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  • City Council Hears Auditor's Report, Moves Forward With Projects

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    SIDNEY--On Tuesday, February 13, the City of Sidney Council met for its regular meeting, and items on the agenda included consideration of projects funded by the half-cent Infrastructure Sales Tax, an Audit Presentation of Fiscal Year 2022-23, and the selling of a vacated right-of-way behind the "Big Red" building, which was sold earlier to WTA. The meeting started with the reading of the Open Meetings Act and approval of the minutes from the January 23, 2024 meeting. It was noted that there wer... Full story

  • Commissioners and Equalization Board Meet

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners and Equalization Board met Tuesday morning with a light agenda. The meeting began with approving the minutes of the previous and the review and payment of claims. Following, Commissioner Sanders discussed the receiving of a $500 grant with purpose to be used towards CPR/AED training for local medical personnel. The grant does not cover the full cost, and with more discussion needed to make a decision in how to proceed, the topic was tabled until the... Full story

  • New Business Opens in Sidney Offering Personalized, Remote Computer Repair

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    DALTON--A new business has recently started in Dalton, run by a longtime resident using his skill with computers and technology to provide low-cost solutions to local residents in need of technical help. Sam Wilkins is the man behind Wilkins Solutions, and he is all about helping people fix their computer and internet issues in a quick and affordable way. Wilkins is a 1999 graduate of Lodgepole High School, and was an outstanding athlete in high school, winning a state title in Triple Jump. He... Full story

  • Festive & Flavorful:

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    No stranger to the sampling scene, Hometown Liquor hosted a Valentine's Day related "Sipper-Bowl" February 8 at their 1500 Illinois St location. Eager attendees were treated to free samples of chocolate Bailey's coupled with salted caramel Smirnoff as well as other scrumptious and festive pairings. Welcome to all who sipped, small laminated recipe cards served as mementos from the event. Influenced by the idea to introduce a new activity to the area, Hometown Manager Natalie Lucero had this to... Full story

  • David (Dave) Kalb

    Feb 22, 2024

    David (Dave) Kalb, 81, of Chappell went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, February 16, 2024, with his loving wife by his side. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Chappell with Pastor Rich Graeff officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Chappell City Cemetery. Visitation will be held 3:00 to 5:00 Wednesday at the funeral home. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Chappell is serving the Kalb... Full story

  • Charlotte Ann Lodes

    Feb 22, 2024

    Charlotte Ann Lodes, 92, passed away on February 10,2024 in Ridgway, Colorado, at the home of her daughter, Kristi, surrounded by many of her loved ones. Charlotte was born in Mitchell, Nebraska on November 27,1931 to Horace (Jeff) and Thelma Blackburn. She grew up on her family's farm outside of Mitchell and graduated from Liberty High School. She went on to earn her Registered Nurse degree from Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She made several lifetime friends... Full story

  • Sidney Turns Over Subdistrict Championship to Bridgeport

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    SIDNEY--It was a much anticipated showdown Friday night between two undefeated powerhouse C1 teams as the Sidney Lady Raiders hosted the Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs in Sidney. A large crowd had to wait in line outside of Sidney High School until 5 p.m. to ensure there would be enough seating for the anticipated maximum-capacity crowd, but no one in line seemed to mind as they were going to see the area's two best girls basketball teams face-off for the C1-12 Subdistrict Championship. Sidney entered... Full story

  • Benish Propels Lady Warriors to District Final

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    DALTON--On Thursday, February 15, Leyton's Lady Warrior Basketball team faced the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes for the third time this season, but this matchup was for the D2-11 Subdistrict title. Although the stakes were high, the outcome was no different than in the previous two meetings, with Leyton having no trouble breezing past the Potter-Dix squad and taking the D2-11 title in a 62-to-17 victory. Leyton junior Zaili Benish had another terrific game, connecting on four three-point shots on her... Full story

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  • Guhl Sentenced to Minimum of Five Years For Igloo Break-Ins Judge Says Long Criminal History, Seriousness of Crimes Necessitates Imprisonment

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    SIDNEY-- Sentencing was handed down in the case of thefts at the igloos in northern Cheyenne County last Spring. John Guhl, 39, of Sidney was sentenced after being convicted of charges of Theft by Receiving or Obtaining Stolen Property, a Class IIA Felony, and three counts of Burglary, Class IIA Felonies. Guhl was sentenced to the Nebraska Department of Corrections on Count 1 for not less than five years and not more than 10 years, on Count 2 for a term of not less than five years and not more... Full story

  • Fair Board Solidifiying Event Schedule

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    SIDNEY--The Cheyenne County Fair Board met for their regular meeting on February 12 at the Cheyenne County Fair Grounds, and plans for the upcoming 2024 Fair were discussed, and certain details were finalized with information ready to be released to the public. The Demolition Derby event was solidified, with some questions still remaining about the purse amounts for the events. There are still some details to be worked out concerning the number of drivers and events, so final details will be... Full story

  • Fundraiser Set For Romero Expenses

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    SIDNEY--A Soup Fundraiser will be held on February 16 at 4 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Community Center Congregate Room to help cover costs to bury the remains of Adan (Adam) Romero Jr., who passed away after illness recently. Romero's remains will be transported to San Antonio, Texas and be interred next to his mother. On February 20, a service will be held in San Antonio. Romero's daughter Judy has organized the fundraiser, which will feature 8-10 different varieties of soup and desserts and... Full story

  • Feeding Hearts and Helping Seniors

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    To combat local hunger, Security First Bank participated in their fifth annual Feeding Hearts Food Drive from February 1-14. Community members were encouraged to donate non perishable food items that will be redistributed to Congregate Meal patrons struggling to make ends meet. Meals on Wheels, another name for Congregate Meals, is partially funded by The Older Americans Act with other resources stemming from community and private donors, according to mealsonwheelsamerica.org. With each program varying by town, local volunteering and donation... Full story

  • Betty I. Peetz

    Feb 15, 2024

    Betty I. Peetz, age 101 of Sidney, NE passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. Rosary Services will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Both services will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney with Fr. Lou Nollette officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Monday from 1-6 with family present from 4-6.   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to... Full story

  • Walking in Faith and Meeting People Every Day

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ OP-ED for the Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY--It started with a random encounter while I was walking through the front door of the Sun-Telegraph office in downtown Sidney. Two young well dressed gentlemen were conversing with the office manager and the other reporter, and it was obvious that they were telling them that they didn't have time for whatever they were selling, and to have a good day. That's when one of the young gentlemen introduced himself to me, stated he was with the local... Full story

  • Raiders Sweep in Home Final Regular-Season Games

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    SIDNEY--Sidney's Red Raider Basketball teams hosted the Chadron Cardinal teams in their final home regular-season games of the year on Friday, February 9. It was Senior Night for Cheer and Danz, and Fine Arts and in honor of Cancer Awareness Night, the dress theme was "Pink Out". The stands were packed and energized, awaiting two great match ups with the Western Conference's best teams. The Lady Raiders started the action for the night with the Lady Cardinals, and after Chadron jumped out to an... Full story

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  • String of Criminal Incidents Concern Cheyenne County Residents

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY- A series of crimes in Sidney has caused concern among many residents, and the violent nature of some of the incidents has locals wondering about the future of our quiet and relatively safe community. The first incident that caused much concern was the late-night attack of an 84-year-old woman residing at the Western Heritage Apartments in Sidney. According to Sidney Police, the suspect in the crime, Nathan Robinson, 23 years old, of Sidney, banged... Full story

  • Cheyenne County Audit, SRMC Updates Discussed at Commissioner's Meeting

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY-- On Monday, February 5, the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting, and several topics, including the Cheyenne County Audit, updates on the progress of Sidney Regional Medical Center initiatives, and the status of federal and state grant applications by Adams Industries supporting infrastructure work in the county. First up, Emergency Management Coordinator Ron Leal addressed the commissioners about approving the closeout of the... Full story

  • Two Receive Sentences of Probation Only in Local Burglary Cases

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    Mike Motz Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY-- Christy Pinatelli was sentenced on Wednesday, January 17, in Cheyenne County District Court in connection with a Burglary case at Haupt Storage in May of 2023. Pinatelli appeared before Judge Derek Weimer, and was represented by defense attorney Don Miller. Pinatelli was in custody for 46 days after her arrest for Aiding and Abetting Burglary, a Class II Felony. After Miller noted that Pinatelli had successfully completed probation stemming from a 2018... Full story

  • Leanor C. Olsen

    Feb 8, 2024

         Eleanor Christine (Ortiz) Olsen, age 71 of Sidney, NE passed away at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO surrounded by her family on Friday, January 26, 2024.         Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Brenda Pfeifly officiating.  Services will conclude at the church.  Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website.... Full story

  • Service Notice

    Feb 8, 2024

    Helen Mae Wills, age 98, of Potter, NE, passed away in Bridgeport, NE on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 9, 2024 at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE with Pastor Kyle Larson officiating. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing. Inurnment will follow at the Potter Cemetery. Light refreshments will follow at the Potter Youth Center in Potter, NE. Friends may... Full story

  • Raider Teams Take Two More

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph Sidney's Red Raider Basketball teams chalked up two wins over the past weekend, with the Lady Raiders gutting out a win against Gering and then breezing past Scottsbluff, and the Red Raiders winning two close games, the second avenging last week's loss in the finals of the Western Conference Tournament. On Friday, the teams traveled to Gering for matchups with the Bulldog teams. The Lady Raiders started the action and had to lean hard on their defense to get the... Full story

  • Lady Coyotes Win Big Over Garden County

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    Potter-- On Friday night, February 2, the Lady Coyotes of Potter-Dix had a big win over the visiting Garden County Lady Eagles, while the Potter-Dix boys were unable to get the win against their Garden County counterparts. The girl's game started as a tight defensive match, with each team's defense disrupting the flow of the other's offense. The teams battled but Garden County took a three-point 9-to-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second period had the Lady Coyotes break out, puttin... Full story

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