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City Prepares To Trim Alley Trees

On Monday, January 21, weather and schedules permitting, the City of Sidney Parks Department will begin trimming trees and bushes in the alleys. Under City Ordinance 1034.06 Care, Trimming, and Removal of Street or Park Trees, Authority of Utility...

 

FSA Reminds Producers of Approaching Application Deadline

Cheyenne County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brad Fraass reminds producers that the deadline to apply for the Market Facilitation Program is Jan. 15. The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was designed to assist farmers in...

 

Corn Growers Accepting Applications for FLAGship Program

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is now accepting applications for the fourth class of the Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship (FLAGship) Program. The FLAGship Program is a scholarship program for future ag leaders in...

 

Master Gardener Training Program To Begin

Anybody with an interest in lawns, landscape, or gardening, as well as sharing their knowledge, is invited to take part in Nebraska Extension’s Master Gardener Program, which is seeking volunteers and offering Master Gardener training in the...

 

Frerichs Takes Office as Sheriff

Thursday morning, Adam Frerichs became the new Cheyenne County Sheriff after swearing to his oath of office. Frerichs ran an uncontested race for sheriff. Sheriff John Jensen chose not to seek office....

 

Potter Bank Partners with Mortgage Firm

Potter State Bank is partnering with Pivot Lending Group, offering mortgage options in Cheyenne County. The real estate markets in Colorado and Cheyenne County have created an attraction to Nebraska...

 

New Child Passenger Safety Law In Effect

LINCOLN – Car seats and booster seats protect your kiddos in the car. Starting January 1, 2019, Nebraska’s child passenger safety law changed to help keep children safer as they travel. According to the new law: • Children must ride...

 

Markers Brought Back to Life

Near the center of Sidney is Legion Park. Within Legion Park is a memorial that started with the inspiration of a Vietnam veteran. To the south of the veterans memorial is a half-circle of plaques...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 2, 2019

Kurz Rises to Rank of Eagle Scout

A Sidney teen has been recognized for earning the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts. At just 15 years old, Owen Kurz joins a group of high performing Boy Scouts from the area who have...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    January 2, 2019

Sidney Mayor Marks History of Service

As he begins to lead the Sidney City Council through the coming year, newly chosen Mayor Roger Gallaway doesn’t have a set agenda, or anything he particularly wants to see the council accomplish....

 

Sidney Area Hit with High Wind, Little Snow

While North Platte to Lincoln was shut down due to blizzard conditions Thursday, Sidney experienced high wind, light snow and cold. The Wheat Belt Public Power District reported Thursday morning wides...

 

New Residential Program Aims To Prepare 'Transformative' Teachers

LINCOLN – A selective new academy for aspiring teachers will allow up to 40 education students to live and learn together at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, with graduates positioned to become teaching innovators for the 21st century. It is...

 

Year in Review - Part 2

JULY WNCC Hosts New Business Workshop Most everyone in the work world sees things on the job that could be done "better." Sometimes it is only a point of view, and other times it motivates a person to...

 

2018: YEAR IN REVIEW

JANUARY First Sidney Baby Born Blake Ahrens was the first baby born at Sidney Regional Medical Center in 2018, making his appearance on January 12. The 2018 New Year's Baby was born to Savannah and...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 21, 2018

No One Injured In Apartment Fire

Two Sidney families escaped injury early Wednesday morning when a fire broke out in adjoining apartments, gutting one. Sidney Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene at Fort Sidney...

 

First Responders Fire Up Griddle for Fundraiser

Nutritionists say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It can also be the most fun when recreational cooks show off their skills with a griddle and frying pan. Cooks who enjoy creating...

 

The Stage Is Not Enough

She enters a room with a with a quietness that shouts "wait until you hear what I have to say." Her character is deeper than those she portrays on stage or sings about from the choir. Her world is a...

 

SHS Wins Heritage Competition

To appreciate where you are, you need to know where you came from, what affected society. Sidney High School students took part in the Journey Through Our Heritage program this fall at Metropolitan...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    December 21, 2018

Sidney Mom Among NEST Drawing Winners

A young Sidney resident got a leg up on her college education this week, thanks to the submission of a photo taken by her mother. Sidney's Kristin Boltjes entered a picture of her daughter, Everly, wh...

 

County Approves Ending Funding of Stage Line: 'City Contacted by Potential Sponsor'

The Cheyenne County Commissioners and the Tourism Board have talked in recent meetings of their role in funding the Stage Line public transportation system. The Tourism Board is committed through the...

 

County Denies Lease Request

Plans to purchase the Elks concession stand at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds was greeted with a significant obstacle Monday morning. In the Dec. 3 meeting of the county commissioners, James Lenzen m...

 

Lodgepole Woman Dies in Home Fire

The Cheyenne County Attorneys office has reported that at about 12 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 authorities received a report that a trailer home in Lodgepole was on fire. After the fire was extinguished, responders located a body. The deceased is 70...

 

City Holiday Schedule

The City of Sidney will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. All City Departments will be closed both days, including the Landfill and the Library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be...

 

Truck Overturns in Lorenzo

A cattle truck driven by a Potter man overturned about a quarter mile east of Highway 19 on Cheyenne County Road 8 Saturday morning. The driver escaped injury. However, several cattle died in the...

 

CWD Detected For First Time In Valley, Keya Paha Counties

LINCOLN. – The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has been detected for the first time in central and north-central Nebraska counties of Valley and Keya Paha, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Game and Parks... Full story

 

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