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  • Legislative hearing set for Sidney on Tuesday

    Ryan Hermens|Sep 18, 2015

    Members of the Nebraska Legislature's Natural Resources Committee will be in Sidney on Tuesday as part of an ongoing study into how the oil and gas industry is regulated in the state. A Legislative fact-finding hearing will be held in the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a pair of reviews examining the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The Commission, based in Sidney since its creation in 1959, approved an application for a commercial wastewater...

  • Office of human development program provides services

    Courtney Fletcher|Sep 18, 2015

    The Office of Human Development in Sidney has been servicing the community since 2012 with the Panhandle Employment Connections program. The Panhandle Employment Connections program is a vocational branch of the Office of Human Development that gives individual's with social, speech, sensory or emotional developmental delays. The goal of the agency is to help make individuals' dreams become a reality by matching their skills with the needs of local businesses. The program continually forms...

  • Sidney High football team loses first game of 2015 campaign

    The Sun-Telegraph staff|Sep 18, 2015

    The Sidney High School football team lost for the first time this season, falling to powerhouse McCook by a 35-13 score on Friday night at Weymouth Field. The Red Raiders slipped to 3-1, while McCook improved to 4-0. Pick up Monday's edition of The Sun-Telegraph for a complete game wrap-up and photos.... Full story

  • Veteran's History Project: The Zeek Homestead

    M. Timothy Nolting, For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 18, 2015

    "Section 18, Township 17, North of Range 18, West of the Indian Meridian, Oklahoma." So reads the land description of Homestead Certificate No. 9951. My great-grandfather, Ira Zeek, was granted this piece of land by the United States of American and it was made official, after great-grandpa proved it up, on the third day of February 1908, by President Theodore Roosevelt, whose signature appears on the certificate. In 1893, the U.S. government opened what was then known as The Cherokee Strip in...

  • Community Calendar 09-18-15

    Sep 18, 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. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-20 The Dalton Fall Festival will take place the weekend of Sept. 18-20. Enjoy family fun, a parade, craft booths, games and fireworks. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-20 WyoFiber Live! – an event that demonstrates all things fiber including crocheting, dyeing, felting, knitting, quilting, spinning, upcycling and weaving ... Full story

  • Let God define marriage

    Pastor Doug Birky, Evangelical Free Church|Sep 18, 2015
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    As all of us are aware, our U.S. Supreme Court ruled last June that same sex couples can now be legally married throughout our country. The court claimed that it was an issue of equality, dignity and civil rights granted by the Constitution. In this opinion, five Supreme Court justices essentially redefined marriage for all Americans. However, those who claim to be Christians should continue to let God define marriage for us based on the unchanging truths of the Holy Scriptures. It is a very simple description of marriage given to us by God at...

  • Good Old Days 09-18-15

    Sep 18, 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 'Manpower School Chances Good' Sept. 16, 1965 Facts and figures are being put together this week to strengthen Sidney's bid for a federal manpower training school at Sioux Army Depot. The school would be administered through the public school system and could attract as many as 350 people to Sidney, some...

  • Sidney volleyball spikes Alliance

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Sep 18, 2015

    The Sidney Lady Raiders volleyball team took on their first district opponent of the season Thursday night at the Cabela's Athletic Facility and prevailed over Alliance in four sets. Sidney (3-4, 1-0) defeated the Bulldogs (1-4, 1-3) by set scores of 25-22, 24-26, 25-19, 25-21. "Our goal tonight was to work on our attack," said Raiders' head coach Sarah Wilson. "We wanted to go big and go strong with every chance we got." The Raiders accomplished their goal by pounding home 52 team kills with co...

  • Storm falls to Sedgwick County in volleyball

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 18, 2015

    The Creek Valley High School volleyball team crossed the border into Julesburg, Colo., on Thursday night and dropped a match in straight sets to the Sedgwick County Cougars in a non-district matchup. The Storm (5-3) battled the Cougars (3-3) with a strong defensive effort, but came up short in straight sets 17-25, 20-25, 19-25. The Storm had 18 team blocks with Jessie Straber and Chandra Smith leading the way with five each. Payje Misegadis blocked four shots. Straber also had 24 digs to pace the Storm while Joey Straber had 14. Four Creek...

  • Raider X-country teams bring home pair of seconds

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Sep 18, 2015

    The Sidney High cross country teams put in strong efforts at the McCook Invite on Thursday, as both the boys and girls captured second-place finishes. Additionally, Sidney had three medalists: Jami Flores, Mitch Porter and Ryan Aurich. The Raiders boys' team finished with 38 points, just behind Holdrege (31). McCook was third with 65 points, Chase County fourth at 77 and Dundy County/Stratton rounded out the top five with 88. The girls missed the top spot by just two points with 36 to Cozad's...

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