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  • Mayor declares May 2 Sun-Telegraph Community Newspaper Week

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jul 6, 2023

    by A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY – The City of Sidney declared the week of May 2 'Sidney Community Newspaper Week for the Sun-Telegraph', celebrated the retirement of Vice Mayor Roger Gallaway and appointed Brock M. Buckner Sr., as his replacement. During its second regularly scheduled meeting on June 27, the City of Sidney made a proclamation, as written in its entirely in a separate Sun-Telegraph story this edition, declaring the week of May 2 as 'Sidney Community Newspaper W... Full story

  • Commissioners approve liquor license for fair, discuss use of ARPA funds

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jul 6, 2023

    CHEYENNE COUNTY – During its second regularly scheduled meeting of the month, the Cheyenne County Commissioners approved the Cheyenne County Fair Board's request to approve a liquor license and discussed using some of its remaining American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds. Cheyenne County Commissioner Chairman Darrell Johnson, Vice Chairman Philip Sanders and Commissioner Randal Miller heard from Cheyenne County Fair Board Member Ryan Filsinger regarding its request for a Special Designated Liquor (... Full story

  • Gallaway's Service to Sidney Celebrated in Warm Send-off

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jul 6, 2023

    After the announcement of his retirement from Sidney High School as teacher in business and computers earlier this year, Roger Gallaway made his retirement from public office official as he stepped down from his position as Vice Mayor for the Sidney City Council at last week's meeting. After the council meeting, a retirement party was held for Gallaway at the Sidney Elks Lodge where he had some time to reflect on his educational career and time in government service. Gallaway was born and... Full story

  • Our American Flag

    Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator, Nebraska|Jul 6, 2023

    As we gather to celebrate the birth of our great nation on this Fourth of July, it is an opportunity to reflect upon the values and ideals that have made America the greatest country that has ever existed. For centuries, our American flag has inspired and rallied Americans through times of triumph and tragedy. It reminds us of the sacrifices made to secure our freedoms. It represents the ideals upon which our nation was founded – freedom, justice, and equality – and our perpetual quest to for... Full story

  • The tragedy of Russia

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Jul 6, 2023

    On the one hand, events in Russia this past weekend were stunning -- the leader of a mercenary group declaring against the country's military leadership and, for 24 hours, marching on Moscow. On the other, they were about what you'd expect in a Russia that, across the long centuries of its existence, has never managed to achieve Western standards of self-government. Everything we need to know about Russia was made clear by its brutish, cynical and incompetent invasion of Ukraine. But the... Full story

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

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Jul 6, 2023

    "Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing against the Lord and His Anointed One? He Who sits in the Heavens, the Lord, shall laugh and distress them in His deep displeasure." Psalm 2:1-5 On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on the British Crown. Britain was at war with France and felt U.S. commerce should not continue with France. They attacked U.S. ships, absconded with cargo and illegally 'impressed' soldiers and sailors to serve aboard British war ships - often, a... Full story

  • Four Trials

    Bill Benson, Columnist|Jul 6, 2023

    Two trials in American history stand out above the others, the Salem Witch Trials and the Scopes Monkey Trial. Both were of a religious nature. The two serve as bookends on America's history, the first in 1693, in the years after New England's founding, and the second in 1925, early in the twentieth century. The trial at Salem Village, Massachusetts sought to identify and then execute those unseen spiritual forces, the witches, who, village's officials believed, went about in secret performing... Full story

  • Vernon H. Florke Sr.

    Jul 6, 2023

    Vernon Florke, age 88, of Lodgepole, NE passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023. A service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gurley, NE with Pastor Bud Gillespie officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Weyerts Cemetery east of Gurley. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday from 1-6:00 P.M.... Full story

  • Clinton L. Peters Sr.

    Jul 6, 2023

    Clinton L. Peters Sr., age 84 of Chappell, NE passed away in Sidney on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Full military honors will be rendered at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, NE at a later date to be announced. You may view Clinton's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Memorials can be made to the Chappell Methodist Church and the Chappell Public Library, in Clinton's name. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of... Full story

  • Robert James Teague Jr.

    Jul 6, 2023

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert James Teague, Jr on June 28th, 2023, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Rob was a loving husband, devoted father, and cherished poppy. After 26 months Rob won his fight with Gliobastoma Multiforme IV and moved on to his eternal life cancer free. Born on October 20, 1961, in Chappell, NE, to Robert James (Bob) & Betty Lou (Langley) Teague. Rob was raised in El Paso, TX, where he graduated from Andress High School and... Full story

  • Sidney Post 17 Juniors Defeat Gordon, 5-0

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jul 6, 2023

    The Sidney American Legion Post 17 junior team traveled to Gordon Wednesday to face off against he Security First Regulator juniors, and Sidney starting pitcher Connor Hurt twirled a gem, shutting the Gordon team out, striking out five while scattering two hits and three walks over four full innings. Johnny Ziller took the mound for the regulators to start the game, and he gave up a harmless single on his way to retiring the side. Connor Hurt had a rough start to his outing, hitting the first ba... Full story

  • Gordon Rallies Past Post 17 Seniors, 4-3

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jul 6, 2023

    On Wednesday June 28, the Sidney American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team traveled up to Gordon for a game against the Security First Regulators. What started as a pitcher's duel turned into fast and furious finish as the home team was able to rally past the Post 17 Senior in the bottom of the 7th inning for the win. Rhyder Bayne went the whole way on the mound, giving up four runs on six hits while striking out nine. Jayce Freeseman got the start for the Regulators, and traded scoreless... Full story

  • How Sidney Keeps Their Edge

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jul 6, 2023

    It's a known fact in the Panhandle that Sidney always has a strong Lady Raider Girls Volleyball program, and during the summer, you can see why. Sidney and Cheyenne County girls get exposed to volleyball at a young age through the Cheyenne County Community Center and in elementary school, and then the pace picks up in middle school. Besides the numerous camps around the area girls can attend, the Sidney Middle School girls also have an opportunity to hone and improve their volleyball skills... Full story

  • Weather Upsets CCCC Softball/Baseball Schedules

    Mike Motz, Sidney SunTelegraph|Jul 6, 2023

    Another week of unpredictable wet and stormy weather forced the cancellation of most games during the week, including the last game of the 9-10 baseball division. Please keep in touch with the Cheyenne County Community Center and Ray Davenport for updates on rescheduled and make up games. The schedule for next week's Co-Ed Softball Games as of now is as follows: Date: Time: Visitor Home Location 7/13/2023 6:00pm Mound Pounderz Mashups Field 1 7/13/2023 6:00pm Dalton Dingers Inglorious Batters... Full story

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