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  • 'E3' Tour Coming to Sidney

    Sep 15, 2022

    Sidney's E3 chapter is hosting communities from across the state of Nebraska on September 22 and 23 this month to demonstrate where we are doing well and continue to build out opportunities to improve for the future. Individuals from the Nebraska Community Foundation, E2 (Entrepreneurial Ecosystems), and NetWork Kansas will be facilitating the discussions. Communities touring Sidney include McCook, Red Cloud, Keith County, Holt Count, and Valley County.  The group will begin with a tour of Sidney's High School to learn of the strength of...

  • Cheyenne County Chamber Welcomes New President/CEO

    Aug 31, 2022

    The Cheyenne County Chamber Board recently announced Toshia Jones as the new President/CEO of the Chamber. Jones comes to Sidney from Northwest Missouri. She has lived in Sidney for about two years. She enjoys playing league volleyballl and assisting in coaching youth basketball and volleyball. Her previous leadership experience and 10 years in customer service will make her a great asset to the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, and the Cheyenne County community. She is excited to meet...

  • Bill Benson receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships

    Aug 10, 2022

    Bill Benson of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Sidney, NE recently earned the firm's Jim Harrod Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. Benson was one of only 1,375 Edward Jones financial advisors to receive the Jim Harrod award. The award is named after Jim Harrod, whose many contributions to his clients, colleagues and community during his 28-year career earned him induction into the firm's Hall of Fame in 2011. "Receiving this award is a real...

  • Strengthen Your 'Three-Legged Stool' for Retirement

    Jul 20, 2022

    For many years, Americans provided for their retirement needs through three sources: employer-sponsored pension plans, Social Security income, and savings and investments accumulated through employer plans or individual accounts – the so-called “three-legged stool.” But today, that stool is shakier than it used to be. What can you do to strengthen it? To begin with, all three legs of the stool are facing challenges. Let’s consider them: • Employer pensions A generation ago, workers employed in many companies could count on a set mont...

  • Maverik Breaks Ground on Sidney Location

    Jun 22, 2022

    The site that previously offered a coffee with a variety of omelets, burgers and desserts will soon be the place for fuel, pizza, sub sandwiches and various other menu items. After months of anticipation, workers recently demolished the former Perkins restaurant and are preparing the site for a new Maverik. Maverik currently has three stores in Nebraska, all in the Panhandle area: Scottsbluff, Chadron and Alliance. The Sidney location at Old Post Road and Upland Parkway is scheduled to open in...

  • Crypto: Investment or Speculation?

    Jun 22, 2022

    With cryptocurrencies so much in the news, you might be wondering if you should invest in them. But “invest” may not be the right word – because, in many ways, cryptocurrencies, or “crypto” for short, are more speculation than investment. But what’s really the difference between a speculator and an investor? Probably the main factor is the differing views of time. A true investor is in it for the long term, building a portfolio that, over many years, can eventually provide the financial resources to achieve important goals, such as...

  • What's Your Investment Risk Tolerance?

    Jun 15, 2022

    Risk is a normal part of investing. If you didn’t take on any risk, you wouldn’t have the potential to achieve higher returns. But how much risk should you accept? You don’t want to incur unnecessary risk. So, you’ll need to assess the amount of risk you’re comfortable taking and then determine if this risk level supports your ability to achieve your long-term goals. Here are some of the key factors in determining your own capacity for investment risk: • Personality – We all have different personalities. And your individual...

  • Leadership Program Graduates Class of 14

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jun 8, 2022

    The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce leadership program held a ceremony commemorating the completion of its recent class. The class project was promotion of non-profit organizations with "Show Me Your 501c3 and I'll Show You Ours." The event was held at the Sidney Elks Lodge with each organizations accepting donations and promoting its programs. There was also a donation lunch and a silent auction with proceeds returned to the non-profit of the buyer's choice. About 30 non-profit vendors...

  • Plummer Insurance, Inc., Acquires Prince-Empson Insurance

    May 4, 2022

    Plummer Insurance, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Prince-Empson Insurance. “We are excited to announce the sale of our agency to Andrew and the Plummer Insurance, Inc team.We know they are going to be active supporters of the community and take care of our clients as we have tried to care for them. Plummer Insurance represents all of our companies, plus several more to offer our customers the best coverage at the most affordable price in the marketplace. I have enjoyed my 45 years in the insurance business and look forward to helping...

  • Chamber President Resigns

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|May 4, 2022

    Almost two years ago, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce announced a new president and CEO. McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns was selected as the new President/CEO, replacing Hope Feeney. Feeney and her husband Eamonn moved to the North Platte area for the Feeneys to teach at Maxwell High School. Feeney was hired as a business teacher at Maxwell High School and her husband Eamonn as head football coach. Carnahan-Kuhns came to the Chamber as a business owner. She has her own photography business. It...

  • Financial Issues Facing Women Business Owners

    Apr 20, 2022

    As a business owner, you’re always busy, so it’s understandable if you’ve put off thinking about events that won’t occur until far in the future – such as your retirement, the sale or transfer of your business and the settling of your estate. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to start planning now, while also recognizing the special challenges that women business owners face in these areas. Essentially, you’ll have four key issues to consider: • Building assets – While you’re working, you’ll want to build as many financial ass...

  • ALLO Breaks Ground in Sidney

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Apr 13, 2022

    On April 3, Sidney City Manager David Scott and Colin Murphy, lead constructionist for ALLO Communications, met at the corner of Fort Sidney Road and 11th Avenue for a ceremonial groundbreaking. ALLO Communications is working to establish a fiber optic system in the Sidney area. The company has an office on Illinois Street, and is actively preparing the network for the first Sidney customers. According to the company's website, work begins well before ALLO becomes a familiar name. It started as...

  • Rhodes Named President of Healthy Blue in Nebraska

    Mar 30, 2022

    LINCOLN -- Healthy Blue in Nebraska announced today that Rob Rhodes, M.D., FAAFP has been named president of the health plan, a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Nebraska’s Heritage Health Medicaid program. “Dr. Rhodes is a trusted and highly respected senior leader who has extensive knowledge and experience of Medicaid health plan operations as well as a passion for serving vulnerable communities through quality, cost-effective care,” said Dr. Barsam Kasravi, President...

  • HSA: A Healthy Way to Save for Retirement

    Mar 23, 2022

    Many expenses in life are unpredictable. But there are two things you know you’ll have to pay for: medical bills and retirement. You’ll probably need to take a variety of steps to meet these costs, but one financial instrument that can help is a health savings account (HSA). If you’re not familiar with an HSA, here are the basics: • Eligibility – If you are enrolled in a qualified high-deductible health plan (HDHP), you can generally contribute to an HSA. While HSAs are typically offered through employers, you can still open one if...

  • What Should You Do With a Tax Refund?

    Feb 2, 2022

    Are you expecting a tax refund this year? If so, what will you do with it? Of course, the answer largely depends on the size of your refund. For the 2020 tax year, the average refund was about $2,800, according to the Internal Revenue Service. But whether your refund this year will be about that size, smaller or larger, you can find ways to benefit from the money. Here are some possibilities: • Contribute to your IRA. You’ve got until April 18 to fully fund your IRA for the 2021 tax year. But if you’ve already reached the maximum for...

  • Brother, Sister Team Welcomed into Business World

    Dec 29, 2021

    While most teens and pre-teens are known for their social media interests, athletic curiosity and academics, a brother and sister team decided to start their own business. They didn't do lawn care, although it is a commendable business. They reached high with apparent expectation of succeeding, and recently made a move forward. On Dec. 21, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at NexGen Outfitters, celebrating the apparel line by Brooklyn and Bodhi Brant. Brooklyn and...

  • Just Chillin'... With An Axe

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Dec 8, 2021

    Nestled in a white building on Illinois Street is a chance to challenge your skills and take a break from the day. It has similarities to other athletic challenges, but with sharp differences. Most people don’t think of an ax as a tool for relaxing and even competing with your neighbor or best friend. However, that is available at Chill-Axe. The concept started during a road trip to Colorado when Aaron Beyer and Krista Pittam stopped at a place in the Northern Front Range with a very unique...

  • Beans and Steams Coffee House Sold

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Nov 24, 2021

    Within view of Interstate 80 is a business with a simple but welcoming title. It is a business with at least two years in the making and a warm and inviting atmosphere from the drive-up to the table in the back of the room. It has also been handed over to a new owner with a vision of continuing the coffee house atmosphere. Kiersten Richards officially took over ownership of Beans and Steams Coffee House on Nov. 15. The location is known for delivering drinks from bottled water to the latest...

  • Performance Auto, Havorka Motors Change Locations

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Nov 24, 2021

    Sometimes one never quite knows where life will lead us. Sometimes, it takes us to the past, with the tools of the present. The northwest corner of 12th Avenue and Illinois Street had been quiet for several years. The once busy corner of engine analyses and wrench-turning became something of a warehouse, one more location to store massive rolls of paper for the next press run. Those days have come and gone, and come again with Brad Zalesky and Performance Auto returning to the north facing...

  • History Tour

    Oct 27, 2021

    — Marva Elwanger leads the Leadership Cheyenne County class into the museum during a tour Oct. 21. Leadership Cheyenne County had its class in Sidney. The theme for the afternoon was history day. The class toured several parts of Sidney including the museum and Boot Hill. The focus of the tours was to showcase Sidney's history to the class....

  • Financial Moves for Women Business Owners

    Oct 13, 2021

    If you’re a woman who owns a business, you may have some challenges not shared by your male peers – but you also have several opportunities to help improve your financial future. You may already be taking some or all the right steps, but here are some ideas to be sure you’re considering and revisiting as your business grows: • Refresh your network. Are you involved in networking with other women business owners? Many of them may have insights into the issues women face in the business world, as well as suggestions about lending...

  • PSA: Start Thinking About Your Retirement Income

    Sep 1, 2021

    Are you planning on retiring in the next few years? If so, you’ll want to create a retirement income plan. First of all, while you’re still working, look for ways to boost your retirement income, such as increasing your 401(k) contributions. And you might want to explore products that can provide you with a lifetime income stream. You’ll also want to estimate your expenses in retirement, including your health care costs, which can be considerable. And it’s important to review your investment mix. As you near retirement, you may want to...

  • Routh Joins High West as new CEO, General Manager

    Sep 1, 2021

    PINE BLUFFS, WYO. – The High West Energy Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jared Routh to lead the co-op as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. High West’s previous CEO stepped down at the end of March to accept another position. Since then, the Board began conducting a three-month nationwide search for the organization’s next leader. The Board announced their decision to High West employees in July, and Routh will begin his tenure later this month. “One of the...

  • Dollar General Opens in Sidney

    Sep 1, 2021

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General is excited to announce its store at 638 Illinois Street in Sidney is now open! DG stores are proud to provide area residents with an affordable and convenient store location to purchase household essentials including food, cleaning supplies, paper products, over-the-counter medicines, hygiene products, baby items and more through its mission of Serving Others. In addition to the national and private branded products customers trust Dollar General to...

  • Beans & Steams Coffee House Planning Changes

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Sep 1, 2021

    North of Cabela’s and with Interstate 80 in view stands a “watering hole” offering a variety of coffee and smoothies, and alcoholic options. It is designed as a meeting place of friends, business associates, or just a quick coffee while traveling the interstate. Since the day Beans & Steams Coffee House came to life it has been a local couple’s dream to give Sidney and the surrounding community a place to gather and enjoy a treat with family and friends or quick and friendly service in...

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