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  • City, MEAN dispute going to state supreme court

    Brandon L. Summers|Nov 3, 2017

    City of Sidney's dispute with energy-provider MEAN (Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska) is going to the state supreme court, J. Leef, city attorney, informed the city council on Nov. 24. "This is not something that often comes up," Leef remarked. The city's dispute with MEAN is over increased transmission rates. Ed Sadler, city manager, said these increases will cost Sidney taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. "We had an agreement," Sadler said. "You pay for two things. You're...

  • Shop With a Cop taking donations

    Brandon L. Summers|Nov 3, 2017

    Shop With a Cop is now taking donations. "It's a program where the cops get together and we help children with families who might be having a hard time getting some Christmas gifts together," SPD Officer Jennifer Woodis said. "Maybe they lost a job or there's a sickness." The program, through Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43, is completely donation-based. "Last year we had five kids and we had $500. Each kid got $100 and they got a wishlist for their family," Woodis said. "They go out and purc...

  • Veterans Day Program coming next week

    Nov 3, 2017

    Sidney Regional Medical Center is hosting a Veterans Day Program at Sidney Middle School on Nov. 10. The yearly event honors the community's veterans, Randi Norton, with SRMC marketing department, said. "It's an opportunity for all the veterans in the community, as well as other community members, to pay tribute to the sacrifice and service our veterans made," Norton said. Col. Lloyd Buzzell, Air Force Global Strike Command vice commander at Francis E. Warren AFB, will be the event's keynote...

  • Subject remains at large after eluding pursuit

    Don Ogle|Nov 3, 2017

    A male subject remains at large today after eluding law enforcement officers Monday evening. Just after 11 p.m. Monday, a Nebraska State Patrol trooper made a traffic stop on Hwy. 30 near Chappell. When the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver sped off. State Patrol Lt. Kevin Krzyzanowski said the trooper gave chase, but ended the pursuit after the driver made a u-turn and headed into the east side of Chappell at high speeds. Approximately 30 minutes later the trooper re-contacted the...

  • Serving Meals Fundraiser

    Nov 3, 2017

    Mrs. Cheyenne County Ylani Cole, left, Jeremy Lee and Mike Schmidt, both with Black Hills Energy, take a break from serving meals at a fundraiser held Saturday at Cheyenne County Fairgrounds to provide hot meals and pay off lunch debt for Cheyenne County students. Between the meals and raffles, the project raised $5,000....

  • E. Jeanette Bailey - Obituary

    Nov 3, 2017

    Evelyn Jeanette Bailey, age 89 of Sidney, NE passed away at her home, Friday evening, October 27, 2017. Cremation has been held. Memorial services and inurnment will take place at a later date. You may view Jeanette's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Night of Hope, POB 700, Sidney, NE 69162. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Jeanette's care and funeral...

  • Lady Raiders earn District wildcard spot

    Forrest Hershberger|Nov 3, 2017

    The Sidney Lady Raiders faced Gering in the B-8 SubDistrict volleyball playoffs Tuesday. Gering defeated Sidney 25-23, 25-17 and 25-21. "Our girls didn't play disciplined last night (Tuesday, Oct. 31) and Gering was on their A-game," Lady Raiders coach Lu Howard said. Sidney defeated Gering four of the last five meetings. On Sept. 21, Sidney defeated Gering 15-25, 25-19 and 26-24, on Oct. 7 25-21, 19-25 and 25-19, on Oct. 17 23-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21 and 15-10, Oct. 21 in two by 25-22 each and...

  • Peetz, Fleming return to field in playoffs

    Forrest Hershberger|Nov 3, 2017

    On Oct. 18, the Peetz Bulldogs and Fleming Wildcats met for a gridiron contest in Fleming. The contest was every bit what a football fan would want with both teams scrapping for the win. Peetz closed the game with a 13-point win, a tight game for many six-man contests. The two teams return to Fleming’s field in the second round of six-man playoffs Saturday at 1 p.m. Peetz defeated Eads in the first round of play 58-8, and Fleming defeated LaVeta 52-16 to earn a chance for a rematch between t...

  • Potter-Dix defeats Creek Valley in SubDistrict tourney

    Forrest Hershberger|Nov 3, 2017

    Tuesday night had ut a high energy volleyball contest in the gymnasium as Potter-Dix and Creek Valley battled for first place in the D2-12 SubDistrict. The two teams entered the court with the competitive history of the season and the drive to reach the next level of play. Creek Valley came out strong, dominating the first set 25-11. The Lady Storm of Creek Valley performed as the golden child while Potter-Dix's Coyotes were building their momentum. The Lady Storm earned nine points before...