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 By Larry Nelson    Opinion    December 2, 2016

Herbert J. Clark

VETERAN'S HISTORY PROJECT At about 20 years of age, Herbert Clark (Herb) was on a student deferment that enabled him and others to continue college studies. Each evening, the newscasts reported young men of his age being killed or wounded. Herb felt...

 
 Opinion    September 24, 2016

Brad A. Craig - Service Notice

Brad A. Craig, 58 of Sidney, passed away at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO, Thursday, September 22, 2016. Memorial services will be at 9 a.m., Thursday, September 29th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Hall...

 
 By Larry Nelson    Opinion    July 9, 2016

Cheryl L. Koski, US Navy, 1972-2012

larry Nelson Veteran’s History Project Cheryl L. Koski was in college at the University of Connecticut. She learned of a scholarship program offered by the US Navy. The Navy would fund a student’s year in college and would expect two years...

 
 By Larry Nelson    Opinion    June 24, 2016

Sergeant Erwin L. Kuling, U.S. Army 1967-1978

Just before graduating from high school, Erwin Lee Kuling (Lee) and other seniors took a week off from school and likely did some things they weren’t supposed to do. It significantly irritated the administrators of the school who told Lee and...

 
 By Delaney Uhrig    Opinion    May 20, 2016

Walter S. Cummings, PO 2nd Class, U.S. Navy Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force Viet Nam World-Wide 1962-1985

In 1962, there weren’t many jobs to be had. A young man who had quit school might not get a job if there was one to be had. Walter Cummings (Walt) had wanted to help out at his Grandparent’s farm and didn’t consider school so important so he...

 
 By William Benson    Opinion    May 5, 2016

Housing costs

In 1890, a young Danish immigrant named Jacob Riis published his book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. He began his introduction, “Long ago it was said that ‘One half of the world does not know how the other...

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Opinion    May 3, 2016

Chasing windmills

All last week, I heard from coworkers and people around the community about the possible snow that was coming. Not being from this area, snow in late April or early May just sounds ridiculous to my so...

 
 By C.J.Cornelius Jr. M.D.    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Letter To The Editor: Get serious of U.S. problems

Non-metropolitan Nebraskan are predominately conservative, and more likely to support candidates who profess these views. However, this year is unlike any year in my memory since Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the Democratic candidate in the 193...

 
 By Stan Fox    Opinion    April 26, 2016

Letter To The Editor: Is it possible?

Dear Editor, Anthony Ruiz’s picture of a panoramic view of the new Deadwood fitness and exercise trail was really neat! (April 12th edition of the Sun-Telegraph). Is it possible that Sidney could offer the basic services that traveling cyclists are...

 
 By George Devine    Opinion    April 25, 2016

Letter To The Editor: Fed up with policians

Dear Editor, We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent. They are a group of self-righteous individuals who capitalize on every opportunity to benefit... Full story

 
 By William Benson    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Jane Goodall

The adventure writer Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote some eighty novels based upon two characters: Tarzan and John Carter. Tarzan lived among the apes in Africa, and John Carter transported himself from... Full story

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Opinion    April 19, 2016

Balancing my life (part 2)

In my last column, I wrote about how I used to weigh north of 250 lbs. and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes by the time I turned 30 years old. During a rough period in my life, I decided to take cha... Full story

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Opinion    April 15, 2016

Balancing my life (part 1)

One of my favorite pastimes, at least in recent years, is walking. I'm sure some of you have seen me walking up and down the streets of Sidney as I make my way to the county courthouse, city hall, pub... Full story

 
 By Keith Hansen    Opinion    April 15, 2016

New publisher, new look to Sun-Telegraph

After 15 days on the job as publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph it’s time to say hello. I was named publisher of the Sun-Telegraph on April 1. No foolin’. While it’s not monumental news, I wanted to take some time before introducing myself to...

 
 By Jack Schilling    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Reader: Developer should pay

Dear Editor: I would like to know why the taxpayer has to pay for the Pole Creek Cross Rd. That was not an existing street or a road between Greenwood and Fort Sidney roads before they started to develop that land. Therefore, since it is on land...

 
 By William Benson    Opinion    April 7, 2016

Genocide and ethnic cleansing

On August 22, 1939, Nazi Germany's troops, tanks, and aircraft stood poised and prepared to attack Poland, its neighbor to the east, and on that day the Nazi's dictator, Adolf Hitler, spoke. "Our... Full story

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Opinion    March 25, 2016

There's a reason 'Winter Texan' is a thing

Coming from South Texas, this week's snowstorm is definitely not something that I have experienced many times in my life. Sure, as a military brat, I've seen my share of snowfall when my father was... Full story

 
 By Kenneth Dirks    Opinion    March 25, 2016

Letter To The Editor - Reader: Enough is enough

Dear Editor, When a person graduates from high school, he can choose the higher education route and spend lots of money getting a degree. Or, he can spend lots of money on farmland and equipment to become a farmer. The first one might end up paying... Full story

 
 By William H. Benson    Opinion    March 24, 2016

March Madness

The NCAA basketball games are upon us, and March Madness has arrived. The team to watch in recent years has been the University of Connecticut, where basketball is king. The men won their last national championship, their fourth, in 2014, but the...

 
 By Steve Wilson    Opinion    March 21, 2016

Letter To The Editor - Reader: Explain it to them

Dear Editor, I grew up in Sidney, a poor kid, from the “other side of the tracks.” As such a kid, I often felt marginalized and left out of many community organized activities. Having said this, I recently heard what the daily admission price to... Full story

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Opinion    March 18, 2016

Northern flavor for a southern palate

Even just three months in, 2016 has been a year of new experiences for this South Texan. When I made the move to Nebraska, I made a decision that I would throw myself into any experiences that came...

 
 By C.J. Cornelius Jr. MD    Opinion    March 17, 2016

Letter To The Editor - Efforts to derail Trump

Dear Editor, There is currently an effort by the establishment of the Republican Party to sabotage the candidacy of Donald Trump. This is an effort that will destroy the Republican Party for decades if not for all time. They have even gone so far as... Full story

 
 By Anthony Ruiz    Opinion    March 14, 2016

From a tiny Texas town to the streets of Sidney

If somebody had asked me at the beginning of this year if I saw myself leaving my hometown of more than 20 years and move 1,000-plus miles north to the Nebraska panhandle, I would have thought they... Full story

 
 By Jack Schilling    Opinion    March 11, 2016

Letter To The Editor - Reader: Why against it?

Dear Editor, I want to thank Mr. Arterburn and Mr. Galloway for reminding the council that the 1/2 cent sales tax being collected is to be used for street improvements, not new construction. So why are the other three against the use of the tax... Full story

 
 By William H. Benson    Opinion    March 10, 2016

Thoughts on Campaign 2016

The United States has had two father-son presidencies. The first was John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, and the second was George Bush and his son, George W. Bush. Because Jeb Bush withdrew from the current race three weeks ago, we will not...

 

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