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  • Musical evening

    Evelyn Hornbarger|Dec 15, 2014

    The West Elementary School, Sidney Middle School and Sidney High School bands held a holiday concert last Thursday.... Full story

  • Family Dollar assistant manager, girlfriend face theft charges

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    An assistant manager at a local store along with his girlfriend were arrested after an alleged theft at the business. According to Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson, officers were called to the Family Dollar Store on 10th Avenue on Dec. 8 for a report of a theft from a safe. Employees who had arrived for work that morning told officers that the front door of the business was unlocked, as were the safe and a cigarette case. Money and inventory were missing, according to the police report. Through an investigation, it was determined that one of... Full story

  • Colorado woman dies in rollover crash near Sunol

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    A 20-year-old Colorado woman died in a rollover crash on I-80 in Cheyenne County on Saturday morning. Emily Barnes of Craig, Colo., was a passenger in a car that rolled over about two miles east of Sunol. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, according to a state police report. The car was driven by 22-year-old Cody Seldon of Michigan. He was wearing a seat belt and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.... Full story

  • Sidney High cast members receive recognition for 'After Hours'

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    Seven cast members of the Sidney High School Play Production Team were awarded outstanding performer certificates at the Class B-6 District Play Production Contest held at Ogallala High School earlier this month. Recognized for their acting in Sidney’s production of “After Hours,” a comedy about three mannequins who come to life after a clothing store closes and catch burglars robbing the store were: Samee Kaus, Moselle Yohn, Josh Austad, Mitchel Renkert, Jacob Evertson, Will Castner and Thomas Webb. “Every year the Class B-6 District is the...

  • Death Notice - Larry Cox

    Dec 15, 2014

    Larry Cox, 61 of Sidney, passed away in his home peacefully on Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014. Funeral arrangements for Larry are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Larry’s care and funeral arrangements.... Full story

  • Dress Down donation

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    The Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,053.79 last week to the Leyton Parent Assistant Council to help pay for the resurfacing of the school's playground. It's been 40 years since the last repaving. Margaret Lienemann presented the check to PAC president Kelly Reimers. Also on hand for the presentation were Krystal Borges, Faith Jones and Jennifer Reed.... Full story

  • Candle-lighting ceremony remembers children who have died

    Everett Johnson|Dec 15, 2014

    The group "Compassionate Friends" group held a candle-lighting ceremony Sunday night at Evangelical Free Church to honor children who have died. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who left too soon. Candles were lit at 7 p.m. local time. "The Compassionate Friends is a group for people and families who have lost children,"...

  • Community Calendar 12-15-14

    Dec 15, 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. Tuesday, Dec. 16 First- and second-graders from South Elementary School w... Full story

  • No Till Notes: 'Level Playing Field'

    Mark Watson, Panhandle No Till Educator|Dec 15, 2014

    I recently attended a workshop on the new farm bill. The workshop was hosted by UNL Extension and our local FSA office. I truly appreciate the effort by these organizations to attempt to educate local producers on the decisions producers will need to make concerning the new farm bill. It was obvious to me after attending the workshop and visiting with other producers that this is an extremely complicated farm bill. There are several options producers can choose from and it doesn’t appear there are any clear cut options that will be the best. I...

  • South Platte NRD honors retiring members

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors closed out its final meeting of 2014 by bidding farewell to a pair of retiring long term members. Directors Paul Hutchison and Tom Biggs attended their last meeting as part of a board that established most of the District's water management rules and regulations during their tenures. Both were board members when LB 962, the Nebraska Ground Water Management and Protection Act, was passed by the Nebraska Legislature. The resulting...

  • Sidney wrestlers win three titles, finish 3rd as team

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    The Sidney High School wrestling team took third place among 14 teams at the Gordon-Rushville Invite on Saturday. Colton Peckham, Derek Robb and Ryan Nieto all brought home championships in their respective weight classes for the Red Raiders. Peckham won the title at 113 pounds, defeating Valentine's Cody McBride 5-4 in the finals. At 138 pounds, Robb pinned Hay Springs' Chris Ray in 4:55 to win the title. At 152, Nieto decisioned Valentine's DJ Stephen 4-2 in the finals. Valentine won the team...

  • Sidney boys post pair of key victories

    Everett Johnson|Dec 15, 2014

    The Sidney High School boys' basketball team downed the Sterling Tigers on Saturday night, 47-31, to push its record to an impressive 4-1 to start the season. It was Sterling's first loss of the year, falling to 3-1. Sidney's suffocating defense and impressive rebounding helped them post the win.. Sidney held Sterling to a meager 31 points, which is 25 points under its season scoring average of 56 points per game. Six-foot, four-inch junior Tyler Wintholtz led all scorers with 14 points....

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Barrett scores 47 to help boost Peetz to victory

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    Casey Barrett scored 47 points to help lead the Peetz High School boys’ basketball team to an 84-68 victory over Pawnee in its 1A North Central League opener on Friday night. Peetz improved to 3-1 overall, while Pawnee slipped to 2-3. Barrett made five three-pointers in the contest and was 18 for 23 from the free-throw line. “We won a toughly contested battle where a lot of fouls were called,” said Peetz head coach Jim Gardiner. “It was a good, tough league win on the road for us.” The Bulldogs led just 39-33 at halftime. “I’m proud of the...

  • Sidney girls lose twice over weekend

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    The Sidney High School girls' basketball team fell to the talented Sterling High Lady Tigers on Saturday night, 51-40. The Lady Raiders to fell to 2-3 on the season. The Lady Tigers brandished a full-court press that gaveSidney huge problems causing numerous turnovers. "They have good athletes and good length," said Sidney coach Tyler Shaw. "They do a good job anticipating passes and passing lanes. There were times when we attacked them well and there were times when we got a little passive and...

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Berner, Jenkins boost Leyton

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 15, 2014

    Kaitlyn Berner scored 10 points and teammate Shaela Jenkins pulled down 12 rebounds to help boost the Leyton High girls’ basketball team to a 35-20 victory over South Platte on Friday night. The Lady Warriors opened up a 26-11 lead by halftime and then limited South Platte to just nine second-half points. Leyton, which improved to 2-2, is back in action on Tuesday night when it travels to Potter-Dix. Potter-Dix 51, Creek Valley 35 Potter-Dix 54, Paxton 25 Potter-Dix won both of its games over the weekend to stay unbeaten and push its record t...

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