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Articles from the September 7, 2023 edition

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  • Commissioners' Meeting Focus on Oktoberfest and Road Updates

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    SIDNEY--It was a short session for the Cheyenne County Commissioners Tuesday morning, as just a few items of business were brought in front of the commissioners, with a longer meeting scheduled to discuss the 2023-24 budget, Tuesday afternoon. The afternoon meeting occurs after our press time, so details of the 2023-24 budget meeting will be in the September 14 edition of the Sun-Telegraph. First, the commissioners approved a letter of engagement with Dana Cole and Company for auditing... Full story

  • Cico's Vegetables: A Gift to the Community

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    POTTER- Among all the wonderful and friendly people in Potter, there's one who stands out for his generosity, compassion and heart of gold. Though not originally from Nebraska, the state, and the community of Potter welcomed him as one of their own. Instinctively, the people knew his presence would be a blessing, not only for the village, but for all who have had the chance to get to know him. The life of Pastor Warren Cico is fascinating, however you look at it. After growing up in Angleton, TX... Full story

  • Elvis is back in the building!

    Sep 7, 2023

    SIDNEY – At 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 16th, Joseph Hall will open the High Plains Arts Council’s 2023-2024 season with his popular Rock ‘N Remember ELVIS Tribute at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. And Elvis fans will swoon! Hall has the authentic look, the extraordinary voice, the hip-swiveling moves, and the personal charm to take audiences back to the day they first fell in love with the iconic Elvis Presley. Joseph Hall, a Lincoln native, has been playing tribute to the legacy of the King of Rock and Roll since 2006. He ha... Full story

  • Aspen Gurr of Sidney selected as new Carson Center cohort

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    Aspen Gurr of Sidney, a recent graduate of Sidney High School, has been selected to join the latest cohort of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. This is the fifth cohort for the center, which opened in fall 2019. Students from all over the country have been included in this year's cohort, hailing from Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York, South Dakota and Nebraska. "Each year, our cohort of students gets better and better as our... Full story

  • Waggoner royally charms Potter at Queen Crowning

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    POTTER- Last Thursday, August 31th, Amanda Waggoner was chosen Miss Potter 2023 by the Potter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. The local community gathered at Railroad Street to witness a special ocassion for two young ladies. The two candidates were Amanda Waggoner (15), daughter of Melissa and Jerry Gorsuch, and Jaclyn Worth (16), daughter of Leah Pahl and Scott Worth. The girls were respectfully escorted by Caden McConnell and Jaxon Chase. Miss Waggoner is a junior at Potter-Dix. Her activities have... Full story

  • Local Audio provider 28 years in Sidney, and still amplifying great service

    Daiana Greene|Sep 7, 2023

    SIDNEY- Allan Lundgren grew up in Bayard (NE), moving to Sidney in 1995 to open Budget Tapes and Music. That was 28 years ago, and he is still going strong. "I opened it for the love of music. I saved up my money to open up a music store while I was working at the dealership. We don't sell new music at all, I sell some old music but basically we do audio sales and installation. We install in in cars, boats, golf carts, trucks, semis, anything that takes a stereo. I even did a hot tub one time,"... Full story

  • Grandparents Day at SPS

    Sep 7, 2023

    Grandparents are invited to Toddler Tales, with your special 2 or 3 year old, September 13 at 10:00 or Storytime at 11:00, with your special 4 or 5 year old. Both sessions will feature story and related fingerplays. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic on the patio after both sessions. There’s also a craft that you and your grandchild can do together. Please contact Eileen at 254-3110 with any questions... Full story

  • Straight Talk From Steve: The Sports and Spaces Act

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Sep 7, 2023

    Last week Riley Gaines came to Nebraska. Who is Riley Gaines? Riley Gaines is one of America's most decorated female swimmers. Swimming for the University of Kentucky, she became a 12-time All-American as well as the SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of 2022. However, she has begun speaking around the country in support of women's sports and against transgender athletes competing in women's sports. At the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving national championships Riley Gaines found herself having to compete... Full story

  • Trump creates a spin-off

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Sep 7, 2023

    Just how dominant is Donald Trump in the Republican Party? He's so far ahead in the polls that he felt comfortable skipping the first GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee, while on the actual debate stage, his epigone, Vivek Ramaswamy, soaked up an outsized portion of the attention. The 38-year-old billionaire biotech entrepreneur shows that the Trump brand is so strong that it can create successful subsidiaries, the Trump storyline so compelling that subplots can be spun off into their own prog... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 36

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Sep 7, 2023

    "One generation shall praise Your works to another, and declare Your mighty acts." Psalm 145:4 Ah, September! School, again. Football, again. New friends, again. We never outgrow it. Nostalgia takes us back to marching band and drills to do at half-time. It is noted in the newspaper's 'Old Time' events; scrapbooks are filled with pictures of people, in strange clothing, posing eyes squinting with forced smiles. But look! These are our parents and grandparents!! Every 80ish years society goes... Full story

  • I love Latin!

    Mike Sunderland, Columnist|Sep 7, 2023

    Once in a while us males have to show off our intelligence, just to prove that the main stream media is not as accurate (aka smart) as they would have us believe. So, here goes my attempt... I attended Monroe High School in Fairbanks Alaska. It was, and still is run by the local Catholic Church. I graduated from the school way back in... well never mind! One of the courses we were required to take was 2 years of classic Latin (the language, not the style of music). Sister Lewis was my Latin... Full story


    Sep 7, 2023

    Dr. Donald M. Cassata, age 82, passed away on August 23, 2023, after a long-fought illness. Dr. Cassata was born April 30, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation from high school, he studied to become an X-Ray Tech. Don joined the U. S. Army and used these skills at several Army hospitals around the United States including Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver. After his discharge, he began his higher education at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO. This is where he met future... Full story

  • Carl Russell Elliott

    Sep 7, 2023

    Carl Elliott, 85, of Sidney, passed away Wednesday evening, August 23, 2023 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Funeral Services will held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ- Latter-day Saints with Bishop Marvin Larson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Homes in Oshkosh and Chappell are serving the Elliott family. Family and friends... Full story

  • Teresa Louise (Wills) Grant

    Sep 7, 2023

    Teresa Louise (Wills) Grant, age 69, of Sidney, NE, passed away in Loveland, CO on August 25, 2023. She was surrounded by her family and a dear friend. Memorial services were held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, September 1, 2023 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Chad Rademacher officiating. Cremation has been held. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Teresa's service was recorded for viewing on our website. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Sidney... Full story

  • Cheryl D. Hauge

    Sep 7, 2023

    Cheryl D. Hauge, age 73, of Sidney, NE passed away at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE on Friday evening August 25, 2023. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Faith Methodist in Sidney, NE with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Family will greet friends at the church beginning at 10:00 A.M. prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorde... Full story

  • Donald William Norcott

    Sep 7, 2023

    Donald William Norcott, age 71, passed away at his home in Sidney, NE on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from years of medical complications. Don's funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE with Pastor Lee Eads officiating. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Don's register book and leave condolences for the family prior to the service between 9:00-11:00 A.M. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery following t... Full story

  • Raiders Rise Above Miscues, Down Chase County 21-to-14

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    IMPERIAL-- Sidney's Red Raider Football team improved their season record to 2-and-0 with a 21-to-14 victory over the Chase County Longhorns in Imperial on Friday night, September 1. After defeating Holdrege in the first game of the season, and having to travel to and from the game twice in two days due to weather delays, in this game Sidney created all of their own adversity, with weather and travel time having nothing to do with the challenges the Red Raiders had to overcome to earn the... Full story

  • Cheyenne County Community Center Acquires New Location

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    The Cheyenne County Community Center Foundation is excited to announce a major milestone in their commitment to enhancing community well-being trough expanded fitness facilities by acquiring the building located in the heart of Sidney at 10th Avenue and Pearl Street. Recognizing the importance of collaboration within the community and seeking feedback from current and former community center members, they engaged a nationally prominent consulting firm earlier in the year. This independent firm... Full story

  • Lady Raiders Split At North Platte Triangular

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    NORTH PLATTE-- Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team traveled to North Platte on Thursday, August 31, for a triangular meet with North Platte and Ogallala. The Lady Raiders were able to split their matches, winning against North Platte in their first match then falling to Ogallala in their second match of the evening. The Lady Raiders move to 2-and-2 on the year, and were ready to open their home season on Tuesday, September 5. Sidney played sharp from the start of the match against North... Full story

  • Tanquary Leads Sidney Girls To Second-Place Finish

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    COZAD--Sidney's Red Raider Cross Country teams continued their strong start to the season, with the girls' team taking second place at the Cozad Invitational on Saturday, while the boys' squad finished fifth. The girls had three finishers in the top fifteen and, with a second place individual finish by senior Talissa Tanquary, the girls compiled enough points for a second place result. Head Coach Donna Wiedeburg said, "It was refreshing to run in the morning in Cozad. We knew going into the... Full story

  • Bulldogs Blast Mustangs, 36-14

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    PEETZ, CO.-- It was the Fall of 2018 the last time the Peetz Bulldog Football team beat the Prairie Mustangs, and the last four years have seen the Bulldogs fall to the Mustangs by lopsided scores. But turnabout is fair play, and this year's contest between the Bulldogs and the Mustangs was again a lopsided contest, but this time it was in favor of the Peetz team. The Bulldogs scored early in the game, then another time in the second quarter followed by two scores in the third quarter before... Full story

  • 99th Annual Lodgepole Old Settler's Days Draws Crowds And Fun

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Sep 7, 2023

    LODGEPOLE-- The 99th Annual Old Settler's Days celebrations have come and gone, and the weekend weather held out and made the events fun for all. There was no rain that disrupted any events, although the sun generated a lot of heat during the days. The events started Saturday morning with the Old Settler's Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble. The teams enjoyed perfect weather out on the links. Next came the Tractor Pull on Front Street, with plenty of vintage tractors giving it their all... Full story