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  • Home on the range

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 29, 2016

    A group of deer enjoyed the sunshine in Sidney on Friday afternoon in a field south of U.S. Highway 30 near Fort Sidney Road. While the region has experienced spring-like weather in the past few days, snow is again in the forecast. According to the National Weather Service, the region could experience snow beginning on Saturday night and lasting through Tuesday. The high temperature for Monday is forecast to only reach 29 degrees Fahrenheit....

  • Art Guild to offer day-long workshops

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 29, 2016

    The Cheyenne County Art Guild is kicking off a series of art workshops for beginners in February. Cindi Egging said the guild has been around for more than four decades and in recent years, artists from out of town have been brought in to lead more advanced training sessions. “This year, we thought, well, we have certain areas we’re all accomplished in – we can lead beginning classes,” she said. The classes – which include sessions in watercolors, oils, pastels and concept art – are aimed at beginners, she said. “We’re going to start with the...

  • C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Jan 29, 2016

    Daniel Bashtovoi, a sixth grader at West Elementary School in Sidney, won the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee on Thursday. Bashtovoi competed against the top-six spellers from schools throughout the county. The competition was open to all students in fourth through eighth grades. He will next compete at the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha on March 12. A victory there would send him to the national championships in Washington, D.C....

  • Community Calendar 01-29-16

    Jan 29, 2016

    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 “Emmersynne Joy & Ellyeaunnah Grace”. … Cancer survivor support group meets every SECOND Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great topics/food/fellowship. Call Leslie at (308) 250-1113 with questions. … A Parkinson’s support group for the western Nebraska area meets on the first Tuesday... Full story

  • Good Old Days 01-29-16

    Jan 29, 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 'Kokjer Gets Police Cars' Jan. 26, 1966 The Sidney city council voted to buy two new police cars from The Kokjer Motor Co., Chevrolet dealer, at the regular meeting held Monday night. Five bids were received. Kokjer's bid of $2,069.94 for two new cars will permit the department to step up from 6-cylinder...


    Jan 29, 2016

    BASKETBALL Friday, Jan. 29 Creek Valley at Garden County 4 p.m. Leyton at Minatare 4 p.m. Peetz (Colo.) at Prairie (Colo.) 4 p.m. Chadron at Sidney 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 Peetz (Colo.) at Pawnee (Colo.) 3 p.m. Minatare at Potter-Dix 4 p.m. Hershey at Sidney 5:30 p.m. Crawford at Leyton 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 Leyton at Sedgwick County (Colo.) 4 p.m. WRESTLING Friday, Jan. 29 Sidney at Valentine Dual 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 Sidney at Ainsworth Tournament 9 a.m....

  • Jason Assad loses appeal case

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 29, 2016

    The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled against Jason Assad last week when it affirmed a trial court's conviction of the Sidney man for first degree false imprisonment, terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony and two counts of felon in possession of a deadly weapon. Assad, who turns 37 on Sunday, was convicted of the charges on April 17, following a three-day trial. It took a Cheyenne County jury of seven men and five women less than three hours to reach its unanimous decision last... Full story

  • Commercial Resins Co. to leave county

    Ryan Hermens|Jan 29, 2016

    A pipe coating company in Cheyenne County that employees 25 workers will be closing or changing hands. Commercial Resins Co. operates a facility north of Brownson, near the Cabela’s Distribution Center. General manager Chad McLaughlin said the company hasn’t yet prepared an official statement and the ultimate fate of the facility remains uncertain. “The thing that is going to happen is Commercial Resins is going to close on this site,” he said. “So there’ll either be a transfer of ownership or we’ll shut eventually. We’re not sure what our d... Full story