Week of June 13, 2024

  • Fair Board Finalizing Details for 2024 Fair

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY--On Monday, June 10, the Cheyenne County Fair Board met to finalize details of the upcoming Cheyenne County Fair. The first order of business was approving Travis Sprenger as an alternate Board Member. Gina Elsen was also proposed as a new alternate member, but the Fair Board tabled the nomination, wanting Elsen to come in and participate in a few board meetings before making a decision. Treasurer Kip Miller went over the Treasurer's Report, saying the...

  • Sidney Strikes it Rich with 20th Annual Gold Rush Days

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

    The second weekend of June in Sidney kicked off Summer with the 20th Annual Gold Rush Days celebration at the green space in Legion Park. A family-friendly event that's sure to entertain, educate, and impress, the yearly festival serves as a chance to get out of the house and explore the integral history of the area, all for the affordable price of free. Standing out not only for the inexpensive time out but the true Western feeling as well, Sidney Gold Rush Days offers a glimpse into the late...

  • Sidney Gold Rush Days; a trip to the past in pictures

  • Visitors Committee Approves Grants, Discusses Billboards

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

    SIDNEY--The Cheyenne County Visitors Committee met on Wednesday, June 5, and approved a grant request and grant reimbursements. There were also discussions about Billboard pricing and the 2024-25 marketing Budget. Representatives from organizations that had business before the board, like Lodgepole Settlers Day and the Sullivan Hills Campground, and others that did not, like the Kimball County Visitors Center, sat in on the meeting. The first order of business was a Promotion Grant Request from...

  • Fast Track Machinery Offers Solutions to Farm Equipment Needs

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

    LODGEPOLE--Just west of Lodgepole is a new business that has been set up recently, but its owner is no newcomer to the Agricultural Equipment industry. Fast Track Machinery, owned by Jace Glanz, offers all types of equipment that is necessary in this area, from agricultural machinery to general construction equipment. Glanz grew up farming and learned how to fix, modify, and refurbish equipment through years of hands-on experience. He has a yard on Route 30, just outside of Lodgepole, with...

  • Cultivate Your Legacy: Nebraska Department of Ag Programs; A Center for Ag Profitability Webinar

    On June 20, 2024 at 11 am, the second in a series of webinars presented by the Nebraska Women in Agriculture program will feature speakers from the 2024 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, with Samantha Smith, Program Administrator with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The beginning farmer tax credit (NextGen) is a program offered to producers in the state who rent an agricultural asset to an eligible beginning farmer/rancher. The farm mediation program (Negotiations) is certified under USDA FSA and grants us the ability to...

  • Producers, Landowners Can Now Sign Up for USDA's Grassland Conservation Reserve Program  

    LINCOLN, – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can now sign up for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (Grassland CRP). The signup runs through June 28, 2024. Grassland CRP, offered by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), is a voluntary working lands conservation program that enables participants to conserve grasslands and provides important conservation benefits for wildlife, soil health and carbon sequestration, all...

  • USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports 

    WASHINGTON – Agricultural producers should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to complete crop acreage reports before the applicable deadline after planting is complete. July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, but acreage reporting deadlines vary by county and by crop. “By filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, producers can avoid the loss of important safety net, disaster assistance, conservation and crop...

  • Researchers look at roots for insight into drought-tolerant wheat

    Chabella Guzman, UNL PREEC communications

    Are there certain advantages old wheat varieties have over newer wheat varieties that are commonly grown today? This was a question presented to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) specialists at a recent workshop. "It was a grower's question. They wanted to know the difference between old and new varieties. Some claim the old varieties have deeper roots and are more drought tolerant," said Milena Oliveria, UNL post-doctorate research associate. Wheat is sensitive...

  • Free summer camp for western Nebraska youth

    LOCAL - This summer, thanks to incredibly generous local donors, every child can have a life-changing week at Sullivan Hills Camp for free. At Sullivan Hills Camp, first through twelfth graders develop great friendships, grow their self-confidence, and deepen their faith. Each week this summer, beginning June 9, trained Summer Ministry Team members lead campers through activities such as a high ropes challenge course, archery, boating, Bible study, creative arts, and many other classic camp...

  • Galindo Sentenced in DUI and Possession Case

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

    SIDNEY--On Monday, June 10, Michael R. Galindo was sentenced for High DUI (over .15 BAC), Possession of Marijuana of 1/2 ounce or less, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Open Container of Alcohol. The Nebraska State Patrol received a notification to be on the lookout for a car matching Galindo's vehicle's description driving in an erratic manner. A few hours after the BOLO was issued, a Nebraska State Patrol cruiser came up on Galindo's vehicle parked on the side of a county road. The...

  • Donna M. Schlesselman

    Donna M. Schlesselman, age 94, of Sidney, NE passed away at SRMC in Sidney, NE on Thursday, June 6, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Ted Bourret officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday from...

  • Harold F. Powers

    Harold F. Powers, age 86 of Sidney, NE passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 1-4:00 P.M. with family present 2-4:00 P.M. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow at a later date. You may view Harold's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Harold's care and funeral arrangements. Memorials have been...

  • LaMond L. Lessman

    LaMond L. Lessman, age 84, of rural Broadwater, NE passed away with his family by his side at Morrill County Hospital on Thursday, June, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Salem Lutheran Church in Gurley, NE with Pastor Ted Bourret officiating. Burial will follow at the Dalton Cemetery in Dalton, NE. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the...

  • Martin F. "Marty" Grant Jr.

    Martin F."Marty" Grant Jr. , age 69, of, Plainview, NE, formerly of Sidney, NE passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024, in Omaha, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney with Father C.P. Varghese officiating. There will be no Rosary Service. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website...

  • Nebraska Downs Wyoming in 6-Man All-Star Game

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

    CHADRON--On May 31, Chadron State College hosted the 13th annual Six-Man Football Shootout, and the Nebraska team opened a big lead early and never looked back. A good crowd listed in the hundreds turned out for the matchup, which would break the six victories for each team's tie going into the game. Nebraska's advantage with the number of players, and the overall number of 6-man Teams in the state became apparent early in the contest. Players who had carried their respective teams all season...

  • Cougar Golf Classic featured 23 teams

    Mark Rein, WNCC

    The annual WNCC Cougar Golf Classic was a success on Saturday at Monument Shadows Golf Course with 23 teams taking part in the fun 4-person scramble. The 23 teams entered was the first time 20 teams were in the field since 2013 and the competition was fierce. The tournament helps raise funds for the WNCC athletic scholarships. This year's men's division was a battle with the team of David Rupp, Austin Dillon , Zzyzx Brown, and Dustin Bruckner captured the men's division championship with a...

  • Sidney Bats Blast B&C Steel for Championship Win

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph Sidney's Post 17 16U team continued to pile up the wins over the past weekend, racking up two wins on Saturday and setting up the tournament championship against B&C Steel on Sunday. Sam Hulbert was the star in the game for Sidney, smashing three hits in three at-bats with four runs scored in the 10-to-6 win. Sidney started hot on offense, notching two doubles and two singles to score three runs. Hulbert hit a single past the third baseman to get aboard, then...

  • Letters to the Editor

    I find it so very interesting to see the frequent editorials, news articles, and letters to the editor addressing the failed "tax system" Nebraska has had for many years. Does anyone stop to think before they vote? The Republicans have had control of the State of Nebraska including the Governor and the Legislature for 26 years and it has certainly gotten worse throughout those 26 years. Know who you are voting for, perhaps it is past time to try someone else, you do have choices. Separation of Powers would certainly be a benefit, instead of...

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 24

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission

    "Having been justified by faith (believing that He is), we have peace with God through our Lord, Jesus Messiah (Christ), by Whom we received the Spirit of adoption and now cry out, "Abba, Father'. Romans 5:1; 8:15. No doubt about it, Dads are special people! The word "Abba" is translated "Daddy". Some think this is an irreverent name for God, but He loves it! It is a belonging term. His is ours and we are His! He rejoices when we imitate Him. O! Mein Pa-Pa lyrics were written by Swiss composer...

  • We Have It Rough?

    Mike Sunderland, Columnist

    If you think we have it rough today with a shaky economy, terrorists, wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, tidal waves, high taxes, messed up real estate values, high unemployment rates, low income to high cost of living ratio, and all of the additional etceteras of modern life in the USA – think again. Just to put it into perspective consider poor Methuselah and all that he had to deal with: 1. A 900-year lifespan, and you think you get bored with doing the same job for 20 or 30...

  • The Pitfall of Worry

    Bryan Golden, American Writer and Columnist

    Everyone is conditioned to worry. Our conditioning begins as soon as we learn to speak. Since we see everyone around us worrying, we emulate their behavior. There are no limits to what you worry about. You worry about the past. You worry about the present. You worry about the future. You worry about what might happen. You worry about what might not happen. You worry about what other people think, say, or do. You worry about the opinion others have of you. You worry about making mistakes. You...

  • Lunar Flag

    Steve Erdman, 47th District

    How many American flags have ever flown on the moon? If you answered, six, you are correct. Each lunar American flag was made of nylon material and was fixed to an aluminum telescoping pole. These flags came in a special kit which were carried on the outside of the Apollo Lunar Module on the descent ladder and were stored inside an insulated tubular case to protect them from the heat of the exhaust, which could reach temperatures up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of the flags measured 3 X 5...

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