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  • Leyton holds spelling bee

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 8, 2016

    The Leyton School District held a spelling bee on Friday for its fourth- to eighth-grade students....

  • NWU choir to make Wednesday stop in Sidney

    Staff Report|Jan 8, 2016

    The Nebraska Wesleyan University choir’s three-state tour will make a stop next week in Sidney. Their performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, located at 2622 11th Avenue. The three-state tour began Jan. 6 in Fremont, then wound its way to Colorado and New Mexico. The tour ends Jan. 17 in Lincoln. The choir is a 46-voice ensemble and more than half of its members are music majors. The choir has toured internationally nine times since 1977 and tours annually throughout the U.S. William A. Wyman h...

  • A 1-hour tour

    John Verser|Jan 8, 2016


  • Service Notice: Beverly M. Christofferson

    Jan 8, 2016

    Beverly M. Christofferson, 79 of Sidney, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 7, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Hall officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to drop off condolences for the family. You may view Bev’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at A complete obituary will be p... Full story

  • Community Calendar 01-08-16

    Jan 8, 2016

    Monday, Jan. 11 Cheyenne County Art Guild Meeting meets the second Monday of each month at Light Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1345 Illinois (enter through west door). For more information, contact Jane Easterly, (308) 254-4052. … Wednesday, Jan. 13 The Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir 2016 Tour will be performing in Sidney on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 2622 11th Ave. in Sidney. … Thursday, Jan. 14 Cancer survivor support group meets every SECOND Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dorwart Can... Full story

  • Preparing the way… for the new year, the new you, and to include God

    Lauri R B Beach, Sidney First United Methodist Church|Jan 8, 2016

    We all have those lists - you know, resolutions, what I want to accomplish in the new year: lose weight, keep on track, community involvement, volunteer more, take a vacation, spiritual growth - you get the idea. This is a time for personal reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year. It offers a structured opportunity to examine what is holding us back from being who we really want to be. If we use the new year to take concrete steps towards becoming advocates for change, together we can make a difference! - Begin with prayer: Going...

  • Happy New Year from heaven

    Pastor Doug Birky, Evangelical Free Church|Jan 8, 2016

    The Holy Scriptures reveal that God in heaven wants you have a happy new year. Look at the kind of “happy newness” he offers us both now and forever if we put our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ…” - 2 Corinthians 5:17-18. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and m...

  • Good Old Days 01-08-16

    Jan 8, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'SHS Seniors Rated High' Jan. 5, 1966 Miss Chris Cramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cramer and a senior at Sidney High School, has been awarded a one-year scholarship to the University of Nebraska. Alternates chosen, as the result of high scores in the Regent's exams, are Kent Brunzell, Bonnie...

  • Lady Raiders edge Kimball in physical game

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 8, 2016

    With less than 17 seconds remaining in the game, Sidney freshman Janay Brauer approached the free throw line. With apparent ease, she calmly hit two shots – both swishes – giving the Sidney High School girls' basketball team (8-3, 1-0) a 5-point lead to secure its victory. The perfect free throws marked her third and fourth within 10 seconds during Sidney's 52-47 victory over the Kimball High Lady Longhorns (6-1, 1-3) on Thursday night at the Cabela's Athletic Center. In a physical and fas...

  • Heeren returns as Raiders roll to win against Longhorns

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 8, 2016

    An undefeated Sidney High School boys' basketball team controlled, from tipoff to final buzzer, Thursday's game against the Kimball High Longhorns (3-4, 1-3). On offense and defense, the Red Raiders (11-0, 1-0) dominated, winning 82-46. Perhaps the biggest obstacle of the night for the Sidney players was when an off-target Kimball shot caused the ball to become stuck between the rim and backboard. It took Sidney senior Jake Heeren three attempts to free the ball. Once the task was completed, and...


    Jan 8, 2016

    BASKETBALL 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 Minatare 3 p.m. Potter-Dix at South Platte 3 p.m. Sidney at McCook 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 Leyton at Bridgeport 4 p.m. Creek Valley at Haxtun (Colo.) 4 p.m. Kimball at Potter-Dix 4 p.m. WRESTLING Saturday, Jan. 9 Sidney at Ogallala Tournament 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 Sidney at Bridgeport 6 p.m....

  • Raiders 'win' Western Trails tournament

    John Verser|Jan 8, 2016

    Is it possible to win a tournament without actually winning it? Sidney did just that Thursday at the Western Trails Conference Tournament in Kimball. The Raiders bested Bridgeport by half a point in the team standings to take the top spot in the tournament, even though they couldn't technically win since they are not a member of the conference. Sidney wrestling coach John Ganser said the tournament gave his team quality mat time and helped shake some rust off after the Christmas break....