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  • County Commissioners Winkleman, McMillen stepping down in Jan.

    Everett Johnson|Dec 8, 2014

    Cheyenne County Commissioners Harold Winkleman and Ken McMillen are ending their long tenures in their respective posts effective Jan. 8. The pair have overseen a litany of projects for Cheyenne County. They have decades of work under their belt and seem to be at peace with the upcoming cease of their tenures. "I started 12 years ago in January of 2003," McMillen said. "I consider the position of county commissioner as an opportunity to take part in a public service to our community. The reason...

  • Santa's Helpers Program

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 8, 2014

    Julie Johnson, Karen Trussell and Steph Mantooth are pictured with some of the toys received from customer donations of a toy in exchange for a 4x6 photo of the customers in their Halloween costumes from Steph's Studio. The toys were donated to the Santa's Helpers Program in Alliance – a project put on by the Alliance Jills Women of Today. It gives underprivileged children in Box Butte County, ages 4-11, an opportunity to select a gift for every member of their family, as well as a toy for...

  • State's gas prices continue to plummet

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 8, 2014

    Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Nebraska during the past week, prices yesterday were 37.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 37.0 cents per gallon...

  • Death Notice - Clark Wicks

    Dec 8, 2014

    Clark Wicks, 89 of Sidney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Sidney, Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Clark’s care and funeral arrangements....

  • Wayne E. Nelsen

    Dec 8, 2014

    Wayne E. Nelsen, died Wed., Dec. 3, 2014 at North Central Health Care Center, Wausau, Wis. Wayne was born in Northfield, Minn. on Dec. 29, 1942.  He graduated from Northfield Sr. High School in 1960.  Wayne joined the U.S. Navy shortly after his graduation, attending boot camp in San Diego, Calif. then being stationed in Key West, Fla., Morocco (where he met his wife, Judy), and in Norfolk, Va.  He was honorably discharged in December of 1963.  Wayne and Judy then settled in Northfield....

  • Community Calendar 12-08-14

    Dec 8, 2014

    Ongoing Send your Christmas wishes to military members in veteran’s hospitals. Visit the Nancy Fawcett Memorial Library in Lodgepole from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday (Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 15-18) to sign a card or write a note. Cards, envelopes and postage are provided and they will be mailed on Dec. 20. Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great Topics and food. Call Leslie @ 250-1113 if questions. Thursday, Dec. 11 The Sidney Youth Choir will perform a concert in the...

  • No Till Notes: 'Weed control'

    Mark Watson, Panhandle No Till Educator|Dec 8, 2014

    Last week, I had a producer call to visit about weed control in continuous no-till crop production systems. The conversation started with what herbicides we use to produce our crops. I explained to the producer that herbicide selection is very important, but not the whole story when it comes to controlling problematic weeds. I’ve always felt that the place to start with good weed control is with solid management strategies. Implement good management practices on your farm and use herbicides to control the weeds your management strategies may...

  • PLATTE LINES A column of current items of interest from the South Platte NRD

    Rod Horn, General Manager - SPNRD|Dec 8, 2014

    With Thanksgiving just past and Christmas rapidly approaching, this is an appropriated time to be thankful for the gift of the natural resources that provide for our livelihood, enjoyment and very survival. Nebraska is all too often considered a state best flown over, or driven through as quickly as possible. But those who take the time to slow down in our state and take a look around can discover what we already know. That even our parched “desert” region is teaming with life. As with the state’s other NRDs, part of our management...

  • Sidney boys come up short vs. Scottsbluff in title game

    Rob Langrell|Dec 8, 2014

    Whenever the boys' high school basketball teams at rivals Sidney and Scottsbluff meet to do battle, each of the players involved have come to expect a physical and emotional battle. And Saturday night's Western Conference Tournament championship game at Western Nebraska Community College lived up to the hype. Scottsbluff used a strong spurt in the third quarter that helped push the Bearcats to the 67-54 victory. Both teams agreed after the game that it was the kind of matchup they have come to...

  • Late drought leads to Sidney girls' loss in championship game

    Rob Langrell, Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 8, 2014

    Coaches constantly preach about having their teams play "complete games." That's especially true when it's taking on talent-laden opponents. The Sidney High girls' basketball team can look back at Saturday night's Western Conference Tournament championship game knowing it hung tough with Omaha Catholic Gross, but simply missed out on putting together that four-quarter effort. The Lady Raiders went nearly eight minutes without scoring a point in the second half during their 42-28 loss at Western...

  • Sidney's freshmen boys open season with two wins

    Rob Langrell, Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 8, 2014

    The Sidney High School freshmen basketball team opened its 2014-'15 season with a pair of road wins on Saturday at a tournament at Mitchell Secondary School. The Red Raiders defeated Gering, 45-34, in their opener in the morning, and then followed that with a 51-23 victory over Alliance in the afternoon. At far left, Tyler Bergstrom battles for space in the lane against Gering....

  • Sidney wrestlers open with dual win, 4th-place tourney finish

    Will Korn|Dec 8, 2014

    The Sidney High wrestling team put together a strong performance over the weekend, with a 46-27 victory over Gothenburg in a dual match on Friday night and a fourth-place finish out of 15 teams at the Cozad Invite on Saturday. Sidney head coach John Ganser was happy with his team's start to the season. "It was a great weekend for the kids," Ganser said. "We were very aggressive. In the dual, we got ourselves with over-aggressiveness at times, so we need to rein that in. We're always working to...

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP – Lady Coyotes start campaign with two big victories

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 8, 2014

    The Potter-Dix High girls' basketball team defeated Sedgwick County at home, 49-39 in Friday opener. Potter-Dix freshman Audrey Juelfs was dominant, tallying 14 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and six steals. Anna McLaughlin chipped in 13 points and seven boards On Saturday, the Lady Coyotes pounded Banner County on the road, 43-15, to move to 2-0 on the season. Banner County didn't score more than six in any quarter and only two points in two of the quarters. Dawson Sharman poured in 15...

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP – Potter-Dix opens season with 1-1 mark

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 8, 2014

    The Potter-Dix High boys’ basketball team scored just 16 points in the first half on the way to a 61-31 blowout loss in their season opener against Sedgwick on Friday at home. The Coyotes were outscored 27-13 in the third quarter and trailed 53-24 heading into the fourth. Potter-Dix 52, Banner County 31 The Coyotes bounced back on Saturday with a convincing 52-31 against Banner County on the road. Potter-Dix improved to 1-1 on the season with the win. Defense was a spark plug for Potter-Dix. The Coyotes’ defense held Banner County to nine p...

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