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Articles from the January 30, 2014 edition

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 By Caitlin Sievers    News    January 30, 2014

CUSTER TRIAL: "There was blood everywhere" witnesses of shooting tell the court

The two men who witnessed the shooting of Adam McCormick in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 2012 testified about the events of that night as the state of Nebraska vs. Jason Custer continued into its third day. Custer, 35 is charged with first...

 By Dave Faries    Community    January 30, 2014

Students compete for shot at the National Spelling Bee

For the second consecutive year, Sidney's Salena Petluri took top honors in the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee. She will go on to compete in the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha, with a chance to... Full story

 By Caitlin Sievers    Community    January 30, 2014

Democratic candidate visits Sidney for coffee, conversation

Dave Domina, U.S. Senate candidate says his heart is in rural Nebraska. Although Domina is running as a Democrat, he thinks being an American and representing the interests of all Nebraskans should...

 By Dave Faries    Community    January 30, 2014

Police ruse led to Lenstrom's detainment for bank robbery; FBI requests federal arrest warrant

When Sidney police confronted Janetta Lenstrom last Friday morning after the robbery at Sidney Federal Saving’s & Loan, the Potter resident allegedly “broke down, stating she was either going to kill herself or rob a bank, as it was the only way...

 By Caitlin Sievers    Opinion    January 30, 2014

Tales of a coffee-holic: Not so total recall

Obviously, most of us are pretty reliant on our memories for daily function. Memory guides us to work, helps us complete tasks and look back on our lives. Many of us would probably be surprised to find that the ways in which we remember a special or...

 Opinion    January 30, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Remembering survivors

The dwindling number of survivors of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, have met this week in Warsaw, Poland and around the world commemorating the 69th anniversary of its liberation by the Russian army.  Sidney’s lone Polish survivor, Benny... Full story

 By William H. Benson    Opinion    January 30, 2014

English vs. French

Edgar Allan Poe first saw in print his poem “The Raven” on January 29, 1845. You might recall from high school literature, that the raven visited the poet on a cold December night and would say only one word, “Nevermore,” a word that rhymed...

 By Dave Faries    Community    January 30, 2014

Lone Survivor (R)

The outcome of “Lone Survivor” is never in doubt. Four U.S. Navy Seals drop into a Taliban stronghold targeting a particular leader. They find themselves surrounded by hundreds of well-armed fighters and, as the title suggests, only one man...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    January 30, 2014

Cheyenne County Art Guild selects Ann Darling as Artist of the Month

For The Sun-Telegraph The Cheyenne County Art Guild has selected local artist Ann Darling as Artist of the Month.  Darling is a life-long resident of Cheyenne County and a graduate of Sidney High...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    January 30, 2014

Talking Sports: February brings critical local contests

When the first page of the of the 2014 calendar is torn off to reveal the second, it means the local winter sports scene will be racing towards its dramatic conclusion. With February comes the final regular-season basketball games for all schools in...