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Articles from the December 7, 2015 edition

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 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 7, 2015

Plea deal reached in case stemming from car chase

The trial set to begin next week for a 40-year-old Wyoming man arrested last fall following a two-state car chase has been called off. On Friday, Joseph Mladenik pleaded no contest to three offenses:...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 7, 2015

County fire departments train in donated house

Cheyenne County first responders were able to train in a live fire scenario last weekend. A house along U.S. Hwy. 385, south of Gurley, was donated by Adams Industries for crews to conduct training in...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 7, 2015

Carriage rides through the city

Hickory Street Square in Sidney was again bustling with activity last weekend. Carriage rides throughout the city were offered on Saturday afternoon and the Cheyenne County Young Professionals also...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 7, 2015

Gas prices fall over the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen two cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    December 7, 2015

More than 30 booths at vendor, craft event

Several locals turned out for the Holiday Vendor and Hand Craft event at the Cheyenne County Community Center Gym last Sunday. More than 30 booths were set up offering a variety of businesses as well...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 7, 2015

Sidney one act team finishes fourth

The Sidney High School One Act Play Production team finished fourth in the district contest held Saturday at Chadron State College. Even though the Raiders finished fourth, they had the most acting...

 Obituaries    December 7, 2015

Lula Mae Clark

Lula Mae Clark, 97 of Chappell, passed away peacefully, Dec. 2, 2015 at the Sedgwick County Hospital in Julesburg, Colo. with family members by her side. She had survived several years of generally... Full story

 Community    December 7, 2015

Community Calendar 12-07-15

Upcoming Enduring Stitches will be hosting a quilt display from Monday to Thursday this week from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 11, quilts will be on display from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Quilts will also be available for... Full story

 By Mark Watson    Community    December 7, 2015

No Till notes: 'Power of Legumes, Part 4'

Last week I visited about the results of the biological tests we ran on our winter wheat stubble, which showed very low microbial activity. The winter wheat sample had a total microbial biomass number of only 1,248.84. This low result would be...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 7, 2015

Lady Raiders take second-place finish at Western Conference tournament

The Sidney Lady Raiders played to a spectacular second-place finish at the Western Conference Tournament last weekend. The Lady Raiders defeated Omaha Gross, 67-54, on Friday night, and ultimately fell to Chadron’s Lady Cardinals on Saturday, 45-29...

 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 7, 2015

Lady Coyotes get back-to-back wins to open season

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes opened their regular basketball season with back-to-back wins. The winning weekend began with a successful 48-38 win against Sedgwick County in Julesburg, Colo. Sophomore Audrey Juelfs led scoring for the effort with 10...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 7, 2015

Creek Valley boys, girls start season off at 1-1

For the Creek Valley Storm’s season opener against Hyannis last Friday, it was Brett Godfrey’s lot to carry his team for most of the game; the 6-foot-2-inch junior guard led by shooting 10-of-18 from the floor and scoring a team-high 25 points...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 7, 2015

Peetz boys split with Gering, Caliche in home opener

The Peetz boys’ basketball team split the win-loss column over the weekend, falling in Friday’s opening round of the Carlile Classic tournament to Caliche, 60-43, though the squad rebounded for a win against the Gering JV team on Saturday,...

 By Tonia Copeland    Sports    December 7, 2015

Potter-Dix boys beat up on Banner County

Following a devastating 81-23 loss to Sedgwick County on Friday, the Potter-Dix Coyotes came back for a home win against the Banner County Wildcats on Saturday. Leading scorers in the battle against Sedgwick County were seniors Coby Hicks with eight...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 7, 2015

Peetz girls start at 1-1 after Carlile

The Peetz Lady Bulldogs took a win and a loss over the weekend on their home court at the Carlile Classic tournament, beating the Gering Lady Bulldogs, 37-33, before falling to Caliche in a tough 46-39 loss. Peetz 37, Gering JV 33 It seemed like...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 7, 2015

Sidney wrestlers battle in Gothenburg, Cozad

Sidney's Red Raider wrestling team opened up the 2015-16 season over the weekend with a number of wins at the Gothenburg and Cozad invitational meets. At the Gothenburg meet on Friday, seven Sidney...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 7, 2015


If the Sidney boys' basketball squad keeps playing to and above the level it exhibited this past weekend at the Western Conference Tournament finals in Scottbluff, fans of the Red Raiders might want...