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Articles from the September 4, 2015 edition

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Wilkinson challenges misdemeanor conviction

Despite pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing government operations, Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson is challenging his conviction. In a court document filed last month, Wilkinson’s attorney Thomas Sonntag argued that the...


Sidney High football team wins shootout against Adams Central

HASTINGS, Neb. -- The Sidney High School football team improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 45-30 road victory against Adams Central on Friday night. Derek Robb and Alex Lindemann scored two touchdowns apiece for the Red Raiders (2-0), while...



Brooke Glass, the daughter of Stuart and Candi Glass, was crowned Miss Potter 2015 on Thursday night at the Potter American Legion Hall. Her attendants are Cortney Lewis, the daughter of Les and Jodi... Full story


Electrical problem ignites small fire on Sidney school bus

A Sidney Public School bus experienced an electrical issue that resulted in smoke and a small fire on Thursday afternoon. Sidney Public Schools informed parents and guardians of the issue, which lead to drop offs being delayed. According to a Sidney...


Former Sidney man accused of burglary

The trial for an 18-year-old Alliance man accused of burglarizing a Sidney residence is scheduled to begin later this month. Troy Christofferson, 18, is facing a felony charge of burglary. He has pleaded not guilty. In court documents, police allege...


Across The Fence - Welcome to Van Tassell: Population 15

On a recent trip to Rushville, where Deb and I frequently travel to visit her mother, we decided to take a different course from the usual Scottsbluff to Alliance to Hay Springs route. Heading west...


Louis "Louie" Martinez Enriquez

Louis "Louie" Martinez Enriquez, formerly of Sidney, a devoted family man, passed away in his home after battling leukemia, surrounded by his loving family. He was 82. Louie was born in Bayard. He is... Full story


Death Notice: Jon P. LaMore

Jon P. LaMore, 60 of Lodgepole, passed away in his home, Friday morning, Sept. 4, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending, and will be published when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of John’s care and funeral... Full story


Toiletries drive being held by CAPWN

The Foster Grandparent Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program at Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska will be sponsoring a “Hygiene for Humanity” toiletries drive from Sept. 7-11. It is being held in conjunction with the...


Court Briefs 09-04-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Brianna West, age 19 of Sidney, appeared for entry of plea on charges of No Proof of Financial Responsibility, a class II... Full story


Community Calendar 09-04-15

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



Three houses located at 903, 917 and 943 Maple Street in Sidney will be demolished in the coming months with intentions of creating a parking lot with green spaces. According to Sidney's Historic... Full story


Good Old Days 09-04-15

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 ''Q' Cro...


Creek Valley golfers show improvement at home event

The Creek Valley High girls’ golf team continued its pattern of improvement as all three of its players shot career-best rounds at the Storm Invite at the Chappell Golf Course on Thursday. Finding their home course to their liking, Jaden Criswell...


Storm volleyball team posts two W's

The Creek Valley High Storm volleyball team had little trouble dispatching its first two opponents of the 2015 season in a home triangular on Thursday evening. The Storm throttled Minatare (0-2) in straight sets 25-5, 25-7. Creek Valley then upped...


Leyton volleyball opens with win over Garden Co.

The Leyton High Lady Warriors went on to the road to Garden County to open the 2015 volleyball season with a straight-set victory. Leyton finished off the Lady Eagles with scores of 25-17, 25-10,...


Sidney spikers lose opening matches

The Sidney Lady Raiders volleball team struggled in its season opening triangular at the Cabela's Athletic Facility Thursday night as it was swept by North Platte and Ogallala. Sidney and North...


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