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Blocked Access

The railroad and Sidney have parallel histories to say the least. Sidney was a stopping point for the westward movement and the gold seekers west and north migration. The Union Pacific was part of...

 

Leyton Superintendent On Administrative Leave

Two Leyton School Board members resigned and Superintendent Chris Geary is on administrative leave following a special meeting. A special meeting was held Friday evening, Jan. 22, when the board...

 

County Discusses Road Closures

The Cheyenne County Commissioners heard two requests for vacation of county roads in their January 19 meeting. Randy Mathewson met with the commissioners regarding closure of County Road 24 between...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The COVID-19 risk dial continues to improve for the Panhandle region. The current risk level is defined at 2.50, about the midpoint of the high risk range, the third highest of the four-point dial....

 

City Facing Big Tax Bill

The Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR) has approved a sales tax refund claim that will impact the City of Sidney by about $275,000. In the Jan. 12 meeting of the Sidney City Council, City Manager...

 

DeBoer Introduces Child Care Bill

Lincoln — Senator Wendy DeBoer introduced LB485 to make affordable child care available to more low-income workers in our state. The Child Care Subsidy program, also called Title XX, provides child care assistance for low income workers by distribu...

 

Airport Board Reviews Project Options

The Sidney Airport Authority Board spent most of its Jan. 14 meeting discussing how many improvements to schedule, and with whose money. The Airport Authority board has been working with Jeff Wolfe of MC Schaff Engineering from Scottsbluff on an...

 

COVID Numbers Declining

COVID conditions in Cheyenne County are improving, according to Sidney Public Schools Superintendent Jay Ehler. The Sidney Public Schools Board of Education met in the Sidney High School Performing...

 
 By Sarah Merza    News    January 20, 2021

Ricketts Talks Budget, Pandemic in State Address

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts discussed Nebraska's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in his State of the State Address Jan. 14. He also outlined his proposed budget including a property tax relief...

 

Preparing for Recovery

A little more than a year ago, the state of Nebraska had challenges of filling employment needs. With the announcement of COVID-19, the need is multiplied. Members of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce...

 

County Extends COVID-related Relief

The Cheyenne County Commissioners in their Jan. 4 meeting approved extending benefits related to COVID-19. County Attorney Paul Schaub said the county was contacted by the Nebraska Intergovernmental...

 

Chamber Seeks Retail Input

Regardless the size of community, the question Chambers and economic development promoters face is how to keep people shopping in the local stores. There are people who plan day trips around a certain...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The COVID Risk Dial continues to slowly move back to a safer zone. The Risk Dial for Sidney was recently just within the Severe category, the highest of the four levels. In the time since then, the...

 

Wind, Then Snow in Holiday Week

The blustery nearing of Christmas and trace of snow reminded us it is still winter even though the moisture has been missing. Winter officially started Tuesday, Dec. 22 with winds reported up to 12...

 

Sidney Loses Famed Chocolatier

There are people who just stand out in the world. They don't lead armies or research medicines. They take the harsh or bitter ingredients of life and make something sweet. Bertha Mueller, known locall...

 

VA Begins Vaccine Distribution

CHEYENNE —The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Healthcare System will begin COVID-19 vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use...

 

ESU13 Has New Address

The hallways have the inviting appearance of newness while work rooms are overwhelmed with supplies to be put in their place, and the scent of industrial adhesives are still lingering in the air....

 

Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two Sidney residents were recently arrested on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant recently. Sidney Police announced Dec. 16 that a search warrant was served at 1229...

 

Stepping Down

While many people are gratified with a career in one occupation but several locations, others have interests that develop into careers, including “volunteer careers.” Steve Mattoon is closing his...

 

Gallaway Returns as Sidney Mayor

The Sidney City Council has a change and a continued leadership. In the Dec. 8 Zoom council meeting, the council approved the verification of votes cast in the Nov. 3 election. The Sidney City...

 

COVID Testing Gets Good Review

The COVID-19 testing station in Sidney is staying busy, according to Sidney Regional Medical Center CEO Jason Petik. “We're seeing roughly 75 people per week,” Petik said. The number equates to...

 

Sidney Man Arrested on Child Enticement Charges

A Sidney man was arrested recently based on documentation presented by a group independent of law enforcement. On Wednesday, December 2, Sidney Police Officers arrested Jamie Daniels, 45, of Sidney,...

 

Council Approves Master Plan

If you want to know where you're going, you need a plan. You need to have an idea of where you are, where you want to be and how to get from where you are to where you want to be. On Nov. 24, the...

 

Giving Back to the Community

The southwest corner of 10th Avenue and Jackson Street is filled with fun and delightful items for shoppers from the creative to the unique, and delectable drinks and snacks in the coffee shop to foll...

 

Facade Program Updated

Business or building owners within the Expanded Historic District of Sidney are eligible for a grant to improve the exterior appearance, the facade. On Nov. 24, the Sidney City Council approved updati...

 

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