and claiming the number one spot on the 2017 Nebraska Tourism Commission Digital Passport Program. The Mobile Children’s Museum received 1,688 Digital Passport Stamps, the most of 80 stops included the program. Total booklet stamp counts won’t be released for a few weeks. First Lady Susanne Shore said, “It was our privilege to br...

  • Peetz moves to second round in playoffs

    Forrest Hershberger|Nov 1, 2017

    PEETZ- The Peetz Bulldogs made it through the first stage of 6-man playoffs Saturday, defeating Eads 58-8. "We played very well in our first round," said Peetz coach Scott Sorensen The Saturday afternoon playoff game between the Eads Eagles and the Peetz Bulldogs started in the Bulldogs' favor and never really changed. The Bulldogs earned 29 points in the first quarter, beginning with the opening kickoff returned for the first touchdown of the game. At 6:24, Peetz was again in scoring position....

  • Potter-Dix, Creek Valley advance in D2-12 SubDistrict play

    Nov 1, 2017

    The Creek Valley Lady Storm and Potter-Dix Coyotoes met Tuesday night to decide the winner of the D2-12 volleyball subdistrict tournament Tuesday. The tournament opened with Minatare facing Banner. That match went four sets with Minatare claiming three of the four sets for a win: 24-26, 25-15, 25-21 and 26-24. The second game was just as tough with Leyton and Creek Valley facing off. Creek Valley won the match in three sets, but not without some impressive volleys often ending in who made a...

  • Potter-Dix ends regular season defeating Morrill

    Forrest Hershberger|Nov 1, 2017

    The Potter-Dix Coyotes defeated the Morrill Lions in four sets Thursday, 3-1. Morrill narrowly took the first set 25-22 before Potter-Dix easily won sets two and three 25-11 and 25-13 and the fourth in close play 25-21. The Coyotes had 40 kills from 124 attempts. Senior Trinity Langley led the effort with 19 kills, followed by senior Payge Hoffman with 11. Senior Audrey Juelfs had nine and freshman Kelsey Hoffman had one. The team also served three aces from 96 serve-attempts. Junior Brooke Moen...