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  • Second Half Surge Powers Raiders Past Mustangs 34-17

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Sidney’s Red Raider Football team played an outstanding second half and capitalized on Gordon-Rushville miscues to come from behind for a 34-to-17 victory Friday night in Gordon. The win moves Sidney to 2-and-1 on the year, and has shown the Red Raiders to be a much improved team from the past few seasons. Gordon-Rushville looked sharp in the first half of the game, with both their offensive and defensive lines imposing their will on their Sidney counterparts. The Mustangs opened the game...

  • Hajek, Keller on Ballot for Cheyenne County Assessor

    Sep 15, 2022

    The Sidney Sun-Telegraph reached out to candidates for Cheyenne County Assessor to offer a few questions. Melody Keller is the incumbent and Jordan Hajek is the petition challenger. Hajek contacted the Sun-Telegraph September 7 to verify she was on the ballot. Below are the questions and each candidates response: Name as it appears on the ballot: Mel Keller Position you are seeking: Cheyenne County Assessor How long have you lived in Cheyenne County? I have proudly called Cheyenne County my...

  • Warriors Put Away Lions Early, 72-6

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Leyton's Warrior Football team traveled to Morrill on Friday to match up against the struggling Morrill Tigers, and made quick work of their hosts, scoring 49 unanswered points in the first quarter to put away the Tigers. It was a ground-and-pound attack by the Warriors, who threw the ball only three times with one completion in the game. The lone completion was for a touchdown, a 12 yard pass from senior Damyn Russ to senior Justin Ernest. The Warriors rushed the ball 24 times for 192 yards...

  • 'E3' Tour Coming to Sidney

    Sep 15, 2022

    Sidney's E3 chapter is hosting communities from across the state of Nebraska on September 22 and 23 this month to demonstrate where we are doing well and continue to build out opportunities to improve for the future. Individuals from the Nebraska Community Foundation, E2 (Entrepreneurial Ecosystems), and NetWork Kansas will be facilitating the discussions. Communities touring Sidney include McCook, Red Cloud, Keith County, Holt Count, and Valley County.  The group will begin with a tour of Sidney's High School to learn of the strength of...

  • Public Confronts Commissioners on Proposed Budget

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Sep 15, 2022

    The Cheyenne County Commissioners room was crowded Sept. 6 with residents seeking answers about the proposed budget. Tuesday's meeting included a budget hearing and summary for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Early in the meeting, the county commissioners appointed Jeff Jung as the Cheyenne County designee to attend the Joint Public Meeting scheduled for September 26. The Joint Public Meeting is required by LB644. Sections 1 through 5 of LB644 are also known as the “Property Tax Request Act” requ...

  • Game Day Traditions Explained

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Sep 15, 2022

    In Nebraska, there's “Big Red” and there's everyone else. But how many fans know the history of the color, or the mascot? The cliché “it takes one to know one” almost applies in this account. A former cheerleader from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln researched how the fervor of Big Red and the Husker mascot came to be. Debra Kleve White attended UNL from 1976 to 1980, graduating with a degree in fashion merchandising. She also spent some time on the cheerleading squad, which...

  • Michael Louis Hawkins

    Sep 15, 2022

    Michael Louis Hawkins, age 69, of Sidney, NE passed away in Kimball on Friday, September 2, 2022. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 14, 2022 at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney with military honors by the United States Army Honor Guard, V.F.W. Post #610, DAV Chapter #40, and the American Legion Post #17. You may view Michael’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Memorials may be made in Michael’s name to the...

  • Celebrating No. 29

    Forrest Hershberger, View from the Handlebars|Sep 15, 2022

    It started in the work environment. I had a routine every morning. Young in the trade, routine was even more important than it is now. I would make four to five stops before getting to the office in the morning. At one of those stops, I met a night crew of nurses. They had the look of professionals who finished a long and hard night. Among that crew stood one who had a twinkle in her eye like even with her occupation she didn’t take life too seriously. She also had the look of someone I had...

  • Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Sep 15, 2022

    God created us a spirit exactly like Himself.  He gave us a soul and manufactured an earth-suit for our journey here.  We are a triune being but unlike God, earth dwelling brings up a fourth dimension of reckoning: Culture’s Learned Responses. A comedian once noted, “Getting through life is like running through a pasture without stepping in something.”  John Denver sang, “Life is a funny, funny riddle.”  Apostle Paul lamented, “What am I doing?  What I want to do, I don’t do....

  • Return to 1968

    Mike Sunderland, Thoughts from a Grey-Haired Point of View|Sep 15, 2022

    With the on set of warmer temps I invite you to come with me on a short trip to 1968 and visit a couple of “cool” events in my past. As related in an earlier story, “The Blizzard of 1968”, Fairbanks, Alaska was visited with one of the largest snowfalls seen in recorded history for the state. So far as I know the 16 feet of new snow deposited by one storm was the most ever recorded since the Ice Age. Another first was soon to follow. The coldest time of the year in Fairbanks usually...

  • Coyotes Blow Away Hawks, 65-14

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    It's still early in the season, and again the Potter-Dix Coyote Football team is searching for an opponent that can give them a competitive contest. During last year's regular season, the Coyotes smallest margin of victory was 18 points against the Arthur County Wolves. This year Arthur County is not on the schedule, so it is likely that the Potter-Dix faithful will have to settle for lopsided games until playoff time rolls around. After winning their first game against Minatare 85-to-6 then...

  • Look Closely at Open Enrollment Choices

    Sep 15, 2022

    Once again, it’s the season for football games and back-to-school activities. And if you work for a medium-size or large employer, it will soon be open enrollment season – the time of year when you can review your employee benefits and make changes as needed. What areas should you focus on? Actually, it’s a good idea to pay close attention to all your benefits. Some of the offerings may have changed from last year — and you might have experienced changes in your own life, too, which might lead you to look for something different from...

  • Singing for Jesus

    Sep 15, 2022

    Some years ago, following fellowship dinner at church, the folks would gather together and have a good old fashioned testimony service with singing, sharing of blessings and telling what the Lord has done in their lives. The experience was like the words of the old song, “Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your many blessings, see what God hath done.” Singing for Jesus is all about the powerful sharing of our personal testimony, letting people know what the Lord has done or is doing in our life. I believe it would do us all...

  • Harmful Algal Blooms Alert issued for Iron Horse Trail Lake and Oliver Reservoir

    Sep 15, 2022

    Lincoln - The state has issued a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Iron Horse Trail Lake (Wildlife Management Area) in Pawnee County and Oliver Reservoir in Kimball County.  Iron Horse Trail Lake remained on alert this week after also being on alert last week. Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County, Maskenthine Reservoir in Stanton County, and Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County were all removed from alert after being on alert last week. Samples taken earlier this week at the lakes on alert...

  • State Farm Bureau PAC Endorses Kathy Wilmot for Board of Regents

    Sep 15, 2022

    LINCOLN – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC) has endorsed Kathy Wilmot of Beaver City. Wilmot is seeking election to represent District 7 on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. “Kathy is committed to being a strong, conservative voice who will advocate for Western Nebraska,” said Sherry Vinton, chair of NEBF-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau. “With her experience on the State Board of Education, we can trust Kathy will represent...

  • Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

    Leann Sato, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener|Sep 15, 2022

    Lawn Down and Brown? — That’s okay, let it rest. Grass protects itself from scorching heat by going dormant. Let it rest during summer’s heat and revive when Fall’s cooler temperatures arrive. A half inch of water about every two to three weeks will keep the crowns and roots healthy. Native, drought-resistant grass varieties, like buffalo and blue grama, will require less water during dormancy than cool season grasses. Save water and let the lawn rest until Fall. Set Trees for Success — Trees are long-term investments in our...

  • Lady Raiders Roll With Three More Wins

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team continued their strong start to the 2022 season with three more wins in four chances over the past week. The team improved its record to 6-and-2, and the players seem settled and confident in their roles, and are positioned correctly to maximize their talents. On Tuesday, September 6, the Lady Raiders travelled to Mitchell to match up against the winless Lady Tigers. Sidney played well against a Mitchell squad that battled, but the Lady Raiders were able to...

  • Bulldogs Bow To Cheyenne Wells, 62-8

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Peetz's Bulldog Football team hosted 2021 State Champion Cheyenne Wells on Friday night, and the Tigers proved to be too much for the Bulldogs to handle. After ripping off 22 unanswered points in the first quarter, the Tigers continued to score in the second quarter while completely shutting down the Bulldog offense. After building a 46-to-0 lead at the half, the Tigers added 16 more points in the fourth quarter to earn the 62-to-8 win. Peetz sophomore Colton Howell scored the lone touchdown...

  • Leyton's Lady Warriors Go 3-1 Over Week

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team continued their good start to the season with three wins in four tries over the past week. Leyton now sits at 6-and-2 early in the season. On Thursday the Leyton squad hosted Banner County and Hemingford for a triangular, and started off with an easy 2-to-0 win against Banner County, 25-to-6 and 25-to-12. Next up they faced off with Hemingford, and the Lady Bobcats gave the Lady Warriors a much tougher time, staying with the Lady Warriors in the first set...

  • Raiders, Larson Excel At Mitchell and Gering Invitationals

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Sidney's Red Raider Girls Golf team competed at the Mitchell Invitational on September 8, and the Gering Invitational on Sept 12, and Sidney's Aubrey Larson placed well individually in both tournaments. At Mitchell, the Red Raider team finished second with a 451, behind first place Scottsbluff with a 397. Larson ended the day with a round of 103, good enough for 6th place, followed by Claire Jordan with a 109, Audrey Splichal with a 115, Jordan DeNovellis with a 124 and Peyton Sprenger with a...

  • Lady Bulldogs Fall To Briggsdale

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Peetz's Lady Bulldog Volleyball team is still searching for their first win of the season after falling to the Briggsdale Lady Falcons on Thursday in Briggsdale. The Lady Bulldogs battled hard but were unable to get past the strong Lady Falcons, falling in straight-sets 25-to-12, 25-to-7 and 25-to-11. Junior Khira Gipfert led the offense with 2 kills and an ace serve, while freshman Ashlyn Schmidt had eight service returns in the loss. Peetz next hosts Lone Star on September...

  • Sidney XC Boys 2nd, Girls 3rd at Cozad Invite

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Great running weather was in order for the Chadron Invitational on Friday, Sept 9, and the Sidney Cross Country team ran well against the best teams in the region at Chadron State College. On the boy's side, the Gering squad took first place with 15 points, followed by Sidney with 75 points in second and Rapid City Christian with 85 points in third place. Sidney's top finisher was junior Brendan Shepard in 13th place at 19:38.90, followed by sophomore Noah Canas in 15th place at 19:50.54....

  • Lady Coyotes Hot Start Improves To 10-0

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    After an 11-and-18 record last season, the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes have improved their play tremendously under second-year head Coach Keri Mendoza. Stocked with experienced juniors and seniors, the Lady Coyotes have cut down on mistakes, played within system and have used strong net play to go undefeated to start the season. The Lady Coyotes had a busy week with six matches, starting with a triangular at home on Thursday against Kimball and Mitchell. Kimball's height and experience were no...

  • Tough Week For Lady Storm Volleyball

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Coming off of three straight wins early in September, the Creek Valley Lady Storm Volleyball team looked to have righted some of the miscues that plagued them early in the season. But this last week turned out to be a brutal ride for the young team, as they dropped five straight matches to pull their record down to 3-and-8. On Tuesday September 6, the Lady Storm traveled for a triangular with Arthur County and Morrill. Arthur County was up first and after dropping the first set 25-to-13, the...

  • Big Second Quarter Sinks Creek Valley Storm, 80-7

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Creek Valley's Storm Football team is searching for their first win, and Thursday's home contest against the Crawford Rams seemed to be the chance the young Storm team needed. After a 91-to-6 loss to Potter-Dix the previous week, hopes were high that Creek Valley could give the struggling Rams a good contest and come away with a win. Those hopes were dashed when the Rams put up 43 points in the second quarter and stopped the Creek Valley offense cold on their way to an 80-to-7 victory. The Rams...

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