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Articles from the May 25, 2023 edition

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  • Two Lose Big in Winners Heist

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 25, 2023

    SIDNEY – Sidney Police Department (SPD) Chief Joe Aikens announced the department made two arrests in the Winners burglary and issued a statement. "We began working this case as soon as it was reported and evidence provided to us by the establishment led us to making two arrests," Aikens told the Sun-Telegraph. On Monday, January 2, at approximately 2:40 a.m. at Winners in Sidney, 574 Chase Blvd., an entertainment venue featuring skill games with payouts with other video games and pool t... Full story

  • Bikers ride to bring awareness to children's mental health on Pony Express Line

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 25, 2023

    By A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY – Sidney Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) and Sidney Police Department (SPD) pulled out all the stops for children at Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) and Sidney CASA during the 16th Annual Pony Express Ride Across Nebraska tour to advocate for children's mental health awareness on Thursday. One in six youth will experience a mental health crisis this year, an alarming statistic the Pony Express Ride Across Nebraska group hopes to h... Full story

  • Local early childhood organization recognized for high quality childcare.

    Tiffany Jones, Center Director|May 25, 2023

    by Tiffany Jones, Center Director Sidney, NE – Kid’s Korner-The Community Center for Early Child Development has been recognized by Nebraska Step Up to Quality for its commitment to quality childcare and education. Step Up to Quality programs go beyond state licensing requirements to better serve the needs of young children and their families and to prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond. With 90 percent of brain development occurring before age 5, early childcare and education is crucial to a child’s future success. Early learn... Full story

  • Local Board to Deal with Vacancies

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 25, 2023

    LODGEPOLE – According to Village of Lodgepole authorities, three members of the Lodgepole Board of Trustees submitted their resignations from the board earlier this month. Currently, the board consists of five members; if the board should accept the resignations of all three members at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 6, it would leave the board without a quorum as required by Nebraska Open Meetings Act and statutory requirements. Which would mean, the Village of Lodgepole would not be a... Full story

  • June 17th is the next Saturday available to get to the Sidney Landfill

    May 25, 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

  • Backing The Blue

    Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator, Nebraska|May 25, 2023

    From our southern border to our own backyard, law enforcement are essential to our safety and security. These courageous women and men in blue make the Good Life we enjoy in Nebraska possible. They put their lives on the line to enforce our laws and keep our streets safe. As we celebrate National Police Week, this week, let us recognize the service of those who chose a job that requires the utmost integrity. While other states attempt to defund the police, Nebraskans respect and support the... Full story

  • Donald Trump body-slams CNN

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|May 25, 2023

    A viral video that caused outrage a few years ago had Donald Trump body-slamming the cable network CNN personified as a professional wrestler. This "MAGA" fantasy was all but made a reality at a CNN townhall with the former president in New Hampshire the other night. Trump steamrolled the moderator Kaitlan Collins, relentlessly stuck to his most outrageous contentions on everything from Jan. 6 to claims the 2020 election was stolen, lit up the audience of supportive Republicans, and proved that... Full story

  • Native Americans and Education

    Bill Benson, Columnist|May 25, 2023

    In National Geographic's May edition, the writer Suzette Brewer, member of the Cherokee Nation, wrote an article about "the some 500 federally funded boarding schools for Native children opened in the U.S and Canada in the 1800s." Catholic or Protestant missionaries, intent on converting the students to Christianity and to white men's culture, oversaw many of these schools, all designed to indoctrinate the students in the missionaries' specific theology. Brewer calls these schools "places of hor... Full story

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

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|May 25, 2023

    "The fear (reverence) of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility (submitting under the Mighty Hand of God)." Proverbs 15:33; James 4:10 Why fear today's hubbub and craze? God is faithful, just and true. He cannot lie. His Plan will be effective, for He has spoken, "So shall My Word be, that goes from My mouth. It shall not return to Me void (empty, fruitless), but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing (Plan, people, nation) to... Full story

  • Marcus A. Hartzler

    May 25, 2023

    Marcus Alan Hartzler, age 32, of Crete, NE formerly of Sidney, passed away in Crete on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 22, 2023 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Chad Rademacher officiating. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite NFL or Husker attire. Marcus was a Kansas City Chiefs fan, and proud of it! Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery at Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt... Full story

  • Ronald R. Heuck, Sr.

    May 25, 2023

    Ronald R. Heuck, Sr., 81, of Lodgepole, passed away May 3, 2023, at the Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland CO. He was born in Omaha NE on June 26, 1941 to Esther Christensen Heuck and Raymond C. Heuck. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spent his life ranching and farming. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Richard, his son, Ronald Heuck, Jr. and four grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Wilma J. (Jeanie) Hauck, and five daughters and their husbands, Roseanne (Bill) Ralph of Tulsa OK, Dinneen (Shad) Pittam of... Full story

  • R. Wayne "Patch" Ladely, Sr.

    May 25, 2023

    R. Wayne "Patch" Ladely, Sr. R. Wayne 'Patch' Ladely, Sr. age 82 of Sunol, NE passed on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 with family by his side at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Faith Methodist Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Cremation has been held. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and... Full story

  • Bruce A. Leypoldt

    May 25, 2023

    Bruce A. Leypoldt, age 73, of Sidney, passed away in Aurora, CO on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, June 26, 2023 at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Kyle Larson officiating. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop to sign Bruce's book and leave... Full story

  • Leeling and Ahrens Strike Gold in Omaha

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 25, 2023

    It was an historic day for a Sidney Red Raider Track and Field team that sent a slate of qualifiers with high expectations, and at the end of the second day's competition, the Red Raiders were heading home with four individual State Titles. It wasn't the biggest of surprises to take home four gold medals, two each by junior Lady Raiders Chloe Ahrens and Karsyn Leeling. In many ways the finishes from all of the Red Raider athletes were pretty much as predicted prior to the competition. But that i... Full story

  • Benish Brings Home The Gold

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 25, 2023

    The area's Class D schools sent their NSAA State Meet qualifiers to Omaha for competition on Friday and Saturday, and at least one area athlete had the trip of her life, ending with a Gold Medal. Leyton sophomore Zaili Benish capped her outstanding sophomore season in Track by stunning the field and ripping off a personal best time in the 300 Meter Hurdles, her strongest event, edging the runner-up while leaving the rest of the runners in the dust in a Gold Medal winning performance. Benish... Full story

  • Beier, Dillehay Qualify For State Golf Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|May 25, 2023

    Sidney's Red Raider Boys Golf team finished off their regular season schedule at the District B-4 Tournament at Hillside Golf Course on Tuesday, May 16th, after wet weather pushed back the tournament from its originally scheduled date on Monday. The very best of the district descended upon Sidney for the tournament, and at the end of the competition, two Red Raider golfers qualified for the State Tournament this week. Seniors John Beier and Jaeden Dillehay both had a 9 over par round, and their... Full story