SIDNEY - The Sidney Police Department will honor their chief Friday afternoon with an open house.

Police Chief Joe Aikens is marking his 40th year with the department with a reception at the Cheyenne County Community Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The public is invited to join his family and friends for the celebration.

The WNCC Voc-Air Flying Club is hosting it's annual fly-in breakfast on Saturday morning.

Area pilots are scheduled to fly their airplanes into the Sidney airport, south of town, for a pancake and sausage breakfast. Everyone is invited to attend.

Young Eagles rides, where kids - ages 7-17 - can ride in an airplane at no charge, will also be part of the festivities. There will also be a "flour sack bombing competition," where pilots will compete to hit a target with a sack of flour from an altitude of 100 feet. 

Money raised from the event will be used to help students pay for primary flight instruction.

The "Shine a Light on Domestic Violence" walk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in Legion Park.

The DOVES program will light the night sky purple when attendees walk in solidarity to remember those whose lives were taken by domestic violence and celebrate the strength and resiliency of survivors.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelter House. Walkers are encouraged to wear purple and DOVES will provide purple glow sticks. Admission is free. 

The DOVES Program provide crisis and support services to anyone who has experienced or been affected by sexual, domestic and dating violence. For more information log on to  or call 866-95-DOVES.

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