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Recall Petition Approved

Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh confirmed Friday, Sept. 15, recall petitions were submitted and approved for Leyton School District Board President Suzy Ernest and board secretary Roland...

 

Airport Board Moving Ahead with Hangar Plans

The Sidney Airport Authority Board continues toward construction of new hangars at the airport. The board has been working toward adding new hangars at the facility with the goal of drawing more air...

 

New Dress Shop Open in Sidney

When Charlotte & Emerson opened, the vision was to offer a place where female shoppers felt comfortable and had a wide variety of accessories and fashion for a friendly price. The concept has...

 
 By David Beman    News    October 20, 2021 

Nebraska trucking industry searches for solutions amid national labor shortage

LINCOLN — One of the nation’s first collective pandemic memories is the clamor to buy and store as much toilet paper as possible. Shelves around the country were cleaned out as the supply chain struggled to keep up. The situation last March...

 

COVID Numbers Increasing

The Panhandle Public Health District reported 227 cases of COVID-19 between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. The number equates to 263 cases per 100,000 people. The Centers for Disease Control reports 2,180,150...

 

Local Events Drawing Tourism

Sidney's three-night concert series Downtown Sounds received high praise Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Visitors Committee meeting. McCailie Carnahan-Kuhns, President and CEO of the Cheyenne County...

 

Law Enforcement Awarded AEDs

The Sidney Police Department and Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department have additional assets in their toolboxes. Both departs were awarded Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units The Office of...

 

Park Project Gains Ground

The Sidney City Council okayed a path in the Sept. 28 council meeting for the Sidney Park Project to apply for more grants. The council was presented with a resolution requesting approval of a letter...

 

Multiplying Investments

The Sidney City Council reviewed a proposal to possibly increase funds earmarked for trails improvements. The City has about $700,000 in taxes collected by Cabala's for the purpose of trail projects...

 

Mary Cabela Honored

One of the highlights of the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction is the presentation of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award. And although the 2021 recipient was honored in the same...

 

Oktoberfest Starts Friday

Days are counting until the Oktoberfest returns to Sidney. The 2021 Oktoberfest is scheduled for Oct. 1-3, returning to the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds after a year absence. This year Sidney's...

 

County Commissioners Approve Gravel Permit

The Cheyenne County Commissioners on Sept. 20 approved a permit for Pit Acres, LLC. Prior to approval of the Conditional Use Permit, the commissioners held a public hearing for public input in favor...

 

Mill Levy Increase Approved

The Sidney City Council held a public hearing Sept. 14 on the proposed 2021-22 budget. The hearing included review of a resolution setting property tax different than the previous fiscal year, increasing restricted funds by 1 percent, appropriation o...

 

Sidney School Board Approves Budget

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 District Budget in its Sept. 13 meeting. The 5-0 vote was held in the regular session following the 5:15 p.m....

 

Leyton Board Trims Budget

The Leyton Board of Education approved its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget with a reduction to the building fund. During the public comments portion of the meeting, several residents spoke against the...

 

Little Change for Mill Levy

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved a mill levy of .406647 in their Sept. 7 meeting. The mill levy will generate an estimated $5,686,095. Commissioner Randy Miller said the mill levy has...

 

Nebraska Strong Connects Needs with Resources

Since the announcement of the coronavirus and the resulting pandemic, life has changed, to say the least. Some businesses have had to depend on emergency assistance to stay open, also changing their...

 

Enterprise Fund Offers More Than Financing

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce hosted representatives from the Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF). The meet and greet was held at The Pedalers Corner patio with Sam &...

 

'A Night of Music With Kechi'

Kechi Okwuchi was a normal teenager in Nigeria. She was born in 1989 and in 2005 her life changed. Her life changed when she became one of two survivors of an horrific plane crash that killed 107...

 

Welcoming Marketers

Sometimes the best way to promote what you have is to offer to host an event. That occurred Aug. 25-27 when Sidney hosted the Nebraska Economic Development Association (NEDA)'s annual meeting. NEDA...

 

Council Approves 'Blight' Designation

The City of Sidney is focused on revamping and updating downtown, specifically areas that have lacked attention. To complete the goal, the City needs funding. One funding source is the Community Devel...

 

Council Gets Formal View of Budget Proposal

Sidney City Manager David Scott presented the 2021-2022 budget before the council on Aug. 24. The proposal shows expenses totaling $33,584,440. Capital Projects is at almost $3 million, the City's...

 

Housing Study Reviewed

Developing a community has at least two factors: employment opportunities, and available homes. Employers have their signs out seeking additional staff. The challenge now is where will they live. RDG...

 

County Stands Against USDA Proposal

The Cheyenne County Commissioners were given a new challenge in managing wildlife in the area. On Monday, Aug. 16, the commissioners were told each county will have to finance the full cost of the...

 

City Council Meets for Budget Workshop

The Sidney City Council and department managers met Aug. 17 to discuss the 2021-2022 budget. The meeting included a presentation by City Manager David Scott on the two recent years. “The last few...

 

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