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  • Powerful Marketing Tool or Threat to Privacy?

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY-- A controversy popped up in Sidney when last week's City Council meeting featured a presentation by City of Sidney Economic Development Director Brandy Stone about purchasing a subscription for Placer.AI., an intelligence software product that promises to deliver valuable information to the Economic Development Department. This information would enable Sidney Economic Development workers as well as local businesses to better assess where visitors and...

  • Potter Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27

    May 23, 2024

    The day in Potter will begin with a service at Prairie West Church, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a program at the cemetery, starting at 11:00 a.m. A potluck meal follows, at the church....

  • ALLO Providing Chance at Free Internet to Local Non Profits

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    As part of ALLO Fiber's Community Connect program, they are offering all Sidney non profit organizations the opportunity to utilize their services completely free of charge for the next three years. To apply for the Community Connect program, applications will be accepted until May 31st with one application accepted per organization, then the selection process will begin with the winning nonprofits being awarded the free three year service. The application can be found at ALLO's website:...

  • 2024 Primary Results

    May 23, 2024

  • Petition Drive Update

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|May 23, 2024

    One of the questions we often receive about the EPIC Option Consumption Tax concerns the two ballot initiatives. Many folks ask us, "How is the petition drive doing?" Today I am prepared to give an update and I have some very good news to report. The EPIC Option Consumption Tax currently has two petition drives running concurrently to put two separate ballot initiatives on the ballot for the voters to decide on November 5. The first ballot initiative would eliminate all taxes other than...

  • Biden has disastrously misplayed the politics of Gaza

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|May 23, 2024

    It's bad enough that President Joe Biden is playing politics with the war in Gaza, but even worse -- at least for his purposes -- that he is doing it so poorly. Biden may imagine that he is maneuvering with incredible skill -- subtly balancing geopolitics, alliance management and domestic imperatives --when he is really upsetting all sides in the course of further undermining his already-rickety presidency. This is less Otto von Bismarck than Jimmy Carter minus the Camp David Accords. A couple...

  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Bill Benson, Columnist|May 23, 2024

    In Topeka, Kansas, on February 20, 1943, a black girl named Linda Brown was born. When still a child in the early 1950's, her father, Oliver Brown, was required to drive Linda to an all-black school five miles across Topeka, when an all-white school, the Sumner School, was a few blocks distant from Oliver's home. Oliver was angry. An assistant pastor at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, he joined the NAACP and other plaintiffs to file a lawsuit against Topeka's Board of Education,...

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 21

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|May 23, 2024

    "Lord, what would You have me to do?" Acts 9. This is not the first time Saul of Tarsus had asked questions of Jesus of Nazareth. I believe Saul to be the Apostle Paul, the rich young ruler of Mark 9. (The most complete picture of the young ruler, narrated by Peter to John Mark, author of the book. Peter may have seen himself reflected in this historic encounter). There are two kinds of people; believers and unbelievers, givers and takers. Both Peter and Saul, cum Paul, would face the reality...

  • Local Pheasants Forever Chapter Teaches Leyton Students The Importance of Pollinators

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    Leyton Public Schools 3rd and 4th grade classes were treated to a special "field" day promoting pollination, sponsored by the local Pheasants Forever High Plains Chapter #278. As part of the Pollination Program, biologists from the Panhandle were brought in to visit with students about the vital importance of pollinators not only to wildlife habitats but to our own lives as well. The PF Chapter then gifted students with orange t-shirts that read, "Pollinator Habitat Protect Pheasants Forever,"...

  • 2024 Nebraska Soil Health School has successful launch

    Chabella Guzman, UNL PREEC communications|May 23, 2024

    By Chabella Guzman, UNL PREEC communications The first installment of a planned 2024 Nebraska Soil Health School series was held on April 24 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab in Sidney, Neb. The event addressed the semi-arid Panhandle climate and potential management practices for soil health and had over 60 attendees. Water is the most limiting factor for growing almost anything in the Panhandle of Nebraska, from crops to cover crops. The latter is a popular topic in...

  • Sunshine Campos

    May 23, 2024

    8/6/1957 - 3/04/2024 Join us in Loving Remembrance of Sunshine Campos on June 7, 2024 at 5:30pm at Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp in Sidney.... Full story

  • Richard "Dick" C. Eckley

    May 23, 2024

    Richard “Dick” C. Eckley, age 84 of Sidney, NE passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024. A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Ted Bourret officiating. Inurnment with full Army Military Honors will on follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday, May 24, 2024 from 1-6:00 P.M. to sign Dick’s book with family present 3-6:00 P.M. You may view Dick’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos, and stories a... Full story

  • Ralph Edward Eddy

    May 23, 2024

    Ralph Edward Eddy, 68, of Dalton, Nebraska, passed away on December 22, 2023, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born on July 27, 1955, to William and Caroline (Rapozo) in Dalton, Nebraska. He grew up in Dalton attending Dalton High School, and graduated in 1973. He married Mary Norman on November 27, 1976 in Sidney, NE. They later moved to Denver, CO where they had 2 children that were his proudest accomplishments. He divorced in October 2001 and later moved to Lake Havasu City in 2008 to... Full story

  • Robert J. Teague

    May 23, 2024

    Robert J. Teague, age 88 of Lodgepole, NE passed away at SRMC Extended Care on Thursday, May 9, 2024. Military graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Lodgepole, NE with PMA Wayne Fraass officiating. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Tuesday from 1-6:00 P.M. to sign Robert's book. You may view Robert's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Servi... Full story

  • Seeking Cheyenne County Participants For Virtual Run May 24-26

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    According to his mom, even from a young age, Tyler simply loved people. No matter where he would go, he couldn't leave without having met new friends. He especially loved the elderly, and he shared a special bond with them. Tyler was a student at North Platte High School, where he was a member of band, choir, football, and track. It was on the track team that he discovered his love of running. On the inside, he was hiding his struggle with his mental health. His sadness, fears, anxiety, and hope...

  • SPNRD Names District 2024 Scholarship Recipient

    May 23, 2024

    South Platte NRD is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s scholarship award program. Kimball high school graduate Braylon Miller will receive $500 toward his college education. Miller will attend Western Nebraska Community College and continue his education at Chadron State College pursuing a major in wildlife management/wildlife biology. Our scholarship program is designed to recognize achievements and encourage students who have an interest in Natural Resources, Environmental or Agricultural studies. Each year, the SPNRD awards o...

  • Medals Won, Records Toppled at Burke Stadium

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    OMAHA--Sidney's Red Raider Track & Field qualifiers traveled to Burke Stadium in Omaha late last week to compete in the 2024 NSAA Class B Track & Field Championships and, as has been throughout the season, the Red Raider and Lady Raider standouts shined on the podium with their earned medals while breaking many records in the competition. The Lady Raider qualifiers were outstanding in the competition, led by seniors Karsyn Leeling, Chloe Ahrens, Payton Schrotberger and Talissa Tanquary. The Lady...

  • Leyton, Potter-Dix and Creek Valley Qualifiers Compete at State Meet

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    OMAHA--The Leyton, Potter-Dix and Creek Valley schools sent their qualifiers to the NSAA 2024 Class D State Championship Meet at Omaha Burke Stadium late last week. A number of qualifiers were able to medal in the competition, with school records being broken at the event. For Creek Valley, senior Samantha Marin medaled in the 1600 Meters, placing sixth with a time of 5:38.83, a personal best for her. Marin also placed eighth in the 3200 Meters with a time of 12:56.38. Senior Anna Speirs placed...

  • Celebrated Sidney Senior Receives Rural Health Opportunities Program Scholarship

    May 23, 2024

    Siona Kshirsagar, daughter of Sachin and Stutika Kshirsagar, is an extraordinary young lady who has earned a 4.0 GPA, while taking honors and dual credit courses, and has completed job shadowing and internships with local medical personnel all throughout her four years at Sidney High School. Some of her most notable achievements include earning the 2020 Cheyenne County Spelling Bee Champion title and the 2022 Chadron Scholastic Champion in Health Sciences. During her senior year, Siona was...

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