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Council Renews Chamber Contract

The Sidney City Council agreed July 28 to continue its contract with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce.  The contract is for the Chamber to execute "services and deliverables" for the City each...

 

Sidney Residents Protest Living Conditions

“Enough is enough” was the chant Thursday morning when residents of Western Heritage Apartments in Sidney took to the street to present their case. Residents are complaining of his prices for...

 

Emergency Communications Center Logs More than 21,000 Calls

The Cheyenne County Emergency Communications Center (CCECC) logged 21,325 calls from all the agencies it dispatches in fiscal year 2019-2020. CCECC Manager Heidi Gillespie presented her annual report...

 
 News    August 5, 2020 

DEA Warns of Scammers Impersonating DEA Employees

OMAHA – The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees attempting to defraud and extort victims. The schemers call the victi...

 
 News    August 5, 2020 

Health Alert Cancelled for Oliver Reservoir

On Friday, July 31, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) was notified by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) that the water sample for Oliver Reservoir meets or...

 

Aug. 17 is the date

Caution, communication and environmental awareness appear to be the keywords for Sidney Public Schools bringing students back to the classroom. District Superintendent Jay Ehler released a statement...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Farmers and ranchers in Cheyenne County who want to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) are encouraged to do so by the August 28, 2020 deadline according to Farm Service Agency Cheyenne County Executive Director, Brad Fraass....

 

County Signs Juvenile Detention Agreement

When an adult breaks the law, depending on the infraction, he earns a period of time away from society. If a juvenile is found guilty of a crime requiring incarceration, the process quickly gets complicated. There is specific housing, separation...

 

Livestock Auction Draws Support Online and In Person

The tradition of 4-H members walking their sheep, goats or cattle before potential buyers continued this year, although with some noticeable changes. This year's 4-H Livestock Sale, the key point of...

 

Board of Directors Cancels 2020 Night of Hope

The Night of Hope Board of Directors met Tuesday night, July 28, to discuss this year's event and whether or not it should be cancelled. It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that this year's walk has been CANCELLED! It was a difficult...

 

City Awarded Insurance Return

It isn't often an insurance carrier approaches a client with the words “Here's a check.” More often it is facing the challenge of minimizing claims and related increases. But that was not the...

 

VALTS Agreement Renewed

The Sidney School District approved an agreement with Education Service Unit (ESU) 13 for the Valley Alternative Learning Transitioning School (VALTS). VALTS is a program designed “to provide...

 

News Briefs

• Unified Command Confirms more COVID-19 Cases The Unified Command announced there are four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle area. The four include a woman in her 50s in Deuel County (Community Spread), a man in his 60s in Morrill...

 

Lending a Hand to the Plow

There were tears, smiles, laughter and quiet memories as local farmers gathered for one last chance to return a favor to one known to give to anyone who had a need. Life seldom ends on a schedule....

 

Unified Command Confirms four more COVID-19 Cases

The Unified Command announced July 14 that there are four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle area. The four include a woman in her 50s in Deuel County (Community Spread), a man in his 60s in Morrill County (Community Spread), a woman...

 

In Need Of Control

To the passing motorist, that creature running alongside the car, then darting into the field is a harmless creature of semi-arid desert. They appear to have almost chipmunk-like qualities that from...

 

Council Confirms David Scott as new City Manager

Months in the works, the Sidney City Council is closing in on a decision for its new city manager, announcing three finalists for the position in the June 9 meeting. The council announced David Scott...

 

COVID update

As of July 1, the Panhandle Public Health District has recorded three deaths in the Panhandle region of Nebraska related to the COVID-19 virus. Nine more cases were announced July 1, bringing the...

 
 By Madeleine Grant    News    July 8, 2020

Report Suggests Nebraska Economy Starting to Rebound

The Nebraska economy is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 crisis thanks to steady home sales and a downturn in unemployment claims, according to a new report. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business released a report on June 24...

 

County Continues Debate on Prairie Dog Control

Some people might see them as cute prairie creatures. Others, however, see prairie dogs as disturbing the soil, causing holes that can result in injured livestock, and potentially spread plague. In a...

 

Sidney Celebrates Independence Day

Oh, say, can you see? By the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming; Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we...

 

City Council Supports Funding Agreement

The Elks Lodge restoration project is one step further along in returning the building to its former luster. The Sidney City Council signed a memorandum of understanding with Nebraska Department of Ec...

 

Sidney Celebrates Fourth of July

The Sidney Fireworks Display will be held on Friday, July 3 at dusk. The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will be lighting the fireworks at the soccer fields. Fireworks can be set off until 10 p.m....

 

Programs Still Available for Struggling Businesses

In late March, soon after responses to the coronavirus included restricting social interaction and business availability, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...

 

Fathers and their Children

In 2003, life changed suddenly for John Bahr.  His active lifestyle stopped suddenly when he had a motorcycle accident in a motocross event near Sunol in May. He hit a jump wrong, landing on his...

 

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