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Articles from the August 24, 2023 edition

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  • Dalton Fire Department, ARPA Funds and Road Department Budget Featured at Commissioner's Meeting

    Mike Motz, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    SIDNEY- Monday's Cheyenne County Commissioners' meeting was held at 8 a.m. sharp Monday, August 21, and the main items on the agenda concerned firefighting equipment, budgeting of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds, and a report by Doug Hart, Cheyenne County Highway Superintendent. The commissioners reviewed and approved a resolution allocating real and personal property tax to political subdivisions for fiscal year 2023-2024, in the amount of $27,500. They also reviewed and approved a... Full story

  • Full Slate of Activities For Old Settlers' Days

    Mike Motz, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    by Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph LODGEPOLE -September 2 through September 4 will be jam-packed with fun and activities for the 99th Annual Old Settler's Days in Lodgepole. On Saturday, September 2, the fun kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Old Settler's Golf Tournament. This four-person per team scramble tournament has a $200 per team entry fee and is limited to 18 teams. The event will be held at the Chappell Golf course, and for more information, or to register, call Bill Taylor at 308-250-0530... Full story

  • Kids' Korner and a day full of magic

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    SIDNEY - On the very special occasion of its 20th anniversary, Kids Korner, at the Community Center for Early Childhood Development, entertained the community of Sidney with several activities taking place in Legion Park on August 19th. The celebration was open to the public and kids were able to play games, have their faces painted, and enjoy "Adamagic", a show that was brought in from Omaha. The Sun-Telegraph noticed the excitement of the kids and visited with Adam Schacht, the magician who... Full story

  • Community packs Hickory Square for final night of Downtown Sounds

    Mike Motz, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    The Rhett Haney Band put on a great show Friday night, combining all styles of good old fashion party music to keep the crowd entertained at Hickory Square. The third and final Downtown Sounds event was held Friday, August 18 in Hickory Square, and again another large turnout enjoyed live music, food vendors and near-perfect summer weather. The Rhett Haney band entertained the large crowd all night, and there was plenty of dancing and singing along to the popular group's tune... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: LB-589

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Aug 24, 2023

    Whenever it comes to delivering on property tax relief for the good, hardworking citizens of Nebraska, governmental entities with tax asking authority always seem to find ways to shut it down, and that is exactly what is happening in Nebraska again this year. Today I would like to inform you about how the Nebraska Department of Education is undermining the Legislature's efforts to provide property owners with some much-needed property tax relief this year. Earlier his year Sen. Tom Briese of... Full story

  • Supporting Our Seniors

    Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator, Nebraska|Aug 24, 2023

    Our seniors face ever-growing challenges. Rising costs, attacks on their retirement savings, fraud, and identity theft threaten what they spent a lifetime building. Many of the facilities that care for this vulnerable population are struggling to stay afloat due to burdensome regulations and other factors, threatening the availability of care in rural areas across the country. This week, I held an Aging roundtable conversation with Nebraskans in senior care to discuss solutions to many of these... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 32

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Aug 24, 2023

    "While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest..." Genesis 8:22. God has a Plan. Sowing and reaping is constant, going on at all times. Even unbelievers will tap into this prosperity. God enhances vision, effort (measure of faith) and wisdom. Human Effort plus Resources plus Holy Spirit Anointing equals Miracles! Dough enhancer is added to bread dough, a certain measure for every measure of flour. Gluten is softened so bread rises higher and bakes up softer and lighter. Smart chefs use it....


    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Aug 24, 2023

    Police raiding a newspaper and confiscating reporting material seems like something one would expect to find in a banana-republic, or in a scene from a dystopian novel. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to the Marion County Record. The Record is a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas, serving a population of approximately 1,900 and known for its dogged reporting on various issues affecting the community. On August 11, the newspaper office was raided by the Marion Police Department as was the home of its 98-year-old co-owner, Joan Meyer,... Full story

  • Roberta R. Brunick

    Aug 24, 2023

    Roberta R. Brunick, age 90, of Sidney, passed away in Sidney on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Sidney Regional Medical Center. There will be no visitation as cremation has already taken place. Per Roberta's request, there will be no funeral services. The family will have a private memorial and celebration of life at a later date. You may view Roberta's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Ro... Full story

  • Frances E. Lindner

    Aug 24, 2023

    Frances Eilene Lindner, age 84, of Lodgepole, NE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at Sidney Regional Medical Center with family by her side. She is now with the Lord. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 28, 2023 at New Hope Fellowship Church in Lodgepole, NE with Pastor R. J. Savely officiating. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Lodgepole. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook... Full story

  • McCarville Awarded Jr. High Coach of the Year

    Mike Motz, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY- Sidney Middle School teacher and athletics coach Joydene McCarville was recently honored in Lincoln with the Jim Farrand Memorial Award for the Outstanding Assistant/Jr. High School Coach of the Year for 2022-23. The award recognizes her lifetime of service to Nebraska students in education and sports. During her career, McCarville has coached just about every sport in school except wrestling and football. Born and raised in Wood River NE, McCarville... Full story

  • Bad New Bears, Haupt Landscaping Take Co-Ed Softball Titles

    Mike Motz, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    It was a season of fun, and a season of rain outs, but all went well over the past week as the Division I and Division II Co-Ed Softball leagues held their playoffs and championship games. In Division II, the Bad New Bears beat Creekside 16-to-3 to earn their place in the Championship game. The MashUp team beat the Dalton Dingers in walk off fashion in the bottom of the 7th inning, 8-to-7. The Creekside team got a second chance when they defeated the MashUp team to advance to the Championship... Full story

  • Raider Scrimmages Feature Teams Ready For Action

    Mike Motz, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    SIDNEY--The Sidney Red Raider teams are getting ready to start their 2023 Fall Sports schedule, and the Cross Country team was in full sprint Thursday August 17 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds and looking ready to lead the Panhandle teams once again, and the Lady Raider Volleyball and Red Raider Football teams held their scrimmages on Friday August 18 at Sidney High School. For the Volleyball and Football scrimmages, the games were free to attend but it was asked that attendees bring either G... Full story

  • WNCC Lady Cougars Go 3-1 in Tournament Play

    Mike Motz, Senior Staff Writer, Sidney SunTelegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- The 6th ranked Western Nebraska Community College Lady Cougars traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa on Saturday, August 19 to compete in the Reiver Classic Tournament, and ended the competition with a 3-and-1 record. The Lady Cougars started their day with strong start, defeating Dodge City Community College 25-17, 25-21, 27-29, 25-15. They next faced number 4 ranked Indian Hill Community College and lost 25-15, 25-19, 25-22. The opening tournament featured fine play... Full story

  • Potter Hosts Team Roping Series Over Weekend

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Aug 24, 2023

    POTTER - Last Saturday, the community of Potter saw proof that working together as a team brings good results. The previous weekend, the arena witnessed the successful Bull Riding Rodeo in memory of Clint "Gus" McCrea, but this time, everyone showed up to participate in the Team Roping Series of this year. It is worth noting the stellar participation of Wes Mauner and Jay Groom who dazzled everyone present with their audacity and speed when it came to demonstrating their incredible skills in... Full story

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