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3 charged with drug counts

Three people face charges after authorities searched a Gering residence on Wednesday and allegedly seized 40 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Ronny Murphy, 41, of Sidney, and Tyson Bockhan, 27, of Gering, have been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, both fel


Photos: Blizzard takes aim at eastern Nebraska

Roads, sidewalks very slick after Friday drizzle; winter weather advisory in effect until noon. In midtown Omaha, main roads were wet but drivable. Side roads were icy.


Reflecting on first year in Sidney, MARC points to community support

SIDNEY, Neb. - The Medical Air Rescue Company (MARC) satellite base in Sidney celebrated their one-year anniversary of being in the community on Thursday, February 21. The air medical transport service opened their Sidney location, in partnership with Sidney Regional Medical Center, in February 2018


Nebraska county seeks help in paying $28M judgment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker is looking to help a southeastern county pay a $28 million federal judgment owed to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying.


Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office adjusting Interlocal Agreement with Deuel County

SIDNEY, Neb. - Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs met with the County Commissioners during the Tuesday, February 19, meeting to discuss the Interlocal Agreement with Deuel County on housing of inmates. Frerichs had met with the Board in January to outline the agreement with Deuel County and was a


Council approves $25,000 shortfall to continue City bus service

SIDNEY, Neb. - After receiving news in mid-December that the Cheyenne County Visitors Committee would no longer be providing lodging tax dollars to help fund the Stage Line Bus in town, City of Sidney Public Transportation Director, Dave Doty, began to look for other options. Over the past several y


University of Nebraska Medical Center dean's list

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has announced its fall 2018 dean’s list for students enrolled in nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and the allied health professions of medical resonance imaging, medical laboratory science and radiography.


Nexgen Outfitters gearing up for online launch Thursday

SIDNEY, Neb. - A startup outdoor sporting goods company based in Sidney will officially promote their online Grand Opening on Thursday, February 21. 11 Western Nebraska residents make up the team at Nexgen Outfitters, along with six co-founders, Jeremy ‘J’ Nesbitt, Alex Mousel, Mike Riddle, Trent Sa


Monolith investing millions in Nebraska in reinventing the carbon black industry

Carbon black is everywhere. It reinforces the tires on motorists’ cars and colors the ink in writers’ pens. It’s in dark-hued plastic silverware and eyeliner. Cellphone batteries and rubber soles and printer toner contain carbon black, as do many other rubber products and almost anything that’s blac


Four Raider wrestler medal at State Championships

The Sidney Red Raiders had four wrestlers bring home medals from the NSAA Wrestling Championships last weekend at the CHI Health Center Arena in Omaha. Sidney, who placed second in the always tough B-4 District Tournament on February 8th and 9th, finished in 13th place with 59.5 points. Grand Island


Girls Day Out vendor combines art and fun

POTTER – From her home base on the Plains of western Nebraska in Potter, Lou Ann Frei is helping revolutionize home décor with a new design category called Chalk Couture. The direct sales, multi-level company was founded about two years ago and currently has about 12,000 designers in their nationwid


Peetz, Merino, Prairie and Caliche advance to semi-finals

Day one of the boys 1A District 4 tournament at Northeastern Junior College is in the books with three out of four Logan County teams advancing to the semi-final round to be played on Friday.


Saturday's Local State Wrestling Tournament Results

106 — Quenton Chavez, Gering, won by decision over Grady Arends, Northwest, 10-5. 113 — Paul Garcia, Scottsbluff, won by decision over Jace Russman, Cozad, 5-2. 132 — Wyatt Hotz, Gothenburg, won by decision over Jerryd Hernandez, Scottsbluff, 7-5.


Maintenance the focus of the 2019 Sidney Road Improvement Plan, bigger projects on the horizon

SIDNEY, Neb. - As Winter begins to turn to Spring, the City of Sidney Roads Department is looking forward to a busy season of road work in town. During the City of Sidney City Council meeting Tuesday, February 12, City Manager Ed Sadler discussed the one-year and six-year road improvement plans for


Financially troubled nursing home in Norfolk set to close

SIDNEY, Nebraska (AP) – Officials say a Norfolk nursing home and assisted-living center under state control will be closing. The state placed the 21 nursing homes and assisted-living centers were placed in receivership in March, to be managed by Klaasmeyer & Associates.


Lady Wildcats pick up two league wins

The Fleming Lady Wildcats picked up two lopsided league wins against the Prairie Mustangs (66-33) Thursday, Feb. 7, at NJC, and the Peetz Bulldogs (60-16) in Peetz on Tuesday, Feb. 12.


Volunteers gear up for Tour de Nebraska cyclists

GERING — Volunteers are starting to line up for an original event that will take place this summer. Tour de Nebraska is a five-day biking tour that will run through the valley June 19-23. Riders begin in Sidney, travel to Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, Bridgeport and finish in Sidney. The tour highli


KWC Seventh, Grapplers 15th At Sidney

Wrestling this past weekend was just east down the road in Sidney, with the Tri-State Grapplers and Kimball Wrestling Club competing. KWC placed seventh out of 37 teams with 282 points. The Grapplers placed 15 with 170 points.


American Red Cross respond to multiple fire cases

STATE OF NEBRASKA, Neb. Since the beginning of 2019, the American Red Cross has responded to 22 fire cases all across Central and Western Nebraska. Out of the 22 fires, four of them have been in the Panhandle in Sidney, Gering, Kimball and Gordon.


Sidney wrestlers second at B-4, qualify seven for state

The Sidney Wrestling Team wrestled their way to a second place finish at the B-4 District Wrestling tournament in Ogallala on Saturday. Sidney’s 139.5 points was just short of district champion Lexington’s 144 points.