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Articles from the August 21, 2015 edition

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 By Ryan Hermens    Community    August 21, 2015

Commissioners discuss upcoming budget

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners met twice this week for workshops to create a balanced budget for 2015-'16. The budget year actually began on July 1, but counties have until Sept. 20 to...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    August 21, 2015

Chappell family visits namesake town

The great grandson of the man Chappell was named for visited the community in western Deuel County this week. Charles Henry Chappell IV lives in a suburb near Washington, D.C., and last visited...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    August 21, 2015


The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department conducted a training session Thursday night at Central Elementary School. While some area residents turned out thinking it was a real fire, their fears were put... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    August 21, 2015

IHG to launch Holiday Inn Express in Sidney

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Sidney Hospitality to build an 82-room, four-story Holiday Inn Express in Sidney. The hotel will mark the entry of the new prototype Holiday Inn Express that was rolled out a year...

 By M. Timothy Nolting    Community    August 21, 2015

Across The Fence: 'Medicine Bill' has plenty of mystery

William Averill Comstock – sometimes called "Buffalo Bill" and frequently referred to as "Medicine Bill" – was said to be a half-breed of Cheyenne and white ancestry. Others would claim that he ha...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    August 21, 2015

Public hearing set for proposed irrigation allocations

A hearing has been set for Sept. 15 by the South Platte Natural Resources District to hear public testimony for the proposed irrigation allocations. The SPNRD board took action during its meeting earlier this month to set preliminary numbers for each...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    August 21, 2015

WNCC accepting submissions for art exhibit

Western Nebraska Community College is inviting Panhandle artists to submit original artwork to be included in the fourth annual Art Gallery Exhibit taking place on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the John N. Harms Advanced Technology Center in Scottsbluff....

 Community    August 21, 2015

Community Calendar 08-21-15

Ongoing Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great topics/food/fellowship. Call Leslie at (308) 250-1113 with questions. A Parkinson’s support group for the Western Nebraska... Full story

 By Jim Gerhold    Community    August 21, 2015

Good, the friend of 'great'

“Greatness isn’t a decision. Greatness comes as a result of making good decisions or producing good results over time.” – Justin Lathrop You may or may not have heard the well-known quote from Jim Collins, “Good is the enemy of great.”...

 Community    August 21, 2015

Good Old Days 08-21-15

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 'Cowboy...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    August 21, 2015

Raiders hold concussion awareness event

Not long ago, having one’s “bell rung” in an athletic contest was was not necessarily viewed as a serious matter. In fact, a player having his or her bell rung could even inspire amused responses from coaches, teammates and even close friends...