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Hedge Fund Blamed for Sidney Job Loss

About three years ago, the purchase of Cabela's by Bass Pro began. A few days ago, a Fox News team and Tucker Carlson met with Sidney city officials for a story on the impact of hedge fund trading....

 

School Board Approves Resignations

The Cheyenne School District No. 1 Board of Education approved four resignations and retirements. High School math teacher Carissa Reimers submitted her resignation, effective May 22, 2020. “After...

 

Job Loss Can Be Opportunity for Entrepreneurship - Luncheon Focuses on Moving Forward

Receiving the proverbial 'pink slip" is never fun. It frequently results in floods of fear centered around "what next." A luncheon was held Thursday at Western Nebraska Community College designed to h...

 

County Notes Modest Tourism Increase

The Cheyenne County Tourism Board received positive news in their December meeting: the number of hotel stays is going up. Tourism Director Kevin Howard said he reported in the December 4 meeting...

 

Who's Driving Home? Drive Merry, Bright, and Sober This Holiday Season - Start the Conversation

(Lincoln) — This holiday season, the Nebraska Department of Transportation–Highway Safety Office (NDOT–HSO) is teaming up with state and local law enforcement to remind all drivers of the dangers of drinking and driving. The organizations will...

 
 By Andrea Nisley    News    December 11, 2019 

Ringenberg, Soria, Horst & Galster State Wool Contest Division Winners

Saidi Ringenberg of Lexington, in the Junior Division, and Arlene Soria of Kearney, in the Senior Division will be Nebraska's delegates to the National Finals of the Make It With Wool contest. They...

 

'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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Celebrate 'Small Business Saturday' in Sidney

The whirlwind week of roast beast and fixins', pastries and homemade cookies, overstuffed in front of a television as you anxiously await the opening of pre-Black Friday caps with Small Business...

 

City Services Close for Thanksgiving

The City of Sidney will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. All city departments will be closed including the Landfill and the Library. The...

 

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Sent

Children are pictured with Operation Christmas Child gift boxes recently. More than 400 gift boxes were donated to be shipped to children worldwide. Nationwide, there were an estimated 5,000 shoebox...

 

County 4-H Members Recognized

On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Cheyenne County 4-H Youth celebrated all of their hard work and accomplishments during the past year. The achievement banquet was held at the Sidney Elks Lodge where not only...

 

Innis Seeks to Unseat Sasse as US Senator

The "swamp" is deeper than elected officials, according to Matt Innis, complicating President Trump's promise to drain it. Innis, is seeking to take the senatorial seat occupied by Nebraska Senator Be...

 

Airport Authority Moving Forward to New Hangars

The Sidney Airport Authority Board is moving ahead with plans to add new hangars at the facility. In the Nov. 14 meeting, the board met with Jeff Wolfe, project manager, Airport Engineering, with...

 

County Students Quizzed in Government Day

Why does Cheyenne County have a court clerk, a county clerk, treasurer and board of commissioners, and what are their duties? Cheyenne County high school juniors and seniors were invited to the...

 

New Coffee Shop Nears Opening Date

Communities like meeting places, locations where the content of the cup varies with the patron and the accuracy of the story changes with the day. They are places known for their quality of product,...

 

Council Approves Speed Limit Changes

The Sidney City Council recently approved the third reading of an ordinance amending the speed limits throughout the city. Areas undergoing change include Old Post Road to 45 mph, 50 mph on Illinois...

 

Finding a Career, Not Just a Job

Aaron Balcom grew up in a ranching community around Cheyenne, Wyo. and found a great sense of pride being a part of it. While he knew that ranching wasn’t his future, he did want to settle down in...

 

Bass Pro Shops / Cabela's Announces Pending Staff Cuts: Mayor Calls Decision 'Incredibly Frustrating'

The staffing of the Cabela's corporate office in Sidney will soon get smaller as Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's recently announced the relocation of 118 positions from Sidney to the company's Springfield...

 

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