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  • Council convenes for 'goal setting retreat' Thursday evening

    Anthony Ruiz|Apr 22, 2016

    The Sidney City Council had a change in venue for their special "goal setting retreat" meeting held Thursday evening, convening in the meeting room at the Hampton Inn located at 635 Cabela's Dr., to discuss and prioritize their long-term and short-term goals for their new city manager as well as city staff. "It's for me to pass down to staff," Sidney City Manager Ed Sadler said. "'This is (the council's) priorities. These are their expectations of you.'" The retreat was facilitated by Nebraska...

  • BWS survivor Jessica Stokes awarded medal, donation from Just for Kix dance group

    Amanda Tafolla|Apr 22, 2016

    Last month, Jessica Stokes was awarded the Hero Medal by her dance group Just for Kix in recognition of her battle with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, a condition she has lived with since birth. Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, or BWS, is an overgrowth disorder, usually present at birth, characterized by an increased risk of childhood cancer and certain congenital features. "The JFK hero medal was awarded to Jessica for her strength, courage and positive attitude as she faces the challenges of living...

  • WNCC campus awards ceremony held Thursday

    Amanda Tafolla|Apr 22, 2016

    Western Nebraska Community College held their 2016 Sidney Campus Awards Ceremony at the Sidney Municipal Airport on Thursday. The ceremony recognized various students from the Sidney campus for their achievements throughout the 2015-2016 academic year....

  • Arrow of Light Ceremony and reorganization of Troop 36

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Apr 22, 2016

    On Sunday, April 17, friends and family of Cub Scout Pack 36 gathered at the Peetz Community Center to celebrate the achievement of the Arrow of Light for Scouts Michael Ramos and Brenden Shepard. The Arrow of Light is the highest award a Cub Scout can receive. The festivities began with the flag ceremony involving the cub pack, led by Cubmaster Dave Vallier. Craig Herboldsheimer, pack committee chairman, welcomed everyone and introduced the adult pack committee members Robyn Schumacher and...

  • CSC health professions students advance to graduate schools

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Apr 22, 2016

    Leah Uhlir of Sidney was among Chadron State College health professions students advanced to graduate schools. Uhlir is studying physical therapy. Health Professions students were honored at the annual Health Professions banquet Thursday, April 14.. Kristal Kuhnel, director of Health Professions, congratulated the students on their accomplishments and wished them well in their future endeavors. CSC alumni Dr. Andrew Leider and Dr. Abby Grosse-Rhode, both of Alliance, Nebraska, spoke to the group about what to expect in graduate school and in...

  • Community Calendar 04-22-16

    Apr 22, 2016

    Ongoing Raiders, Human Development class is accepting toy donations for the Raiders Reaching Out project. These toys will be used as reward and rehabilitation aid for kids with conditions like cerebral palsy, autism, and Phiffer’s syndrome. Donations will be accepted Tuesday April 19 through Tuesday, April 26. Toys include rubber balls with textures like nubbies and koosh balls, toy cars especially if the hoods and doors open, blocks and legos, small cardboard books especially if they have textures, small action figures, whistles, balloons, j...

  • Good Old Days - 04-22-16

    Apr 22, 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 'Mayor WIll Dedicate Big Program; 10,000 Trees go In Ground Through Area' April 20, 1966 The sound of post hole diggers cutting into the ground, the crunch of shovels overturning earth and the good noise of dedicated people at work will be heard all day Friday as the Cheyenne County Centennial tree...