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Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition

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  • Thin Ice Dangers and Water Storage Maintenance Contract Discussed at Council Meeting

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    SIDNEY-The City of Sidney City Council met on Tuesday, January 23, with a full agenda. Councilman Brock Buckner was not present for this session. After approving the minutes of the previous meeting, the council was first addressed by Tom Von Seggern, Parks Department Superintendent, during the public comments designated time of the meeting. Von Seggern said that the council needs to be aware that he and his staff have observed far too much activity on the ice of the pond at Legion Park, especial... Full story

  • New Finance Director Carwin Sees City of Sidney in Good Fiscal Shape

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    SIDNEY- After former City of Sidney Finance Director Lane Kizzire resigned from his position late last year to take a job in Scottsbluff, new Finance Director Kegan Carwin wasn't looking for a job, but was encouraged to apply for the position anyway. It was a good move to do so, as shortly after applying, his current job was "consolidated", which is a less painful word for "eliminated". It's always a good thing to be on the lookout for new opportunities, and as Carwin discovered, taking a... Full story

  • Community Invited to Annual Shrove Pancake Feed in Lodgepole

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    BARBARA PEREZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph Gloria Dei Church will once again be holding its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed for the community on Tuesday, February 13 at the Lodgepole Community Center located at 732 Bates Blvd in Lodgepole from 5 pm-7:30 pm. Hot cakes, link and patty sausages, and scrambled eggs will be served on a free-will donation basis. Drinks will be hot coffee, orange juice, and milk. This year, Dwight Kastendick from Grants, NM has made crosses to be given out, one-per-family,... Full story

  • Discover WNCC Open for All High School Students

    Feb 1, 2024

    Western Nebraska Community College invites all high school students, and their families to attend Discover WNCC, Wednesday, February 21, at the John N. Harms Center on the Scottsbluff Campus. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the event beginning at 9 a.m. Discover WNCC is an interactive event that gives prospective students the chance to experience a day in the life of a WNCC student. High school students and their families will be able to tour the Scottsbluff Campus, meet faculty members, staff, and students, and learn more about WNCC's... Full story

  • Marvel Moore

    Feb 1, 2024

    Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 29, 2024 at the United Church of the Plains in Dalton with Pastor Bud Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the church. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Homes and Cremations in Oshkosh and Chappell is serving the Moore family. Family and friends can leave condolences at Our beautiful, caring and loving mother checked out of... Full story

  • Karen D. Robinson

    Feb 1, 2024

    Karen D. Robinson, 88, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at the Cornerstone Community Church (Kimball Presbyterian Church) with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit to share condolences and stories of Karen with the family. Memorials may be given to either Cornerstone Community Chu... Full story

  • Leslie J. (Henkle) Sams

    Feb 1, 2024

    Leslie J. (Henkle) Sams It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing on Monday, January 22, 2024 of Leslie J. (Henkle) Sams, age 60 of Douglas, WY and formerly Sidney, NE. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Cremation has been held. A luncheon will follow at the Gehrig-Stitt Event Center, 1212 10th Avenue, Sidney, NE. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday to sign Leslie's book. You may view... Full story

  • Lady Raiders Tear Through Western Conference Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    SCOTTSBLUFF--The Cougar Palace at WNCC in Scottsbluff was the setting on Saturday for the finals matchups that had both the Sidney teams face off against rival Scottsbluff for championship honors in the Western Conference Tournament. Both teams breezed past their earlier round opponents, but in the finals games, there were two very different results. The Lady Raiders had no trouble getting past first round opponent Mitchell at Gering on January 25 by a score of 80-to-14. The Sidney girls... Full story

  • Tough Week For Coyote Hoops

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    It was a tough week for the Potter-Dix Coyote Basketball teams, as they made a long trip out to New Raymer, Colo., on Tuesday, January 23 and came up empty, then hosted Crawford Saturday afternoon only to come out on the wrong side of the ledger each time. Tuesday's match up had the teams travel to New Raymer to take on the Prairie Mustang teams. The third-ranked 1A Central Lady Mustangs opened the girls' contest hot, quickly building a lead and holding an 18-to-5 lead at the end of the first... Full story