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  • Church donates stuffed bears to law enforcement agencies

    Courtney Fletcher|Dec 9, 2015

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney donated small stuffed bears to local law enforcement agencies and Sidney Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning. The congregation donated money to purchase the bears for the "Bears to Show We Care" project. According to Deb Aikens of the church, this is the first year the congregation has participated in the project. Sidney's police, sheriff's office and the state patrol will be able to keep the bears in their cars in order to comfort children who are...

  • Group hopes to bring summer beer tasting event to Sidney

    Ryan Hermens|Dec 9, 2015
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    With temperatures beginning to drop again this weekend, tasting unique craft brewed beer outdoors in the heart of downtown Sidney on a warm June afternoon is a pleasant daydream. A local group is hoping to turn that vision into reality – with live entrainment, food vendors and art performances. The Cheyenne County Young Professionals have been looking for an event with a strong community impact, and Christian Johnson told the Sidney City Council they think they've found it. At a council...

  • Nebraska offering military honor license plates

    Ryan Hermens|Dec 9, 2015

    The state of Nebraska is rolling out new license plates in January to honor veterans and activity duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Applications for the plates are available at county treasure's offices throughout the state or on the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles website. "It is for any veteran or anyone serving in the armed forces," Cheyenne County Treasurer Diane Scott said. License plates are available for the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Navy. Each d...

  • Sidney Stage Line route temporarily changed

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 9, 2015

    Sidney Stage Line – the area’s public transportation service – will have a temporary modification to its route beginning Monday. The stop at the Cheyenne County Community Center is being temporarily halted because of the opening of the new hospital and ongoing road construction in the area. City officials said the change is only temporary. Once the roadwork is completed, the route will return to normal....

  • Veteran's History Project: J. Joseph Hargreaves

    Larry Nelson, For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 9, 2015

    J. Joseph Hargreaves Specialist 4 U.S. Army 1958-1961 EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. For more than 60 years, the Selective Service System and its registration requirement for our country's young men have served as a backup system to provide manpower to U.S. Armed Forces. From 1948 until 1971, in peace...

  • Laura Lee Burr

    Dec 9, 2015

    Laura Lee Burr of Chappell, passed away at the SRMC Extended Care Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the Sidney Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Doug Birky officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Chappell Cemetery. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday to sign Laura's register book and leave condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Laura's name to the Dorwart Cancer Care... Full story

  • 4 meetings to be held on road priorities

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 9, 2015

    The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) has scheduled four public meetings across the state to begin discussions on how to best invest $600 million in state highway improvement projects under the next cycle of the Build Nebraska Act (BNA). These meetings will focus on capital improvements, which include projects like adding new lanes or building new expressways or viaducts. NDOR is updating and expanding the project prioritization process to consider economic impacts and include more stakeholder input. To that end, the public is invited to...

  • 2 from Sidney inducted into honor society at Chadron State

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 9, 2015

    CHADRON – Chadron State College’s Kappa Kappa chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society inducted 40 new members during the fall semester, including two Sidney residents. Tommy Vail and Jin Zeng, both of Sidney, were inducted into the honor society. The new members were inducted by co-advisers Dr. Barbara Limbach and Dr. Wendy Waugh, along with business faculty. The 40 new members receive lifetime recognition for outstanding academic achievement in business administration. The inductees consist of juniors and seniors, as well as graduate s...

  • Community Calendar 12-09-15

    Dec 9, 2015

    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”. Upcoming Enduring Stitches will be hosting a quilt display from Monday to Thursday this week from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 11, quilts will be on display from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Quilts will also be available for purchase. … VENDORS... Full story

  • Celebrating SRMC's grand opening

    John Verser|Dec 9, 2015

  • Community celebrates during Christmas at Concordia weekend events

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 9, 2015

    SEWARD - Two students with local ties participated in Christmas at Concordia weekend Dec. 4-6. Students who participated in the concerts include McKenzie Akeson, a sophomore from Chappell and a soprano two in the women’s chorale, and Carly Rushman, a sophomore from Gurley and an alto one in the women’s chorale. The three events in the annual event included Christmas at Concordia concerts, a community open house and the Scholarship Parade of Homes. Video highlights of some of the weekend’s events and other Concordia community Christmas...

  • Check out these end-of-year investment tips

    Edward Jones|Dec 9, 2015

    Who knows where the time goes? Although 2015 is almost in the books, you can still make some year-end investment and financial moves that may help you get off to a good start in 2016. Here are a few suggestions: • Boost your 401(k) contributions. Ask your employer if you still have time to add more to your 401(k) before the year ends. If not, at least increase your contributions in 2016, especially if your salary goes up. • Consider “tax-loss” selling. We experienced considerable turbulence in the financial markets this past year, so...

  • Lady Warriors best Peetz, 50-18

    Greg Knight|Dec 9, 2015

    The Leyton girls' basketball rolled to a 50-18 win over Peetz on Tuesday as the Lady Warriors remained unbeaten at 3-0. Peetz fell to 1-2 with the loss. The evening showcased a standout performance for Leyton's Diedra Waite. The Lady Warriors' senior shot 5-of-10 from the floor and was perfect on a trio of free-throws, all while grabbing four rebounds. On the defensive side of the ball, no one was more effective at rebounding for Leyton than Katie Higgins as she snagged 10 grabs under the...

  • UPCOMING SCHEDULE

    Dec 9, 2015

    BASKETBALL Friday, Dec. 11 Sidney v. Chase County Leyton at South Platte Potter-Dix v. Creek Valley Peetz v. Pawnee Saturday, Dec. 12 Sidney at Sterling, Colo. Potter-Dix at Paxton Creek Valley v. Bayard SIDNEY WRESTLING Saturday, Dec. 12 Sidney at Gordon-Rushville Friday, Dec. 18 Sidney at Ogallala Saturday, Dec. 19 Sidney at Bridgeport Thursday, Jan. 7 Sidney at Western Trails Tourn....

  • Peetz edges Leyton in close one, 56-55

    Greg Knight|Dec 9, 2015

    After starting the season with a win-loss split at the the Carlile Classic tournament at home last week, the Peetz Bulldogs basketball team took a close 56-55 win against the Leyton Warriors at home on Thursday. The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 on the season in a game that showcased the work of Cody Wilson for Peetz and Zach Hellie for Leyton. The game was an even matchup from the start, with the Warriors up, 12-11 at the end of the first period. It was in that first quarter of action that Wilson...

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