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  • Commissioners discuss concerns of various funding projects

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 27, 2023

    CHEYENNE COUNTY - Cheyenne County Commissioners discussed concerns of various projects funding and heard from residents concerned about the new cell-tower being built in the county at its regularly scheduled July meeting. Commissioners Darrell Johnson, Randal Miller and Philip Sanders had much to say about some of the funding and spending of various projects in the county and wanted to remind organizations the limited funding is for the entire county. The commissioners also heard from a... Full story

  • Cheyenne County revokes bond in vehicle homicide case

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 27, 2023

    CHEYENNE COUNTY – The Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub announced after hours on Thursday night that the man involved in a fatal truck vs car homicide case failed to appear in court for his preliminary hearing; the county revoked his bond and issued a bench warrant. The 25-year-old California man, Gurjeet Singh, who was arrested earlier this year on Cinco De Mayo, May 5, in connection with a fatal truck vs car accident failed to make it to his preliminary court hearing on Thursday, July 20. S... Full story

  • Regional West announces closure of two family clinics, one in Sidney

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 27, 2023

    SIDNEY – In a press release from Regional West, the health care system announced the closure of two family medicine clinics, one of which is in Sidney and the other in Chappell. “In working toward the goal of realigning the health system's core services, Regional West will close the family medicine clinics in Chappell and Sidney, Nebraska, effective Sept. 21, 2023,” the press release sent by Regional West Director Julie Franklin stated. Adding, “Healthcare providers in Sidney and Chappel... Full story

  • Sidney Elks Club to host the 2024 Sidney Women in Agriculture Conference, "Hats Off to Ag Women"

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 27, 2023

    SIDNEY - “Hats off to Ag Women” is this year’s theme of the annual Sidney Women in Agriculture Conference to be held on Aug. 4, 2023, at the Elks Lodge #1894 in Sidney, Neb. Participants will learn about estate planning, grain marketing, and more at this conference. This event is being held in partnership with the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Program. This year’s keynote speaker will be Cheyenne Glade Wilson. Cheyenne strives daily to spread positivity and awareness of modern day ranchin... Full story

  • City of Sidney warns of 'online survey' scam

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 27, 2023

    SIDNEY – The City of Sidney wanted to inform residents that the city is not conducting any survey of its residents at this time, despite what social media posts might indicate. According to a statement from the City of Sidney Manager's office, "We believe this to be a scam." Adding, "We would not ask for personal information in a survey form." "If you receive this message, please do not respond," the city wrote. "We thank the resident who brought this to our attention." The city is looking i... Full story


    Sun-Telegraph Staff|Jul 27, 2023

    In a report that ran in the July 20, 2023 edition of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph on page 2A titled, “Visitors board approves six grants, discusses special meeting for budget” a few corrections need to be made: • The Potter Community Improvement (PCI) is not a 501c3, but rather a committee within the village that helps manage financial aspects of the village; • The next Cheyenne County Visitors Committee will meet on August 2, starting at 5:15 p.m.; and • The visitors committee is a committee of the Cheyenne County Commissioners and not an actual... Full story

  • Sidney and Greater Area Fund and Local Businesses Donate to Cool Kids Club Program

    Jul 27, 2023

    SIDNEY - The Sidney and Greater Area Fund (SAGA) is a newly formed community affiliated fund under the Nebraska Community Foundation serving Sidney and Surrounding Areas. This fund is dedicated to improving and maintaining long-term viability within our area communities. SAGA made their first grant to Cool Kids Club and their Summer Program. SAGA, local business matches and the Sidney Donor Advised Fund granted more than $4,000 to the program. The granted funds were used to assist with summer pr... Full story

  • A Next Step for All Americans

    Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator, Nebraska|Jul 27, 2023

    One of the things I am most proud of from my time as Governor was how we improved services. One way we did this was by helping low-income Nebraskans find quality, higher-paying jobs through an innovative program called SNAP Next Step. The program helps families on SNAP, otherwise known as food stamps, with job training, resume writing, and job search coaching to find that better job – that next step toward a better future. We prioritized giving people a hand up, not a handout. The results were i... Full story

  • The military doesn't need diversity, equity and inclusion

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Jul 27, 2023

    House Republicans voted to end diversity, equity and inclusion programs and personnel at the Pentagon, and one wonders whether the U.S. military will ever be the same. The provision was one of a number of anti-"woke" measures in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act -- including reversing the Pentagon's new abortion-enabling paid travel and leave policies -- that have occasioned sputtering outrage. According to National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, there's no way that... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 30

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Jul 27, 2023

    Things were bad in Babylon. The king had been dreaming, but had no idea what he dreamt, except that it frightened him. The Chaldean soothsayers were no help. The king grew furious and ordered the death of all the 'wise' men. Daniel asked the King's Captain why this was so urgent. Daniel asked for a stay of execution, headed for home, conferred with his Hebrew companions and "the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision." Daniel 2 Perspective is a valuable game changer. Like louvered... Full story


    Paul F. Petrick, Columnist and Attorney, Ohio|Jul 27, 2023

    The twentieth anniversary of Bob Hope's death on July 27th closes the "Season of Hope" that began with Hope's 120th birthday on May 29th. It will not be observed outside of this column, whose author uses Pepsodent toothpaste because it sponsored Hope's radio show. Nevertheless, Hope's influence on America remains. I am not referring to his unparalleled career at the apex of vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, and television. I am not referring to stand-up comedy, which Hope concocted by synthes... Full story


    Jul 27, 2023

    Barbara "Barb" Anne Watson (Walker), 67, of Hayesville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at home with family due to natural causes on Thursday, July 13, 2023. Barb was born in Sidney, Nebraska, on August 15, 1955, to Raymond and Geraldine (Brundige) Walker. She grew up working on the family's Walkerland farm and always remained a farm girl at heart. She attended grade school in Lorenzo, Nebraska, and high school in Sidney, Nebraska. Barb went on to graduate from The National College of... Full story


    Jul 27, 2023

    Delores M. Kurz, age 93, a lifelong resident of Sidney, NE passed away at her son, Robert Kurz, Jr. home in Sidney on Monday, January 9, 2023. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. You may view Delores’ Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Delores’ care and funeral arrangements.... Full story

  • Sidney Tops At Rowdy's Round Up Cheer & Dance Competition

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jul 27, 2023

    It was a fine way to open this year's Cheyenne County Fair on Saturday, with the Sidney Cheer and Dance teams taking first place at the Rowdy's Round Up Cheer & Dance Competition. The Cheer competition featured the squads from Sidney, Gering and Creek Valley giving it their all Saturday afternoon and delighting the big crowd that came out the cheer on the Cheer Squads. The young ladies from Gering were impressive with their lifts, and the Creek Valley girls got the crowd jumping with... Full story