Sioux County, NE

Upper Niobrara White NRD to host annual amateur photo contest

The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) is hosting the third annual amateur photo contest, in search of natural resources related photos from residents within the District encompassing Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux counties. The intent behind the photo contest is to get the residents of the District...

WNCC to Host Public Listening Tour in Sioux County

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - Western Nebraska Community College Interim President John Marrin is leading a series of public listening sessions this spring. WNCC will visit all 13 counties in its service area, which consists of the Nebraska Panhandle. The listening session in Sioux County is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from...

Prescribed burns planned in Dawes, Sioux Counties

Managers of public lands in the Pine Ridge are planning to conduct prescribed burning as conditions allow in coming weeks. Both the the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and U.S. Forest Service have developed burn plans for properties in Dawes and Sioux counties. Land managers use prescribed burning to reduce...
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Minatare boys, Sioux County girls earn wins

MINATARE – It was a 5-on-5 match-up for the Minatare and Sioux County boys basketball teams Friday night in Minatare with neither team having substitutes. After a tight first half where Minatare led 18-13, the Indians opened the third quarter on a 17-0 run to earn the 47-30 win over the Warriors.

Veteran’s Day salute: William T. “Bill” Skavdahl

In Sioux County, Nebraska’s Niobrara River valley there’s an uncommon man. William T. “Bill” Skavdahl is a third-generation cattle rancher. He’s the son of a World War II veteran, and a distinguished and decorated Veteran in his own right. 

From 1966 to 1969, Bill served as a Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the United States Army, including a year as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, where he logged 1,070 hours of combat flying time as flight section commander and fire team leader.

WATCH NOW: Potter-Dix football advances with win

Potter-Dix continued its undefeated season by downing Sioux County in the first-round of the Class D-6 playoffs on Friday, 54-0. Sioux County finishes its season with a 4-5 overall record while Potter-Dix improves to 9-0. The game was all Coyotes as the Warriors struggled to hold them defensively in the...

'Betrayal': Veterans, politicians share thoughts on Afghanistan

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan after U.S. troops were withdrawn from the country has some area veterans of the war in Afghanistan watching in disbelief. Spike Jordan, of rural Sioux County, said it has been difficult to process the events that are unfolding in Afghanistan. “For the last 96 hours,...

Richard "Dick" Marsteller (1934 - 2021)

On Thursday, July 15, 2021, Richard (Dick) Gayle Marsteller passed away at the age of 87 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Dick was born on May 8, 1934 in Harrison, Nebraska to John Wesley and Helen Irene (Unitt) Marsteller. In 2nd Grade, during World War II, Dick began moving between Colorado and Utah where his father worked Construction as an Electrician. Dick was 7 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed. The family settled back in Harrison where John built and ran the Texaco station and artifact museum on HWY 20. In 7th grade, Dick was proud of the fact that he was given the 8th grade test, passed and moved right into 9 th grade. He was passionate about sports which reflected with his high school football career as a Running Back for Sioux County High School scoring 52 touchdowns. He played high school basketball and town leagues for both basketball and baseball. In 1980 and early 1990's he enjoyed pitching for the town team Softball league. He was also a member of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department. Growing up, Dick and his brother, Johnny, could always be found either mastering their falconry or hunting and fishing. After graduation, he worked for Sioux County as a road maintainer. After the passing of his Brother Johnny in 1968, Richard took over Johnny's business with Standard Oil-Amoco as a bulk-fuel distributor. Around 1993, Richard sold the business to Eberspecher Oil Company at which time he went back to work for Sioux County road maintenance.

Tornado Warning issued for Sioux County

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a. Northern Sioux County in the Panhandle of Nebraska... Southeastern Niobrara County in east central Wyoming... * At 830 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 15 miles northwest of Harrison, or 21 miles east of Lusk, moving southeast at 40 mph.

Tornado warning issued for Sioux County

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a. Central Sioux County in the Panhandle of Nebraska... * At 447 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. was located near Agate Bed National Monument, or 25 miles northeast. of Torrington, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and...

‘Old Country’ trade inspires vision for Harrison business

The smell of leather permeates an A-frame building on Highway 20 in Harrison that has traditionally been filled with the scents of burgers, pie and coffee. With every nook and cranny stuffed full of leather goods and antiques, the one-time Village Barn Café has a new purpose in 2021. In...

'It will always be home': A look at life in Harrison

At the intersection of Nebraska Highway 29 and US Highway 20 lies the small town of Harrison, population 297, and home to one of the largest school districts by square mile, but one of the smallest by enrollment. The Sioux County School District covers about 2,000 square miles, but only...