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Tightening Security

The Sidney Airport Authority Board is looking to tighten security at the airport. The focus follows a recent incident when a person was found on the premises without permission. Jon Leever, a partner...

 

City Council Approves Street Plan

The Sidney City Council met Feb. 9 with councilman Joe Arterburn meeting via Zoom. The agenda included a public hearing on the City's One and Six-year Street Improvement Plan. Street Superintendent...

 

Historic Preservation Board Reviews Three Projects

Sidney's Historic Preservation Board met on Feb. 9 at the Sidney City Hall. The agenda included three projects: renovation of the apartment complex at 631 Illinois St, a Facade Enhancement Grant for...

 

Local COVID Numbers Regress Slightly

The COVID-19 Risk Dial, a summary of conditions in the Panhandle Public Health District, was updated Monday, Feb. 8, to reflect a slight increase in the coronavirus impact. In the February 1 report,...

 

State Achieves All-Time High in Daily Vaccines

LINCOLN – On Friday, Feb. 5, Gov. Pete Ricketts gave an update on coronavirus vaccination across the state. He noted that Nebraska administered over 14,000 vaccinations yesterday—the highest...

 

Bill Would Offer Tax Relief for Nebraskans

LINCOLN — For decades, tax policy has been a controversial topic in the Nebraska Legislature. This year, two bills propose solutions to bring tax relief to the state. On Feb. 3, Sen. Tom Briese of Albion and Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard presented...

 

Traffic Light Denied

The Sidney City Council and City Manager David Scott discussed findings on a recent traffic study regarding the Fort Sidney Road and Pole Creek Crossing intersection recently. The City contracted with...

 

Leyton Board Approves Interim Superintendent

The Leyton Board of Education met before a packed house Friday. The agenda focused on filling the district superintendent’s seat, and making plans to fill to board positions. Leyton School District...

 

More Than Recruiting

Growing a community's economy involves recruiting businesses from outside of the area, “selling” them on what the local downtown has to offer. It also involves supporting the entrepreneur whose...

 

Blocked Access

The railroad and Sidney have parallel histories to say the least. Sidney was a stopping point for the westward movement and the gold seekers west and north migration. The Union Pacific was part of...

 

Leyton Superintendent On Administrative Leave

Two Leyton School Board members resigned and Superintendent Chris Geary is on administrative leave following a special meeting. A special meeting was held Friday evening, Jan. 22, when the board...

 

County Discusses Road Closures

The Cheyenne County Commissioners heard two requests for vacation of county roads in their January 19 meeting. Randy Mathewson met with the commissioners regarding closure of County Road 24 between...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The COVID-19 risk dial continues to improve for the Panhandle region. The current risk level is defined at 2.50, about the midpoint of the high risk range, the third highest of the four-point dial....

 

City Facing Big Tax Bill

The Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR) has approved a sales tax refund claim that will impact the City of Sidney by about $275,000. In the Jan. 12 meeting of the Sidney City Council, City Manager...

 

DeBoer Introduces Child Care Bill

Lincoln — Senator Wendy DeBoer introduced LB485 to make affordable child care available to more low-income workers in our state. The Child Care Subsidy program, also called Title XX, provides child care assistance for low income workers by distribu...

 

Airport Board Reviews Project Options

The Sidney Airport Authority Board spent most of its Jan. 14 meeting discussing how many improvements to schedule, and with whose money. The Airport Authority board has been working with Jeff Wolfe of MC Schaff Engineering from Scottsbluff on an...

 

COVID Numbers Declining

COVID conditions in Cheyenne County are improving, according to Sidney Public Schools Superintendent Jay Ehler. The Sidney Public Schools Board of Education met in the Sidney High School Performing...

 
 By Sarah Merza    News    January 20, 2021

Ricketts Talks Budget, Pandemic in State Address

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts discussed Nebraska's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in his State of the State Address Jan. 14. He also outlined his proposed budget including a property tax relief...

 

Preparing for Recovery

A little more than a year ago, the state of Nebraska had challenges of filling employment needs. With the announcement of COVID-19, the need is multiplied. Members of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce...

 

County Extends COVID-related Relief

The Cheyenne County Commissioners in their Jan. 4 meeting approved extending benefits related to COVID-19. County Attorney Paul Schaub said the county was contacted by the Nebraska Intergovernmental...

 

Chamber Seeks Retail Input

Regardless the size of community, the question Chambers and economic development promoters face is how to keep people shopping in the local stores. There are people who plan day trips around a certain...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The COVID Risk Dial continues to slowly move back to a safer zone. The Risk Dial for Sidney was recently just within the Severe category, the highest of the four levels. In the time since then, the...

 

Wind, Then Snow in Holiday Week

The blustery nearing of Christmas and trace of snow reminded us it is still winter even though the moisture has been missing. Winter officially started Tuesday, Dec. 22 with winds reported up to 12...

 

Sidney Loses Famed Chocolatier

There are people who just stand out in the world. They don't lead armies or research medicines. They take the harsh or bitter ingredients of life and make something sweet. Bertha Mueller, known locall...

 

VA Begins Vaccine Distribution

CHEYENNE —The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Healthcare System will begin COVID-19 vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use...

 

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