The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

 

Articles written by Don Ogle

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 154

 By Don Ogle    Community    February 22, 2017 

Gabis takes firefighting to a new personal level

Come the first of the month, Chris Gabis will realize a long-time dream, that of becoming a full-time firefighter. "I think every kids wants to be a firefighter at one time or another," Gabis said....

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    February 22, 2017 

Two wrestlers take state tournament championships

For the first time in more than 20 years, Sidney wrestlers came home with more than one state champion in their midst. Raiders Trey Arellano and Derek Robb captured gold over the weekend, becoming...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    February 22, 2017 

Robb sets new school, state benchmarks

Sidney junior Derek Robb re-wrote the record books on both the school and state level with four wins, all by pin, at the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. With the four pins, Robb...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    February 17, 2017

New business announcement gives hope

The sting of a lost business could soon be soothed with the arrival of a new owner which has chosen Sidney in the expansion of its national profile. Lukjan Metal Products is expected any time to get...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    February 17, 2017

Proposed truck routes subject of council discussion on roads

As city officials work on improving the condition of city streets, one of the first steps proposed has met with mild opposition and curiosity. The proposed establishment of truck routes brought a...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    February 17, 2017

Potter-Dix, Leyton set for playoff final

Earlier this week, Leyton got a little shook up in sub-district play, falling behind early and having to make up a lot of ground in the opening round against Banner County. The Lady Wildcats jump out to a 10-point first quarter lead, forcing Leyton...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    February 15, 2017

Sidney quintet qualifies for state tournament

Five Sidney wrestlers will be among those competing for spots on the medal stand at the Nebraska State Wrestling Meet Saturday, including three returning medalists from last season. No wrestler in...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    February 10, 2017

Raider wrestlers head to district

After weeks of challenging health and injury issues, Sidney's wrestling team is back and healthy just in time for its most important meet of the year - the B4 District meet in McCook this weekend....

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    February 8, 2017

Lady Raiders split with familiar foes

Entering weekend play Sidney Coach Tyler Shaw knew the Lady Raiders would have their hands full. Illness and injuries aside, Sidney was on course to once again play rival Gering, which it had bested every time thus far in the season. "It's hard to...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    February 3, 2017

Library usage runs more toward electronic

Physical attendance and checkouts at the Sidney Public Library continue to go down, but the library’s digital footprint and usage has been growing. Expounding from there, Sidney Library Director Andrew Sherman also told Sidney city council members...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    February 1, 2017

Sidney brothers set to close long-time business

For 69 years, Nienhuesers have been working on, in, and above the soil in the southern Panhandle. But in its 70th year, Nienhueser Construction and Excavating will cease to exist, as aging family...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 27, 2017

Two Raiders wrestle to Higgins titles

Two Sidney wrestlers won their divisions at the John Higgins Invite in Lexington last weekend. Trey Arellano, wrestling at 120 pounds, and Derek Robb, 152, rose to the top of their respective weight...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 25, 2017

Potter-Dix runs away with third straight title

BRIDGEPORT - Potter-Dix ran away with the MAC Tournament Championship Saturday, rolling past rival Leyton 51-11 to capture its third straight MAC crown. The Lady Coyotes held Leyton scoreless in the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 25, 2017

Leyton downs defending MAC champion

BRIDGEPORT - In working to defend its MAC Tournament title, Creek Valley's boys scored the first five points against challenger Leyton, breaking out with its running offense from the first tip....

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 18, 2017

Bayard free throws sink Creek Valley

Bayard's Lady Tigers went 7-for-10 from the free throw line and added one field goal, while Creek Valley couldn't part the net in overtime, giving Bayard an upset win over the fourth seed Lady Storm....

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 11, 2017

Vowers wins 100th wrestling match

The further Kaden Vowers advanced into the Western Trails Conference Tournament at Mitchell, the more nervous he became. That's because with each win, he felt more pressure associated with reaching a...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 11, 2017

Lady Raiders win three straight, go to 11-1

Sidney's Lady Raiders continued to roll coming out of the Christmas break, notching three wins on the way to an 11-1 record. Among the wins was a second win over conference rival Gering in a week....

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    January 4, 2017

Knight, Ross lead Sidney offense

Sidney's Lady Raiders dug deep inside themselves in the Cabela's Holiday Basketball Shootout, closing the year by showing they have something special inside. Sidney not only matched two tough opponents, but excelled at the same time on the way to...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 30, 2016

Raiders open strong

Sidney's boys basketball team ran Torrington, Wyo. off the court early to open play in the Cabela's Holiday Shootout, notching their fourth win of the season, 55-43. Torrington scored evenly with the Raiders to a 6-6 tie early, then Sidney rolled...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 30, 2016

Lady Raider 'D' freezes Torrington

Sidney's Lady Raiders used in-your-face defensive pressure to open the Cabela's Holiday Basketball Shootout with a 51-21 win over Torrington, Wyo. Wednesday. Sidney denied Torrington many chances at the basket throughout the contest, forcing nearly a...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 21, 2016

Lady Raiders' defense sparks fourth quarter winning surge

FORT MORGAN, Colo. - For three quarters, the Sidney girls basketball team suffered shooting nearly as cold as the temperatures throughout the region Friday, finding themselves in a 24-24 tie with Fort Morgan going into the final period. But the Lady...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 21, 2016

Robb wins 100th wrestling match

Sidney's Derek Robb reached a big milestone Saturday at the Sidney/Bridgeport Invite, notching his 100 th career win with a quarterfinal win over Daniel Grube of Cheyenne (Wyo.) East. Reaching the century mark is a special feat for wrestlers, the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 21, 2016

Porter propels Sidney to OT win

FORT MORGAN, Colo. - Second time was a charm for Sidney's Mitch Porter and the Raiders Friday as they won an overtime thriller on a last second shot. With 22 seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied at 50, Porter got the ball for a late...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    December 16, 2016

Arterburn to serve as Sidney mayor

Sidney's City Council welcomed a new member and realigned leadership roles in regular session Tuesday. In his last act as Sidney's Mayor, Mark Nienhueser nominated Kelly Utley to replace Councilman...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    December 14, 2016

Sidney wrestlers grind through tough weekend

Sidney's wrestlers ground through a grueling weekend schedule in Wyoming over the weekend, competing in the Charlie Lake Dual Tournament Friday and the Charlie Lake Invitational Saturday. Competing...

 

Page Down