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  • Area HS Students Rock and Roll Into Financial Literacy

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 16, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph On Tuesday, March 14, Sidney High School students were treated to a concert by Carter Hulsey and his band as part of the "Funding the Future" program that educates students on the importance of financial literacy. Hulsey and his band mates from Nashville, TN, perform original songs and have entertained and educated over 260,000 students in 35 states as part of the "Funding the Future" program. "Funding the Future", in partnership with the Nebraska Council on... Full story

  • School Board Has Americanism, Students of the Month on Agenda

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 16, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph The meeting of the Cheyenne County School District #1 took place Monday night at the Administration building in Sidney, and started off with meeting about Americanism and honored students of the month. As part of Nebraska state law, at least two meetings each year must be held on "Americanism" and the efforts of the schools to educate schools on American History, Civics, and Government. Sheri Ehler addressed the board about their efforts to comply with the require... Full story

  • Annual Lodgepole Lions Pancake Supper Approaching

    Mar 16, 2023

    On Saturday, March 18, 2023, 5 to 7pm, the Lodgepole Lions Order #13260 will hold their annual spring pancake supper fundraiser supporting their scholarship fund. This scholarship is for Lodgepole area families with seniors graduating from any high school. They award two $500 awards each spring for new HS graduates to help them attend college and/or accredited programs teaching vocational technical skills training such as for electricians, plumbers, truck driver etc. They will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages all on a free-will... Full story

  • Deadline for HS Seniors to Apply for $1000 Spearow Scholarship is April 29th, 2023

    Mar 16, 2023

    All High School seniors that reside and attend school within Cheyenne County that are currently pursing an ag-related education program are welcome to apply for the Ralph and Olive Spearow $1000 Achievement Scholarship. This includes students enrolled and living in Dalton, Gurley, Lodgepole, Potter, or Sidney. The requirements are as follows: • 2023 High School Senior living in Cheyenne County • Pursuing a career in Ag or Ag-related field such as Agribusiness, Ag Education, Agronomy, Animal Science or Food Science • Resume • High School... Full story

  • Potter-Dix Students of the Month

    Mar 16, 2023

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  • Shamrock -N- Roll 5K Run/Walk Draws Big Turnout

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 16, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph The Cheyenne County Community Center hosted the 5k Shamrock & Roll Run/Walk on Saturday, and bright sunshine bathed the participants who navigated the 5k course that started at the Community Center, stretched over towards Sidney Regional Medical Center, and then back through Legion Park. Organizer Tara Gray thanked sponsors Trina Stitt Insurance who provide free drinks at Hillside Golf Course after the run, Shirt Tales for providing the T-Shirts and handled... Full story

  • Taking a Stand for Rural America

    Adrian Smith, U.S. Representative|Mar 16, 2023

    Agriculture producers in Nebraska have earned their standing as world leaders in agriculture through their excellence and tradition of respecting the natural resources with which our state is blessed. No one cares more about the land and water of our state than the farmers and ranchers whose livelihoods depend on careful management of these resources. Unfortunately, top-down overreach from Washington – such as the President Biden's "30 by 30" Executive Order, which created an arbitrary target o... Full story

  • Our Dickensian border policy

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Mar 16, 2023

    "I became, at ten years old, a little labouring hind in the service of Murdstone and Grinby." Thus relates David Copperfield in the Charles Dickens novel of the same name. Of course, Dickens was a crusader against the exploitation of children. The edge is taken off the depictions of the heartless treatment of children in his fiction, though, by the funny and memorable portrayals of the malefactors, the upward trajectory of the lives of the likes of David Copperfield and Oliver Twist, and the... Full story

  • Jonathan Winthrop's "A Model of Christian Charity"

    William H. Benson, Columnist|Mar 16, 2023

    In recent days, I have begun reading John Barry's book, "Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty." Although published in 2012, Barry tells the story of how the Puritans chose to leave old England to build a plantation on the rocky New England coast of Massachusetts. In England, the Puritans wanted to purify and simplify their church. Hence, the title of Puritans. They wanted a rustic sanctuary, without stained glass windows and gaudy... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Eleven

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Mar 16, 2023

    "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Jehovah Sabaoth (Lord of Hosts). A fire goes before Him to burn up His enemies round about." Psalm 97:4, 5 Elbridge Gerry was a wealthy cod fisherman from Marblehead, Massachusetts. He was among the first Founding Fathers to finance a new nation. Because of his wealth, sea going ships and intrepid workmen, Britain's King George III targeted him, directly, with the Tea Stamp Act in 1773, in order to pay for the costly French and Indian War. George... Full story

  • Leah Arlette Kinnersley Williams

    Mar 16, 2023

    Leah Arlette Kinnersley Williams, 91, of Wallace, NE, passed away on the morning of February 17, 2023, at her home. A celebration of life open house will be held in Arlette's honor at the Moose Club in North Platte on April 15, 2023, at 2:00 pm CST. Arlette's cremains will be interred in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at Full story

  • Donald L. Gehrig

    Mar 16, 2023

    Donald L. Gehrig, age 68, of Sidney, NE passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 10, 2023. A Wake Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father C.P. Varghese officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and... Full story

  • Paul Jon Kaiser, Jr

    Mar 16, 2023

    Paul Jon Kaiser Jr, age 67, of Sidney, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2023 surrounded by family in Loveland, Colorado. Paul's Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the United Church of Crook in Crook, Colorado with Pastor Dale Pierce officiating with interment at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, Colorado immediately following the service. Following graveside services lunch will be provided at the Crook Community Fire Hall. Services... Full story

  • Bluejays Too Much For Raiders at NSAA Tourney

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 16, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun -Telegraph Sidney's Red Raider Boys Basketball team ended their season on Wednesday, March 8 by losing in the first round to the NSAA Class C1 State Basketball Tournament, at the Devaney Center, in Lincoln. 20-and-6 Sidney had the misfortune, as the number 8 seed, of drawing defending C1 State Champion and number one seed Ashland-Greenwood with a 24-and-2 season record. The Bluejays were well-known as a very technically solid team with a ferocious defense, and the Red... Full story

  • Coyotes Season Wrap-up

    Mar 16, 2023

    (Potter-Dix Activities Director Cory Michelman contacted the Sun-Telegraph with a wrap-up of the Coyote boy's basketball season, which we have re-printed in part for this edition). The boy's basketball team made their third trip to the District finals in a row this season. Potter-Dix got through the sub-district rounds of the tournament with wins over Creek Valley, 75-33 and Garden County, 55-36. This year's senior class ended their basketball career with a record of 63 wins and 29 losses,... Full story

  • Peetz Named "Surprise Team of League"

    Mike Motz, Sports Editor|Mar 16, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph After a surprising run in the CHSAA Tournament, the Peetz Bulldogs were represented by freshman Rhyder Bayne and junior Noah Naegele in the District 4 All-Team selections. Bayne was named to the District 4 First Team for the 2022-23 season. He led the Bulldogs with 16.6 points per game and was the catalyst for their offense. Bayne's emergence and the solid play of the Bulldogs in the latter part of the season led Peetz to a 1A District 4 Championship by beating...