Most popular 2017 baby names revealed

The most popular name for newborn boys in southern Champaign County is now Henry, and for girls Anna and Grace are tied for top honors.
According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, five newborn boys went home from the hospital last year with the name Henry.

Water system’s value to be assessed

The village board has hired a consultant to provide a recommendation on whether or not to sell the village’s 77-year-old water system.
The board Monday voted to spend up to $5,000 to have Florida-based consultant Gerald Hartman evaluate the condition, expenses and value of the system and to determine if it makes sense to sell it.

Unity East Elementary holds Halloween parade

On Oct. 31, Unity East Elementary School hosted its annual Halloween parade and classroom parties.On Oct. 31, Unity East Elementary School hosted its annual Halloween parade and classroom parties.

Sidney firefighters donate $1,200 to cancer institute

The Sidney Fire Department donated $1,200 to the Mills Breast Cancer Institute following a month-long fundraiser.
The department sold T-shirts, the back of which sported the message, “Support the Fighter/Admire the Survivor/Honor the Taken/Never Lose Hope.” Redneck Apparel, which makes all such clothing for the department, crafted the shirts.

May Unity grad remembered as good athlete and a ‘great kid’

A Sidney teenager who died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident Friday morning is being remembered as “just a great kid” who had been a popular student at Unity High School.

Town to face water rate increases

The village’s water committee will meet Oct. 17 to discuss the next step as officials try to decide what to do with Sidney’s 77-year-old water system.

Sidney firefighters honor heroes of Sept. 11

ixteen years to the day, two area firefighters took part in a memorial stair climb to honor firefighters who gave their lives trying to save people on Sept. 11, 2001.

Library requests audit

New Sidney Library Director Rosemary McCarrey has asked for the library to be included in the village’s financial audit program.
The library has not been audited for 15 years, McCarrey reported, but does not have the budget to pay for an independent audit, which would cost $6,500. The village board agreed to put her request on next month’s agenda.

Inventory of water system weighed

Next month, the village board will decide whether to move forward with an inventory of its water system.
“You need to know what you have,” village attorney Marc Miller told village board members Monday.

Sidney holds Fun Daze

The village of Sidney hosted its annual Fun Daze celebration on July 28 and 29.

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