The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

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Following New Challenges

Sometimes life changes in slow motion. Other times it is like erasing the whiteboard and surrendering the marker. The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is losing its director to a new adventure,...

Two Students Die in WNCC Aviation Accident

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, two Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) students were fatally injured while working on an airplane engine while inside the Aviation Maintenance Facility in Sidney, Nebraska. The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office,...

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Truck Fire

First Responders including Sidney Volunteer Fire Department, Nebraska State Patrol and the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a truck fire at the Cabela's parking lot shortly...

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Good Angler Stewardship Means Picking Up Shoreline Little, Recycling Line

LINCOLN – As anglers, we mean to be good stewards of our environment. Sometimes, though, we leave something behind. It could be a bait container lid that blew off or a small wad of fishing line in...

Game and Parks Urges Public to Check Aquariums for Invasive Zebra Mussells

LINCOLN – After a recent discovery of invasive zebra mussels within Marimo or "moss" balls used in aquarium tanks, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is urging the public to take precautions to prevent the spread of this highly destructive...

Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations. Tread carefully to avoid soil compaction: As...

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I Would Have Fired Me

Let’s just cut to the chase. I ran the pick-up off of a bridge. I may or may not have continued to go straight when I needed to turn. This is very far from my normal, but the Lord worked so hard on...

Living a Life Without God

We live in a world that seems angry and confusing, and without GOD it is exactly that, without GOD there is no hope. GOD has and is the answer to all of that anger and confusion. Philippians 4:4-9, speaks about looking to GOD and trusting GOD, and...

Will Investors Change Behavior After the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic may end up changing our lives in some significant ways. To cite one example, it’s likely we’ll see a lot more people continue to work remotely, now that they’ve seen the effectiveness of tools such as video-conferencing....

COVID Variant Found in Panhandle

The B117 COVID variant has been confirmed in the Panhandle. Confirmation was received late today of a teen male, teen female, and female in her 30s from the Nebraska Public Health Lab testing and notification from the Nebraska Department of Health...

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Easter Egg Delight

Penelope Grauberger searches through her bucket of goodies following Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt as her mother LeeAnn Ogle looks on. Easter Egg hunts were held at the...

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Adjusting to Life's Challenges

Teenagers have views of life being wide open, quietly and not so quietly thinking themselves indestructible and spend their time proving how right, or wrong, they are. That all sounds good until life...

Putting an End to the Stigma

April has a special significance at Sidney High School. The theme is “86 The Stigma.” Activities are scheduled throughout the month. A meditation session was scheduled Tuesday during the advisory period, Today, April 7, there will be a “QPR...

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Gary G. Youngman

Gary G. Youngman, age 71, of Sidney passed away in his home on Friday, March 26, 2021. A private family service is planned. You may view Gary’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and...

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Douglas A. Fastenau

Douglas A. Fastenau, of Sutherland, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 2, 2021, at the age of 68. Doug was born in Sidney to Adolf and Ruth (Miller) Fastenau on August 14, 1952, and grew up in...

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Ekart Returns to Red Raiders' Grid Iron

Sidney High School announced on April 2 that Todd Ekart will return as the Red Raiders’ Head Football Coach. Ekart will also teach weight lifting and athletic training classes at the high school...

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Raiders Roll At Ed Moore Invite

Sidney’s Red Raider Track & Field team had another outstanding day on Thursday as they traveled to Ogallala to compete in the annual Ed Moore Invitational.  The Sidney boy’s team took first...

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Fighting for Our Rights

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took office a little over two months ago. In his inaugural address, President Biden dedicated himself to “bringing America together.” In the weeks since then, he...

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Straight Talk from Steve

Last week my priority bill for this year was voted out of committee. The Revenue Committee voted 6-2 to advance LR11CA to General File. LR11CA is my resolution for a constitutional amendment to...

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Conducting a Eulogy for a Good Friend

I never thought I would see the day when America would follow in the steps of Nazi Germany when they burned “banned books” by the thousands. We haven’t quite reached that level of fanaticism...

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Watching Easter Unfold

I remember the time when the Easter season meant the television media would overload viewers with visions of artificial green grass, the sound of clucking, colorful eggs and the camera panning to...

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'30 x 30' Examined

On January 27 of this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order called “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” You can read it online, but direct your attention to Section 216...

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