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Articles from the May 22, 2015 edition

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 By Ryan Hermens    Community    May 22, 2015

Commissioners hear update on proposed fairground building project

An effort to construct a new building at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds is moving along. Members of the Cheyenne County Fair Building Committee provided an update on the group's progress at a county...


West Elementary honors Presidential Education Award winners

West Elementary School in Sidney recently recognized its Presidential Education Award winners for the 2014-15 sixth-grade class. Students earn the Gold Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence by maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 and above...


City offices closed for Memorial Day

The City of Sidney will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. All city departments will be closed including the landfill and the library. The Dial-a-ride bus and Stage Line bus will not be running. The Solid Waste Department... Full story


Rollover outside of town

A single-vehicle accident left a car stuck in a ditch amongst trees after it rolled off of Lincoln Highway 30. The crash was reported Friday morning near Gold Rush Byway and Generic Motel outside of... Full story


Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871

"When a white army battles Indians and wins, it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre." – Chiksika, Shawnee. In 1871, Henry Warren had contracted with the U.S. Army to...


Vera Colleen Brauer

Vera Colleen Brauer, 82 of Gurley, passed away at her home Thursday morning, May 21, 2015. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the Salem Lutheran Church in Gurley with... Full story


Chadron State College announces President's and Dean's lists

CHADRON, Neb. – Chadron State College has announced the names of 636 undergraduate students who qualify for the institution’s spring 2015 academic honors lists. The president’s list, which requires a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0...


Sidney's Heidemann earns degree from Doane College

CRETE, Neb. – Sidney’s Ashley Morgan Heidemann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Doane College during spring 2015 graduation ceremonies. Doane College awarded 219 degrees to undergraduates at its School of Arts...


Local students earn degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan

LINCOLN, Neb. — Dr. Fred Ohles, president of Nebraska Wesleyan University, awarded degrees to approximately 565 undergraduate and graduate students during Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 126th annual commencement earlier this month. Local...


Sidney's Geiger earns degree from Hastings College

HASTINGS, Neb. – Sidney’s Hope Greyson Geiger received a Bacherlor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Hastings College on May 16. Hastings College handed out degrees to 235 undergraduates and eight Master of Arts in Teaching students...


Sidney's Dunton earns degree from University of Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. – Sidney’s Christine Dunton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado during spring 2015 graduation ceremonies on May 8-9. She was among about 2,000 undergraduate and graduate...


Community Calendar 05-22-15

Friday, May 22 Pairs-N-Half-A-Pair Square Dance Club will have a Graduation Dance at the IOOF Hall in Gering, from 7 to 9 p.m. with Lucky calling. Pot luck dinner will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24 Senior Citizen and Friends Dance will be held on... Full story


Producers must report prevented planting, failed acres

Brad Fraass, executive director of Cheyenne County USDA Farm Service Agency, reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility. Producers must report crop acreage they intended to...

 By C.J. Cornelius    Opinion    May 22, 2015

Letter to the Editor: 'Global warming' least of Obama's concerns

Dear Editor: With the current fiasco in Iraq and Syria, the President is telling the Coast Guard and the American public that the real problem we are facing is “global warming.” The mess in Iraq is his problem and he can no longer blame it on G.W... Full story

 By Jim Gerhold    Community    May 22, 2015

Divine Design: Blueprints for Daily Living

Imagine this, if you will. Before the Grand Canyon was formed, before the sun rose in the East and set in the West, before the mountains were formed, before creation began … even before running water … we were on God’s mind. In fact, we were in...


Good Old Days 05-22-15

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 May 24,...

 By Ryan Hermens    Sports    May 22, 2015


The Sidney American Legion baseball season gets underway this Sunday afternoon at Legion Park. The Junior and Senior teams held their annual Red/Black scrimmage on Thursday night. SIDNEY SENIOR LEGION...


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