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Prosecution shows video, defense argues chain-of-custody mishaps

The State of Nebraska, represented by Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub, continued its case against Jason Assad, 36, of Sidney, on Thursday. Assad, represented by Steven Elmhaeuser, is charged with...


Two businesses fail compliance checks

The Nebraska State Patrol conducted checks of underage tobacco retail compliance as part of the Tobacco Free in the Panhandles comprehensive plan to keep youth from starting to use tobacco products. Officers with the assistance of youth under the...


Starting a new chapter

Andrew Sherman is excited to turn the page and start a new chapter at the Sidney Public Library as the library director. Originally from Omaha, Neb., Sherman began his adventure at the Sidney Public L...


Across The Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865

The date of April 9, 2015, marked the 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Thirty days later that bloody conflict – of four long years – would come to an official end. The...


Community Calendar 02-17-15

Saturday, April 18 Girls Day Out will be held Saturday, April 18. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m., registration takes place 10 a.m.-noon. Goodie bags are filled with items and coupons from participating merchants. Box lunches will be... Full story


Donald C. Farnsworth

Donald C. Farnsworth, 80, a former longtime Sidney resident, passed away Jan. 7, 2015 in Springfield, Mo. Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 10 a.m., Mon., April 20, in the Greenwood... Full story


Death Notice: Dale McKinney

Dale McKinney, 87 of Sidney and a longtime Potter resident, died Thursday afternoon, April 16, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. You can view the online obituary and... Full story


Death Notice: Paizlee Mae Deeds

Paizlee Mae Deeds, infant daughter of Craig and Ashley (Zalesky) Deeds passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Presbyterian/St.Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. Private family services are scheduled. Cremation has been held and private family... Full story


God's Gospel Gift of Grace

Today, I would like to examine the topic of God’s grace, with the endeavor of finding a good usable definition. There are many books on the market about this topic, but I have yet to find a really good practical definition. I did a word study on...


Good Old Days 04-17-15

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 'Switch...



TRACK & FIELD Saturday, April 18 Potter-Dix at Alliance, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 Creek Valley at Sutherland Invite, 9 a.m. MDT Friday, April 24 Potter Dix at Pine Bluffs Invite, 9 a.m. Leyton and Sidney JV at Morrill Invite, 9 a.m. Sidney at... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 17, 2015

Sidney teams face tough foes at Invite

GOTHENBURG, Neb. – Both the boys and girls track and field teams had another strong meet as the Red Raiders went up against a field of strong Class A and B teams at the Dutch Zorn Invite on...


Red Raider golfers take 8th in Hastings

The Sidney High boys’ golf team teed it up at Lockland Country Coub in the Hastings Invite on Thursday and finished eighth among the 10 teams competing. Kearney won the event by a comfortable margin with 303 strokes, while Grand Island and McCook...


GUILTY VERDICT: Assad convicted on all five charges

It took the jury in the Jason Assad trial less than three hours to reach a unanimous decision: guilty on all five charges. Closing statements in the two-and-half day trial concluded Friday afternoon. Preparations had been made to sequester the jury... Full story


Man killed by police after wife apparently stabbed

Clark Drive in Sidney was blocked off Sunday evening as law enforcement officers established a perimeter and secured the scene in front of a residence where a woman with stab wounds had been found fleeing and her husband was later killed by police.... Full story


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