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  • Lodgepole seeks new clerk

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    By A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph LODGEPOLE – The Village of Lodgepole is seeking a new village treasurer/clerk as its former clerk is no longer with the village. Village trustees heard a number of reports from various departments, including a proposal from the Lodgepole Housing Authority to purchase a recently paid off apartment complex, and unanimously voted to help the library honor one of its long-serving librarians, Norma Michelman. Lodgepole Chairman R.J. Savely, Vice Chair G... Full story

  • SHS Cheerleader signs with Midland

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    SIDNEY – Sidney High School senior, Jesse Cortney, recently signed to commit to Midland University with a dance and cheer scholarship. His parents, brother, friends, fellow teammates, coaches and school all say Midland couldn't have chosen a better student athlete to welcome into its university. Casey and Robert Cortney, Jesse's mom and dad, said they are "overly proud of Jesse and his accomplishments – this is a sad, bittersweet and tender moment for us and we couldn't be prouder of his jou... Full story

  • May is Mental Health Awareness month

    May 11, 2023

    According to a report by Mental Health America, 21% of adults (nearly 50 million Americans) are experiencing a mental illness and over 28 million of those individuals received no treatment. It is vitally important to talk about mental health issues, as stigma is often a barrier to treatment. Mental Health America, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are just a few of the national organizations bringing awareness to mental health. Even though there are millions struggling wi... Full story

  • Summer Kickoff Features Golf and Music

    May 11, 2023

    Boss City Brewing, located inside Sam & Louie's in Sidney, is hosting their Summer Kickoff with a 9-hole, two-person scramble Shotgun Golf event at Hillside Golf Course on Friday, May 26. Golf starts at 5:15 pm, and after the event, dinner will be served and live music featuring Mud Country will be performed from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The $50 per player fee includes the meal. For more information, call Hillside Golf Course at (308) 254-2311 or visit Full story

  • Just For Kix Has Day of Dance Programs

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    Sidney Middle School was the site on Sunday for an afternoon of dancing from girls ranging from preschool age up to high school. The Just for Kix teams held a program that lasted all afternoon, with all of their age groups participating. Now in their 19th year, Just for Kix founder Donna Brown-Fort has developed programs for all ages and interests, from the "Tiny Kix" Pre-K class to the Senior Jazz team. Brown-Fort has 17 years of High School Dance & Cheer Head Coaching experience, has earned... Full story

  • May 20th is the next Saturday available to get to the Sidney Landfill

    May 11, 2023

    Hours will be from 8am until noon. Landfill charges will apply unless you have your free dump card. Free dump cards are good for residential customers only. Construction and demolition waste, commercial waste, tires and Freon containing appliances cannot be dumped with a free dump card but will be accepted at their regular disposal rates. Any questions please call the Solid Waste Department at 254-6071.... Full story

  • An Optimistic Look at the US Economy

    Bill Benson, Columnist|May 11, 2023

    Ronald Reagan won the 1980 election because of his upbeat creed, his optimism, and his sunny disposition, an attitude that contrasted to Jimmy Carter's beat-down-but-struggling talk. Reagan told the American people, "America's best days are ahead of us," and they believed him. Jimmy Carter talked about a National Malaise, ways to cut the deficit, and how to get hostages out of Iran. The American people were aghast. Warren Buffett says, "For 240 years, it has been a terrible mistake to bet... Full story

  • We Are Not Your Enemy

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|May 11, 2023

    Public officials talking about hiring hitmen to take out the publisher and reporter of a newspaper seems like something from a tense, blockbuster thriller rather than reality. Yet, in rural Oklahoma, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is currently investigating such a discussion. The McCurtain County Gazette is like most small-town newspapers. It’s family owned and operated, doesn’t have a website or digital version of its newspaper and stands as watchdog for the community. This responsibility, it seems, is what put the publisher, Bru... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: LB 818

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|May 11, 2023

    Last week we began debating budget bills in the Nebraska State Legislature. One of those bills, LB 818, appropriates $574 million for construction of the Perkins County Canal Project. That canal would deliver 1000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) to Nebraska. Funding for the Perkins County Canal became the subject of a three-hour floor debate after Omaha Sen. John Cavanaugh introduced an amendment to reduce the funding to $449 million. According to Sen. Cavanaugh Nebraska would be better... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Nineteen

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|May 11, 2023

    "A good name is better to be chosen than great riches; by humility and honor of the LORD are riches and honor and [eternal] life." Proverbs 22:1, 4 The Bible declares, Jeremiah 29:11, that when God has a job to be done, He has a baby born! We know their names even: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph. Moses, David, Daniel, Jesus, Peter, James, John and Paul – even you, even me. Father never changes. We are given a journey of preparation and spiritual growth to arrive at the crucial moment when we m... Full story

  • Dean Raymond Rexroth

    May 11, 2023

    Dean Raymond Rexroth Born: August 25, 1955 - Sidney, Nebraska Died: April 17, 2023 – Valdosta, Georgia Dean Raymond Rexroth, 67, went peacefully to the Lord on Monday April 17th, 2023, with his beloved wife, Lisa Huffman Rexroth, of 17 years and his children by his side. Dean was preceded in death by his parents Robert James and Mary Ruth Davis Rexroth, father-in-law Philip Huffman, and brother-in-law Timothy Roberts. He leaves behind his 5 children, Nichole and Dustin Janak, James and Alexa Rex... Full story

  • Red Raiders Excel at Best in the West Classic

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    Sidney sent their very best track and field stars to the annual Best in the West Classic in Scottsbluff on Tuesday, May 2, and the Red Raiders turned in many outstanding individual performances against the best competition in the area. For the boys, junior Isak Doty started off the Sidney surge with second-place finishes in the 100, 200 and 400 Meter sprints, and the 4X100 Meter Relay team of Lance Holly, Jacob Dowse, Landon Riddle and Isak Doty placed second. Senior Jacob Dowse cleared 5' 11"... Full story

  • Area Golf Teams Compete Across Panhandle

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    Cheyenne County area schools boy's Golf Teams have been extremely busy recently, making up for lost time earlier in the season due to uncooperative weather conditions. As the season winds down, many of our area golfers have picked up their game as they ready for District Tournaments and hopefully a berth in the NSAA State Tournament. Back on Monday, April 24, the Sidney team struggled on the Scottsbluff Country Club Course at the Bearcat Invitational, finishing ninth out of ten teams with a 347... Full story

  • Leyton Boys Second at Leyton HS Invite

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    A beautiful warm and sunny day with a slight breeze was on tap for the Leyton High School Invitational in Dalton on Friday, May 5, and area teams competed in the final big meet prior to the D-9 District Meet at Creek Valley High School on Wednesday, May 10. The Paxton team finished in first place for both boys and girls squads. For the boys, it was Paxton with 149 points followed by Leyton with 121 points and Kimball with 118. For the girls, Paxton with 117 points was followed by Kimball with... Full story

  • Shooting Sports Remain Popular in Sidney

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    Sidney's Shooting Park, as well as a few other locations in the Cheyenne County area, are busy with shooters competing in all different events and disciplines. On the first weekend of each month, Defensive Pistol Matches are held at the range. Following the USPSA level 1 match format, shooters complete four or five stages, shooting 80 to 100 rounds. For information on how to register, call or text Thomas Mitchell at 713-542-3222 to get a link to register online on Practiscore. The group also has... Full story

  • Marin Signs to Cheer for Chadron State

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    Creek Valley senior Emily Marin signed her commitment letter to attend Chadron State College, and participate on the Cheer Team in the Fall, on Wednesday, May 3. Family and friends celebrated the event at Creek Valley High School as Marin took the next step in furthering her education to become a teacher focused on Middle Education. Marin's favorite subject at Creek Valley was creative writing. She decided on Chadron State College due to the familiarity with the campus and facilities from the... Full story

  • Polk Signs With Wayne State Dance Team

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 11, 2023

    Creek Valley senior Chaeli Polk signed a commitment letter on Wednesday, May 3, to attend Wayne State College and compete on the Dance Team. Polk was joined by family and friends at the signing ceremony at Creek Valley High School. Polk said she had other offers from schools, but felt that Wayne State was the right fit for her. "I visited Hastings College and they offered a scholarship, but it didn't feel right for me there. Wayne State felt like home and I knew immediately it was where I... Full story