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  • Treacherous Spring Blizzard to Blame for Two-truck Collision on I-80

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Local, county and state law enforcement and first responders raced to the scene of an accident at around 3:30 on Monday afternoon. About a half mile east of marker 66 on Route I-80, two tractor trailers slid off of the road during white-out conditions. The snow and ice accumulations on the highway made for treacherous conditions, causing both of these trucks to go off the road and down an embankment on the side of the highway. According to Nebraska State Patrol... Full story

  • Rotary Seeks to Establish Sidney Chapter

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Representatives from Rotary International visited Sidney on Wednesday, March 23, and held a lunchtime meet and greet at WNCC in Sidney. Many of Sidney's service and business leaders attended the function, and were treated to a delicious catered lunch while they learned about Rotary and how they interact and strengthen communities. With a network of nearly 1.5 million people involved in the organization worldwide, the Rotary mission is to engage in local... Full story

  • Lodgepole Library receives donation of 100 books; Celebrates with Open House on April 1st

    Mar 30, 2023

    Nancy Fawcett Memorial Library in Lodgepole received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-k through early readers. The library was one of 100 chosen to receive this gift in 2023. The library looks to excite and foster an early interest in and love for books and reading. Books can enrich a child's life, and they want to give this experience and pleasure to young children; These books were chosen with enjoyment, fantasy, and fun in mind. The books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York... Full story

  • The Sidney City Council now meeting earlier following the passage of Ordinance 1844 on March 14.

    Mar 30, 2023

    While still meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, the governing body will now meet at 5:30 pm instead of 7 pm. The ordinance, which was passed on first reading with the three readings bypassed, passed unanimously. Mayor Brad Sherman explained the reasoning for the change in time came following conversations with a number of town residents. The new change in meeting times takes effect immediately, As of the March 28 meeting, all meetings of the Sidney City Council will start at 5:30 p.m.... Full story

  • No Pressure, Only Pleasure at Spring Fever 5k Walk

    Barbara Perez, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Barbara Perez, Sun-Telegraph Perfection is not required in the upcoming Spring Fever 5k walk, hosted by Take Back Health and Fitness in Sidney. The "K" component of the 5K distance represents the metric distance of a kilometer, so a 5K is 5,000 meters. For Americans who are more accustomed to miles, this converts to roughly 3.1 miles. In a standard 5k run the length of time it takes to complete depends on the pace at which you are moving. Many beginning runners aim to maintain somewhere in the... Full story

  • City to begin pesticide treatment

    Tom Von Seggern, City of Sidney Parks Superintendent|Mar 30, 2023

    With spring approaching, pesticide treatment marker flags will begin showing up on front lawns of those homeowners who contract with lawn services. Spring time is also the beginning of lawn treatment season at your city parks, greenspaces, cemetery, and golf course. For the past six years the treatment of city property with herbicides and fertilizers has been contracted out to a local lawn service. Pesticide treatment marker flags are put out with each application from April to September. As part of the contract, Cranmore Lawn and Land... Full story

  • Dilatory Tactics

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Mar 30, 2023

    Life in the Unicameral Legislature is always full of surprises. Last week I saw things I thought I would never see. The structure of the Unicameral Legislature is such that it allows for a single State Senator or a minority group of State Senators to control how the debate on a bill proceeds on the floor. So, today I would like to tell you about what has been happening at the Capitol in Lincoln and how I intend to fix it. Sen. Machalea Cavanaugh of Omaha has effectively derailed the first half... Full story

  • International Criminal Court: Sauce for the Goose

    Thomas L. Knapp, Columnist|Mar 30, 2023

    How much does a mug shot mean to you? To Alvin Bragg, it apparently means quite a lot. All signs point to Bragg, the progressive prosecutor in Manhattan, indicting Donald Trump for his 2016 hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels. The old Karl Marx line is that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. This historic first-ever indictment of a former president of the United States would skip straight to farce. First, there's the tawdry and relatively trivial subject matter. Trump... Full story

  • Roger Williams vs. the Puritans

    William H. Benson, Columnist|Mar 30, 2023

    Last time in these pages, I mentioned Jonathan Winthrop's "city on a hill" sermon, "that all the eyes of all people are upon us." Winthrop considered himself a type of Moses who was leading his people, like Israel, to a new land, to build a new Jerusalem. This is spelled out in John Barry's 2012 book, "Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty." Winthrop and his fellow Puritans believed the city on a hill should have a church and a state, and t... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Thirteen

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Mar 30, 2023

    "Therefore, looking unto Jesus, Who, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, and has sat down at the right hand of the Throne of God." Hebrews 12:2 Consider this Man, Jesus, who borrowed a donkey, rode through jubilant crowds, crying, in gut-wrenching sobs, because Jerusalem missed her hour of visitation by an invisible God in His visible Person. Continuing to the Temple, He overturned tables of money changers, answered tests of every manner and in every matter. He watched as people... Full story

  • Chamber Hosts Ag Social at Elks Lodge #1894

    Mar 30, 2023

    On Thursday, March 23, the Elks Lodge hosted the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Ag-Social dinner. A big turnout enjoyed the delicious variety of food offered and had time to socialize and talk about the agricultural concerns of the Cheyenne County community.... Full story

  • Local Nelnet makes donations to Sidney Public Library

    Mar 30, 2023

    Last Thursday the Charity Committee at the Sidney Nelnet office made a donation to the Friends of the Library organization in addition to a separate donation to the Cheyenne County Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.... Full story

  • Trudy A. Ketteler

    Mar 30, 2023

    Trudy A. Ketteler, age 78, of Dalton, NE passed away in Cheyenne, WY on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Services were held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the United Church of the Plains in Dalton, NE with PMA Bev Adam officiating. Services were livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Interment will be at the Dalton Cemetery in Dalton, NE. A full obituary will be published when available. You may view Trudy’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at ww... Full story

  • Richard A. "Dick" Osterday

    Mar 30, 2023

    Former Sidney resident Richard A. "Dick" Osterday, 87, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Hastings, NE surrounded by his loving family. A private family burial will take place at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Dick was born in Dell Rapids, SD on F... Full story

  • Maxine D. Wilson

    Mar 30, 2023

    Maxine Dee Wilson, age 92, formerly of Sidney, NE passed away peacefully at the Goshen Healthcare Community in Torrington, WY on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE. Funeral Services will also be on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at Eisenhour Funeral Home in Midwest City, OK. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Jones, OK. Local services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel... Full story

  • Area Student Athletes Named to All-Conference Teams and Academic Honors

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Cheyenne County's high school athletic teams had much success over the winter, and many student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding performances and named to All-Conference teams along with other honors. Leyton's Lady Warrior Basketball team, after their successful season with a 16-and-6 record and State Tournament appearance, had a number of athletes named to the MAC All-Conference teams. Sophomores Zaili Benish and Shawnee Gamble were both named to... Full story

  • Red Raiders Take Eight Golds at John Ganser Invite

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph It was a smart choice, moving the John Ganser Invite from Saturday, March 25 to Friday March 24, as the weather on Saturday would only be suitable for a hockey game or dog sled race. Nevertheless, the change in date did not effect the Sidney Red Raider Track & Filed team in their first meet of the season, as they took home eight gold medals and runner-up team honors behind first place Gering. Juniors Luke Holly and Isak Doty finished first and second in the 100... Full story

  • Potter-Dix, Leyton Compete at Morrill Early Bird

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph This year's Morrill Early Bird Track & Field meet was moved from Saturday to Friday in anticipation of the bad weather over the weekend, and the student-athletes were able to compete under sunny and cool temperatures. The Potter-Dix and Leyton teams traveled to Morrill to compete, and had some outstanding performances. For Potter-Dix, senior Luke Kasten placed third in the 100 Meters, 11th in the Discus and was on the fourth place 4X100 meter Relay team. Junior... Full story

  • Leyton FFA Labor Auction a Hit

    Barbara Perez, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph On Friday night, March 24, the Leyton FFA Chapter held their annual FFA Labor & Silent Auction at Leyton High School. A big turnout enjoyed delicious food and a Louisiana Crawfish Boil provided by Leyton FFA Alumni, were able to bid on many valuable items through the Silent Auction, and were able to bid for the services of current FFA members during the Labor Auction. The agricultural community had a great evening enjoying the food and camaraderie, and also... Full story

  • Snowy Weather Doesn't Stop Girls Day Out

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce had their annual "Girls Day Out" in Sidney, and although the weather did not cooperate, local businesses benefited from an upswing in customers eager to take advantage of special deals and promotions throughout the day. Before the snow came, the day kicked off at the Elks Club with a breakfast for the participants, and after the meal was over, eager shoppers visited the participating stores for special deals on merchandise... Full story

  • Potter-Dix High School students do their part for "Stuff the Ruck" fundraiser on April 8

    Mar 30, 2023

    Potter-Dix High School Social Studies teacher Jacob Christensen and a group of his students stopped by the Sun-Telegraph office on Wednesday to look up actual articles from the WWII era as part of their participation in the "Stuff the Ruck" veterans' march on April 8.... Full story

  • Local Association offering $1,500 Scholarship; Deadline to apply is April 7, 2023

    Mar 30, 2023

    The Cheyenne County Lawyers’ Association will be awarding one scholarship to a deserving Cheyenne County area student in the amount of $1,500.00. Applicants interested in applying for this scholarship should present resumes and a 100 word (maximum) summary of their post-high school plans to the Association and answer (250 word maximum) one of the following questions: “What is something that you have done in the past year that has made a difference?” or “Why should you be awarded this scholarship?” no later than April 7, 2023. All intereste... Full story

  • The Ark in Sidney still a Driving Force in Children's Ministry

    Barbara Perez, Sidney SunTelegraph|Mar 30, 2023

    In 1977, George Benson recorded the song, "The Greatest Love of All", and it was made even more popular when Whitney Houston released her version of the song in 1985. Its opening line, "I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way" is one well represented by the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney. More than 15 years ago, the E-Free Church started its youth program, The Ark Ministry. Known as "Tuesday Church" to those involved, it originally consisted of the... Full story

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (YEC) Now Open

    Mar 30, 2023

    SIDNEY -- The Cheyenne County e3 chapter, Nelnet, and Sidney Public Schools are excited to announce the launch of its first Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (YEC). In partnership with Sidney High School and local teacher, Ashley Fehringer, high school students will have the opportunity to enroll in a semester-long course in the Fall of 2023 focused on entrepreneurship. Under the expert guidance of Fehringer, students will identify a product or company idea and the YEC curriculum for the semester will overview how to craft a business plan,... Full story

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