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Council Thanks Retiring Board Member

The meeting was short, but the celebration was much longer. The Sidney City Council expedited business Tuesday in record time, setting up for a well-deserved thank-you to councilman Wendal Gaston who...

 

Sidney Staged to Celebrate Christmas Saturday

Saturday in Sidney will be busy with Christmas excitement as the Parade of Lights takes center stage. While the prediction is for snow, the Holidays in Hickory Square Christmas Kick-off and Parade of...

 

Leyton FFA Holds Member Auction

Leyton High School’s FFA Chapter is preparing for one of its biggest nights of the year, the fund raising FFA Member Auction. On Monday, Dec. 3, FFA members will host and provide a meal to community members and supporters beginning at 6 p.m....

 

Extension Brings Telepresence Robotics to Sidney

LINCOLN – Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H will use virtual reality and telepresence robotics to bring an Hour of Code event, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, to participants at the Sidney Public Library in...

 

Panhandle Research Group Takes Message to Washington D.C.

We’re going to Washington. Why? I’ll explain. Back in late September, 29 agricultural attachés representing 23 foreign countries visited us at the University of Nebraska (UNL) Panhandle Research and Extension Center (PHREC). This group was part...

 

Tourism Committee Seeks Board Members

The shingle is out. The vacancy sign is lit. The Cheyenne County Tourism Committee is looking for people interested in promoting the county. The committee is seeking two members and two alternates,...

 

Spanish Club Plans Trip to Central America

To understand, not just learn, a language, a student needs to experience the people and culture. True education needs immersion of the senses and communication. That is the goal of the Sidney High School Spanish Club and their plans to travel to...

 

Potter Part of Nebraska Passport Success

LINCOLN – They toured. They stopped at places they likely didn't know existed until signing up for the program. The tour brought them to coffee shops, off-the-highway diners and shops. In the end, these retail tourists learned more about Nebraska,...

 

Preliminary Deer Harvest Lower than Expected

LINCOLN – Nebraska’s muzzleloader deer season opens Dec. 1 and those shooting black-powder firearms are gearing up. “Temperatures are dropping and the deer are going to be moving in search of high-energy foods,” Nebraska Hunter Education...

 

Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens Dec. 1

LINCOLN – Preliminary deer harvest in Nebraska is 5 percent behind last year’s pace. From Sept. 1 through Nov. 26, there were 47,532 deer checked, compared to 49,923 in 2017. Mule deer buck harvest decreased slightly, with 8,575 taken, compared...

 

County Approves Potter Funds

The Village of Potter will be receiving $10,000 in assistance toward improvement of the Potter Community Hall. The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved a request by the Cheyenne County Tourism...

 

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Celebrates Century

St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Potter celebrated its 100th anniversary on Oct. 21 with a morning worship service by the Rev. James Mueller of Yankton, S.D., as Lector and the Rev. Dr. Ron Garwood,...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    November 23, 2018

New Extension Assistant Enthusiastic About 4-H

She may be small in stature, but the enthusiasm Cheyenne County's new extension assistant holds for 4-H and its programs is 10 feet tall. Growing up in Omaha, 4-H wasn't a part of Lisa Schumacher's...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    November 23, 2018

SHS Education Foundation Fund Raiser Approaches

Sidney Public Schools Education Foundation is presenting a night of food and entertainment featuring - and for the benefit of - Sidney students. The night of merriment will begin at 5:30 p.m....

 

Councilman Gives Heartfelt Goodbye

A person who is compassionate about his community finds ways to serve, to be involved. Last week, Sidney City Councilman Wendall Gaston gave an emotional goodbye, admitting he has one council meeting...

 

Gortemaker Achieves Director Gold Credential

Wheatbelt Public Power District President, Bernie Fehringer, presented the NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Director Gold Credential certificate to director John Gortemaker of...

 

Family Opens Luxury Dog Boarding Facility

Sometimes an enterprise, an opportunity, presents itself in unexpected ways, including assets on purchased real estate. Mike and Leasa Dornbier purchased the kind of estate that inspires western...

 
 By Leslie Reed    News    November 23, 2018

Husker-Led Team Discovers 'Extraordinary' Roman Mosaic In Turkey

LINCOLN – A rare, second-century figural floor mosaic has been unearthed in the ancient Roman city of Antiochia ad Cragum on the southern coast of Turkey. The newly discovered mosaic features...

 

Manufacturers Meet to Address Needs: Employees

Manufacturing companies are in business to produce a product that can be sold to the public. Making that product requires skilled and available employees. The dilemma is when the companies cannot...

 

City Holiday Schedule

The City of Sidney will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. All city departments will be closed including the Landfill and the Library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be...

 

Erdman to Host Town Hall Meeting

Nebraska Senator Steve Erdman, who serves the state's 47th Legislative District, which includes Sidney and the southern Panhandle, will be holding a town hall meeting next week. Erdman, from Bayard,...

 

Cheyenne County Farm Service Agency Encourages Farmers, Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Election

Cheyenne County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brad Fraass reminds producers that the 2018 FSA Cheyenne County Committee election began on Nov. 5, when ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to the...

 

Weed Superintendent Attends Continuing Education Classes

Cris Burks, Banner and Cheyenne County Weed Superintendent recently attended Nebraska Weed Control Fall Training, held in Kearney at the beginning of the month. Wednesday’s topics included: Annual Grass Control – Scott Ohnoutka, Bayer...

 

Panhandle Ara Development District Seeking Applicants For Brownfield Assessment Funds

The Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help communities in the 11 counties of the panhandle to redevelop potential brownfield sites. Brownfields are properties with a real or...

 

Winter Weather Calls for Added Driver Preparation

Snow and cold weather make driving conditions more difficult for motorists, especially during storms when icy conditions prevail. AAA – The Auto Club Group advises motorists to prepare themselves and their vehicles for dangerous road conditions....

 

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