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  • Wheat Belt's training field named in honor of Winkelman

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Aug 28, 2015

    The Nebraska Rural Electric Association's Job Training and Safety Coordinator Bob Cooper, along with the Wheat Belt Public Power District, held a dedication ceremony in memory of Don Winkelman on Thursday at Wheat Belt's linemen training field north of Sidney. Winkelman was an integral part of Wheat Belt's team for more than 42 years. He retired as operations manager in July 2003. He enjoyed his retirement until his passing on Oct. 31, 2011. Winkelman's tenacity and dedication to safety helped...

  • High school's Class of '65 to serve as grand marshals for Potter Days

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Aug 28, 2015

    The 2015 Potter Days Grand Marshals are the members of Potter High School's Class of 1965. Twenty-four of the 37 graduates will be celebrating their 50th class reunion the weekend of Sept. 4, 5 and 6 in Potter. The Class of '65 was the first kindergarten class. They started in 1952 and ended with the largest class to graduate from Potter High. As seniors, the football team won the first trophy given by the Minuteman Activities Conference. They had a perfect season with 9 wins. Members of the...

  • Sidney High football team cruises to win in season opener

    Sun-Telegraph staff|Aug 28, 2015

    CHADRON, Neb. -- The Sidney High School football team got off to a fast start Friday night en route to a 41-7 victory over Chadron on the road in the season opener. Chadron scored on its first possession to take a 7-0 lead, but the Red Raiders then reeled off 41 unanswered points. Sidney junior Alex Linneman got things started when he took the ball 85 yards on his team's first offensive play of the season. He finished with 128 yards on six carries and two touchdowns. Teammates Jake Heeren, Derek Robb, Tyler Wintholz and Coby Haas all added TDs...

  • Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer's scout in 1867

    M. Timothy Nolting, For The Sun-Telegraph|Aug 28, 2015

    Edmund Gasseau Choteau Guerrier was born in a Cheyenne Indian village along the Smoky Hill River, when what would become Kansas Territory was then known as a portion of the vast Louisiana Purchase. Edmund's mother was a Wutapai Cheyenne and was named Tah-tah-tois-neh ("Walks In Sight"). His father, William Guerrier, was a Frenchman employed as a fur trader by William Bent and lived among the Cheyenne where he had taken Walks In Sight as his wife. Edmund's early life was spent with his Cheyenne...

  • Community Calendar 08-28-15

    Aug 28, 2015

    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 playing again in September. Each pair plays once a month with different opponent and keeps a cumulative score through May. There is a fee to play which is donated to the Office for Mentally Retarded for their projects. If you would like to play, call Lynn Poppen at (308) 254-0704 or Kathy Mattoon (308)...

  • Riff and parade

    William H. Benson, Columnist|Aug 28, 2015

    “Life is a lot like jazz,” said George Gershwin. “It is best when you improvise.” During the 2004 political debates, the radio host Don Imus described the two vice presidential candidates Dick Cheney and John Edwards as “Dr. Doom and the Breck Girl,” because Cheney appeared glum, dour, like a bulldog, whereas Edwards appeared well coiffed, “like a pretty girl in a shampoo ad.” A journalist in Florida named Roy Peter Clark then riffed on Don Imus’s comment. Riff is a jazz term...

  • Thanksgiving for special days

    Kyril McGown, Holy American Orthodox Church|Aug 28, 2015

    Many years ago, I remember sitting on a bench in my grandparents’ backyard and listening to him talking to a friend who had stopped by for a visit. I overheard him say, “August is a good month to get work done. There are no holidays in August.” Of course, this wasn’t important to a child of 10 or 11 but, a year or so later when I was an altar boy in our church, I realized that there were two special days in August: two Holy Days – Aug. 6, the Transfiguration, and Aug. 15, the Dormition, also called the Assumption of Mary. Later when...

  • Good Old Days 08-28-15

    Aug 28, 2015

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Farm Youth Drowned As Car Washes Into Deep, Storm-Filled Draw' Aug. 30, 1965 A popular Gurley farm youth, Jim Kuehn, 19, drowned Saturday night when his car was washed into a rapidly moving draw filled by heavy rains earlier that evening. He was Cheyenne County's fourth traffic fatality for this year. His...

  • Scrimmage helps Raiders set lineups for X-County opener

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Aug 28, 2015

    The Sidney High School cross country teams gathered at the soccer fields near WNCC on Thursday for their annual scrimmage. More than just a friendly outing, the 5K run was the tool by which head coach Ryan Plummer set his varsity lineups for the Red Raiders' first meet. The six fastest times for both boys and girls will represent the Raiders' varsity on Sept. 4 at Gering. The season opener will be run at Monument Shadows Golf Course. The competition for a varsity spot was extremely competitive...

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