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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 24, 2015 

Deuel County 4-H gets grant for building project

The Deuel County 4-H Council received a $2,000 grant from Farm Credit Services of America to help build new sheep and goat pens at the county fairgrounds. The grant was made out of the FCSAmerica Working Here Fund, which provides grants for projects...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 24, 2015 

WNCC's Nelson named Nebraska's 2015 New Century Scholar

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Western Nebraska Community College student Ethan Nelson was named Nebraska’s 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar after posting the state’s top application score among nominees to the All-USA Community College Academic Team....

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 24, 2015 

Creek Valley students recognized at FFA banquet

The Creek Valley chapter of Future Farmers of America recently held its annual banquet and celebrated its 85th birthday. Allie Blackwelder, Pierce Leef, Joey McConnell, Payje Misegadis, Megan Priest, Sami Schmid and Michael Smith were recognized as...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 22, 2015

UNL Extension Tractor Safety Course offered in Gering in June

A Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Course will be offered at Gering June 8-9. Any 14 or 15-year-old teen who plans to work on a farm other than his/her parents’ should plan to attend. Other locations in western Nebraska...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    April 22, 2015

CV golfers tie for sixth

The improving Creek Valley Storm golf team had its most consistent outing of the season so far as it finished in a tie for sixth in an 11-team meet at the Perkins County Invite on Tuesday. The Storm finished with a total 393 strokes to finish behind...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 21, 2015

Wheat Belt to build new headquarters

After 67 years in the same location, Wheat Belt Public Power District has announced that it will break ground on April 27 for a new Wheat Belt headquarters and warehouse facility. The new building will be located about six miles north of Sidney at...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 21, 2015

Sidney Tree Board set to give away trees

The Sidney Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual tree giveaway on Saturday, April 25 at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp. The celebration and tree giveaway has become a big part of the Sidney Tree Board’s community work as it strives...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 21, 2015

Landscape workshop to focus on healthy yards

Designing, developing and maintaining yards and landscapes in Western Nebraska is, to say the least, challenging. From high P-H soils to weather extremes, the Panhandle throws many challenges toward homeowners and gardeners seeking healthy lawns and...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    April 21, 2015

Swim team signups set

This is the last week to sign up for the Sidney Stingrays Swim Club. The Stingrays will have a presence at two events this week. On Thursday, they’ll have a booth set up at “The Happening” at the Cheyenne County Community Center from 5:30-7...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 20, 2015

Gas prices jump more than a nickel over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 17, 2015

Two businesses fail compliance checks

The Nebraska State Patrol conducted checks of underage tobacco retail compliance as part of the Tobacco Free in the Panhandles comprehensive plan to keep youth from starting to use tobacco products. Officers with the assistance of youth under the...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    April 17, 2015

Red Raider golfers take 8th in Hastings

The Sidney High boys’ golf team teed it up at Lockland Country Coub in the Hastings Invite on Thursday and finished eighth among the 10 teams competing. Kearney won the event by a comfortable margin with 303 strokes, while Grand Island and McCook...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    April 16, 2015

Nebraska corn farmers to invest more than $2.6 billion to plant 9.3 million acres

LINCOLN, Neb. – According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.3 million acres of corn, equal to last year’s total acres planted. With those intentions, farmers will spend about $280 per acre to get the crop...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 16, 2015

Cabela's announces appointment of Wright to Board of Directors

James F. Wright has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Cabela’s Inc. “I am delighted that Jim has joined our board,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “Jim’s vision, passion, work ethic and unwavering commitme...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 16, 2015

CAPWN to celebrate 50-year 'Birthday Bash'

The Foster Grandparent Programs at Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) and Northwest Community Action Partnership (NCAP) will jointly host a 50-year “Birthday Bash” in recognition of Corporation for National and Community...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 15, 2015

Educational Service Unit #13 awarded $2.8 million Head Start grant

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Scotts Bluff, Morrill, Kimball, Garden, Cheyenne and Deuel counties will be administered through Educational Service Unit #13. The Administration for Children and Families approved...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 15, 2015

Wheat Belt to send students to Youth Energy Leadership Camp

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association sponsors a Youth Energy Leadership Camp every year at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Neb., that stresses leadership and team building activities. The camp will be held July 13-17. Wheat Belt Public...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 14, 2015

Local students receive Chadron scholarships

CHADRON, Neb – Two students from the area have been awarded academic scholarships to Chadron State College for the 2015 fall semester. Barrett Browne, of Sidney, received the Henry Freed Business scholarship for $600. Natausha Holtz, of Sidney,...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    April 14, 2015

Mid-America Basketball Camps on tap for this summer

Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct five individual sessions this summer. The overnight and commuter camps for boys will be held June 21-24 at Central Community College (Platte Campus) in Columbus, on July 13-16 at...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    April 13, 2015

Gas prices decrease by about 3 cents per gallon across Nebraska

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.35 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 13, 2015

Scholarships available for high school, middle school student camps

The South Platte Natural Resources District has two scholarship opportunities for students wishing to attend one of two camps focusing on natural resources education this summer. Each year the Nebraska Section of the Society for Range Management,...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    April 13, 2015

Peetz swept in DH at rival Fleming

The Peetz High baseball team dropped a doubleheader to league-rival Fleming on the road on Saturday by the scores of 8-5 and 10-3. The games were a makeup from Thursday’s rainout. Though the Bulldogs’ overall record slipped to 2-5 on the season,...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 10, 2015

Two area students honored at Nebraska Young Artist Awards Day

LINCOLN, Neb. – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts held its Nebraska Young Artist Awards on April 8, and two local students were honored. The...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    April 10, 2015

Local weed superintendent attends spring training

Brian Hiett, the Cheyenne County weed superintendent, attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association Spring Training, held in Kearney on April 1-2. NWCA Spring Training was the second of four opportunities to obtain the required 20 hours of...

 
 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    April 9, 2015

CV golfers take 5th at Bayard

Led by medalists Brett Godfrey and Austin Rowley, the Creek Valley Storm golf team finished fifth among the 10 teams entered at the Bayard Invite Tuesday with a score of 418. Bridgeport won the event with a 374 total while Kimball was runner up with...

 

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