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Congressman Bacon Tours Western Nebraska

Congressman Don Bacon, Republican U.S. Representative representing Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, toured Western Nebraska recently. On the tour, he stopped in Sidney to meet with local...

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Sun-Telegraph Building Sold

The building at the corner of 12th Avenue and Illinois Street has a history dating almost a century in Sidney. The building has been the location of the latest Dodge automobiles, flags and aprons,...

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Promoting Local Business

Recovering from changes in the Sidney economy over the last few years requires promotion, teamwork and vision of community growth. It also includes a downtown business association, according to the...

Public Records

February 11 9:39 am, Suicide, Linden St. 10:03 am, Juvenile Problems, Sidney Middle School, 19th Ave.. 10:49 am, Welfare Check, Quince St. 11:58 am, Animal Call, Safeway Illinois ST. 4:18 pm, Suspicious Activity, Osage St. 6:30 pm, Traffic...

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Platte Valley Bank Supports Friends of the Sidney Public Lbrary

The Friends of the Sidney Public Library received a $750 gift towards their new project from their hometown neighbor, Platte Valley Bank. The Friends of the Sidney Public Library are working...

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When the Storm Rages

When a person chooses to live a life of agriculture it really is more than a livelihood, but truly a way of life. This means that when we drop into the arctic tundra temperatures, we must still get...

The Body of Christ

The Body of Christ is the Church. We may belong to different Denominations but we serve the same savior. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 says we are neither Jew nor Greek, slave or free. We are noe, as the body has many but they all belong to one body, so...

Protect benefits for children with special needs

If you have a child or other family member who has special needs due to physical or mental conditions, you face a variety of challenges planning for their care, including financial ones. You may also have some well-meaning relatives who want to...

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County Loses US Navy Veteran

This story is being reprinted from the Aug. 27, 2014 edition of the Sun-Telegraph in recognition of Rudy Virgil's passing. Traveling south on 11th Avenue in Sidney is a restaurant that sits just...

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William 'Bill' Henry Hotes

William (Bill) Henry Hotes was born October 30, 1929 on the family farm near Bloomfield, Nebraska, the eldest son of Henry Herman Hotes and Doris Alice Scheele. He departed this life to join his Lord...

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Rexie Berdean (Olsen) Bickel

Rexie Berdean (Olsen) Bickel, age 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 3, 2021. She is survived by her husband, James (Jim) Bickel; daughter, Elizabeth Gilberts (Wayne)...

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Rudy L. Virgil

Rudy Lawrence Anthony Virgil, age 81, of Sidney, NE was promoted to Heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday evening February 11, 2021 at Sidney Regional Medical Center. A Celebration...

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Lawrence Thompson

Have you ever? Have you ever met someone that always greeted you with a smile and a hug even if they were having a bad day themselves? Have you ever known someone who you could tell a secret and...

Edna May Marshall

Edna May Marshall passed from us on February 15, 2021. She was born July 10, 1933 in Bayard, NE to Mary and Adam Schoeneman. She married Dale Marshall of McGrew, NE. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale; brothers Clarence,...

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Rolland Anson Closson

Rolland Anson Closson, 84, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died February 16, 2021 at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Rolland Anson (Herk) Closson was born February 19, 1936 to Anson & Gladys (True) Closson...

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Lady Bulldogs Continue to Struggle

Peetz’s Lady Bulldog Basketball team is still in search of their first win, despite three opportunities over the past week. The Lady Bulldogs hosted the Weldon Valley Lady Warriors on Thursday...

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Bulldogs Get in Win Column

Peetz’s Bulldog Basketball team earned their first two wins of the season over the past week, with victories over Weldon Valley and North Park. The Bulldogs hosted Weldon Valley on Thursday...

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Sidney Danz Team Wins State High Kick Championship

Sidney’s Danz Team made the adjustments necessary during a year with COVID-19 restrictions and multiple rule changes to earn a State Championship in High Kick in Class C-1 in Grand Island last...

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Lady Warriors Runners-Up in D2-11 Sub-District

Leyton’s Lady Warrior Basketball team overcame many challenges this year, the most difficult being lack of players. Only having five players suited up for the first part of their schedule, then...

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Coyotes Dominate Warriors, Indians

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball team had two big wins going into Sub Distict Tournament play last week, overpowering Leyton on February 15 then dominating Minatare on February 19. The Coyotes earned...

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Lady Raiders Roll to C1-12 Title

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team continued their success over the week, culminating in a decisive 20 point win in the C1-12 Sub District Championship game against Chadron Thursday night. The...

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Grapplers Bring Home Medals

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team qualified four wrestlers for the State Tournament, and brought home three medals in Class B after the weekend’s matches ended. After being dropped to the...

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Raiders Build Momentum Going Into Subdistricts

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team went into the B-8 Sub District Tournament playing some of their best basketball, defeating Chadron and losing a close matchup against number one seeded Alliance...

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The Safe Connections Act

COVID-19 brought with it many new challenges, including furloughs, unemployment, and hospitals struggling to keep up with surges of new patients. We all hear about those things every day. But you...

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Leading on Biofuels

Nebraska is a biofuels powerhouse - the second and third largest producer of ethanol and corn, respectively, in the country. With 25 active ethanol plants and a capacity of more than 2.5 billion...

The Fort Report

Here’s a tweet I wrote this week: “I’ve been in meetings with @BillGates. I respect his intellect and desire for social responsibility by the world’s wealthy. On this idea, though, maybe he should come to #Nebraska and learn a little more....

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Straight Talk from Steve: TERC

If it is true that every cowboy sings a sad, sad song, then in Nebraska they all sing the same sad song about protesting their property valuation. Protesting property values in Nebraska is like...

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The Climate Fiasco - Part 1

Global temperatures are getting warmer. For that reason, a climate crisis has been declared. John Kerry, the Biden administration’s “climate tsar,” says we have only nine years to stop a global...

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Stuck in Memories

For whatever reason, this year is keeping some curtains open. Actually I’m in between days. February has become a month of emotions. I have birthdays, Valentines Day when guys are reminded to stay...

Our View:

On Feb. 16, business owners and managers, City officials and the curious met at the Elks Lodge to discuss the possibility of a Downtown Business Association. The concept as presented is to promote growth and work together as a business community,...

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