Pickup truck and equipment stolen near Dalton, SUV reported stolen in Sidney
CHEYENNE COUNTY --On Wednesday morning, December 6th, the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a resident of the Dalton, NE area who advised of a theft that had occurred in the area of County Road 56 and 109, Dalton, NE. The reporting person stated that sometime between 4:30 pm on December 5, 2023 to 8:00 am on December 6.
Sterling Police Department makes arrests for assault, theft
The following are reports from local law enforcement agencies. All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty. At 11:10 a.m. Dustin Langley, 36, was issued a citation in the 500 block of W. Main St. for failure to appear. At 4:00 p.m. Todd Barker, 53, was issued a citation in...
Highby Outdoors sets sights on bigger location
SIDNEY -- Business continues to grow for Highby Outdoors. The company that started with online sales, then to a storefront before relocating to the corner of Jackson Street and 10th Avenue is considering a bigger facility. The customer base and products sought are the driving force behind their research of...
City of Sidney changes online bill pay system
SIDNEY -- Residents who rely on auto-pay or simply the convenience of online payment of city services, may want to pay special attention to their utility bills. The City of Sidney has stopped using Invoice Cloud, and is using Express Bill Pay. "It started on the beginning of November. We're...
Crime scene cleaners tackle the aftermath with compassion
Content Advisory: This article discusses sensitive topics, including suicide. Reader discretion is advised. No one told Kristine Cecava that one day her job would lead her to cleaning up the scene of a suicide. Yet when the time came, she knew what needed to be done to help support the deceased’s family.
Lodgepole celebrates 'Christmas in the Village'
LODGEPOLE -- Christmas in the Village was held in Lodgepole on Saturday, December 3, at the Panther Activity Center. A wonderful day of festivities, food and fun were enjoyed by many. VISIONS hosted games and a photo booth. The Lodgepole Depot Museum hosted a craft fair and provided cookies and...
High-Speed Chase Arrest Sparks Debate on Police Pursuit Policies
A recent high-speed chase on December 1 near Sidney, Nebraska, ended with the arrest of suspect Alex G. Estrada, stirring local attention and broader discussions on law enforcement tactics. Initiated by the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department in support of the Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group, the pursuit began when Estrada attempted to elude officers. The incident escalated as Estrada's vehicle sped onto a poorly maintained railroad road and into a field, resulting in a crash and his subsequent capture. Facing charges of Driving Under Suspension, Willful Reckless Driving, and Flight to Avoid Arrest, Estrada's case exemplifies the complexities surrounding police chase protocols.
Sidney teen bags trophy bighorn
Kiersten Black of Sidney certainly isn’t the only Nebraska teenager to hunt big game this fall. She has, however, harvested an animal in the state that none of the others can claim — a bighorn sheep. Black, 15, shot the world-class trophy-caliber ram Saturday, Dec. 2, on private...
Today the gas price is close to $2.9 in Peetz as of 2023-12-07. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Chamber Member of the Week: Sam & Louie’s
Sam & Louie’s Italian Restaurant is locally owned and operated by our community member, Jeff Valentine. Jeff graduated from Sterling High School, and he has worked in the food industry since 1988 where his first job was with McDonald’s as a crew person. Sam & Louie’s opened downtown...
Important 2024 election dates
Jan. 2, 2024, Tuesday: Last day to affiliate with a major or minor party in order to run as a party candidate in the primary (either through nomination or petition). Jan. 2, 2024, Tuesday: Last day to register as unaffiliated, in order to be placed in nomination (by petition) as an unaffiliated candidate.
Editorial: Give to those less fortunate this holiday season
As you ponder what you’ll get or give for Christmas, we’d like to ask our readers to take some time and think about those doing without this year. As a community newspaper, we see all too often the struggles others must endure, fires that leave people with nothing, accidents and illnesses that leave families with unimaginable medical expenses, circumstances that lead to homelessness and hunger.
SAGA awards grant to PlainsWest CASA
SIDNEY -- The Sidney and Greater Area Fund recently issued a grant to PlainsWest CASA. PlainsWest CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. SAGA announced today PlainsWest CASA is the receipt of a $5,000 grant from SAGA (Sidney and Greater Area) Fund. This grant will help keep staff positions and ensure uninterrupted staff services for children while also enhancing the organization's financial sustainability and diversification efforts.
Sidney, Imperial natives join Nebraska Community Foundation Board of Directors
During its November 2023 meeting, the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) Board of Directors welcomed three new members whose wealth of experience will further the nonprofit’s ability to serve communities across the state. “We are thrilled to announce Tyler Pribbeno, Sarah Sinnett, and Jim Welniak as the newest additions to...
Chappell community celebrates Christmas season
CHAPPELL -- The Chappell community started the Christmas season right with a community celebration December 3. More than 200 children visited with Santa to let him know their Christmas wishes and ride the fire trucks. A delicious Rotary dinner, wonderful vendors, fun kids games, adorable Creek Valley dancers, a great...
Crook's Annual Fair: A Celebration of Agricultural Heritage and Community Spirit
Once a year, the town of Crook bursts into life, celebrating its rich agricultural heritage with the Crook's Annual Fair. This beloved event is a modern manifestation of an age-old tradition, reflecting the community's deep agricultural roots. It's an occasion that brings together the entire town, featuring a vibrant array of activities, from the exhibition of livestock to the showcasing of local produce. The fair's competitive spirit thrives, with local farmers and 4-H youth competing for honors, while also serving as a cultural nexus that reinforces the community's rural identity and camaraderie.
Weekly Safety Report: Two Vehicle Accidents in Sidney, Nebraska
Two incidents occurred in Sidney, Nebraska this week. The first incident involved a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 385. No injuries were reported, but the southbound lanes of Hwy 385 and one lane of the northbound lanes were closed. The second incident was a single-vehicle accident southwest of Sidney, resulting in one injury. A sedan with four occupants went out of control, went off the road, and crashed through a fence. The injured person was taken to Sidney Regional Medical Center. Both incidents are under investigation.
Sidney celebrates Christmas with Holidays on Hickory
SIDNEY -- The temperatures were cold, but the spirits were warm with the coming Christmas holiday Saturday, December 2. The annual Christmas parade again took place on Jackson Street, beginning on 14th Avenue and proceeding east to the excitement of children and parents alike. This year the night started with...
City of Sidney Awarded $435,000 in CDBG Funds for Downtown Revitalization
SIDNEY -- The City of Sidney announced today that it has been awarded $435,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the Downtown Revitalization category. This substantial allocation of funds marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to breathe new life into Sidney's historic downtown corridor. The CDBG...