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Articles from the October 14, 2015 edition

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Police chief's fate may be decided soon

A decision on Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson’s employment with the city is expected soon, city officials say. According to state statute, city employees report to the city manager – meaning Sidney Interim City Manager Geri Anthony will make...


Coyotes Homecoming

As part of Potter-Dix High School's Homecoming Week, students in grades 7-12 participate in daily games. They are shown playing "Ships and Sailors," a game of directions that dwindles down the...


Council tentatively moves forward with city manager search

The search for a new Sidney city manager took a small step forward this week. Councilors voted to allow the mayor, human resources director and interim city manager to interview representatives from a recruitment firm that submitted a proposal to ass...


Cheyenne VA director to retire after 30 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Cheyenne VA Medical Center Director Cynthia McCormack has announced that she will retire from federal service on Oct. 31. She served 30 years within the Department of Veterans...


'Activate Sidney'

Several locals met at WNCC in Sidney on Wednesday morning for the "Activate Sidney" meeting. A panel lead by Tom Von Seggern, Daniel Benett, Jessica Davies and Brian Coyle kicked off the...


Veteran's History Project: Verlin E. Bruns

Verlin E. Bruns Corporal U.S. Air Force 1951-1955 EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is...


Service Notice: Jozenn Walters

Jozenn Walters, 21 of Fort Collins, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Fort Collins, Sunday evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 in the Church of Jesus... Full story


Service Notice: Mario N. Nebarez

Mario N. Nebarez, 85 of Sidney, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 with Father Jim Heithoff officiating. Wake Services will... Full story


Court Briefs 10-14-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, before the Honorable Derek Weimer: Gabriel Mark Martinez, age 50 of Longmont, Colo., was sentenced today to the maximum 20-60 months imprisonment for... Full story


Community Calendar 10-14-15

Saturday, Oct. 17 The Panhandle Quilt Guild will be having its monthly meeting, Saturday, Oct. 17 at Community Bible Church, 900 Main St., Bayard. Snacks at 9 a.m., and the meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. New members always welcome. The annual... Full story


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sidney mayor, council moving the goalposts

Dear Editor, Since early July, there has been much concern among the good citizens of Sidney about the treatment of our chief of police, B.J. Wilkinson. He received an outrageous sentence for his plea. The mayor and city council wanted to assure the... Full story


Will you be ready for retirement?

National Save for Retirement Week is observed Oct. 18 – 24 this year. And this week has some weight behind it, as it is recognized by the U.S. Senate for its importance in encouraging Americans to prepare themselves financially for retirement. Are...


Lady Raiders finish third at state golf

The Sidney High School girls’ golf team finished third at the Class B state tournament on Tuesday at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus. And, the Lady Raiders had an impressive three medalists – the top 15 individuals earn medals – along the...


Chadron tops Sidney in volleyball

The Chadron High School volleyball team – fresh off its Western Conference Tournament title over the weekend – rolled to a straight-set victory Tuesday night against Sidney. The Eagles, who improved to 22-4, downed the Lady Raiders 25-16, 25-15,...


Creek Valley falls to Paxton in three

Creek Valley ran into a tough Paxton volleyball squad on Tuesday, falling in straight sets 25-15, 25-16, 25-15. The Storm dripped below .500 at 7-8, while Paxton improved to 17-3. Payje Misegadis and Joey Straber had five kills apiece for Creek...


Leyton downs Sedgwick County in 4 sets

The Leyton High volleyball team received strong efforts from several of its starters en route to a 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16 victory over Sedgwick (Colo.) County on Tuesday night. Leyton improved to 15-6 this season, while Sedgwick fell to 3-12....



THURSDAY, Oct. 15 Cross Country Sidney at C-4 District meet at West Winds Golf Course, Ogallala Creek Valley at D-6 District meet at Phesant Run Golf Course, Grant Volleyball Peetz at Creek Valley, 5 p.m. FRIDAY, Oct. 16 Volleyball Peetz at Pawnee,... Full story


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