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Health Alert Issued for Oliver Reservoir

On Friday, July 31, the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) was notified by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) that the water sample for Oliver Reservoir meets or... Full story

DEA Warns of Scammers Impersonating DEA Employees

OMAHA – The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees attempting to defraud and extort victims. The schemers call the...

Emergency Communications Center Logs More than 21,000 Calls

The Cheyenne County Emergency Communications Center (CCECC) logged 21,325 calls from all the agencies it dispatches in fiscal year 2019-2020. CCECC Manager Heidi Gillespie presented her annual report... Full story

Council Renews Chamber Contract

The Sidney City Council agreed July 28 to continue its contract with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce.  The contract is for the Chamber to execute "services and deliverables" for the City...

Jordan Cook Added to Dean's List at Baylor University

WACO, Texas – Jordan Cook of Sidney is among the more than 5,300 Baylor University students who have been named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the spring 2020 semester. Cook is enrolled in the School of Engineering and Computer Science...

Recalling More Than a Century of Living

To write of the life of another is a humbling experience and to live in the presence of that person is a life lesson. My brother Richard Kent Holloway and I share with you what we have heard...

How Can You Help Lower Your Longevity Risk?

The investment world contains different types of risk. Your stocks or stock-based mutual funds could lose value during periods of market volatility. The price of your bonds or bond funds could also decline, if new bonds are issued at higher...

Redefining 'Mobile' Homes

Sometimes in life opportunity presents itself when following an unexpected path. That is part of the history with a new company in Cheyenne County. Ken Sawyer was a cabinet builder in the Denver...

'Guns N Hoses' Annual Softball Game Draws Crowd

The annual contest between law enforcement and firefighters met at the softball park again this year. This time, the trophy went to the firefighters. Proceeds from the game, t-shirt sale and related...

Rodney Mathewson

Rod Mathewson, age 95, died August 1, 2020, at Sidney Regional Memorial Center, Sidney, NE. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., August 11, 2020, in the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Services will...

Gordon Leroy Vallier

Gordon Leroy Vallier, 74 of Peetz, CO passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his home. A graveside celebration of Gordon's life was held Friday, July 31, at Peetz Cemetery with Pastor Jodie Harless as...

Runner-Ups

Sidney’s 11U baseball team went undefeated in pool play at the Cal Ripken Sate Tournament in Chadron over the weekend. After defeating Chadron 11-3, Gering 6-2 and Chadron a second time 7-1, the...

Champs Again!

The Sidney Raider 12U team earned its fourth consecutive State Championship by defeating the Westco Bluffs 12U team in the championship game of the Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament at Kiwanis Field in...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Your article in the July 29, 2020 Sidney Telegraph, made me smile “SRMC Conducting a Community Health NEEDS ASSESSMENT.” My friends and I have contacted some of the board members of SRMC about the needs we think are VERY important...

Authoritarianism

Certain individuals desire a headstrong official to govern. They submit to that man or woman who claims all power belongs to him or herself. They follow. They obey. They do what they are told. They...

For Just a Moment, American Greatness is Displayed Again

Did you see it? It didn’t last very long. But on Sunday afternoon, just before 1 pm Mountain Time, an American spacecraft with two American astronauts on board descended from the sky over a calm...

Clean Your Glasses

"If you want to see evil, evil is all you will see." Many years ago now, I was driving what was then a rural section between two cities in Colorado. The sun was just beginning to set and the colors...

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