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Articles from the July 20, 2015 edition

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County Public Defender Policy Board members selected

Cheyenne County has taken the first step toward creating a public defender position. On Monday morning, County Commissioners named Tom Oliver and Philip Kelly as the two attorney representatives and Larry Nelson as the layperson representative for a...


Night of Hope Walk for Cancer on tap for Aug. 14

With a little less than a month to go, the Night of Hope Walk for Cancer Foundation committee is working on finishing up the last-minute details for this year’s event. The walk will be held Friday, Aug. 14 in Sidney’s Legion Park around the pond...


Game and Parks Commission sets 2015 early teal dates

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission set the 2015 early teal season dates at its meeting last week in Sidney. The teal hunting season will be Sept. 5-20 in the Low Plains and Sept. 12-20 in the High Plains. Teal hunting season dates are set to...


Gas prices across state see 3-cent increase on average

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has...


JoAnn Kurth

JoAnn Kurth, 85 of Gurley, passed away July 17, 2015, with her family at her bedside, after a two year battle with breast cancer and its complications. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of... Full story


LaVerne Armstrong

LaVerne Armstrong, 94 of Omaha and formerly of Sidney, passed away July 15, 2015. LaVerne was born on April 27, 1921. He is survived by wife Laura; son and daughter-in-law Mike and Angie of Elkhorn; grandchildren Amanda and Cory; sister Ferne... Full story


Death Notice: Donna M. Johnson

Donna M. Johnson, 76 of Kimball, died Saturday afternoon, July 18, 2015 at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. You can view the online obituary and share condolences... Full story


Court Briefs 07-20-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Monday, July 13, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Michael J. Votruba, age 26, of Sidney, appeared for arraignment on a charge of DUI – High Test, a class W misdemeanor. He pleaded... Full story


Community Calendar 07-20-15

Dalton Prairie Sooner Museum open Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m., for the rest of the summer. Farmer’s Market on Saturdays July 11 through Oct. 10 at Hickory Street Square from 8 to 11 a.m. in Sidney Tuesday, July 21 Night Of Hope Walk for... Full story

 By Larry Nelson    Opinion    July 20, 2015

Letter To The Editor: Jail time for chief is way out of line

Dear Editor: The headline in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph read “Chief gets jail time.” The Chief of Police. Who would make such a complaint that would result in such a sentence? Was it the city of Sidney official who was out of control? I doubt it.... Full story

 By Mark Watson    Community    July 20, 2015

No Till Notes: 'Irrigation Rotation'

During the Panhandle No-till Partnership’s field days, practices on irrigated acres were discussed. The farms we visited have been using the standard irrigated no-till crop rotation of winter wheat, corn, dry edible beans and back to winter wheat....

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    July 20, 2015


RESULTS (DISTANCE IN FEET) 5,500 lbs. Gas 4x4 1. Ben Mitchell Bridgeport 265.16 2. Berry Landers Bridgeport 237.18 3. Renee Scheiding Carpenter, Wyo. 230.10 4. Kerry Karp Lisco 171.77 Antique Tractor...


Sidney's Jones picked to team

Alex Jones of Sidney recently participated in the USSSA All-American Baseball Showcase tryouts in Des Moines, Iowa. Jones made the final roster for the 9-year-old division and will be on the Central... Full story


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