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Articles from the January 26, 2015 edition

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 By Provided By Amber Talich    Community    January 26, 2015

Gaston inducted to Jaycees' Hall

On Saturday, Wendall Gaston pictured with his wife, Deanna, was honored at the 2014 Year End Convention hosted by the Nebraska Jaycee Foundation in Lincoln. He is the 39th former Jaycee member... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 26, 2015

Sidney's Hehnke elected chairman of statewide alliance

LINCOLN, Neb. – The City of Sidney's Public Services Director John Hehnke was elected the chairman of board of directors for the Public Alliance for Community Energy for fiscal year 2015-16 at its...

 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    January 26, 2015

Thanking a life-saving crew

Sidney's Dale and Bonita Dickinson pictured with the Air Link flight crew and Emergency Response Care team that assisted him after having a farm accident resulting in several broken bones. On Friday,... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

Nebraska gas prices remain steady over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have not moved in the past week, averaging $1.93 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3...

 Obituaries    January 26, 2015

Death Notice: Phil S. Fulton

Phil S. Fulton, 78 of Sidney, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Phil’s care and funeral... Full story

 Community    January 26, 2015

Court Briefs 01-26-15

The following people appeared in Deuel County Court on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Jonathon Stellar appointed special prosecutor for this case: Jason Vogt, age 30 of Chappell, appeared for presentment on a charge of... Full story

 Community    January 26, 2015

Community Calendar 01-26-15

Ongoing Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great Topics and food. Call Leslie @ 250-1113 if questions. Tuesday, Jan. 27 Western Nebraska Community College nursing students will tak... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

2015 beef feedlot roundtables set for three locations

LINCOLN, Neb. – Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn the latest in feedlot nutrition, health, and economics at the 2015 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 10-12 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point, wi...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

Organic farming conference set for Torrington

The latest information for reduced inputs for sustainable, organic farming will be offered at the Organic Farmers Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Torrington, Wyo. The second annual conference, presented by the University of Wyoming Extension and...

 By Mark Watson    Community    January 26, 2015

No Till Notes: 'Panhandle No-Till Conference'

The Panhandle No-till Partnership is hosting the Panhandle No-Till Conference on Feb. 10-11. The conference is to be held at the Gering Civic Center beginning with registration at 8 a.m. each day. The local Natural Resources Conservation Service...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 26, 2015

SPNRD board begins year with new member

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors began the year by welcoming a new member into its fold, while choosing Keith Rexroth to continue his role as chairman. Phil Grabowski of...

 By David Ostdiek    Community    January 26, 2015

Retiring High Plains Ag Lab farm manager Nightingale reflects on career

The High Plains Ag Lab north of Sidney, operated by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will turn 45 this year. For nearly 40 of those years, Tom...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    January 26, 2015

Sidney boys topple Scottsbluff

In front of a packed and raucous crowd at Cabela's Athletic Facility, the Sidney High boys' basketball team worked together to earn their biggest win of the season, 65-58, over the Scottsbluff...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 26, 2015

Lady Raiders fall to Bearcats on road

The first blow for District B-6 supremacy went to the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats as they rode their hot shooting to a 68-57 win over the Sidney Lady Raiders in Scottsbluff on Friday night. The Raiders suffered their first district loss (9-6, 4-1) and...

 Sports    January 26, 2015


BOYS – Friday Sidney 65, Scottsbluff 58 Scottsbluff 11 21 9 17 – 58 Sidney 21 12 14 18 – 65 SCOTTSBLUFF (58) – Landon Walker 21, Dru Kuxhausen 12, Trent Harris 11, Austin Clarkson 7, Dillon Hernandez 3, Ashley Jones 2, Jackson Hinze 1, Matt... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 26, 2015

Peetz boys top Weldon

FOR THE SUN-TELEGRAPH The Peetz Bulldogs’ boys basketball team upped its season record to 7-4 at home on Saturday night with a 70-31 victory over district rival Weldon Valley. Peetz took it to the Warriors (4-10) from the opening tip as it raced...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    January 26, 2015

Leyton boys upend P-D for 3rd place in MAC tourney

 Though the top prize had already escaped their grasps, the Leyton Warriors and Potter-Dix Coyotes still had a long-standing rivalry to settle. Though the Warriors couldn’t defend their MAC title of a year ago, they took the upper hand in their...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    January 26, 2015

Raiders take 10th in top-notch invitational

Though Derek Robb again rolled through the competition at 138 pounds, the Sidney High wresting team struggled to a 10th-place finish at the Jim Higgins Invite in Lexington on Saturday. Kearney won...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    January 26, 2015

Lady Coyotes claim MAC championship

By dethroning reigning champion Leyton, the Potter-Dix girls' basketball team realized a season-long goal Saturday by winning the MAC championship at Sidney Middle School. Though much of the game was...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    January 26, 2015

Storm girls fall short vs. Bayard

 After Allie Blackwelder’s short jumper gave the Creek Valley Storm an early lead in the opening moments of the girls’ MAC consolation game, it was all down hill from there. With a consistent effort from start-to-finish, the Bayard Tigers...