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Honor and Remember Memorial Day Service held in Sidney
Honor and Remember Memorial Day Service held in Sidney

American Legion Post No. 17, DAV Chapter 40 and the VFW Post No. 610 host an Honor and Remember Memorial Day Service was held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney on Monday.

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Governor Jim Pillen to call special session sometime between mid-July and the start of the new school year

Keith County enters recovery stage

Keith County enters recovery stage

Recovery efforts are underway in Keith County following storms that included a series of tornadoes near Lake McConaughy.

Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala remain open after Thursday tornadoes

Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala remain open after Thursday tornadoes

Despite severe weather, including reports of tornados, that tore through the north side of Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area on Thursday, the park will remain open, with all campsites available, during the Memorial Day weekend.

Severe storms batter Lake McConaughy ahead of holiday weekend

Severe storms batter Lake McConaughy ahead of holiday weekend

Authorities in Keith County were looking for injured people and assessing damage left in the wake of a Thursday evening severe storm that ripped along Highway 92 east of Lemoyne on the north side of Lake McConaughy.

Kimball County defendants facing felony charges continue court proceedings in District Court

Kimball County defendants facing felony charges continue court proceedings in District Court

In Kimball County Court this week, six defendants waived their right to preliminary hearings, so they will now continue their court proceedings in District Court.

Colorado Troopers on high alert Memorial Day Weekend for impaired drivers

Colorado Troopers on high alert Memorial Day Weekend for impaired drivers

Colorado State Patrol investigated 67 fatal accidents in the first part of this year with 36 percent involving impaired driving. Troopers watch for driving behaviors that signal impairment.

Memorial Day activities planned for Monday, May 27

Memorial Day activities planned for Monday, May 27

Cheyenne County communities will be celebrating Memorial Day Monday. Volunteers are encouraged to meet 9:30 a.m. Friday at decorate grave markers of veterans.

Regional West to Host Western Nebraska Stroke Symposium on June 19

Regional West to Host Western Nebraska Stroke Symposium on June 19

Regional West invites area physicians, providers, nurses, and therapists to join us for the 2024 Western Nebraska Stroke Symposium on Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Regional West’s Education Center.

'Off the Rails' mower ride will go from Bridgeport to Sidney for chance to win lawn tractor this summer

'Off the Rails' mower ride will go from Bridgeport to Sidney for chance to win lawn tractor this summer

Register at participating businesses to win a 42-inch John Deere S220 lawn tractor and 10P utility cart from 21st Century Equipment, Logan County Fair and Rodeo, Sutton Home Gallery and The Rusty Bucket Pub & Grub until Friday, Aug. 30.

Two WNCC students receive national scholarships from PTK

Two WNCC students receive national scholarships from PTK

Two Western Nebraska Community College students were recently honored at Phi Theta Kappa's national "Catalyst" convention. Selections are based on academics, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. 

Line-up is set for July Jamz’ 20th season

Line-up is set for July Jamz’ 20th season

STERLING, Colo. -- The Logan. County Arts league has announced the performers for the 2024 July Jamz concert series.

Super cruisers take to the state

Super cruisers take to the state

If your trailer gets what troopers coin as “the wobbles,” it can be hard to recover the vehicle and avoid a devastating crash. One of the biggest errors people make is weight distribution.

Sidney Middle School Honor Roll

Sidney Middle School Honor Roll

The Sidney Middle School administration recently announced the 4th quarter and second semester honor roll students.

County awards funding to PlainsWest CASA

County awards funding to PlainsWest CASA

PlainsWest CASA stays busy recruiting adults who will volunteer as a court-appointed advocate for children in the court system. They are facing a $20,000 loss in Federal funding.

Local student qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

Local student qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

A Kimball Student has qualified to be on the National Junior High rodeo team.

$1.2M expansion set to open, bolster Fort Robinson State Park’s horse-riding profile

$1.2M expansion set to open, bolster Fort Robinson State Park’s horse-riding profile

A gallop for equestrian fans: The $1.2 million expansion of campsites and facilities for visitors traveling with horses is set to open this week at Nebraska’s Fort Robinson State Park.

Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon Helps WNCC Students Succeed

Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon Helps WNCC Students Succeed

Planning has begun for the 13th annual Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon, scheduled for Sept. 28.

Heavy equipment, snow shovels used to clean up hail piled knee-deep in Yuma

Heavy equipment, snow shovels used to clean up hail piled knee-deep in Yuma

Residents in a small city in the northeastern corner of Colorado are cleaning up after hail the size of baseballs and golf balls pounded the community.

Kimball students competed at State Track Meet

Kimball students competed at State Track Meet

Three Kimball High School students competed in the State Track Meet last weekend, finishing off their season.

Living Memorial Gardens vandalism case referred to County Attorney

Living Memorial Gardens vandalism case referred to County Attorney

The peacefulness of Memorial Gardens was recently disrupted by vandalism, the destruction of a table and benches set.

Commissioners approve feedlot expansion

Commissioners approve feedlot expansion

The Cheyenne County Commissioners have approved Sunset Land & Cattle north of Potter expanding to a maximum of 25,000 head of cattle.

Head-on collision claims life of Ogallala teen

Head-on collision claims life of Ogallala teen

An Ogallala teen died and two other people seriously injured in a head-on crash in Deuel County May 18. Communities are hosting support events for families.

'I zigged when I should've zagged': Large hail smashes pickup windshield near Otis, Colorado

'I zigged when I should've zagged': Large hail smashes pickup windshield near Otis, Colorado

Large hail, damaging winds and a possible isolated tornado triggered severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in northeast Colorado on Monday night.

Sidney and Greater Area Fund awards grant to The Learning Korner Preschool

Sidney and Greater Area Fund awards grant to The Learning Korner Preschool

Sidney and Greater Area Fund issued a $3,000 grant to The Learning Korner Preschool in Sidney. The Sidney and Greater Area Fund (SAGA Fund) is a community-affiliated fund through the Nebraska Community Foundation.

Fun and sweet treats meet in Sidney

Fun and sweet treats meet in Sidney

I Heart Cookies brought unique sweets and entertainment to the south side of Sidney this afternoon. The company offers deep dish cookies with a variety of flavors, and entertainment.

Excessive rain could lead to localized flooding in Monday thunderstorms

Excessive rain could lead to localized flooding in Monday thunderstorms

Keith, Perkins, Grant and Lincoln Counties are included in a flood watch that extends through Kearney and Grand Island to Norfolk, Lincoln and Omaha. The watch is in effect through Tuesday morning.

CBI to test AMBER Alert Notification System on May 22

CBI to test AMBER Alert Notification System on May 22

The CBI will perform a test of the AMBER Alert system at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22. The alert test feature is disabled by default on all phones; however, those who have enabled the test alerts on their device will receive this notification.

Minor injuries reported in rollover accident

Minor injuries reported in rollover accident

Minor injuries were reported when three vehicles collided Friday afternoon, May 17 in Scottsbluff.

Nebraskans for the Arts recognizes Bridgeport Public Schools

Nebraskans for the Arts recognizes Bridgeport Public Schools

Each year, the non-profit organization Nebraskans for the Arts (NFTA) honors a Nebraska school or school district. This year’s award was presented to Bridgeport Public Schools.

Sidney High School sends off class of 2024

Sidney High School sends off class of 2024

Sidney High School seniors entered the building as seniors and left as 2024 graduates Saturday, May 18.

Meteorologist: All severe weather modes possible Monday for Sidney region

Meteorologist: All severe weather modes possible Monday for Sidney region

The cities of Sidney, Chappell, Oshkosh, Sterling and Julesburg are in an "enhanced risk" (level three out of five) for severe weather Monday afternoon through midnight, according to the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne.

Cruisin' Night

Cruisin' Night

987 The Big Boy and Cheyenne Country welcomes you to Cruisin' Night on Friday, May 31 in Historic Downtown Sidney!

Sidney school board recognizes students of the month

Sidney school board recognizes students of the month

The Sidney School District Board of Education recognized the April students of the month in the May 13 school board meeting.

Big crowd attends Army Depot history presentation

Big crowd attends Army Depot history presentation

SIDNEY (May 18, 2024) -- University of Nebraska-Kearney graduate history student Tatiana Moore spoke before a crowded house Saturday, sharing her research of the Sioux Army Depot to local residents.

New tool harnesses location data for enhanced business analysis

New tool harnesses location data for enhanced business analysis

Sidney Economic Development Director Brandy Stone and Cheyenne County Tourism Director Kendra Mitchell explained what Placer.ai could do to help business, and what they and the company will not do.

National Veterans Awareness Riders expected in Sidney May 18

National Veterans Awareness Riders expected in Sidney May 18

An estimated 30 motorcyclists riding for National Veterans Awareness Riders will be stopping in Sidney Saturday morning at Loves Truck Stop.

Sidney Police investigating burglary of 'The Rock'

Sidney Police investigating burglary of 'The Rock'

Sidney Police are investigating the burglary of "The Rock" in Sidney. The burglary occurred during the early morning hours of May 11.

UNK History grad student to speak in Sidney on Sioux Ordnance Depot history

UNK History grad student to speak in Sidney on Sioux Ordnance Depot history

University of Nebraska-Kearney graduate history student Tatiana Moore will be speaking at Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney on May 18.

Sidney man facing charges related to infant death

Sidney man facing charges related to infant death

SIDNEY -- Charges have been filed against a Sidney man in connection with the death of a two-year-old child. An arrest affidavit was signed against Brandon Russell of Sidney.

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

The Nebraska State Treasurer's Office is encouraging Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' savings plans to help you pay for post-secondary education.

One injured, one in custody in stabbing incident

One injured, one in custody in stabbing incident

ALLIANCE -- A man was transported with injuries and a suspect is in custody following a reporting stabbing incident.

Northeast Colorado authorities recover stolen car, juveniles arrested

Northeast Colorado authorities recover stolen car, juveniles arrested

Two juveniles were arrested and charges are pending against other individuals following the theft of a mint condition 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle from Logan County, Colo.

Kimball City Council finalizes location for new park equipment

Kimball City Council finalizes location for new park equipment

The City Council unanimously voted to upgrade the City Park with the recently purchased playground equipment.

Sidney senior class leads final concert of school year

Sidney senior class leads final concert of school year

Sidney High School and Middle School held their last concert of the school year on Tuesday May 14, 2024.

Regional West Celebrates Hospital Week in May

Regional West Celebrates Hospital Week in May

Regional West is proud to celebrate its health system physicians, providers, and employees during Hospital Week May 12 through 18, 2024.

Kimball City Council approves Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Kimball City Council approves Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

The Kimball City Council approved the rehabilitation plans of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the May 15 meeting.

2nd Annual Trish Hall Memorial Bronc Riding

2nd Annual Trish Hall Memorial Bronc Riding

POTTER -- The Good Times Rodeo Arena in Potter will be hosting the second annual Trish Hall Memorial Day Ranch Bronc riding, May 25, 2024. The event starts at 6 p.m. with gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 12 and younger.

Council tables AI program agreement for additional information

Council tables AI program agreement for additional information

The Sidney City Council Tuesday agreed to table a proposal to contract for location analytics, seeking assurance personal information is not collected.

Authorities respond to two-vehicle accident

Authorities respond to two-vehicle accident

Authorities responded to an injury accident near just east of Sidney at Cheyenne County Road 117 and U.S. Highway 30 today.

Miller, Radcliffe, Strommen lead in Cheyenne County

Miller, Radcliffe, Strommen lead in Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County voters advance District 1 Commissioner Randy Miller; Radcliffe, Kuhns, Fort and Buckner advance to general election.

Primary Election Results for Kimball, Banner counties

Primary Election Results for Kimball, Banner counties

The Primary Election voting closed at 7 p.m. tonight, and the results are in.

Schwartz leads Oshkosh Council race

Schwartz leads Oshkosh Council race

Garden County's unofficial results include the city of Oshkosh with Jeannie Schwartz collected 234 votes.

Early numbers favor Radcliffe as Sidney City Council lead

Early numbers favor Radcliffe as Sidney City Council lead

Nebraska Primary Election results are being posted with the Sidney City Council getting much of the attention.

Results: 2024 Nebraska Primary Election

Results: 2024 Nebraska Primary Election

News Channel Nebraska will have full results, analysis from experts and input from reporters across the state from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. mountain.

Work on U.S. Highway 30 to begin May 20

Work on U.S. Highway 30 to begin May 20

GERING -- Weather permitting, work will begin May 20 on U.S. 30 from Chappell to U.S. 138 West in Keith County from reference post 87.36 to reference post 108.

Firefighters respond to grass fire

Firefighters respond to grass fire

Sidney firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire at Cheyenne County Roads 32 and 101

Research shows link between Nebraska public school ACT scores and higher education

Research shows link between Nebraska public school ACT scores and higher education

Research shows a student's ACT score influences if he or she will seek post-secondary education, and where.

Kimball County Judge sentences defendants facing misdemeanor charges

Kimball County Judge sentences defendants facing misdemeanor charges

Kimball County Judge Randin Roland addressed four Driving Under Suspension cases, along with two additional misdemeanor cases May 8.

Chamber director meets with Sidney School Board

Chamber director meets with Sidney School Board

Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Toshia Jones talked with the Sidney School board about a QR card that links to available services in the county.

Kimball Jr. High students compete in Nebraska Champions Meet

Kimball Jr. High students compete in Nebraska Champions Meet

Two Kimball Jr. High students competed at the Jr. High Nebraska Champions Meet May 11.

Kimball Community Health Fair this weekend

Kimball Community Health Fair this weekend

Kimball's new hospital will be the site of this weekend's Kimball Community Health Fair.

School board recognizes April students of the month

School board recognizes April students of the month

The Sidney School District Board of Education recognized the April students of the month in the Monday, May 13 board meeting.

Sidney senior class bikes to 'checkout day'

Sidney senior class bikes to 'checkout day'

Sidney High School 2024 seniors biked to "check-out day" today, starting their last week as high school students.

Hometown Liquor supports Creek Valley athletics

Hometown Liquor supports Creek Valley athletics

The monthly "round-up" program at Hometown Liquor benefited Creek Valley Public Schools Athletic Booster Club in April.