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  • Fair Board Closer to Solidifing Entertainment for 2024 Fair

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    SIDNEY--The Cheyenne County Fair Board met on Monday, February 26, and discussed ongoing plans for the 2024 Cheyenne County Fair and also confirmed some of the entertainment options that will be present at the event. After going through the previous meeting's notes and clarifying a few budgeting issues, the Fair Board discussed their progress with Rockitt Pro Entertainment, a provider of Fair-style amusements and attractions. After discussing the numerous options the company could provide, it...

  • Big Cheese: Savor & Grace Future Looking "Grate"

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    What was brainstormed over a cheeseboard and a bottle of wine with a friend has aged into fine and flavorful fruition. Jill Sauder, owner of Savor & Grace in Sidney, has brought a combination of nostalgic "lunchable" charm, and healthy - but fun - clean eating to life. Originally situated on the edge of town, Sauder has now transitioned towards her new downtown location at 824 10th Avenue. The move was inspired by the need to expand; with new ideas facing the forefront and a growing clientele,...

  • Clifford M. Johnson

    Feb 29, 2024

    Clifford M. "Cliff" Johnson, age 83, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastors Kyle Larson and Doug Birky officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursd... Full story

  • Victoria Jane "Vicki" Millman

    Feb 29, 2024

    Victoria Jane "Vicki" Millman, age 86, of Sidney, was called to heaven on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Faith Methodist Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Cremation has been held and inurnment will follow at Flandreau, in South Dakota. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel... Full story

  • Lady Raiders Rally Past Platteview, 50-41

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    KEARNEY--After a disappointing loss to Bridgeport in the C1-12 Subdistrict championship game on Friday, February 16, Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team needed to re-group and re-focus themselves for their next challenge, the C1-2 District Final match-up against Platteview on Friday, February 23 at Kearney Catholic High School in Kearney. Although the Lady Raiders came into the matchup with an impressive 23-and-1 record versus the Platteview Lady Trojans' middling 13-and-10 record, the Sidney...

  • Raiders Fall in District Final to Malcolm, 56-45

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    GOTHENBURG--On Saturday, February 24, the Red Raider boys basketball team traveled to Gothenburg for a neutral-site C1-4 District Final match-up against Malcolm. The Clippers came into the game with an 18-and-7 record and were the number 13 seed. Sidney came into the game with a 21-and-2 record and were seeded number 4. After building a halftime lead, the Red Raiders let their chance for a State Tournament bid slip away as Malcolm came roaring back to upset the Red Raiders. The game opened with...

  • Arrests Made in Connection with ATV Thefts

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    SIDNEY--There have been a rash of thefts at the igloos north of Sidney in recent weeks, with trailers, vehicles and ATV's being the target of the burglaries. The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department and the Sidney Police Department have been investigating the incidents, and on Thursday, February 22, the departments executed a search warrant on a residence in Sidney thought to be connected with the thefts. Three persons were arrested at the residence believed to have been involved with the theft...

  • The "Musicman" Returns

    Feb 29, 2024

    SIDNEY – Back by popular demand, multi acoustic instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Paul Siebert will bring his unique style and engaging personality to the stage of the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th. With his charismatic showmanship and vast repertoire of popular American music, Siebert has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest for over thirty years. Siebert incorporates as many as eight different acoustic instruments into his performances, including the guitar, banjo, button accordi...

  • Romero Fundraiser Serves a Variety of Soups, Prizes, and Closure

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    SIDNEY-- On Friday, February 16, a fundraiser was held in honor of Adam Romero, a long-time Sidney resident who had recently passed away. Friends and family members gathered in the Congregate Room at the Cheyenne County Community Center. A variety of soups were provided plus other delicious snacks. A silent auction was also held, with gifts donated by local companies like Pennington Seed, Western Drug and Dude's Steakhouse. Romero's daughter Judy was the organizer of the event and was...

  • Property Taxes Are Evil

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Feb 29, 2024

    Last week the State of Wyoming advanced a bill by Rep. Steve Harshman to eliminate most property taxes in Wyoming along with a two percent hike in the State's sales tax. Shifting the tax burden away from property taxes and onto sales taxes or consumption taxes is an idea which is now gaining a lot of steam all across the country. Besides Nebraska, states which have seen these kinds of bills in recent years include Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Texas. In 2020...

  • Black History Month Part Three

    Bill Benson, Columnist|Feb 29, 2024

    In December of 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln suggested a plan to reinstate the seceded states back into the Union, his "Ten Percent Plan." He would permit each Confederate state to form a new state government after ten percent of the voters in a state took loyalty oaths to the Union and recognized the former slaves' freedom. Following Lincoln's assassination on April 9, 1865, his successor, former Vice-President Andrew Johnson, decided to run with Lincoln's Ten P...

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Nine

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Feb 29, 2024

    "Jesus said, a third time, 'Peter, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved and said, 'Lord, You know that I love You.' Jesus said to him, 'Feed My sheep.'" John 21:17 Uncle Guy and I raised six children together, of whom I was one. He had lost his left arm in a car accident before I knew him, but he refused to be handicapped. He could bridle and saddle a horse, then open and close a fence post gate with one hand. (For those who may not know, this gate was usually, barbed wire, three to five strands,...

  • Russia is a civilizational adversary

    Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator Nebraska|Feb 29, 2024

    The poet Robert Frost once said that a liberal is someone too broad-minded to take his own side in a fight. What would he say about those on the right who seem to be confused about the same question? Over the last few days, Donald Trump told a rally about how he'd supposedly warned the leader of a NATO nation that he'd encourage the Russians "to do whatever the hell they want" against countries that weren't spending enough on defense, while the former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson...

  • How can women bridge the retirement gap?

    Feb 29, 2024

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating all the accomplishments of women around the globe. But many women still need to make up ground in one key area: retirement security. Women’s challenges in achieving a secure retirement are due to several factors, including these: • Pay gap – It’s smaller than it once was, but a wage gap still exists between men and women. In fact, women earn, on average, about 82 cents for every dollar that men earn, according to the Census Bureau. And even though this gap narrows considera...

  • Local SHS Senior Rogers Welcomed into John Deere Family

    Feb 29, 2024

    3st Century Equipment welcomes Sidney High School senior Kayden Rogers as part of the company's AG Tech training program in conjunction with John Deere. Kayden is a senior at Sidney High School and is the son of Beth Jallen. He will attend school at Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska. The John Deere AG Tech program is a unique alliance between John Deere, John Deere dealers and various 2-year colleges across the nation. Students will graduate from the program with an Associate of...

  • Agri-Plastics Names Brian Rawlings as the new General Manager

    Feb 29, 2024

    Sidney, Nebraska - Agri-Plastics USA, LLC proudly announces the appointment of Brian Rawlings as the new General Manager at its Sidney, Nebraska facility. With a warm welcome, the company extends its excitement for Rawlings to bring his wealth of experience and expertise to the team. Hailing from West Bend, Wisconsin, Brian Rawlings has over 25 years of distinguished service in the plastics industry for companies like Solar Plastics and Yamaha Marine. Having served as a General Manager at...

  • Paying family members on the farm or ranch

    Jessica Groskopf, Agricultural Economist, Extension Educator|Feb 29, 2024

    For many farm and ranch families, bringing children or grandchildren into the operation is the ultimate goal. Successfully bringing additional family members into the operation may require some creativity as all parties need to maintain a viable standard of living. This is the first in a series of articles that will highlight ideas and tactics for bringing another family member into the operation. One tactic is to provide new family members with monetary compensation, such as an hourly wage or...

  • New virtual Quicken course for farm and ranch record-keeping offered by Nebraska Extension

    Feb 29, 2024

    — A new online Quicken course is being offered by Nebraska Extension for farmers, ranchers and agricultural business managers who want to learn more about the program and financial record-keeping. The course is led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability and was first developed by Oklahoma State University. It leads users through hands-on sessions to develop a simple set of financial records and reports using Quicken. Exercises based on scenarios from a case farm allow participants to practice many of the...

  • Lady Warriors Fall to Paxton in District Final, 77-59

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    DALTON-- On Friday, February 23, the Leyton Lady Warriors hosted the Paxton Tigers girls basketball team for the D2-6 District Final games, and a chance to return to the NSAA State Tournament. Leyton came into the matchup with a strong 21-and-3 record, seeded number 6. The Paxton girls had a 16-and-9 record, and were seeded number 11, and had lost to Leyton back on January 4 by 13 points. The stage was set for the Lady Warriors to punch their ticket for another State Tournament appearance, and...

  • Maywood-Hayes Center Ends Coyotes Season

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    MAYWOOD--After a middling 11-and-11 performance during the regular season, the Potter-Dix Coyote boys basketball team had a tall task ahead of them, as they had to travel as the number 15 seed to match up with number 2 seed Maywood-Hayes Center in the D2-2 District Final. Even prior to the consolidation of the Maywood and Hayes Center School districts, both teams were perennial State Tournament participants, and this season sailed to a 21-and-3 record. The Coyotes would have to play their very...

  • Peetz Downs Briggsdale To Take 1A District 4 Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    STERLING, COLO.--Peetz's Bulldog boys basketball team avenged a loss to Briggsdale, on February 2, to win their second straight 1A District 4 Tournament Saturday afternoon at NJC in Sterling, Colo. The game started as a close battle as both teams fought for points in the early going, with Peetz earning a slight 15-to-14 edge at the end of the first period. The Bulldogs then turned it on, putting up 20 points in the second quarter while holding the Falcons to just 13 to take a 35-to-27 lead at th...

  • Wiedeburg Returns to Coach Cross Country

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    SIDNEY--Sidney High School has announced that SHS alum Jachob Wiedeburg will be coming back to Sidney as an Assistant Coach for the Sidney High School Cross Country team starting in the Fall of 2024. A standout runner that graduated from SHS in 2015, Wiedeburg went on to run cross country and track for the University of Nebraska at Kearney for five years. After his time at UNK, Wiedeburg ran three marathons, and qualified for the Boston marathon three times. For the last four years, Wiedeburg...

  • A Piece of the Pie: Dominos Opens in Sidney

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    After months of anticipation, Dominos Pizza has officially opened its doors at 610 Glover Road #1. To seal the deal, the franchise celebrated with an official ribbon cutting held by the Chamber Monday afternoon. "We're very excited to be a part of the community and hope to bring excellent customer service to Sidney," Brian Tramp, manager, said about the new location. "Brian cares about his employees and his customers, he's a great fit for Dominos," Amber Delgrosso, owner, had to say in regards...

  • Bound Together: A Librarian Showcase

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 29, 2024

    Much like the many different books behind its walls, the Sidney Public Library has a colorful collection of Librarians, each with their own unique story. Some have joined the team in the past few years, but others have left a lasting impact for decades. When one thinks of a librarian they imagine a bookworm with glasses; Larami Burner, an employee of SPL for the past 4 years, is a self-professed bookworm and a lover of anything novel. She's the friendly face you see behind the front desk most we...