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  • Boom to Bust to...?

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jun 15, 2022

    Philosophers say you can't cross the same place in a river twice because the water is always moving. The same can be said about society, and the economy. It doesn't stand still. It moves forward or backward. When Cabela's was assumed by Bass Pro, the Sidney community changed. People outside of Sidney changed their view of Sidney. However, this isn't the first challenge Sidney has seen, and returned. The better question might be how to stay the course and move toward a positive future. A group...

  • Deuel County Clerk Arrested Following NSP Investigation

    Jun 15, 2022

    JUNE 14 (SCOTTSBLUFF) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Chappell woman following an investigation related to purchases at the Deuel County Clerk’s Office. The case was initially referred to NSP by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. Investigators developed information that Polly Olson, 59, who serves as the Deuel County Clerk, had purchased more than $18,000 worth of personal items from various retailers using an official Deuel County credit card. An arrest warrant was issued for Olson on Tuesday, June 14. Troop...

  • 'Cash-in-Lieu' Program Approved

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jun 15, 2022

    Cheyenne County offers health insurance for its employees, but not all need or want the plan. In the June 6 meeting of the Cheyenne County Commissioners, County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh proposed a cash-in-lieu program where employees who are insured by another option can choose a cash payment in place of the health insurance program. In place of health insurance, an employee who chooses to opt out will receive an additional $500 per month, taxable. Fiegenschuh stressed that employees leaving the...

  • Big Enterprise With Little Insects

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jun 15, 2022

    About three years ago, two young boys were considering what should be their latest enterprise. “We wanted to start a business,” said Graham Santero. How they progressed from two boys with big ideas to a business is credited to his mom. “It's actually kind of funny. We were driving down the road and my mom said 'why not sell worms?'” Thursday, June 9, Santero and his partner Kale Kaiser held a worm clinic at Legion Park for children. In the clinic, they explained how to feed worms, includi...

  • Working in a Cultural, Spiritual Exchange

    Jun 15, 2022

    He sits in a padded office chair, quietly observing the other person in the conversation. His answers are clear and calculated. After several years, he still approaches western Nebraska with an Fr.C.P.Varghese is nearing completion of his first year at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney. Prior to Sidney, he was in Bridgeport, Bayard and Dalton. In his eight years in the United States, he also pastored in North Platte, before coming to the U.S. from India. “I came for a break from India,” he...

  • Eight WNCC Students Receive Scholarships from Buckley Trust Grant

    Jun 15, 2022

    SIDNEY - Eight Western Nebraska Community College Sidney Campus students received scholarships recently from a $5,000 grant from the Thomas D. Buckley Trust. The students who were awarded scholarships studied business, basic nursing assistant, and licensed practical nursing at WNCC during the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships were used to aid WNCC students with tuition and fees. “We are extremely grateful for the continued support and generosity of the Thomas D. Buckley Trust,” WNCC Foundation Gifts & Grants Director Alena Haun sai...

  • John Houston Schou, Jr.

    Jun 15, 2022

    John Houston Schou, Jr. passed away peacefully at home, June 5, 2022 with his 2 daughters at his side. He was born September 29, 1950 in Sidney, Nebraska to parents John and Virginia Schou. John was active in sports growing up, excelling in basketball and baseball. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1968 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on a baseball scholarship, receiving his B.S. and MBA. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After moving to Colorado, he...

  • Bruce Anthony Dimick

    Jun 15, 2022

    Bruce Anthony Dimick of Lodgepole, Nebraska; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Seldovia, Alaska passed away peacefully on May 7th, 2022. Bruce was 83 years old. He was born in Sidney, Nebraska on June 8th, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents Percy and Freda Dimick and his grandson Eian Stamp. He is survived by his four children Laura Dimick, Jeff Dimick, Mike Dimick and Annie Campana; his four grandchildren Sophia, Antonio, Giulia, and Dante Campana; his brother Kenneth Dimick and wife...

  • Wade B. Walker

    Jun 15, 2022

    Wade B. Walker, 59, of Kimball, he received his ultimate healing when Jesus called him home on Friday, June 3, 2022. Celebration of Life, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June10, 2022 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Alvin Koski officiating. Burial will be held in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Visit www.cantrellfh.com to share condolences and stories with the family. Memorials may be given in his memory...

  • Dave 'Bum' B. Phelps

    Jun 15, 2022

    Dave “Bum” B. Phelps, age 63, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Kyle Larson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be recorded and available on our website for viewing. In honor of Dave – wear your bibs! Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday, June 23rd from 1-6:00 P.M. and leave...

  • What Makes Me Secure

    Mike Sunderland, Thoughts from a Grey-Haired Point of View|Jun 15, 2022

    Life is full of uncertainties. There are few things I can count on as anchors in the storm. Many of the people and things I thought I could rely on turned out to be false hopes. So what do I count on for my sense of security? If I’ve learned anything in my life to date it is this: I can count on my God and Dorothy, my wife. Before we moved to Sidney, she and I owned and operated The Town & Country Shopper in Albion, NE. Circumstances beyond our control drove us into bankruptcy. Those we thought...

  • Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Jun 15, 2022

    Week 23 In the world of baseball, when the pitcher has trouble striking out batters, the Coach calls to the Bull Pen for another. Likewise, God calls His church (Ekklesia), where His intensely discipled, trained and seasoned warriors stand ready, in agreement. “The Helper, Holy Spirit, will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance things I said to you,” Jesus assures His Disciples. John 14:26. The word ‘Helper’ here, is ‘paraclete’, defined as one who comes alongside to assist. Jes...

  • Questions Without Answers

    Forrest Hershberger, View from the Handlebars|Jun 15, 2022

    It seems like only a few days ago news channels were announcing the then latest school shooting. It also sticks in my mind when Columbine High School was the target. I recall scenes like these and think of the quote: “We have found the enemy, and he is us.” The phrase is actually a parody of a quote from the War of 1812: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Sadly, the parody makes as much sense as the true statement. We have met the enemy, and too often we are looking in a mirror, not thro...

  • What's Your Investment Risk Tolerance?

    Jun 15, 2022

    Risk is a normal part of investing. If you didn’t take on any risk, you wouldn’t have the potential to achieve higher returns. But how much risk should you accept? You don’t want to incur unnecessary risk. So, you’ll need to assess the amount of risk you’re comfortable taking and then determine if this risk level supports your ability to achieve your long-term goals. Here are some of the key factors in determining your own capacity for investment risk: • Personality – We all have different personalities. And your individual personality c...

  • Discipleship

    Jun 15, 2022

    Discipleship. We hear that word thrown around a lot in western churchianity. Almost always it relates to a curriculum, program or a process. But What is it really? What does it mean, and how does one become a disciple of Jesus Christ? First and foremost, when we use the term disciple/ discipleship we must start with a biblical understanding of what a disciple is. A disciple was and is someone who wholeheartedly submits to the authority and teaching of Another. Not only do they learn, but they put into practice what they have learned. For one th...

  • Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

    Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener|Jun 15, 2022

    Labels are the Law Both FIFRA and the Nebraska Pesticide Act state that the label must be followed when making a pesticide application. Each product label has specific information regarding use to reduce risk to the applicator, other people, nontargets and the environment. Some products may require additional data collection or training before applications. Others may require site investigation using FieldWatch, DriftWatch or BeeCheck. Read and follow the label every time you use a pesticide. It’s the law. Right Plant, Right Place, Right T...

  • UNL Field Pea Variety Trial Field Days Set for June 20-22

    Jun 15, 2022

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln field pea variety trial plot tours are scheduled for June 20-22 at Alliance, Grant, and Sidney, respectively. The tours provide an opportunity for farmers and others to learn more about new varieties and other topics relevant to wheat and peas. Pea variety trials are being conducted at three sites in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska: Box Butte County near Alliance (11 varieties), Cheyenne County near Sidney (28 varieties), and Perkins County near Grant (23 varieties). Each site is dryland. Field pea varieties...

  • Pheasants Forever to Host Local Habitat Tour

    Jun 15, 2022

    Sidney — Pheasants Forever, NRCS, South Platte Natural Resource District (SPNRD) and the Nebraska Game and Parks will be hosting the “Maximize Profits in CRP” Habitat Tour at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21. This tour will include information about Conservation Programs, High Quality, High Diversity Habitat and changes in the current state of CRP, and supplemental programs/incentives that can increase your financial return on CRP acres. The tour will also complete a field visit to showcase functional high-quality habitat in CRP. If interested in le...

  • Seniors Fall To Alliance, Gordon

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Jun 15, 2022

    Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Senior baseball team had a tough week, starting with home contest against Bridgeport getting postponed by wild weather in the panhandle on Tuesday, and an extra-inning loss on the road against Gordon. Late Tuesday, just prior to the start of the junior game, a ferocious storm front barreled through the Sidney area, with gusting winds, lightning, torrential rainfall and ping-pong sized hail that caused much damage throughout the county. The two contests against...

  • East Team Rallies At 44th Annual West Nebraska Football Game

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Jun 15, 2022

    The East All-Stars were able to rally from a three point deficit at the half to tie, then go ahead to tally a 31-to-24 victory over the West All Stars in the annual contest in Scottsbluff on Saturday. The West All-Stars took an early lead on a Dawson Dunbar touchdown run and two point conversion. With the West team leading 14-to-11 at halftime, the East team rallied behind the arm of Broken Bow quarterback Nolan Wetovick, tying the game at 17 then going up by two touchdowns. The West team had a...

  • Stingrays Start Season At Hemingford

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Jun 15, 2022

    The Sidney Stingrays Swim Team started their competitions for the season in Hemingford on June 4, and many records were set and broken by the Stingray swimmers. Meet Records were set by Cayson Boltjes in the Boys 11-12 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 34.75, Kayson Houser in the Boys 13-14 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 2:46.35, and the Sidney team in the 13-14 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 2:30.84 (Kayson Houser, Reagan Nesbitt, Melody Sanchez, Kensie Shoemaker) Jayden Shoemaker set...

  • AWA: '#NotMe Day' to Take Place on June 18

    Andrea Stump, Chapter Leader, Sterling, CO Chapter|Jun 15, 2022

    In light of the recent tragic events across the nation over the last few months I’ve been asking myself many questions, primarily- am I prepared enough to protect myself and my loved ones for the evil that pervades our society? It’s a horrible reality that we can no longer go to the grocery store or to church without the possibility of something terrible happening. Now I won’t get into the politics of it all because that’s simply not my place. But I do want to encourage each and every one of you to thoughtfully consider how you want to prepare...

  • Classifieds/Legals

    Jun 15, 2022

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  • Folds of the American Flag

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Jun 15, 2022

    June 14th is flag day. Flag Day is a day to honor the American flag. It is a time to proudly fly the Stars and Stripes, to recall our American heritage, to honor our values of liberty and justice for all, and to celebrate the republic of the United States for which it stands. Many American soldiers have risked their lives and even died to protect that star spangled piece of cloth that we recognize as the American flag. For example, during the days of the American Civil War color sergeants were...

  • BigIron Auctions hosting Butch Siebenaler Muscle Car Collection Auction

    Jun 15, 2022

    KEARNEY – BigIron Auctions announced recently that a 1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 429, one of the most collectible Mustangs of all time, 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS LS6, one of only 500 produced, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS and more are being featured during its online auction of the Butch Siebenaler Muscle Car Collection, which closes on June 16 at 1 p.m. C.T. Those interested in seeing the items first-hand can do so during the vehicle inspection period taking place on the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska — from June 10-16 from 9 a.m...

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