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  • Roads, Sirens and Tax Funds Hot Topics At Commissioner's Meeting

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Commissioners and Board of Equalization met on March 6, and among the many topics discussed, plans to disperse American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and county road concerns were the big concerns during the meeting. After discussion of a cybersecurity audit that went over the merits of a private company doing an audit, versus the Department of Homeland Security providing an audit at no cost, it was decided that the county would move forward with contacting DHS to... Full story

  • Sidney to invest in more housing

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Mar 9, 2023

    By Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers Like other places throughout the West, Sidney has been facing a housing crunch and a lack of available inventory for a workforce in the Nebraska panhandle. On February 28, the Sidney City Council took a step towards trying to improve the situation by applying for Rural Workforce Housing Funds. Passed in 2017 and signed by Governor Pete Ricketts, the Rural Workforce Investment Housing Act provides matching grants to non-profit organizations that administer such funds. “We’ve been working on putting a lot... Full story

  • Dr. Richard Jantz Retires After 35+ Years

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sun-Telegraph Sidney and the medical community will have to do without the steadfast medical services of Dr. Richard Jantz, as he has decided to retire from medicine and spend more time with family. Jantz is a very well-respected cardiologist and had affiliations with many Denver metro-area hospitals, and provided outreach services to Sidney. He was a staple in the Sidney medical community for over 35 years, with numerous patients offering the highest praise with comments like "he... Full story

  • Free Tax Service for Income Eligible Residents

    Mar 9, 2023

    Community Action Health Center is again offering free tax service for residents living in the Southern Panhandle. Eligibility for this free program is determined by income and is for simple returns only; no capital gains, self-employment, or business returns. All returns will be completed in the Sidney office located at 921 18th Ave in Sidney. Call 308-254-5856 to schedule an appointment. This service is provided free of charge by the Community Action Health Center. Donations are appreciated for the supplies (generally $4).... Full story

  • Local Artist to be Part of Ogallala Art Show

    Mar 9, 2023

    The National American Plains Artists (APA) Signature Show will be hosted by the Petrified Wood & Gallery located at 418 East 1st Street in Ogallala, March 17-April 29. The public is invited to attend this celebration of "Art of the Plains" featuring realistic and representational artworks in traditional media depicting the American Great Plains region – its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life, in historical or modern times. Artworks in the show will include works by nationally... Full story

  • 4-H Carnival Set for March 11th

    Mar 9, 2023

    The Cheyenne County 4-H Council is excited to host the Annual Spring Carnival on Saturday, March 11th at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds from 5-8 pm. Everyone is invited to come out and play the carnival games including a cake walk, corn hole, axe toss, and more! A raffle and silent auction will also be held at the Spring Carnival. Plan to join in the fun and enjoy a good meal of walking tacos, hot dogs, sloppy joes, drinks, and brownies.  Proceeds from the 4-H Spring Carnival are used to... Full story

  • Sidney Landfill 2023 Hours

    Mar 9, 2023

    The City of Sidney Landfill will be open one Saturday a month in 2023 starting in April: April 22 May20 June 17 July 15 August 19 Sept 16 Oct 14. Saturday hours will be from 8am until noon. Landfill charges will apply unless you have your free dump card. Free dump cards are good for residential customers only.Construction and demolition waste, commercial waste, tires and Freon containing appliances cannot be dumped with a free dump card but will be accepted at their regular disposal rates. Any questions please call the Solid Waste Department... Full story

  • Stop Waiting for "Someone Else" to Step Up

    Barbara Perez, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Mar 9, 2023

    Everyone has an opinion. When it comes to change, however, it would seem not everyone has a voice. Not one they want to use anyways. It is curious how big and brave people can be from behind a keyboard. Demanding answers, screaming for change but when the need arises for their voices to be heard, it is instead replaced with the sound of crickets. There have been some very reasonable questions being asked in our community regarding a variety of issues within our county. Bullying at the schools,... Full story

  • DON'T REWRITE BOOKS

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Mar 9, 2023

    First, they came for Roald Dahl. Anyone who thought the politically correct rewriting would stop at the irreverent author of such children's classics as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox" was, of course, sadly mistaken. The news that hundreds of changes have been made in Dahl's classics is now followed by word that Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, is getting an emergency rewrite as well. This is a very bad idea. For a start, where does it end? There's no limiting... Full story

  • A Historical Argument

    Mike Sunderland, Columnist|Mar 9, 2023

    I believe a major failing of our national education system is the general lack of teaching the historical foundations of our Nation and its governmental system. Even though it is not close to the Fourth of July, I believe it is time to look at the Declaration of Independence that was passed by the fledgling American Congress on July 4, 1776. Let's examine just a few parts of this document and see how they apply to the state of the Union today. The second paragraph makes a concise and logical... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Nine

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Mar 9, 2023

    "Come unto Me, all you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest," Jesus said. "Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30. Here is the light and easy life! "If you be willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land," Isaiah 1:19 God is on the 'lookout' for a willing, obedient soul, who will say, "YES, I WILL!" Yes, I will seek Your face. Yes, I will... Full story

  • Dorothy E. Holloway

    Mar 9, 2023

    Dorothy E. Holloway, 108, formerly of Sidney, NE passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at her daughter's and son-in-law's home in Farmington, New Mexico. Her Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Christ Episcopal Church in Sidney, NE with Reverend Guy Mackey officiating with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, next to her husband Leonard Cecil Holloway. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later... Full story

  • Sue E. Kandel

    Mar 9, 2023

    With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our much-loved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Sue Ellen Kandel, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Sue was 71 years old. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the United Church of the Plains in Dalton, NE with Pastor Leon "Bud" Gillespie officiating. Cremation has been held. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Services will... Full story

  • Lady Raiders Defeat Beatrice At NSAA Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun -Telegraph Sidney's Lady Raider Girls Basketball team traveled to Lincoln and defeated the Beatrice Lady Orange on Thursday, March 2 in the first round of the Class B NSAA State Tournament. It was the Lady Raider's first tournament win in 39 years. Head Coach Tyler Shaw was no stranger to Pinnacle Bank Arena, with the 2023 Tournament being his eighth trip to the Big Dance. But he had not yet been able to get a team past the first round, and with the squad he had this year m... Full story

  • Lady Warriors Can't Get Past FCSH

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Leyton's Lady Warrior Girls Basketball team had a fantastic season, compiling a 16-and-5 record before losing in the first round of the NSAA Tournament in Lincoln on Thursday, March 2, to the Falls City Sacred Heart Lady Irish 64-to-30. It was Leyton's first tournament appearance in 40 years, and the number 8 seeded Lady Warriors had the misfortune of drawing the defending champions, and No. 1 seeded Falls Sacred Hear Lady Irish. The Lady Irish had length and... Full story

  • Red Raiders C1-6 District Champs

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Sidney's Red Raider Boys Basketball team recovered from their Subdistrict loss to Ogallala and traveled to neutral site Cozad to match up with with the 15-and-7 Aurora Huskies for the C1-6 District Championship. After securing the tip-off, Sidney scored first but then had trouble scoring, especially short shots and put backs, and Aurora was able to open a lead. But as the first quarter progressed, Sidney climbed back into the game and after Jaeden Dillehay drained... Full story

  • Coyotes Fall to Fall City Sacred Heart

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Potter-Dix's Coyote Boys Basketball team had another great year, running up a 19-and-5 record and going through stretches of the season where they looked unbeatable. There were very few weaknesses on the team, although one proved to be their undoing in the district Final game. The Coyotes have had a tendency to have a "bad quarter", but usually have the talent and athleticism to overcome that weakness. However, it proved that a team like Falls City Sacred Heart... Full story

  • Peetz Falls to Sierra Grande, 55-50

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Peetz's Bulldog Boys Basketball team won the 1A District Tournament, and earned a spot in the Regional Bracket of the CHSAA State Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs definitely did better in the post-season as their 7-12 regular season would indicate, and overall it was a great year for the Bulldogs and the team shows great promise for the season to come. After shocking the field in the 1A Tournament with three wins and a District Title, the Bulldogs moved on to... Full story

  • Warriors End Season With Loss To Mead

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sun-Telegraph Leyton's Warrior Boys Basketball team, regrouped after a loss to Bridgeport in their Subdistrict final game, and traveled to neutral-site Lexington on Tuesday, February 28, for a District Final match up against the 18-and-8 Mead Raiders. The first quarter opened with both teams' offenses hesitant, while they probed for openings and the defenses played close. It was back and forth scoring for the first half of the period, then the Raiders offense got into a groove and... Full story

  • Young Entrepreneurs Rock Inventure Day

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 9, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sun-Telegraph On March 1st, West Elementary in Sidney was transformed into an Entrepreneurship factory, where the students were divided into teams, assigned organization roles, and put together a product and business plan to creatively sell a "widget" to an assembled group of judges and their peers. The teams with the best product idea and presentations were awarded prizes for their efforts, and all the students received a fun lesson on how a product is created and brought to market.... Full story