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 By Shelly Sutherland    News    May 27, 2020

South Platte NRD May Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE) and through a Zoom meeting. Rod...

 

Innis Sweeps Cheyenne County

With all nine precincts reporting, voters favored challenger Matt Innis defeated incumbent US Senator Ben Sasse 1,299 votes to 737. Statewide, voters chose to keep Sasse in office 75 percent (213,806...

 

Renkoski Vegetation Awarded LB840 Funding

About seven years ago, Jessica and Cody Renkoski began offering a service in Sidney and the surrounding area. The service is simple in explanation, not so much in delivery. They help keep a company's...

 

Services Return In-House Option

The lights are returning to favorite locations in Sidney. Those favorite hangouts offering the coffees, delectable delights, and conversations with wait staff that have been put on hold for weeks are...

 

Ricketts Expresses Confidence in COVID-19 Response

On May 4, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts. gave restaurants and cafes the go-ahead to offer limited dine-in seating, relaxing the previous Directed Health Measure (DHM) that had closed restaurants except...

 

Two-Vehicle Collision

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Linden Street at 12:40 p.m. May 7. The collision occurred when a 1997 Acura sedan traveling east on Linden Street failed to stop for a...

 

VA Claims Clinic Coming to Sidney

Few if any who offer their services to military service. Their experiences are unique to their duties. The uniform has an implied risk, a risk that sometimes results in injuries that follow service...

 

County Reopens Courthouse, With Limits

In late March, the Cheyenne County Commissioners unanimously decided to close the courthouse offices to public access. Services were limited to use of the dropbox on the north side of the building,...

 

Elks Lodge Awarded Historic Grant

The Sidney Elks Lodge has been awarded a $415,000 Community Development Block Grant for renovation of the Elks Lodge building. The project would focus on restoration, rehabilitation and preservation o...

 

Primary Election May 12

Cheyenne County voters will be facing a busy ballot for the Primary Election. Locally, county voters will be deciding on seats for the county commission, Sidney City Council, Sidney Airport...

 

City Approves Purchase of New Golf Course Mower

The Sidney City Council approved the purchase of a new mower for Hillside Golf Course during the council's April 28 meeting. Golf Operations Director Patrick Kilbride presented the council with three...

 

Council Debates Community Center Contract

Months in the making, the Sidney City Council debated how to proceed on a short-term contract with the Cheyenne County Community Center. The CCCC is under contract to administer the city's recreation...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Leyton School Board Candidate - Dave Wiedeman

What made you decide to run for Leyton School Board this year? I have decided to run for the Leyton School Board because of my love and devotion to this school and community. I want to serve the...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Leyton School Board Candidate - Elizabeth Twarling

What made you decide to run for Leyton School Board this year? I decided to run for the board as I would like to see our school continue to be successful and be there for all staff, students and commu...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Leyton School Board Candidate - Rol Rushman

What made you decide to run for Leyton School Board this year? I've always believed that a person should give a little time to their community and civic responsibilities. So I am running with that in...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Leyton School Board Candidate - Susan Ernst

What made you decide to run for Leyton School Board this year? I was approached by numerous people in the community. What do you think the Leyton School District does well? Students in the district...

 

PPHD Records More COVID-19 Cases, 40 Positive, 21 Recovered

The number of people in western Nebraska confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus is increasing. However, more than half of that number have recovered and are out of isolation. As of April 22, 40...

 

Nine Businesses Apply for Local Funding Assistance

With the onset of the COVID-19 virus and the social distancing limits set, local businesses felt the pinch hard and fast. Businesses that depended on constant foot traffic found themselves questioning...

 

Commissioners Reject Truck Bids

The Cheyenne County Commissioners rejected bids submitted for purchase of a truck-trailer for the county's highway department Monday, April 20, 2020. Both bids were submitted by RDO Truck Center in...

 

Early Voting Application Deadline May 1

Anyone wishing to file an application for Early Voting must submit their application to the Cheyenne County Clerk by 6 p.m. May 1. Applications are available at https://sos.nebrask...

 

2020 Cheyenne County Republican Party: Press Release

The Cheyenne County Republican Party held their bi-annual meeting for the election of delegates to the Nebraska State Republican Convention to be held June 5 and 6 in Kearney. Due to the Covid-19 orders, the Party met by Teleconference with Chairman...

 

Gillham Wins Colorado Department of Agriculture Photo Contest

To know Brandee Gillham for any length of time is to assume there is a notebook or keyboard somewhere, and a camera, somewhere nearby. With her tools are an observant eye of nature and people that is...

 

Council Approves Help for Businesses

The Sidney City Council recently approved changes to the LB840 fund, allowing the awarding of loans specifically to assist businesses stressed by the COVID-19 shutdowns. The streets of Sidney are quie...

 

SRMC Confirms First COVID19 Case to Test Positive

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Extended Care confirms the first case to test positive for COVID19 in Sidney. The resident was screened upon the recognition of the only symptom, that of a sore t...

 

School Board Commends Staff for COVID Reaction

The halls are dark and empty with the exception of the few staff assigned to work the building, but education is still taking place, for students and staff. On April 13, the Cheyenne County School...

 

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