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  • Sidney grad to direct Chadron State College play

    Amanda Tafolla|Feb 19, 2016

    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 directing the play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" at CSC. The play will run Feb. 24-28 in Memorial Hall's Black Box Theatre on the CSC campus. A student led production is not common, even at Chadron State College, said Roger Mays, visual and performing arts professor, in a press release. He...

  • Policy board takes bids for 'conflict' attorneys

    Amanda Tafolla|Feb 19, 2016

    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 proposed contracts to publish notice for two conflict attorneys for the proposed public defender and guardian ad litem positions. These positions would fill in for the public defender or guardian ad litem when conflict of interest arise and they could not fulfill their normal duties. According to...

  • Pooling renewal, application deadline approaching

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Feb 19, 2016

    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 to the South Platte NRD by Feb. 29. The 2015 annual Ground Water Quality Monitoring Program report was presented to the board by Chris Kaiser, natural resources coordinator for the South Platte NRD. The report showed that for the third year in a row the Lodgepole Valley Ground Water Management Area...

  • Craig Odell

    Feb 19, 2016

    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 in the Sidney and Sterling, Colo., offices. Before settling to help his wife, Craig taught many years and drove a truck. He obtained his education from Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney, with a degree in Welding. He also attended Chadron State College, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Ind... Full story

  • Calvin Larson

    Feb 19, 2016

    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 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in the Prairie West ELCA/UMC Church in Potter, Nebraska with Pastors Betsy Galloway-Carew, Wayne Rhodes and Tyler Larson officiating. Burial will follow in the Potter Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home and the casket will be closed at the church.... Full story

  • Service Notice: Adeline Rose Elder

    Feb 19, 2016

    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 Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Sunday at our chapel where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening. The family suggests memorial contributions to Ronald McDonald House, 932 North Potomac Circle, Aurora, CO 800... Full story

  • Service Notice: Loretta May Borges

    Feb 19, 2016

    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 with Pastor Eric Alm officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home as cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made in Loretta’s name to Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice. A complete obituary will be published when available. Gehrig-Stitt Cha... Full story

  • Community Calendar 02-19-16

    Feb 19, 2016

    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 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 Math Night will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on: Monday, Feb. 22 at the North Elementary and Monday, Feb. 29 at the South E... Full story

  • Sidney speech team wins at Kimball

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Feb 19, 2016

    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 multiple high finishes in six events, including the top three in extemporaneous speaking and four of the six high placers in poetry. Champions for the Raiders were: Austin Jacobsen in entertainment speaking, Mitch Verhulst in humorous prose and Kollyn Weimer in extemporaneous speaking. Other medalists for...

  • Overlooking what we are given

    Pastor Tom Hyde, First United Methodist Church|Feb 19, 2016

    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 Mills: “A spectator is a person who sits 40 rows up in the stands and wonders why a 17 year old kid can’t hit another 17 year old kid with a football from 40 yards away...and then goes out to the parking lot and can’t find his car.” We love to complain. Although the weather forecasters tell us that th...

  • Good Old Days 02-19-16

    Feb 19, 2016

    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 Cable TV Programming Not Visibly Affected By FCC Ruling' Feb. 16, 1966 The effect of a Federal Communication Commission ruling on the fourteen Nebraska cities which have cable TV systems probably won't be measured until official copies of the ruling have been distributed for study. At least, that's...

  • Vowers advances in consolation round at state

    Staff Report|Feb 19, 2016

    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 of Gothenburg in the second consolation round. Vowers' win moves him into the third round of consolation, which is set for 5 p.m. CST Friday. If he wins Friday night, Vowers will move on in the consolation bracket with another match at 9:30 a.m. CST Saturday. Also on Friday, Cody Hofrock's run in the...

  • Lady Coyotes top South Platte, advance to district finals

    Staff Report|Feb 19, 2016

    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 Feb. 26 in Bayard in the district final. Hyannis (17-5) advanced with a 47-30 win over Crawford in the D2-12 subdistrict. In Thursday's game, Potter-Dix took the lead for good in the second quarter and used an stellar third quarter effort to seal the game. With the game knotted at 15-all, the Lady...


    Feb 19, 2016

    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 Omaha 5. CST Saturday, Feb. 20 State meet at Omaha 9:30 a.m. CST...