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Articles from the October 12, 2023 edition

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  • EPIC Option Town Hall Held at Lazy S Ranch

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 12, 2023

    SIDNEY--The Lazy S Ranch on the outskirts of Sidney hosted a town-hall style meeting at their facility Thursday night for Cheyenne County area taxpayers to learn more about the EPIC Option Consumption Tax plan. State Senator Steve Erdman (R-47 District) was in attendance and fielded questions after the presentation to a group of enthusiastic taxpayers eager to learn more about the plan and to better understand the workings of the plan. Erdman is the main sponsor of the plan, along with State... Full story

  • Sidney Students Honored as "Students of the Month"

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 12, 2023

    SIDNEY--At the monthly Cheyenne County School District #1 Board Meeting on Monday, October 9, students of the month of September 2023 from grade seven through 12 in Sidney Public Schools were recognized and honored. School Board President Mike Palmer read a proclamation naming each student and congratulated them for their achievement. The students stood before the assembled crowd while each school board member congratulated them. For Grade 7, Harper Misegadis was named Student of the Month. She... Full story

  • Three Locals Arrested on Drug Charges

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 12, 2023

    SIDNEY--Three arrests on drug charges were made Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 on the 800 block of Linden Street in Sidney. In conjunction with WING (Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group), Sheriff and Sidney Police officers acted upon the information with a warrant at 803 Linden Avenue in Sidney. They arrested three individuals, Ray Garrett Jr., Dallas Dickey and Jessey Lohman on charges of possession of controlled substances. Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs said the drugs in question... Full story

  • The City of Sidney Landfill will be open one last Saturday. The remaining date is Oct 14, 2023.

    Oct 12, 2023

    Saturday hours will be from 8am until noon. Landfill charges will apply unless you have your free dump card. Free dump cards are good for residential customers only.Construction and demolition waste, commercial waste, tires and Freon containing appliances cannot be dumped with a free dump card but will be accepted at their regular disposal rates. Any questions please call the Solid Waste Department at 254-6071.... Full story

  • Columbus

    Steve Erdman, 47th District|Oct 12, 2023

    Monday, October 9th is Columbus Day. It is also Indigenous Peoples Day here in Nebraska. Christopher Columbus was a man of incredible integrity, but revisionists have targeted him in their attempts to rewrite the history of Western civilization with false narratives. Too many people today erroneously believe that Christopher Columbus was a bad person. So, today I would like to expose the revisionism and help restore the good name of Christopher Columbus. On October 9, 2017 Vincent Schilling... Full story

  • A bomb thrower targets his own

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Oct 12, 2023

    The Matt Gaetz moment is upon us, and unless you enjoy politics as absurdist theater, you might want to skip it. The bomb-throwing Republican congressman from Florida, who has hitherto distinguished himself with sundry attention-getting antics, is making his biggest play yet by trying to remove Kevin McCarthy from the speakership by offering a so-called motion to vacate. McCarthy’s alleged offense is relying on Democratic votes to pass a last-minute spending measure over the weekend to avert a... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 41

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Oct 12, 2023

    “When wisdom enters your heart and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion (judging justly and reasoning rightly with a touch of class) will preserve you. Understanding will keep you and deliver you [from evil] so you may walk in the way of goodness and righteousness.” Proverbs 2:10-20 Fear of torment is not something to manage. It must be refused! Such ‘spiritual warfare’ allows reverence of God to rule. One who imitates God as a dear child is dangerous to the wiles of the devil Ephesia... Full story

  • Differ We Must

    Bill Benson, Columnist|Oct 12, 2023

    Since 2004, radio personality Steve Inskeep has hosted National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” During Covid lockdown in 2020, at home with time to spare, Inskeep researched and wrote a book that was published this past week. Inskeep found its title, “Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America,” in a letter that Abraham Lincoln wrote to his good friend Joshua Speed, dated August 24, 1855. Last week, Inskeep explained to Amna Nawaz of PBS News Hour, and Scott Simon of NPR, that... Full story

  • Wanda Maxine Payne

    Oct 12, 2023

    Wanda Maxine Payne 04/29/1931 - 10/06/2023 On October 6th, Wanda Maxine (Lenz) Payne, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away at the age of 92. Wanda was born in Lodgepole, Nebraska, to Arthur Otto and Hazel Margaret Lenz. After graduating from Lodgepole High School in 1949, Wanda attended Clarkson School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon completion of her degree in Registered Nursing, she returned home to Lodgepole and worked in a doctor's office until starting a family. Aft... Full story

  • A Local Champion in Race and Life

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 12, 2023

    A favorite event of Sidney's annual Oktoberfest is the "Running of the Wieners", but perhaps no one looks forward to it more than Junior. Junior is a eight-year-old Dachshund who has traveled to Sidney from Crook, Colorado to defy the odds and participate in the annual event for the past seven years, albeit using a customized apparatus on wheels instead of his hind legs. His journey began when he was diagnosed with IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease), a condition that affects the spinal discs... Full story

  • Red Raiders Hold Off Haymakers, Stay Unbeaten

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 12, 2023

    SIDNEY--After defeating district rival Chadron last week, Sidney hoped that the Red Raiders would not have much trouble against a three-win Cozad team at Weymouth Field. However, the Haymakers always give the Red Raiders a tough fight, and Friday's contest proved no different. Sidney started the game on offense, and looked a bit disjointed in their first possession, with senior running back Luke Holly fumbling, then recovering the ball, on a run for a loss. A third down incompletion led to senio... Full story

  • Lady Raiders Are Runners-Up at Western Conference Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Oct 12, 2023

    SIDNEY-The Lady Raider Volleyball team was able to get back on the winning track on Saturday, hosting the Western Conference Tournament and matching up against Mitchell, Gering and Scottsbluff. But at the end of the day, the Lady Raiders fell to the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats for the second time in as many weeks, and had to settle for runner-up honors. Sidney started off with a match against Mitchell, a team they had defeated three times already this season. The Lady Raiders again had no... Full story