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  • City Council Approves Artificial Intelligence Tracking Program

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    Editor's note: some of the content in the following article contains opinions of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph. SIDNEY--There were more citizen attendees than usual at the Sidney City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 11, as the approval of a subscription to the Placer.ai Artificial Intelligence geolocation data collection program was on the agenda. After the approval of the minutes of the May 28 meeting was approved, the Placer.ai issue was the first item on the agenda. The approval of Placer.ai had...

  • Race on Over to The 10th Annual Potter Car Bowl

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    Summer just got a little hotter, and it's all happening right in Potter. The 10th annual Car Bowl celebration will kick off the end of June for Cheyenne County. Beginning Friday the 28th, the weekend long event is sure to itch your car and bowling fever. The event originally sparked as an idea for families to come together outside to not only enjoy the Summer sun, but to savor a moment while not worrying about the cost. “We started the Car Bowl to peak interest in our historical melodramas, b...

  • Yard of The Month Contest: A New Incentive to Keep Sidney Beautiful

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    As part of Keep Sidney Beautiful's initiative to do just that, the Yard of the Month contest has officially opened for submissions. Not limited to “in town” Sidney residents, the opportunity umbrellas out to the rest of Cheyenne County as well; whether it be your neighbor, family member, or even yourself, all residential homes are eligible for the community competition. “Yard of the month is a fun and friendly way to show off your yard,” Michelle Haun, Educational Director for the program...

  • Calling on storytellers:  The Nebraska Storytelling Festival is Now Accepting Applications

    Jun 20, 2024

    If you know you’ve got a good story to tell, there is a stage where you can share it. The Nebraska Storytelling Festival is searching for storytellers for their event set for 7 p.m. Thursday October 24, at the Lincoln Scottish Rite Ballroom. The theme for 2024 is Voyage and Return, inviting people across Nebraska to share a true personal story about something they’ve experienced. This is the third year of this event in Lincoln with great audiences eager to hear true stories. Each storyteller will take the stage for five to seven minutes. You...

  • Memorial Garden Dedication

    Jun 20, 2024

    Lodgepole - "She loved her flowers!" said Gary Addison at the George' Addison Memorial Garden dedication given by VISIONS committee prior to their June 6th meeting. The memorial garden is one of the group's projects that was able to become a reality at the Panther Activity Center thanks to memorial money received in memory of George' Addison....

  • Tax Neutrality

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Jun 20, 2024

    Nebraskans are now receiving their new property valuation notices in the mail. As a result, many Nebraskans are suffering from sticker shock once they see how much the value of their property has increased since last year. Mine, for example, went up forty percent! Other property owners are seeing their valuations increase by as much as fifty percent. What these property valuation notices demonstrate is how broken Nebraska's tax system is. To be sure, you can bet your last dollar that the tax...

  • The Battle Inside You Part I

    Bryan Golden, American Writer and Columnist|Jun 20, 2024

    There are two opposing forces within you. One is positive, the other negative. The dominant force is the one that determines the path your life takes. Most people are unaware of this conflict, or worse yet, allow the negative to rule them. Developing an awareness of your thoughts and emotions is essential to cultivating the positive ones, while allowing the others to wither. Your quality of life is directly related to the outcome of your inner battle. The negative emotions are anger, envy,...

  • Incarceration?

    Bill Benson, Columnist|Jun 20, 2024

    In 2022, a jury convicted Elizabeth Holmes, founder of biotech firm Theranos, of four counts of defrauding investors. A judge sentenced Holmes to 11 years and 3 months in prison. The film producer Harvey Weinstein was declared guilty of inappropriate relations with women twice, first at a trial in New York in 2020, and the second in California in 2022. In 2018, the comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drugging and assaulting a woman, but in 2021, after serving three years...

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 25

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Jun 20, 2024

    Jesus rebuked the Sadducees "'You know how to discern the sky, but you do not discern the signs of the times. No sign will be given to a wicked and adulterous generation except the sign of the Prophet Jonah.' and (He) walked away." Matthew 16:2, 3. Sadducees did not believe in miracles or the afterlife, but were Isarel's leaders at the time. They contested everything Jesus taught and finally, it was the High Priest, Caiaphas, who ordered His crucifixion. Jesus spoke to the faithful of His unexpe...

  • MarketReady webinars help farmers expand market reach

    Russell Shaffer, Rural Prosperity Nebraska|Jun 20, 2024

    Lincoln, Neb. -Rural Prosperity Nebraska and the Heartland Regional Food Business Center, a multi-state organization focused on strengthening farm and food enterprises, are kicking off a summer-long series of market-ready webinars, beginning June 20. The MarketReady Advanced Topic Webinar Series will explore a range of topics, from insurance to packaging, aimed at aiding producers interested in expanding their businesses into retail, wholesale and restaurant markets. The free webinars will focus...

  • "Sowing Seeds for Generations"

    Jun 20, 2024

    This year's Women in Agriculture conference will be held at the Elks Lodge #1894, located at 1040 Jackson Street in Sidney, NE. Registration Fee: • If registered by July 22: $35 • After July 22: $45 ***Walk-ins are welcome!! Agenda 8:30 am: Registration, Breakfast Buffet 9:00 am: Welcome 9:15 am: Backyard Ag by Jami Theone - Having over 20 years with NRCS as a conservationist as well as a being a beginning farmer, specialty crop grower, wife, and mom to 3 energetic boys I am thrilled to sha...

  • Don Krause

    Jun 20, 2024

    Don Krause passed away 11 June 2024 at Meadowbrook Care Center in Van Alstyne, TX. He was born on 20 November 1935 in Burwell, NE to Lester and Doris (Hibnes) Krause. He grew up in Nebraska and northern Colorado with his five brothers, and graduated Peetz High School in Peetz, CO where he was a star athlete and student. Like his older brother Keith, he was a role model for his younger brothers. At ages 11 & 10, they had the responsibility of delivering The Omaha World Herald newspaper to the... Full story

  • Elnora "Nora" Miller

    Jun 20, 2024

    Elnora "Nora" Miller, 91, formally of Riverton, Wyoming passed away at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. The funeral service was held Wednesday, June, 19, 2024, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton Wyoming. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Elnora E. Schoenholtz was born on October 3, 1932 in Batesland, South Dakota to Henry and Esther Agnes (Case) Schoenholtz. She attended school in Angora Nebraska until her father passed away, and... Full story

  • Big Turnout For Mike Trader Basketball Camp in Sidney

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY--June 3 through June 6, the annual Mike Trader Basketball Camp came to Sidney High School and instructed area youngsters in the fundamentals of basketball and prepared these youths for successful basketball careers as they play through middle school and into high school. The Mike Trader Basketball Camp is one of the most well-respected basketball instructional programs in the country. In addition to Mike Trader, who has been affiliated with the camp since...

  • Local Fishing Events Lure Families Outdoors

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY – In honor of Father's Day and the 'Gone Fishing' movement, Sidney's Cabelas restocked The Kidz Korner Daycare Center with fishing poles, tackle, and other items to encourage local youth to get out and go fishing. Last week, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's kicked off an annual nationwide movement to get kids and youth outdoors this summer by holding a National Donation Day event at each Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's across the nation. Cabela's store manager Lee W...

  • Ron Jacobs Memorial Fishing Derby Big Hit in Chappell

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024
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    CHAPPELL- This past weekend had a lot of fishing going on around the area, from the Father's Day Fishing event at Legion Park in Sidney, the Youth Outdoors Junior Fishing Tournament at Lake McConaughy and in Chappell, the Lion Club Sponsored the Ron Jacobs Memorial Fishing Derby Saturday morning. The event in Chappell was for kids aged 2-to-12, and beautiful weather greeted the young anglers. Organizer Samantha Isenbart and a group of volunteers made sure everyone had snacks, waters and the...

  • Youth Outdoors Nebraska Holds 2024 Junior Fishing Tournament at Lake Mac

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    LAKE MCCONAUGHY--There was some worry prior to the 2024 Youth Outdoor Junior Fishing Tournament on Saturday at Lake McConaughy about the weather as so far over the weekends has not been very good, especially for fishing. However, Saturday turned out to be a glorious day with bright sunshine and cool breezes that combined for near-perfect conditions for a fishing tournament. Youth Outdoor Nebraska had a solid group of sponsors including the Sun-Telegraph. Many supplied trophies, rods, reels, and...

  • First National Eucharist Pilgrimage Includes Sidney

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    On Thursday, June 13, Sidney was at the center of the First National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, one of four routes traveled by walkers that will eventually converge in Indianapolis, Indiana. One of the organizers of the pilgrimage here in Sidney, Henrietta Pelster, helped coordinate the event, contacting media outlets like the Sun-Telegraph to get the message out that a historic event for the Catholic faith was going to be going through Sidney. Pelster is a Parish Council member at St. Patrick's Ch...

  • This Weekend Way Out West Community Theatre Presents: Huck Finn's High Tailin' Adventures

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jun 20, 2024

    Kelsey Arrington Sidney Sun-Telegraph Set to open this weekend at the Elk’s Lodge located at 1040 Jackson Street in downtown Sidney; Way Out West’s latest children’s production of Huck Finn's High Tailin' Adventures is soon to set sail this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tale is a new twist on the classic adding to the original story of Huck Finn; “A part two, if you will,” comments Co-Director, Jeremy Narjes. An integral part of WOW since its origins 30 years ago, Narjes has served as...

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