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  • Preschool gets 'Wild about Christmas' with performance

    Evelyn Hornbarger|Dec 22, 2014

    Santa came to town, visiting a local preschool on Friday after their Christmas performance. Children age 3 to 4 participated in singing songs for their parents. Made evident by a few nervous tears and many excited smiles, this was one of the first times performing in front of an audience for group of preschoolers. The preschool Christmas program is an annual tradition in "Wild About Preschool," the preschool Janeal Christian has been teaching from her home for seven years. She is a certified...

  • King's Daughters group helps brighten holidays for local families

    Everett Johnson|Dec 22, 2014

    Tis the season for giving and the Wide Awake Circle of the King's Daughters are fully ingratiated in the holiday spirit as they provided a multitude of Christmas dinners for families in need last Friday. King's Daughters began to take up donations for this event in August. They used those funds to buy groceries from local stores. They fill boxes with all the ingredients to make a great holiday meal for a family such as a ham, eggs, cookies, fruits, vegetables, milk and bread. City street departm...

  • Thomas Hovorka

    Dec 22, 2014

    Tom Hovorka, 81 of Chappell and a former Sidney resident, died Sun., Dec. 14, 2014 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Cremation has taken place and there is no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial graveside services and inurnment with military rites will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sat., Jan. 3, 2015 in the Hillside Cemetery at Julesburg, Colo. You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the family at Tom was born Sept. 27, 1933 and... Full story

  • Community Calendar 12-22-14

    Dec 22, 2014

    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. Tuesday, Dec. 23 The Sidney Public Library will be offering the “Being Together is Fun” for children kindergarten through 6th grade Tues., Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. Our program will feature Christmas games and or crafts. So come and enjoy in some “reindeer games!” Wednesday, Dec. 24 Chappell United Methodist Parish Christmas Eve Services Lodgepole United Methodist Church at 5 p.m.... Full story

  • Crop Production Clinics set for Gering, other locations in January

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 22, 2014

    UNL Extension will be sponsoring Crop Production Clinics at Gering and seven other locations across Nebraska in January. The Crop Production Clinics will provide valuable information to help crop producers and agribusiness professionals improve their profitability and safety. A clinic will be held on Jan. 6 at the Gering Civic Center. Other dates and locations are Jan. 7 in North Platte, Jan. 8 in Hastings, Jan. 13 in Kearney. Jan. 14 in York, Jan. 15 in Beatrice, Jan. 20 in Atkinson, Jan. 21 in Norfolk and Jan. 22 in Mead. All clinics start at...

  • No Till Notes: 'Winter Conferences will provide chance to discuss successes, failures'

    Mark Watson, Panhandle No Till Educator|Dec 22, 2014

    I’d like to start off by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This is a good time of year to reflect back on last year’s growing season and give thanks for all the many blessings we have received. There are always challenges in agriculture but at the end of the year we are lucky to be able to work with Mother Nature and our natural resources on a daily basis to produce food and fiber for our livelihood. I wanted to make everyone aware of the upcoming educational events around the region that focus on no-till crop and fo...

  • New range and forage specialist appointed at UNL Panhandle R&E Center

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 22, 2014

    Dr. Mitchell B. Stephenson will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center next spring as a range and forage management specialist. His appointment, announced by Dr. Jack Whittier, research and extension director at the Panhandle R&E Center, is one of several recent personnel changes in the Panhandle Extension District in which faculty vacancies are being filled and positions realigned to meet clientele needs. Stephenson is scheduled to start...

  • Panhandle Extension staff receive 2014 Extension Awards

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 22, 2014

    Several Nebraska Extension staff from the Panhandle District have received statewide or national recognition for their accomplishments. The Broadband Planning Team, which includes Extension Educator Connie Hancock of Sidney, received the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources 2014 Omtvedt Innovation Award for its efforts to improve the speed of internet service to rural Nebraska. Broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life. Broadband adoption and Internet use in some...

  • Ranching for profitability meetings at eight sites in January

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 22, 2014

    The changing beef industry will be the focus of Nebraska Extension’s annual “Ranching for Profitability” meetings in January at eight sites around Nebraska: O’Neill, Ainsworth, Broken Bow, Grand Island, Brady, Mullen, Valentine and Kimball. Last year was one for the record books. Many sale barns broke record cattle prices. Mother Nature was unpredictable. Input prices also continued to creep upward, and forage was no exception. Cattle producers may have questions about what to do next in 2015. The meeting agendas will include these speaker...

  • 2014 SIDNEY-BRIDGEPORT WRESTLING INVITATIONAL - Robb claims title as Raiders finish 3rd

    Rob Langrell|Dec 22, 2014

    Freshmen don't generally embark on their high school athletic careers with lofty thoughts of spectacular seasons. First-year Sidney High School wrestler Derek Robb is no different. As this season progresses, that may change. Robb won the 138-pound championship at the Sidney-Bridgeport Invitational on Saturday at the Cabela's Athletic Facility, pushing his record to a perfect 13-0 on the season. "It is kind of a surprise to start the season like this," Robb said. "I've had some tough matches, but...

  • Creek Valley boys, girls sweep Banner County

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Dec 22, 2014

    It may be a little misleading to consider that a Dane McConnell layup early in the first quarter gave the Creek Valley Storm a lead it would never relinquish. While the Storm boys were never headed and only twice tied, it wasn't until the final eight minutes that they were finally able to put away the Banner County Wildcats . Never appearing in any real danger, however, Creek Valley cruised to a 46-36 win on home ground Saturday night. It improved to 3-3, while their district mark remained at...

  • WEEKEND BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - Sidney boys drop road game at Fort Morgan

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 22, 2014

    FOR THE SUN-TELEGRAPH The Sidney Red Raiders may have started the winter break a little too early as a flat second half sealed their fate at Fort Morgan, Colorado with a 61-50 loss to the Mustangs. The Raiders played the Mustangs to a draw over the first two quarters at 25-25. But the hot hands of Eric Kembel and post player Joey Snyder helped move the needle in the other direction as the Mustangs took a six-point lead after three frames. They tacked on another five points to their lead in the fourth quarter. “After our game at Alliance the n...

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