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County Approves ARP Agreement

The Cheyenne County Commissioners discussed an Engagement Letter with Lutz & Company for consulting services regarding American Rescue Plan Act funding. The commissioners have discussed projects they...

 

Planning the Future

What would your home town look like if you weren't concerned about your checkbook, an investor who could absorb some of the risk? Would you be big and bold? Would you have live music in the park...

 

Trafficking on the Plains

It's cast as a personal crime in the movies, and it is, and often as a web with more arms than can be imagined, which is also likely. Human trafficking is defined by the Nebraska Department of Health...

 

Funding the 'Chiller'

It is one thing to have a fund of “free” money and a list of projects to spend it on. It is another to have that list and be uncertain what the funds can be used for. Cheyenne County is among the...

 

USDA Commits to Finance New SRMC Extended Care

SIDNEY — Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approving financing for 40 years at 2.5% interest to fund a new extended care facility in Sidney....

 

'Elevate' Hosts Discussion on Trafficking

A public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Sidney High School's Performing Arts Center on trafficking. The community conversation will include Glen Parks , Nebraska Attorney General’s office Coordinator of the Nebraska Human Trafficking...

 

Discussing Area's Creative Potential

When talking about economic growth, the big three are frequently jobs, housing and quality of life. The Sidney community is in the early stages of a process that could promote quality of life, and...

 

1/2 Cent Sales Tax To Be Decided by Voters

Sidney voters will get to decide in November whether to continue a ½ cent sales tax, a “Local Option Sales Tax Proposal.” The Sidney City Council held a public hearing July 12 prior to approving...

 

AED Proves It's Worth

For some people, the attraction to the rural lifestyle is the distance between you and your neighbors. Measuring distance by time has a unique relevance. The disadvantage to the rural lifestyle is...

 

'Accountability' Proves To Be a Convoluted Process

The discussion started as an effort to designate a printer for post cards, and evolved into a debate on a legislative bill. In the Cheyenne County Commissioners July 5 meeting, the agenda included a...

 

Serving Those Who Served

In 2010, Rebecca Napier took a job promoted as part-time. Now about 12 years later, she admits the time commitment was not always 20 hours, but it was fulfilling. “It's been a great job,” Napier...

 

Court Decision Incites Local Protest

While much of Sidney was preparing for the official fireworks display Sunday night and backyard barbecues were heating, a group of people made their voices known from Legion Park north to Illinois...

 

Authorities Investigating Death of 18-year-old Teen

An officer with the Sidney Police Department responded to a call pertaining to an 18 year-old male who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Regional West Medical Ambulance arrived and transported the male to the Sidney Regional Medical Center....

 

Home At Last

It wasn't a million dollar lottery win, although it might have felt like it. There weren't any well-known celebrities followed by clowns and confetti celebrating the lucky draw of the family's name....

 

Commissioners Discuss County Fair

There are specific events that define a community, including the aroma of fresh popcorn colliding with cheesy nachos and the presence of livestock in the same area. County fairs include a variety of...

 

Blight Study OK'd

In November 2021, the Sidney City Council approved contracting with Five Rule Rural Planning to conduct a blight and substandard study. In his report, City Manager David Scott said the City is now in...

 

City Set to Approve Sales Tax Proposal

The Sidney City Council met in a work session June 6 to discuss renewing the City's ½ cent sales tax. In the work session, City Manager David Scott said the proposal was first brought before the...

 

Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash in Deuel County

JUNE 19, 2022 (SCOTTSBLUFF)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New York man following a crash that claimed the life of a Scottsbluff woman late Saturday evening. At approximately 11:15 p.m. MT, NSP was called to a report...

 

'E3' Meets with Sidney City Council

How does a person move from an idea, a dream, to a successful business? That is one of the challenges “E3” is researching. E3, Energizing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, evolved from Entrepreneurial...

 

Boom to Bust to...?

Philosophers say you can't cross the same place in a river twice because the water is always moving. The same can be said about society, and the economy. It doesn't stand still. It moves forward or...

 

Deuel County Clerk Arrested Following NSP Investigation

JUNE 14 (SCOTTSBLUFF) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Chappell woman following an investigation related to purchases at the Deuel County Clerk’s Office. The case was initially referred to NSP by the Nebraska Attorney...

 

'Cash-in-Lieu' Program Approved

Cheyenne County offers health insurance for its employees, but not all need or want the plan. In the June 6 meeting of the Cheyenne County Commissioners, County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh proposed a...

 

E-Trekking the U.S.

The journey started about two months ago, more than a year before that with the planning. It is a monumental goal with several objectives, and more that developed as he made his way down the road....

 

Hometown Internships Inspire Young Nebraskans to Return Home

LINCOLN – University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Paige Kniep didn’t know she wanted to return home until completing her Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) Hometown Internship in 2021 – now she plans to build a life in Deshler. Kniep, who...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    June 1, 2022

Program Focuses On Mental Health Awareness

On Thursday evening, May 26, the Elevate Program hosted guest speaker Rhianna Brand, a suicide attempt survivor, to discuss and educate the community on mental health issues with the goal of...

 

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