Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

Articles from the May 3, 2013 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 15 of 15

  • Lawyer for Jodi Arias makes closing arguments

    Associated Press|May 3, 2013

    PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for Jodi Arias began his closing argument Friday by imploring jurors to take an impartial view of the case and his client — even if they don’t like her. Arias smiled broadly when defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi told the jury: “It’s not about whether or not you like Jodi Arias. Nine days out of 10, I don’t like Jodi Arias. ... But that doesn’t matter.” Arias said she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense, but prosecutors say it was an act of first-degree...

  • Miller forges ahead without pass-rushing partner

    Associated Press|May 3, 2013

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has a couple of new pass-rushing partners. What he really needs with Elvis Dumervil bolting to Baltimore is a new nickname. Upon joining the Denver Broncos in 2011, Miller proclaimed that Dumervil was “Batman,” and that made him “Robin.” But with Miller piling up 30 sacks over the last two seasons to Dumervil’s 201⁄2, “Doom & Gloom” became a more fitting moniker. Dumervil signed with the Ravens as a free agent in March after a fax fiasco in Denver during a contract renegotiation, so Miller...

  • Academic All-State award winners

    May 3, 2013

     Full story

  • Recorder recital

    May 3, 2013

     Full story

  • Paul Beyer Awarded 4-H Council Scholarship

    May 3, 2013

    The Cheyenne County 4-H Council is proud to announce that Paul Beyer is the recipient of the 2013 4-H Council Scholarship. Paul is an 11-year member of 4-H and has served as president of the Junior Leaders and Bunker Hillbillies 4-H Clubs. Paul is a senior at Sidney High School and is the son of Mike and Melinda Beyer of Sidney. Paul plans to study theology at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information about volunteering or joining 4-H in Cheyenne County, please call the Cheyenne County Extension office at 308-254-4455...

  • Registration dates for Creek announced

    May 3, 2013

    Creek Valley Middle School and High School announces pre-registration dates for the 2013-2014 school year. Creek Valley High School students will receive their class schedule and registration information on Monday, May 13. Students must return their class registrations to the CVHS Counselor’s office no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Creek Valley Middle School students also received their class schedule and registration information on Monday, May 13. CVMS students must return their class registration to the middle school office no later...

  • Syria

    May 3, 2013

    Editor, President Obama drew a line, with very little thought what would happen if the government in Syria ignored him. We, the people of the United States, don’t need to become involved anymore than we already are in the Middle East. We shouldn’t just walk but run as fast as we can to get out and let all the different sect’s of Islam settle their differences.    It appears everyone in Washington DC is experiencing a loss of memory. Isn’t this how we became involved in Vietnam?  We sent supplies, then advisor and before the public... Full story

  • Our view

    Sun-Telegraph|May 3, 2013

    Maybe it just appears as though politicians and pundits are more prone to fabrication and logical flaws these days. The 24-hour news cycle, the advent of online programming and the election of those appealing to narrow electorates allow for such abuses, after all. But neither party benefits from misstatements, selective data or outright abandonment of fact. On the house floor, Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Tex.) charged during a diatribe against revisions to FBI intelligence terminology in training manuals under the Obama administration that “they ca... Full story

  • It's Mines

    Tina Mines, Special for the Sun-Telegraph|May 3, 2013

    As graduation rapidly approaches and yet another school year is winding down, for many life seems to pick up pace and a different kind of schedule adopted. Kids are starting the last day of school count down, much like they do for Christmas break, and adults start to make arrangements to accommodate the three months of no school. Nonetheless, everyone in the family making plans for the summer; adults looking forward to summer vacation with the family, away from work and the stress there; kids looking forward to the long days of hanging out...

  • Wilma Thomas

    May 3, 2013

    Wilma Thomas 1917 to 2013 Hastings resident, Wilma Thomas, 95, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings. Services and burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Village. There will be no viewing or visitation. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Wilma Thomas was born August 29, 1917 to William...

  • Chamber honors SVFD with 'heroes' award

    Lisana Eckenrode, Sun-Telegraph|May 3, 2013

    The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce created a new award in 2012, “Heroes Among Us.” This year’s recipients are all of the area fire departments because of the hard work that they did while they were fighting the wildfires in 2012 that burned nearly 6000 acres in Cheyenne, Kimball and Banner Counties. Awards are being given to the Sidney, Dalton, Potter, Gurley and Lodgepole volunteer fire departments. At the Chamber of Commerce banquet, all of the firemen were recognized and those...

  • Boston Marathon suspect's remains claimed

    Associated Press|May 3, 2013

    BOSTON — A mortuary familiar with Muslim services will handle funeral arrangements for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a gunbattle with police after an intense manhunt, a funeral director said Friday. Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, confirmed his facility will handle Tsarnaev’s arrangements, but he could not say whether he has possession of the body. Stefan said everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of their death and he is...

  • National Day of Prayer observed in Sidney

    Lisana Eckenrode, Sun-Telegraph|May 3, 2013

    To observe the National Day of Prayer, a group from Sidney met in front of the City of Sidney offices on Thursday. Participant Martina Drewes said, “We are meeting at Noon because people have lunch breaks around that time and may be able to participate and people across the nation are beginning at the same time.” Organizer Jennifer Ernst says that the National Day of Prayer was established by President George W. Bush as a non-denominational day for everyone to come together to pray. Ernst...

  • New plants, annual event signal start of spring

    Hannah Van Ree, Sun-Telegraph|May 3, 2013

    Excited for spring, Teresa Grant, owner and operator of Sidney Floral and Gift Shop, and her master gardeners received their first load of plants and flowers yesterday as part of their second Sidney Floral and Greenhouse Too! event. The arrival of the truck full of plants yesterday marks the first day plants at the greenhouse will be available for purchase, and the event will last until June 15 - if the weather stays cool enough for the plants. “We will close June 15 and that’s tentative dep... Full story

  • Run supports Wounded Warrior Project

    Hannah Van Ree, Sun-Telegraph|May 3, 2013

    In Bridgeport, Neb. tomorrow many will gather and run in support of United States military veterans and those still serving. The Bridgeport Police Department has teamed up with staff at the Prairie Winds Community Center to host a program of events on Saturday, May 4 to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization aimed at “honoring and empowering” soldiers that have been wounded while protecting and serving the U.S. According to WWP officials, the purpose of the organization is...