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Articles from the October 12, 2015 edition

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 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    October 12, 2015

Local town celebrates 'For Peetz Sake Days'

PEETZ, Colo. – Several locals from Peetz and plenty of visitors turned out Saturday for the annual "For Peetz Sake Days" celebration. With a parade, games, food, crafts, football, volleyball and...

 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    October 12, 2015

Sidney launches effort to encourage walking, boost overall health

An “Activate Sidney” community-wide meeting will be held at Western Nebraska Community College’s Sidney campus this Wednesday to bring together locals interested in creating a more walkable, bikeable and runnable Sidney. The meeting will be...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    October 12, 2015

Regional West receives Healthgrades' patient safety award

Regional West achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays. The distinction places Regional...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    October 12, 2015

State sees gas prices climb over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 18 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    October 12, 2015

Peetz FFA member Davis selected to perform at national convention

Adam Davis, a member of the Future Farmers of America chapter in Peetz, Colo., will perform on stage during the 2015 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Ky. Davis, a senior and the son of...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    October 12, 2015

Two events mark Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Panhandle Mental Health Center will be sponsoring two community-based events to mark National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October. The first will be a presentation on drugs and alcohol given by Chuck Elley on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at the...

 Obituaries    October 12, 2015

Glenn W. Geiger

Glenn W. Geiger, 84, a longtime Sidney and Lake McConaughy area resident, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 5, 2015 at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct.... Full story

 Obituaries    October 12, 2015

Service Notice: Dolores L. Williams

Dolores L. Williams, 92 of Sidney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Sidney on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Heithoff... Full story

 By Brandon Draper    Community    October 12, 2015

Class of 1955 Celebration

The Sidney High School Class of 1955 held its 60th reunion on Oct. 3-4 at the Country Inn & Suites. Those coming the farthest distance where Jerry Dolan from Port Isabel, Texas., Reba Kinne Huge...

 Community    October 12, 2015

Community Calendar 10-12-15

Monday, Oct.12 Cool Kids Club/ No Limits will be hosting Lights On After School – a national celebration for after school programs across the nation. We will hold a soup supper at North Elementary for families and supporters of the program... Full story

 By Mark Watson    Community    October 12, 2015

No till notes: 'Managing your bucket'

One of the best visualizations I’ve heard for managing your soil moisture and the precipitation you receive is to compare your soil’s moisture holding capacity to a bucket. The size of your bucket depends on the soil texture, organic matter...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 12, 2015

Sidney volleyball captures third at conference event

The Sidney High School volleyball team finished third in the six-team field at the Western Conference Tournament on Saturday in Mitchell. Chadron, which was the No. 1 seed, defeated Gering for the tournament title to claim the championship trophy...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 12, 2015

Peetz falls to Briggsdale in 3 sets

The Peetz High School volleyball team lost to Briggsdale in straight sets at home Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs lost the match 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 to slip to 2-13 on the season. The Falcons improved to 10-4. Peetz returns to action on Thursday...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 12, 2015

CV loses tough game to Morrill

Creek Valley High’s football team came up just short from collecting its first win of the season Friday night, falling to Morrill 38-20. The Storm (0-6) led 6-0 after the first quarter and 12-8 at halftime. With Morrill clinging to a 16-12 lead...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 12, 2015

Peetz whips Briggsdale in Homecoming game

The Peetz High School football team had little trouble cruising to a Homecoming victory on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs jumped out to a big first-half lead and sailed to a 64-8 win over...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 12, 2015

Leyton posts second consecutive victory

Leyton High School’s Kordell Maestas had another big night running the ball as the Warriors won for the second consecutive week. Maestas rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries to help propel Leyton to a 40-22 victory over Hay...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 12, 2015

Garden Co. rolls by Potter-Dix

An offensive explosion in the first quarter helped propel Garden County High School to a 70-26 victory over Potter-Dix on Friday night. The Eagles put up 46 points in the opening 12 minutes to remain undefeated at 6-0. Potter-Dix slipped to 0-6 on...

 By Rob Langrell    Sports    October 12, 2015

Ground game too much for Sidney

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Sidney High School knew rival Scottsbluff would bring a potent running game to their district showdown on Friday night. Stopping it, however, would be another story. The...