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Articles from the August 17, 2015 edition

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Night of Hope Cancer Walk has record-breaking year

The 2015 Night of Hope Cancer Walk brought locals to Sidney's Legion Park to celebrate and remember loved ones who have died of cancer, continue to battle and those who have overcome the disease. The...

 

Commissioners OK new fairgrounds building

The Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a bid for the construction of a new livestock building at the fairgrounds on Monday morning. The $368,000 structure will replace an aging facility at the fairgrounds, but it‘s...

 

Ricketts discusses pot, economy, EPA during Sidney visit

Gov. Pete Ricketts visited Sidney last week during a tour of Western Nebraska for a series of town halls. After a meeting at Cabela's, Ricketts stopped by the Sidney Sun-Telegraph office for an...

 

Leyton, Creek Valley, WNCC return to classrooms

Whether it was the first day of elementary school or the last first day of college, local students arrived at their respective schools this morning. Students at Leyton Public Schools, Creek Valley...

 

Cabela's Linneman to become strategic advisor for company

Brian J. Linneman, an executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Cabela’s, will become a strategic advisor to the company, effective Aug. 31. Linneman has been with Cabela’s for 17 years and has been the CMO since January 2010....

 

Nebraska feels spike in gas prices across Midwest

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has...

 

Service Notice: Mary Ann Rieken

Mary Ann Rieken, 86 of Sidney, passed away at her home, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20 with Wake Services at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening, Aug. 19. Both services will be in the St. Patrick’s...

 

Sidney's Raymond earns UNL degree

Paul Steven Raymond of Sidney was among nearly 750 students who received degrees during the University of Nebraska’s summer commencement ceremony Aug. 15 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Raymond earned a bachelor of fine arts from the Hixson-Lied College...

 

Serenity Cafe ribbon-cutting

The Serenity Cafe in Sidney held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday....

 

Community Calendar 08-17-15

Ongoing Dalton Prairie Sooner Museum open Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. for the rest of the summer. The Farmer’s Market is held on Saturdays through Oct. 10 at Hickory Street Square in Sidney from 8 -11 a.m. The Bridge Marathon will begin play...

 

Red Raiders get chance to do some hitting

With 100 or more spectators watching from the stands, the Sidney High School football team donned full pads for the first time on Saturday for a Red-White scrimmage just 13 days before its scheduled...

 

Job's Daughters Bethel #25 garners state awards

Job's Daughters International, Bethel #25 of Sidney, recently competed in its annual state competition in Peru, Neb. Members from the Sidney area who competed were: Abby Heller, Kate Huson, Jolene...

 

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