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  • Moving Forward

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Sep 29, 2022

    Sidney might have looked a little different Sept. 22-23, or at least there were some visitors offered a tour of what the community is, and what it could be. The tour of visitors was part of the “E3” meeting. E3 is short for Energizing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. The idea is to develop a network of resources in Sidney to drive opportunity through sustained investments in entrepreneurships and community improvement. What it includes is individuals, and communities, mentoring each other toward...

  • 'On Writing' and 'Why I Write'

    William H. Benson, Columnist|Sep 29, 2022

    In the year 2000, the horror fiction writer Stephen King came out with a different kind of book, a nonfiction book that he entitled, “On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft.” He begins with a series of scenes from his childhood, and explains how he launched his career of writing popular fiction. King uses a metaphor, that of a toolbox, to describe how he works when he writes. At the bottom of the toolbox lie the fundamentals: appropriate vocabulary, sticking with accepted grammar, the use of...

  • Residents Seek Answers in Joint Hearing

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Sep 29, 2022

    The Joint Public Hearing scheduled for the Cheyenne County Commissioners room was moved to the district court room Monday, and still had an overflow capacity. The meeting was held as a requirement of LB644. LB644 requires a joint meeting of taxable districts when the district's proposed budget exceeds the “allowable growth percentage” as defined in the measure as 2 percent. Cheyenne County and Leyton Public School District were represented at the meeting. Cheyenne County opened the hearing...

  • Celebrating a Landmark of Service

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Sep 29, 2022

    He's seen various parts of the world, but never fully left the Panhandle. Most of his adult life has been focused on serving people while wearing a uniform. He wears his uniform quietly, as identity to his service. He doesn't seek the spotlight and some would say he redirects it to others he sees as more deserving. Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens is being recognized for 40 years of public service. His career in the public, in law enforcement, started soon after his 1980 graduation from Kimball...

  • Lodgepole Community Fund Makes Grant to Lodgepole Depot Museum

    Sep 29, 2022

    LODGEPOLE – The Lodgepole Community Fund (LCF) has granted $500 to the Lodgepole Depot Museum to help cover the cost of repair work and paint for the outside of the museum. The estimated project cost is $7,000 and none of the work will begin until all funding is secured. LCF was formed in 2019 to help preserve Lodgepole’s rich history and create a brighter future for our community. The committee works to achieve this by promoting charitable giving, growing the endowment (community savings account) and awarding grants to local causes and...

  • Marlene Kay Weed (Christensen)

    Sep 29, 2022

    Marlene Kay Weed (Christensen), age 62, was born July 29, 1960 at the Kimball County Hospital in Kimball, Nebraska to Lloyd and Gwen Christensen. She lived in the Bushnell area and attended Bushnell High School where she graduated as class Valedictorian in 1978. She attended Doane College (University) in Crete Nebraska where she was a member of Cardinal Key, Omega Psi Theta sorority, the Doane Players Theatre design team, and was crowned “Duchess of Doane” at the 1981 Homecoming Game. Marlen...

  • Evelyn J. Geu

    Sep 29, 2022

    Evelyn J. Geu, age 96, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Friday, September 16, 2022. Funeral services will be on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Ted Bourret officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Services will be recorded and available on our website for viewing. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1-6:00 P.M. and leave condolences for the family. Memorial...

  • A Cure for Depression

    Mike Sunderland, Thoughts from a Grey-Haired Point of View|Sep 29, 2022

    Even in the 1970’s some of the old gold rush style miners lived the life of a hermit and it was a risk to life and limb to explore the mountains in Northern Nevada. You never knew when you would stumble across one of these characters. The first indication you were trespassing on their claim would be the sound of a bullet ricocheting off a rock at your feet. Taking a page out of Wild West history, in mid-summer of 1974 one of Winnemucca’s sheriff’s deputies decided to put together a gang...

  • Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Sep 29, 2022

    “For he who sows to his flesh, will, of the flesh, reap corruption, but he who sows to his spirit will, of the Spirit, reap everlasting life.”  Galatians 6:8 “He who rules his spirit is [mightier] than he who takes a city”.  Proverbs 16:32 Culture, no matter where one lives in the world, is learned behavior.   Human beings grow physically, psychologically, intellectually, emotionally (as in coping devices), socially and spiritually (p.p.i.e.s.s.).  We addressed the Will, Emotions...

  • Straight From Steve: Pink Postcards

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Sep 29, 2022

    All of the signs are indicating that the U.S. economy is entering into a long-term recession. Last Wednesday the Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by three quarters of a point and raised the short-term interest rate from 3 percent to 3.25 percent, the highest level since 2008. Add to this the Biden Administration’s plan for student loan forgiveness plus $13.7 billion in assistance to Ukraine, $22.4 billion to fight COVID-19, $4.5 billion for a Monkeypox vaccine, and $6.5 billion...

  • State Board Candidates

    Sep 29, 2022

    As a retired educator and supervisor of student teachers in the western part of NE.  I have been in many public and private school classrooms and I’m very proud of the teachers and administrators who are educating our students. I have not witnessed in district 7 schools the teaching or grooming of (CSE) Comprehensive Sexual Education, or  about CRT Critical Race Theory.  I’m very concerned for those supporting Elizabeth Tegtmeier running for a seat on the State School Board and her so called dream team spreading lies about how Nebraska...

  • Failure to Plan: Is It Planning to Fail?

    Sep 29, 2022

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” But as you chart your financial course, what steps should you take to help you keep moving forward to where you want to go? Consider these suggestions: • Establish and quantify your goals. Throughout your life, you’ll have short-term goals, such as an overseas vacation or a home renovation, and long-term goals, the most important of which may be a comfortable retirement. You’ll want to identify all your goals and put a “price tag” on them. Of course,...

  • Discovering Your Mission

    Sep 29, 2022

    Matthew 16:26: “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?” Bill Haber was once one of the most powerful people in Hollywood. For 30 years, his life consisted of making and breaking the careers of movie stars, and he did his job well. Then, in 1995, Haber left Hollywood and migrated to the nonprofit organization “Save The Children”where he supervised 4,000 employees in 41 countries. He left behind the glitz and glamor of Hollywood for the day-in-day-out realities of starving kids. Why would he mak...

  • Biden-Harris Administration Makes $500 Million Available to Increase American-Made Fertilizer Production

    Sep 29, 2022

    LINCOLN  – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Biden-Harris Administration is making $500 million in grants available to increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price hikes on U.S. farmers caused by the war in Ukraine. “Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, USDA is creating a resilient, secure, and sustainable economy, and this support to provide domestic, independent choices for fertilizer supplies is part of that effort,” Vilsack said...

  • UNL for Families: Reducing Food Waste

    Debbie Kuenning, UNL Extensior Educator|Sep 29, 2022

    Reducing food waste can help individuals save approximately $370 per year. The average American family of four may be able to save close to $1,500 annually by preventing food waste. The USDA and the Environmental Protection Agency have a goal to cut our nation’s food waste by 50% by the year 2030. Food waste can occur along any part of the food chain. Consumers contribute to food waste through preparing more food than needed and throwing away the extra. Here are 14 tips to help keep food safe, edible, and out of the trash can: Shop the...

  • Miscues Result in Raider Loss

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Sidney’s Red Raider Football team lost their second game in a row Friday afternoon, falling to the C-1 number 6 ranked McCook Bison 38-to-13 at Weymouth Field. The loss moves Sidney to 2-and-3 on the season. Like last week’s opponent Mitchell, the Bison came into the contest undefeated and used their powerful lines to dominate in the trenches and dictate the tempo of the game. Although the contest was close in the first quarter, the Bison capitalized on a series of Red Raider miscues to...

  • Lady Raiders Roll Through Challenging Week

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team had a very challenging week, with matches against Chase County, Mitchell and Gering during the week and tournament action on Saturday. The Lady Raiders came away with five wins in six tries, and moved their season record to 14-and-3. On Tuesday Sept. 20, the Lady Raiders hosted Chase County, and Sidney’s skilled hitters were able to get around the Lady Longhorns tall blockers to take a 3-to-1 match victory. It was a great win with an energized crowd, and...

  • Blue Knights Best Storm, 70-20

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Creek Valley's Storm Football team hosted South Platte Friday night, and were unable to secure their first win of the year, falling to the Blue Knights 70-to-20. Both teams entered the contest looking for their first win of the season, but it was the Blue Knights that came away with the victory. Creek Valley started with the ball but could not gain a first down, going four-and-out and surrendering the ball to South Platte at mid-field. A few plays later, South Platte sophomore Jarrette Schwartz...

  • Lady Storm Falls To Medicine Valley, Kimball

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Creek Valley's Lady Storm Volleyball team, after a three match win-streak to open September, has come up empty during the rest of the month. This trend continued on Thursday with 3-to-0 straight set loss to Medicine Valley, 25-to-20, 25-to-20 and 25-to-11. The Lady Storm traveled to Kimball on Monday to match up agaisnt the winless Lady Longhorns, and settled in for a battle. After dropping the first set 25-to-22 and the second set 25-to-21, Creek Valley broke through with a 25-to-21 third set...

  • Potter-Dix Breezes Past Banner County

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their success Friday night at Combs Field with an impressive 92-to-12 dismantling of the Banner County Wildcats. Everything the Coyotes tried on offense worked, with the quarterbacks completing 8-of-10 passes for 149 yards and four touchdowns, and Potter-Dix's 26 rush attempts netted 251 yards and 7 touchdowns. Potter-Dix's defense was stellar as usual, holding the Wildcats to just 1 yard rushing on 28 attempts and 16 yards passing on 16 attempts with...

  • Lady Warriors Split For Week

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team had four matches over the past week, and earned a split, winning two and dropping two to move to 8-and-8 on the season. On Tuesday Sept. 20, the Lady Warriors traveled for a triangular with Garden County and Bayard, and after outlasting the Garden County squad 25-to-23, 22-to-25 and 25-to-14 for the 2-to-1 match victory, fell in straight sets to Bayard 26-to-24 and 25-to-17. The Lady Warriors then traveled to Kimball on Thursday for another triangular, and...

  • Leyton Drops Second Straight, 50-6

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Leyton's Warrior Football team lost a heartbreaker last week to Anselmo-Merna, but offered little resistance to the South Loup Bobcats in Arnold on Friday. The Warrior running game was shut down and senior quarterback Damyn Russ was limited to just 91 yards in the air in the Warriors' 50-to-6 loss. Tackles for loss brought the Warriors' rushing totals into the negative, while the strong Bobcat defense shut down the Warriors' attack. Senior Dawson Juelfs' lone touchdown reception was the only...

  • Lady Coyotes Continue Hot Streak

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team continued their torrid start to the season over the last week, notching five more match wins while suffering their first loss of the season. The week moves Potter-Dix to 16-and-1 on the season. The week's action started on Monday with a triangular with Paxton and Wallace, and after putting away Paxton in straight sets, 25-to-20 and 25-to-17, the Lady Coyotes ran into a strong Wallace team that handed them their first loss of the season in straight sets,...

  • Tanquary Takes Fourth At UNK High School Invite

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    Sidney's Cross Country teams traveled on Monday to Kearney for the UNK High School Invitational. The event attracts the very best teams from around the state, and Sidney junior Talissa Tanquary continued her excellent season with a fourth place finish at 20:34.3 in the C Class event. Other Sidney finishers included senior Rheo Dykstra with a 44th place finish at 22:56.5, junior Jenju Peters with a 105th place finish at 25:21.6, junior Alayna Wiegand with a 112th place finish at 25:30.8, junior...

  • Sidney Golfers Take Second in Alliance Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Sep 29, 2022

    The Sidney Girls Golf team traveled to Alliance on Monday and perfect weather highlighted the outing, and the Lady Raiders took second place behind Scottsbluff with a score of 415. Sidney’s Aubree Larson placed eighth overall with a round of 99, while Audrey Splichal and Jordan DeNovellis each had a round of 107, both personal bests,and Kaydie Whatley finished with a round of 116. The team has had consistent improvement and outstanding finishes by Larson as they move through the season and...

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