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  • Eva G. Kallhoff

    Jul 1, 2020

    Eva G. Kallhoff, age 95, of Sidney, NE passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday July 6, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, NE with Father Robert Karnish officiating. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery in Kimball, NE. There will be no Rosary or Wake Services. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Eva’s register book. Casket will be closed. You may view Eva’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. A compl...

  • Doris Kella

    Jul 1, 2020

    Doris Kella, age 93 of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, April 9, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will be in Dunlap, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Doris' name to the First United Methodist Church, the BPO Does or the Nebraska Children's Home Society. You may view Doris’ Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. G...

  • City Council Supports Funding Agreement

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 1, 2020

    The Elks Lodge restoration project is one step further along in returning the building to its former luster. The Sidney City Council signed a memorandum of understanding with Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and the Nebraska Elks Association. In April, the City was awarded $415,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for revitalization and restoration of the Elks Lodge at 1040 Jackson St. The remodel is part of a Tourism Development project with funds from the Department of Ec...

  • Work to Achieve Your Financial Independence

    Jul 1, 2020

    Over the past few months, just about everyone has felt the loss of some type of freedom, whether it’s being able to travel, engage in social gatherings or participate in other activities we previously took for granted. Still, as we prepare to observe Independence Day, it’s comforting to realize all the freedoms we still have in this country. And taking the right steps can also help you achieve your financial independence. Here are some moves to consider: • Build an emergency fund. It’s a good...

  • Sidney Celebrates Fourth of July

    Jul 1, 2020

    The Sidney Fireworks Display will be held on Friday, July 3 at dusk. The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will be lighting the fireworks at the soccer fields. Fireworks can be set off until 10 p.m. nightly, with the exception of July 4, where they can be set off until 12 midnight. Lighting of fireworks in Legion Park is prohibited. Nebraska State law allows for fireworks to be sold between June 24 and July 5. The City of Sidney will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence...

  • Programs Still Available for Struggling Businesses

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 1, 2020

    In late March, soon after responses to the coronavirus included restricting social interaction and business availability, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2 trillion-plus package is designed to provide economic relief for people impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. The CARES Act was designed to provide assistance for American workers and their families, assistance for small businesses, assistance for state, local and tribal...

  • 2020 Potter Car Bowl Attracts Variety of Interests

    Jul 1, 2020

    Potter Car Bowl — The Potter Community had as many cars and trucks on the streets as there are residents; at least, that is how it appeared in the 2020 Car Bowl. The weekend event had BMX demonstrations, a chili and barbecue cook-off, duck bowling, live music and a craft fair....

  • Leonard A. Rieken

    Jul 1, 2020

    Leonard A. Rieken, age 94, of Sidney, NE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 2 P.M. on Friday, June 26th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Mike McDermott officiating. A visitation will be held from 9-12:00 noon Friday at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Leonard’s name to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. You may view Leonard’s Book of Memo...

  • Dennis S. Guthrie

    Jul 1, 2020

    Dennis S. Guthrie, age 86, of Sidney passed away in Sidney, NE on February 27, 2020. Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery at WaKeeney, KS on July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am. Cremation has been held. You may view Dennis' Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dennis' care and funeral arrangements. Dennis Stone Guthrie was born in...

  • Gerald 'Jerry' Ray Walker

    Jul 1, 2020

    Gerald “Jerry” Ray Walker 77, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Jerry was born in Sidney, Nebraska, on February 13, 1943, to Raymond and Geraldine (Brundige) Walker. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in mechanized agriculture. He worked for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois, was the manager for Apple’s Christmas Tree and Blueberry Farm in Culver, Indiana and was a Matco Tool distributor. Jerry also served in the U. S. Air Force Nationa...

  • My Child Saw Color

    Brandee Gillham, The Cowboys Wife|Jul 1, 2020

    Life on the ranch continues to have its fill of spills and adventures. The baby ‘poke has been eating moths and splashing in the toilet. The toddler ‘poke bosses everyone around and can command a room with his vibrant voice. The two older ‘pokes are enjoying boy adventures of playing in the pond and return to the house with a new pet turtle (who was removed after three days because he/she stunk to high heaven.) Despite the laughter, joy, work, chores, and everything in between the weight of th...

  • How This Will Play Out

    Dan Carlson, Columnist Prairie Ponderings|Jul 1, 2020

    Predicting things is something I’m pretty good at. Today I hope I’m wrong. But unless President Trump puts down his tweet phone and surrounds himself with some competent campaign staffers, the people we see smashing things in the streets and toppling statues will be in control of the nation come January. Here’s why. An agenda-driven media in cahoots with wealthy globalist progressives in business and an out-of-control socialist academia have greased the skids for America’s slide into chaos....

  • What Have We Learned

    Forrest Hershberger, View From The Handlebars|Jul 1, 2020

    Lately I find myself returning to the mantra of being a lifelong learner. It is a phrase that started in the education community. Education should not stop with the 3 p.m. bell and students leaving the classroom. It should be a philosophy of life that continues from this point on. It is a good idea. Better said, it is an idea that should have been present all along. I remember years ago during a stint in teaching a fellow teacher said to approach the class as if you the teacher are the only one...

  • Should Christians Protest Discrimination and Racism?

    Jim Nichols, Sidney Seventh-day Adventist Church retired pastor|Jul 1, 2020

    “But Pastor, is it okay to protest?” “Did Jesus ever do it? Didn’t He just preach the Gospel and didn’t waste His time doing that kind of thing?” “Don’t you think we should stop wasting our precious time in distractions and just preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ?” “This is all politics.” These are some questions and comments we have heard during the last few weeks. Actually, some of these, we have heard for years. They come from pastoral colleagues, family members, brothers and sisters in our churches, and the community in general. Some churche...

  • Leyton FFA Celebrates School Year Achievements

    Tracy Cooper, For the Sun Telegraph|Jul 1, 2020

    This year the Leyton FFA Chapter tried some new activities such as Milk Quality and Cheese Identification contests, and taking a group to the Nebraska State Fair and Husker Harvest Days. These activities and others help FFA with the goal of providing students for the opportunity of premier leadership, personal growth and career success. How did we accomplish these goals this year? For premier leadership , the officer team of ; President - Alyson Holt, Vice President - Megan Ernest, Secretary -...

  • Tyson Herrera Memorial Tournament Draws Big Crowd

    Jul 1, 2020

    Legion Park was busy with baseball action last week for the annual Tyson Herrera Memorial Tournament. The tournament and preceding Legion action are welcome relief from the absence of action during the COVID-19 restrictions this spring....

  • Straight Talk From Steve Erdman

    Steve Erdman, District 47 Senator|Jul 1, 2020

    Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? July 4, 1776 was the day we declared our independence from Great Britain. The document which contained that declaration was the Declaration of Independence, which was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence represents our core beliefs as Americans. It is a guidepost for what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America. The concepts contained in the Declaration of Independence unite us as Americans. The Declaration...

  • Independence Day

    Deb Fischer, U.S. Senator|Jul 1, 2020

    When a 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson sat down in a rented room in the heat of the Philadelphia summer to write the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution had already begun. On one level, Jefferson was simply putting the reasons for independence into words. The first shot had been fired over a year earlier, after decades of increasingly tyrannical British abuses of the American colonists had culminated in open revolt in Massachusetts. Even so, it was not yet clear whether all 13...

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