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Articles from the December 21, 2015 edition

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 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 21, 2015

UP train collides with semi, derails

A Union Pacific train collided with a semi truck 10 miles west of Sidney early Monday morning. The two crew members aboard the train and a driver and passenger in the truck were not injured, Cheyenne...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 21, 2015

Cheyenne County Commissioners raise their salary

Beginning in 2017, Cheyenne County Commissioners will receive a bump in pay. On Monday morning, the commissioners approved a resolution increasing their annual salary to $24,500. They currently receiv...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 21, 2015

CR 189 in Deuel County to be closed beginning Jan. 11

Weather permitting, work on the I-80 bridges at Reference Post 97 will require the temporary closure of a section of County Road 189 in Deuel County beginning the week of Jan. 11, 2016, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Interstate...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 21, 2015

Gas prices fall below $2 per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 Obituaries    December 21, 2015

Service Notice: Josephine F. Lang

Josephine F. Lang, 98 of Littleton, Colo. and former Sidney resident, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Restore Health and Rehab Center in LaPlata, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30 with Wake Services... Full story

 Community    December 21, 2015

Community Calendar 12-21-15

The Sidney Sun-Telegraph offices will be closed for Christmas beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 28 at 8 a.m. From our families to yours: Merry Christmas! Ongoing A memorial account has been set up at American... Full story

 By Mark Watson    Community    December 21, 2015

No Till notes: 'Merry Christmas!'

I would like to start by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is surrounded by family and friends to share in the holiday season together. This is a truly wonderful time of the year! There is an educational opportunity for...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Sidney boys rise to 7-0 after weekend wins

It was another weekend sweep for Sidney. Only a week after beating Chase County at home and Sterling, Colo., on the road, the Red Raider boys' basketball team pulled off another two-win weekend with...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Three Sidney wrestlers take gold at Bridgeport tourney

The Sidney High School wrestling team wrapped up a big weekend of wins at Ogallala and Bridgeport as the Red Raiders defeated Ogallala and Sutherland on Friday in a pair of duals – and took second place at the Sidney-Bridgeport Invitational...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Leyton Warriors boys' squad take win over Banner County, loss to Hemingford

The Leyton Warriors boys’ basketball team took a split at home over the weekend as they defeated Banner County on Friday night and fell in a close game Saturday to Hemingford. The Warriors are now 3-3 overall, though they are still tied with Creek...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Coyotes extend to 5-0

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes rose to 5-0 on Friday after defeating Caliche (Colo.) in a 59-32 smashing. Junior Alexus Rozelle led the way with 14 points, adding to 11-point performances from teammates Dawson Sharman and Cortney Lewis for the win. In...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Wilson nets a double-double in Peetz win

Cody Wilson’s double-double led the Peetz Bulldogs boys’ basketball team to a 54-35 win over league for Prairie on Friday. Wilson scored 24 points, all on two-pointers, to lead the team. The junior added to his offensive showing by grabbing 10...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Bulldogs fall to 2-4 after loss to Prairie

The Peetz Lady Bulldogs dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in 1A North Central standings after a 44-31 league loss to Prairie on Friday. For Peetz, it was mostly a case of being outgunned early as the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Bulldogs 30-14 in...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Potter-Dix boys fall to Caliche at home, 67-30

The Potter-Dix boys’ basketball team fell to Caliche (Colo.) on Friday in a 67-30 loss. The loss drops the Coyotes to 1-4 overall, though the squad still sits at .500 among D2-11 teams at 1-1. Outscored by nine points in the first period, the...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Storm cagers outlast Banner County, 43-23

The Creek Valley Lady Storm won its league game against Banner County on Saturday, 43-23. Junior Jessie Straber took over as the offensive backbone of the squad, scoring 15 points off seven baskets and a free throw. It was an all-around team effort...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Sidney girls win two in a row at home

The Sidney girls’ basketball team is now tied for first place with Scottsbluff in the District B-6 standings at 1-0 after beating Alliance at home on Saturday, 44-35. The Lady Raiders also picked up a win on Friday by beating Ft. Morgan, Colo.,...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Warriors at 5-1 after win, loss

The Leyton Lady Warriors girls’ basketball team took a win-loss split at home over the weekend as they defeated Banner County on Friday night and lost Saturday to Hemingford. With the split, the Lady Warriors move to 5-1 overall. They are tied with...