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  • Sidney Regional Medical Center goes red for women's heart disease

    Amanda Tafolla|Feb 5, 2016

    The staff at Sidney Regional Medical Center dressed in red today to support a cause that is making a big impact on women - heart disease. "Heart disease is the number one killer of women, more than all cancers combined," said Evie Ranselm-Parsons, SRMC director of public relations. According to statistics from The Heart Foundation, while one in 31 American women die from breast cancer each year, one in three die of heart disease. Factors to take in to consideration when evaluating risk for...

  • School state testing interrupted, again, by online breakdowns

    Ryan Hermens|Feb 5, 2016

    The Nebraska State Board of Education has said it will look for a new direction in state testing after outages disrupted thousands of Nebraska students last month. "On Thursday, some State Board of Education members expressed dismay and frustration when they learned that Nebraska students were once again shut out of their online writing tests – twice in late January and, on another occasion, lost access to online testing tools," a press release from the Nebraska Department of Education s...

  • Snow removal continues on area roads

    Amanda Tafolla|Feb 5, 2016

    Cheyenne County is still digging its way out of over 14 inches of snow left behind by the storm earlier this week. One of the issues on everybody's mind is when the roads will be cleared. Sidney's snow removal policy is laid out and worked in stages. Stage one is the Emergency Snow Routes, which are over 200 miles of road that takes priority when it comes to street clean up. To properly remove the snow, the 200-plus miles of emergency snow route is cleaned up at a rate of 10 miles an hour....

  • Applebee's set to open Monday

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Feb 5, 2016

    The area's newest Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar will open at 625 Cabela Drive in Sidney at 11 a.m. on Monday. The restaurant is privately owned and operated by RMH Franchise, based out of Lincoln. "Applebee's provides a local place where people can connect and enjoy great meals at reasonable prices," said Paul Hefner, director of operations for the Nebraska region. "We offer delicious menu items at a great value including juicy burgers, wood fired grilled steaks, a 2 for $20 section,...

  • Two mosquito-borne Zika virus cases reported in state

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Feb 5, 2016

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services received reports of two cases of travel-related Zika virus. These are the first cases in the state. One is in Douglas County and the other is in Sarpy County, and both people are females in their 20s who recently traveled to Zika-affected countries. Neither one was hospitalized. Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of a mosquito. Although the virus usually causes mild illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have also been reports of...

  • Community Calendar 02-05-16

    Feb 5, 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”. … Table of Grace, a ministry of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, is a mobile food pantry that distributes food at various locations throughout the area on monthly basis. The locations and times for registration are: 1st Tuesday of the month – 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Ca... Full story

  • Living in the Valley

    Pastor Jim Nichols, Sidney Seventh-Day Adventist Church|Feb 5, 2016

    Well, we made it through January. How are your new year’s resolutions coming along? Yea, I feel your pain. There’s just something about making changes in my lifestyle that seems like a lonely project. Is there any help out there? Why don’t we consider the radical idea of making a NEW new year’s resolution this February? I resolve to make Jesus my personal shepherd and want to experience all of the benefits he provides for my living in 2016. With Jesus as our personal shepherd, there is assurance, peace of mind and great confidence. The 23rd Ps...

  • Good Old Days 02-05-16

    Feb 5, 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 'Strong C of C Membership Is Assured For 1966 Program' Feb. 2, 1966 The concentrated membership drive conducted by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce is eliciting outstanding response, according to Manager Ron Mercer. The 11 Chamber of Commerce directors, with teams of five assistants, opened the member drive...

  • Heeren inks football scholarship with CSC

    John Verser|Feb 5, 2016

    Jake Heeren wasn't initially interested in playing football at Chadron State College, but the school's players and coaches won him over. That led to the Sidney football standout signing a scholarship with the Eagles in front of family and friends Thursday in the SHS Media Center. Heeren, who missed most of the 2015 football season with a foot injury, had his first contact with Chadron State late last year. "At the time, I hadn't been really interested in them, but the coaches and the players,...

  • Momentum shifts Raiders' way in dual win over Gering

    John Verser|Feb 5, 2016

    Back-to-back pins gave Sidney the momentum in its dual win against Gering Thursday night. The Raiders trailed 18-12 early in the dual before pins from Nathan Cuello (182) and Kade Price (195) put the home team up 24-18 and shifted the momentum. Sidney used that extra edge and rolled to a 48-21 win at Cabela's Athletic Facility. "The 182 and 195 matches were the keys right there," Sidney coach John Ganser said. "That was big, there's no other way to put it." The match opened at the 126 weight cla...


    Feb 5, 2016

    BASKETBALL Friday, Feb. 5 Creek Valley at Leyton 3 p.m. Garden County at Potter-Dix 3 p.m. Peetz (Colo.) at Briggsdale (Colo.) 4 p.m. Sidney at Gering 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 Sidney at Scottsbluff (girls only) 2 p.m. Leyton at Potter-Dix 3 p.m. Weldon Valley (Colo.) at Peetz (Colo.) 6 p.m. Scottsbluff at Sidney (boys only) 7 p.m. WRESTLING Saturday, Feb. 6 Sidney at Southeast Tournament 9 a.m....