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Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

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  • Commissioners seek bids for ambulatory services, approves motor grader purchase

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 18, 2023

    By A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph CHEYENNE COUNTY – Cheyenne County Commissioners (CCC) voted to have the county attorney and clerk immediately draft bid requests for a new ambulatory services while it continues to work with Regional West Emergency Medical Services (RWEMS) to provide month-to-month services in the meantime. At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 15, CCC held a lengthy discussion with various members of ambulatory and emergency management services around t... Full story

  • Well Church unveils newly created Popkorn Express trailer

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 18, 2023

    SIDNEY – Despite a healthy wind and the occasional sprinkles, the Well Church, Fox Theater, Adams Industries and Cheyenne County Chamber unveiled the newly created Popkorn Express trailer, a mobile food and entertainment venue for the community. Fox Theater owner John Phillips told those in attendance, "This has been a dream of Kim and I for a while – we used a coke trailer out of Scottsbluff, then management changed." Phillips told the story of how he looked at his wife Kim and asked, "why don... Full story

  • Frerichs Celebrates A Century

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 18, 2023

    It was a special day at the Sidney Regional Medical Center's Extended Care unit on Keller Drive, as resident Adeline Frerichs celebrated her 100th birthday. A big turnout of friends and loved ones turned out for her special day. Frerichs recounted the milestones of her life, from her birth and childhood in Franklin, NE, to meeting her husband and moving to Gurley. She was an active member of the community, serving on the School Board for 16 years. She has two daughters, and after her husband... Full story

  • Sidney Hands For Growing Ramping up for 2023

    May 18, 2023

    Held each Tuesday May 30th through August 8 from 9-11 am, Hands For Growing is designed for kids going into grades 6-8. This two-fold program uses fun activities to teach kids the skills necessary to grow a healthy garden and translate those lessons into skills needed to grow healthy relationships. To find out more or to register online, visit and scroll down to the “Hands For Growing” logo. You may also call Pat at 308-254-2828, Adrienne at 308-436-2787 or email [email protected] Sponsored by The Doves Program in Sid... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: Buffalo Soldiers

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|May 18, 2023

    May is budget month for the State of Nebraska in the Unicameral Legislature. The main budget for the year will add up to $10.7 billion. The Legislature has been busy debating four primary budget bills, so today I would like to tell you about a few items in the budget that will benefit Western Nebraska. Fort Robinson is first on the list. Fort Robinson stands to receive $20 million dollars to be used for improvements to the fort. $2 million has been designated to memorialize the all-Black... Full story

  • The pen is always mightier than the sword

    A. Marie Hamilton, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 18, 2023

    SIDNEY – "With great power – comes great responsibility," Uncle Ben said to Peter Parker, aka Spiderman. There's a fine line between being a good steward of news and holding the powers that be accountable – and becoming a vigilante. When heated and even passionate opinion becomes an ego-driven fact, you have now crossed the line; sprinkle in a little bit of anger and/or fear and now you've become a vigilante. Newspapers are held responsible according to extremely high standards set natio... Full story

  • The Low Bush Moose

    Mike Sunderland, Columnist|May 18, 2023

    I often regaled my family with stories of my childhood in Alaska as we sat around the table after dinner. I remember getting up early that morning long ago... "Put the cooler in the trunk" Dad said. Excited by the prospect of my first hunting trip, I played pack mule, lugging equipment to Uncle Norman's vehicle. Norman teased, "Think you'll be able to bring down a moose with your popgun?" I grinned and kept loading. On my 10th birthday I received a .22 cal. single-shot bolt-action rifle. I knew... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week Twenty-one

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|May 18, 2023

    "Seek the Lord all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility, that you will be hidden [in the day of trouble]. Zephaniah 2:3. Does this not highlight "Seek, first, the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33? Of course! Does prayer change things? Prayer is a spirit-to-Spirit exercise; a communion with God. Prayer changes the hearts of men. Men change natural circumstances accordingly. Genesis 1. Attitude, based on... Full story

  • Corlie "Faye" Fehringer

    May 18, 2023

    In the company of family, Corlie "Faye" Fehringer, 92, of Sterling Colo., formerly of Peetz Colo., passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Lemay Avenue Health & Rehab Facility in Fort Collins. To celebrate Faye's life, viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m., and visiting with family from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Thursday, May 18 followed by Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m., held at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home in Sterling. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Fr... Full story

  • Robert A. "Bob" Beyer

    May 18, 2023

    Robert A. "Bob" Beyer, age 83, of Sidney, went home to join the Lord and his wife, Patricia, on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Sidney Regional Medical Center after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. A Rosary Service will be held at 9:15 A.M. Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dalton, NE with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father Tim Stoner officiating. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Dalton immediately following services at... Full story

  • Raider Duo Ready To Take Home The Gold

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 18, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph A close friendship that started in fifth grade through their interest in sports has two Sidney High School juniors on the brink of winning state championships at the NSAA Track & Field Meet in Omaha this week. Sidney juniors Chloe Ahrens and Karsyn Leeling visited with the Sun-Telegraph, and told their stories of how they met, the years of competing in multiple sports, and the rewards that all of that hard work and dedication have brought. Readers may recognize... Full story

  • Area Seniors Selected For East/West All-Star Games

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 18, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph The 39th West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball game and 45th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football game will both be held June 10 in Scottsbluff. The volleyball game will be played at 2 p.m. at WNCC's Cougar Palace, and the football game will be played at 7 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium. Proceeds from the games will benefit local charitable and non-profit organizations. The teams are divided into East and West and are made up of seniors, with Cheyenne's County's... Full story

  • Going to Omaha and Achieving Dreams

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 18, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph Burke Stadium in Omaha will be bustling on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week as the NSAA holds their annual State Championship Track and Field meet, and Cheyenne County will be well-represented in the event as it send the best of their track and field standouts to compete for a medal. It begins with Sidney High School, the class B entrant, and their slate of seven boy and seven girl qualifiers. For the girls, all eyes will be on Karsyn Leeling and Chloe... Full story