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  • Nebraska becomes 27th state to pass a Constitutional Carry gun law

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|Apr 27, 2023

    By A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph LINCOLN – Nebraska becomes the 27th state to pass a Constitutional Carry gun law which was presented to Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, R-Platte County, on April 19 and was signed into law by Pillen on Tuesday, April 25. Nebraska lawmakers voted 33-14 to pass Legislative Bill 77 (LB77) last Wednesday on its final reading after being introduced nearly four months ago on January 5 by Nebraska Sen. Tom Brewer, R-Gordon. The new law enables residents to carry c...

  • Fair board approves B.J. Jamison as opening act for Ned LeDoux

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|Apr 27, 2023

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph CHEYENNE COUNTY – Members of the Cheyenne County Fair Board (CCFB) accepted the resignation of Shelly Sutherland, discussed updates regarding the beer garden and announced Ashby, Nebraska native B.J. Jamison as the opening act for Ned LeDoux, son of renowned country singer Chris LeDoux, during it's regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 24. CCFB Board members spent considerable time discussing two opening acts and possibly not having an opening a...

  • STORIES

    William H. Benson, Columnist|Apr 27, 2023

    This past week I listened to Craig Wortmann's book, What's Your Story: Using Stories to Ignite Performance and Be More Successful. Craig encourages readers to place their stories into a matrix of sixteen cells, four columns by four rows. He identifies four columns, top to bottom: success, failure, fun, and legends. A success story is how a project succeeded. A failure story is how a project failed. A fun story is a joke. A legend story is a once-upon-a-time story, that of a hero. The idea of a m... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: Ethanol

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Apr 27, 2023

    Last week the Nebraska State Legislature began debate on LB 562, which is the priority bill of Sen. Myron Dorn of Adams, NE. LB 562 is the Adopt the E-15 Access Standard Act. The bill requires gasoline filling stations to offer E-15 gasoline at half of their pumps within five years and offers grants to filling stations to upgrade their pumps to accommodate E-15 gasoline. E-15 gasoline is a mixture of gasoline and ethanol where the percentage of ethanol in the blend never exceeds 15 percent. The... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Seventeen

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Apr 27, 2023

    "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Out of the good treasure of his heart a man brings forth good things ... for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Matthew 12:34-37 Words are spiritual containers with an expected end, Genesis 1. Words contain blessing or cursing depending on our attitude when we speak. We can sow (speak) mercy, forgiveness, hope, enthusiasm, or choose to gripe and complain. A thought sows an action, an action (saying... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor

    Brad Brothers, Potter, NE|Apr 27, 2023

    “(3) Any county, city, or village ordinance, permit, or regulation in violation of subsection (2) of this section is declared to be null and void.” This is part of the language in a new piece of legislation currently working its way through to the governor’s desk in Lincoln. This language intentionally nullifies our ability to govern at a county and city level and simply pass the power to a state level to legislate more laws in Lincoln that we then must live by on a day-to-day basis. The subject of the new law is something I actually suppo... Full story

  • Bertie Eugene Taylor

    Apr 27, 2023

    Bertie Eugene Taylor, age 73, of Casper, WY passed away January 2, 2023 as a result of Agent Orange related cancer at Central Wyoming Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE with Pastor Leon "Bud" Gillespie officiating. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Military honors will be rendered by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard and the... Full story

  • SERVICE NOTICE

    Apr 27, 2023

    Eugene (Gene) Glen Thompson, age 87, of Lander, WY, passed away on December 18, 2022. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon, April 29, 2023 in the Pleasantview Cemetery in Lodgepole, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mailed directly to: Faith Lutheran Church, 1600 Sinks Canyon Road, Lander, WY 82520 or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek, Missoula, MT 59808.... Full story

  • Francine Marie Virgil

    Apr 27, 2023

    Francine Marie Virgil, age 74, was born April 23, 1948, in Huerfano County, Colorado and passed away in Sterling, Colorado, on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Francine's 75th Birthday and Life Celebration were held on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Freedom Outreach Church in Sterling, Colorado. Francine was the owner of Let's Celebrate! bakery in Sterling, Colorado for many years as well as a Cake Decorator for Safeway in Denver and more recently in Sidney, Nebraska before retiring. She enjoyed spending... Full story

  • Busy Raiders Excel At Mitchell, Pine Bluffs and Lexington

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Apr 27, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sun-Telegraph Sidney's Red Raider Track & Field teams had a busy week, competing at the Mitchell Invitational, the Kendra Roeder Invitational in Pine Bluffs, and the Don Bader Invite in Lexington. Both boys and girls teams placed first overall at the Mitchell Invitational, the boys placed second and the girls placed sixth at the Kendra Roeder, and both teams had a good showing at the Don Bader, with only individual results available. The Mitchell competition was on Tuesday, April 18,... Full story

  • Bulldogs Blow Out Weldon Valley in Doubleheader

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Apr 27, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph The Bulldog Baseball team has had a tough time getting in the win column for the Peetz faithful, but they have been able to score runs this season. They have had difficulty keeping their opponents off the scoreboard, however, preventing the Bulldogs from getting in the win column thus far in the season. But the Peetz fortunes changed on Tuesday April 18, when they hosted a double-header against the winless Weldon Valley Warriors. Not only have the Warriors not... Full story

  • Coyotes Compete Across The Border

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Apr 27, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Potter-Dix's Coyote Track and Field teams traveled across the border into Wyoming to compete at the Kendra Roeder Invitational at Pine Bluffs High School. Both teams finished seventh in fields of 11 teams, and held their own against some of the toughest competition in the panhandle and eastern Wyoming area. The Southeast team took top honors for the boys, followed by Pine Bluffs and Niobrara County. For the girls, Burns came out on top, followed by Sidney and... Full story

  • Raiders Eighth at Gothenburg Invite

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Apr 27, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Sidney's Red Raider Boys Golf team traveled to Gothenburg on April 20, battled windy conditions and a high caliber of competition, and finished their day placing eighth in a field of 15 teams. Ogallala took top honors with a team score of 350, followed with a tie for second place with McCook and North Platte each finishing with a 353 score. Sidney was not far out of the running with a 370, but the narrow margins between the higher finishing teams showed the high... Full story

  • Sammy Swindell Takes on Phillips County Raceway in Highly Anticipated Racing Event

    Vickie Sandlin, Julesberg Advocate|Apr 27, 2023

    By Vickie Sandlin, Julesburg Advocate The Phillips County Raceway will be kicking off the season with two nights of exciting racing. Racing starts at 7:30 PM on Friday with five different IMCA divisions and Dwarfs. Come out and watch the cars fly around the track as the drivers vie for a spot for the win! This Saturday night, don't miss out on the exciting live racing action. Beginning at 6 p.m., fans can watch Sprint Cars, Lightning Sprints, Dwarfs and IMCA take to the track for an evening of... Full story

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