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  • SHS students prep for "Wild" spring musical

    Anthony Ruiz|Mar 4, 2016

    Sounds of singing, dancing, shouting and laughing have been echoing through the Sidney High School auditorium for the past month as nearly 30 students prepare for this year's spring musical production set to debut in early April. "We've been doing musicals for probably 15 or 16 years," Director David Mead said. "We do one every year." This year's production is "The Wild, Wild, Wildest West" by Christopher Gieschen and Bill Francoeur. The show is a comedic melodrama about a cold-hearted banker...

  • Filings set for May primary election

    Anthony Ruiz|Mar 4, 2016

    The filing date has come and gone for candidates in the upcoming primary election. According to the website for the Nebraska Secretary of State, for the primary election incumbents had between Dec. 1, 2015 and Feb. 16, 2016 to file, while non-incumbents had until March 1. For the general election, incumbents can file through July 15 and non-incumbents through Aug. 1. For Cheyenne County, three Republican candidates have filed for county commissioner in district 1 and will be on the primary...

  • Fairgrounds expansion on agenda for Monday commissioners meeting

    Anthony Ruiz|Mar 4, 2016

    The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners convene for a regular meeting a 8 a.m. Monday in the commissioners meeting room at the county courthouse located at 1000 10th Avenue in Sidney. On the agenda is discussion of a proposal to expand the event area at the county fairgrounds for a monster truck event at the county fair. Commissioners will also discuss bidding requirements for related projects as well as zoning requirements at the fairgrounds. The boards will also open, review and consider...

  • Cheyenne County photo submissions sought for state anniversary project

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Mar 4, 2016

    The Hildegard Center for the Arts, along with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, are requesting photograph submissions for its upcoming project, “Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future,” in celebration of Nebraska’s 150th anniversary in 2017. With a submission deadline of March 21, the project, which encompass all 93 counties in the state, has yet to receive any photographs for Cheyenne County. According the the project’s guidelines, the pictures must be the submitter’s own, original and taken...

  • Gladys E. Wiggins

    Mar 4, 2016

    Gladys E. Wiggins, 85, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at All Souls Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father David Rykwalder officiating. Burial will follow at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport. Visitation was held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church. A Vigil Service was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the church with Father... Full story

  • James T. "Jim" Pritchard

    Mar 4, 2016

    James T. “Jim” Pritchard, 68, of Wolbach, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society in Ravenna. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley. The Rev. Sidney B. Bruggeman will officiate. Burial will be in the O’Connor Cemetery, O’Connor, with graveside military honors by Ray Mapes American Legion Post 236 of Wolbach. Visitation was held Friday, March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrange... Full story

  • Community Calendar 03-04-16

    Mar 4, 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 Registration for kindergarten students attending Sidney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year will be held every...

  • Letter To The Editor - Swimming pool concerns

    Rita Hart, Sidney|Mar 4, 2016

    Dear Editor, I hate to bring this subject up once again, but after reading the article about the $4 million that our city council is spending on the new swimming pool, I feel a few items should be addressed. First off, I see the daily rates/seasonal costs to go swimming. They cannot be called “yearly” rates because it will only be open maybe three months out of the year, and that’s stretching it. Of course, we all knew the cost was going to go up because you can’t have something like this and expect to pay $1.25 per day to get in. So now the... Full story

  • Who was Babe Ruth?

    Jim Gerhold, Christian Life Center|Mar 4, 2016

    Who was Babe Ruth? George Herman Ruth Jr. was a troubled child who lacked parental supervision. George's problem became so rugged that his parents could not control him and he was in constant trouble. His parents, because of his discipline problems, enrolled him in Saint Mary's Industrial School for boys. It was there where he developed his vocational skills and a passion for baseball. He was determined and very focused on learning how to play baseball. One day, Baltimore Orioles owner Jack Dunn...

  • Good Old Days 03-04-16

    Mar 4, 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 'Missing Girls Found In Reno' March 2, 1966 Two girls, Georgianna Coleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Coleman of Sidney, and Cheryl Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashby Adams of Bridgeport, who have been reported as missing persons to the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office Monday, were located today in...