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Articles from the May 29, 2015 edition

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Regional West Hospice seeking volunteers

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Regional West Hospice (previously Prairie Haven Hospice) is seeking volunteers to help patients and their families. The role of a hospice volunteer varies. It could mean staying with the patient for an hour while their caregiver...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    May 29, 2015

Organization creates endowment for county projects

A Cheyenne County charitable organization has established an endowment to support community projects, programs and people. The Cheyenne County Fund was established in 2013 and encompasses Potter, Sidney, Dalton Gurley, Lodgepole – and the entire...


Boys' State program begins this weekend

LINCOLN – Nearly 390 high school juniors from across Nebraska will be participating in American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State, May 31-June 5 at the University of Nebraska Lincoln downtown campus. The annual citizenship program, sponsored by the N...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    May 29, 2015

Getting ready for Friday night football

New Sidney High School football coach Chris Koozer is guiding the Red Raiders through drills at a camp this week. More photos in sports, page 9A.... Full story


Sidney swimming pool fundraising watch

Fundraising efforts are underway for the new swimming pool planned for Sidney. A $250,000 matching grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation will be contributed to the project if $750,000 in community... Full story


Across The Fence: Fort Sanders, a forgotten fort on the U.P. line

As the Union Pacific Railroad stretched its ribbon of steel across the Great Plains, "End of Track" towns sprang up faster than a desert flower after a spring rain. Although not near as pleasing to...


Court Briefs 05-29-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Monday, May 26, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Justin Butts, age 30 of Sidney, appeared for a preliminary hearing on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, a class IV felony.... Full story


Community Calendar 05-29-15

Friday, May 29 The Sidney Public Library will kick off the Summer Reading Program on Friday, May 29 at the library, located at 1112 12th Ave. Signups begin at 6:30 p.m., and a family movie will follow at 7 p.m. Bring blankets and low lawn chairs,... Full story

 By Stan Fox    Opinion    May 29, 2015

Letter To The Editor: Kudos to Sidney H.S.: State champs in track

Dear Editor: It just feels great to know that our “Red Raiders” high school track and field team are Nebraska’s Class B state champs! The early-season goal setting, dreams of improvement, setting personal records, winning districts and,... Full story

 By Jan Knicely    Community    May 29, 2015

O Lord, teach us to pray

I am sure most all of us have had times in our lives when we wondered if God was really hearing our prayers. There are so many life situations that can make us feel that way. Maybe a prayer, prayed for a long time seemingly goes unanswered, and even...


Good Old Days 05-29-15

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 June 2,...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    May 29, 2015


New Sidney High School football coach Chris Koozer, right, has been holding workouts this week to put some of the returning players through drills. Koozer was previously an assistant coach at Grand... Full story


Local boys, girls chosen for all-star basketball games

The annual Panhandle Prep All-Star Game is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff with several local players having been selected to play. The exhibition selects recently graduated seniors from Panhandle high schools. The...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    May 29, 2015

Storm's Godfrey fares well at state

Creek Valley sophomore Brett Godfrey, who qualified to play in the Class D NSAA Boys State Golf Championships as an individual, played some of his best golf of the season despite a troubled final...


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