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Articles from the February 19, 2016 edition

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Sidney grad to direct Chadron State College play

Derek Phelps is getting to do something that many students do not get the opportunity to do. Phelps, a 2011 Sidney High School graduate who is currently studying theatre at Chadron State College, is...


Policy board takes bids for 'conflict' attorneys

The Cheyenne County commissioners are seeking bids for "conflict" attorneys as they look to hire a public defender and guardian ad litem. In Monday's commissioners meeting, the county's policy board...


Pooling renewal, application deadline approaching

Several items presented at the February South Platte NRD Board meeting include the approval of pooling renewals already received for the upcoming allocation period that begins in 2016 and runs through 2019. Pooling renewals and applications are due...


Craig Odell

The love of my life, Craig Odell, has passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. When he passed, he was doing something that he enjoyed, helping his wife. He was helping his wife doing taxes for H&R Block... Full story


Calvin Larson

Calvin Larson, 85 of Lewiston, Mont., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at the Central Montana Medical Center surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30... Full story


Service Notice: Adeline Rose Elder

Adeline “Addie” Rose Elder, 8 years old of Sidney, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Ronald McDonald House in Aurora, Colo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Bible Baptist Temple under the direction of... Full story


Service Notice: Loretta May Borges

Loretta May Borges, 89, passed away at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care in Sidney on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Memorial services and inurnment will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Gurley... Full story


Community Calendar 02-19-16

Ongoing The Elks Lenten Fish Fry will be held every Friday between Feb. 19 through March 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., located at 1040 Jackson St. in Sidney. … A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up... Full story


Sidney speech team wins at Kimball

The Sidney High School speech team won the Kimball Invitational held last weekend. Sidney was the sweeptstakes winner in Class A/B and also the overall winner among the 15 competing schools. Sidney won three of the nine events. The school had...


Overlooking what we are given

Not too long ago the Super Bowl was the main topic of conversation. There was a lot of conversation about the shortcomings of the Broncos. As I listened to the criticism of the team, I was reminded of this definition from football coach Church...


Good Old Days 02-19-16

Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Sidney...


Vowers advances in consolation round at state

Sidney wrestlers had just a pair of bouts Friday morning at the Nebraska state championships in Omaha. In the 113 weight class, Kaden Vowers kept alive with a 4-1 win by decision over Trevor Holley...


Lady Coyotes top South Platte, advance to district finals

Potter-Dix kept its playoff run alive on Thursday with a 51-37 win over South Platte in the finals of the D2-11 subdistrict playoffs in Gering. The Lady Coyotes (18-2) now advance to face Hyannis on...



BASKETBALL Friday, Feb. 19 Leyton at Garden County (boys only) 4 p.m. Peetz at Fleming 4 p.m. Wallace at Creek Valley (boys only) 5 p.m. Sidney at Alliance 5:30 p.m. Potter-Dix at Minatare (boys only) 6 p.m. WRESTLING Friday, Feb. 19 State meet at...


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