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  • Christmas Kickoff on tap for Saturday

    Courtney Fletcher|Nov 23, 2015

    The annual Holidays in Hickory Square Christmas Kickoff will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to Bev Arellano of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, the event draws a couple hundred people downtown. The celebration has taken place in Sidney for more than 25 years. This year's kickoff will include hot chocolate and coffee for purchase provided by the Cheyenne County Young Professionals group. Union Pacific will give mini train rides until 4:30 p.m. Santa will also be at the Elks...

  • County unemployment rate up slightly

    Ryan Hermens|Nov 23, 2015

    The unemployment rate in Cheyenne County rose slightly in October, to 2.3 percent. According to preliminary data recently released by the Nebraska Department of Labor, that's a 0.2 percent increase from September and up 0.4 percent from last October. Statewide, the jobless rate stands at a seasonally-adjusted 2.9 percent – unchanged from September and down 0.2 percentage points from October 2014. "October was another month of strong job growth for our state," Commissioner of Labor John Albin s...

  • National gas average projected to hit $1.99 on Thanksgiving

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Nov 23, 2015

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. – Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will certainly have something to be extra thankful for: the cheapest gasoline prices since March 2009. The low prices are showing up just in time for millions of motorists that are heading out, saving them $1.5 billion over the five days that GasBuddy’s recent survey found most motorists will be traveling. GasBuddy projects that by Thanksgiving Day the national average will be $1.99 per gallon, nearly 80 cents per gallon cheaper than last year and $1.29 per gallon cheaper than 201...

  • City offices to be closed Thursday, Friday

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Nov 23, 2015

    The City of Sidney will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of Thanksgiving. All city departments will be closed, including the landfill and the library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be running. The solid waste department will be collecting Thursday and Friday’s trash on Wednesday....

  • Death Notice: Randy W. White Sr.

    Nov 23, 2015

    Randy W. White Sr., 53 of Potter, passed away at his home, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Randy’s care and funeral arrangements....

  • Community Calendar 11-23-15

    Nov 23, 2015

    Upcoming VENDORS WANTED for 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Show to be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp, Ft. Sidney Rd and Toledo Street, in Sidney. Please get your reservations in by Dec. 10! For more information, please call Brenda (308) 254-7131. Ongoing 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 &...

  • COMPASS offered to Creek Valley students

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Nov 23, 2015

    Creek Valley seniors who are thinking about taking college courses from a community college next school year have the opportunity to take the COMPASS. The COMPASS is a college placement assessment. Western Nebraska Community College will offer this assessment, free of charge, at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 in the CVHS library computer lab. Interested students need to signup for this assessment by Wednesday, Nov. 25. Students may access sample questions, tips and practice tests for the COMPASS at the following sites:,...

  • Drop, add dates announced for CV students

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Nov 23, 2015

    Creek Valley Senior High Students who wish to change their schedule for the second semester may do so Dec. 7-9. This will be the only time students will be allowed to change their schedules for the second semester. The procedure is as follows: 1. Student contacts Kathy Ford, who will give them a class schedule change form. 2. Student gets the teacher’s signature of class to be dropped. 3. Student gets the teacher’s signature of class to be added. 4. Parent/guardian signs the form giving permission for this course of action. 5. Ford signs the...

  • Letter To The Editor: Thanksgiving generosity

    Bryan Krajeski, San Francisco|Nov 23, 2015

    My wife and I were traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area to Omaha for Thanksgiving. We stopped in the Safeway Starbucks on our way to Omaha and we struck up a conversation with a random customer and her two kids. They were the nicest family and were so enjoyable. At random, she and the two kids bought us a Starbucks gift card and wished us safe travels and a happy holiday. I have never witnessed such generosity – and it happened in Sidney, Nebraska. Bryan Krajeski San Francisco...

  • No Till notes: 'Power of Legumes, part 2'

    Mark Watson, Panhandle No till Educator|Nov 23, 2015

    Modern day agricultural producers are constantly striving to lower production costs and improve their stewardship of the land. Many producers have adopted conservation agricultural systems as a means to lower production costs and improve the health of the soils we work with on our farms and ranches. Leaving previous crop residues attached to the soil surface helps protect these soils. Using no-till crop production methods that provide minimal soil disturbance when planting and harvesting the crops also improves soil health. As these methods...

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