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Articles from the December 17, 2015 edition

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 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 17, 2015

To bee, or not to bee

Students from West and North elementary schools in Sidney participated in a spelling bee on Wednesday. Sixth-grader Rishi Krishna won the event. The top six finishers will compete in the county...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 17, 2015

State traffic fatality toll rises to 219 for year

Twenty-six fatalities were recorded on Nebraska roadways in November, bringing the year-to-date death toll to 219. According to data released by the Nebraska Department of Roads, fatalities have...

 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    December 17, 2015

Top local light displays announced for annual house lighting contest

Many local houses are lit up to ring in Christmas, however one Sidney residence in particular grabbed the attention of judges during the annual Sidney House Lighting Contest. The Cheyenne County...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 17, 2015

Farm Bureau members attend state convention

Members of the Cheyenne County Farm Bureau attended the state annual meeting and convention, which was held Dec. 7-8 in La Vista. Pictured, from left, are Jennifer and Josh Gipfert of Gurley, Tyson...

 Obituaries    December 17, 2015

Erma C. Doggett

Erma C. Doggett, 86 of Anchorage, AK and former Cheyenne County resident, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 11. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, in the First... Full story

 Community    December 17, 2015

Court Briefs 12-17-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Monday, Dec. 14, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Joshua Manchester, 34, of Sidney, appeared for presentment on a two-count charge of failure to abide by the Sex Offender Registration Act,... Full story

 Community    December 17, 2015

Community Calendar 12-17-15

Ongoing A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up locations) for Tabitha Davis. Donations can be made to: “Tabitha Davis Memorial Fund” to help defray expenses and to benefit twin daughters... Full story

 By William H. Benson    Opinion    December 17, 2015

Love Story

“What can you say about a 25 old girl who died? That she was beautiful. And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me.” So begins Oliver Barrett IV in Erich Segal’s novel, Love Story. Oliver is a rich, white, Anglo-Saxo...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 17, 2015

Lady Bulldogs drop road game to Haxtun

The Peetz girls’ basketball team took a loss on Wednesday night as Haxtun beat up on the Lady Bulldogs, 62-17, in Haxtun. With the non-league loss, Peetz drops to 2-3 overall, though they still maintain a three-way, 1-0 tie with Fleming and Prairie...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 17, 2015

Blauert signs to play golf at Huntington

For Rachel Blauert, a senior at Sidney High School – and a golfing phenom for the Lady Red Raiders – the dream of playing the links at the collegiate level has come true. To that end, Blauert...