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Mill Levy Increase Approved

The Sidney City Council held a public hearing Sept. 14 on the proposed 2021-22 budget. The hearing included review of a resolution setting property tax different than the previous fiscal year, increasing restricted funds by 1 percent, appropriation o... Full story

 

Sidney School Board Approves Budget

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 District Budget in its Sept. 13 meeting. The 5-0 vote was held in the regular session following the 5:15 p.m.... Full story

 

Leyton Board Trims Budget

The Leyton Board of Education approved its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget with a reduction to the building fund. During the public comments portion of the meeting, several residents spoke against the...

 

Little Change for Mill Levy

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved a mill levy of .406647 in their Sept. 7 meeting. The mill levy will generate an estimated $5,686,095. Commissioner Randy Miller said the mill levy has...

 

Nebraska Strong Connects Needs with Resources

Since the announcement of the coronavirus and the resulting pandemic, life has changed, to say the least. Some businesses have had to depend on emergency assistance to stay open, also changing their...

 

Enterprise Fund Offers More Than Financing

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce hosted representatives from the Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF). The meet and greet was held at The Pedalers Corner patio with Sam &...

 

'A Night of Music With Kechi'

Kechi Okwuchi was a normal teenager in Nigeria. She was born in 1989 and in 2005 her life changed. Her life changed when she became one of two survivors of an horrific plane crash that killed 107...

 

Welcoming Marketers

Sometimes the best way to promote what you have is to offer to host an event. That occurred Aug. 25-27 when Sidney hosted the Nebraska Economic Development Association (NEDA)'s annual meeting. NEDA...

 

Council Approves 'Blight' Designation

The City of Sidney is focused on revamping and updating downtown, specifically areas that have lacked attention. To complete the goal, the City needs funding. One funding source is the Community Devel...

 

Council Gets Formal View of Budget Proposal

Sidney City Manager David Scott presented the 2021-2022 budget before the council on Aug. 24. The proposal shows expenses totaling $33,584,440. Capital Projects is at almost $3 million, the City's...

 

Housing Study Reviewed

Developing a community has at least two factors: employment opportunities, and available homes. Employers have their signs out seeking additional staff. The challenge now is where will they live. RDG...

 

County Stands Against USDA Proposal

The Cheyenne County Commissioners were given a new challenge in managing wildlife in the area. On Monday, Aug. 16, the commissioners were told each county will have to finance the full cost of the...

 

City Council Meets for Budget Workshop

The Sidney City Council and department managers met Aug. 17 to discuss the 2021-2022 budget. The meeting included a presentation by City Manager David Scott on the two recent years. “The last few...

 

PlainsWest CASA Reports Growing Need

Of the many changes that occurred with the announcement of the coronavirus in 2020, the need for children to have an advocate in the court system remains. Krista Bruns, director of PlainsWest CASA,...

 

Sidney Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

A Sidney man died Wednesday, Aug. 11, when the vehicle he was driving went out of control on Old Post Road near Cabela's at 8:37 a.m. Shane P. Marron, 37, of Sidney, was driving a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe west on Old Post Road at what authorities call...

 

Council Approves Board Appointments

The Sidney City Council reviewed two board appointments, approving both. The Economic Development Citizen's Advisory Review Committee is a board of five to 10 members. The Economic Development...

 

Hackberry Fire Response Continues

Aug. 10 — The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency worked with multiple state agencies to provide support to local incident command on the Hackberry Wildfire which started due to lightning 20 miles...

 

'Big Boy' No. 4014 Returns

Amid the afternoon sun and heat, a long baritone screech from the past made its way into Sidney. The Union Pacific “Big Boy 4014” whistled and chugged as it made its way into Sidney minutes ahead...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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 &...

 

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