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  • Creative District showcasing individual renditions of "Hope"

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 18, 2024

    SIDNEY -Earlier this Spring, Sidney locals were encouraged to express their definition of hope through the use of art. Blank canvases were picked up at the city office and returned several weeks later as completed hope-inspired works of art. These unique, one-of-a-kind pièces de arte will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Night of Hope, a foundation based in Sidney, NE that services the county and provides resources and support for those battling cancer. The finished art will be...

  • "Hotter in Potter" Returns Next Sunday

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 6, 2024

    This highly anticipated annual block party kicks off Summer and celebrates entrepreneurship and community fun this Sunday, June 9, starting at 2pm in Potter. Start the afternoon off by going by the Visitor's Center in Potter and picking up a stamp card, which gives visitors the opportunity to get to know the business owners within Potter and at the same time, have a chance at winning one of the many fantastic prizes that were donated just for this event. Some of the prizes to be raffled off star...

  • State Trooper with Local Ties Honored by MADD For Impaired Driving Enforcement

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 30, 2024

    (LINCOLN, NEB.) - Last Tuesday, May 20, 2024, 20 Nebraska State Troopers were honored for their diligence in and dedication to keeping Nebraska roadways safe from impaired drivers and were awarded the "Heroes Award" from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). "Every DUI arrest has the potential of saving lives," said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. "These troopers represent great examples of that life-saving mission. We'd like to thank MADD for their tireless...

  • Seeking Cheyenne County Participants For Virtual Run May 24-26

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    According to his mom, even from a young age, Tyler simply loved people. No matter where he would go, he couldn't leave without having met new friends. He especially loved the elderly, and he shared a special bond with them. Tyler was a student at North Platte High School, where he was a member of band, choir, football, and track. It was on the track team that he discovered his love of running. On the inside, he was hiding his struggle with his mental health. His sadness, fears, anxiety, and hope...

  • Nebraska FFA Concludes 96th FFA Convention

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 18, 2024

    Over 7,000 FFA members, advisors, and guests attended and participated in the 96th Nebraska FFA Convention, held April 3-5 in Lincoln. Students competed in various contests all school year to qualify for the state convention. Those winning their Leadership Development Events, Career Development Events, and Agriscience Fair projects will go onto compete at the National FFA Convention against other states in their respective areas. Proficiency Area winners will also be judged at the national...

  • Early Morning Fire Sparks Investigation

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 18, 2024

    SIDNEY -- At approximately 12:53 am on Sunday, April 14, 2024, the Sidney Police Department, Sidney Fire Department, and the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office responded to 1125 6th Avenue where there was a report made by a neighbor of a structure fire. At the time of the initial report, the occupant was on the premises, but not inside the dwelling. There was no one in the home, and no injuries were reported. The Sidney Fire Department is currently working with the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's...

  • WBPPD Sports New Logo, Offers Same Dedication

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 11, 2024

    Over the years, Wheat Belt Public Power District, or WBPPD, has had a variety of logos, ranging from Willy WiredHand, a cartoon mascot of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, created in 1950, to the three Touchstone Energy Guys. Sometimes sporting a sprig of wheat, then wheat with a blue halo, multiple logos have been used to represent Wheat Belt and in the name of bringing uniformity to their customers in identifying the Wheat Belt brand, their latest logo has been unveiled. WBP...

  • Six area students awarded highest degree at 96th State FFA Convention

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 11, 2024

    The Nebraska State FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Nebraska FFA, and six of those awards went to local area students during the 96th annual Nebraska FFA State Convention held in Lincoln April 3-5. The Nebraska State FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have met very specific criteria. Members must have received the Chapter degree, been active FFA members for at least two years, completed at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth-grade level,...

  • Potter Going to Pieces

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 28, 2024

    On Sunday, three teams braved the weather to participate in Potter's fourth Puzzle Mania Tournament, once again held at Hangar 39 at Chuckaboo Station in Potter, NE . The winning team, Piece Control, consisted of Michael Hausmann and Elaine Shang who completed their puzzle in 1 hour, 14 minutes, and one-second. Drew and Teran Enevoldsen, owners of Chuckaboo Station and Hangar 39, held the first Potter Puzzlemania event on December 10, 2023, with 18 puzzle enthusiasts participating. With 100% of...

  • Letter from the Editor:

    Barbara Perez, Editor & Publisher, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 7, 2024

    Dear Cheyenne County, Our Senior Staff Writer and Sports Editor Mike Motz, was taken gravely ill this past Sunday and is currently in ICU at Cheyenne Regional. At this time, we are temporarily down both one of our two reporters and our sole Sports Writer. It is not an easy thing to do to admit one needs help, but we are a strong community newspaper, and I have zero doubt that this same community can rally behind one of its own during a very difficult time for both. He has worked tirelessly to...

  • High Plains #278 Banquet Magni-Pheasant; Local Pheasants Forever Annual Event Once Again Sees Huge Attendance

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 7, 2024

    On Friday, March 1, the High Plains Chapter No. 278 celebrated an impressive 34 years of activity with its annual banquet at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. This chapter is the only one in Nebraska that offers a hunt to say thank you to our Veterans, and they work closely with American Heroes in Action which provides Vets an opportunity to come out and have a relaxing weekend of camaraderie and hunting. The chapter served approximately 420 meals that were provided by Outlaws Catering. Despite a...

  • Community Invited to Annual Shrove Pancake Feed in Lodgepole

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    BARBARA PEREZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph Gloria Dei Church will once again be holding its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed for the community on Tuesday, February 13 at the Lodgepole Community Center located at 732 Bates Blvd in Lodgepole from 5 pm-7:30 pm. Hot cakes, link and patty sausages, and scrambled eggs will be served on a free-will donation basis. Drinks will be hot coffee, orange juice, and milk. This year, Dwight Kastendick from Grants, NM has made crosses to be given out, one-per-family,... Full story

  • Newest Business in Sidney Will Be Offering Cheyenne County Personalized In-Home Care

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 18, 2024

    Sidney – Beutler's Caring Connections (B.C.C.), the newest business to open shop in Sidney, is proud announce its presence, aiming to provide the Sidney community and its surrounding areas with a wide variety of options when selecting in-home, non-medical care for themselves or their loved ones. Owner Misty Beutler is a familiar friendly face around town. A Colorado native, she came to Sidney 20 years ago to visit for a weekend and she loved the town so much that she stayed. She met her t... Full story

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes new Pastor

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 18, 2024

    SIDNEY- The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Sidney recently announced the arrival of their new Pastor, Brenda Pfeifly. Pfeifly will be replacing their previous pastor, Chad Rademacher, who moved to Wayne, NE to be closer to his family. In early December, Pastor Pfeifly moved from Stromsburg, NE where she was Pastor of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church for 15 years, to head the congregation of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney. She also wanted to be closer to family; she has a... Full story

  • Local Doves Chapter to offer free self-defense class this Saturday

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    The Sidney chapter of DOVES will be offering a self-defense class for women at noon on January 13th. The class will be held at the Community Center located at 627 Toledo Street in Sidney. The DOVES program was founded in 1979, and currently serves nine counties in Nebraska's Panhandle: Scotts Bluff, Cheyenne, Morrill, Kimball, Banner, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, & Sioux Counties with the mission of ensuring women have access to empowerment-based and strength-centered services and that they are... Full story

  • Table of Grace falls short of goal; hits $50k mark with grateful hearts

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    SIDNEY - The Table of Grace, a local non-profit organization that is well known in the community for its tireless endeavors, began around 2010 and has since been raising money through grants, sales and donations in the name of feeding the hungry in its communities. In 2019, they became a Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center (CMC). As of this past November, they've received and distributed in excess of 229,410 pounds of food; which equals over 191,175 meals served in 2023. They have held... Full story

  • Sidney Mother arrested for DUI with Children in Car

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    SIDNEY — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Sidney woman after a pursuit early Monday morning. At approximately 2:10 a.m. on January 1, 2024, an on-duty trooper was on 6th Avenue when they were almost rear-ended by a GMC Terrain. The trooper then made contact with the driver of the GMC and could detect the strong odor of alcohol. The trooper also saw what appeared to be a child in the backseat of the vehicle. The trooper attempted to conduct a standard DUI investigation, b... Full story

  • PVFD Receives much-needed infusion

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    The Potter Volunteer Fire Department recently received a donation of $10,000 from Frenchman Valley Coop, with the support of a matching grant from CHS INC Seeds for Stewardship. FVC Service Manager and Chappell VFD Fire Chief, Ryan Timm, presented the checks to the Potter Vol. Fire Department Fire Chief Mark Onstott. Chief Onstott had contacted FVC about the needs the fire department had for new equipment and their plans if they raised enough money to meet their goal. Leann Weiss, a... Full story

  • High Plains Arts Council Brightens Holiday Season with Concert performed by Nebraska Brass

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 7, 2023

    Known for their musical precision and style as well as engaging and humorous commentary, Nebraska Brass has been preserving the great American tradition of brass music for the last thirty-six years. Performing an inventive mix of Dixieland, jazz, and classical music, each season they present a five concert series in cities across Nebraska. This one-night only performance by one of the Midwest's most popular brass quintets will include festive favorites and familiar chestnuts, along with a few... Full story

  • The Doctor Is In This

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 7, 2023

    In its first production in several years that uses an all-adult cast of actors ages 16-40, Way Out West Theater is presenting two opportunities to bring the much-loved holiday classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" alive to theater-goers. Way Out West Theater has been entertaining local audiences since 1993, and cast-member Kelsey Arrington has been a part of WOW since before she could walk. Or talk. In fact, she shares a birthday with this theater company; her mother Pam is one of the original... Full story

  • Lazy S Ranch wins local "Upcycle" contest

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 7, 2023

    Keep Sidney Beautiful announced its winner of their November contest, "Upcycling". Lazy S Ranch came in as the solid winner with their old grain bin-turned-gazeabo.... Full story

  • Platte Valley Bank warns of the dangers of possible text message scams

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Nov 23, 2023

    Recently, reports of a string of fraudulent text messages targeting the local community that appear to be from Platte Valley Banks have been made In one of these scams, a text message alerts was sent about a “problem” with a transaction with an online link. The link looks identical to an online banking page, but once information is entered, the scammers have access to your bank account. They are using different tactics including unrecognized charges, attemp-ted charges, and new device war... Full story

  • It's time for the St. Patrick's Fall Festival!

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Nov 2, 2023

    An event that locals have looked forward to each year for well beyond fifty years is back. St. Patrick's Fall Festival swings into motion this Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 11am until 2pm. Everybody looks forward to seeing old friends, catching up on community tid-bits and the crossing of fingers, hoping to hear your name called as winner of a spectacular prize in the raffle. But truth be told, when one firsts hears "the festival is back", it's the thought of the dinner ahead that makes a mouth... Full story

  • Cheynne County Announces 2nd Annual Pumpkin Contest Winners

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Nov 2, 2023

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph The 2023 winners of the Cheyenne County pumpkin decorating contest have been announced. In the Individual category, First Place went to Brycin Moore; Second place to Kendra Mitchell. In the Business category, the award for first place went to Adams Autos and Equipment, and C. Elliot Bloom's came in with a second place prize. First Place winners received $50, Second place winner received $25. Everyone who entered showed a lot of thought and creativity in their... Full story

  • High Plains #278 Pheasants Forever: Bringing Wildlife and Tradition to a New Generation.

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 19, 2023

    Pheasants Forever High Plains Chapter #278 will be holding its Annual Youth Hunt on Saturday, October 21, 2023, meeting at the Sidney Shooting Park at 8am. The event is open for hunters ages 12-15 who have successfully completed the required hunter safety course as of October 20, 2023. All participants will have the opportunity to harvest a pheasant. The hunts will take place in various fields within a five-mile radius of the shooting range that have been generously donated by local land... Full story

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