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Articles from the March 25, 2016 edition

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County Judge Roland swears in three volunteers to CASA

Three volunteers were sworn in to the Cheyenne County CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, Thursday in the county courtroom by County Judge Randin Roland. CASA is an organization that offers...

 

Speed limit on Greenwood Rd., Pole Creek Crossing increased to 35 mph

The Sidney City Council approved an increase to the speed limits of two roads surrounding the Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) by 10 miles per hour during Tuesday's regular meeting. Currently,...

 

Commissioners demo John Deere motor grader

Monday's Cheyenne County Commissioners' meeting ended with a trip to the county highway shop for a demonstration of a John Deere motor grader that might be purchased in the future. Motor graders are...

 

Potter-Dix rated 'Excellent' in new AQuESTT accountability system

Potter-Dix Public Schools celebrated earlier this week after ranking in the top five school district in the state under the Nebraska Department of Education's new accountability system, AQuESTT....

 

Shirley M. Fisher

Shirley M. Fisher, 83 of Sidney, passed away at the SRMC Extended Care Tuesday evening, March 22, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 28, in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney with Rev. Tar Drazdowski of the Christ Episcopal... Full story

 

WNCC Veterans Upward Bound program to host Veterans Stand Down event

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) and the Veterans Upward Bound program at Western Nebraska Community College will host a Veterans Stand Down event on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The focus of Veterans Stand...

 

Regional West Medical Center earns Blue Distinction Center Designation for Quality in Spine Surgery

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has selected Regional West Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Regional West Medical Center is one of four hospitals in...

 

Community Calendar 03-25-16

Ongoing A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up locations) for Tabitha Davis. Donations can be made to: “Tabitha Davis Memorial Fund” to help defray expenses and to benefit twin daughters...

 

2016 Touchstone Energy awards announced

It is with great pride that Wheat Belt presents the Touchstone Energy Scholastic and Athletic Winners for 2016. These are students chosen by educators and coaches not because they are necessarily the highest point scorer, fastest runner, or received...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Opinion    March 25, 2016

There's a reason 'Winter Texan' is a thing

Coming from South Texas, this week's snowstorm is definitely not something that I have experienced many times in my life. Sure, as a military brat, I've seen my share of snowfall when my father was...

 

Letter To The Editor - Reader: Enough is enough

Dear Editor, When a person graduates from high school, he can choose the higher education route and spend lots of money getting a degree. Or, he can spend lots of money on farmland and equipment to become a farmer. The first one might end up paying... Full story

 

Eater love

He is risen! He is risen, indeed! That is the triumphant shout we will hear in churches around the world on Easter Sunday Morning. Yes, we have a lot to shout about...the resurrection of our...

 

Good Old Days 03-25-16

Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago ‘Storm Creates Problems Driving, Power Lines’ March 23...

 

Wrestlers place in state tournament

Thirty from the Sidney wrestling club headed to state last weekend. The club had 30 wrestlers qualify at the Nebraska USA District 1 State Qualifier at the beginning of the month. The state...

 

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