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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 29, 2022 

Home At Last

It wasn't a million dollar lottery win, although it might have felt like it. There weren't any well-known celebrities followed by clowns and confetti celebrating the lucky draw of the family's name....

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    June 29, 2022 

Commissioners Discuss County Fair

There are specific events that define a community, including the aroma of fresh popcorn colliding with cheesy nachos and the presence of livestock in the same area. County fairs include a variety of...

 

Blight Study OK'd

In November 2021, the Sidney City Council approved contracting with Five Rule Rural Planning to conduct a blight and substandard study. In his report, City Manager David Scott said the City is now in...

 

City Set to Approve Sales Tax Proposal

The Sidney City Council met in a work session June 6 to discuss renewing the City's ½ cent sales tax. In the work session, City Manager David Scott said the proposal was first brought before the...

 

Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash in Deuel County

JUNE 19, 2022 (SCOTTSBLUFF)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New York man following a crash that claimed the life of a Scottsbluff woman late Saturday evening. At approximately 11:15 p.m. MT, NSP was called to a report...

 

'E3' Meets with Sidney City Council

How does a person move from an idea, a dream, to a successful business? That is one of the challenges “E3” is researching. E3, Energizing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, evolved from Entrepreneurial...

 

Boom to Bust to...?

Philosophers say you can't cross the same place in a river twice because the water is always moving. The same can be said about society, and the economy. It doesn't stand still. It moves forward or...

 

Deuel County Clerk Arrested Following NSP Investigation

JUNE 14 (SCOTTSBLUFF) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Chappell woman following an investigation related to purchases at the Deuel County Clerk’s Office. The case was initially referred to NSP by the Nebraska Attorney...

 

'Cash-in-Lieu' Program Approved

Cheyenne County offers health insurance for its employees, but not all need or want the plan. In the June 6 meeting of the Cheyenne County Commissioners, County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh proposed a...

 

E-Trekking the U.S.

The journey started about two months ago, more than a year before that with the planning. It is a monumental goal with several objectives, and more that developed as he made his way down the road....

 

Hometown Internships Inspire Young Nebraskans to Return Home

LINCOLN – University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Paige Kniep didn’t know she wanted to return home until completing her Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) Hometown Internship in 2021 – now she plans to build a life in Deshler. Kniep, who...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    June 1, 2022

Program Focuses On Mental Health Awareness

On Thursday evening, May 26, the Elevate Program hosted guest speaker Rhianna Brand, a suicide attempt survivor, to discuss and educate the community on mental health issues with the goal of...

 

City Council Approves Housing Grant Guidelines

The Sidney City Council gave their approval for guidelines related to the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant the City applied for. The City applied for a $500,000 grant, with the City...

 

Life On The Edge

Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, 45,979 Americans died from suicide, from an estimated 1.2 million suicide attempts. The elusive questions are what leads...

 

The Voice of Response

The room is deliberately dim. It's easier on the eyes. The duties from the outside appear to be simple, but can change at any give moment, or one phone call to the next. Responding to a moment of...

 

15th Annual Pony Express Rides Through Sidney

The normal casual start of a Thursday morning was briefly interrupted last week when a group of motorcyclists entered Sidney from West Highway 30. The interruption of normal was not an invasion, but...

 

Speaking for the People

On May 9, downtown Sidney's typical traffic of workers busy in the duties, the lunch crowd hurrying to their favorite menu and people out for an afternoon walk were suddenly interrupted by the site...

 

County Appoints New Tourism Director

A few months ago, Kevin Howard announced his retirement as tourism director for Cheyenne County. After extending his exit date by more than a month, Cheyenne County has a candidate to step into his...

 

Mobile Food Pantry Officially Completed

Jim Hansen, Company Outreach Coordinator for Sandhill Global, was at Adams Industries in Sidney on Friday for the unveiling of the new Mobile Pantry for Table of Grace. Sandhills Global partnered...

 

Wiegand Wins

Cheyenne County voters chose the next Clerk of the District Court. With all 10 precincts reporting, 696 voters cast votes in favor of Mindy Wiegand, and 662 votes were cast for Debra Hume. "I am...

 

Council OK's Land Deal

The Sidney City Council recently approved a land purchase by Table of Grace. The property is a 3.2 acre tract on east Elm Street at a cost of $21,440. The agreement calls for $1,000 to be deposited...

 

Approval, with Protest

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners faced a decision that resulted in a vote, then a move to rescind the vote and vote a second time. A regular meeting of the board of county commissioners beca...

 

Sidney Loses Veteran, Businessman, Community Leader

On April 30, Sidney businessman and inventor, former city councilman, and former newspaper owner Robert “Bob” Van Vleet died at the age of 87. Van Vleet was born in Redfield, S.D. After...

 

Five Names, Three Seats

Sidney voters will to choose between five candidates for three seats on the Sidney City Council. The ballot has Paul Strommen, Brad Sherman, Marva P. Ellwanger, Brandon Bondegard and Tony Jones as...

 

Council OKs Housing Grant Application

The city of Sidney is in a dilemma, a conundrum if you will. When Bass Pro purchased Cabela's, real estate became a buyer's market. In many instances there was a house or more on nearly every block...

 

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