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  • Commissioners approve final MOU with city and Morrill hospital for ambulatory services

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    CHEYENNE COUNTY – The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement between Cheyenne County, the City of Sidney and Morrill County Community Hospital to provide ambulatory services to Cheyenne County with the purchase of two ambulances to start July 1. During an emergency meeting on June 22, Cheyenne County Commissioner Chairman Darrell Johnson, Vice Chairman Philip Sanders and Commissioner Randal Miller approved an agreement with Morrill County Community Hospital (MCCH)... Full story

  • Namuth Soars to Eagle Scout Rank

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    SIDNEY - Sunday afternoon was a milestone for young Jayce Namuth of Sidney, as he was honored at the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp for advancing to the highest possible rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout. Only about 7% of Boy Scouts in the United States ever attain the rank of Eagle Scout. It is a long process to rise to the highest rank, filled with challenges and obstacles that an adolescent must master as he grows into manhood. The journey up through the ranks requires discipline and the ability... Full story

  • Local man arrested for intentional child abuse

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    SIDNEY – Sidney Police Department (SPD) and Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub announced the arrest of 36-year-old Jacob Havorka, a Sidney resident, on charges related to intentional child abuse. SPD arrested Havorka on June 13, just after 9 p.m., after a report of potential child abuse was called into the station. Upon arriving to the residence, the responding officer escorted a women and children to the police department to speak to her about the incident which took place earlier. A... Full story

  • 2023 Team Roping Series in Potter Going Strong

    Jun 29, 2023

    POTTER - Sponsored by the Good Times Rodeo Club, a non-profit orginization for agriculture, rodeo and outdoor fun, the team roping series in Potter is held on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Upcoming dates will be: • July 1st and 15th; • August 5th and 19th; • September 2nd and 16th; • Final October 7th Entries close at 5pm, rope begins at 6pm. All #10 ropings handicap down; enter six times, you draw all six. The winners of the June 17th roping in the Average was: Clint Sterkel & Josh Buttle. Fast time winners: Cash Yearous... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: Property Valuation Protest Deadline

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Jun 29, 2023

    Nebraskans are still fuming about their new property valuation notices and I don't blame them one bit. The deadline for filing an appeal is June 30, and this year we could see the highest number of property valuation protests ever filed in the history of our State. High property taxes are the number one reason why people leave our State. Nebraska's property tax system is a failed experiment in taxation. In 1966 the citizens of Nebraska voted to amend the Nebraska State Constitution, creating... Full story

  • There should be no "woke" in baseball

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Jun 29, 2023

    It's not unusual for prayer to play a role in sports. "Spahn, Sain, and pray for rain!" was the famous refrain of Boston Braves fans in 1948, when they wanted their exceptional pitchers Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain to start as many games as possible. A couple of years ago, the team chaplain of the Loyola Chicago men's basketball team, Sister Jean, prayed before a game against Illinois in the NCAA Tournament, "As we play the Fighting Illini, we ask for special help to overcome this team and get... Full story

  • Fighting for Life

    Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator, Nebraska|Jun 29, 2023

    One year ago this week, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down one of the most important decisions in its history. For years, loud voices on the left have demanded the right to an abortion be absolute, including horrific practices like third-trimester and partial birth abortions. Despite an unprecedented leak and a politically-motivated assassination attempt against a sitting Supreme Court Justice, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, the Court restored the right of the American... Full story

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

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Jun 29, 2023

    “You shall have a banner for those who honor You – a rallying point in the face of attack. Selah! Use Your strong arm to save us and secure Your beloved people”. Psalm 60:4, 5 NLT Red Skelton, one of America’s best-loved comedians, addressing elementary students, spoke the Pledge of Allegiance this way. Available on YouTube. I--meaning me, an individual, a committee of one. Pledge--dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity. Allegiance--my love and my devotion. (Founding Fathers... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jun 29, 2023

    Dear Editor, I grew up in northeastern Colorado and I now live in the panhandle of Nebraska. My father was a state legislator and spent his life, working in politics and believing that elected officials could make our country a better place. Ten years ago, the Supreme Court’s Shelby County ruling effectively opened the floodgates to voting discrimination with an intensity that has continued to this day. In the 2022 mid-term election, we saw reports of voter intimidation and attempts to silence voters’ voices. And already this year, leg... Full story

  • Sidney Elks Lodge #1894 hopes to Light Up Lives with Spark Freedom Grant

    Barbara Perez, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    SIDNEY - This past weekend, members from the Sidney Elks Lodge #1894 packaged up 50 care-packages that will be sent to US troops overseas. The Lodge was awarded a $1000 Spark Freedom Grant which was used to purchase care-package contents such as hygiene products, hard candy, jerky and writing supplies. The packages will be packed up and delivered to a base in Eastern Nebraska where they will be inspected, sealed, and then sent overseas.... Full story

  • Allen L. Bayne

    Jun 29, 2023

    Allen L. Bayne, age 75 of Chappell, NE passed away in Scottsbluff, NE on Friday, June 16, 2023. Graveside services will be on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Gary Rahe officiating in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop to sign Allen's book on Friday, June 30th from 1-6:00 P.M. You may view Allen's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in... Full story

  • Ruth A. Gerler

    Jun 29, 2023

    Ruth A. Gerler October 19, 1933 ~ June 21, 2023 (age 89) Ruth was born October 19, 1933, in Plainview NE, and baptized November 12th, 1933. She went to school in Plainview through the 5th grade. When WWII started the family moved to Sioux Army Depot (S.A.D.) where her Dad took a job as a guard. She was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sidney on May 21st, 1948. She went to Brownson for her 6th grade and to Sidney for her Junior and Senior years. She worked at the Dime Store in Sidney... Full story

  • Eunice Haag

    Jun 29, 2023

    Eunice Rezanina Haag passed away peacefully on June 2, 2023 after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's disease. She was surrounded by her loved ones. Eunice was born to Frank and Louise Brauer Rezanina on July 15, 1927, on the farm southeast of Sidney Nebraska on land homesteaded by grand and great-grandparents. She graduated from St. Patrick's Academy in Sidney class of 1943 as Salutatorian. She married Glen Haag from Ovid, CO in 1947. She spent almost 96 years spreading love, joy, sarcasm, and... Full story

  • Garrett J. Tvrs

    Jun 29, 2023

    Garrett J. Tvrs, 33, of Sidney passed away Monday, June 19, 2023 in Sidney. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at the Sidney E-Free Church with Pastors Kyle Larson and Bud Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton Cemetery. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorials in Garrett's name can be made to the family for later designation. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh and Chappell... Full story

  • Westco Rallies To Beat Sidney 5-4

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    Sidney's American Legion Post 17 Baseball team traveled to Alliance over the weekend for tournament play, and the wild weather the Panhandle experienced over the past week made it difficult to play the games, forcing changes in schedules and opponents. On Saturday, the Sidney boys were able to get an afternoon game in against the Westco Zephyrs 18u team, and with Sidney as the visiting team, Westco's Sabastian Martinez took the mound and put down the Sidney lineup in order to end the top of the... Full story

  • CCCC CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULE

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    Date: Time: Visitor Home Location Thursday 06/29/2023 6:00 PM Mound Pounderz Creekside Field 1 Thursday 06/29/2023 6:00 PM Ump Yurz SRMC Field 2 Thursday 06/29/2023 7:15 PM Dalton Dingers Moonshiners Field 1 Thursday 06/29/2023 7:15 PM Inglorious Batters Haupt Field 2 Thursday 06/29/2023 8:30 PM Mashups The Rock Field 1 Thursday 06/29/2023 8:30 PM Red Hot Aces Crush Field 2 Thursday 06/29/2023 BYE WEEK Bad News Bears Date: Time: Visitor Home Location Thursday 07/06/2023 6:00 PM Mashups Crush... Full story

  • Sidney Public Library Hosts "Music From Around The World"

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    On Thursday, June 22, the Sidney Public Library hosted "Music From Around the World" with David Marsh of Humanities Nebraska. A good crowd attended the event that had David Marsh, a master musician and world-traveler, demonstrate and detail all types of musical instruments from around the world. He noted how many instruments from different parts of the world were similar, using the same types of materials in their manufacture, and how some were totally unique to the cultures that developed them.... Full story

  • Kids Cookout in the Park Puts Kids and Bikes Together

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    It was a picture-perfect Wednesday morning weather-wise, at least for a few hours, at the Northside Park in Sidney where the Cheyenne County Rotary Club sponsored the Kids Cookout in the Park. The event was billed as an opportunity for some summertime fun and food, while kids got the chance to get their bikes repaired and put into proper working order by Pedalers Corner owner Doug Loghry. "This is a great chance for kids to get their bikes working properly, make sure they're safe to ride and to... Full story

  • Cap. Montefusco returns to Sidney

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jun 29, 2023

    SIDNEY – Twenty years ago Marine Veteran Captain Scott Montefusco and his wife, Elizabeth, motored from New York City, New York to Salt Lake City, Utah in their wedding car, a 1948 Plymouth Super Deluxe. On Tuesday, Cap. Montefusco drove solo from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, through Sidney, on his way to New York City, New York, on a special mission to raise awareness for veterans, first responders and to encourage today's youth to think about the Constitution or c... Full story

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