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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 17, 2014 

Free admission set for holiday lights at Scotts Bluff Monument

GERING – The Summit Road at Scotts Bluff National Monument will be open, weather permitting, from 4:30-8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19, 20 and 21, so visitors may view the holiday lights of the surrounding area. Entrance fees will... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 15, 2014

Family Dollar assistant manager, girlfriend face theft charges

An assistant manager at a local store along with his girlfriend were arrested after an alleged theft at the business. According to Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson, officers were called to the Family Dollar Store on 10th Avenue on Dec. 8 for a... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 15, 2014

Colorado woman dies in rollover crash near Sunol

A 20-year-old Colorado woman died in a rollover crash on I-80 in Cheyenne County on Saturday morning. Emily Barnes of Craig, Colo., was a passenger in a car that rolled over about two miles east of Sunol. She was not wearing a seat belt and was... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 15, 2014

Sidney High cast members receive recognition for 'After Hours'

Seven cast members of the Sidney High School Play Production Team were awarded outstanding performer certificates at the Class B-6 District Play Production Contest held at Ogallala High School earlier this month. Recognized for their acting in...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 15, 2014

Dress Down donation

The Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,053.79 last week to the Leyton Parent Assistant Council to help pay for the resurfacing of the school's playground. It's been... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 15, 2014

South Platte NRD honors retiring members

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors closed out its final meeting of 2014 by bidding farewell to a pair of retiring long term members. Directors Paul Hutchison and Tom Biggs...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    December 15, 2014

Sidney wrestlers win three titles, finish 3rd as team

The Sidney High School wrestling team took third place among 14 teams at the Gordon-Rushville Invite on Saturday. Colton Peckham, Derek Robb and Ryan Nieto all brought home championships in their...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    December 15, 2014

BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Barrett scores 47 to help boost Peetz to victory

Casey Barrett scored 47 points to help lead the Peetz High School boys’ basketball team to an 84-68 victory over Pawnee in its 1A North Central League opener on Friday night. Peetz improved to 3-1 overall, while Pawnee slipped to 2-3. Barrett made...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    December 15, 2014

Sidney girls lose twice over weekend

The Sidney High School girls' basketball team fell to the talented Sterling High Lady Tigers on Saturday night, 51-40. The Lady Raiders to fell to 2-3 on the season. The Lady Tigers brandished a...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    December 15, 2014

GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Berner, Jenkins boost Leyton

Kaitlyn Berner scored 10 points and teammate Shaela Jenkins pulled down 12 rebounds to help boost the Leyton High girls’ basketball team to a 35-20 victory over South Platte on Friday night. The Lady Warriors opened up a 26-11 lead by halftime and...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 11, 2014

Sidney dog licenses now available for 2015

The City of Sidney dog tags for the year 2015 have arrive and are being issued to all pet owners. The tags are at the Sidney Police Department at 1715 Illinois St. Owners must bring a certificate of current rabies vaccination for each dog or a... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 11, 2014

Wiedeburg installed as Master Councilor of local DeMolay chapter

Sidney High School senior Jachob Wiedeburg was recently installed as Master Councilor of the Fort Sidney Chapter of DeMolay. Tyler Miller was installed as Senior Councilor and Ryan Birner as Junior...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 11, 2014

Leyton High School Honor Rolls

A Honor Roll – 1st Quarter 9th Grade – Taylor Borges and Paige Ernest. 10th Grade – Taylor Berner and Hope Dykman. 11th Grade – Tanner Bellmyer, Caitlyn Deal, Katelyn Higgins and Jessica Houk. 12th Grade – Dani McKay. AB Honor Roll – 1st... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 11, 2014

Leyton Elementary/Jr. High Honor Rolls

A Honor Roll – 1st Quarter 6th Grade – Ella Draper, Jillian Ehlers, Alianna Gonzalez, Colvin Ladely, Dominick Russ and Hannhan Vah. 7th Grade – None. 8th Grade – Janessa Carley, Destinee Henke, Danielle Higgins, Meg Huson and Josh Kruse. AB... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 9, 2014

Congressman Smith sets up 'mobile office' in Sidney on Dec. 17

Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith will be able to meet with a representative of Congressman Smith’s office for a “mobile office” on Wednesday, Dec.17. The “office” will be set up at the Cheyenne County Courthouse,... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 9, 2014

Greckel, Keeps take home Young Farmer and Rancher awards

KEARNEY, Neb. – Shane Greckle of Bloomfield was selected as the winner of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2014 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet, and Ben and Jamie Keep of Cotesfield was named the recipient of the 2014 Young Farmers and Ranchers... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 9, 2014

County weed superintendent attends continuing education classes

Brian Hiett, the Cheyenne County weed superintendent, recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Fall Training Seminar, held in Kearney. This was the third opportunity during 2014 to obtain 10 of the required 20 hours of continuing education needed...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 8, 2014

Santa's Helpers Program

Julie Johnson, Karen Trussell and Steph Mantooth are pictured with some of the toys received from customer donations of a toy in exchange for a 4x6 photo of the customers in their Halloween costumes... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 8, 2014

State's gas prices continue to plummet

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    December 8, 2014

GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP – Lady Coyotes start campaign with two big victories

The Potter-Dix High girls' basketball team defeated Sedgwick County at home, 49-39 in Friday opener. Potter-Dix freshman Audrey Juelfs was dominant, tallying 14 points, seven assists, seven rebounds...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    December 8, 2014

BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP – Potter-Dix opens season with 1-1 mark

The Potter-Dix High boys’ basketball team scored just 16 points in the first half on the way to a 61-31 blowout loss in their season opener against Sedgwick on Friday at home. The Coyotes were outscored 27-13 in the third quarter and trailed 53-24...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 5, 2014

WNCC plans blanket drive for local care facilities

The Sidney campus of Western Nebraska Community College is giving back to its surrounding communities by donating blankets to panhandle long term care facilities, including living centers and nursing... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 4, 2014

Nelson earns 4-H's highest honor with Diamond Clover Award

Ethan Nelson, a nine-year member of the Bunkerhillbillies 4-H Club and the Nebraska 4-H program, was recently awarded the highest recognition that can be achieved in the 4-H program with the Diamond...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 4, 2014

Yager selected Cheyenne County Art Guild's 'Artist of the Month'

Patsy Yager, a Head Start teacher with a Master of Arts in Elementary Education, was selected the Cheyenne County Art Guild's "Artist of the Month" for December. While Yager has had very little...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 4, 2014

Edward Jones ranks No. 1 in national survey of financial advisors

For the 20th time, the financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in’s – formerly Registered Rep – annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms. Edward Jones operates an office in Sidney,...


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