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Nebraska Game and Parks Briefs

Schramm Education Center hosting Christmas Bird Count for Kids Jan. 3 LINCOLN – Get the family outdoors, learn about wildlife and contribute to science Jan. 3 at the Christmas Bird Count for Kids, hosted by the Schramm Education Center. Staff will...

 

Wheat Belt PPD Announces Scholarship Program

Wheat Belt Public Power District, Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T and Arbor Wealth team up each year to offer several scholarships. Basin is a consumer owned cooperative responsible for supplying wholesale power to eight Midwestern states, Tri-State...

 

December SPNRD Meeting

South Platte NRD September 2019 Board of Directors Meeting On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland...

 

Crop Production Clinic Jan. 7

Crop Production Clinics at Gering and other locations across Nebraska in January 2020 sponsored by Nebraska Extension will provide valuable information to help crop producers and agribusiness professionals improve their profitability and...

 

Sen. Sasse Earns Nebraska Farm Bureau 'Friend of Agriculture Designation

KEARNEY – U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Sasse who is seeking re-election to U.S. Senate received the designation based on his work on several...

 

Council Reviews Proposed Rate Changes

The Sidney City Council spent much of the Dec. 10 meeting discussing rate changes for water and electricity services. On one side, the City is in an unusual dilemma of a wet year, and what that will...

 

Sen. Sasse Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Sidney

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse announced recently that his staff will be hosting a Mobile Office 10 a.m. To 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the Sidney Public Library, 1112 12th Ave., Sidney. These office hours...

 

Innis Visiting Sidney Today (Wednesday, December 18)

Senatorial Candidate Matt Innis will be in Sidney today (Wednesday, December 18), meeting with constituents at noon at The Cracked Basket. Innis is seeking to unseat Sen. Ben Sasse...

 

Sidney Company Quietly Expands With Global Impact

A smallish white building east of the hospital implies an industrial project with its own clientele. Some of the impression may be linked to its history. The present and future are more about the...

 

Hedge Fund Blamed for Sidney Job Loss

About three years ago, the purchase of Cabela's by Bass Pro began. A few days ago, a Fox News team and Tucker Carlson met with Sidney city officials for a story on the impact of hedge fund trading....

 

School Board Approves Resignations

The Cheyenne School District No. 1 Board of Education approved four resignations and retirements. High School math teacher Carissa Reimers submitted her resignation, effective May 22, 2020. “After...

 

Job Loss Can Be Opportunity for Entrepreneurship - Luncheon Focuses on Moving Forward

Receiving the proverbial 'pink slip" is never fun. It frequently results in floods of fear centered around "what next." A luncheon was held Thursday at Western Nebraska Community College designed to h...

 

County Notes Modest Tourism Increase

The Cheyenne County Tourism Board received positive news in their December meeting: the number of hotel stays is going up. Tourism Director Kevin Howard said he reported in the December 4 meeting...

 

Who's Driving Home? Drive Merry, Bright, and Sober This Holiday Season - Start the Conversation

(Lincoln) — This holiday season, the Nebraska Department of Transportation–Highway Safety Office (NDOT–HSO) is teaming up with state and local law enforcement to remind all drivers of the dangers of drinking and driving. The organizations will...

 

Ringenberg, Soria, Horst & Galster State Wool Contest Division Winners

Saidi Ringenberg of Lexington, in the Junior Division, and Arlene Soria of Kearney, in the Senior Division will be Nebraska's delegates to the National Finals of the Make It With Wool contest. They...

 

'Survivors' of Suicide Gather in Sidney

About 20 years ago, Sen. Harry Reid introduced a resolution to the U.S. Senate leading to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Day. He also had lost his father to suicide. The...

 

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Panhandle: County Commissioners Sign Emergency Declaration

Friday the wind blew, and the snow fell, and the wind blew some more, and again, resulting in downed power lines and closed highways. As of Monday morning, Wheat Belt Public Power District was trying...

 

County Considers Meeting Room Update

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday reviewed a plan to update the commissioners meeting room. Presently, the commissioners meet in a room with a few chairs, a conference table across from a...

 

Council Oks Vehicle Purchase

In a short Nov. 26 meeting, the Sidney City Council approved the purchase of a new pickup truck for the Parks Department. Parks Department Superintendent Tom Von Seggern said the Parks Department...

 

Fair Board Hears Presentation for Sound, Stage

The Cheyenne County Fair Board received a proposal to provide a stage and sound equipment for the county fair. Todd Allen, of Mega Music in Sterling, Co., met with the Fair Board Nov. 25 to offer a...

 

Applications Now Open for Class IV of Nebraska Corn Growers Association's PRIME Program

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) is pleased to announce that applications for the next class of the PRIME Program are now available. The PRIME Program is a continuing education opportunity for younger or newer producers who are...

 

4-H Quilt of Valor Presented to Dalton Veteran

On Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Cheyenne County 4-H Achievement Banquet, Sean Syverson of Dalton was presented a Quilt of Valor. Several years ago, Cheyenne County Extension Office applied for a Quilt of...

 
 By Deb Fischer    News    December 4, 2019

Rural Communities Deserve Local TV Access

When we want to learn what’s on the news, most of us turn on our television. According to a Pew Research poll, television is still America’s favorite platform for news consumption. When...

 

Celebrate 'Small Business Saturday' in Sidney

The whirlwind week of roast beast and fixins', pastries and homemade cookies, overstuffed in front of a television as you anxiously await the opening of pre-Black Friday caps with Small Business...

 

City Services Close for Thanksgiving

The City of Sidney will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. All city departments will be closed including the Landfill and the Library. The...

 

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