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Highpoint Spine and Joint Center closing Sidney clinic
Highpoint Spine and Joint Center closing Sidney clinic

Highpoint Spine and Joint Center announced location changes Saturday.

As Class C1 runner-up, Sidney wins first girls state basketball tournament trophy since 1984

As Class C1 runner-up, Sidney wins first girls state basketball tournament trophy since 1984

The Sidney girls basketball team won their first state tournament trophy in 40 years with a runner-up finish at the 2024 Nebraska School Activities Association Class C1 State Championship at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Saturday.

Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service

Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service

The latest rail layoffs this week, combined with an investment fund’s ongoing campaign for control of Norfolk Southern, are renewing concerns among unions and regulators about the effects all the cuts might have on safety and service.

Outdoor notes: Upland Slam grand prizes awarded

Outdoor notes: Upland Slam grand prizes awarded

Spring has come early and Nebraskans are eager to fish. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is scheduling the release of rainbow trout in waters across the state this spring.

Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot

Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot

Nebraska’s top election official has ruled that voters will get to decide this year whether to repeal a law that gives taxpayer money for private school scholarships.

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball captures doubleheader from Dawson

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball captures doubleheader from Dawson

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team scored 27 runs in two games and took a doubleheader from Dawson Community College Friday afternoon at Cleveland Field.

Victim of high-tech stalking calls on Legislature to pass law blocking such unauthorized tracking

Victim of high-tech stalking calls on Legislature to pass law blocking such unauthorized tracking

Sahra Niazi said she started getting threatening text messages shortly after breaking off a relationship in 2021.

In Nebraska, empty churches are becoming apartments, museums

In Nebraska, empty churches are becoming apartments, museums

After over a century of worship, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Benedict closed its doors in January 2020. Seven months later, the Johnsons bought it.

Sidney holds off GICC in 37-35 thriller to reach C-1 title game

Sidney holds off GICC in 37-35 thriller to reach C-1 title game

The Sidney girls basketball team survived a late rally from Grand Island Central Catholic to win 37-35 in the C-1 semifinals.

Lincoln Christian knocks off Bridgeport to earn spot in C-1 title game

Lincoln Christian knocks off Bridgeport to earn spot in C-1 title game

The Lincoln Christian girls basketball team shut down Bridgeport’s offense in the second half on the way to a 51-32 win in the Class C-1 semifinals.

News Channel Nebraska to televise 36 state basketball games over 6 days

News Channel Nebraska to televise 36 state basketball games over 6 days

The 2024 NSAA State Basketball Tournaments will dominate News Channel Nebraska's programming starting Wednesday, Feb 28 as the locally-owned network will televise 36 first and second round games over six days.

Refresher for spotters, as Nebraska heads into spring and summer severe weather

Refresher for spotters, as Nebraska heads into spring and summer severe weather

First responders and others attend weather seminar west of Beatrice

Battle scores season-high 32, Ohio State beats Nebraska for interim coach Jake Diebler's third win

Battle scores season-high 32, Ohio State beats Nebraska for interim coach Jake Diebler's third win

Jamison Battle scored a season-high 32 points, Roddy Gayle Jr. had 16 points and 10 rebounds and short-handed Ohio State beat Nebraska 78-69.

Council debates dog park location options

Council debates dog park location options

The Sidney City Council debated the offer of two different dog park locations in their recent meeting. City Manager David Scott said there have been groups seeking a dog park in Sidney.

'Winners' making move to north side of Interstate 80

'Winners' making move to north side of Interstate 80

The Sidney City Council approved a liquor license application for Winners to move from the south side of Interstate 80 to a storefront near Bomgaars.

Late 3 lifts Sidney to Class C1 semis

Late 3 lifts Sidney to Class C1 semis

The Red Raiders beat Adams Central 40-38

Kimball County grass fire quickly extinguished

Kimball County grass fire quickly extinguished

A call for service shortly before 1:00 pm on Thursday led the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department to the the corner of road 20 and road 29 in southwest Kimball County. There they found a vehicle on fire in a grassy patch on private property.

Pillen's plan to hike cigarette taxes finding friendly fire

Pillen's plan to hike cigarette taxes finding friendly fire

Gov. Jim Pillen, Nebraska (R): “We can add $2.00. We charge 64-cents. If we charge $2.64 that gets us to number 14 in the country on taxing cigarettes.”

First signs of significant growth have arrived in Kimball

First signs of significant growth have arrived in Kimball

The skyline of the seasonally popular Stahla Mobile Home Park has changed significantly. Twenty five brand new three bedroom mobile homes have arrived in town and all but one of them sit in a single row toward the front of the park. A company that is cont

Bridgeport beats Minden 65-57 to make fourth-straight semifinals

Bridgeport beats Minden 65-57 to make fourth-straight semifinals

The Bridgeport girls basketball team survived a slow start and pulled away to down Minden 65-57 in the Class C-1 quarterfinals on Thursday.

Two Sidney High School juniors recognized with Nebraska Young Artist awards

Two Sidney High School juniors recognized with Nebraska Young Artist awards

Sidney High School juniors Deanna Horst and Dru Weimer were recently selected to receive the Nebraska Young Artist Award. Both students are being recognized for music.

Sandra Bybee selected as Pheasants Forever National Volunteer of the Year Award finalist

Sandra Bybee selected as Pheasants Forever National Volunteer of the Year Award finalist

Sandra Bybee, a member of the High Plains chapter of Pheasants Forever, is the finalist for the Pheasants Forever Volunteer of the Year award. The High Plains #278 annual dinner is Friday, March 1.

Panhandle man sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

Panhandle man sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

A 44-year-old man from Big Springs, Nebraska was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender.

One person injured in rollover near Lodgepole

One person injured in rollover near Lodgepole

First responders were called to a rollover accident west of Lodgepole. The single occupant of the vehicle was transported from the scene by ambulance.

Kimball authorities assist with high speed pursuit

Kimball authorities assist with high speed pursuit

Kimball Police and Kimball County Sheriff's deputies assisted with a high speed pursuit from Scotts Bluff County this afternoon.

City facing maintenance issues at Chamber building

City facing maintenance issues at Chamber building

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce office building is in need of repairs. Sidney's Chief Building Official Marshall Hall says some of the needs done sooner than later.

Progress made in fighting central wildfire, now 82% contained

Progress made in fighting central wildfire, now 82% contained

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Betty’s Way Fire north of North Platte. Containment increased to 82% with approximately 60 people working on managing this large and complex wildfire.

Kimball's newest police officer, K-9 Lucy, makes her way west

Kimball's newest police officer, K-9 Lucy, makes her way west

Lucy, the K-9 approved by Kimball's city council last month, left North Carolina Tuesday.

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Heartland Country Music Artist B.J. Jamison, of Arnold, Neb., will celebrate the release of his new song, "The Note," Wednesday night at The Local in Nashville, Tenn.

ACE awards Sidney $29,000

ACE awards Sidney $29,000

SIDNEY -- ACE, Public Alliance for Community Energy, returned $29,304 to the City of Sidney February 27. The check is part of ACE's revenue return program to the 76 member communities.

Wildfire response continues in central Nebraska: Betty’s Way Fire 72% contained as of Tuesday evening

Wildfire response continues in central Nebraska: Betty’s Way Fire 72% contained as of Tuesday evening

As of Tuesday evening the Betty’s Way Fire in Lincoln, Dawson, and, Custer Counties has claimed 71,022 acres according to a press release from Region 51 Emergency Management Director Brandon Myers.

WNCC women down Lamar for 23rd win

WNCC women down Lamar for 23rd win

The Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team started slow but heated up as they had a team-effort 77-43 win over Lamar Community College in the last regular season home game.

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

State officials say a mower sparked a wildfire that has burned about 110 square miles of prairieland in central Nebraska.

Fair Board planning two nights of musical entertainment

Fair Board planning two nights of musical entertainment

The Cheyenne County Fair Board is looking at some changes to the 2024 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo. The board is planning two nights of musical entertainment, and will have a virtual reality entertainment trailer.

Sidney City Council race grows to four candidates

Sidney City Council race grows to four candidates

The contest for Sidney City Council seats now has four candidates: two incumbents and two non-incumbents.

Banner County FFA hosting fundraising event Friday night in Harrisburg

Banner County FFA hosting fundraising event Friday night in Harrisburg

Banner County FFA Members Andie West and Adam Knaub hopped on board The Big Boy Tuesday morning to tell us about this year's fundraising event. Click "play" below to hear the full conversation.

Chart-topping country sensation Nate Smith to headline UNK concert

Chart-topping country sensation Nate Smith to headline UNK concert

NATE SMITH w/special guest Lauren Watkins
Date: April 10
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Health & Sports Center, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Tickets: Reserved tickets $35, $45, $55 plus fees
On Sale: 10 a.m. March 1 www.unk.edu/natesmith

Kimball Health Services celebrates new hospital opening

Kimball Health Services celebrates new hospital opening

After nearly two years of work, Kimball Health Services' new facility is open to the public. Ribbon cuttings and speeches from local and state officials topped the completion of the facility February 26.

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart is among 24 recipients of the Phi Theta Kappa Paragon Award for New Presidents.

State deploys resources to central Nebraska wildfire

State deploys resources to central Nebraska wildfire

Local officials in Custer and Lincoln counties have declared emergencies and requested state assistance due to a large wildfire affecting the area.

Human trafficking awareness in Nebraska and how to stay safe

Human trafficking awareness in Nebraska and how to stay safe

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery and is happening all over Nebraska. It's a multi-billion-dollar operation that happens illegally.

Large grass fire burning northeast of North Platte, evacuations ordered

Large grass fire burning northeast of North Platte, evacuations ordered

A large grass fire is burning north of North Platte a few miles east of Highway 83 and north of Hall School Road.

34th Annual High Plains Pheasants Forever Banquet Friday in Sidney

34th Annual High Plains Pheasants Forever Banquet Friday in Sidney

The 34th banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds.

Love: Differences between Ricketts and Trump 'getting narrow'

Love: Differences between Ricketts and Trump 'getting narrow'

Joe Jordan, NCN: “Former President Trump said black voters like him because he's been indicted 4 times, they appreciate his mug shot. Do you understand what he's trying to say?” 

Love: “I don't ever understand what he's trying to say."

Sunol Community Center annual meeting and potluck is March 10

Sunol Community Center annual meeting and potluck is March 10

The Sunol Community Center annual meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 10.

The Big Boy BIG St. Paddy's Day Party

The Big Boy BIG St. Paddy's Day Party

Doors at The Rock Sports Bar & Grill in Sidney open at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 16 with a 13-hour live broadcast, a free-will donation breakfast, corned beef and cabbage, drink specials on Jameson, Guinness and green beer, live music and karaoke.

2024 St. Paddy's Day Party will support domestic abuse program

2024 St. Paddy's Day Party will support domestic abuse program

This year's St. Paddy's Day celebration in partnership with The Rock will benefit The Loya Project. The Loya Project supports domestic violence and sexual assault programs and recognizes women who are survivors.

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball sweeps Miles on Sunday after scoring 35 runs

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball sweeps Miles on Sunday after scoring 35 runs

The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team combined for 35 runs, 29 hits, and six home runs in taking a doubleheader from Miles Community College on Sunday at Cleveland Field.

Warm weather brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

Warm weather brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

A warm front is sweeping springlike weather across a large swath of the country in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year.

Juwan Gary scores 22, hits 4 3s to help Nebraska beat Minnesota 73-55

Juwan Gary scores 22, hits 4 3s to help Nebraska beat Minnesota 73-55

Juwan Gary scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and grabbed eight rebounds, Brice Williams added 15 points and Nebraska beat Minnesota 73-55.

Peetz wins second straight 1A District 4 Tournament

Peetz wins second straight 1A District 4 Tournament

Senior Aiden Hill led the way for Peetz with a double-double, 13 points and 11 rebounds, as the Bulldogs win their second straight 1A District 4 tournament over Briggsdale 69-60

Maywood-Hayes Center shuts down Potter-Dix at D2-2 District Final Saturday

Maywood-Hayes Center shuts down Potter-Dix at D2-2 District Final Saturday

Jeremiah Ingison scored a game-high 20 points, including three consecutive dunks, and No. 2 Maywood/Hayes Center defeated Potter-Dix, 60-21, in the Class D2-2 District Final Saturday night in Maywood.

Malcolm ends Sidney's season at C1-4 District Final

Malcolm ends Sidney's season at C1-4 District Final

The Red Raiders saw a return trip to the Nebraska School Activities Association State Basketball Championships slip away in the second half of the C1-4 District Final on Saturday in Gothenburg.

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball splits with Miles in home opener

Cougar notes: WNCC baseball splits with Miles in home opener

Western Nebraska Community College, Miles Community College split doubleheader.

Bridgeport stifles Freeman in district final victory on Saturday

Bridgeport stifles Freeman in district final victory on Saturday

Bridgeport held Freeman to just 29% shooting, forced 12 turnovers and the Bulldogs defeated the Falcons, 42-23, in the Class C2-7 District Finals at Kearney High School on Saturday afternoon. 

State Chamber of Commerce president speaks on EPIC proposal

State Chamber of Commerce president speaks on EPIC proposal

The EPIC proposal proposes reducing or eliminating many taxes in Nebraska in exchange for a consumption tax. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce addressed concerns with the proposal today.

Outdoor notes: Enjoy fun state park events this March

Outdoor notes: Enjoy fun state park events this March

Spend some time this spring in Nebraska’s state parks. During March, a variety of events are planned for those for all ages and interests.

Wilkins Solutions celebrates business with ribbon cutting

Wilkins Solutions celebrates business with ribbon cutting

Wilkins Solutions celebrated its membership with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, and three months in business today with a ribbon cutting and pulled pork dinner.

Sidney authorities arrest three people in connection to ATV thefts

Sidney authorities arrest three people in connection to ATV thefts

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's office is investigating a rash of burglaries involving the igloos north of Sidney, vehicles, ATVs and trailers.

Paxton wins D2-6 District Finals

Paxton wins D2-6 District Finals

Sophomore Ella Fote finished the night with 22 points and led the Paxton to a 77-59 win over Leyton Friday night.  

Loomis-Goltl ties sister's scoring mark to help Bridgeport return to state tournament

Loomis-Goltl ties sister's scoring mark to help Bridgeport return to state tournament

Senior Olivia Loomis-Goltl paces four players in double figures in Bridgeport's C1-4 District Final victory over Gordon-Rushville, 67-49, Friday night in Bridgeport.

Beer truck driver arrested for DUI in Kimball

Beer truck driver arrested for DUI in Kimball

The driver of a beer delivery truck was arrested Friday for driving under the influence. Kimball Police were called to Woody's Liquor at approximately 2:30 pm on Friday for a welfare check on the driver of a beer delivery truck. The driver had left his tr

Sidney returns to the state tournament for ninth time since 2010

Sidney returns to the state tournament for ninth time since 2010

Junior Kayla Westby scored a game-high 14 points and the No. 2 Sidney girls basketball team defeated No. 15 Platteview, 50-41, in the Class C1-2 District Final on Friday night at Kearney Catholic High School in Kearney.

Sidney school district considering closing North Elementary, ending in-town bus services amid state funding cuts

Sidney school district considering closing North Elementary, ending in-town bus services amid state funding cuts

Sidney School District Superintendent Andrew Farber announced it is facing significant loss in funding, laying at least part of the credit to Nebraska's school funding formula.

Red Raiders Advance to District Final

Red Raiders Advance to District Final

The Sidney Red Raiders outscored Chadron in every quarter on the way to winning the C1-12 Sub-District championship game Thursday night at the Cabela’s Athletic Facility.