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Articles from the February 9, 2015 edition

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 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    February 9, 2015

Ada Johnson turns 104 in Sidney

Sidney resident Ada Johnson celebrated her 104th birthday on Sunday. She was born and raised in Cheyenne County on a ranch about 25 miles south of Sidney with her parents and three older sisters. "I...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    February 9, 2015

Happy birthday from the Red Raiders

The Sidney Red Raiders' Jake Heeren poses with Dion Turner after several Raiders' players presented him with a signed basketball for his 11th birthday.... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    February 9, 2015

Gas prices jump across state jump in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 15.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that... Full story

 Obituaries    February 9, 2015

Death Notice: Dale E. Buhrdorf

Dale E. Buhrdorf, 72 of Scottsbluff and former Cheyenne County resident, passed away Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation... Full story

 Obituaries    February 9, 2015

Death Notice: Carol Spencer

Carol Spencer, 89 of Gering and longtime Potter resident, passed away at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Sat., Feb. 7, 2015. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service,... Full story

 Obituaries    February 9, 2015

Earline Cox

Earline Cox, 91 of Sidney, passed away Wed., Feb. 4, 2015 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wed., Feb. 11th in the First United Methodist Church with... Full story

 Obituaries    February 9, 2015

Jerilynn M. "Jeri" Childers

Jerilynn M. "Jeri" Childers, 72 of Sidney, passed away Thurs., Feb. 5, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tues., Feb. 10th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor... Full story

 Obituaries    February 9, 2015

Lyle L. Shaw

Lyle L. Shaw, 86 of Dix, died at the Kimball County Manor on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 10, 2015 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball with... Full story

 Community    February 9, 2015

Community Calendar 02-09-15

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. The Nebraska Master Gardener Program is offering classes for those... Full story

 By Rob Langrell    Opinion    February 9, 2015

New elementary school needs to happen – now

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots on just one question. But it’s a big decision that’ll impact the Sidney community for decades to come. The time is now to vote “yes” for the bond that’ll create the funds for a... Full story

 By Mark Watson    Community    February 9, 2015

No Till Notes: 'Irwin Demonstration Farm'

One of the pleasures of traveling to the various winter conference meetings and summer field days I attend is getting introduced to some real innovative producers and researchers who strive to really make a difference in modern production...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 9, 2015

Forest Service, BLM announce grazing fee for 2015

The 2015 federal grazing fee, which is determined annually through a Congressionally-mandated formula, will increase by $0.34 on March 1. The fee applies to more than 8,000 permits administered by the U.S. Forest Service and nearly 18,000 grazing...

 By Rob Langrell    Sports    February 9, 2015

Sidney boys stumble at Scottsbluff

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Like a good heavyweight fight, it took a little while for the Sidney and Scottsbluff boys' basketball teams to get a feel for each other on Saturday night. After trading punches...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    February 9, 2015

Red Raiders survive battle with Gering, 54-42

While the Sidney High boys' team took advantage of a technical foul call late in the game at Gering on Jan. 9 to eek out a two-point victory, the Red Raiders gave themselves more room for error the se...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 9, 2015

BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Peetz picks up two victories over weekend

The Peetz Bulldogs boys basketball team won a pair of 1A North Central League games over the weekend to up their league record to 7-2 and 10-5 overall. On Friday night at Carlile Gymnasium, the...

 Sports    February 9, 2015


Girls’ Basketball Tuesday, Feb. 10 Leyton at Bayard, 5 p.m. Creek Valley at Perkins Co., 5:30 p.m. Peetz at Potter-Dix, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 Leyton at Garden County, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 Peetz at Caliche, 5 p.m. Chadron at Sidney, 5:30... Full story

 Sports    February 9, 2015


Friday Sidney 54, Gering 42 Gering 8 7 19 8 – 42 Sidney 15 6 14 19 – 54 GERING (42) – Esai Hernandez 12, Austin Hoffman 11, Joses Palomo 10, Brent Barge 6, Kraiger Ebbers 2, Sonny Salazar 1. SIDNEY (54) – Tyler Wintholz 16, Lane Harvey 13,... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    February 9, 2015

Lady Raiders post pair of wins

While Scottsbluff put a stop to Sidney's five-game winning streak back on Jan. 23, the Lady Raiders responded with the perfect solution – start another five-game winning streak. Rather than being...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    February 9, 2015

Sidney girls shrug off slow start, down Gering

 If there was any doubt that a pair of late first-half field goals by Sidney Lady Raiders' Annalise Lecher and Emily Mahr on Friday night were the enough to put the locals ahead for good, Maddie...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 9, 2015

Lady Warriors rally past Creek Valley, 45-40

The Leyton Lady Warriors (8-10) overcame a seven point first-quarter deficit to post a 45-40 victory over the Creek Valley Lady Storm (6-10) on Friday at Chappell in a non-district contest. The...

 Sports    February 9, 2015


Friday Sidney 37, Gering 27 Gering 6 6 4 11 – 27 Sidney 5 11 12 9 – 37 GERING (27) -– Kaylee Spreier 11, Ashlyn Schultz 7, Katie Martinez 3, Mariah Conn 2, Allie Boggs 2, Sam Rahmig 2. SIDNEY (37) – Maddie Stafford 10, Kelsey Knight 9, Emily... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 9, 2015

Potter-Dix girls top Garden Co. by 26

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes continued their strong season with a 54-28 win over the Garden County Lady Lady Eagles at Oshkosh in a non-district contest on Friday night. The Coyotes (14-3) jumped out... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 9, 2015

Peetz High girls split pair of weekend contests

The Peetz Lady Bulldogs (7-8, 4-5) split a pair of 1A North Central League games over the weekend with a 39-33 win on the road over Weldon Valley (2-16, 1-8) on Saturday and a 52-33 loss at home to Briggsdale (12-4, 6-2) on Friday night. While the...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    February 9, 2015


Considering they went undefeated in duals this season, perhaps it was fitting that the Sidney Red Raiders' wrestlers finished their regular-season schedule with a dominating dual performance over...