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Second Guns vs. Hoses Set for June 23

Guns vs Hoses 2019 is scheduled for June 23 at the softball fields. The event will include a barbecue, raffle and excitement watching firefighters take on law enforcement officers in a benefit...

 

Summer Readers Hear About Solar System

On a clear night, a gaze into the sky can reveal more planets and stars than the mind can comprehend. That same gaze can usually identify evidence of Greek mythology, wildlife and hunters, and the...

 

Balfours Celebrate 50 Years of Helping People Celebrate

The year was 1776. The action was primarily done in secret, until July 4 when the final wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved and published. More than 200 years later, the...

 

16th Gold Rush Days a Success

Legion Park was busy with activity from staged gunfights to historical accounts of the region when gold was king and the west was wild. Sidney's 16th Gold Rush Days was held at Legion Park Friday,...

 

Fathering as a Foster Parent

Parenthood isn't always a straight line. Sometimes the duties of a parent are applied in unique situations, such as foster parenting. Fatherhood has its own challenges. Most of them do not come with...

 

Local High School Students Participate in 25th Masonic All-Star Marching Band

LINCOLN– Two Creek Valley High School students, two Sidney High School students and one Potter-Dix High School student were among 259 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in...

 

Miltary News: Schilz Graduates from Basic Training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Genessa M. Schilz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program...

 

End of Watch: Retired County K9, Colonel, Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that K9 Colonel, the retired Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office canine passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 2, 2019. His first few years of life...

 

Cabela's/Bass Pro Promoting Community Fishing

Cabela's/Bass Pro will be stocking the pond at Legion Park on Thursday morning. Saturday morning, they will be hosting a fishing derby at Legion Park. Registration is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with the derby...

 

More Than Quilts

Mary Barnett explains the features of one of the machines at More Than Quilts during their recent Business After Hours. The business is owned by Mary and Victor Barnett....

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 17, 2019

Fourth Graders Learn Lakota Ways

Fourth grade students at North Elementary have been learning about other cultures this week, part of a program sponsored by the Nebraska and High Plains Arts Councils. Steve Tamayo, a Lakota Sioux who...

 

Sidney DOL Staff Focused on Keeping People Working

Sometimes the hardest part about losing a job is getting back into the workforce. With the changes the Sidney and Cheyenne County economy has experienced, workers have a long list of needs. Sometimes...

 

First 'Night Out' in Potter a Success

Potter is a town where banquet dining is common in the cafe, a stranger might even share a slice of fresh pie, and if someone hasn't greeted you like and neighbor, you haven't been out of your car or...

 

Passion Drives Unified Raiders

The 2018 Walk Out of Darkness suicide awareness and prevention event earned Liz Borgmann recognition for organizing the event. However, she quickly admits it wouldn’t have had the flare it did witho...

 

Students Challenged to be Real

What if people started looking beyond the obvious, spent less time judging on the mask a person wears and more time relating to the person behind the mask? What if safety in a school started with stud...

 

Superhero 5K Run Exceeds Expectations

The wind and cool weather didn’t stop the caped crusader or the web crawler from running for a cause Saturday. Plains West CASA hosted its first Superhero 5K run Saturday, April 27, at Legion Park....

 

Spring Sing at Central Elementary

Central Elementary School students performed their Central Spring Sing Wednesday. The kindergarten students sang songs including "Bought Me a Dog," "The Old Grey Cat," "Grizzly Bear," "the Other Day...

 

'Girls Day Out' Deemed a Success

The 2019 Girls Day Out was several inches - of snow – off from the 2018, and the participation shows it, according to event organizers. Girls Day Out is an event hosted by the Cheyenne County...

 

Plains West CASA Seeking 'Villains,' 'Superheros'

Plains West CASA is hosting its first “Superhero Run and Villain Chase (fun run). The event will be held Saturday, starting from the Shelter House at Legion Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Cost of the 5k race...

 

'Girls Day Out' Set for Saturday

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Girls Day Out tomorrow, Saturday, April 27. Registration is at the Fox Theatre beginning at 10 a.m. A small fee is charged to participants to cover costs. Registration includes a gift bag...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 26, 2019

Memorial Fund Established for Herrera

A Sidney nurse has started a memorial fund after her friend and co-worker lost a family member in a tragic accident this week. Joni Peters, a nurse at Sidney Regional Medical Center started the fund...

 

Kyra's Kisses Fundraiser May 4

A child’s pain and suffering are quick ways to disrupt innocence. When the malady needs treated at a hospital, the child needs something distracting, familiar to keep him or her from focusing on the...

 

Sun and Easter Egg Fun

Sidney's community Easter Egg Hunt at the Legion Park baseball fields brought out crowds of children seeking the chocolates, plastic eggs and a chance to win an Easter Egg basket as well as meet the...

 

Sidney Tree Board To Hold Annual Tree Give Away

The Sidney Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual tree give-away Saturday, April 27 at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp. The celebration also will honor Sidney as a member of Tree City USA, a program provided by the National Arbor Day Fou...

 

Walk for Autism

Sunday afternoon, the third annual Walk for Autism was held in Sidney. About 25 years ago, the Autism Society started a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness. The effort is focused on...

 

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