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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    May 25, 2022 

Life On The Edge

Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, 45,979 Americans died from suicide, from an estimated 1.2 million suicide attempts. The elusive questions are what leads...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    May 25, 2022 

The Voice of Response

The room is deliberately dim. It's easier on the eyes. The duties from the outside appear to be simple, but can change at any give moment, or one phone call to the next. Responding to a moment of...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    May 25, 2022 

15th Annual Pony Express Rides Through Sidney

The normal casual start of a Thursday morning was briefly interrupted last week when a group of motorcyclists entered Sidney from West Highway 30. The interruption of normal was not an invasion, but...

 

Speaking for the People

On May 9, downtown Sidney's typical traffic of workers busy in the duties, the lunch crowd hurrying to their favorite menu and people out for an afternoon walk were suddenly interrupted by the site... Full story

 

County Appoints New Tourism Director

A few months ago, Kevin Howard announced his retirement as tourism director for Cheyenne County. After extending his exit date by more than a month, Cheyenne County has a candidate to step into his...

 

Mobile Food Pantry Officially Completed

Jim Hansen, Company Outreach Coordinator for Sandhill Global, was at Adams Industries in Sidney on Friday for the unveiling of the new Mobile Pantry for Table of Grace. Sandhills Global partnered...

 

Wiegand Wins

Cheyenne County voters chose the next Clerk of the District Court. With all 10 precincts reporting, 696 voters cast votes in favor of Mindy Wiegand, and 662 votes were cast for Debra Hume. "I am...

 

Council OK's Land Deal

The Sidney City Council recently approved a land purchase by Table of Grace. The property is a 3.2 acre tract on east Elm Street at a cost of $21,440. The agreement calls for $1,000 to be deposited...

 

Approval, with Protest

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners faced a decision that resulted in a vote, then a move to rescind the vote and vote a second time. A regular meeting of the board of county commissioners beca...

 

Sidney Loses Veteran, Businessman, Community Leader

On April 30, Sidney businessman and inventor, former city councilman, and former newspaper owner Robert “Bob” Van Vleet died at the age of 87. Van Vleet was born in Redfield, S.D. After...

 

Five Names, Three Seats

Sidney voters will to choose between five candidates for three seats on the Sidney City Council. The ballot has Paul Strommen, Brad Sherman, Marva P. Ellwanger, Brandon Bondegard and Tony Jones as...

 

Council OKs Housing Grant Application

The city of Sidney is in a dilemma, a conundrum if you will. When Bass Pro purchased Cabela's, real estate became a buyer's market. In many instances there was a house or more on nearly every block...

 

Air Force Officials Discuss Missile Plans

The United States missile defense system that dots the rural terrain north to Montana and North Dakota, including western Nebraska, and Colorado has been in the ground and at the ready for several yea...

 

Air Force Real Estate Town Hall Meetings

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. – The U.S. Air Force is holding town meetings and community engagements in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska to inform the local public and landowners about Ground Based Strategic Deterrence activities planned in...

 

Thibodeau Visits Sidney

In late 2021, Theresa Thibodeau stepped away from the Charles W. Herbster campaign. On April 20, 2022, she stopped in Sidney to meet voters. Thibodeau is in a field of nine seeking the top office in...

 

Gravel Permit Approved

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved on April 18 an agreement with Paul Reed Construction for a conditional use permit to stockpile soil, aggregate, concrete and asphalt. The conditional use...

 

City Council Approves Vendor Fee

What is the best, most equitable tax and accountability system for food vendors, specifically for those who don't anticipate significant presence or revenue in town? That is a question the Sidney city... Full story

 

Sidney VA Clinic to Close?

In downtown Sidney, about a block from the Cheyenne County Courthouse and near the business district is a clinic designed to serve a specific population, the veterans who have served the United...

 

Military Vehicle Continues to 'Serve'

For much of its history, the Sidney community has had a some degree of military presence. Recently, a part of the past resurfaced in another part of the country to tell its story, and thank those who...

 

Challengers on the Ballot

In a little less than a month, Cheyenne County voters will cast their choices on the few contested races on the Primary Ballot. Races that are not contested will not appear on the Primary Ballot....

 

The Constant Challenge of Economic Development

There's a quote that when you have a good job, keep an eye out for the next one. Likewise, some business managers live by the principal of advertise when business is good, and advertise more when...

 

Students Observe 'Day of Silence'

On Friday, April 8, students in the Sidney School District who may often be seen as vocal, even bubbly, chose to be silent. Their silence, they admitted later, caused some awkwardness throughout the...

 

Herbster Returns to Sidney

Republican candidate for Nebraska governor Charles W. Herbster calls this year's election the most important governor's race. Herbster made another stop at Beans and Steams Coffee House in Sidney on...

 

Next Step in Communication

About two years ago, Cheyenne County added technology necessary to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions. The new technology allowed the county and district courts to continue remotely. Inmates or...

 

Cheyenne County Republicans Hear From Candidates

The Cheyenne County Republicans met in the basement conference room at Security Bank on March 22. The night included a briefing on the Primary election by Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh....

 

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