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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 25, 2015

BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Creek Valley falls to top seed in playoffs

Although fifth-seeded Creek Valley High (6-13) was eliminated from the D1-12 subdistrict tournament by the No. 1 Dundy-County Stratton Tigers (15-9), the Storm didn’t go quietly. After taking a 15-11 lead after the first quarter and staying within...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 24, 2015

Wheat Belt announces local scholarship winners

Wheat Belt recent;y awarded one $1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship, one $100 Arbor Wealth Scholarship, two $500 Tri-State Scholarships and two Technical Wheat Belt Scholarships to six outstanding area youths. Jared Westman was selected to receive the...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 24, 2015

Cheyenne farmer directs funds to Leyton Public Schools Foundation

DALTON – The Leyton Public Schools Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Cheyenne County farmer John Cruise and America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    February 23, 2015

Gas prices continue to hurt wallets

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25 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    February 23, 2015

New High Plains Ag Lab building to be named for Fenster

The new office and laboratory building at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Agricultural Laboratory near Sidney will be named the Charles R. Fenster Building in recognition of the pioneer...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 23, 2015

Nebraska BQA: Starting calves off right

Calving season for many producers is near, which means it is time to develop a Herd Health Plan to start those newborn calves out on the right track and promote good health. An appropriate herd health plan/protocol ensures that all cattle are raised...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 23, 2015

Private pesticide applicator training in Panhandle

Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2015, and anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, can attend upcoming training sessions scheduled throughout western Nebraska. The dates, locations and contact information...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 23, 2015

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Peetz boys come up short in season finale against Fleming

The Peetz High Bulldogs finished their regular season by hosting the leader in 1A North Central and came up on the short end of a 60-50 final at Carlile Gymnasium on Friday night. While the Bulldogs (11-8) would not have been able to catch Fleming (1...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 20, 2015

Sidney freshmen roll to season-ending title

ALLIANCE – The Sidney High School freshman boys' basketball team wrapped up an undefeated season on Thursday night, beating Gering 76-56 in the championship game of the week-long freshman...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 20, 2015

Sidney Middle School brings home pair of championships

SCOTTSBLUFF – The Sidney Middle School 8th Grade "A" and "B" boys' basketball teams both captured season-ending tournament titles on Thursday night at Bluffs Middle School. In the "A" title game,...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 18, 2015

Red Raider freshmen split

The Sidney High freshman boys’ basketball team defeated Chadron 63-28 in the semifinals of the freshmen tournament on Tuesday night in Alliance. The Red Raiders play Gering for the championship at 5:30 p.m. in Alliance. Sidney has not lost a game... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 18, 2015

Potter-Dix girls fall short in playoff loss to Sutherland

Though the Potter-Dix High Lady Coyotes made a furious comeback attempt in the fourth quarter of their D1-12 semifinal game at the Auditorium in Ogallala Tuesday night, their season came to an abrupt...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 17, 2015

'Rounding up' pays off in donation

The Cabela's retail store in Sidney presented a check for $4,100 to the Delta Waterfowl Full Limits Chapter of Mitchell for their youth program "First Hunt" as part of Cabela's Outdoor Fund. The fund... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 17, 2015

Sidney's Wittrock to receive award for tree-planting efforts

Individuals from Sidney and Scottsbluff will receive planting and landscape awards at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum awards reception Feb. 26 in Lincoln. Galen Wittrock, assistant manager for the South Platte Natural Resources District, will... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 17, 2015

Daughters of the American Revolution essay winners

Sidney residents and Peetz Plateau RE-5 students Alexah Fort and Clara Lichti were honored last weekend at a reception hosted by the Elbridge Gerry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 17, 2015

Salvation Army continues to search for 'Young Heroes'

The Salvation Army is seeking nominations for the 2015 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship awards. Seven Nebraska high school seniors will be chosen to receive the award, named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol, for commitment to others and to their community.... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 17, 2015

County official attends weed control conference

Randy Hiett, Cheyenne County’s weed superintendent, recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Association (NWCA) 68th Annual Conference. This year’s conference was held in Kearney on Feb. 9-11. The theme was “Formula for Successful Weed...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 17, 2015

WNCC receives grant from bank

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation was awarded a $12,500 grant from First National Bank of Omaha. This grant assists GED graduates by providing scholarships in WNCC’s Basic Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide,...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    February 16, 2015

Gas prices in Nebraska continue to climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18 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    February 16, 2015

Sidney H.S. team takes top honors at Western Region Envirothon contest

BRIDGEPORT – A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest near Cozad at Camp Comeca on April 29. The winning team was comprised of Skylar Arent,...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 16, 2015

BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Creek Valley boys snap 9-game losing streak

The Creek Valley High boys basketball team snapped its nine-game losing streak with a 37-28 win over the South Platte Blue Knights on Friday in non-district boys basketball action in Big Springs. Though the Storm (4-12) opened up trailing after the...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 13, 2015

City offices closed for President's Day

The City of Sidney will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16 in observance of President’s Day. All city departments will be closed, including the landfill and the library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be running.  The Solid Waste... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 13, 2015

Scholarships Available

Accounting scholarship application available A $3,400 scholarship is available for a college student studying accounting. Applicants for the Donald L. Erb Memorial Scholarship must be a high school graduate from Cheyenne, Deuel, Keith or Lincoln... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 13, 2015

Leyton girls cruise past Garden Co. on the road

With the help of a strong shooting night from Natalie Cruise, the Leyton Lady Warriors concluded their regular season with a strong showing against their district rival Garden County Lady Eagles. Despite a slow offensive start for the Warriors,...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 12, 2015

Fourth-quarter profits fall at Cabela's

Profits at Cabela’s dropped during the holiday season, according to the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report released Thursday. Total revenue increased, but store sales slipped 5.5 percent and costs and expenses went up. “For the quarter, w...


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