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Articles from the January 6, 2016 edition

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Sidney Police Department awarded grant for radar units

The Sidney Police Department will soon receive two new radar units for patrol vehicles, with half the cost covered by a state grant. Sidney Police Assistant Chief Joe Aikens said the devices will...

 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    January 6, 2016

Roundball back in session

Schools throughout the region resumed this week after winter break. Along with classes, sports are also back in session. On Tuesday, the Creek Valley girls' and boys' basketball teams hosted Peetz....


Veteran's History Project: Donna K. Wiedeburg

Donna K. Wiedeburg Sergeant, U.S. Army 1989 – 1995 EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conduc...


Service Notice: Thad Holly

Thad Holly, 47 of Sidney, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 3, at the Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with Rev. Thomas Hyde... Full story


Community Calendar 01-06-16

Ongoing A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up locations) for Tabitha Davis. Donations can be made to: “Tabitha Davis Memorial Fund” to help defray expenses and to benefit twin daughters... Full story


Retirees need 'longevity strategy'

The late, great Yogi Berra supposedly said it: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And the same could be said of retirement. Due to several factors, such as advances in health care, today’s retirees are living longer, more active lives...

 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    January 6, 2016

Bulldogs edge Storm in turnover fest

CHAPPELL – In a game mired by turnovers and missed shots, the Peetz High Bulldogs (5-2, 1-1) eked out a victory over Creek Valley (5-4, 1-2) on Tuesday night, 41-37. The non-league game was the...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 6, 2016

Haxtun sweeps pair from Leyton

Haxtun took a pair of basketball games Tuesday night at Leyton. The homestanding Warriors fell in both the boys and girls games. Boys basketball Leyton held the lead at the half, before falling to visiting Haxtun, 56-43, on Tuesday night. The...


Free throw contest set for Jan. 17

All boys and girls age 9-14 are invited to participate in the Sidney Knights of Columbus Council #1861 Free Throw Contest. The competition will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Sidney Middle School Gym. Entry forms are available from...



BASKETBALL Thursday, Jan. 7 Kimball at Sidney 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 Bayard at Potter-Dix 3 p.m. Briggsdale (Colo.) at Peetz (Colo.) 4 p.m. Gering at Sidney 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 Peetz (Colo.) at Merino (Colo.) 2:30 p.m. Creek Valley at...

 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    January 6, 2016

Creek Valley survives ferocious late Peetz rally

CHAPPELL – After controlling most of the game, the Creek Valley High girls' basketball team withstood a fervent fourth quarter comeback attempt by Peetz to win a non-league game on Tuesday, 35-30....


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