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  • Leyton Schools to provide free lunches to all students regardless of status

    Jul 18, 2024

    Leyton Public Schools is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for school year 2024-2025. If your child(ren) attend Leyton public schools, reimbursable breakfast and lunch meals that provide all required meal components will be available to them at no charge. However, there will still be fees charged for a la carte purchases such as second entrees and second or snack milks. High School second entrees are $1 for breakfast and $1.30 for lunch Elementary/Junior High second entrees are free for breakfast and .75 cents for...

  • Work in Progress: Wheat Belt Strives to Finish Post-Storm Assessment

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 18, 2024

    CHEYENNE COUNTY - Beginning Monday, July 15th through Sunday, August 25th hired contractors from Cheyenne and Morrill Counties will be conducting post storm assessments to access damage. Contractors will have an official Wheat Belt logo visible on their equipment; the crews will be on foot and remotely flying drones. Long hours and weekends are currently planned in order to promptly speed up the process and complete tasks. If your property was effected by the April 6th storm and requires...

  • Pastures in western Nebraska respond positively to cheatgrass herbicide management

    Chabella Guzman, UNL PREEC communications|Jul 18, 2024

    Cheatgrass is an invasive species that greens up and sets seeds earlier than most native species. It uses up soil moisture in the spring, which can prevent the germination of native plants. Studies on managing the invasive species are ongoing in the Panhandle of Nebraska and were part of a Cheatgrass Tour on June 26. Among the tour stops were pastures owned by Banner County Rancher Jack Revelle, which he had treated with Rejuvra. Miranda Mueller, a graduate research assistant at the University...

  • 'Pretty flowers' and plants can be out of place in range and pasture

    Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Educator|Jul 18, 2024

    Lincoln, Neb. -Late May and June are the months when we frequently see both native and non-native forbs begin to flower in range and pasture. This is a good time of the year to be on the alert and look out for these "pretty flowers" and for other plants that you may not recognize. Seeing something you haven't seen before? Go check it out. Those "pretty flowers" or plants you don't recognize may be a plant that is an invasive species. Early detection and rapid response are critical to helping to...

  • Commissioners Hear Valuation Protests

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 18, 2024

    SIDNEY--On Monday, July 15, the Cheyenne County Commissioners met for their regular meeting, and Valuation Protests were a big part of the agenda. After approving the minutes from the last meeting and approving the current agenda, County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh read correspondence from Plains West CASA, thanking the commissioners for their generosity and support of the program. The letter went on to detail the critically important work the group performs for at-risk youths, and how much the...

  • City Holds Strategic Planning Session

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 18, 2024

    SIDNEY--On July 2 at noon, the City of Sidney held a Strategic Planning session at City Hall. Mayor Brad Sherman, Councilmen Brandon Bondegard and Burke Radcliffe, City Manager David Scott, Economic Development Director Brandy Stone, Finance Director Kegan Carwin, Human Resources Director Autumn Ramirez, City Clerk Lori Borchert, and former Water Superintendent Rob Kuhns were in attendance. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and announcing the meeting was covered by the Open Meetings Act,...

  • Seize the Clay: Sidney Native Returns to Teach Art Workshop

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 18, 2024

    Enter Elston House and you're transported into a world of diverse art, make your way through the different nooks and crannies of Elston House and you're sure to discover more than just clay. Offering an extensive selection, one of Sidney's newest downtown businesses is sure to impress and delight with its unique flair of pottery to-go kits, local artworks, homemade jams and jellies, crocheted items, woodworking, jewelry, and its newest addition: hands-on pottery classes. Owners Matt and Sarah...

  • Creative District showcasing individual renditions of "Hope"

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 18, 2024

    SIDNEY -Earlier this Spring, Sidney locals were encouraged to express their definition of hope through the use of art. Blank canvases were picked up at the city office and returned several weeks later as completed hope-inspired works of art. These unique, one-of-a-kind pièces de arte will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Night of Hope, a foundation based in Sidney, NE that services the county and provides resources and support for those battling cancer. The finished art will be...

  • NE Chamber Welcomes Toshia Jones

    Jul 11, 2024

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - NE Chamber President Bryan Slone today welcomed Toshia Jones , pictured above, to the NE Chamber team. Jones will serve as Regional Navigator for the Western Region through 6 Regions, One Nebraska. 6 Regions, One Nebraska was founded in 2024 in partnership with Governor Pillen and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to enhance statewide economic development through community and partnership relations that will benefit each unique region of the state. "Toshia...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Jul 11, 2024

    The overpass over I-80 on county road 125 is now open to one lane traffic. This one lane traffic is restricted to 17’ wide. ... The candidate filing deadline for incumbents for the office of Public Power District Board of Directors, Educational Service Unit Board and Village Board of Trustees is July 15, 2024 at 5:00 P.M., and August 1, 2024 at 5:00 P.M., for nonincumbents. An incumbent is anyone serving in an elective office....

  • City of Sidney Parks Department Releases 2024 Mosquito Spraying "No Spray List" phone number

    Jul 11, 2024

    If conditions are right and mosquito counts warrant spraying, the City of Sidney Parks Department will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Sunday nights in July. The first Sunday night spraying will be July 21, 2024. Those persons wishing to be placed on the “No Spray List” are encouraged to call the City Offices at 254-5300 and leave their name and address. Public health safety for West Nile Virus dictates that the truck will only shut off immediately in front of the residence listed on the No Spray List. For the most part, the sprayer truck tra...

  • Cheyenne County Extension Office Looking for Entries for Open Class Exhibits

    Jul 11, 2024

    Bring out your shining accomplishments, whether it's a masterpiece quilt or a flourishing garden! Dive into the Cheyenne County Fair fun by showcasing your crafty creations. Swing by the fairgrounds on July 21st from 1-4:00 p.m. to flaunt your talents in the Open Class Building. Everyone is invited to join the excitement this year! For a sneak peek at what to bring, check out the Extension's Facebook page, /UNLCheyenneCounty, or swing by their office at 920 Jackson Street for a printed guide. To breeze through entry day, jot down your entries...

  • SPS Bussing Reminder

    Jul 11, 2024

    All students will need a bus pass to ride the bus. Students living more than 4 miles from school get free passes but still need to register, while in-town students can buy passes on a sliding fee schedule. Updated routes will be on our website under the Families tab: www.sidneyraiders.org To purchase a bus pass, review the documents and complete forms on the website by August 1st. Alternative transportation options may be available through the City of Sidney (contact Kasey Kantor at 308-254-7070). For questions, contact your school...

  • Your Right to Know

    Jul 11, 2024

    The Nebraska Open Meetings Act guarantees that every meeting of a public body shall be open to the public in order that citizens may exercise their democratic privilege of attending and speaking at meetings of public bodies. • Village of Potter Board of Trustees Meeting at the Village Office; 922 Sherman Street in Potter; Monday August 12th at 7pm • Village of Dalton Meeting at the Village Offices 306 Main Street in Dalton; Monday August 12th at 7pm • City of Sidney Council Meeting at City Hall 1115 13th Avenue in Sidney; Tuesday July 23rd...

  • Nebraska Brand Inspection Fee to Increase October 2024

    Jul 11, 2024

    OGALLALA-- During the June 11 Quarterly Committee meeting for the Nebraska Brand Committee, after the review of annual financials, it was determined that the brand inspection charge will be raised from the current $.85 per head back to $1.00 per head. In the 2021 session Nebraska Legislature imposed a 2-year reduction of fees to assist in depleting the Brand Committee’s cash reserve account that had grown due to efficiencies gained with the implementation of the electronic brand inspection program and other advances and improvements. Those e...

  • 4-H an FFA Members Encouraged to Enter NDA's Popular Poultry Photo Contest by July 15 Deadline

    Jul 11, 2024

    LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture's (NDA) Poultry Photo Contest is currently accepting entries from poultry-raising 4-H and FFA members. Current 4-H and FFA members can submit up to four photos that they have taken during the year to be featured in NDA's 2025 poultry calendar. Official contest rules and entry forms are available at nda.nebraska.gov/animal/avian/. Entries must be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/NDAPhotoContest by the July 15 deadline. "Caring for poultry i...

  • Determining a "good" price for new crop corn

    Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist|Jul 11, 2024

    As we roll into mid-summer, many farmers are looking for opportunities to do some forward contracting for fall. This has led some farmers to ask, “What is a ‘good’ price for 2024 corn?” When asking yourself this question, recognize that “good” is a relative term. A good price for one farmer may not be a good price for another. First, determine what you are comparing the price against. Once you have determined your measuring stick, we can assess the viability of a price. Here are a few comparisons you might want to make as you consider pr...

  • UNL survey finds Nebraska ag land values are up 5%

    Jul 11, 2024

    For the fifth consecutive year, the average all-land value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased, reaching $4,015 per acre in the 12-month period ending Feb. 1, 2024, according to the final report from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2023-2024 Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks a 5% increase over the prior year and is the highest non-inflation-adjusted statewide land value in the history of the survey. Based on 2024 market values, Nebraska's estimated total value of agricultural land and buildings rose to approximately $17...

  • Visitors Committee Approves Grant Request and Reimbursement

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 11, 2024

    SIDNEY--The Cheyenne County Visitors Committee met in the late afternoon on July 3, and among items on the agenda were discussions on a Promotional Grant Request and a Grant Reimbursement report. After approving the current agenda and minutes from the June 5 meeting, the committee reviewed information from the Financial Reports. It was reported that tax revenue from lodging was up 46.5% in April to the prior year, bringing the fiscal year's numbers up 6% year to date, and projected to be down...

  • Balfour Fireworks Raises Nearly $3500 For Families of The Fallen

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 11, 2024

    Cars honk as they drive past the staple on the hill, Balfour's Firework Stand; a local hot spot of 55 years for those seeking only the best for their firework displays, Bob Balfour Sr. waves at the passersby and proudly welcomes all who step foot on his driveway. If you've ever made the trip to Balfour's during the first week of July, you know not only fireworks await you, but Bob Sr.'s spectacular sense of humor as well, offering a few "freebies," and if you're lucky, maybe a joke too....

  • Take Back Health & Fitness Makes the Move

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 11, 2024

    One is surrounded by plants as you enter Take Back Health & Fitness' new location at 1700 Illinois Street; walk inside and you're greeted as a friend. Leaving after a morning workout, Kalena Seaman reminds her client of their progress and sends them off with a pleasant "K, love you, bye," as she and her patron exchange a "foot high five." The vision of Amanda Bauer and Seaman, TBH&F began as an idea seven years ago when the duo teamed up to help one another with their personal fitness goals....

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Jul 4, 2024

    On July 8, 2024 at 5:15 PM, a meeting conducted by Sidney Public Schools will take place at the Administration Building located at 1101 21st Avenue in Sidney. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an opportunity for parents and representatives of nonpublic schools to participate in the development of a plan for providing special education services to children with disabilities who attend nonpublic schools and home schools which are within the Sidney Public Schools district for the 2024-25 school year. Parents of a homeschooled...

  • Adams Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 4, 2024

    SIDNEY--After the merger of Sidney Auto Sales and Adams Auto & Equipment Sales late last year, it was said there would be some changes to the existing structure and lot on Illinois Street and 12th Avenue, and the just completed interior renovation work does not disappoint. Fresh paint, modern and functional ductwork design, and new cabinets and utility areas give the interior space a comfortable contemporary feel that seemed to be a hit with both the employees at Adams Auto & Equipment as well...

  • Chip Sealing to Begin in Sidney

    Jul 4, 2024

    Starting Monday, July 8th, thru Wednesday, July 17th, 2024, weather permitting, the Street Department will be PREPARING FOR, and CHIP SEALING the following locations: Old Post Rd. from Concrete to County Line Summit Dr. from 11th Ave. to Concrete El Rancho Rd. from Concrete to Lodgepole Rd. San Marino Rd. from Country Club Dr. to Concrete 13th Ave. from Bridge to Concrete Linden St. from 5th Ave. to 24th Ave. Charolotte Dr. from Osage St. to Lucille Ln. Lucille Ln. from Concrete Dip to Charlotte Dr. PREPARATION: The Street Department will be...

  • Nebraska Extension projects look at viability and economics of mint in Panhandle

    Chabella Guzman, UNL PREEC communications|Jul 4, 2024

    Two recent projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff involved growing peppermint and spearmint, doing it well, and saving money and greenhouse gasses. "Way back in 2017, there was a farmer, a native of Nebraska, who had been living in Idaho and been involved in mint production. When he came back, he wanted to start growing mint. He contacted me on everything mint. I had no idea, so I started doing research," said Dipak Santra,...

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