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Flamig Finishes Two Decades of Service

About 20 years ago, Randy Flamig was encouraged to make a difference in his community. He took the direction and Monday night concluded most of two decades of service to the Cheyenne County School...

 

Dalton Area Farmer Supports Leyton Foundation Through America's Farmer's Grow Communities

DALTON – County farmer Pat and DeAnn Ernest directed a $2,500 donation to the Leyton Public School Foundation as part of the America's Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto...

 

Tour de Nebraska Starts, Ends at Sidney

The 32nd Tour de Nebraska announced its route for June 19-23, 2019. This bicycle adventure starts and ends in Sidney, Nebraska home to Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter. Sidney is roughly 4.5 hours from Lincoln, all on I-80, which makes tr...

 

Fair Board Discusses Royalty Crowns

One of the high moments of a county fair is the crowning of the Fair or Rodeo queen.  The queen and her attendants represent Cheyenne County at other county events and fairs at other counties....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 7, 2018 

Mason Awards

Sidney's Masons celebrated their best this week at Frank Welch Lodge #75 recognizing three Masons for their contributions to the community. While unable to be present because of other obligations,...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 7, 2018 

Santa's Coming to Town

A bundled up mother takes a picture of her youngster with Santa Claus during Holidays in Hickory Square last weekend. The event kicked off the downtown Christmas season with a parade, warm goodies...

 

Residents Seek Solution to Train Crossing Delays

Locomotives united the east and west. The Panhandle Nebraska area knows it well as local history. But some Cheyenne County residents are also familiar with long trains that can delay transit from one...

 

Commissioners Approve Replatting Sioux Industrial Park

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved a request to replat Lots 5 and 6, Block 1 and Lots 6 and 7, Block 2 of the Sioux Industrial Park located northwest of Sidney. The commissioners also t...

 

Some Closures Expected Today for Mourning

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Out of respect for the 41st President of the United...

 

Unit Cost of Production Workshop in Rushville Dec. 13-14

A two-day workshop Dec. 13-14 in Rushville will provide a hands-on learning experience for producers to learn how to calculate a unit cost of production for a cow-calf operation. Having information to make effective business decisions is important fo...

 

Registration Open For 2019 Master Gardener Program

LINCOLN -- Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2019. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976....

 

Attorney General Files First Multi-State HIPAA-Related Data Breach Lawsuit

Nebraska Attorney Doug General Peterson announced that he, along with attorneys general from ten other states and commonwealths, has filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against Medical Informatics...

 

Extension Holds Quicken For Farm and Ranch Workshop

A Quicken for Farm & Ranch Record Keeping workshop will be held Dec. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. To register call 308-632-1230. The cost to attend the...

 

Wheat Belt Announces Scholarship Program

Wheat Belt Public Power District, Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T and Arbor Wealth team up each year to offer several scholarships. Applicants must be a dependent of a Wheat Belt customer, enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate...

 

Erdman Campaigns Tax Reform

A plan designed to fund the Nebraska government from three sources has turned upside down with property taxes supplying the majority of revenue, according to District 47 State Sen. Steve Erdman. Sen....

 

Council Thanks Retiring Board Member

The meeting was short, but the celebration was much longer. The Sidney City Council expedited business Tuesday in record time, setting up for a well-deserved thank-you to councilman Wendal Gaston who...

 

Sidney Staged to Celebrate Christmas Saturday

Saturday in Sidney will be busy with Christmas excitement as the Parade of Lights takes center stage. While the prediction is for snow, the Holidays in Hickory Square Christmas Kick-off and Parade of...

 

Leyton FFA Holds Member Auction

Leyton High School’s FFA Chapter is preparing for one of its biggest nights of the year, the fund raising FFA Member Auction. On Monday, Dec. 3, FFA members will host and provide a meal to community members and supporters beginning at 6 p.m....

 

Extension Brings Telepresence Robotics to Sidney

LINCOLN – Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H will use virtual reality and telepresence robotics to bring an Hour of Code event, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, to participants at the Sidney Public Library in...

 

Panhandle Research Group Takes Message to Washington D.C.

We’re going to Washington. Why? I’ll explain. Back in late September, 29 agricultural attachés representing 23 foreign countries visited us at the University of Nebraska (UNL) Panhandle Research and Extension Center (PHREC). This group was part...

 

Tourism Committee Seeks Board Members

The shingle is out. The vacancy sign is lit. The Cheyenne County Tourism Committee is looking for people interested in promoting the county. The committee is seeking two members and two alternates,...

 

Spanish Club Plans Trip to Central America

To understand, not just learn, a language, a student needs to experience the people and culture. True education needs immersion of the senses and communication. That is the goal of the Sidney High School Spanish Club and their plans to travel to...

 

Potter Part of Nebraska Passport Success

LINCOLN – They toured. They stopped at places they likely didn't know existed until signing up for the program. The tour brought them to coffee shops, off-the-highway diners and shops. In the end, these retail tourists learned more about Nebraska,...

 

Preliminary Deer Harvest Lower than Expected

LINCOLN – Nebraska’s muzzleloader deer season opens Dec. 1 and those shooting black-powder firearms are gearing up. “Temperatures are dropping and the deer are going to be moving in search of high-energy foods,” Nebraska Hunter Education...

 

Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens Dec. 1

LINCOLN – Preliminary deer harvest in Nebraska is 5 percent behind last year’s pace. From Sept. 1 through Nov. 26, there were 47,532 deer checked, compared to 49,923 in 2017. Mule deer buck harvest decreased slightly, with 8,575 taken, compared...

 

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