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Panhandle Public Health District Prepares to Move to Next DHM Phase

LINCOLN – Panhandle Public Health District will be the fourth local health department to move to Phase 4 of the Directed Health Measures (DHMs). Phase 4 is the highest of the four phases with Phase 1 closing all dine-in services, gatherings...

 

Ricketts Orders Flags Flown at Half-staff

LINCOLN – Gov. Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the passing of Lincoln Police Department Investigator Mario Herrera. “Susanne and I were devastated to learn of the passing of Investigator Mario Herrera,” said Gov....

 

Suspect Steals NSP Cruiser, Crashes in Cheyenne County

The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a situation that occurred Sunday afternoon near Sidney, during which a suspect stole a Nebraska State Patrol cruiser, in an attempt to avoid...

 

Council Approves Bond Refinancing Effort

The Sidney City Council approved a proposal that is expected to save the city thousands of dollars on loans. Paul Donna, managing director of public finance for Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., addressed...

 

Managing Our Water

The Sidney City Council approved a SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system for the City's water department. SCADA is a control system architecture that includes computers, networked...

 

A Sign of Things to Come

Work is underway for a new basketball court in Legion Park in memory of Alan Hartzler who was known for his commitment to youth sports and coaching. The plan is for a regulation-size basketball court...

 

'Riggs' Training for Duty

The name is a play on words from a movie script, two partners facing the bad guy with different but complimentary skills. However, this isn't a typical partner relationship, unless you understand the...

 

Commissioners Approve Tourism Board Grants

The Potter area of Cheyenne County will be bustling next weekend as activities will be happening downtown and at a few miles away. Along with the food and entertainment scheduled for Main Street of...

 

Honored for Service

There certain occupations in life that are defined as service, interactive with the community. Others, it takes a little looking outside of the box, or deeper in the heart. For some people, working...

 

Health Alert Reinstated at Oliver Reservoir

Today, Friday, August 21, 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 exceeds the threshold of the toxin, Microcystin...

 

COVID Positive Case Identified at Sidney High School

A Sidney High School student was identified recently as positive with the COVID-19 virus. The announcement was made in a press release issued by the Sidney School District 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18....

 

Council Approves Bump in Airport Funding

The Sidney City Council approved increasing funding for the Sidney Municipal Airport. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Sidney City Council debated a proposal for reinstating funding for the airport. For the...

 

Camping World Expands to Sidney

Monday afternoon any rumors or hopes of the next business interest in Sidney became official as the CEO of Camping World RV & Outdoors announced plans to open a location in Sidney. Marcus Lemonis,...

 

COVID Shows Slight Improvement in Panhandle

The Panhandle Public Health District recently reported an improvement in the region's response to COVID-19. From March 2 to Aug. 4, the Panhandle area has conducted 8,320 tests. Of that number, 444...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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