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Articles from the February 18, 2016 edition

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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 18, 2016

Sidney High team wins envirothon

A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest. The Sidney team will compete at the state envirothon meet at Lied Lodge near Nebraska City on April 27....

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 18, 2016

Cabela's profits up, sales down in fourth quarter report

Cabela’s on Thursday reported an increase in revenue and decrease in sales for its fourth quarter of 2015, and reported that net income decreased over $2 million for fiscal year 2015. The company also said that its process to “explore and...

 By Amanda Tafolla    Community    February 18, 2016

Cheyenne County establishes truancy diversion program

Cheyenne County commissioners approved the establishment of a truancy diversion program on Monday which will coincide with a collaborative attendance plan by Sidney Public Schools. There are a few...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    February 18, 2016

Restocking the food pantry

Students in Sidney's North and South Elementary Schools' 'Act Of Kindness' collected canned food to replenish the food pantry and give back to the community. Pictured front row, from left, are...

 Obituaries    February 18, 2016

Matelda Torres

Matelda Torres, 94 of Denver, passed away at the Miller Memorial Care Center Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Memorial services and inurnment were held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in the... Full story

 Obituaries    February 18, 2016

Alvin Robert Lukesh

Alvin Robert Lukesh, 84 of Sidney and former Kimball resident, passed away at his home Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Alvin's wishes were for cremation to be held and no formal funeral services. Private... Full story

 Community    February 18, 2016

Community Calendar 02-18-16

Ongoing The Elks Lenten Fish Fry will be held every Friday between Feb. 19 through March 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., located at 1040 Jackson St. in Sidney. … A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up...

 By Jack Schilling    Opinion    February 18, 2016

Letter To The Editor - The Hose Monster

Dear Editor, I see they want a name for the water park. As much as the taxpayers are being hosed on this project and how big it is, they need to call it The Hose Monster.  Jack Schilling Sidney...

 Sports    February 18, 2016


BASKETBALL Thursday, Feb. 18 Potter-Dix girls vs. South Platte 6:30 p.m. (D2-11 subdistrict at Gering High School) Friday, Feb. 19 Leyton at Garden County (boys only) 4 p.m. Peetz at Fleming 4 p.m. Wallace at Creek Valley (boys only) 5 p.m. Sidney...

 By Staff Report    Sports    February 18, 2016

Arellano, Robb advance to semifinals at state

A pair of Sidney wrestlers are headed to the semifinals of the Class B Nebraska state wrestling tournament in Omaha. Trey Arellano (106) and Derek Robb (152) advanced to the semifinals of the state to...