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 By Don Ogle    Community    June 29, 2018

Housing Authority Celebrates 65 Years of Service

With unanimous approval of the Sidney City Council, the Sidney Housing Authority was formed 65 years ago, the last formality on the way to the city taking over the Sioux Villa Housing Project from...

 

City Prepares to Chip Seal Streets

Starting Monday, July 2, through Wednesday, July 11, weather permitting, the Sidney Street Department will be preparing for and chip sealing the following areas: Alvarado Rd. from 11th Ave. to Summit Dr., Coronado Court from San Marino Rd. to Solano...

 
 By Mike Motz    Community    June 27, 2018

Potter Car Bowl Event Set for June 30

Potter will host its annual Car Bowl Saturday, an event that has something to offer for everyone in the family. One of the weekend's featured events is just too big for one day. That event, the...

 

4th of July; Safety First

Firework sales began this week in Nebraska, and the Sidney Police Department is offering a few rules and safety tips. From the Police Department: Fireworks may be shot during the week prior to the...

 

WWII Vet Tour Stops in Sidney

Nearly every person can think of a time or event that has lingered as an "if only I had..." memory. The change to do something daring or to take a chance with a career opportunity or a relationship. S...

 

Chautauqua Schedule

Friday, June 15 10 a.m.​ “WWI Weapons,” Paul Vickery (Adult Workshop), Cheyenne County Community Ctr. 12:00 noon​ “Opposition to the Great War,” Ted Kachel (Adult Workshop), Cheyenne County Community Ctr. 1-7 p.m.​ Youth Chautauqua...

 

Chautauqua Ice Cream Social

Clara Bowcut, left, shares some ice cream with Kathy Scripp during the Chautauqua kickoff at the Fort Sidney Museum Wednesday. The evening social included an introduction of Chautauqua characters in...

 

Kool Kids Check

Students of Kool Kids get ready to enjoy snacks made possible through a fund raiser by Arby's in Sidney. For one month, Arby's donated a portion of its profits to the club's nutrition program to make...

 

Donation to the Bookmobile

Kid's Korner Early Childhood Center presents Sidney Public Library Director Andrew Sherman with a check for $721.03 to help fund the library's Bookmobile. The money was raised by the children during...

 

Chautauqua Begins with Social Activities Tonight

A number of related events have already taken place, but the Nebraska Chautauqua at Sidney begins in earnest tonight with opening ceremonies and introductions to the players who will be bringing...

 

Cheyenne County Man Drafted to WWI, Misses Action and Spanish Flu

In the early part of the 20th century, John Lingwall was a young man more concerned with the horses and cattle on the family farm than global politics. That all changed when he received his draft...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 13, 2018

Top Fish

A trio of buddies excitedly claimed the top prize at the Kids Fishing Day Saturday when they caught a sunfish tagged with a red tag, worth a $100 gift certificate at Cabela's. Shouts of "red tag! red...

 

Community Celebrates Gold Rush Days

The tents were up. Campfires were blazing with coffee pots keeping their black gold hot over the open fire. The cooks were busy serving heaping helpings of scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy as...

 

50-plus Year Flower Garden Sold

The experience greets visitors before crossing the threshold. Entering the dirt driveway at certain times of the year, a visitor is welcomed with the warm scent of fresh flowers, irises to be...

 

Downtown Sounds Begins Tonight

Downtown Sounds is going into its third summer with a concert by In The Groove Duo, billing itself as “the duo that sounds like a full band.” The duo has a eclectic play list, from Tom Petty, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Marvin Gaye, to the likes...

 
 By Zoey Maraist    Community    June 6, 2018

Pre-Surgery, Bedside Confirmation

It felt like a small miracle when Father Stefan P. Starzynski came to Kelly Heaton's bedside and anointed her two hours before her brain surgery. And it seemed unbelievable when her family learned...

 

Community Research Results Unveiled

When "normal" suddenly changes, it is often an opportunity to review what is being done, what needs to change and how to change it. The same can be said of when a community is going through an...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 1, 2018

Sidney Girl Earns Highest Scout Honor

NORTH PLATTE - A Sidney Girl Scout was presented scouting's highest award this week, capping a life-long dedication to learning through Girl Scouts. In a ceremony held Tuesday, Sarah-Kate Splichal was...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 1, 2018

Gold Rush Days First Activity of Busy Month

Time is ticking down to the beginning of a busy month of activity, which begins in earnest next weekend with Gold Rush Days, which celebrates and entertains with activities reminiscent of the 1800s....

 

Sidney Aquatic Center Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 6:00 - 6:45 a.m. Lap Swimming 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Swim Team 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Group Swimming Lessons 11:00 a.m. Private Swimming Lessons Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lap Swimming 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Open Swimming Saturday & Sunday Open: Noon - 5:00...

 

Pond Closed End of Next Week

Kid’s Fishing Day is fast approaching. This year, the event falls on Saturday June 9. As is customary, the City Parks Department will put out “no fishing” signs around the Legion Park pond on Wednesday June 6. Public fishing will be closed...

 
 By Mike Motz    Community    May 30, 2018

Sidney Schools Honor Retirees

The Sidney Public School system said goodbye to five long time members of the faculty last week with a luncheon honoring their achievements and service to education and the Sidney community.  It was...

 

Sidney Community Recognizes Fallen Heroes

The hillside grasses were green of a mid-spring day, accented by seemingly appropriate overcast sky and the numerous markers. The Sidney community took time from the holiday weekend to remember those...

 

EMS Week

Those in Emergency Medical Services celebrated EMS Week last week, being recognized for their dedication to maintaining peoples' well-being. Locally, EMS responders Jaymie Dykman and Jason Teters...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 25, 2018

Remember: Memorial Day Services To Honor Fallen

This weekend officially kicks off the summer season for many, but Monday, the "end" of the holiday weekend, is the real reason for this important national holiday. Memorial Day, originally called...

 

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