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  • Former Sidney teacher chosen as 2017 Kentucky Derby artist

    Brandon L. Summers|May 5, 2017

    Jim Cantrell, a former Sidney art teacher, was chosen as the official artist for the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks races. He received the call from Churchill Downs last summer and completed the art in the fall. Cantrell said it was an honor to be chosen. "At first I didn't understand it, but it's turned out to be, not an ordeal, but it's something I'm not used to," he said. "All this celebrity, people stopping me on the street and that sort of thing." Cantrell was reluctant at first,...

  • City pursuing truck parking lot

    Brandon L. Summers|May 5, 2017

    The City of Sidney is pursuing a parking area for carriers displaced by a recent ordinance banning carrier trucks from parking in residential zones. “We’re looking for land initially that we could rent,” Ed Sadler, Sidney city manager said. “We have talked to some people. We have found a couple that are willing to rent us property.” A memo will be brought before the City Council at its May 9 meeting for direction. “My recommendation will be that they don’t rent anything until we would get som...

  • Commissioners approve dry camping at fairgrounds

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 5, 2017

    Cheyenne County Commissioners continue to iron out the details of fairground usage by approving dry camping with the rental of fairground buildings. According to Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh, Commissioners approved dry camping at the fairgrounds only if it is connected with a county approved event. In order to rent any building located on the fairgrounds, an application must be submitted and the event must come before the Board of Commissioners for approval. Fiegenschuh said “use of the grounds for camping will only be allowed on the...

  • Organics: Alternative ecosystem management

    Amanda Tafolla-Sutton|May 5, 2017

    Corn, barley, edible beans, millet, oats, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and other forages are grown and marketed organically in Nebraska. Organic production is a form of agriculture that relies on ecosystem management and attempts to reduce or eliminate external agricultural contributors, especially synthetic ones. Choosing to grow crops organically is not an easy choice. Keeping non-organic materials from the soil is an ongoing battle. One grower tells the Sidney Sun-Telegraph why she chose to go...

  • Don Dvorak - Service Notice

    May 5, 2017

    Don Dvorak, 74, of Potter, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Potter American Legion Hall with Pastor Ted Bourret officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial is being established. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at Gehrig Stitt Chapel to sign Don’s register book and drop off condolences for his family. You may view Don’s book of memories, leave photos, stories and condolences at A complete obituary will be published whe...

  • Veteran Robert I. Palmer

    Larry Nelson|May 5, 2017

    Robert Palmer's dad made Robert promise to finish high school before he went into the Navy. The dad, a WWI sailor, knew that if his son went off to the Navy, he would never finish high school. Robert (Bob) went to the school principal and talked with him about his status and when he could graduate? The Principal told Bob he had plenty of credits then to graduate. Bob relayed that information to his dad, who confirmed it, and the dad signed the papers allowing the 17-year-old to join the US...

  • Postcards hold interesting look into Sidney's history

    Don Ogle|May 5, 2017

    As Sidney prepares to celebrate its 150 years of history, a Colorado-based historian is looking at the town's past from a different angle. John Meissner, director with the Estes Park (Colorado) Archives recently discovered a group of collectables with ties to Sidney, postcards by a renowned photographer that could hold special value. Meissner has for a number of years been collecting postcard works by Harold Sanborn distributed by Sanborn Souvenir Company in the early 1900s. Part of Sanborn's...

  • Volleyball Club triumphs

    Don Ogle|May 5, 2017

    Sidney's volleyball club launched in January and ended its first season Saturday competing at a grand prix event in Casper, Wyoming. There, the nine-member team, all 12 years old or younger, was met with success. "We did very well," Coach Lucia "Lu" Howard said. "We didn't get first, but we got third, and we got third out of 18 in our age group. I am very proud. This being the end of our season, it's kind of heartbreaking that it's over, but I'm very proud of the girls." Howard started the...

  • Catherine Sue Stone - Obituary

    May 5, 2017

    Catherine Sue Stone, age 59 passed away Monday, May 1st, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Cathy was born June 6, 1957, to Francis Marion Stone and Eloise (Nues) Stone, at the Sidney Memorial Hospital. Cathy graduated from Sidney High School. She worked during her senior year as a waitress. After graduation she worked at Memorial Hospital as a cooks helper. She also worked for Cabela's out a the warehouse for several years and spent 5yrs working at Golden Living Center until...