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  • Wilkinson challenges misdemeanor conviction

    Ryan Hermens|Sep 4, 2015

    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 Cheyenne County Court committed three errors in finding Wilkinson guilty of the alleged crime and sentencing him to 30 days in jail. Wilkinson has filed an appeal in the case. At a hearing on Aug. 7, special appointed Cheyenne County District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman gave Wilkinson until next...

  • Sidney High football team wins shootout against Adams Central

    The Sun-Telegraph staff|Sep 4, 2015

    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 teammates Brady Radcliffe, Jake Heeren and Hunter Secrest each found the end zone in the game. Sidney opened a 21-0 advantage and led 21-8 at the intermission. The Red Raiders and Patriots (0-2) exchanged scores for most of the second half, but Sidney maintained control and the momentum during that...

  • MISS POTTER 2015 CROWNED

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 4, 2015

    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 Lewis, and Alana Thies, the daughter of Brian and Sondra Thies. The event is sponsored by the Potter Beta Sigma Phi sorority.... Full story

  • Electrical problem ignites small fire on Sidney school bus

    Courtney Fletcher|Sep 4, 2015

    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 Public Schools representative, the students, staff and bus driver evacuated the bus as they had practiced. “The students had been trained on how to evacuate in school previously,” said Sidney Middle School Principal and Transportation Director Brandon Ross. “The driver got the students off of...

  • Former Sidney man accused of burglary

    Ryan Hermens|Sep 4, 2015

    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 Christofferson participated in a burglary in May along with at least four other individuals. More than $6,000 was taken from the residence and nearly $2,000 of damage was done to the property. The house was burglarized while the residents were out of town. Authorities identified the alleged...

  • Across The Fence - Welcome to Van Tassell: Population 15

    M. Timothy Nolting, For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 4, 2015

    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 out of Bushnell to Pine Bluffs, we struck a course due north to Albin, then on to Lagrange and up Highway 85 to Torrington. At Torrington, we took Highway 159 north – where after several miles – the pavement ends and gravel roads took us through wide-open grasslands. The scarcity of any dwellings...

  • Louis "Louie" Martinez Enriquez

    Sep 4, 2015

    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 survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marjorie (Troidl) Enriquez; son, Philip Enriquez of Golden, Colo; daughter and son-in-law Dana and Doug Mietzner of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Sharyn Enriquez, of Greenwood Village, Colo.; and daughter Renee Umholtz of... Full story

  • Death Notice: Jon P. LaMore

    Sep 4, 2015

    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 arrangements.... Full story

  • Toiletries drive being held by CAPWN

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 4, 2015

    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 Sept. 11th National Day of Service. The public is being asked to donate any unused toiletry items to be given to the elderly in this valley at boxes located at the CAPWN offices, 3350 10th St. and 975 Crescent Drive in Gering. The local schools ESU 13, and volunteer sites where foster grandparents...

  • Court Briefs 09-04-15

    Sep 4, 2015

    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 misdemeanor. She pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to a $250 fine plus court costs. The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Theodore Medina, age 25, appeared for entry of plea on a charge of Disturbing the Peace, a class III... Full story

  • Community Calendar 09-04-15

    Sep 4, 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)... Full story

  • SIDNEY DEMOLITION ZONE

    Courtney Fletcher|Sep 4, 2015

    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 Preservation Board member Kathy Wilson, these houses aren't located in the historic downtown district.... Full story

  • Good Old Days 09-04-15

    Sep 4, 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 ''Q' Crossing Starts This Month' Sept. 9, 1965 The Burlington Railroad expects to start work on installation of warning signals at the 13th Ave. crossing by Sept 21, it was learned today. J.E. Hammer, general manager of the CB&Q, said work would start by then if all agreements between the participating part...

  • Creek Valley golfers show improvement at home event

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 4, 2015

    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 led the squad with a 102 that included a second-nine score of 47. Maddy Johnson reduced her previous best by three strokes as she came in with a 109. Jo Hummermeier, playing in just her second career match, finished with a 136 to best her first effort by four strokes. Criswell medaled for the second...

  • Storm volleyball team posts two W's

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 4, 2015

    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 its early season record to 2-0 by turning back Banner County 25-10, 25-12. Creek Valley’s Chandra Smith helped stymie the Lady Indians with 11 aces in 16 serve attempts. Freshman Faith Michelman added seven aces of her own as the Storm combined for a total of 23. Smith also added five digs to lead...

  • Leyton volleyball opens with win over Garden Co.

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 4, 2015

    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, 25-19. The Warriors' hitters put in a strong performance as the senior trio of Kristine Barnett, Diedra Waite and Natalie Cruise paced the team with 10, nine and seven kills respectively. Waite also had four blocks and Cheyenne Nickel had three. On defense, the Warriors had four players finish with...

  • Sidney spikers lose opening matches

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Sep 4, 2015

    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 Platte opened the action with the Lady Bulldogs topping the Raiders 25-15 and 25-11. Ogallala later stopped Sidney in straight sets 25-15, 25-15. The Lady Bulldogs, a strong Class A team that went 30-6 last season, won the triangular by beating the Lady Indians in the second match of the evening 25-15,...

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