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 By Forrest Hershberger    News    July 17, 2019 

Governor Visits Sidney / Celebrates Jump in State's Business Ranking

Almost a month ago, the state of Nebraska was recognized by Area Development Magazine with the Silver Shovel Award. Gold and Silver Shovel Awards are presented to states that rank among the top in...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    July 17, 2019 

County Moving Ahead With Water Project

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday were offered a plan on how to address the water system at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The county has been seeking an answer the the fairgrounds aging...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    July 17, 2019 

Cheyenne County Fair Starts Sunday

The 2019 Cheyenne County Fair gets underway Sunday, July 21, with numerous events throughout the week. The week starts with the NBHA Barrel Racing Sunday in the arena. The 4-H event is free to the...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    July 17, 2019 

'Loaded Dice' Performs for Downtown Sounds Friday

Regionally based Loaded Dice will be on stage Friday, July 19, for the next installment of Downtown Sounds. Loaded Dice was formed in Gering in 2000 as a classic rock cover band. The band includes...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

School Board Approves Policy Changes

The Cheyenne County School District No.1 board of education Monday approved changes to the drug and alcohol policy. The policy reads that “participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege, not a right.” Likewise, students who...

 

History Relived in Sidney: Union Pacific's Big Boy Stops in Sidney

The highway was cluttered with fans, photographers, the curious and train enthusiasts as history repeated itself Monday afternoon. With the fanfare of an old-time steam locomotive belching steam and...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    July 10, 2019

4-H Club Project Honors Final Resting Place

A 4-H club project put a little spit and polish on a little-known private cemetery near Lorenzo last week, sprucing up the final resting place of a long-gone Cheyenne County family. The project,...

 

New Camp Exposes Youth to Panhandle Opportunities

Agriculture in the Nebraska Panhandle offers many career opportunities besides being a farmer or rancher. An entire industry has developed to support farmers in the field as they grow food; to process the food they grow; and research the best ways...

 

Mosquito Spraying Starts Sunday

The City of Sidney Parks Department will conduct initial mosquito spraying on Sunday evening, July 14. Weather permitting, spraying will continue 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each Sunday into September....

 

Anonymous Donor Commits to Sidney's LB840 Fund

In August 2018, the City of Sidney approached voters to amend the LB840 program to accept private donations. On June 25, Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard announced the City was awarded a...

 

Sydow Retires as Oil and Gas Director, Deputy Director Belieu to Step In

The desk and office are cleared. A few pictures still adorn the walls. The think-center of the office is a little quieter while the new director settles in to make the corner office his location. Stan...

 

Chip Seal Operations Underway

The City of Sidney Street Department will be conducting chip seal operations through July 11, weather permitting. The Street Department will be doing the final preparation for chip sealing this week through July 5. Chip sealing is expected to be...

 

County Approves Property Assessments

The Cheyenne County Commissioners, acting as the Board of Equalization, approved the assessment of several properties brought before the board for protest. The commissioners met Monday as the Board of...

 

School Board Meets in Work Session

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 board of education discussed teacher assessment, student goals, substance use among students and student goals Monday. The board discussed how teachers are evaluated, the use of self-evaluation and the...

 
 By Jack Whittier    News    July 3, 2019

Lessons of a Rafting Trip

A couple weeks ago I spent a day in a rubber raft with five young men ages 13-16 on a fun, yet challenging, whitewater rafting activity. Also in our raft was an experienced guide named Hunter, who...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 26, 2019

MMP Purchases Former Cabela's Warehouse

MMP Enterprises Inc. of Toronto, Canada announces it has signed the purchase agreement to acquire the former Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s distribution center at 3200 Rd 101 north of Sidney. Chosen...

 

TDN Tours Panhandle Nebraska

On Tuesday, June 18, bicyclists arrived in Sidney in preparation for the 2019 Tour De Nebraska. This year, the annual tour started and stopped at Sidney High School with host locations and several...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 26, 2019

Car Bowl to Fill Potter Streets with Activity

Potter's streets will be filled to the brim with activities this weekend as the 5th Annual Potter Car Bowl gets underway. For those who can't wait until Friday night's official kickoff, they can see...

 

Sidney to Host 2020 Nebraska Economic Developers Association

The City of Sidney and Cheyenne County Economic Development Partnership are pleased to announce Sidney will be the host community for the 2020 Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) conference. The conference brings together economic develop...

 

Firework Safety

With the approach of the Fourth of July and the fireworks fun that come with it, the Sidney Police Department reminds residents of tips to enjoy fireworks safely. The police department wants to...

 

Dr. John Harms to Serve as WNCC Interim President

SCOTTSBLUFF — The Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors has named former longtime Western Nebraska Community College president Dr. John Harms interim president of WNCC. WCCA Board Chair Lynne Klemke made the announcement during...

 

Grass Fire

A City Electric Department worker manipulates electrical wires so the fire department can move in to extinguish a grass fire Monday. Workers said it appeared the fire was started when winds whipped...

 

Water Main Break

City of Sidney Water Department workers dig to find the spot of a water main break at 10th and Toledo Monday. They were able to make the repair and get traffic back running in a few...

 

MARC Pulling Out of Sidney

A little more than a year ago, a new medical helicopter landed in Sidney, soon followed by an ambulance, staffed by black-uniformed Medical Air Rescue Company personnel. The company recently announced...

 

Commissioners Seek Collaboration With Landowners Road Improvements Need Gravel Sources

County roads need a specific gravel to maintain integrity and withstand traffic, and landowners need a specific level of compensation to supply the gravel. Cheyenne County commissioners Monday met...

 

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