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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 29, 2015 

Local 21st Century Equipment employees receive awards

Stephanie Barrett, a 21st Century Equipment employee, recently received advanced level recognition for the position of parts and service sales representative. She received a special plaque of recognition to honor her accomplishment. John Deere...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 29, 2015 

8th annual Polar Bear Tank Race planned

MULLEN, Neb. – The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway will hold the 8th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race on March 6-7 on the Middle Loup River north of Mullen. Teams of at least four members race down the river in metal stock tanks with winning teams...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 29, 2015 

Dorwart make academic list at Nebraska Wesleyan

LINCOLN, Neb. – Sidney’s Elizabeth Ellen Dorwart made the Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at Nebraska Wesleyan University. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 29, 2015 

Sidney's Sukup makes Peru State Dean's List

PERU, Neb. – Sidney’s Jordon Sukup, a junior at Peru State College, made the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. To make the list, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, have completed at least 12...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 28, 2015

BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Creek Valley boys, girls fall to Sutherland in district matchup

Though there was just a three-point difference over the final three quarters, the Creek Valley boys' basketball team was done in by a slow start to the Sutherland Sailors in Chappell on Tuesday night....

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 28, 2015

Local players place in pool event

Brandon Bondegard of Sidney (see attached photo) took third place at the APA Pool League 8-Ball Fun & Cash tournament held recently at Silver Dollar and Harvey's in Sidney. Finishing in fifth... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 27, 2015

Phony $20 bills being passed locally

The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several counterfeit $20 bills pass in the Sidney area at several local businesses. The sheriff’s office is asking local business owners to make sure their employees understand how to... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 27, 2015

Rocha graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Robert C. Rocha graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. Rocha is the son of Robert R. Rocha of Sidney and Melody H. Keller of Gurley, and... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 26, 2015

Sidney's Hehnke elected chairman of statewide alliance

LINCOLN, Neb. – The City of Sidney's Public Services Director John Hehnke was elected the chairman of board of directors for the Public Alliance for Community Energy for fiscal year 2015-16 at its...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

Nebraska gas prices remain steady over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have not moved in the past week, averaging $1.93 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

2015 beef feedlot roundtables set for three locations

LINCOLN, Neb. – Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn the latest in feedlot nutrition, health, and economics at the 2015 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 10-12 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point, wi...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

Organic farming conference set for Torrington

The latest information for reduced inputs for sustainable, organic farming will be offered at the Organic Farmers Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Torrington, Wyo. The second annual conference, presented by the University of Wyoming Extension and...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 26, 2015

SPNRD board begins year with new member

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors began the year by welcoming a new member into its fold, while choosing Keith Rexroth to continue his role as chairman. Phil Grabowski of...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 26, 2015

Lady Raiders fall to Bearcats on road

The first blow for District B-6 supremacy went to the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats as they rode their hot shooting to a 68-57 win over the Sidney Lady Raiders in Scottsbluff on Friday night. The Raiders suffered their first district loss (9-6, 4-1) and...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 26, 2015

Peetz boys top Weldon

FOR THE SUN-TELEGRAPH The Peetz Bulldogs’ boys basketball team upped its season record to 7-4 at home on Saturday night with a 70-31 victory over district rival Weldon Valley. Peetz took it to the Warriors (4-10) from the opening tip as it raced...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 26, 2015

Raiders take 10th in top-notch invitational

Though Derek Robb again rolled through the competition at 138 pounds, the Sidney High wresting team struggled to a 10th-place finish at the Jim Higgins Invite in Lexington on Saturday. Kearney won...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 23, 2015

12 people died on Nebraska roadways in December

Twelve people were killed in traffic accidents on the state’s roadways during December, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads. There were 20 fatalities on the roads in December 2014. Last month, the 12 fatalities occurred...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 23, 2015

Health screenings coming to Sidney on Jan. 31

Residents living in and around Sidney can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. The Cheyenne County Community Center will...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 23, 2015

Annual Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest accepting entries

The springtime severe weather season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the annual Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The contest, sponsored by Nebraska Association of Emergency Management, the National Weather Servi...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 21, 2015

Potter-Dix advances

The Potter-Dix Coytes boys’ basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the MAC Tournament with a 53-39 win over the Garden County Eagles on Tuesday night in Oshkosh. The No. 5 Coyotes fought their way to a narrow 15-12 lead after the first... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 21, 2015

Scottsbluff's Benson opts to sign with WNCC for baseball

Scottsbluff’s Ty Benson was one of the top running backs in Class B this past fall, leading the Bearcats to the state playoffs. So, when it came to finding a college, where does he end up? Well, Benson chose that other ball for college, signing...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 21, 2015

Local kids advance in free-throw contest

Six girls and five boys will advance to the district competition of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest after winning the local #1861 Council Contest. The local competition was held at Sidney Middle School last Sunday with a winner named at...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 20, 2015

Gas prices continue their descent, but may have bottomed out

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.93 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebrask...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 20, 2015

WNCC hosts financial aid presentation

Western Nebraska Community College’s Financial Aid Office is again offering “Parent Night” financial aid presentations. Their goal is to educate students and parents in their service area about the intricacies of financial aid and to provide...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 20, 2015

Wheat Belt scholarship applications due Feb. 12

Scholarship applications for the Wheat Belt, Basin Electric and Tri-State G & T are due Feb. 12. The application form is available at the school counselor’s office, Wheat Belt’s office or online at Return the completed... Full story


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