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  • Sidney trio to receive Chad Neinhueser Scholarships

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 26, 2016

    Each year the Chad Nienhueser Memorial Scholarship is given to area high school students who are going to pursue a college education and have demonstrated leadership skills. Chad was a Sidney native majoring in civil engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. This year, scholarships go to Jacob Schaub, Genessa Schilz, and Emily Mahr all seniors at Sidney High School. Jacob is planning to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and will be majoring in...

  • CREEK VALLEY'S TRIP TO CHIMNEY ROCK

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 16, 2016

    Last week, 15 third grade students from Creek Valley Elementary School traveled to Chimney Rock in Morrill County. "I actually went to school here when I was in elementary school, and we went to Chimney Rock," teacher Heather Gonzalez said. "So I thought it would be a fun trip to take as a teacher with my third grade students." Gonzalez said her students watched to video presentation and toured the museum. "We learned quickly that it was a good thing we learned cursive," she said. "So that we...

  • Beyer honored by State Service Commission

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 16, 2016

    Lincoln, NE – Micahla Beyer of Sidney was recently named the recipient of the Esprit de Corps award at the ServeNebraska Symposium on May 6. National service volunteers were recognized for their commitment to making a difference in their communities. Beyer is a member of ExtensionCorps, Nebraska Extension's AmeriCorps program. She teaches youth in Cheyenne, Kimball, and Banner counties about science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. The Esprit de Corps award honors an AmeriCorps m...

  • Sidney Middle School athletes excel at Gothenburg

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 16, 2016

    GOTHENBURG – Eight Sidney Middle School track athletes competed Saturday in the Gothenburg Invitational Track meet, sometimes referred to as "state" for that age bracket. Athletes from across the state are invited to attend based on times and distances throughout the season. Sidney competitors saw overall success on the day, and left their names in history in a few different events. In pole vault, Madison Johnstone vaulted her personal best of 9'6 which earned her second as well as earned the se...

  • Just for Kix donates portion of DVD sales to SRTV

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 13, 2016

    For the Sun-Telegraph The Just for Kix dance program donated $560 to the Sidney Raiders Television (SRTV) class at Sidney High School through proceeds from DVD sales of its spring recital held in late April. The program also donated $300 to SRTV, with some of the proceeds coming from its Kix for Kids show held in March. Pictured are two-year-old dancers from the Teeny Kix class performing at the spring recital, which showcased more than 150 dancers ages 2 thorugh 18 performing a variety of...

  • Creek Valley third graders learn railroad safety

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 13, 2016

    For the Sun-Telegraph Creek Valley third graders learned about railroad track safety Wednesday afternoon as Pat Leahy with the Union Pacific Railroad brought Operation Lifesaver to the elementary school. Leahy, who has been with the railroad for nearly 40 years and has presented to area schools for 16 years, spoke to students about railroad track awareness and identifying the right way and time to cross safely....

  • It's only brain surgery

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 12, 2016

    Creek Valley High School sophomore Michael Rahe earned the Purple Dissect Award in Dave Howard's biology class after he was able to remove the brain of a frog completely intact during dissection....

  • Creek Valley announces pre-registration dates for the 2016-2017 school year

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 10, 2016

    Creek Valley High School students will receive their class schedule and registration information on Tuesday, May 10th. Students must return their class registrations to the CVHS Counselor’s office no later than Friday, May 13, 2016. Incoming freshmen will receive their class schedule and registration information on Thursday, May 12. These students must return their class registrations to Mr. Michelman no later than Monday, May 16, 2016. Middle School students will receive their class schedule and registration information on Thursday, May 12. T...

  • Sports physicals available

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 10, 2016

    Students planning to participate in sports, cheer, and danz during the 2016-17 school year you may get their physicals now at Sidney Regional Medical Center. SRMC has the forms and they can also be downloaded from the school website. Please check to make sure all forms are filled out and signed by the physician, parents/guardians, and student before turning the forms in. They can be turned into the high school office and need to be turned in by Friday, August 12, to start practice on Monday, August 15....

  • One-two Raider punch propels Sidney to Cozad Golf Title

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 10, 2016

    COZAD – Sidney clipped host Cozad by one stroke here Monday, with Nate Dvorak and Conner Dormann leading the way in a one-two punch in individual standings. Dvorak logged a 72 with matching rounds of 36, while Dorman closed with a 75 to edge out Cozad’s Jordan Henry. Brady Radcliffe finished in 12th place overall with an 82 and Ryan Birner logged an 84 to round out Raider scoring. Individual Standings 1, Nate Dvorak, Sid, 72, 2, Connor Dormann, Sid, 75, 3, Jordan Henry, Coz, 76, 4 (tie), Sam Cole, Coz, and Patrick Messersmith, Goth, 77. Tea...

  • Above average wheat yields expected across Nebraska

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 6, 2016

    Although Nebraska's planted wheat acres are at record lows, producers should expect high yields. Favorable growing conditions, including a mild winter and abundant precipitation, has Nebraska wheat positioned to achieve wheat yields not seen in the past five years. However, farmers should scout carefully for wheat rust and be prepared to treat any outbreaks in a timely manner. The most recent crop condition report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistic Service...

  • Just For Kix Spring Recital

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 6, 2016

    The Just For Kix Dance program held its annual spring recital the last Sunday in April, showcasing more than 150 dancers ages 2 through 18 performing a variety of routines at the Sidney Middle School gymnasium. Six dancers received 5-year medals during the recital, recognizing them being part of the Just For Kix program for at least five years. The dancers recognized Ashlynn Wieser, Taylor Runge, Avery Lawson,Reece Currier and Aubrey Russel. In addition, Haley Kennedy received the Just For Kix...

  • Preslie Allen signs letter to be a Loper

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 6, 2016

    SIDNEY - Preslie Allen of Sidney has signed a National Letter of Intent to run track for the University of Nebraska-Kearney. The Lady Raider senior will compete in middle distance events for the Lopers next season. Last year, competing as a junior, Allen led the Sidney girls at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships with a 3rd place in the 800 meter run, a 6th place finish in the 400 meter dash, and was part of the Lady Raider's 7th place 1600 meter relay team. So far this season...

  • Wiedeburg to compete in MIAA Conference Championship

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 6, 2016

    Sidney High School graduate Jachob Wiedeburg is set to compete in the MIAA Conference Championship Sunday in Maryville, MO. He is a freshman at University of Nebraska Kearney and will be competing in the steeplechase. He qualified last week at the Wesleyan Invite with a time of 9:57....

  • Radcliff installed as Master Counselor

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 5, 2016

    On March 20, Brady Radcliffe was installed as Master Counselor of the Fort Sidney chapter of DeMolay, along with installation of all elected and appointed officers. Special guests included his grandparents, Gerald and Mona Radcliffe and Stan and Geri Belieu. Other officers elected were Thomas Kokjer as Senior Councilor, Will Castner as Junior Councilor, Yeager Price as Treasurer, and Cade Lewis as Senior Deacon. Installing officers were Ralph Castner, Bob Goodwin, Steve Mattoon and Harley...

  • Cather's nephew leaves $5.8M to UNL

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 5, 2016

    The nephew of renowned author Willa Cather has bequeathed $5.8 million to support leading Cather initiatives at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Charles E. Cather left an estate gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to create endowed funds that will provide annual support for the university’s many Cather initiatives. The funds will be used collaboratively by UNL Libraries, the Willa Cather Archive, the Department of English and the Cather Project. Andrew Jewell, editor of the Willa Cather Archive and professor at UNL Libraries, s...

  • County equipment is tested, ready to go for Election Day

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 4, 2016

    As part of the ongoing process to prepare for Election Day, officials in all 93 counties have successfully completed a mock election, said Secretary of State John Gale. The mock election is standard practice prior to every statewide election. In addition to testing machines that read and tabulate the ballots, the process also includes making sure results are posted properly on the Secretary of State’s website. Starting at 8 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. Mountain Time) on May 10, the first results from the primary will be published live at s...

  • Cabela's to host emergency training

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 4, 2016

    Cabela’s will host an emergency response team training exercise at its main corporate campus, on Old Post Road, the morning of Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local emergency response teams have previously conducted similar trainings in schools and hospitals throughout and county, and asked if Cabela’s would be willing to host an exercise at its corporate campus. Participating in the training will be the Sidney Police Department, Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, Sidney ERC, Nebraska State Patrol and other neighboring emergency respo...

  • SHS seniors recognized with scholarships

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 4, 2016

    These Sidney High School seniors for receiving a scholarship from the Sidney Education Foundation. The foundation is proud to recognize the achievements of these students by awarding them over $33,000 to be used toward their future educational endeavors. Front row, from left are, Abigail Jones, Abigail Heller, Emily Mahr, Madison Langley, Megan Neal, Rachel Blauert, Taylor Parsons, Hannah Rapp, Heather Hartzler, Jasmine Jallen and Erin Lindeman. Back row from left are, Brady Radcliffe, Austin...

  • Cabela's to host Ladies' Day Out event

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 4, 2016

    Cabela’s is helping its female customers and their families get outdoors with an expanded, four-day Ladies’ Day Out event at its Sidney location, Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15. Cabela’s Ladies Day Out will offer giveaways, discounts, guest appearances, sales on outdoor equipment in a variety of categories and educational seminars and demonstrations on a wide range of products and outdoor activities. Featured seminars and demonstrations will include: • Picking the Perfect Firearm. Join us and we’ll help you find the perfect firearm t...

  • SPNRD receives grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2016

    The South Platte Natural Resources District announced that it will receive $200,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Hydrogeology of Western Nebraska” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 7 in Lincoln. The project is one of the 118 projects receiving $18,799,900 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year. Of these, 69 were new applications and 49 are carry-over projects. The project digitally scans and processes existing oil and gas well geophysical logs to gat...

  • Sidney High School students donate toys to pediatric rehabilitation program

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2016

    A group of Sidney High School students and their teacher completed a volunteer effort as part of a class project by donating items to pediatric patients of Regional West Medical Center. Brett Avila, Human Development instructor at Sidney High School, and his class collected various toys and items such as Legos, books, pencil grips, art supplies, and pop beads over the last month to donate to the Rehab Center's Pediatric Therapy department. The toys will serve as a reward after a child's session...

  • Sidney High School students place second in Nebraska Envirothon

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2016

    The Nebraska Envirothon state contest was held at Steinhart Lodge at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City last week. Student teams, consisting of five members, first competed in a regional contest, which are held across the state. The highest scoring teams had the opportunity to compete at the state competition. The five-member teams compete in seven areas of environmental studies: soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, range, policy and present on a current environmental issue....

  • UNMC College of Nursing in Scottsbluff to hold camp

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2016

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing West Nebraska Division in Scottsbluff is holding a summer camp on July 20-21 in Scottsbluff for high school students interested in nursing careers and nursing students interested in being mentors. Deadline for application is June 1. The West Nebraska Division is one of five UNMC nursing divisions sharing a two-year, $665,266 grant to develop mentorship programs for high school students interested in pursuing careers in nursing. The “Nebraska Generation Link to Learn” grant is funded b...

  • Boating safety course to be held at Sidney

    For The Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2016

    A boating safety course will be held at the Western Nebraska Community College campus in Sidney on Thursday, May 12, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. According to Eveland, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after December 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats. The minimum age to operate a motorboat in Nebraska is 14. The course covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat...

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