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Articles from the October 26, 2015 edition

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 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    October 26, 2015

Families flock to annual Hay Day Festival

Several locals turned out for the 12th annual Hay Day Festival at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds last Saturday. The event was hosted by the Cool Kids Club/No Limits, Kids Plus, 4-H and the Cheyenne...

 By Rob Langrell    Community    October 26, 2015

Three local football teams qualify for state football playoffs

The Sidney, Leyton and Peetz high school football teams have all qualified for postseason play. Sidney’s 13-9 win over Gering on Friday night earned the Red Raiders a spot in the Class B state tournament. Sidney is the No. 14 seed and will play at...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    October 26, 2015

Sunol festival celebrates Halloween

SUNOL – Residents and visitors in Sunol got an early start to Halloween last weekend. On Saturday, the community held its fifth annual Halloween festival. Throughout the afternoon and evening,...

 Obituaries    October 26, 2015

Verena M. Lessman

Verena M. Lessman, 91 of Dalton, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 22, 2015 at Skyview of Bridgeport. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 in the United Church of the Plains,... Full story

 Obituaries    October 26, 2015

Leila Lehmkuhl Markel

Leila Lehmkuhl Markel, 90 of Boulder, Colo., passed away at Boulder Manor on August 15, 2015. Leila was born and raised in Lodgepole where she graduated from high school. She married Richard D. Markel on June 26, 1945. They lived in Nebraska,... Full story

 Obituaries    October 26, 2015

Service Notice: Cynthia A. Golden

Cynthia A. Golden, 66 of Otis, Colo. and former Sidney area resident, passed away at the Sterling Regional Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, in the Church of the Nazarene in Sidney... Full story

 Community    October 26, 2015

Court Briefs 10-26-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Monday, Sept. 28, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Michelle LaBeau, 43, of Potter, appeared for arraignment on a charge of procurring alcohol for a minor, a class I misdemeanor. She... Full story

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    October 26, 2015

Cement truck overturns, leaks fuel

No injuries were reported after a cement truck rolled on its side late Monday Morning in Cheyenne County. Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of county roads 19 and 19A shortly after...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    October 26, 2015

Foster grandparents have some Halloween fun

Foster grandparents in the Sidney area had some fun by making Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns at their Oct. 14 in-service meeting. The foster grandparents learned how the brain functions and the aspects of...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    October 26, 2015

Gas prices fall almost seven cents across the state

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 By Mark Watson    Community    October 26, 2015

No Till notes: 'Perception'

Our way of life in agriculture across the breadbasket of America is being threatened by special interest groups who disagree with how we conduct our business. These special interest groups disagree with how we produce the food which feeds the world....

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 26, 2015

Lady Raiders place 2nd at Alliance event

The Sidney High School volleyball team captured second place at the annual six-team Dig Pink Tournament in Alliance on Saturday. The Lady Raiders downed Scottsbluff (25-27, 25-22, 25-10) and Dundy County-Stratton (25-12, 23-25, 27-25) in thrilling...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 26, 2015

Winless Creek Valley loses finale

The season ended on a sour note for the Creek Valley High School football team, losing 57-8 to Dundy County-Stratton on Friday night. The Storm finished the season 0-8, while Dundy County improved to 4-4. Creek Valley has now lost 40 consecutive...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 26, 2015

Peetz rolls to victory

PEETZ, Colo. – The Peetz High football team got off to a fast start on Friday night en route to a 55-13 victory over Weldon Valley. The Bulldogs (5-3) opened up a 49-0 lead by halftime and never...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    October 26, 2015

Leyton defeats Potter-Dix, earns berth in state playoffs

The Leyton High School football team downed Potter-Dix 36-14 on Friday night and earned a spot in the Class D-2 state tournament. The Warriors (3-5) will travel to square off against Garden County on Thursday in the first-round of the 32-team Class...

 By Rob Langrell    Sports    October 26, 2015

Late TD saves day – season – for Sidney

The scoreboard clock was clicking down Friday night on Sidney High's game against Gering – and the Red Raiders' football season. But a leaping touchdown catch by senior captain Tyler Wintholz...