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  • Fair Board Closer to Solidifing Entertainment for 2024 Fair

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    SIDNEY--The Cheyenne County Fair Board met on Monday, February 26, and discussed ongoing plans for the 2024 Cheyenne County Fair and also confirmed some of the entertainment options that will be present at the event. After going through the previous meeting's notes and clarifying a few budgeting issues, the Fair Board discussed their progress with Rockitt Pro Entertainment, a provider of Fair-style amusements and attractions. After discussing the numerous options the company could provide, it...

  • Big Cheese: Savor & Grace Future Looking "Grate"

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    What was brainstormed over a cheeseboard and a bottle of wine with a friend has aged into fine and flavorful fruition. Jill Sauder, owner of Savor & Grace in Sidney, has brought a combination of nostalgic "lunchable" charm, and healthy - but fun - clean eating to life. Originally situated on the edge of town, Sauder has now transitioned towards her new downtown location at 824 10th Avenue. The move was inspired by the need to expand; with new ideas facing the forefront and a growing...

  • City Council Hears Auditor's Report, Moves Forward With Projects

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    SIDNEY--On Tuesday, February 13, the City of Sidney Council met for its regular meeting, and items on the agenda included consideration of projects funded by the half-cent Infrastructure Sales Tax, an Audit Presentation of Fiscal Year 2022-23, and the selling of a vacated right-of-way behind the "Big Red" building, which was sold earlier to WTA. The meeting started with the reading of the Open Meetings Act and approval of the minutes from the January 23, 2024 meeting. It was noted that there wer...

  • Commissioners and Equalization Board Meet

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners and Equalization Board met Tuesday morning with a light agenda. The meeting began with approving the minutes of the previous and the review and payment of claims. Following, Commissioner Sanders discussed the receiving of a $500 grant with purpose to be used towards CPR/AED training for local medical personnel. The grant does not cover the full cost, and with more discussion needed to make a decision in how to proceed, the topic was tabled until the...

  • Guhl Sentenced to Minimum of Five Years For Igloo Break-Ins Judge Says Long Criminal History, Seriousness of Crimes Necessitates Imprisonment

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    SIDNEY-- Sentencing was handed down in the case of thefts at the igloos in northern Cheyenne County last Spring. John Guhl, 39, of Sidney was sentenced after being convicted of charges of Theft by Receiving or Obtaining Stolen Property, a Class IIA Felony, and three counts of Burglary, Class IIA Felonies. Guhl was sentenced to the Nebraska Department of Corrections on Count 1 for not less than five years and not more than 10 years, on Count 2 for a term of not less than five years and not more...

  • Fair Board Solidifiying Event Schedule

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    SIDNEY--The Cheyenne County Fair Board met for their regular meeting on February 12 at the Cheyenne County Fair Grounds, and plans for the upcoming 2024 Fair were discussed, and certain details were finalized with information ready to be released to the public. The Demolition Derby event was solidified, with some questions still remaining about the purse amounts for the events. There are still some details to be worked out concerning the number of drivers and events, so final details will be...

  • String of Criminal Incidents Concern Cheyenne County Residents

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY- A series of crimes in Sidney has caused concern among many residents, and the violent nature of some of the incidents has locals wondering about the future of our quiet and relatively safe community. The first incident that caused much concern was the late-night attack of an 84-year-old woman residing at the Western Heritage Apartments in Sidney. According to Sidney Police, the suspect in the crime, Nathan Robinson, 23 years old, of Sidney, banged...

  • Cheyenne County Audit, SRMC Updates Discussed at Commissioner's Meeting

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY-- On Monday, February 5, the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting, and several topics, including the Cheyenne County Audit, updates on the progress of Sidney Regional Medical Center initiatives, and the status of federal and state grant applications by Adams Industries supporting infrastructure work in the county. First up, Emergency Management Coordinator Ron Leal addressed the commissioners about approving the closeout of the...

  • Thin Ice Dangers and Water Storage Maintenance Contract Discussed at Council Meeting

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    SIDNEY-The City of Sidney City Council met on Tuesday, January 23, with a full agenda. Councilman Brock Buckner was not present for this session. After approving the minutes of the previous meeting, the council was first addressed by Tom Von Seggern, Parks Department Superintendent, during the public comments designated time of the meeting. Von Seggern said that the council needs to be aware that he and his staff have observed far too much activity on the ice of the pond at Legion Park, especial...

  • New Finance Director Carwin Sees City of Sidney in Good Fiscal Shape

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    SIDNEY- After former City of Sidney Finance Director Lane Kizzire resigned from his position late last year to take a job in Scottsbluff, new Finance Director Kegan Carwin wasn't looking for a job, but was encouraged to apply for the position anyway. It was a good move to do so, as shortly after applying, his current job was "consolidated", which is a less painful word for "eliminated". It's always a good thing to be on the lookout for new opportunities, and as Carwin discovered, taking a...

  • North Side Street Resurfacing and other uses of Sales Tax Infrastructure Funds discussed by City Council

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    SIDNEY--On Tuesday, January 9, the City of Sidney Council met to discuss a variety of topics, with the use of funds from the 1/2 cent sales tax increase for infrastructure projects in the forefront. Before that discussion, Mayor Brad Sherman read a proclamation designating January as Radon Action Month, and urged residents to take advantage of Panhandle Public Health's free radon test kits to ensure everyone's homes are free from the dangers of radon. Radon is not visible and does not have any...

  • Annual Chamber Banquet Honors the Best in Area Businesses and People

    Jan 25, 2024

    On Tuesday, January 20, members of the Cheyenne County Chamber gathered for their annual banquet in celebration of their best and brightest. Treated to dueling pianos for entertainment, the social time was enjoyed by everyone, as was the dinner. The highlight of the evening was as always, the handing out of awards. : New Business of the Year – Hometown Liquor The New Business of the Year goes to a business that has made a huge impact in their short span. They have proven to be a catalyst for...

  • Commissioners Discuss Broadband Development, Adams Industries' Project Grants

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 18, 2024

    SIDNEY--The Cheyenne County Commissioners met Tuesday morning, January 16, a meeting that was rescheduled from Monday due to the Martin Luther King holiday. There was a full agenda at the meeting that included Planning, Fair Board and Visitor Committee appointments, rural Broadband Internet access plans, a discussion on battling weed infestation and use of American Rescue Plan funds. The commissioners approved the reappointment of Planning Commission members Bill Sydow, Pat Dorwart and Walter...

  • Newest Business in Sidney Will Be Offering Cheyenne County Personalized In-Home Care

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 18, 2024

    Sidney – Beutler's Caring Connections (B.C.C.), the newest business to open shop in Sidney, is proud announce its presence, aiming to provide the Sidney community and its surrounding areas with a wide variety of options when selecting in-home, non-medical care for themselves or their loved ones. Owner Misty Beutler is a familiar friendly face around town. A Colorado native, she came to Sidney 20 years ago to visit for a weekend and she loved the town so much that she stayed. She met her...

  • Area Youths Accused in Vandalism Spree Appear in Juvenile Court

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    SIDNEY-- On Friday afternoon, January 5, two boys, ages 14 and 12, appeared before Hon. Judge Randin Roland, via conference call, on allegations stemming from a recent spate of vandalism and burglary in Sidney. On Thursday, January 4, another boy, age 13, appeared before Hon. Judge Aaron Conn of Chadron via video conference. The court appointed attorneys for the boys, since many of the charges they face would be felonies if they were adults. The names of the boys cannot be released as they are...

  • Sidney's Strommen and Alliance's Bollinger File to Run for District 47 Legislative Seat

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    On Friday, January 5, 2023, Sidney City Councilman and Deputy Mayor Paul Strommen filed paperwork with the Nebraska Secretary of State to be a candidate for Nebraska Legislative District 47. District 47 includes Arthur, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Keith, Morrill, and Sioux counties. The seat is currently held by Senator Steve Erdman of Bayard, who cannot seek re-election due to term limits. Strommen is a graduate of the University of Colorado, and has lived in the region since...

  • Odds Favor Western Nebraska Racetrack and Casino Development

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    LINCOLN- A new report prepared by the Innovation Group out of New Orleans has determined that Nebraska needs no additional horse tracks beyond those that already licensed. The report was prepared as a requirement by the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission to study Nebraska horse racing and casino markets and to study the socioeconomic impact of horse racing and casino gambling throughout the state. In 2020, voters approved a ballot initiative linking casino development to racing licenses,...

  • Commissioners Award Motor-grader bid, Approve Fair Board Elections

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    SIDNEY - The Cheyenne County Commissioners met for the first time in 2024 on January 2, and items included on the agenda were a surcharge increase for the E911 system, Commissioners Committee appointments and the opening of sealed bids for a motor-grader for the Highway Department. After re-electing Darrell Johnson and Philip Sanders as President and Vice-Persistent of the Board of Commissioners, and approving the current agenda and the December 18 minutes, the first item on the agenda was...

  • Five Youths Facing Serious Repercussions after Vandalism, Theft and Property Damage Complaints Made

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    SIDNEY – On December 29, 2023, Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub and Cheyenne County Chief Deputy Attorney Amber Horn said complaints were filed against a group of youths in connection to a series of vandalism and property damage incidents that occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The complaint was filed against the youths, all males, who range in age from 11 to 14 years old. A private business was broken into and vandalized, Legion Park was vandalized and damaged, a vehicle...

  • New Rides Arrive for the 5-0

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    You may have seen the two new Ford Pickups purchased by the Sidney Police Department last year driving around town, as they have finally arrived after nearly a year of delays. Supply chain disruptions and other issues had delayed the delivery of the two new vehicles, but they are now here in Sidney and on patrol. Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens stopped by the Sun-Telegraph office on Tuesday, and we were able to get a few photos of one of the new pickups. Aikens said, "These are really nice,...

  • Sidney Mother arrested for DUI with Children in Car

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    SIDNEY — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Sidney woman after a pursuit early Monday morning. At approximately 2:10 a.m. on January 1, 2024, an on-duty trooper was on 6th Avenue when they were almost rear-ended by a GMC Terrain. The trooper then made contact with the driver of the GMC and could detect the strong odor of alcohol. The trooper also saw what appeared to be a child in the backseat of the vehicle. The trooper attempted to conduct a standard DUI investigation,...

  • Fair Board Locks In With Cervi Rodeo

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    SIDNEY- Cheyenne County Fair Board Chairman Troy Kurz has announced that the Fair Board has signed a three-year contract with Cervi Championship Rodeo out of Greeley, Colorado, to provide the Rodeo Show at the Cheyenne County Fair through 2026. Cervi is a family-run business started by Mike Cervi in 1967. He started his rodeo career at age 14, traveling the U.S. and Europe with Gene Autry, and is expert on all aspects of the business. The Cervi Rodeo focuses on entertainment, and Mike Cervi has...

  • Area Native Gets Christmas Song Surprise

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    Former Sidney resident and Cheyenne County teacher Kip Dubbs had a big surprise involving a song he wrote decades ago that he recently found out was recorded and released on a Christmas album. Even more surprising, the album was recorded 1983. And for one last surprise, the album was recorded in Australia. The story of how a Sterling, Colorado native had a song included on an album recorded in Australia 40 years ago is a curious one. After studying at the University of Colorado from 1953 until...

  • Council Meeting Details SRMC Projects, New Equipment and Transportation Upgrades

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    SIDNEY--On Tuesday, December 12, the Sidney City council met with a good number of items on their agenda. After approving the minutes from the previous council meeting, Sidney Regional Medical Center CEO Jason Petik addressed the council and gave an update on the many projects currently being worked on, and updated future plans for improvements at the medical center. Petik started with the Long Term Care project, noting that construction has been moving along nicely and the new buildings are...

  • Zoning Change, Business and Tourism Grants on Commissioners' Agenda

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    SIDNEY- The Cheyenne County Commissioners met on Monday, December 18 with a full agenda. First up, Cheyenne County Tourism Director Kendra Mitchell addressed the commissioners concerning the decision to choose Allo Communications for Internet Services at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. Mitchell said that Allo would be laying the cable at the Fairgrounds this week, but might have to come back to bury the cable underground at a later time due to the ground being frozen. Next, there was a...

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