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Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition


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  • New ambulance and emergency services to Cheyenne County transition smoothly

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 3, 2023

    By A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY – Morrill County Community Hospital (MCCH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator Shannon Odiet reported a smooth transition of emergency services at latest City of Sidney council meeting earlier this month. During the second regularly scheduled City of Sidney Council meeting on July 25, Odiet explained how services were seamless. "We were set to begin operations in Sidney to provide ambulance service on July 1," Odiet explained. "We... Full story

  • Fire Shuts Down Yard Track

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 3, 2023

    By Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY - On Thursday, July 27 at about 1:15 p.m., a fire was reported at the trestle bridge along the Union Pacific's Sidney Subdivision, directly across from the east entrance to the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The Sun-Telegraph was on the scene, and spoke with a Nebraska Department of Transportation worker who had called in the fire. The worker did not know at the time how the blaze started. The trestle bridge is composed of three separate structures, with... Full story

  • Clarifications & Corrections

    Aug 3, 2023

    In an article which ran in the Sidney Sun-Telegraph on Thursday, July 27 on 1A titled, “Cheyenne County revokes bond in vehicle homicide case.” The decedent was mistakenly identified as the driver. Sidney resident Lori Wiens, 48, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, was a passenger in the fatal collision which took place on May 5. The Sidney Sun-Telegraph truly apologizes for the error and for causing any unnecessary pain during an already tragic time.... Full story

  • City of Sidney to hold a public hearing on August 8th

    Barbara Perez, Editor, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 3, 2023

    Barbara Perez, Editor, Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY - Since there is a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreement on the city-owned building located at 812 Illinois Street that was previously owned by Cabela’s, and because UST has ended their lease on the building, the city needs to either lease or sell the building to another tax paying entity. The city does not pay property tax on its buildings, and it is the property tax that pays the TIF bond payments. Worldwide Trophy Adventures (WTA)... Full story

  • Sidney Regional Medical Center offering free sports physicals

    Aug 3, 2023

    SIDNEY – Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is once again offering free sports physicals and has limited availability left. The available dates left for the free sports physicals for student-athletes returning back to school is August 9 and 16 with available times between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Only sports physicals scheduled during this time frame will be free, any other dates or times will be charged accordingly. SRMC says those who need more information or would like to schedule a free sports physical are asked to call 308... Full story

  • SRMC Raises Nearly $1000 For Night of Hope

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 3, 2023

    Sidney Regional Medical Center did their part in raising money for the Night of Hope Cancer Walk on Tuesday, August 1, when their "Pie-In-The-Face" fundraiser ended, and the "victim" turned out to be Dr. Ariel Soriano. A number of doctors and administrators had donation buckets at the hospital and other locations for the last few weeks in preparation for the event. The person that had collected the most money would get the pie in the face, unless they matched the amount raised. If they did,... Full story

  • Upcoming Youth Rodeo in Potter Aims to Raise Self-Harm Awareness

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 3, 2023

    On August 12, the second annual Clint "Gus" McCrea Memorial Youth Bull Riding competition will be held in Potter. The all-day event will happen on route 77 between I-80 and Highway 30. The event is held to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm in the Rodeo and Bull-Riding Community, and is named for Clinton McCrea of Potter, who passed away on March 31, 2019. The event is for youth Bull riders between the ages of 2 and 19 years of age. Event organizer Charlie Willis said that they are trying... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: Shop Class

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Aug 3, 2023

    High School shop classes are beginning to make a comeback. For those of us over the age of 50 shop classes were considered a high school staple, but many high schools have since retired these classes and switched to technology classes. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, this trend of students taking fewer credits in shop classes started in the 1990s. The result of students taking fewer shop classes over the years is that demand has now gone up for people working in trade... Full story

  • Mutually assured re-nomination

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Aug 3, 2023

    There's being fortunate in your enemies, and then there's having enemies who are helping you take the first step in your political comeback. Donald Trump and his adversaries want profoundly different things in the long run -- Trump wants to be back in the White House; Democrats want him in an orange jumpsuit. Yet, in the shorter term, they both are seeking the same thing -- Trump as the Republican nominee, either so he can sweep to victory (Trump's view) or be beaten again and held to account... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 31

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Aug 3, 2023

    Psalm 91 "Under His wings you shall take refuge. You shall not be afraid of the arrow that flies by day... for He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you ... in their hands they shall bear you up!" My uncle, Fred E. Brands, turned 17, October 31st, 1941. December 7th he enlisted in the United States Navy. World War II had begun at Pearl Harbor. Freddie took training as a navigator in the Naval Air Force. There were six men in his fighter: Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Left, Right and Tai... Full story

  • 70th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement

    Bill Benson, Columnist|Aug 3, 2023

    Last Thursday, July 27, 2023, North Korea's leader Kim Jon Un presided over a military parade that celebrated the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean conflict, from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. North Korea's Foreign Ministry announced, in bellicose language, that "the 21st century would see the irrevocable termination of the U.S.  "Should the U.S. choose to offend our Republic, we will annihilate them by using all our military power... Full story

  • 23rd Annual Bag's Barr Golf Classic Set For This Weekend

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 3, 2023

    It's turned into a summer tradition in the Potter area, and this year's Bag's Bar 4-person Golf Scramble at Prairie Pines Golf Course on August 5 and 6 promises to be a fun-filled event for duffers of all skill ranges to experience. There's still a few slots open four four-person teams, and the event is always a highlight of the summer here in the Panhandle. Bag's Bar owner Heather Williamson said that there will be food and beverages available to purchase, and on Saturday, ribeye steaks will... Full story

  • Daniel Duane Dvorak

    Aug 3, 2023

    Daniel Duane Dvorak, age 75, of Big Springs, NE previously of Sidney, NE passed away Monday, July 24, 2023. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family inurnment to be held at a later date. A trust has been set up in Duane's name, and the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to it through Points West Bank. You may view Duane's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC... Full story

  • Francis (Frank) Elden Hamilton

    Aug 3, 2023

    Passed away at his home in Tyler, Texas, on July 30. Surrounded by family. Born 12-20-1942 Clarksville TN. Attended St. Agnes Academy – Alliance NE. Directly to the U.S. Army for 3 years Home base of Hawaii with overseas duty in Thailand during the Vietnam Conflict. Met Janice Lambert in 1962 while on military leave. Married 12-26-1964 in Sidney NE. Employed at Western Electric in Omaha / Denver, Hamilton's Outdoor Sports, Coors Brewing. Blessed with 2 daughters Sandy and Dee. Survived by... Full story

  • Keith A. Rapp

    Aug 3, 2023

    Keith A. Rapp, age 71, of Sidney, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 28, 2023 at The Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Kyle Larson & Pastor Scotty Ray officiating. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Memorials may be made in care of... Full story

  • 2023 Cheyenne County Fair Exceeded Expectations

    A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 3, 2023

    By A. Marie Hamilton, Sidney Sun-Telegraph CHEYENNE COUNTY – Smiles, laughter, sunshine, rodeo, and a successful beer garden put the 2023 Cheyenne County Fair on the books as one of the best in recent years. According to Cheyenne County Fair Board President Troy Kurz, the rodeo alone drew in nearly 1,500 people from around the county and from neighboring states. The beer garden was a huge success as were the other events throughout the week. This year's fair had it all – from carnival... Full story