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  • Raiders Down Gering

    Mike Motz, Sports Reporter|Feb 10, 2021

    Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams had a busy weekend hosting Gering on Friday night then Scottsbluff on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Raiders started the action Friday with the Gering Lady Bulldogs, and the visitors were looking to salvage a win in the season series, already dropping the first two meetings of the teams earlier in the campaign. Sidney started well, hitting shots and playing good defense until the Lady Bulldogs’ speedy guards started scoring and connecting from long range and...

  • Rudell A. Stormberg

    Feb 10, 2021

    Rudell Ann Stormberg, age 94, passed away in Lincoln, NE on Friday, February, 5, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Mike McDermott officiating. No Wake or Rosary services are planned. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE alongside her husband Lee and near her parents. Services will be recorded and available on our website for viewing. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt...

  • Agri-Plastics Adds Online shopping Option

    Feb 10, 2021

    Agri-Plastics, The Calf Housing Specialist, is proud to introduce calfhutchshop.com, an online shop for calf feeding products and accessories. As third-generation dairymen, the VanBuuren family knows the challenges with raising healthy dairy calves. Rugged Agri-Plastics products are uniquely manufactured to withstand punishing weather extremes along with everyday wear and tear, calf after calf, year after year. Producers don't always have time to run to the store to purchase feeding equipment or accessories. Now they can enjoy the convenience...

  • Flag Retiring Ceremony Set for Feb. 20

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 10, 2021

    When a US flag has served its time, a decision has to be made. Will it be properly folded and saved as a keepsake, or will it be retired with the formality it deserves? The Cheyenne County Veterans Service Office , in conjunction with the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be hosting a Flag Retirement Ceremony 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds arena. Unservicable flags can be dropped off during business hours at the...

  • Tech Helps Teach Medicine

    Brynna Ross, Sidney Sun-Telegraph intern|Feb 10, 2021

    Humans are being dissected at Sidney High School — virtually that is. Last fall the high school added a virtual dissection table, called an Anatomage, to it’s science programs. The Sidney Community Advised-Donor Fund provided a $70,000 grant to purchase the table. “We use it for teaching body structures,” said Seth Schuessler, science teacher. “It’s used for FFA and animal sciences. Basically, it’s a big computer and can do anything.” The Anatomage is the size of a good-sized table, about fi...

  • Local COVID Numbers Regress Slightly

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 10, 2021

    The COVID-19 Risk Dial, a summary of conditions in the Panhandle Public Health District, was updated Monday, Feb. 8, to reflect a slight increase in the coronavirus impact. In the February 1 report, the risk level was at 2.17. The number increased to 2.5 as of February 8. As of February 8, there were 14 active hospitalizations, a total of 33,765 tests completed with 8,486 returning positive, 7,090 people vaccinated and 180 deaths related to the coronavirus. As of Feb. 1, the COVID-19 positivity...

  • Young Closes Books on 21 Years in Banking

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 10, 2021

    She didn’t expect a career in banking, although she grew up liking math and number challenges. She had another passion. Cooking. However, the intrigue of number equations and finding the missing factor never really left Susan Young. She was the name behind the Dalton cafe for several years “It was a good business,” Young said. The cafe was owned by a group of community members, and operated by Young. It was good for her, a person who loves spending time with people, and it was a part-time occup...

  • Artist Seeks Silo Art Support

    Forrest Hershberger|Feb 10, 2021

    On any given highway, and even many country roads, there are standing images of the areas identity. They are silos with a history of storing harvested grain. Some of these are busy throughout the year and others are remnants of the past. What many have in common is their steel-silver appearance reflecting the sun. Artist Josephine Marie wants to add some color to silos in the county and approached the Cheyenne County Commissioners in their Feb. 1 meeting to share her vision. She talked about...

  • A. Louise Curless

    Feb 10, 2021

    A. Louise Curless, age 94, passed away at Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney on Friday, January 29, 2021. No services are planned at this time. You may view Louise’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Louise’s care and funeral arrangements. Cards and condolences may be sent to Kathy Gartner, 1332 Palomino Place, Sidney, NE 69162. Agnes Louise (Downs) Curless was born on Jan...

  • Dale E. Mika

    Feb 10, 2021

    Dale E. Mika, age 79, of Sidney, NE passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 in Oshkosh, NE. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later time. You may view Dale's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dale's care and funeral arrangements. He grew up and attended Lodgepole schools as a boy. As a young adult he began working at the University of Nebraska Lincoln as...

  • We Should Be Ashamed

    Brandee Gillham, The Cowboys Wife|Feb 10, 2021

    I am no stranger to grief and the many stages of it. Maybe I’m just staying stuck in the really, REALLY mad phase, but my father-in-law was recently locked away from us for 19 days, without a single family member being allowed to see him, before dying and I have a few things to say about this experience. The effects of the pandemic of fear and bureaucracy has knocked on my front door and I am now going to battle. The indoctrination program has succeeded. Evil is being called good and broken s...

  • What Can We Do

    Dan Carlson, Columnist Prairie Ponderings|Feb 10, 2021

    I know my columns haven’t been cheerful in recent weeks. It’s hard to see our country heading where we’d rather it not go. I was once in a mentoring relationship with an accomplished CEO who told me, “Don’t bring me problems unless you also have solutions to them.” And while I can’t lay out how to resist the Great Reset in just one column, today I bring ideas on where to start. While most Americans were busy with careers, raising kids and life in general, an insidious movement took over key...

  • Is Speech Still Free

    Forrest Hershberger, View From The Handlebars|Feb 10, 2021

    I frequently see the comment of "If God only gives you what you can handle, I must be a superhero," or something like that. The context of the discussion is worth another platform. But look at it from a slight variation. If all you can do is what you've always done..." If all you can do is what you've always done, you probably won't advance much. There will be no growth, no motivation and your system will likely atrophy on several levels. Muscles are not challenged physically, mentally,...

  • Sidney Needs Home Health, Hospice Services

    John and Ann Hurt|Feb 10, 2021

    Dear Editor, Even though it has been over seven months since our son Andy died of lung cancer and he could have benefited from Home Health and Hospice, it is still important to express our concern for the community’s continued need for Sidney Regional Medical Center to provide these services. The Chronic Care Management program that was set in place instead of Home Health and Hospice sounds good on paper but in actuality does not provide all services needed. Several friends when extending sympathy for Andy shared stories of how Home Health a...

  • Financial Gifts for Your Valentine

    Feb 10, 2021

    For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic may be putting a hold on dinner at the charming local bistro, but the spirit of Valentine’s Day cannot be extinguished. This year, perhaps more so than in the past, you may want to make your Valentine’s Day gifts even more meaningful. So, for example, what can you give your loved ones to help them along on the road to financial security? Here are a few possibilities: Contribute (indirectly) to an IRA Virtually anyone with earned income can contribute to an IRA, which offers tax benefits and an almost unl...

  • Super Bowl Sunday

    Feb 10, 2021

    Last Sunday was another Super Bowl Sunday, and once again millions of Americans watched he big game. They saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers crowned the World Champions of professional football. The victorious players and coaches are now famous, and will enjoy the financial rewards of winning it all. The new champions will also receive those coveted Super Bowl Rings which will always identify them as being among the best of the best. The Super Bowl champs have reached their highest goal in the world of professional sports. However, in just a few...

  • 2021 Dry Edible Bean Day Today, Feb. 10

    Feb 10, 2021

    The 2021 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will be a virtual event this February, featuring the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association’s annual meeting and updates on bean-related research in Nebraska. Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, on the Zoom webinar platform. To receive the Zoom address, contact the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association at 308-633-1387 or email, [email protected] NDBGA business will include a welcome from NDBGA President Dan Hinman, financial reports, announcement of scholarship winner, a...

  • High Plains Ag Lab virtual annual meeting set for Feb. 16

    Feb 10, 2021

    The annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Research Update and Advisory Board Meeting is going virtual for 2021. It will begin at 1 p.m. MST on Tuesday, Feb. 16, on the Zoom webinar platform. At the annual research update, the latest results from crop and livestock research at HPAL, as well as administrative and business updates, will be shared with the HPAL advisory board and the public. Anyone who wants to participate in the meeting should call the High Plains Ag Lab at 308-254-3918 to obtain a link where they can join....

  • Webinar to Help Producers Better Understand Costs

    Feb 10, 2021

    LINCOLN — A Nebraska Extension webinar on Feb. 11 at noon will feature a panel discussion aimed at helping farmers and ranchers to better manage costs of production. The webinar will focus on where to find cost-of-production information, characteristics of profitable operations and areas to reduce costs without sacrificing productivity. It is the second installment in a series that seeks to help agricultural producers to better understand their financial positions. Panelists will include Nebraska Extension Educators Glennis McClure, Aaron B...

  • Straight Talk from Steve

    Steve Erdman, District 47 Senator|Feb 10, 2021

    The Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee recently conducted a hearing on LB562, my bill to relocate the headquarters for the Game and Parks Commission to the City of Sidney. Relocating the Game and Parks Commission to Sidney has proven to be a good idea. The hearing on this bill went very well. The City of Sidney was well represented at the hearing and presented a very compelling case for moving the headquarters to Sidney. Mayor, Roger Galloway, Vice Mayor, Bob Olson, and City C...

  • State Achieves All-Time High in Daily Vaccines

    Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Governor|Feb 10, 2021

    LINCOLN – On Friday, Feb. 5, Gov. Pete Ricketts gave an update on coronavirus vaccination across the state. He noted that Nebraska administered over 14,000 vaccinations yesterday—the highest daily total so far. Nebraskans can register for vaccination at vaccinate.ne.gov or by calling 531-249-1873. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Incident Commander Angie Ling provided information on the upcoming allocations of vaccines the state is expected to receive. She also talked abo...

  • Sidney Awarded $97,000 in Grants

    Nebraska Departmernt of Environment and Energy|Feb 10, 2021

    LINCOLN — Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy announced Feb. 5 the award of $6,686,369 in grants to support 144 projects across the state. The Sidney community was awarded three grants: $ 3,135 for the Keep Sidney Beautiful program to clean up 18 miles in Cheyenne County, $24,857 for Keep Sidney Beautiful to conduct a public education program on recycling and waste reduction for local schools, youth groups and the community, and $69,479 for the City of Sidney proposed 500-ton scrap tire cleanup for Cheyenne, Morrill...

  • Public Policy Center Launching New Project

    Feb 10, 2021

    LINCOLN — As Nebraska slowly rolls out coronavirus vaccinations across the state, a new project aims to address the mental health of the people who have spent months protecting the state’s most vulnerable: staffers at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. “We really recognize the incredible stress our long-term care facilities are undergoing — they’re dealing with a highly contagious virus that is deadly to the population they serve,” said Quinn Lewandowski, a research specialist at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Cent...

  • Leyton Warriors Sweep Creek Valley Storm

    Mike Motz, Sports Reporter|Feb 10, 2021

    On Friday night, Leyton’s Warrior Basketball teams traveled to Chappell to match up against the Creek Valley Storm, and both Warrior teams came away with wins on the night. The action started with the girls’ teams facing off, and after a low scoring 5-to-4 first quarter, the Lady Warriors broke out for a 15-to-6 second quarter to give them a 20-to-10 lead at the intermission. Creek Valley battled back with a strong showing in the third quarter, but it was not enough as Leyton held on thr...

  • Raiders Excel at Sub-Districts

    Mike Motz, Sports Reporter|Feb 10, 2021

    Eight Red Raider wrestlers finished in the top four of their weight classes in the B-4B Sub-District Tournament on Saturday in Lexington earning each of them a trip to the Class B District Championships next week. Senior Brady Robb earned his 150th win on Saturday, and he will be joined at the District Tournament by Chance Houser, Austin Munier, Colby Langley, Cauyer Glanz, Riley Christensen and Hunter Ahrendt. 106 lbs -- Guaranteed Places 1st Place - Chance Houser of Sidney / Chance Houser (Sid...

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