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Articles from the April 20, 2022 edition

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City Council Approves Vendor Fee

What is the best, most equitable tax and accountability system for food vendors, specifically for those who don't anticipate significant presence or revenue in town? That is a question the Sidney city...

 

Sidney High School Hosting Blood Drive April 29

The Sidney High School Science Club and HOSA chapters will be hosting a community blood drive on April 29th in conjunction with the home Western Conference track meet. Our goal is to successfully receive donations from 56 area participants. Spaces...

 

Sidney VA Clinic to Close?

In downtown Sidney, about a block from the Cheyenne County Courthouse and near the business district is a clinic designed to serve a specific population, the veterans who have served the United...

 

Military Vehicle Continues to 'Serve'

For much of its history, the Sidney community has had a some degree of military presence. Recently, a part of the past resurfaced in another part of the country to tell its story, and thank those who...

 

School Board Approves Staff Changes

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education met April 11. The board approved three resignations and four teaching contracts. Chaney Peterson resigned as the Sidney High School Ag...

 

Gary McGee

Gary McGee, 79, of Sidney, Nebraska passed away April 16, 2022 in Cheyenne, Wyoming surrounded by family. Gary was born November 19, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas to Allen and Mable McGee. He married...

 

Eleanore W. Deaver

Our loving mother, Eleanore W. Deaver, age 96 passed away peacefully surrounded by love, on April 11, 2022, in Littleton, Colorado. Eleanore was born and raised in Bayard, Nebraska by her parents Rose...

 

Lorin Ray Anthony

Lorin Ray Anthony, Age 77, of Sidney, Ne passed away Wednesday April 13th at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Ne. He was born July 18th 1944 in Rock Springs, Wyoming to the late...

 

Melba Whatley

Melba Whatley, 91, of Bridgeport, formerly of Dalton and Sidney, passed away Monday morning, April 11, 2022 at Skyview at Bridgeport. Funeral services was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022...

 

George Narjes

George Narjes, 94, of rural Lodgepole went to be with his Heavenly Father Friday morning, April 8, 2022 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center- Extended Care. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m....

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Farewell, For Now

This will be my last column in the Sidney Sun-Telegraph for a while. Next week my wife and I will close the sale of our farm near Gurley, and we’ll be off to a new beginning in Belle Fourche, S.D.,...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Straight Talk from Steve: LB 873

Ever since I became a State Senator six years ago my number one priority has been to give Nebraskans meaningful and significant tax relief, especially property tax relief. The second session of the...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On Week 15

The Kingdom of Righteousness exercises discipline, an artform of self-control.  No automatic shift!  Good character is humility, forgiveness and patience bred into, taught to and caught by our...

 

Fear Planned

The only thing worse than Shangri-la exposed, is to learn it was designed with an enemy. We stumbled upon a movie, by a social critic of sorts who has gained a name for off-center cinema, about a...

 

Financial Issues Facing Women Business Owners

As a business owner, you’re always busy, so it’s understandable if you’ve put off thinking about events that won’t occur until far in the future – such as your retirement, the sale or transfer of your business and the settling of your estat...

 

Be the Salt, and Light in Darkness

It seems many of the conversations I have nationally, regionally and locally, always get around to the idea of how bad our culture has gotten. Sin is celebrated, and What God has called good is mocked. Just when you think it won’t get any worse,...

 

Drought in Nebraska Causing Concern as Farmers Prepare for Planting

There’s an old wives’ tale in farming: Seven years of drought and seven years of good conditions. Galen Roebke, Seward farmer, said the current drought timeline makes him wonder if it’s true....

 

Farmland and Pasture Lease Workshop

Those interested in learning about current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations should make plans to attend an upcoming workshop in Rushville. A Farmland and Pasture Lease workshop will be held April...

 

ACE Camp Pairs Natural Resources with Summer Fun

Whether it’s a reptile wrapped around a wrist or a cool splash in the Middle Loup River, Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE) has something to offer this summer. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are now accepting registrations...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 20, 2022

Raiders Rebound With Dutch Zorn Win

Sidney's Red Raider Track and Field teams traveled to Gothenburg on Thursday to compete in the annual Dutch Zorn Invitational, and the Sidney boys bounced back from being bested for top honors by a...

 

Bulldogs Compete at Bill Kalb Invitational

Peetz's Bulldog Track and Field teams traveled to Yuma on Tuesday, April 12, to compete at the Bill Kalb Invitational at Yuma High School. The boy's team ended the day with six points and 15th place showing at of 19 teams, while the girls were...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 20, 2022

Raider Linksters Sixth at Hastings

Sidney's Red Raider Boy's Golf team traveled to Lochland Country Club in Hastings on Thursday to compete in the Hastings Tiger Invitational, and earned a sixth place showing out of nine teams. The...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Investing in Young Leaders

One of the most rewarding aspects of serving Nebraska’s Third Congressional District is the opportunities I get to engage with young people interested in government service. This spring, I’ve...

 

Sidney Public School Students Participate in INVENTURE Day

Sidney, NE – Entrepreneurship is crucial to the economic vitality of all communities.  Research shows that educational programs focused on non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills are best developed...

 

South Platte Natural Resources District Scholarship Program

South Platte NRD is pleased to announce our scholarship program to students residing within our district: Cheyenne, Deuel or Kimball counties. Our program awards one $500 scholarship to a high school senior graduating in the 2021-2022 school year....

 

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