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TOPS Helps Teens Help Each Other, Community

Sometimes a young person just needs a little encouragement, a little help redirecting focus. That process has a special value when the encouragement comes from peers. The Teen Outreach Program is...

 

Old Settlers Days Set For Aug. 31- Sept. 3

Celebrate the history of the Lodgepole community this weekend with Old Settlers Day. "Return, Renew & Relive!" is the theme of the 94th Old Settlers Celebration. The celebration is scheduled for...

 

Potter Days Set For Aug. 31- Sept. 2

“Sixties Rewind” is the theme of the 87th Annual Potter Days. The event begins with crowing of Miss Potter at the Community Legion Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Friday events start at noon...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 29, 2018

Building Purchase Yields Unexpected Business Reward

When Molly and Matt Highby opened Highby Forest Products in May, they didn't go in with a lot of expectations. "We didn't know the first thing about the business,"says the Molly, the company's...

 

New Pastor to Capitalize on Experiences

Pastor Brien Wahlen recently arrived in Sidney with his wife. His story is like many. It is not a straight line from boyhood to full-time ministry. In fact, as he tells it, ministry is kind of a...

 

Sidney Schools Initial Enrollment Numbers Show Little Change

As the Cabela's and Bass Pro relationship became apparent, community services, including school districts, kept a wary eye on their enrollments. The concern was would the purchase lead to...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 24, 2018

Area Enrollment Numbers Not As Bad As Predicted

Going into the final weeks of the school year last May, most of the area’s small schools were bracing for an impact on enrollment that, thankfully, never happened. Nearly all schools, which had by l...

 

Sidney Schools Focus on Improvement

Research shows Sidney students at or exceeding state and national standards, according to the 2016-2017 Sidney Public Schools Report Card, the latest report on the website The report card shows...

 

Husker Harvest Days Will Feature New Upgrades

GRAND ISLAND - Husker Harvest Days will celebrate its 41st annual event with $7.5 million of upgrades that are nearly completed for the 2018 show that will be held Sept. 11-13 on its permanent site near Grand Island. “All the major construction is...

 

Husker Football Fridays Begin Aug. 31

LINCOLN – The 10th season of the Nebraska Alumni Association's Football Fridays kicks off Aug. 31 at the Wick Alumni Center's Holling Garden, 1520 R St. The events, which are free and open to the...

 

Ribbon Cutting: DASOVMA Consulting Celebrates Five years

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce was on-hand Tuesday to help DASOVMA Consulting celebrate five years in Sidney. Martin Dasovich of DASOVMA Consulting cuts the ribbon during the celebration....

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 22, 2018

New Chief Chosen by Sidney Firemen

Sidney's Volunteer Fire Department is under new leadership, following the installation of new officers earlier this month. Four members of the Department's command staff have moved up in the ranks,...

 

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Cheyenne County

A few months ago, Panhandle Health Group announced the end of mental health services to the Cheyenne County area. The end of services was primarily due to loss of state funding, according to Nichole...

 

County Addresses Prairie Dog Impact

It is said no man is an island. That is especially evident when managing weeds or rodents on the plains. One of the topics addressed in Monday's Cheyenne County Commissioners meeting was the managemen...

 

Voters Approve LB840 Changes

Sidney voters made their decision Tuesday, allowing the City of Sidney to modify the LB840 program to include private and public funding sources. Presently, the City's economic development plan...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 17, 2018

Sidney Prepares For Leaner Budget

Sidney's City Council took a good hard look at its 2018-19 budget during a workshop Wednesday, and found there will be a lot of cuts that could sting a little over the next couple of years. In making...

 

Commissioners Hammer Out Budget Plan

The Cheyenne County Commissioners met Wednesday for a budget workshop to work out the details in the 2018-2019 budget. Part of the issue, according to Commissioner Randal Miller, is the drop in...

 

Council Approves Highby Funding Agreement

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved an agreement with Highby Outdoors for funding to assist with purchase and renovation of a building in Sidney. The building is 232 Greenwood Road. The City...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    August 17, 2018

ACCIDENT REPORT

A vehicle is towed away from the scene of an accident Wednesday afternoon at the corner of 12th and Illinois when one vehicle was reported to have struck the rear of another. The Sidney Police...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    August 17, 2018

Julesburg Racing Results

Julesberg Drag Strip hosted racing events on the weekends of July 28 and August 5, with some events in both instances not be completed due to weather concerns. There will be a make-up event for the...

 

Enrollment Numbers Better Than Expected

The Sidney schools are reporting better preliminary enrollment numbers than expected, according to the board of education meeting Monday. The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education m...

 

SPNRD Offers Trees for Fairgrounds

The Cheyenne County Fair Board has the opportunity to spruce up the fairgrounds, maybe literally. Imagine if the fairgrounds were accented with strategically placed trees, trees that compliment the...

 

Meeting Addresses LB840 Concerns, Questions

Ballots are due Tuesday on a proposal to amend the LB840 economic development plan. The question before voters is “Shall the City of Sidney establish an economic development program by...

 

Tonight's the Night

Sidney's Night of Hope Walk for Cancer is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight. Events start with the Survivor's Walk at 6 p.m. at Sidney Legion Park Pond. Coming back as a part of the event is...

 

Fair board announces 2019 entertainment

The Cheyenne County Fair Board announced at its monthly meeting Monday Walker Hayes is scheduled as the night show entertainment for the 2019 Fair. Hayes is a native of Mobile, Ala., and is described...

 

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