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'Survivors' of Suicide Gather in Sidney

About 20 years ago, Sen. Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate leading to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Day. He also had lost his father to suicide. The...

 

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Panhandle: County Commissioners Sign Emergency Declaration

Friday the wind blew, and the snow fell, and the wind blew some more, and again, resulting in downed power lines and closed highways. As of Monday morning, Wheat Belt Public Power District was trying...

 

Community Thanksgiving

The Sidney High School Journey Through Our Heritage (JOTH) students revived the community Thanksgiving dinner this year. Event sponsors and fundraising covered the cost of the meats. Participants...

 

County Considers Meeting Room Update

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday reviewed a plan to update the commissioners meeting room. Presently, the commissioners meet in a room with a few chairs, a conference table across from a...

 

Council Oks Vehicle Purchase

In a short Nov. 26 meeting, the Sidney City Council approved the purchase of a new pickup truck for the Parks Department. Parks Department Superintendent Tom Von Seggern said the Parks Department...

 

Fair Board Hears Presentation for Sound, Stage

The Cheyenne County Fair Board received a proposal to provide a stage and sound equipment for the county fair. Todd Allen, of Mega Music in Sterling, Co., met with the Fair Board Nov. 25 to offer a...

 

Arlan E. Hartman - Service Notice

Arlan E. Hartman, age 85 of Plattsmouth, NE and longtime Sidney, NE resident, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. CST in the Masonic Home Chapel. Burial will...

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Meick - Service Notice

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Meick, age 93, of Peetz, CO, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Peetz, CO. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, November 5, 2019 in the Peetz United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Kroeger...

 

Applications Now Open for Class IV of Nebraska Corn Growers Association's PRIME Program

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) is pleased to announce that applications for the next class of the PRIME Program are now available. The PRIME Program is a continuing education opportunity for younger or newer producers who are...

 

Craft Fair Season

The Sidney Elks Lodge held a craft fair recently with vendors offering, desserts, jellies and many hand-crafted items....

 

Minerva M. Fry - Obituary

Minerva M. Fry, 84, of Kimball, died at the Kim ball County Manor on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may visit...

 

Alvin H. Bruns - Obituary

Alvin H. Bruns, 95, of Sidney passed away on Monday November 25, 2019 at Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M., Wednesday, December 4th in the First United Methodist...

 

Royalee A. Lukesh - Obituary

Royalee Ann (Burr) Lukesh age 84, of Sidney, passed away at her home, Thursday, November 21, 2019. At her request, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. Private family...

 

4-H Quilt of Valor Presented to Dalton Veteran

On Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Cheyenne County 4-H Achievement Banquet, Sean Syverson of Dalton was presented a Quilt of Valor. Several years ago, Cheyenne County Extension Office applied for a Quilt of...

 
 By Deb Fischer    News    December 4, 2019 

Rural Communities Deserve Local TV Access

When we want to learn what’s on the news, most of us turn on our television. According to a Pew Research poll, television is still America’s favorite platform for news consumption. When...

 

Platte Valley Bank, Rezac Honored by 4-H

The Friend of 4-H Award recognizes a citizen or organization from the community whose leadership, actions, and support have contributed to the improvement and promotion of the Cheyenne County 4-H...

 

Seniors Helping Seniors

Seniors from Sidney High School spent the day with residents at the Sidney Extended Care Center recently. Pictured from left are Jody Farmer, Dorothy Kettler, Jasmine Deeds and Mason...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 4, 2019 

D6-5 All-District Football Teams Named

The head coaches of the area's D6-5 Football teams have tallied their votes, and the players selected for the All-District Teams are as follows: 1st Team Offense End - Isaac Gomez - Minatare - Senior...

 

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