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  • Hallett sentenced to 27 years in federal prison

    Courtney Fletcher|Sep 11, 2015
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    Levi Hallett, 27, formerly of Sidney, was sentenced last week in the U.S. District Court-District of Nebraska. He was sentenced to the Bureau of Prisons for a term of 27 years of imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release with special conditions. Last September, Hallett was charged in a three-count indictment by a federal grand jury. The charges included production, possession and receipt and distribution of child pornography. In May, Hallett's case was transferred to federal...

  • $25,000 donated to support Sidney activities

    Courtney Fletcher|Sep 11, 2015

    Excitement for the first Sidney Red Raiders' home football game is underway with students, teachers and the community wearing red and black. To add to the school pride and support, Michael and Rachel Copeland, of Sidney, along with Miss Lucy's House of Glamour, donated a check for $25,000 to Sidney High School's activities program Friday morning. "It's going to go into helping all activities, especially those that need a little financial assistance in order to fully participate in what they...

  • Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail

    M. Timothy Nolting, For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 11, 2015

    On the Sept., 15, 1858 the newly formed Butterfield Overland Mail Company sent its first Concord stages on their inaugural journey across the U.S. One stage left Saint Louis, Mo., and another left San Francisco, Calif., and within 25 days, each would reach their destination on the opposite end of the Overland Route. The history of our Nebraska Panhandle does not include this historic event in the annals of Nebraska's pioneers. But two years later, in 1860, Nebraska would play host to a major...

  • Court Briefs 09-11-15

    Sep 11, 2015

    The following people appeared in Cheyenne County District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, before the Honorable Derek Weimer: Brandy Parissenti, 27, of Sidney, appeared for arraignment on a charge of Possession of Psilocybin mushrooms. A class IV felony. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Parissenti pled no contest to Attempted Possession of Psilocybin mushrooms. A class I misdemeanor. She received a $750.00 fine. Chance Harmon, 19, of Sidney, appeared for a status hearing on a charge of Distribution of MJ. A class IIII felony. Pursuant to a plea... Full story

  • Community Calendar 09-11-15

    Sep 11, 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. Friday, Sept. 11 The Sidney Teammates Mentoring Program and Security First Bank and Insurance would like to invite everyone to join them, Friday Sept. 11th starting at 5:30 p.m. in the area south of the High School Parking lot, for a pre-game Tailgate Barbeque. This will be a free will offering with all proceeds benefiting our Local... Full story

  • Sidney High School Class of 1965 reunion

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 11, 2015

    Front row, from left: Gaila (Sanford) Wisdom, Ellen (Olsen) Morledge, Marilyn (Atkins) Jensen, Dorothy Holloway, Terry (Gass) Anthony, Sharon (Benzel) Talich, Judy (Johnson) Weeks, Janet (Pederson) Boshart, Joyce (Thomas) Hemry, Art Merrick. Second row, from left: Susie (Pattison) Haugan, Lyle Stewart, Jeanine (Thies) Niemoller, Diana (Gifert) Neemeyer, Dana (Phelps) Culham,  Donna (Landmesser) McKay, Diane (Tobin) Johnson, James McCaig, Shirley (Cobb) Nightengale, Dianne (Hartman) Myers,... Full story

  • Beneath the wings of Jesus

    Jan Knicely, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church|Sep 11, 2015

    As you read this, the official start of fall is just around the corner. The first frost, brisk winds and the crunch of autumn leaves beneath our feet can’t be far behind. As a young mother, I always felt the maternal instinct to gather my “little chicks” close to me as the days grew shorter and colder, to keep them safe beneath my wings.  As a grandmother and great grandmother, this instinct remains within me. However, as any parent or grandparent knows, the time comes when you can no longer keep your “brood” close to you. That is...

  • Good Old Days 09-11-15

    Sep 11, 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 'U.P. Cuts Two Trains' September 13, 1965 The Union Pacific Railroad has discontinued passenger trains No 7. and 8, combining them with mail trains No. 5 and 6. The newly combined trains will handle all of the mail, passenger, baggage and express services formerly offered by the four trains. The new...

  • Creek Valley and Sidney golfers hit the links

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Sep 11, 2015

  • Potter-Dix volleyball splits at Mitchell

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Sep 11, 2015

    MITCHELL - Despite stepping up three classes, the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes proved they were every bit the equal of their opponents at a Mitchell Triangular Thursday night. The Coyotes first challenged Class C1 Mitchell (1-3) and recovered from a first-set loss to win 2-1. Potter-Dix upended the Lady Tigers 23-25, 25-18 and 25-16. Against Kimball (4-1), which also hails from Class C1, the Coyotes had to bounce back after dropping the opening set again. While the Class D2 Coyotes (3-1) turned back...

  • Lady Raiders earn straight-set victory over Sutherland

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Sep 11, 2015

    Despite opening the night down 6-0 in the first set, the Sidney Lady Raiders volleyball team went on to even its record at 2-2 with a straight-set victory over the Sutherland Lady Sailors in Sutherland Thursday evening. The Raiders won by set scores of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-15. The Sailors are now 0-3 in the early going of the season. After its slow start, Sidney set the tone by scoring 25 of the next 32 points. Junior Maddi Porter had a strong game at the net as she led the Raiders with 11 kills. Outside hitter Kelsey Knight added eight and...

  • Late interception secures Sidney High football victory

    The Sun-Telegraph staff|Sep 11, 2015

    The Sidney High School football team held on for a 38-27 victory over Hastings on Friday night in its home opener at Weymouth Field. With Sidney clinging to a four-point lead with less than a minute to play and Hastings driving for the potential winning score, sophomore Coby Haas intercepted a pass and returned it 80 yards the other way for a touchdown to lock uo the win. The Red Raiders, who improved to 3-0, trailed at halftime for the first time this season, but put together a strong offensive rally in the third quarter. For more details and...