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    Rob Langrell, Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 11, 2015

    Sidney voters shot down a school bond on Tuesday that would have provided the funding for a new elementary school. It marked the third time in 17 months that voters have rejected the measure. In what was considered a low turnout by election officials, voters cast 1,079 votes against (53.63 percent) the bond issue compared to 933 votes in support of it (46.37 percent). "It's disappointing," said Sidney Public Schools Superintendent Jay Ehler. "I guess we will go back to the drawing board. The...

  • Veteran's History Project - Harold D. "Spike" Steele

    Larry Nelson, For The Sun-Telegraph|Feb 11, 2015

    Harold D. "Spike" Steele Sergeant, U.S. Army 1945-1947 EDITOR'S NOTE: Veteran's History Project author Larry Nelson is taking a few weeks off. During that time, we'll re-run previously published features about local veterans. The following story about Harold D. "Spike" Steele first appeared in the Sun-Telegraph on April 21, 2012. Harold "Spike" Steele was a subject of the draft. He was on the farm in Banner County, minding his own business when the "greetings" letter arrived. Soon, he would be...

  • Engagement: Kathman, Smith to marry

    Feb 11, 2015

    Christy Kathman and Ryan Smith, together with their parents, are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. Christy is the daughter of Randy and Jean Kathman of Doniphan, Neb. Her grandparents are Viginia Kaminski of Loup City, Neb. and Helen Kathman of Hastings. Christy is a 2007 graduate of Doniphan-Trumbull High School and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Kearney with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. She is currently employed as a Radiologic Technologist at... Full story

  • Kahrs celebrate 60 years of marriage

    Feb 11, 2015

    The family of Ernest and Pauline (Schoenholtz) Kahrs of Lodgepole, would like to announce the couple's 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 13, 1955, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lodgepole. They made their home on a farm north of Lodgepole where they raised their three children, Pam, Steve and Sandy. Ernie and Pauline moved to town in 2000, but still continue to raise wheat at this time. They enjoy visits from their 2 daughters and spouses, Pam and Tom Nelson of Bluewater Lake,... Full story

  • Dale E. Buhrdorf

    Feb 11, 2015

    Dale E. Buhrdorf, 72 of Scottsbluff and former Potter area resident, passed away Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services celebrating Dale's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Fri., Feb. 13th in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Potter with Pastor Ted Bourret officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul's Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may... Full story

  • Community Calendar 02-11-15

    Feb 11, 2015

    Ongoing 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. The Nebraska Master Gardener Program is offering classes for those interested in horticulture on Tuesday nights, from Feb. 3 through March 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Western Nebraska Community College’s Sidney campus. Class topics include: water wise landscapes, tree pruning, beneficial insects and insect pests, wildlife damage and more. Participants must pre-register for the c... Full story

  • Financial preparations for spouse can brighten every Valentine's Day

    Edward Jones|Feb 11, 2015

    Valentine’s Day is almost here. And while it’s certainly fun to give and receive chocolates and roses, why not go a little deeper this year? Specifically, if you are married, consider using this commemoration of love as a starting point for taking care of your spouse in the future — even if you’re not part of it. Actually, both you and your spouse could designate Valentine’s Day as the beginning of your joint efforts to provide financial security for the surviving spouse when one of you is gone. Your strategy should involve at least these three...

  • Peetz girls stun Potter-Dix

    Stephen McKay|Feb 11, 2015

    POTTER – When Jodi Schumacher of Peetz High School nailed a 3-pointer late in the final quarter Tuesday night, a big smile suddenly overwhelmed her face. Though Schumacher didn't have her best night shooting, she hit the two most significant shots of the game as the Lady Bulldogs turned back the Potter-Dix Coyotes 41-40 in a cross-state thriller. The Coyotes lost for only the fourth time this season (14-4) while the Bulldogs evened their mark at 8-8. When Schumacher's fourth-quarter trey dropped...

  • Peetz boys knock off rival Potter-Dix, 61-57

    Stephen McKay|Feb 11, 2015

    POTTER – Though it may not have ended as smoothly as they would have liked, the Peetz High Bulldogs’ withstood a tenacious late-comeback attempt by the Potter-Dix Coyotes to edge their cross-state rivals 61-57. While perhaps deserving of a better fate after displaying a never-say-die attitude in their home gym, the Coyotes record fell to 5-13 while the Bulldogs advanced to 11-5. With the two big men, Trevor Harms of Potter-Dix and Garrin Cox of Peetz, both playing well in a game-long dual in the middle, the difference may have been the sho...

  • BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Creek Valley High boys come up short against Perkins County

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Feb 11, 2015

    The Creek Valley Storm boys’ basketball team ran into the Class C2 Perkins County Plainsmen in Grant Tuesday night and came out on the short end of a 71-37 final in a non-district contest. The Plainsmen (9-11) set the tone early in each half with a dominating first and third quarters. Colin Brott and Brett Godfrey each had eight points to lead the Storm (3-12) in scoring. That pair also led on the boards with Godfrey collecting seven rebounds and Brott five. Bayard 47, Leyton 38 Despite Cody McKay leading all scorers with 19 points, the L...


    Feb 11, 2015

    Girls’ Basketball Thursday, Feb. 12 Leyton at Garden Co., 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 Peetz at Caliche, 5 p.m. Chadron at Sidney, 5:30 p.m. Creek Valley at South Platte, 5:30 p.m. Banner Co. at Potter-Dix, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 Mitchell at Sidney, 3:30 p.m. Peetz at Sedgwick Co., 5:30 p.m. Boys’ Basketball Friday, Feb. 13 Peetz at Caliche, 6:30 p.m. Chadron at Sidney, 7 p.m. Creek Valley at South Platte, 7 p.m. Banner Co. at Potter-Dix, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 Mitchell at Sidney, 5 p.m. Peetz at Sedgwicdk County, 7 p.m. Wrestling Fri... Full story


    Feb 11, 2015

    BOYS Peetz 61, Potter-Dix 57 Peetz 10 25 13 13 – 61 Potter-Dix 12 15 11 19 – 57 Peetz (61) – Casey Barrett 24, Garrin Cox 14, Jordan Nelson 10, Bradey Holtz 5, Logan Sircy 4, Cody Wilson 4. Potter-Dix (57) – Trevor Harms 18, Cameron Purcell 12, Edward Barnes 8, Jake Johnson 6, Kelsey Rozelle 6, Cooper Hicks 3, Cody Hicks 2, Noah Nelson 2. Bayard 47, Leyton 37 Leyton 17 0 8 12 – 37 Bayard 23 0 15 9 – 47 Leyton (37) – Cody McKay 19, Zach Hellie 9, Kenny Ernest 6, Rhett Dye 2, Drew Brenner 1. Bayard (47) – Phil Schuller 11, Bryce Hargens 10, Jus... Full story