SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops intends to close its Cabela's distribution center in Sidney, cutting more jobs from the western Nebraska city.
4 more financially troubled nursing homes likely to close
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Officials say four more of the 21 nursing homes and assisted-living centers under state control are expected to close.
The state placed the 21 in receivership last March , to be managed by Klaasmeyer & Associates. The state took the action after the homes' owner, Cottonwood Healthcare, also known as Skyline, notified the state about its financial crisis.
Grand jury finds no crime involved in death of jail inmate
OSHKOSH, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has determined that no crime was committed by anyone in the death of a jail inmate in western Nebraska.
The jury met to investigate the Sept. 18 death of 37-year-old Candy Flood, of Sidney, at the Garden County Jail in Oshkosh. Flood was being housed there for Cheyenne County after being arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace.
Former Cabela’s employees launch online retail site
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A new online retailer of outdoors gear has opened for business, owned and operated by former Cabela's employees.
Highby Outdoors launched its website Monday and is based in Sidney, the home of Cabela's before being purchased by Bass Pro Shops in a $4 billion deal finalized in September 2017.
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Albany Alexander 64, Athens 37
Amanda-Clearcreek 51, Fairfield Christian 43
Anna 54, Russia 31
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Arcanum 76, Newton Local 49
Arlington 39, Van Buren 21
Ashville Teays Valley 71, Baltimore Liberty Union 38
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Blue Hill 66, Sandy Creek 52
Bridgeport 46, Bayard 42
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Chase County 44, Hershey 43
David City 59, Thayer Central 45
Elkhorn South 100, Lincoln High 85
Fairbury 47, Clay Center, Kan. 39
Grand Island 57, Omaha Northwest 56
Hemingford 77, Edgemont, S.D. 45
Humphrey St. Francis 58, Lutheran High Northeast 52
Man hurt in jail fight dies; charges expected for 2nd inmate
SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says an inmate hurt in a fight at an Ohio jail died a day later at a hospital.
The Dayton Daily News reports the Montgomery County Coroner's Office hasn't ruled on what caused the Saturday death of 54-year-old James Richards.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says the Sidney man was punched by another inmate at the Shelby County jail.
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Akr. Coventry 57, Mogadore Field 49
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Anna 94, Sidney Fairlawn 48
Ansonia 54, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 43
Apple Creek Waynedale 88, Jeromesville Hillsdale 45
Financial troubles doom western Nebraska nursing home
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska nursing home under state control because of financial problems will be closed.
Canadian company makes deal to buy a Cabela’s building
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Canadian company has made a deal with Bass Pro Shops to buy one of Cabela's corporate buildings in Sidney — a deal that could provide 150 or more local jobs.
The sales price and other financial details about the MMP Enterprises purchase have not been released. MMP is a logistics management company based in Toronto.
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Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 58, Elmore Woodmore 56, OT
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Canal Winchester 50, Lancaster 40
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- Star-HeraldSidney man arrested after hitting police vehicle, pulling shotgun as police attempt to arrest himMay 9, 2019
- Star-HeraldWNCC opens Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center in SidneyApril 25, 2019
- Star-HeraldMore than 30 individuals arrested in WING enforcement operationMarch 30, 2019
- Star-HeraldCommittee updates Tour de Nebraska route for riders’ safetyMarch 29, 2019
- Star-HeraldFive arrested in WING bust in SidneyMarch 27, 2019
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Alburnett 56, Iowa Valley, Marengo 13
Charles City 70, Aplington-Parkersburg 66
Crestwood, Cresco 65, North Fayette Valley 44
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Hinton 67, Woodbury Central, Moville 55
Iowa City High 58, Muscatine 15
Iowa Falls-Alden 61, North Polk, Alleman 52
Janesville 61, BCLUW, Conrad 37
Johnson-Brock, Neb. 56, Sidney 40
Keota 86, Lone Tree 74
Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, Neb. 91, Siouxland Community Christian 60
Nebraska State Patrol investigating woman’s death in jail
OSHKOSH, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says it's investigating the death of a woman being held in western Nebraska's Garden County Jail.
2 new police dogs join Nebraska State Patrol K9 unit
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has announced the addition of two K9s to the agency following months of training for the dogs. And one has already helped track down a large haul of illegal drugs.
Koda, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, is stationed in Norfolk in northeastern Nebraska. Earlier in July, Koda helped find 141 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle.
Amos, a 15-month-old Dutch Shepherd, is stationed in Sidney in southwestern Nebraska.
Man found guilty in fatal Ohio Amish buggy crash
SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a woman and injuring three of her family members, has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide in Ohio.
Court records show 43-year-old Steven Hunter pleaded no contest to charges Friday in western Ohio's Shelby County.
Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell told the Sidney Daily News that Hunter was drunk and high on marijuana when he drove his SUV into the buggy in April.
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Two Colorado residents have been accused of counterfeiting money in western Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol says 32-year-old Christopher Humphries, of Denver, and 31-year-old Jaclyn Greer-Humphries, of Fort Collins, were arrested July 5 after officers searched their residence in Sidney. The patrol says investigators found counterfeit money and items being used to make the fake cash.
SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — A man who led officers on a chase from eastern Nebraska into western Iowa has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on several Iowa charges.
Fremont County District Court records show 28-year-old William Stanfill III pleaded guilty July 2 to two counts of assault on an officer, eluding, criminal mischief and two weapons charges. Prosecutors dropped two counts of attempted murder in exchange for Stanfill's pleas.
Friday’s Iowa Track Results
1, Autum Barthelman, Sigourney, 15.29q, w:-0.1. 2, Sailor Hinegardner, Baxter, 15.55q, w:0.2. 3, Emma Atwood, Cent Decatur, 15.96q, w:-0.1. 4, Marian Coover, B-G-M, Brook, 16.13q, w:0.3. 5, Lexi Shike, Nodaway Vall, 16.20q, w:0.3. 6, Olivia Miller, Tripoli, 16.27q, w:0.3. 7, Leslie Luft, Ar-We-Va, 16.30q, w:-0.1. 8, Mallory Loftus, Lynnville-Sully, 16.38q, w:0.2. 9, Kerstyn Matusik, Woodbine, 16.48, w:-0.1. 10, Sydney Livermore, Gehlen Cath, L, 16.51, w:0.2. 11, Lizzie Garber, BCLUW, 16.53,...
Driver held on $150,000 bond in fatal Amish buggy crash
SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio driver accused of hitting an Amish buggy in a crash that killed a woman and critically hurt a man and two young children has been jailed on charges including aggravated vehicular homicide.
Steven Hunter, of Sidney, also is charged with failing to stop after the Friday night crash in Shelby County.
A judge on Monday set Hunter's bond at $150,000. Hunter's public defender hasn't returned a message seeking comment.
SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Amish buggy has been struck from behind in Ohio, killing a woman and critically injuring a man and two infants.
The Springfield News-Sun reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says the buggy was properly lit when it was struck around 9 p.m. Friday. Sidney is about 75 miles northwest of Columbus.
Cheyenne County authorities are investigating the deaths of two Lodgepole residents as a homicides.
Cheyenne County deputies discovered the bodies of two people, 51-year-old Michelle Lee Marlatt-Arledge and 52-year-old Mark Ardlege at a Lodgepole home Thursday, according to information released from Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub.
More than 100 stranded motorists rescued during spring storm; one fatality reported
Blizzard conditions caused major problems for drivers in Western Nebraska Friday, leaving many stranded on Interstate 80 and other highways, the Nebraska State Patrol said Saturday.
Nebraska blizzard blamed for 1 death, stranded drivers
SCOTTSLBUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says at least one person was killed and scores of stranded drivers were rescued in western Nebraska as a late-season blizzard crippled travel in western Nebraska.
SIDNEY, Nebraska — Helen Reiter entered her eternal rest on March 26, 2018, in Sidney, NE in the loving care of her daughter and son-in-law. Services will be held at First Congregational Church in Laurel, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at the Laurel Cemetery. The family respectfully requests donations in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice or to the following; Family Compass of Dallas, TX; Alzheimer’s Foundation, and the Ramsey Keller Memorial of Billings. (website:kisses2heaven. com). You may view Helen’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.
Scottsbluff, Sidney nursing homes among 21 placed in receivership after company misses payroll
LINCOLN — State officials scrambled Friday to put a receiver in charge of 21 nursing facilities across Nebraska after the owner failed to make payroll.
The facilities are owned by Cottonwood Healthcare, known as Skyline, based in Wood Ridge, New Jersey.
The company was founded in 2016 and took over a number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities that had been previously operated by Golden Living.
Nearly 700 Cabela’s employees in Sidney volunteer for buyouts; 300 will leave this week
About 300 Cabela’s employees in Sidney have taken Bass Pro’s buyout offer as the outdoors retailer winds down the headquarters operation in Nebraska. They will leave the company this week.
Nearly 400 more Cabela’s workers also “volunteered to exit,” Bass Pro said Thursday, but the company is postponing any action on those people until it determines its needs and what opportunities could be available in Sidney or elsewhere.
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — About 300 employees at Cabela's former headquarters in western Nebraska are taking buyouts this week, and afterward, the remaining operation in Sidney will be a fraction of the size it was before rival Bass Pro Shops bought the company.
Another 390 former Cabela's employees also applied for buyouts, but no immediate action will be taken on those. Bass Pro spokesman Jack Wlezian said that after the cuts about 500 employees will remain in Sidney.
Typically, an Eastern Nebraska-Panhandle matchup in the Class B state basketball tournament can offer the unknown. Maybe some uneasy energy, too.
There's a lot of miles between the schools in the west — like the Alliances, Scottsbluffs and Sidneys — and the schools in the east. Rarely do the two sides of the state meet until the state tournament, when the stakes are at their highest.
Authorities: Body of 6-year-old boy swept into creek found
SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 6-year-old boy reportedly swept away in a western Ohio creek has been recovered.
Shelby County sheriff's deputies say the body was found in the creek Monday about two miles from where the boy disappeared Sunday. Authorities didn't immediately release the child's name.
The Schuyler Central High School wrestling team sent nine grapplers to the NSAA State Wrestling Championships last weekend at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Jesus Maganda returned home with a third-place finish in the 220-pound weight class.
Nebraska Department of Labor opening Sidney job center
LINCOLN — The Nebraska Department of Labor will open a new job center in Sidney on Feb. 20.
The new office at 2246 Jackson St. will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will provide a variety of services to businesses and job seekers, including: employment and training assistance; re-employment program; résumé and interview preparation; career-focused workshops; veteran services; interest and skill assessments; recruitment help; interviewing space; labor market information.
Cabela’s headquarters employees receive buyout offers
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — The remaining employees at Cabela's former headquarters in western Nebraska have received buyout offers.
The Omaha World-Herald reports Bass Pro Shops delivered the offers to Cabela's employees in Sidney, Nebraska, last week, but it's not clear how many positions will be eliminated.
Buyouts of up to $40,000 being offered to Cabela’s employees in Sidney
Bass Pro Shops has begun offering buyouts to Cabela's employees in Sidney.
The Springfield, Missouri-based outdoors retailer, which bought Cabela's last fall in a deal valued at $5 billion when debt is included, sent letters to employees of the corporate office in Sidney this week, detailing the program and why it is necessary in the face of "significant losses for the year just ended," a situation that "requires major and immediate corrective actions."
Woman accused of sex assault on teen boy gets 3 years
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Sidney woman accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy has been given three years in prison.
Court records show 30-year-old Jennifer McKinsey was sentenced Wednesday in Cheyenne County District Court and credited for 77 days already served.
She'd pleaded no contest to intentional child abuse after prosecutors lowered the charge from sexual assault of a minor.
4 $10K scholarships offered to Nebraska and Missouri women
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Bass Pro and Cabela's are offering $10,000 scholarships to four women from Nebraska or the Ozarks region of Missouri.
The outdoor outfitters are working with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation to offer the scholarships.
The winners will receive $2,500 a year for four years, and they will have opportunities to intern with the company and learn from women in leadership positions.
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Glenwood 82, Denison-Schleswig 43
Homer, Neb. 61, Siouxland Community Christian 37
LeMars 65, Sioux City, West 60
West Marshall, State Center 67, Dike-New Hartford 57
Winterset 58, Greene County 57
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Western-style roadhouse restaurant, Dude’s Steakhouse, has been serving Sidney for 65 years
SIDNEY — If Dude’s Steakhouse didn’t exist, Hollywood would be tempted to invent it: A classic Western-style roadhouse along America’s first transcontinental highway, with a bar on one side and restaurant on the other. Neon signs weathered by decades of Nebraska winters, with a cowboy in chaps and vest peering down on the Brandin’ Iron Bar and a Nebraska beef astride the steakhouse, painted Hereford brown on one side and Angus black on the other. Inside, a dance hall, keno parlor and bar, with abundant longhorns poking out from the decor, overlooking old-school shuffleboard and pool tables.
Andrews Osborne Academy 61, Lawrence School 29
Anna 48, Maria Stein Marion Local 40
Antwerp 47, Van Wert Lincolnview 46
Archbold 70, Stryker 43
Botkins 59, Sidney Fairlawn 21
Carey 47, Upper Sandusky 29
Cin. Taft 55, Cin. Aiken 50
Cin. Woodward 60, Cin. Hughes 39
Coldwater 60, Convoy Crestview 43
Cols. Wellington 40, Worthington Christian 39
Columbiana 96, E. Palestine 45
Delaware Buckeye Valley 55, Bellville Clear Fork 29