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Articles from the March 13, 2014 edition

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 By Dave Faries    Community    March 13, 2014

In good cheer

Zoey Mines of the Sidney cheer team serves up an order of ice cream to a guest at Runza on Wednesday. The restaurant donated a portion of their sales on Wednesday evening to the cheer team to help... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    March 13, 2014

In good cheer

Sidney cheerleader Emma Brosnan strikes a pose while helping out behind the counter at Runza on Wednesday. The restaurant donated a portion of their sales on Wednesday evening to the cheer team to... Full story

 By Caitlin Sievers    News    March 13, 2014

City, state differ on sales tax refund rules, despite recent changes

As of this month, the city of Sidney will finally receive one year of advanced notification before the state takes refunds out of the city’s local sales taxes. In the past, if companies qualified for sales tax refunds on projects, they would file a...

 By Caitlin Sievers    Community    March 13, 2014

Study shows need for new police station

The Sidney Police Department sorely needs a news headquarters, according to a recent feasibility study. Chief of Police B.J. Wilkinson agreed that the police station’s current location wasn’t ideal for the growing community. “Geographically,...

 Community    March 13, 2014

Engagement: Madden, Buchholz to marry

Kevin and Amy Madden are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy, to Shane Buchholz, son of Randy and Dona Buchholz of Chugwater, Wyo. Stacy, a 2003 graduate of Potter-Dix High... Full story

 Obituaries    March 13, 2014

Death Notice - Marjorie Lessman

Marjorie Lessman, 88 of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Penrose St. Francis Health Services Medical Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel &... Full story

 Community    March 13, 2014

Court Briefs - 03-13-14

The following person appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Wednesday, March 13, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Billy Martinez age 34 of Sidney, appeared for a preliminary hearing on an amended charge of Terroristic Threats. This is a class IV... Full story

 By Caitlin Sievers    Opinion    March 13, 2014

Tales of a coffee-holic: Deal with it

On Monday the U.S. Senate passed the Victims Protection Act, unanimously. This bill, which was introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill and sponsored by Nebraskan Sen. Deb Fischer, as well as Sen. Kelly Ayotte, strives to put an end to sexual assault in...

 By William H. Benson    Opinion    March 13, 2014

The Luck of the Irish

Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan is a very Irish name, and she had the red-hair to go with it. Born March 16, 1912, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, in Ely, Nevada, her parents moved to Cerritos, California, when she was a child. After high school,...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 13, 2014

Lodgepole Volunteer Fire Department Announces Scholarship Deadline

The Lodgepole Volunteer Fire Department announces a scholarship available to graduating seniors from the Creek Valley High School. Criteria include that the applicant has shown a consistent commitment to school and non-school volunteer activities... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 13, 2014

Sidney student earns scholarship

For The Sun-Telegraph The University of Nebraska Panhandle Alumni Chapter announced recipients of Alumni Scholarships during the chapter’s annual Founders’ Dinner. Nick Castner of Sidney, son of Ralph and Kim Castner, earned one of the... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 13, 2014

Chappell Rotary Club Higher Education Award

The Chappell Rotary Club will present two $500 Higher Education Awards to High School Graduates that are attending their second, third or fourth year of college or technical school. The applicant must have a 2.0 or ‘C’ grade point average to be... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    March 13, 2014

Chappell Lions Club Scholarship

The Chappell Lions Club Scholarship applications are now available from Kathy Ford, Guidance Counselor at Creek Valley High School. The application deadline is April 7. Students may also assess the application and application guidelines on “Face Bo... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    March 13, 2014

Ten Questions with Don Ogle, Information & Education Coordinator, South Platte Natural Resources District

Don Ogle started out in the newspaper field, working with the Pine Bluffs Post and the Sidney Sun-Telegraph before moving into public relations. He even served as publicist for an amusement park ride...

 By Dave Faries    Community    March 13, 2014

Beyond the numbers

It might be dangerous to ask Jim Margetts to tap out the “Chicken Dance” on his piano. The non-trumpet half of the band Two Men and a Trumpet played at a German restaurant while in college. Just about every night someone requested the memorable...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 13, 2014

Leyton comeback falls short

Perhaps it was just too close to St. Patricks day to deny the Irish. Though the Leyton Warriors won three of the four quarters, a 23-4 edge for Falls City Sacred Heart in the second quarter, turned...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 13, 2014

Talking Sports: The stuff dreams are made of

Another Lincoln hotel room the night before a championship bout. There's an eastward view of the city from the third-floor window of this room. The sky is clear, the moon bright and the city lights...