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Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition


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  • North Side Street Resurfacing and other uses of Sales Tax Infrastructure Funds discussed by City Council

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    SIDNEY--On Tuesday, January 9, the City of Sidney Council met to discuss a variety of topics, with the use of funds from the 1/2 cent sales tax increase for infrastructure projects in the forefront. Before that discussion, Mayor Brad Sherman read a proclamation designating January as Radon Action Month, and urged residents to take advantage of Panhandle Public Health's free radon test kits to ensure everyone's homes are free from the dangers of radon. Radon is not visible and does not have any... Full story

  • Annual Chamber Banquet Honors the Best in Area Businesses and People

    Jan 25, 2024

    On Tuesday, January 20, members of the Cheyenne County Chamber gathered for their annual banquet in celebration of their best and brightest. Treated to dueling pianos for entertainment, the social time was enjoyed by everyone, as was the dinner. The highlight of the evening was as always, the handing out of awards. : New Business of the Year – Hometown Liquor The New Business of the Year goes to a business that has made a huge impact in their short span. They have proven to be a catalyst for... Full story

  • Connecting Our Community One Chapter at a Time

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    Nestled in the heart of our small town, the Sidney Public Library on 12th Avenue is home to thousands of books, magazines, DVDs, and more, with an adventure waiting for each patron who walks through the front door. Waiting behind the counter to give each excited reader a recommendation is Amanda Eastin, Library Director. It's been her goal to make the library and it's resources available to every citizen of the community, especially those unable to make it to the physical location. If you're ima... Full story

  • School Shooting Threat Concerns Community

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    DALTON- The Cheyenne County area has been quite fortunate to not have suffered a traumatic school shooting incident like much of the country has had to endure over the past few years. According to Education Week there were 38 school shootings in 2023, down from a high of 51 in 2022, so even a high-trust and relatively safe rural community like the Dalton and Gurley areas are not immune from a national problem with tragic consequences. Attention must be paid to any indicators that show an... Full story

  • Tax Raising Bills

    Steve Erdman, State Senator, 47th District|Jan 25, 2024

    Last Thursday Gov. Jim Pillen delivered his State of the State address to the Unicameral Legislature. The primary focus of the speech was devoted to tax relief, especially property tax relief. So, I listened closely to hear his plans for tax relief. Although he vows to reduce property taxes by 40 percent, he never offered any kind of substantive plan for doing so. Gov. Pillen's plan continues several of the same stale practices which have never worked in the past, such as creating more property... Full story

  • What Democrats will never do to defend democracy

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Jan 25, 2024

    Joe Biden went to Valley Forge to give a big speech telling us how much he cares about defending democracy against the threat represented by Donald Trump. How much does President Biden care? Enough to give a speech defending democracy, one of what's sure to be many if Trump is his opponent. Biden's alarm about the precariousness of the American system, though, will never translate into actions he wouldn't otherwise want to take. To wit, if Joe Biden were, as a matter of the principle, devoted... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Four

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Jan 25, 2024

    "He who heeds instruction gets understanding. Honoring the Lord is the rebuke of wisdom, and before honor is humility. The ear that hears rebukes (instruction) of life will abide among the wise." Proverbs 15:33. 31 Prophetic Utterance: "I founded Israel because I loved the people, says the Lord. I uphold the United States of America because the people loved Me." This truth has almost vanished from Christian ethics and the U.S. Constitution in the last 6 decades. Many are launched into... Full story

  • Debate vs. Argument

    Mike Sunderland, Columnist|Jan 25, 2024

    My last full* year of school in Fairbanks, Alaska was at Monroe High School. Although it was called a "high school" the majority of the classes were designed to prepare the graduates for college. The classes we attended averaged anywhere from 1 year to 4 years ahead of what was taught in the public school system. From the middle of my Sophomore year through my Senior year at Monroe High School I participated in the Debate Club. Before that I was a member of the school choir. Partway though the... Full story

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    Jan 25, 2024

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  • Richard "Dick" C. Eckley

    Jan 25, 2024

    Richard "Dick" C. Eckley, age 84 of Sidney, NE passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be scheduled at a later date. You may view Dick's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos, and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dick's care and funeral arrangements. Richard "Dick" Charles Eckley was born on June 5, 1939 to Richard and Mary (Steele) Eckley in Tekamah, NE. In 1956, Dick... Full story

  • Marjorie M. Jones

    Jan 25, 2024

    Marjorie M. Jones, age 96, died at her home near Lodgepole on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chappell, NE with Pastor Neil Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery at Lodgepole, NE. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1-6:00 P.M. to... Full story

  • Robert Frank Roderick

    Jan 25, 2024

    Robert Frank Roderick died at the age of 81 on January 12, 2024 in Fort Collins CO. Born September 6, 1942 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Frank and Faye Roderick, he was one their 8 children. Robert graduated from high school in Bayard, NE in 1960. He then went on to serve his country, in the United States Marine Corps, from 1960-1964, serving in Vietnam. After this, he settled in Sidney, NE. It was at this time that he met the love of his life, Kathy, on a blind date, in March of 1965. Their love blossomed, and he married Kathryn Ayle on July... Full story

  • Lady Raiders Notch Two More To Remain Unbeaten

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    Sidney's Raider Basketball teams each had two more big games over the weekend, and the Lady Raiders were able to power past two tough opponents to remain unbeaten, while the Red Raiders won their first contest, but lost their second to suffer their first loss of the season. The action started on Friday when Sidney hosted Gothenburg for "Throwback Night", attended by a large crowd of Sidney High School alumni wearing apparel from the eras from which they graduated. The Lady Raiders started the... Full story

  • Lady Warriors Fall To Bayard in MAC Final

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    BRIDGEPORT-- Leyton's Lady Warrior team made it through the initial rounds of the MAC tournament with easy wins; a 76-to-8 rout of the Minatare Lady Indians in the first round on Tuesday and a 51-to-10 romp over Garden County in the semi-finals on Thursday. But they were pitted against Bayard in the championship game on Saturday in Bridgeport, and Bayard also strolled into the championship game with two easy wins over Banner County and South Platte. Bayard came into Saturday's contest with just... Full story

  • Shot Clock Implementation Coming For All NSAA Basketball Classes

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    LINCOLN--What started as an experiment in Class A Basketball games three years ago, expanded to Class B this season, and now all six Classes will be implementing a shot clock in NSAA High School Basketball games. The proposal was approved last Thursday at the NSAA's monthly meeting after a previous vote had only District V rejecting the proposal. Although it seemed that only C-1 and C-2 would join with Classes A and B's implementation of the shot clock, all Classes will participate in the... Full story

  • Athlete of the Week

    Jan 25, 2024

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