Sidney, NE Government

EDITORIAL: 2 local ballot questions deserve support

Logan County voters will see two local initiatives on their Nov. 2 ballot and we believe both deserve a yes vote. Peetz electors will have a chance in November to approve a bond for renovating, rebuilding and improving the district’s existing preschool through 12th grade school facility to meet current health and safety standards.
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Judicial nominating committee to consider applicants for district judge

The Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will be considering applicants to fill the vacancy on the bench created by the retirement of the Honorable Michael K. Singer. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 1, 2022. The nominating committee will meet Nov. 16 via videoconference to interview and select nominees for...
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Family court offers e-filing in northeast Colorado counties

The 13th Judicial District, which includes Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties is part of an expansion of e-filing capabilities announced this week by the Colorado Judicial Department. The pilot program allows electronic filing of documents by people representing themselves in family court cases has. The...
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Sterling Journal-Advocate

Peetz School Board candidates introduce themselves at forum

With election ballots now in the mail candidates for the two open seats on the Peetz School Board had a chance to introduce themselves and share their priorities at a forum Friday evening. During the event, which was moderated by social science teachers Brian Kurz and some of his history...
Sidney Sun Telegraph

Local Events Drawing Tourism

Sidney's three-night concert series Downtown Sounds received high praise Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Visitors Committee meeting. McCailie Carnahan-Kuhns, President and CEO of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, said the concert series went really well. The first concert of the season, July 9, featured Luke Mills. Kuhns estimates Mills'...
Sidney Sun Telegraph

Straight Talk from Steve

Fall is the time for writing new bills. Therefore, this week I would like to tell you about what kinds of legislation I have been working on for next year. There are many issues facing our State right now and no State Senator can tackle all of them. Some will have to be taken up by other State Senators. Nevertheless, I want to introduce the kinds of bills that are of utmost concern to the folks living in Western Nebraska.
Sidney Sun Telegraph

COVID Numbers Increasing

The Panhandle Public Health District reported 227 cases of COVID-19 between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. The number equates to 263 cases per 100,000 people. The Centers for Disease Control reports 2,180,150 vaccines administered at a rate of 112,704 per 100,000. The PPHD reported Most of the new cases are...

Commissioners handle light business session agenda

The Logan County Commissioners dispatched a short agenda of routine items during their business meeting Tuesday. A special use permit for Ranch to Bowl, LLC, was approved for property at 23127 Sterling Ave. in Padroni. Ranch to Bowl will manufacture all-natural dog treats at that location. The commissioners previously had approved a special use permit for property at Peetz, but the owners of the company were unable to reach satisfactory terms with that property owner. Because of the change in location, Ranch to Bowl had to go through the permitting process a second time.

Coming soon: Kimball events

1. BIG for LIFE Exercise Class and Support Group (Sidney); 2. Listen to Your Art Teentober Edition: Autumn Leaf Lanterns; 3. October Concealed Carry Class; 4. Tea Party; 5. Star Wars Reads: Get Spacecraft-y;
Sidney Sun Telegraph

Park Project Gains Ground

The Sidney City Council okayed a path in the Sept. 28 council meeting for the Sidney Park Project to apply for more grants. The council was presented with a resolution requesting approval of a letter of development as required by the Nebraska Game and Parks to apply for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Application for this year. Madi Wilkinson, president of the Sidney Park Project board, explained to the council the resolution is part of the grant process for Nebraska Game and Parks.
Sand Hills Express

“Running of the Wieners” Caps Off Oktoberfest

SIDNEY - The 47th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration wrapped up on Sunday with the “Running of the Wieners” in front of a near capacity crowd at the Pavilion at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. Champions were crowned in four divisions. “Little Sizzler” or under 1 year of age. “Frankfurters”, one to five years old. “Senior Sausages” five to ten years of age, and “Antique Viener” over ten years old.
Sidney Sun Telegraph

13th Avenue City Hall Entrance Closed

ATTENTION: The City of Sidney office door on 13th Street is closed due to the road construction. Access to the City office and the drive-thru window is open off of King Street. Please pay attention to the detour signs. Thank you for being patient and careful during this time.