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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 31, 2015 

City offices, services closed for Good Friday

The City of Sidney will be closed on Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday. 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 Department... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    March 31, 2015 

'Dogs battle at Holyoke track event

The Peetz Bulldogs track teams competed at the Holyoke Invitational on Saturday, with the boys taking third among the 12 teams competing. The girls team, despite having only six athletes on the...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    March 31, 2015 

Peetz falls to Merino on the diamond

The Peetz High baseball team went up against Merino’s ace pitcher on Monday afternoon and came up on the short end of a 12-1 five-inning final at home. The Bulldogs (2-1) were stymied by Rams’ hurler Connor Fiscus, who didn’t allow a hit over...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    March 30, 2015

Gas prices make slight decline over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38 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    March 30, 2015

Free preschool screening scheduled in Peetz

PEETZ, Colo. – Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Plateau School District RE-5 and Northeast Colorado Health Department, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages 6 months through 5 years – children who won’t... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 30, 2015

Women in Agriculture conference set for April 10 at Sidney

“Agriculture: Our Purpose. Our Passion” is the theme of the Women in Agriculture Conference April 10 at Sidney. The conference (8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites, 664 Chase Blvd.) is for women involved in farm and ranch business...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 30, 2015

USDA extends ARC, PLC deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week – until April 7 – to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 30, 2015

Chappell FFA chapter celebrates 85 Years

The Chappell Future Farmers of America chapter was chartered 85 years years ago, and many changes have taken place since Leslie Applegate – the first national FFA president – signed the local charter on March 31, 1930. All former Chappell and...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 27, 2015

Sidney's Anthony wins Clerk of the Year honors

KEARNEY, Neb. – Geri Anthony, city clerk for the City of Sidney, received the Nebraska Municipal Clerks Association’s “2015 Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award” in the First Class or Larger Category on Thursday night. The award was presented...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 27, 2015

Runza, TeamMates mentoring program team up with fundraiser

Runza restaurants across Nebraska and Iowa will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from sales on Tuesday, March 31 to the TeamMates Mentoring Program. “Runza restaurants is proud to take an active role in each and every community we serve,” aid... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 26, 2015

Kimball County birding tours start next week

The birds of Kimball County will be highlighted during a six-week series of Watchable Wildlife Tours sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Kimball Area Tourism Department, funded in part by the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund....

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 24, 2015

Dress Down Day Funds for the Arts

High Plains Art Council was the recipient of January's Cheyenne County Chamber Dress Down Day funds for the Missoula Children's Theatre. An amount of $960.12 was raised in support of its recent... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    March 24, 2015

Local billiards teams advance to APA Championships

Several local pool players were recently recognized for winning the Fall Session of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 8-Ball, 9-Ball and Masters Pool Leagues. Winning the Tuesday 8-Ball...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 23, 2015

Bingo, raffle fundraiser set to raise funds for elementary school technology

Sidney High School’s cafeteria will be transformed into a bingo hall on Thursday, March 26 to raise money for North, South and Central elementary schools. The fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run until about 7:30 p.m. The Sidney Red...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    March 23, 2015

Gas prices take slight dip

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 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    March 23, 2015

Wheat Belt Touchstone Award Program winners announced

The winners were recently announced for the Wheat Belt Public Power District’s Touchstone Awards Program – designed to recognize and award two students from each of the area high schools. One student is chosen on athletic achievements and one on...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 23, 2015

SPNRD OKs changes to rules and regulations

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors approved a number of changes to its rules and regulations at its March board meeting, including changes to fee schedules. The proposed amendments to the Districtwide Groundwater...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 20, 2015

Sidney kindergarten registration next week for 2015-'16 school year

Registration for kindergarten students attending Sidney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year will be held every day next week, March 23-27. It will take place at Central Elementary, 1114 16th St., each day from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Children who... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 18, 2015

Numerous scholarships available for Creek Valley students

CHAPPELL, Neb. – There are numerous scholarship opportunities available for Creek Valley High School students. All applications can be obtained from guidance counselor Kathy Ford. They include: • Lodgepole Volunteer Fire Department scholarship... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 17, 2015

A Believer and an Achiever

Sidney High School senior Sara Von Seggern was recognized as a recipient of the 2014-15 Believers & Achievers Award at halftime of the boys' D2 championship game at Pinnacle Bank Arena on... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 17, 2015

Baker & Associates receives Engineering Excellence Award

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Baker & Associates, based in Scottsbluff with an office in Sidney, received the 2015 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Nebraska. Baker & Associates was the winner of the “Small...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 17, 2015

Troopers announce stats from state basketball tourney enforcement

LINCOLN, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol issued 404 citations and warnings for speeding during high visibility enforcement efforts conducted during the boys’ state basketball tournament from March 12-14. Troopers also issued...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 17, 2015

WNCC Sidney campus receives $4,000 grant

Western Nebraska Community College’s Sidney Campus has received a $4000 grant from the Thomas D. Buckley Trust for the spring 2015 semester. The college will distribute the grant to eight students, with each student receiving $500. The students are...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    March 16, 2015

Gas prices beginning to balance out

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 2.2 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...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 16, 2015

Farm Credit Services of America returns $160 million to area farmers

Farm Credit Services of America has announced that eligible customer-owners in 13 counties in the Panhandle of Nebraska and Southeast Wyoming will receive checks this month totaling $3,019,000 – their share of the financial cooperative’s record...


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