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 News    July 28, 2021 

COVID Shows Slight Increase

After two weeks with the Risk Dial riding the line between Low and Moderate on the four-stage dial, Panhandle Public Health Department reports the dial is moved from 1.0 to 1.38 The PPHD explains the Risk Dial is only a guide, providing a summary of...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Welcoming New Directors

A courtyard "Meet N Greet" was held at Pedalers Corner July 20 to welcome Kim Matthews as the new Sidney Economic Development Director, and McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns as the Cheyenne County Chamber...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Equipment Fire

— Heavy smoke billowed from an equipment fire west of Sidney July 22. A wood chipper caught fire at a location near the Sidney Draw Road. No injuries were reported. Damage was limited to the...

 

Rep. Adrian Smith Makes Stop in Sidney

“Lunch Hour” was exchanged for a question and answer session Thursday when Congressman Adrian Smith visited Sidney. Smith, Republican Representative for Nebraska's Third District, held at meeting...

 

City Council Approves Animal Ordinance

The Sidney City Council on July 13 approved an ordnance that affects pet owners and how they take care of their animals. Ordinance No. 1824, which amends Section 618 Animals of the Codified...

 

Air Force Update to Impact Panhandle

The U.S. Air Force is planning some major upgrades to its missile defense system, including those in western Nebraska, eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado. Joseph Coslett and Terry Higgins, both of...

 

City Names New Economic Development Director

Kim Matthews is the new Economic Development Director for the City of Sidney. She takes the duties vacated by Melissa Norgard when Norgard resigned to spend more time with the family business, Sam &...

 

More Questions Than Answers

When life appears normal, and suddenly isn't, the door opens for countless questions, questions that often go unanswered. The sudden loss of a close friend or family member makes those questions even...

 

Mental Health Can Be Complicated, But There Is Help

The loss of a loved one leads to a multitude of questions and emotions. Among them are the “20-20 hindsight” questions. They “If only I had...” “Why didn't I..?” “Why didn't he (or she)....

 

County Redistricting

Each 10 years, the United States conducts a census, a count of its population. The last census resulted in the State of Nebraska directing Cheyenne County to reapportion its districts. In April 2021,...

 

City Council Starts Trail Improvement Discussions

The Sidney City Council is facing a question, probably a series of questions. Now that they know of the fund for developing part of the trail system, what should be done, followed by what can be done...

 
 By Larry Nelson    News    June 30, 2021

Thomas L. Kokjer

Thomas (Tom) Kokjer spent a lot of his early years working in the repair and sales offices of Kokjer Motors in Sidney, NE. He probably didn’t think that was so important when he was twelve years...

 

Kuhns New Chamber of Commerce President/CEO

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce recently announced McKailie Carnahan-Kuhns as the new President/CEO. Carnahan-Kuhns takes over for Hope Feeney. Feeney and her husband Eamonn have accepted...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    June 23, 2021

Cross-County for a Cure

Cheyenne County had a unique visitor last week, Michael Wilson originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Unlike most tourists, he wasn't in the Sidney area to fill his car with gas or to get in some...

 

Beautification Contractor Hired

Early this year, the Sidney City Council learned they had an unexpected budget surplus nearing three-quarters of a million dollars. The fund, however, is not completely free money. The Cabela's...

 

County Renews USDA Contract

The annual contract with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection was approved by the Cheyenne County Commissioners. The contract, at $9,421.22, reflects a 5...

 

Airport Board Reviews Improvement Options

The Sidney Airport Authority Board met with Jeff Wolfe, of M.C. Schaff & Associates, June 10, to discuss options for updating the facility. The airport authority board has been researching how to...

 

Celebrating Service

Energy production today is focused on renewable options, leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible and meeting needs consistently. It is a time when decision-makers are seeking sources besides...

 

Changing of the Guard

In 1980, Cindy Heilbrun developed a working relationship with the City of Sidney. Nearly 38 years of experience and 41 years of history later, she turning over her office keys to another. She started...

 

City Council Approves 'No Parking' Area

Keeping Sidney beautiful is more complicated than it needs to be when specific public places have rampant littering, littering that appears to be from a specific population. The Sidney City Council re...

 

Remembering the Fallen

The weather was inviting Monday as a large crowd of supporters gathered for the Memorial Day service at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney Monday. The service, held at the Veteran Section, was opened by...

 

County Confirms Tourism Projects

The Cheyenne County Commissioners on May 17 approved funding for two promotional projects. The commissioners approved a request by Gold Rush Days for $3,000, and $4,000 for Downtown Sounds. Gold Rush...

 

Gov. Ricketts Signs Legislation for Military Retirement Pay Tax Relief

LINCOLN – On Tuesday, May 25, Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill (LB) 387 into law, allowing 100% of military retirement pay to be exempted from Nebraska income tax starting January 1,...

 

Sheriff's Office Proposes School Resource Officer

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to county schools to create a partnership. It would be a partnership, that, according to Sheriff Adam Frerichs, could curb issues occurring in...

 

Riding for Mental Health Awareness

On Thursday morning, May 20, a rumbling of excitement entered Sidney from the west. The sound of thundering horsepower was the indicator the Pony Express Riders were approaching Sidney. They were...

 

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