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Articles from the August 19, 2015 edition

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Hehnke fired by City of Sidney

John Hehnke, the City of Sidney's embattled public services director, was fired Tuesday. Hehnke, a 10-year city employee who was at the center of a controversial decision that also involved Sidney...


Potter-Dix schools begin classes

Students and staff at Potter-Dix schools returned to classrooms Wednesday morning. At both the elementary and junior and senior high schools, students eased into the first day of school with classes...


Veteran's History Project - Marion L. Ellsworth

Marion L. Ellsworth U.S. Navy 1940-1946 EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the...


Construction continues

Construction continues on the Pole Creek Crossing and the Fort Sidney Road bridge in Sidney Wednesday morning. Girders for the Pole Creek Crossing bridge were set and the next step is working on the... Full story


Michael Andrew Humphrey

Michael Andrew Humphrey, 59, died August 11, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 3, 1956, in Sidney, to Frederick and Blanche (Heinzman) Humphrey. Michael was an avid Huskers... Full story


Rita Ann Bennett

Rita Ann Bennett was born April 14, 1925 and died on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at home in Omaha. Rita was born and raised in Dalton. She lived in Fort Collins, Colo.; Sidney; Cheyenne, Wyo.; and her last... Full story


WIC programs provide help for area residents

The Nebraska Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program provides healthy food at no cost, breastfeeding support for mothers and newborns and nutrition information to help keep pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 5 healthy and...


Regional West offers 'weight loss' family picnic

Weight loss surgery patients and anyone who would like to learn about weight loss surgery are invited to the Regional West Weight Loss Options family picnic, set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Northwood Park (across from Walmart) in...


Community Calendar 08-19-15

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... Full story


A college degree is still a smart investment

Summer is almost over, which means it’s “back-to-school” time. If you have young children, you may be purchasing backpacks, pencils, notebooks and similar items. But one day, you could be shopping for colleges — and when you do, you’ll...



Members of the Sidney High School girls' golf team have been practicing at Hillside Golf Course as they prepare for the fall season.... Full story


Creek Valley sets football scrimmage

The Creek Valley High School football scrimmage is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21. The scrimmage will begin at 5 p.m. and be followed by the Creek Valley Booster Club’s Ice Cream Tailgate and Pep Rally at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a... Full story


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