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  • 4-H'ers speak from the heart in speech contest

    Anthony Ruiz|Apr 8, 2016

    Area 4-H students tackled a different kind of showmanship Thursday evening as they participated in the 2016 4-H South Panhandle Speech Contest held at the Cheyenne County Community Center in Sidney. "The 4-H speech contest builds confidence, it teaches them to organize their thoughts and it takes a lot of courage to get up in front of an audience," Cheyenne County UNL Extension Educator Cynthia Gill said. The contest covered 4-H'ers from clubs in Cheyenne, Kimball, and Banner counties. Eight...

  • Cabela's Inc. announces earnings date for first quarter fiscal 2016 financial results

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Apr 8, 2016

    Cabela’s Incorporated announced Thursday it is scheduled to release first quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, April 28, 2016. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 11 a.m. ET that same morning. The call will be hosted by Tommy Millner, Chief Executive Officer, Scott Williams, President, and Ralph Castner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at To ensure acc...

  • Local artists on display at annual art guild spring show

    Amanda Tafolla|Apr 8, 2016

    The Cheyenne County Art Guild is holding its 43rd annual spring art show this weekend, showcasing more than 20 pieces from area artists. "The pieces submitted are professional to semi professional, and are mostly available for purchase," Art Guild President Cindy Egging said. The Cheyenne County Art Guild was established in 1976 by Paul Atkins and Jan Pippit. Egging said the group is currently comprised of about 30 members who meet once a month and hold mini workshops where they get the...

  • Lorraine Gemmell

    Apr 8, 2016

    Lorraine Gemmell, 91 of Sidney, and a longtime Ogallala resident, died Wednesday evening, April 6, 2016, at Sidney Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, in the St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ogallala with Father Bryan Ernest officiating. Burial will follow in the Ogallala Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney with a rosary service to follow with Father Jim Heithoff officia...

  • Miss Basketball registration begins

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Apr 8, 2016

    Registrations are now being accepted for the 22nd Annual Miss Basketball Shootout tournament in Kearney, June 11-12. The event has divisions for big and small schools in grades 9-12. There are also junior varsity and 9th grade divisions. The tournament will include high school teams from Nebraska and surrounding states. Each team will play three pool games on June 11 and three tournament games on June 12. All games are played by high school federation rules with experienced officials. Games will take place at Kearney High School, Kearney...

  • Roads standards board not meeting this month

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Apr 8, 2016

    The April 15 meeting of the Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards has been cancelled for want of a sufficient agenda. In the interest of cost-effective stewardship of state funds, the meeting’s business will be combined with the next meeting agenda. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 20 in the Nebraska Department of Roads’ Central Building Auditorium at 1500 Highway 2, in Lincoln. Any new business will be transacted at that time....

  • Community Calendar 04-08-16

    Apr 8, 2016

    Upcoming The Cheyenne County Art Guild will hold its 43rd annual Spring Show at the Cheyenne County Visitors Center located at 648 Glover Rd. between the Subway and Dairy Queen restaurants in Sidney. The show will feature the latest work by award-winning artists in the region. Original artwork, prints, collectible sets of greeting cards are for sale, door prize and raffle. The Spring Show will be on Friday, April 8, from 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, from noon - 4 p.m. There is no admission charge....

  • Sidney elementaries receive Dress Down Day donations

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Apr 8, 2016

    The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce presented Sidney elementary schools with Dress Down Day funds at Sidney Regional Medical Center. With the funding and a donation from Dr. James Massey, the elementary schools were able to get a new audiometer to cut down on the wear of the current one that is shared between the district's more than 1,500 elementary students. Pictured are Chamber President and CEO Denise Wilkinson, Chamber representative Margaret Lineman, Dr. James Massey, Principals...

  • Good Old Days - 04-08-16

    Apr 8, 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 'Trains Back On Schedule Today' April 4,1966 A four-day paralysis of activity on the Union Pacific and seven other railroads in the country is slowly coming to an end. Officials of the striking Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers announced the end of the strike at 10 a.m. Sunday. At that time th...

  • Falcons fall to Bulldogs

    Julie Wilson|Apr 8, 2016


  • Sidney High School senior signs with Peru State College

    Anthony Ruiz|Apr 8, 2016

    Sidney High School senior Dalton Schilz signed a letter of intent Wednesday afternoon in the high school's media center to play football as a Bobcat with Peru State College starting this fall. "I'm looking forward to wearing 'Bobcat Blue,'" Schilz said. As a senior, Schilz is preparing to graduate from Sidney High School this May. He said he began playing football in kindergarten, moving to tackle football in the fourth grade. "I've pretty much been playing football my whole life," Schilz said....

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