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  • Renovation Uncovers Church History

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Oct 13, 2022

    In the early 1900s, a man named A. T. Hiett moved to Sidney. It is likely he didn't expect his passion to influence the community for 110 years later. Hiett “lost no time in trying to establish a branch of the then-named Church of Christ,” according to “The First Christian Church of Sidney, Nebraska, Early History (March 12, 1912 to December 31, 1925).” The First Christian Church of Sidney has closed, but the building remains. A couple recently purchased the church building and are...

  • School Board Board Reviews Transportation Options

    Forrest Hershberger, Publisher, Sun-Telegraph|Oct 13, 2022

    The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education watched the wheels turn 'round as they considered what is the better option, the future of the existing activities bus or leasing a newer one that will not cost the District major repair bills. The District has been leasing a coach bus for $3,500 per month. In exchange, the District is only responsible for fuel and insurance. In the October 10 meeting, the board was informed the District purchased tires for the bus, but the District...

  • General Election is Less Than A Month Away

    Oct 13, 2022

      LINCOLN- Secretary Evnen reminds voters that Nebraska’s general election for 2022 is November 8, 2022.  “My message to Nebraskans is that we will maintain the integrity of our voting,” Evnen said. “Every legally cast vote will count.” So far, 164,611 ballots have been requested and sent by our county election officials. Properly completed early ballots must be physically received by the voter’s election office by the close of the polls on election day November 8. Once the early ballot return envelopes are verified by county...

  • Authorities Seeking Stolen Pickup Truck

    Oct 13, 2022

    At about 10 p.m. October 8, a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from a local dealership. The suspect is in the last photo. Authorities are trying to get a better picture of the suspect in the near future. If you have any information about this vehicle or suspect please call SPD at 308-254-5515. If you would see this vehicle or suspect call 911 immediately. Do not contact the vehicle or suspect....

  • Tammy S. Lafler

    Oct 13, 2022

    Tammy S. Lafler, age 67, of Sidney, NE passed away in Ft. Collins, CO on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday, October 13, from 1-6 p.m. to leave condolences for the family. Memorials can be made in Tammy’s name to UC Health Foundation and animal rescue. You may view Tammy’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt...

  • Robert 'Bob' Moul

    Oct 13, 2022

    Robert “Bob” Moul, 73, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Cantrell Funeral Home. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Bob’s Tribute Wall and leave stories and condolences for the family. Memorials may be given to Disabled Veteran’s Fund or the ASPCA. The services for Bob have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home. Bob was born in...

  • 'Here We Grow' Awarded Child Care Stabilization Grant

    Oct 13, 2022

    The early years are a magical time when curiosity and creativity blend into learning and discovery. Yet families and educators face unprecedented pressures to remove the very pillars that make children feel safe, joyful, confident and competent. Here We Grow is transforming its teaching by learning how to pause, notice our surroundings, and simply be. Learn ways to spark joy, elevate well-being, and promote a deeper sense of inquiry, both personally and with others — young and old. Learn ways...

  • Tact

    William H. Benson, Columnist|Oct 13, 2022

    News broke early this month that school officials at New York University fired an adjunct organic chemistry professor named Dr. Maitland Jones, after 82 of his class of 350 students signed a petition, that charged Jones with making the class too hard. The mean grade on one midterm was 30 percent. In their petition the students did not ask school officials to terminate Jones’s employment, but just to address his degree of difficulty when grading. Jones is eighty-four years old, and was a...

  • Write In the Right Republican

    Oct 13, 2022

    I am an 87-year-old woman who has voted in every election since I was old enough to do so. I have voted at the polls on election day every time except one time when I had to be out of town. That one time, I went to our county courthouse and case my ballot. I have never early voted and I consider it a privilege to walk into the polling place and cast my ballot. As I was traveling several highways in Nebraska this spring, 2022, I kept seeing huge signs for Jim Pillen. My thought was that, Wow! Someone really wants him to be elected by spending...

  • In Support of Elizabeth Tegtmeier

    Oct 13, 2022

    I support public education and our great teachers. My kids love school, and I am incredibly happy with the quality public education they are receiving. A short while ago, I would not have dreamed that the Nebraska Department of Education and State Board of Education would suggest that it is necessary to teach kindergarteners names of genitalia, first graders about gender identity, third graders about sexual orientation, fifth graders about hormone blockers, and seventh graders about a*** sex. Those were just some of the topics outlined in the...

  • Vote for Tegtmeier

    Oct 13, 2022

    In this divisive world of politics there is an election at the regional level that seems to have heated up. The race between newcomer Elizabeth Tegtmeier and Incumbent Robin Stevens is turning quite spicy. Robin Stevens seems to think showing up late to the game and throwing darts is a winning strategy. He and his campaign surrogates have decided attacking Elizabeth has a better chance of winning than his record. People became very involved in the Nebraska State School Board race due to the CRT and SEL curriculum being promoted by the board...

  • How Should You Pay for Short-term Financial Goals?

    Oct 13, 2022

    As you go through life, you will likely have long- and short-term financial goals. But how will your strategies for meeting your long-term goals differ from those needed for your short-term ones? If you’re like most people, your biggest long-term goal is achieving a comfortable retirement. And for this goal, a common strategy is putting away money in tax-advantaged retirement vehicles, such as your 401(k) and IRA. So, how should you go about preparing for shorter-term goals, such as a family vacation, home renovation, wedding or major...

  • Religion and Relationship

    Oct 13, 2022

    Many years ago, as a young woman, I was visiting with my grandfather in his later years. We were having a heart-to-heart talk. In the course of the conversation, I thanked him for sharing his Lutheran faith with our family. I thought what I had said would please him, but to my amazement, he shook his head and looked sternly at me. In his strong Swedish accent he replied, “No, no, Jan! It is not Lutheran. …. It is Jesus!” Now let me be clear here. My Grandfather loved his church and was in the pew every Sunday. As a young man, he brought...

  • Nebraska Military Veterans Wanted for Service in Agriculture Industry

    Oct 13, 2022

    Eric Galatas Nebraska News Service This winter, military veterans will have an opportunity to translate hard-won skills on the battlefield into Nebraska's fields and pastures through "Putting the Pieces Together," a U.S. Department of Agriculture-backed program. Martin Neal served 31 years in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, and is hosting the next training session at his poultry farm about an hour outside of Lincoln. He believes veterans are well positioned to join the ranks of Nebraska's farmers and ranchers. "People who choose to be...

  • UNL Schedules Ag Estate Planning, Leasing Workshops

    Oct 13, 2022

    Nebraska Extension and the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of workshops covering estate planning and agricultural land management and leasing in the Panhandle region between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9. The estate planning workshops will offer tools and strategies to effectively plan, start and complete estate and transition plans, offer background on common mistakes during the process and highlight essential considerations for creating and carrying out estate and succession plans. The...

  • The History of the Tomato

    Oct 13, 2022

    The tomato history has origins tracing back to the early Aztecs around 700 AD. Therefore, it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas. It was not until the 16th century that the Europeans were introduced to this fruit by the early explorers that set sail to discover new lands. B ritish admired the tomato for its beauty, but believe that it was poisonous, for most rich Europeans used pewter for their plates and silverware. The tomato, high in acid, leeched the lead out of the...

  • Husker Study: Brazil Can Grow More Soybeans Without Deforesting Amazon

    Oct 13, 2022

    Geitner Simmons IANR Mefia LINCOLN — Developing countries around the globe face a challenge that pits economic growth against environmental protection. As they expand their agricultural production, they often convert forest into cropland and pasture. But the large-scale removal of trees weakens the world’s ability to prevent further climate deterioration and biodiversity loss. Brazil presents a key example. The country is home to the world’s largest area of rainforest — some 1.2 million square miles, an area more than 16 times the size...

  • Raiders Down Haymakers, 19-7

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    Sidney's Red Raider Football team traveled to Cozad Friday, and came away with a 19-to-7 win, ending a three-game losing streak and keeping the Red Raiders' post-season hopes alive. Sidney had a good start, and after Cozad started on the Sidney 36 yard line and drove to the Sidney 27 yard line, the defense held and forced a 42 yard field goal attempt that was missed. Sidney took over on their own 20 yard line and drove the field, with junior quarterback Isak Doty connecting with sophomore wide...

  • Lady Raiders Win Western Conference Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team continued their outstanding play this season, traveling to Scottsbluff over the weekend and going undefeated in the Western Conference Tournament. Sidney entered the tournament as the top seed, and faced Gering first Saturday morning. After winning the first set 25-to-20, Gering rebounded and took the second set from Sidney 25-to-21. Sidney regrouped in the third set, and after a hard-fought battle the Lady Raiders were finally able to put away the Lady...

  • Lady Warriors Add Two More Wins

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team upped their season record to 14-and-10 with two wins over the week, against Creek Valley and Banner County. The Lady Warriors traveled to Chappell on Tuesday, October 4 for a triangular, and matched up first with a struggling but game Lady Storm team that challenged the Lady Warriors and battled hard through the first set before falling 25-to-21. The Lady Warriors continued their good play and held off Creek Valley in the second set, taking a 25-to-19 win...

  • Briggsdale Soars Past Peetz, 49-14

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    Peetz's Bulldog Football team hosted the Briggsdale Falcons on Friday, and after a competitive first quarter, the Falcons were able to shut down the Bulldog's offense and used a big fourth quarter to notch a 49-to-14 win against Peetz. The game was close in the first quarter as the Bulldogs were able to score a touchdown and slow the Falcons' offense in the early going. But Briggsdale found their rhythm and put up two touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 14-to-8 lead. In the second...

  • Warriors Drop Fourth Straight

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    Leyton's Warrior Football team dropped their fourth straight contest Thursday afternoon as they traveled to Dunning and had no answers against the Sandhills/Thedford Knights, falling by a final score of 51-to-12. The Knights built an early lead against Leyton, putting up 22 points in the first quarter and then another 22 points in the second quarter while the Warriors only managed one score in the half. Sandhills/Thedford scored again in the third quarter, and Leyton was finally able to break...

  • Lady Coyotes Down Kimball, Creek Valley

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team continued their outstanding season with two more wins, raising their season record to 19-and-3 as they ready for District Tournament play later in the month. The Lady Coyotes traveled on Tuesday, October 4, to match up with the struggling Kimball Lady Longhorns, and the home team got the jump on the visitors, surprising the Lady Coyotes with a 25-to-18 first set win. The second set had the Lady Coyotes fighting back, but the Kimball squad kept up the...

  • Coyotes Cruise Past Storm, 79-0

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team continued their undefeated season on Friday night, traveling to Chappell and shutting out the struggling Creek Valley Storm team in a lopsided 79-to-0 contest. The win moves the Coyotes to 6-and-0 on the year, while Creek Valley remains winless at 0-and-7. As usual, Potter-Dix opened fast and put up 34 points in the first quarter while shutting down the Creek Valley offense completely. The Coyotes added another 26 points in the second half to initiate the...

  • Sidney Middle and High School Cross Country Competes in Sidney Invite

    Mike Motz, Sports Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    It was a beautiful day for a run on Thursday, October 6, and runners from the area's middle and high schools descended upon Hillside Golf Course for the annual Sidney Invitational. There was a great turnout, as parents, students and fans found great places to view the action under perfect blue skies and mild temperatures. The middle school girls started first, and the Chadron team took first place with 18 points followed by Sidney in second place with 39 points. Gering placed third with 43...

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