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Articles from the January 18, 2016 edition

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 By John Verser    Community    January 18, 2016

Celebrating perfection

Sidney players and fans celebrate while stunned Lexington players look on in disbelief early Saturday evening after Cutter O'Connell's 3-pointer banked into the basket to give the Raiders a 58-56 win...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    January 18, 2016

Firefighters respond to kitchen fire

A fire that began in the kitchen of a home in north Sidney caused extensive damage on Friday evening. Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Keith Stone said the fire was ignited on the stove and...

 By Staff Report    Community    January 18, 2016

City reminds residents to clear snow from sidewalks

The City of Sidney is reminding residents of a municipal ordinance requiring sidewalks to be cleared with 24 hours of a snow fall. Joe Aikens, Sidney assistant police chief, said the reminder is being issued because of falls a few residents had last...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 18, 2016

Gas prices rise less than 1 cent

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.88 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    January 18, 2016

Benefit for Deuel Co. deputy nets $7K

Volunteers served about 1,000 pancakes on Saturday morning during a benefit breakfast for a Deuel County sheriff's deputy shot four times in the line of duty last month. As groups of diners filed...

 Community    January 18, 2016

Court Briefs 01-18-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County District Court on Jan. 13 before the Honorable Derek Weimer: Valente Acosta-Simental, 54, of Sidney, appeared for a status on a charge of distribution of methamphetamine, which is a Class II felony....

 Community    January 18, 2016

Community Calendar 01-18-16

Tuesday, Jan 19 The Jr. Friends of the Library will be meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Sidney Public Library. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and welcomes youth 6th through 12th grade. The emphasis of this organization is community involvement by d... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 18, 2016

No Till notes: 'Water Conservation'

I’ve been busy building my PowerPoint presentations for the No till On The Plains and High Plains No till winter conferences. I’ve been asked to speak about water conservation at each of these conferences. I’ve always thought that our limited...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 18, 2016

Potter-Dix overcomes slow start, tops Leyton

Potter-Dix got off to a slow start Friday night, but kicked things into high gear in the second quarter and went on to roll past cross-county rival Leyton, 47-32. The Lady Warriors (6-4) opened with...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 18, 2016

Warriors defeat Coyotes

Zach Hellie scored 27 points as Leyton used a strong second quarter to defeat cross-county rival Potter-Dix, 54-41, on Friday night. Hellie led the Warriors (5-5) on both sides of the floor with a...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 18, 2016

Sidney takes third at Chase County

The Sidney wrestling team had a pair of first place finishes as it took third as a team Saturday at the Chase County Tournament. Trey Arellano (106) and Kaden Vowers (113) each won their respective weight classes for the Raiders. Arellano topped...

 Sports    January 18, 2016


BASKETBALL Monday, Jan. 18 Leyton at Potter-Dix (boys only) 6:30 p.m. Banner County at Creek Valley (boys only) 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Sedgwick County (Colo.) at Peetz (Colo.) 4 p.m. Minatare at Potter-Dix (girls only) 6:30 p.m. Garden County at...

 Sports    January 18, 2016


106 - Trey Arellano - finished first Quarterfinals - Trey Arellano (Sidney) over Evan Nordhausen (Wauneta-Palisade) (Fall 0:43) Semifinals - Trey Arellano (Sidney) over Matthew Wissink (Dundy County-Stratton) (Fall 1:29) First Place Match - Trey...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 18, 2016

Banking it in for perfection

Cutter O'Connell doesn't usually celebrate banking in a 3-pointer - but he did Saturday, and he had a lot of help with that celebration. O'Connell's banked-in trey as time expired lifted Sidney to a...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 18, 2016

Lady Raiders edge Minutemaids for 56-50 victory

Sidney had the advantage for most of the game, but had to hold off a tough rally from Lexington in the final minutes of the game to win, 56-50, Saturday night at Cabela's Athletic Facility. "It was...