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  • Fairboard Questioned after 'Dismal' Fair

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Aug 31, 2022

    The Cheyenne County Fairboard was blasted with questions and criticism after this year’s county fair and rodeo. The fairboard holds its meetings in a small office complex adjacent to the arena, except when an overflow crowd requires a larger facility. The 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 meeting was moved to the east end of the 4-H building with the board seated facing north. A crowd estimated at about 20 showed up for the meeting. The night’s agenda included reviewing the ADA handicap accessibility of the gra...

  • Carolee Egging

    Aug 31, 2022

    Carolee Egging, 87, of Gurley passed away Friday afternoon, September 2, 2022 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center- Extended Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Celebrant being Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt and Concelebrants being Fr. C.P. Varghese and Fr. Martin Egging along with the Priests of the Grand Island Diocese. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. A vigil-rosary will be held at 6:00 p...

  • Cheyenne County Chamber Welcomes New President/CEO

    Aug 31, 2022

    The Cheyenne County Chamber Board recently announced Toshia Jones as the new President/CEO of the Chamber. Jones comes to Sidney from Northwest Missouri. She has lived in Sidney for about two years. She enjoys playing league volleyballl and assisting in coaching youth basketball and volleyball. Her previous leadership experience and 10 years in customer service will make her a great asset to the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, and the Cheyenne County community. She is excited to meet...

  • BNSF To Temporarity Close Part of Walking Trail

    Aug 31, 2022

    The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Road has asked the City of Sidney to block the Deadwood Trail multi-use trail at the point the railroad overpass crosses over the top of the walking trail. This is the BNSF overpass of trail, adjacent to Sidney Draw Road bridge and the backside of the golf course. The BNSF will be doing bridge and ballast work on Wednesday September 7 through Thursday, September 8, beginning at 9 a.m. for approximately five hours each day. There will be barricades and signage announcing the temporary clo...

  • Split Vote Changes Council Meeting Time

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Aug 31, 2022

    The Sidney City Council will be returning to a later meeting time. In a previous meeting, Mayor Roger Galllaway suggested changing the time from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. He said the change was offered because he was asked to take a football coaching position, which could interfere with the current 6:15 p.m. Tuesday city council meetings. “Most of this came about because my work responsibilities changed,” Gallaway said in the Aug. 23 meeting. He offered to change the meeting time seasonally, or per...

  • Forrest Hershberger/Sun-Telegraph

    Aug 31, 2022

    Potter, NE was host to off-road and enduro races in the mid 70s, now the next generation in this small community is bringing back this exciting style of racing with an event designed to provide an amazing race course, a well organized race experience, and additional activities the whole family can enjoy. The Potter 120 is an intense harescramble off-road race on a course that spans over 200 acres in the panhandle; they have classes for dirt bikes, quads, and youth. Dirt bikes and quads race a...

  • 2022 Lodgepole Old Settlers Grand Marshals Gary and Georgia Addison

    Aug 31, 2022

    Gary was born and raised in Stuart, Nebraska in the north central sandhills. He graduated from Wayne State College and received graduate degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson and Kearney State College. Georgia was born in El Paso, Texas but shortly moved to Anaheim, California where she grew up and graduated from Anaheim Union High School. Coming to Nebraska in 1971 was a welcomed move. She became a farm wife and six years later went to work as the Secretary and later administrator...

  • Michael Jay Watson

    Aug 31, 2022

    Michael Jay Watson, age 73, of Sidney, passed away peacefully throughout the night at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins on Monday, August 22, 2022. Services are pending and will be announced when available. You may view Mike’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Mike’s care and funeral arrangements. Michael Jay Watson was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on February 23rd, 1949 to J.D...

  • Raymond A. Robinson

    Aug 31, 2022

    Raymond A. Robinson, age 78, of Sidney, went to be with his Lord on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 9:25 P.M. at his residence in Sidney, Nebraska, surrounded by loved ones. Service and Burial will be held graveside in Lookeba, Oklahoma on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Lookeba Cemetery Highway 281 – 4 way pause at the top of the hill or 8 miles off the I40 exit to Hinton. A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1129 10th Ave., Sidney N...

  • Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Aug 31, 2022

    “For God honors a man according to his work, and makes man to find a reward according to his way.” Job 34:11; Psalm 62:12; Hebrews 11:6 Honor is a character trait found hidden in the hearts of true patriots; those who value something bigger than themselves and willingly work for it, demonstrate it and even die for it. These United States of America were founded on honoring God, solving people problems and hard, innovative, creative work. Let us take this moment to give honor where honor is due...

  • Give 'em A Kick

    Mike Sunderland, Thoughts from a Grey-Haired Point of View|Aug 31, 2022

    We take computers for granted. We text, talk, do research and spend too much time sitting on our duffs in front of them. It wasn’t always like that. In 1966 a major change in the way newspapers are produced was previewed. The first computerized typesetting machine was field tested at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. C.W. Sneddon, the owner, was always eager to try new technology and IBM accepted his offer. IBM combined a keystroke capture system with a Selectric typewriter and added a punch tape...

  • Supporting Kids

    Deb Fischer, U.S. Senator|Aug 31, 2022

    I often say one of Nebraska’s most precious resources is our children. They represent the next generation of great entrepreneurs, family farmers, doctors, police officers – you name it – that make our state the incredible place that it is. For this, they deserve our full support and care. This is especially true for foster kids, who unfortunately face significant hardships. It’s estimated on any given day, there are 3,000 children in foster care in Nebraska alone. In many circumstances, childre...

  • Are You Properly Insured?

    Aug 31, 2022

    You probably won’t see it on your calendar, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And it is indeed important to be aware of the importance of life insurance. Are you adequately insured? Many people aren’t. About 40% of Americans face some type of life insurance gap, either because they’re uninsured or underinsured, according to a 2021 survey by the research and advocacy groups LIMRA and Life Happens. The need for life insurance is pretty straightforward: If something were to happen to you, would your family be able to continue their...

  • Curing the 'I' Problem

    Aug 31, 2022

    In Luke 12.16-19 there’s a total of 11 personal pronouns: I – I – My – I – I – My – I – My – My – I – My. Read for yourself: “Jesus told them this parable: The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store MY crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I will do. I will tear down MY barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all MY grain and MY goods. And I will say to MYself, ‘You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink, and be mer...

  • Westra New Director of Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center

    Aug 31, 2022

    John Westra has been selected as the new director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff. His appointment will take effect on Sept. 1. Westra joined UNL in 2017 as the associate director for the southeast research and extension district and since then, has served in a variety of roles, including program leader for two interdisciplinary teams and professor of agricultural economics. In those roles Westra was able to see f...

  • What Do Regional Transmission Organizations Do?

    Aug 31, 2022

    LINCOLN. - The Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference recently held a virtual webinar titled, "What Do Regional Transmission Organizations Do?" with Casey Cathey, Director of System Planning at Southwest Power Pool. In this webinar, Casey spoke about the basics of the Southwest Power Pool. As a reminder, registration for the 2022 Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference on October 25th and 26th is open. Conference attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird registration discount. Registration rates are as follows: * Early Bird Registration...

  • Red Raiders Fall In Opener, 47-27

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    Sidney kicked off its 2022 football season Friday night, hosting the Holdrege Dusters at Weymouth Field. New Sidney Head Coach Ryan Smith had his squad prepared for the run-first Dusters led by senior quarterback Jackson Hinrichs, and the Red Raiders were fired up at kick-off, ready for a new season and looking to make a statement against Holdrege. But the Dusters’ offense was too much for the Sidney defense, and although the Red Raiders were able to move the ball and score, Holdrege had just t...

  • Coyotes ROUT Indians, 85-6

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team opened its season on the road Friday afternoon and took the first step towards another D6 playoff berth with an overwhelming 85-to-6 victory over the Minatare Indians. After dominating the competition last season, the Coyote’s first opponent was against a team that struggled with a 1-and-7 record last season. A mismatch on paper turned into a mismatch in reality as the Coyotes wasted no time in opening a big lead against the Indians. After Mintare’s initi...

  • Lady Raiders Open Strong With Two Wins

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team looked strong this week as they opened their 2022 season with two big wins against visiting from Colorado. On Thursday, the Lady Raiders hosted Sterling for their first match of the year. The highly rated Lady Tigers came into the match with a 2-and-0 record, beating Highland and Fort Morgan in earlier action. Head Coach Julie Smith clearly has her team ready for another State Tournament run, and after Sterling opened an early lead, the Lady Raiders stormed...

  • Storm Falls In Opener, 78-0; Leyton Rolls Over Hemingford 49-10

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    Creek Valley's Storm 6-Man Football team had a rough start to the season, as they traveled to Harrison to face the Sioux County Warriors on Friday. The Storm were unable to get anything going on offense, and their defense was unable to stop the Warrior's attack, and the Storm fell by a final score of 78-to-0. The Warriors dominated all phases of the game from start to finish, and the Storm looks to re-tool and make adjustments for a better showing on Thursday, when they open at home against the...

  • Lady Storm Struggle On The Road

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    Creek Valley's Lady Storm Volleyball team opened their season on the road with a triangular against Sutherland and Perkins County on Thursday, then traveled to Harrison on Friday to match up against the Sioux County Lady Warriors. The Lady Storm did not have much success, and dropped all three matches over the two-day span. On Thursday, Creek Valley matched up against the Lady Sailors, and dropped the first set 25-to-14. The Lady Storm was able to make some adjustments in the second set and...

  • Lady Raiders Host Sidney Invite

    Aug 31, 2022

    On Tuesday, August 23, the Lady Raider Golf team hosted the Sidney Invite at Hillside Golf Course. The area's best teams attended, and the girls from Scottsbluff took top honors with an overall score of 321. Ogallala came in second place with a score of 421, followed by Gering with a score of 442. The Sidney team finished in fifth place with a score of 499. Aubree Larson led the scoring for the Lady Raiders with a round of 96, good enough for ninth place individually. Claire Jordan finished in 23rd place with a 121 followed by Kat Jallen in...

  • Sidney Cross Country Opens At Panhandle Classic

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    Sidney's Cross Country teams traveled to Scottsbluff on Thursday to open their season at the Panhandle Classic. The boy's team finished second with 49 points and the girl's team finished third with 55 points. Outstanding performances for the boys included sophomore Noah Canas' fifth place showing at 19:32.10 and sophomore Jashawn Davenport's ninth place finish at 19:42.59. Sidney placed three runners in the top twenty for their second place finish. For the girls, junior Talissa Tanquary again...

  • Lady Coyotes Strong Start to Season

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Aug 31, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team, coming off an 11-and-18 record last season, opened strong with three wins over the week. Potter-Dix started their season on Thursday with a triangular at home, and defeated the Minatare Lady Indians in straight sets, and then defeated the Leyton Lady Warriors 2-to-1. Potter-Dix capped the week with another victory over the Lady Indians in Minatare on Friday in two straight sets. On Thursday, the Lady Coyotes started against Minatare, and hit well and...

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