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Leyton holds spelling bee

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

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...


Service Notice: Beverly M. Christofferson

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.... Full story


Community Calendar 01-08-16

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.... Full story


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

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 reflectio...


Happy New Year from heaven

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...


Good Old Days 01-08-16

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...

 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    January 8, 2016

Lady Raiders edge Kimball in physical game

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...

 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    January 8, 2016

Heeren returns as Raiders roll to win against Longhorns

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 (...



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....

 By John Verser    Sports    January 8, 2016

Raiders 'win' Western Trails tournament

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...


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