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  • Ride for the Fallen

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jul 20, 2022

    Saturday evening, a rumble of motorcycles entered Sidney. The bikers entered the county from the west, carrying with them a torch, a flame in honor of fallen soldiers. Their overnight stay was at the Sidney Elks Lodge. Warren Williamson, executive director of Tribute to Fallen Soldiers, addressed the crowd upon stopping at the Elks. He said the ride from Oregon to Washington, D.C., is in honor of soldiers who did not return home. The ride began July 9 in Eugene, Ore., and is expected to arrive i...

  • George Henry Hart

    Jul 20, 2022

    George Henry Hart, age 85, of Sidney, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Sidney, NE. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sidney with President Michael Genho and Craig Markum officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Services will be recorded and available on our website for viewing. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Research. Friends may stop at the...

  • Discussing Area's Creative Potential

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jul 20, 2022

    When talking about economic growth, the big three are frequently jobs, housing and quality of life. The Sidney community is in the early stages of a process that could promote quality of life, and economics, in an artsy way. The City of Sidney is applying for the Creative District Program offered by the Nebraska Arts Council, with legislation passed by the State of Nebraska. The legislation will show arts as an economic driver, support communities in the state in telling their stories and...

  • 1/2 Cent Sales Tax To Be Decided by Voters

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Jul 20, 2022

    Sidney voters will get to decide in November whether to continue a ½ cent sales tax, a “Local Option Sales Tax Proposal.” The Sidney City Council held a public hearing July 12 prior to approving the measure. As written, the ballot question asks whether or not to continue the tax that increases city taxes from 1.5 percent to 2 percent for an additional 10 years. The current ½ percent sales tax expires in 2023. As presented in the public hearing, 50 percent of the funding would go towards...

  • Patrick E. Kershaw

    Jul 20, 2022

    Patrick E. Kershaw, age 64, of Sidney, NE passed away at his home with his family present on Monday, July 11, 2022. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Chad Rademacher officiating. Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Services will be recorded and available on our website for viewing. A memorial is being established for future designation. Following the service, a lunch was served at The R...

  • William R. Howe

    Jul 20, 2022

    William R. Howe, age 91, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Saturday, July 9, 2022. A private family service with full Military Honors will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday, July 21 from 1-6:00 P.M. and leave condolences for the family. Memorials can be made in Bill’s name to the St Patrick’s Church Organ Fund or to Infinite Hero, 22365 El Toro Rd #275, Lake Forest, CA. You may view Bill’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stori...

  • Our View

    Jul 20, 2022

    On July 13, a public meeting was held on a proposed Creative District in downtown Sidney. The discussions included, why are people moving to Sidney, what can be done to promote more curiosity of downtown, add more growth, and bridging the gap between the highways and downtown Sidney. We need to move past the stage of, “we tried it before and it didn’t work,” and ask the question of why didn’t it work, and what can be done differently. Sidney, and Cheyenne County overall, has history streaming through it. The rails that once fed into...

  • Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Jul 20, 2022

    Seeking the Kingdom as in Matthew 6:33, teaches that Father God gives and we receive according to our faith (believing that what He says, He will do). “Come, now, let us reason together, says the Lord.  If you be willing and obedient, you will eat of the good of the land, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.”  Isaiah 1:18. “Reverence of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (also wisdom).”  Proverbs 1:7.   Father God is determined to show heirs of His Promise immutable...

  • Pestilence

    William H. Benson, Columnist|Jul 20, 2022

    On June 26, 1284, officials in a German town called Hamelin hired a musician to rid the town of its rats. The “rat-catcher’s magical flute” hypnotized the rats that followed the piper out of Hamelin’s gates and into the Weser River, where they all drowned. Although the story is based upon verifiable historical facts, it has since passed into folklore, as a fairy tale once told by the Brothers Grimm. One can only wish for as simple a solution as a magic flute to drown and destroy all...

  • Strengthen Your 'Three-Legged Stool' for Retirement

    Jul 20, 2022

    For many years, Americans provided for their retirement needs through three sources: employer-sponsored pension plans, Social Security income, and savings and investments accumulated through employer plans or individual accounts – the so-called “three-legged stool.” But today, that stool is shakier than it used to be. What can you do to strengthen it? To begin with, all three legs of the stool are facing challenges. Let’s consider them: • Employer pensions A generation ago, workers employed in many companies could count on a set mont...

  • Created to be Related

    Jul 20, 2022

    I believe we were created to be related. How do I know? Because God said in the beginning, “It is not good for humans to be alone.” (Gen. 2:18) God intended for us to live in groups or community. We were brought into existence for relationships and fellowship. But not all groups are caring and serve one another. The composition teacher asked the 4th grade class to write about an unusual event that happened during the past week. Little Johnny got up and read his essay. It began, “Daddy fell into the well last week...” Oh, my!” the...

  • Husker Harvest Days Gears Up to Bring Producers, Exhibitors Together

    Jul 20, 2022

    St. Charles, Ill. – July 13, 2022 – The time has come for the world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show to open its gates. Husker Harvest Days is an opportunity for producers to meet face-to-face with agriculture’s industry leaders and to see the latest equipment, products, and services. The event will be held September 13 – 15, 2022 in Grand Island, Nebraska. “Husker Harvest Days combines the best elements of community and technology, giving visitors an incredible opportunity to network and gain insights for their...

  • New Popcorn Promotes Growth of Beneficial Bacteria

    Jul 20, 2022

    Lincoln — Each of us walks around with trillions of microbes living in our gut. In past decades, scientists have started to understand how the properties of our personal microbiome impact our health. But the question of how to safely, effectively, and scalably influence our gut microbiomes has remained challenging. Today an article published by scientists from the Nebraska Food for Health Center explores a solution: naturally occurring genetic variation in the plants we already eat. The...

  • Juniors Fall Short of Championship Round

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Jul 20, 2022

    Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Junior baseball team hosted the Class B Area 7 Junior baseball tournament over the weekend of July 8-12, and had some success, but fell in the qualifying game to advance to the championship to Chadron, 8-to-7. Sidney had defeated Ogallala for the second time in the tournament on Sunday to get the opportunity to face off with Alliance in the Championship round, but was unable to get past a tough Chadron FNBO Nationals team Monday night. Sidney started the game...

  • Sidney 12U Wins Championship--

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Jul 20, 2022

    Sidney’s 12U’s captured the 2022 Nebraska Cal Ripken State Championship this past weekend in Gering with a dramatic come from behind 9-7 win over Alliance. Trailing 7-2, Sidney scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth  inning, all with two outs. Relief pitcher, Matt Corne, struck out the side swinging in the top half of the sixth inning. Sidney was down to their final out in the bottom half of the sixth inning when Aidan Baker kept the game alive with a ground ball single up the middle....

  • Local Stingray Swimmers Earn Medals

    Jul 20, 2022

    The Shoemaker girls traveled east for the Cornhusker State Games in Fremont, and came away with medals to add to their trophy collections. Jayden Shoemaker earned five medals, including Gold in the 200 Meter Fly, 15-18 division and just barely missed qualifying for Nationals. Both Kenzie and Alexa Shoemaker brought home Silver medals and Krickett Shoemaker brought home a Silver and two Bronze medals....

  • Legion Seniors Lose Early Lead, Fall 10-2

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Jul 20, 2022

    Sidney's American Legion Post 27 Senior baseball team hosted the Chadron FNBO Nationals senior team on Thursday, and after taking an early lead, were unable to hold back the Chadron offense that exploded for 10 runs in the final two innings. In a warm-up game for the Seniors' upcoming District Tournament in Ogallala starting next week, Micah Schneider opened for Sidney on the mound, and after two runners reached base via a single and an error on a hard-hit grounder to third base by Austin...

  • Classifieds/Legals

    Jul 20, 2022

  • Collecting All the Pieces

    Forrest Hershberger, View from the Handlebars|Jul 20, 2022

    I wonder if there’s been many studies on the psyche of society overall? We, collectively, want freedom, but only if approved policies favor our perspective of life. Person X expects to have the freedom to do Activity Y. Resident B objects to Activity Y because it doesn’t line up with his or her views. Ironically, on some platforms Person X and Resident B are on a level playing field. They can turn off or walk away from the conflicting point of view. Some of the conflict is the social viewpoi...

  • Straight Talk From Steve:

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Jul 20, 2022

    On July 9th delegates from across the state gathered in Kearney, Nebraska for a convention of the State Republican Party. While I did not attend this year’s convention, I was not saddened by the results. Conservative delegates from Lancaster County implemented a well-designed coup to oust party chairman, Dan Welch, and install their own county party leader, Eric Underwood, as the new chairman. While Welch accepted his removal with poise and dignity, the hostile take-over was a long time...