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Articles from the January 25, 2016 edition

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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 25, 2016

Cowan wins Peetz spelling bee

Augustus Cowan of Sidney won the Peetz Plateau School District's annual spelling bee on Friday. Caroline Lindahl also of Sidney, took second place in the contest. Virginia Splichal, spelling bee...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    January 25, 2016

Wheat Belt explores possible renewable energy project

The Wheat Belt Public Power District inked an agreement last week to examine developing a renewable energy project. "The agreement starts the process to determine a technology, size and economic...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 25, 2016

Rotary accepting applications for RYLA Camp

For The sun-telegraph The Sidney Rotary Club is now accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp. The camp is available to students who are currently sophomores or juniors or of that age group. The Co-ed RYLA Camp will be held...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 25, 2016

Gas prices in Nebraska fall 4.9 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.83 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 Community    January 25, 2016

Community Calendar 01-25-16

Tuesday, Jan. 26 The Sidney Public Library will again be offering “Together is Fun” on Tuesday, Jan. 26, beginning at 4 p.m. for youth kindergarten through 6th grade. This program will feature seasonal games and or crafts and lots of giggles. For... Full story

 By Stan Fox    Opinion    January 25, 2016

Letter To The Editor

I just warmly want to thank The Sun-Telegraph, the sponsors and the participants for this year’s football contest. It was a real competitive season of 14 weeks, challenged by many intuitive and insightful participants. I, for one, looked forward...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 25, 2016

Lady Raiders smother Lady Bearcats

A smothering defense and a solid rebounding effort proved to be the winning combination for Sidney on Friday night. The Lady Raiders limited Scottsbluff to just eight points through three quarters as...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 25, 2016

Scottsbluff knocks off unbeaten Sidney, 58-45

The Sidney High boys basketball team lost its first game this season while playing at Scottsbluff High School on Friday, 58-45. While the game remained close in the first two quarters, the Bearcats...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 25, 2016

Bulldogs defeat Weldon Valley

The Peetz boys basketball team picked up a 75-74 win on Saturday at Weldon Valley. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-17 first quarter lead, and the game was knotted a 36-all at halftime. With the game tied heading into the fourth quarter, Peetz...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 25, 2016

Robb, Arellano win at Lexington tournament

Two Sidney wrestlers took first place and the Raiders finished seventh as a team at Saturday's John Higgins Invitational Tournament held at Lexington. Derek Robb took first in the 152 weight class...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 25, 2016

Bayard girls, Garden County boys win consolation rounds at MAC tourney

Bayard rallied with a strong fourth quarter effort to defeat Leyton, 32-27, in the girls consolation of the Minuteman Activities Conference Tournament on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Lady Tigers...

 Sports    January 25, 2016


BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 26 Potter-Dix at Pine Bluffs (Wyo.) 4 p.m. Creek Valley at Sutherland 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 Creek Valley at Garden County 4 p.m. Leyton at Minatare 4 p.m. Peetz (Colo.) at Prairie (Colo.) 4 p.m. Chadron at Sidney 5:30...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 25, 2016

Potter-Dix claims second straight MAC title

Potter-Dix coach Jeff Einspahr challenged his team to play their best game of the year Saturday night. It certainly looks like they did. The Lady Coyotes (12-1) overwhelmed a short-handed Creek...

 By John Verser    Sports    January 25, 2016

Storm rallies in third, tops Coyotes for MAC title win

A key third quarter run proved to be the difference for Creek Valley on Saturday night to claim the Minuteman Activities Conference Tournament championship against Potter-Dix. The Storm used a 15-2 th...