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Articles from the December 4, 2015 edition

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Leyton students welcome the holidays

Students at Leyton Elementary School welcomed the holiday season on Thursday evening with their annual Christmas program. Nearly every seat in the school's gymnasium was full as kindergarten through...


Nebraska releases school accountability data

The Nebraska Department of Education released the results of its new accountability model on Friday, and every school in Cheyenne County ranked "Good" or above. AQuESTT – or accountability for a...


2016 dog tags now available

Dog tags for 2016 in the City of Sidney are now available and being issued to pet owners. The tags are available at the Sidney Police Department, located at 1715 Illinois Street. Owners must bring in a certificate of current rabies vaccination for...


Locals pack Shelter House for Tree of Remembrance ceremony

Sidney Regional Medical Center Hospice's annual Tree of Remembrance ceremony brought out several locals to the Shelter House in Legion Park Thursday night. The ceremony featured a talk from Sidney...


Irrigation and nitrogen training available online

For the first time, irrigators will have the option to obtain their irrigation and nitrogen certificate through an online course designed to make it easier to complete the necessary training and achieve certification for the next four years. All...


Kathleen Rhea Jensen

Kathleen Rhea Jensen, 72, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, at her home. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. Her... Full story


Vernon L. 'Red' Rood

Vernon L. 'Red' Rood, 89 of Sidney, passed away at the SRMC Extended Care, Monday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran... Full story


Community Calendar 12-04-15

Upcoming Enduring Stitches will be hosting a quilt display from Monday to Thursday next week from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, quilts will be on display from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Quilts will also be... Full story


Court Briefs 12-04-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County District Court on Dec. 2, 2015, before the Honorable Derek Weimer: Devan Cook, 22, of Sidney, appeared for arraignment on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, which is a Class IV felony. A... Full story


Letter To The Editor - Reader: Cabela's should think about residents, not shareholders

Dear Editor, In the “interest of shareholders,” Cabela’s seems ready to destroy a vibrant town and negatively impact the lives of thousands of hard working residents. Always sad to see what can happen when a great company goes public. The... Full story


Christmas Eve in No Man's Land

It was Christmas Eve in “No man’s land!” “No Man’s Land” is a phrase used for turf that hasn’t been taken over by an opposing army or troupe. It is usually deemed necessary to be occupied by those in authority in order to keep the...


Good Old Days

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...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 4, 2015

Lady Raiders beat Alliance by 10 in season opener

ALLIANCE – The Sidney Lady Raiders put a smackdown on Alliance Thursday night, beating back the Lady Bulldogs, 48-38, in the first round of the Western Conference Tournament. Most of the heavy lifting in the game came from forward Maddi Porter....

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 4, 2015

PAYBACK: Sidney blasts Alliance in season opener, defeating bulldogs, 60-46

ALLIANCE – When the Sidney Red Raiders boys’ basketball team traveled to Alliance on Thursday night, one question had to be on the mind of every Bulldogs fan as their “boys in blue” entered the locker room down by one point. “This can’t...


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