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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    April 1, 2020 

Council Holds Modified Virtual Meeting

The Sidney City Council met with a full council March 24, but only a few council and staff in the council chamber. The Council is following safety protocol and introduced the public to its first...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    April 1, 2020 

COVID-19 Gets Personal - City Council to Consider Appeal Process for Utility Disconnection

When the novel coronavirus presence in the United States was announced, its impact was noted in specific areas, people who had health struggles. Then it arrived on “Main Street” and it became...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

People In Nebraska Warned To Be On Their Guard As Telephone Scammers Set to Cash In On Coronavirus

People in Nebraska are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of increasing amounts of people being at home due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. CPR Call...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Potter American Legion Girl State 2020

The Potter American Legion Auxiliary Unit to Potter Post #291 has selected Mary Kasten, daughter of Jason and Amanda Kasten, and MiKayla Lee, daughter of Rob and Toni Lee, to attend the 2020 Cornhusker Girls State session in Lincoln on May 31 to...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Sidney Regional Moves to Essential Staffing

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) announced recently the move to "essential staffing" as a precautionary measure. Essential staffing is a general definition for reducing staff to only those...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

NEWS UPDATE: Nebraska Medicine Pioneering Unique Method to Reuse Personal Protective Equipment

Omaha – In light of the national shortage of one-use personal protective equipment (PPE), Nebraska Medicine has developed a safe and effective method to decontaminate these items so they can be used multiple times, instead of just once. A team led...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Game and Parks to Temporarily Close Playgrounds, Structures

LINCOLN, Neb. – In a continued, proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission temporarily will close state park and recreation area playgrounds and play...

 

County Building Closed to the Public

The Cheyenne County Commissioners have stated that the Court House is open; however, individuals are strongly encouraged to use the online services, if possible, to conduct business and limit...

 

Program Offers More than A Dog of Service

Not all disabilities are visible. Not all service dogs are about physical help. Sometimes, the best of service dogs match what the handler needs, not what he or she wants. The Disability Dogs clinic...

 

Former Sidney Resident Recovering from Virus

A young couple moved from Sidney a few months ago, setting up house in Parker, Co. Life moved on for the young parents and their child, until a night out resulted in becoming a statistic, a...

 

Sidney Area Blasted With Spring Snow

The Panhandle region welcomed spring with a dose of heavy wet snow and wind last week. As the first day of spring arrived, so did moisture-heavy snow, resulting in power outages and closed roads...

 

Judge Randin R. Roland Honored as Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow

Lincoln – Judge Randin R. Roland of Sidney is one of 30 distinguished Nebraska lawyers honored as a Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. The lawyers were recognized March 13 at the...

 

Panhandle Public Health Addresses Virus Impact

Panhandle Public Health Director Kim Engel says all COVID-19 tests as of March 18 have returned negative. However Nebraska did record its second case of “community spread,” this time in Douglas...

 

Beekeepers All Abuzz

Facebook group Nebraska Beekeeping is buzzing with activity as local beekeepers find out if their hives survived the winter. With over 800 members on the social networking platform, ranging from serious professionals to newcomer enthusiasts, the grou...

 

Game And Parks Closing Public Access To Wildlife Viewing Blinds

NORTH PLATTE – In a proactive state and national effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and ensure the health of its customers and staff, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is closing the public crane viewing blind at North River...

 

Sarah Jenkins

Worship leader, Sarah Jenkins is welcomed and appointed to the Lodgepole and Chappell United Methodist Churches. Sunday, March 1st was when the congregation first heard from their new district...

 

School Board Addresses Staffing During Closure

On Sunday afternoon, the Sidney Public School District announced it is closing through March 27, possibly longer if necessary. The decision was made following a meeting of the COVID-19 Unified...

 

Airport Authority to Purchase Cabela's Hangar

The Sidney Airport Authority Board expects to close on purchasing of the former Cablea's hangar at the airport today. Bass Pro/Cabela's accepted an offer of $225,000 for the hangar. The hangar is...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds 5 Advocates

People who are passionate, act from their heart, do so with a sense of duty that is deeper than a written code of duty. People whose compassion is for children within the court system, children who...

 

City Modifies Public Access in Response to COVID-19

The City of Sidney is modifying access to its public offices in reaction to the corona-19 virus. The Sidney Public Library and Hillside Golf Course is closed through March 27. The city transit...

 

Commissioners Reject Backhoe / Loader Bids

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday reviewed sealed bids submitted for purchase of a backhoe/loader. All three of the bids were submitted by Murphy Tractor and Equipment. The first bid opened...

 

Library Board Chooses New Director

Richard Sandstrom was recently selected as the new director of the Sidney Public Library. Sandstrom comes to Sidney from Emporia, Kan., where he worked at the college library and then at the public...

 

Lodgepole Grass Fire: Grassfire Scorches More Than 2,000 Acres

Eleven departments and more than 100 firefighters responded to a grass fire north of Lodgepole March 4. According to Lodgepole Fire Chief Wade Dickinson, the fire occurred when a previous controlled...

 

'Disability Dogs' Coming to Sidney Security

A program is coming to Sidney designed to meet the specific needs of military veterans and the disabilities they face. Sidney is one of the stops on Disability Dogs' first road trip since becoming a...

 

Fire Destroys Sidney House

Sidney firefighters responded to a fire near Dixon Drive and Greenwood Road at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday, March 4. The home was a total loss, according to Sidney Fire Chief LaVerne Bown. He said the house...

 

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