Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The New Street Will Be Here Soon!

The old concrete is getting knocked out today and we couldn't be more excited! As many of you know, our street by the Chamber (8th and Illinois) was in pretty bad shape! Since the renovation of 10th street (by Sonny's) is near completion, our street was next in line! I will give updates periodically about how the progress is coming, feel free to drive by and take a look for yourself as well!

Until next time!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Why do you think people leave Western Nebraska?

The age old question, Why do you think people leave gorgeous, friendly Western Nebraska? I've been sitting here researching population trends for the communities involved with the High Plains Compass and then looking at state populations as a whole. Our neighboring states have a lead on us, let me say that.

Nebraska has roughly 1.8 million people in the state; Kansas has about 2.8 million, Colorado 4.9 million; and Wyoming actually falls behind Nebraska with a population of 532 thousand. These were statistics taken from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2008.

Thinking to myself, I wonder why. Maybe it is because we don't have much to do; no that can't be it because there is always so much going on that people are not aware of! That could be the culprit, maybe people just don't know there are things to do here. Or maybe it is the lack of diversity; but we have different authentic restaurants ranging from Chinese, to Mexican, to American, to Mongolian!

What do you think? I know people talk to people, why are people leaving?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oktoberfest Events Around Town.....

Friday October 2nd:

9am - 7pm Farmer's Market- Fairgrounds
10am - 8pm Crafts Fair- Fairgrounds
Noon Opening Ceremony- Dedication- Oktoberfest Tent
Noon-Midnight Continuous FREE Entertainment at Oktoberfest Tent
Entertainment Schedule Available on site, Beergardens, and great variety of
Ethnic Foods.
9pm Dance: Barry Boyce Tio from Omaha- In the Tent

Saturday October 3rd:

7am Oktoberfest Run- 5K, 10K, Walk and Kid's Run- Community Center
9am - 7pm Farmer's Market- Fairgrounds
10am Oktoberfest Parade- Downtown Sidney, Parade includes High School Marching
Band Competition
10am - 8pm Crafts Fair- Fairgrounds
10am Cruise'n Class Rod and Roll Registration- Legion Park
Noon-Midnight Continuous FREE Entertainment, Ethnic Foods and Ice Cold Beer- Tent
1pm Oktoberfest Horseshoe Tournament- Doubles- Fairgrounds
1pm - 5pm Rod & Roll Show and Shine- Legion Park Ball Fields
9pm Dance: Dr. "K" and the Shantays from Rapid City- Tent

Sunday October 4th:

9am Oktoberfest Horseshoe Tournament- Singles 25% and Under
10am - 3pm Crafts Fair and Farmers Market- Fairgrounds
Noon - 2:30pm Great Entertainment and Delicious Food-O'Fest Tent
12:30pm - 2:30pm The Story of Polus- Acoustic Rock Band- O'Fest Tent
1pm Oktoberfest Horseshoe Tournament- 25% and Over
1:30pm 6th Annual Wiener Dog Races- Kiwanis Field in Legion Park

Oktoberfest Tent Events!

We finally have the scedule of Events for Oktoberfest and wanted to share it with all of you! Let us know what you think of the events this year! Reply to this blog and let us know what your favorite thing about Oktoberfest is!!

Friday October 2nd:

12:00 - 12:15 Opening Ceremony - Dedication Ceremony
12:15 - 1:00 Potter/Dix Swing Choirs
1:00 - 1:45 Sidney Singers
2:00 - 3:45 True Country- from the Scottsbluff Area
4:00 - 4:45 Larry Soto- Solo Performance
5:00 - 5:45 The Musky Steers- Sidney
6:00 - 6:45 Chadron State College "Jazz Birds"
7:00 - 7:45 Hoofin' High Country Cloggers- from Denver
8:00 - 8:45 City of Denver Pipe Band with Dancers
9:00 - 12:00 Barry Boyce Trio- Omaha

Saturday October 3rd:

10:00 - 12:00 Oktoberfest Parade (Downtown Sidney)
12:30 - 1:15 Rising Stars- Shanna Grabowski, Instructor
1:15 - 1:45 Dance Steps- Margaret Meier, Instructor
2:00 - 2:45 "Glayva"- Irish and Scottish Dancers- Denver area
3:00 - 3:45 Turtle Creek Band- Bluegrass Favorites
4:00 - 4:45 Los Guadalupanos- Traditional Mexican Dancers
5:00 - 5:45 Volkstanz Gruppe- German Folk Dancers- Denver
6:00 - 6:45 Hoofin' High Country Cloggers- Denver
7:00 - 7:45 James and the Devil- Rocky Mountain Fiddle Rock
8:00 - 8:45 City of Denver Pipe Band and Dancers
9:00 - 12:00 Dance: Dr. "K" and the Shantays- Rock 'N Roll

Sunday October 4th:

12:30 - 2:30 The Story of Polus- Acoustic Rock Band

Master of Ceremonies: Dalan Hiett

Again, reply to this blog and let us know what your FAVORITE Oktoberfest event is!!