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  • Visitors Committee discusses plans for 2024, looks to replace billboard

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    SIDNEY- On Wednesday, January 3, board members of the Oktoberfest Committee and Cheyenne County Visitors Committee to discuss the results of this year’s “All is Bright Tour” that was held at the Fairgrounds this past December. Around 2500 people attended the indoor Christmas walking-tour and 200 “Letters to Santa” were submitted to the mailbox located at the pavilion. The Sidney Sun-Telegraph printed the letters as a special edition that was distributed inside the newspaper on December 21. Members also discussed the necessity of planning... Full story

  • Enjoy a night of local talent at Open Mic Night

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    SIDNEY- Keep Sidney Beautiful is excited to announce their upcoming Open Mic Night at Beans & Steams on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, starting at 5:30 pm. Whatever your passion may be - poetry, singing, or maybe even shadow puppets, this is your opportunity to shine and share your talent. If you have any questions, please contact Keep Sidney Beautiful through Facebook or send an e-mail to: [email protected]. Beans and Steams is located at 610 Glover Road in... Full story

  • Jingle Books: Merry Grinch-mas takes over the Library.

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 7, 2023

    SIDNEY- On Friday, December 15, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m, the Sidney Public Library will be hosting a Merry Grinch-mas event where the children's librarian will read the story “How the Grinch stole Christmas”. This event is open to children from preschool to 6th grade, as well as families. In the spirit of giving, the library kindly requests attendees to consider bringing a canned food item or two to donate to a local charity. Generosity makes a difference in the lives of people in need, especially during this time of year.... Full story

  • Sparkling Spectacle: All is Bright Christmas Tour delights hundreds at Grand Opening

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Nov 30, 2023

    SIDNEY- With a host of delightful activities and attractions available to attendees, the Cheyenne County Department of Tourism launched their first ever Holiday Festivities with the Grand Opening of the All Is Bright Christmas Tour located in the Pavilion at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney. This indoor Christmas walking-tour is set to create lasting memories and immersed people in the wonder and magic of the holiday season. During a meeting of the Visitors Committee last January,... Full story

  • Aliens and Strangers keep hitting the right notes for Sidney's growth

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Nov 16, 2023

    SIDNEY- He is a Hoosiers fan, but don't hold that against him. Christopher Dyson, owner of Aliens and Strangers, LLC music store in Sidney continues to expand the business that he started in May of 2011. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Dyson left when he was 19 to enroll in a guitar program at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. While there, he lived and played music on the Sunset Strip. He lived in Colorado for a few years before moving to Sidney. He explained further, "I... Full story

  • A Heartwarming Tribute: Honoring Veterans with Traditional Bean Feed.

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Nov 16, 2023

    SIDNEY- On Saturday, November 11th, the Veteran's Day Annual Bean Feed was held at the Elks Lodge in Sidney. The event was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 610, American Legion Post 17, and Disabled American Veterans chapter 40. The bean feed was free and open to the public and a variety of bean soups, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, and desserts were served. "It's really nice any time that any veterans can have the opportunity to get together, especially on this day" said Marine... Full story

  • From the stages of New York to Sidney: Mark Clearview's Wand-erful Comedy

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Nov 9, 2023

    SIDNEY- High Plains Art Council did it again as last Saturday people from all over enjoyed a mind-blowing magic show. When it comes to comedy magic, there are few performers who can captivate an audience quite like Mark Clearview. With his unique blend of humor and charisma, Clearview, who is originally from Canada, has become a household name in New York. From a young age, Mark Clearview's passion for magic ignited his determination to become a prominent figure in the industry. His dedication... Full story

  • Fort Sidney Museum opens its doors for Banner County Students

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 26, 2023

    On Friday, October 20, Ninth-graders from Banner County Schools visited the Fort Sidney Museum in Sidney, Nebraska as part of an all-day field trip. Accompanied by chaperone Rick Caudillo, the students were guided through the different rooms by museum curator Duane Nightingale.... Full story

  • Piece by piece: Showing off skills and strategy in the Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament.

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 19, 2023

    SIDNEY- On Sunday, October 15, 2023, Friends of the Public Library held a Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament at the Cheyenne County Community Center in Sidney. There were a total of 30 participants, divided into 15 teams of two who competed to solve identical 500-piece jigsaw puzzles. Winners' names and placements had not yet been provided by the time of this publication.... Full story

  • Potter Firefighters cooking up all-you-can eat Egg-cellence

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 19, 2023

    A hunter's breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 5:30 am to 10:00 am at the Potter Fire Hall in Potter, Nebraska. The cost for adults is $8 and kids ages 5-12 are $5 for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Kids under five eat for free. Raffle drawings will be held. Grand Prize will be a firearm donated by the PVFD, second place is a pheasant mount from Resurrection Taxidermy, and third place will win a $100 Gift Card.... Full story

  • A Local Champion in Race and Life

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 12, 2023

    A favorite event of Sidney's annual Oktoberfest is the "Running of the Wieners", but perhaps no one looks forward to it more than Junior. Junior is a eight-year-old Dachshund who has traveled to Sidney from Crook, Colorado to defy the odds and participate in the annual event for the past seven years, albeit using a customized apparatus on wheels instead of his hind legs. His journey began when he was diagnosed with IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease), a condition that affects the spinal discs... Full story

  • St Patrick's brings Eucharistic Miracles of the World to Sidney

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 5, 2023

    SIDNEY- There are people that are born with the purpose of leaving an indelible mark on the Catholic community and Carlo Acutis is one of them, and Saint Patrick's Catholic Church brought his legacy to Sidney. Carlo Acutis was born on May 3, 1991, in London, England. Although he lived a relatively brief life, his impact was huge. From a young age, Carlo committed to his faith and received his First Holy Communion at the age of seven. Recognizing the power of the internet to reach a broad audienc... Full story

  • Dalton Comes Alive with its Fall Festival

    Barbara Perez and Daiana Greene|Sep 28, 2023

    DALTON- It's that time of the year again and the village of Dalton has held its traditional Fall Festival. Even though the village was founded in 1909, it wasn't until 1921 that they gathered for their first Fall Festival. Several generations have been part of a custom that has been kept alive after all these years. This year, fall was celebrated with an event coordinated by a committee comprised of Sarah Brenner, Jeff Hartwig, Dani Van Anne, and Ashton Van Anne, overseen by Kayla Wells. Many... Full story

  • Motodemption: A second opportunity in life for people riding on two wheels.

    Daiana Greene, Sidney-Sun Telegraph|Sep 21, 2023

    POTTER - Last week, PNCC Off-race, a hare scramble off-road race in Nebraska that spans over 200 acres in the panhandle, took place in Potter on September 2 and 3. Among the participants of the race, there's one who caught the attention of the audience for becoming an example of perseverance and fight: Aaron Hill. Hill was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and motorcycles were part of his life as he grew up racing them. He started riding at the early age of four and quickly became passionate... Full story

  • Sidney gets shoes ready for the 2023 Suicide Awareness Walk

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 14, 2023

    SIDNEY – In Nebraska, the second leading cause of death for residents aged 10-years-old to 44-years-old is suicide, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). That amounts to approximately 1-in-13 Nebraskan deaths each year. That means one person dies by suicide every 32 hours in our state. Be Here Sidney is a local nonprofit that seeks to bring awareness to suicides and also offer solutions. They work hard getting their message out to residents, that they are n... Full story

  • Cico's Vegetables: A Gift to the Community

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    POTTER- Among all the wonderful and friendly people in Potter, there's one who stands out for his generosity, compassion and heart of gold. Though not originally from Nebraska, the state, and the community of Potter welcomed him as one of their own. Instinctively, the people knew his presence would be a blessing, not only for the village, but for all who have had the chance to get to know him. The life of Pastor Warren Cico is fascinating, however you look at it. After growing up in Angleton, TX... Full story

  • Waggoner royally charms Potter at Queen Crowning

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    POTTER- Last Thursday, August 31th, Amanda Waggoner was chosen Miss Potter 2023 by the Potter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. The local community gathered at Railroad Street to witness a special ocassion for two young ladies. The two candidates were Amanda Waggoner (15), daughter of Melissa and Jerry Gorsuch, and Jaclyn Worth (16), daughter of Leah Pahl and Scott Worth. The girls were respectfully escorted by Caden McConnell and Jaxon Chase. Miss Waggoner is a junior at Potter-Dix. Her activities have... Full story

  • Local Audio provider 28 years in Sidney, and still amplifying great service

    Daiana Greene|Sep 7, 2023

    SIDNEY- Allan Lundgren grew up in Bayard (NE), moving to Sidney in 1995 to open Budget Tapes and Music. That was 28 years ago, and he is still going strong. "I opened it for the love of music. I saved up my money to open up a music store while I was working at the dealership. We don't sell new music at all, I sell some old music but basically we do audio sales and installation. We install in in cars, boats, golf carts, trucks, semis, anything that takes a stereo. I even did a hot tub one time,"... Full story

  • Kids' Korner and a day full of magic

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    SIDNEY - On the very special occasion of its 20th anniversary, Kids Korner, at the Community Center for Early Childhood Development, entertained the community of Sidney with several activities taking place in Legion Park on August 19th. The celebration was open to the public and kids were able to play games, have their faces painted, and enjoy "Adamagic", a show that was brought in from Omaha. The Sun-Telegraph noticed the excitement of the kids and visited with Adam Schacht, the magician who... Full story

  • Potter Hosts Team Roping Series Over Weekend

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    POTTER - Last Saturday, the community of Potter saw proof that working together as a team brings good results. The previous weekend, the arena witnessed the successful Bull Riding Rodeo in memory of Clint "Gus" McCrea, but this time, everyone showed up to participate in the Team Roping Series of this year. It is worth noting the stellar participation of Wes Mauner and Jay Groom who dazzled everyone present with their audacity and speed when it came to demonstrating their incredible skills in... Full story