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Articles from the October 20, 2014 edition


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  • Medical professionals stress need for flu shot

    Dawn Graves|Oct 20, 2014

    Flu season is upon us, and the perennial march to get a seasonal flu vaccine from clinics, pharmacies and businesses has begun. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that last year, national flu vaccination coverage increased to 46.2 percent, which is the highest rate since 2010. However, that figure means more than half of the population didn't get vaccinated. Almost everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated, ideally by October, experts say. Immunity begins about two...

  • Making their mark

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Oct 20, 2014

    Sidney Regional Medical Center held a beam signing for its employees last Wednesday. The "autographed" beam will be part of the facility that is under construction. Dr. Rebecca Allard and Leah Barjenbruch were among the first to sign it.... Full story

  • 25 die on Nebraska roadways in September

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Oct 20, 2014

    Twenty-five people were killed in traffic accidents on the state’s roadways during September, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads. There were 23 fatalities on the roads in September 2013. The 25 fatalities marks the most in any single month this year. Last month, the 25 fatalities occurred in 24 crashes. In those accidents, 11 of the 19 vehicle occupants who died were no wearing safety belts. None of the fatalities occurred on interstate roads, with 10 happening on non-interstate highways and 15 on local roads.... Full story

  • Death Notice - Janice Eloise Zajicek

    Oct 20, 2014

    Janice Zajicek, 64 of Sidney, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2014 in the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care Facilty. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation service is in charge of Janice’s care and Funeral arrangements.... Full story

  • Death Notice - Bruce M. Johnson

    Oct 20, 2014

    Bruce M. Johnson, 54 of Broken Bow, Neb. and former Sidney resident, passed away at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service LLC, is in charge of Bruce’s care and funeral arrangements.... Full story

  • Ice cream social held at nursing home

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Oct 20, 2014

    Wheat Belt Public Power District sponsored an ice cream social at Sidney Regional Nursing Home on Oct. 14. The stop was one of several as part of the October celebration. Choosing to honor former customers and friends living in area nursing homes and assisted living centers with an ice cream social has been well received the past several years. Entertainment was provided by local groups. Lauri Beach provided a sing-a-long with the residents and the fun was enjoyed by all. While she entertained... Full story

  • Check presentation

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Oct 20, 2014

    A check in the amount of $1049.20 was presented by Margaret Lienemann of the Ladies Chamber and Andrew Lenzen of WNCC, who represents the many businesses who participate in Dress Down Days, to the the Cheyenne County 4-H and Cool Kids Robotics program on Thursday. The funds will help purchase Lego robotics expansion kits for the kids who will participate in a regional robotics competition at West Elementary on Jan. 10. Front row, from left: Madeline Ball, Grace Payton, Rylie Wright, Addison... Full story

  • Community Calendar 10-20-14

    Oct 20, 2014

    Tuesday, Oct. 21 Cheyenne County 4-H Clover Kids - Clover Kids is a 4-H program that allows children ages 5 to 8 (K through 3rd grades)​ to participate in hands-on activities designed to build life skills. Meetings will begin on Tues., Oct. 21st at the Cheyenne County Community Center from 3:45 to 5 p.m. and will continue on the third Tuesday of the month. There is a registration fee. To register, please call the UNL Extension Office at (308) 254-4455. All children are welcome to participate. Cheyenne County Young Professionals Event on... Full story

  • No Till Notes: 'Rotations'

    Mark Watson, Panhandle No Till Educator|Oct 20, 2014

    The final stop on our tour at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre, S.D., was a look at the dry land portion of the farm. I’ve always felt dry land farming is much more interesting than irrigated farming. The ability to irrigate can mask some deficiencies in cropping rotation and soil health. On dry land acres, there is much less room for error. Proper management of crop rotations is critical to the success of a continuous no-till cropping system. Lack of carbon inputs, lack of sufficient residues to protect the soil surface, poor crop...

  • Sidney SPYFL teams sweep weekend, finish stellar seasons

    Jana Tarrell For The Sun-Telegraph|Oct 20, 2014

    Kai Speer of Sidney's No. 2 team chases down the ball carrier during his team's SPYFL season-finale on Saturday. The Sidney team wrapped up an undefeated season over the weekend.... Full story

  • Second-half rampage leads Sidney to huge district win

    Will Korn|Oct 20, 2014

    Sidney High football head coach Todd Ekart had a simple message for his team at halftime of last Friday's game at Alliance. He reminded them during the intermission, "We lose and our season is done after next week." That was all the Red Raiders needed to hear. After taking a tie into the break, Sidney used a 44-point second half surge to get a critical win against district-rival Alliance, 58-36. Junior running back Jake Heeren finished with 207 yards rushing on 28 carries and four second-half...

  • Red-hot Peetz rolls to 67-18 victory against Weldon Valley

    Sun-Telegraph Staff|Oct 20, 2014

    Senior quarterback Bradey Holtz threw for three touchdowns and sophomore running back Cody Wilson scored three times to help Peetz (Colo.) High School to a 67-18 over Weldon Valley on Friday. The Bulldogs improved to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in league play. Holtz only attempted four passes in the game, but completed three of them – all for TDs – for 85 yards. Junior Jordan Nelson rushed for 58 yards and a TD and teammate freshman Helmuth Wenneker picked up 48 yards on the ground. Wilson added 41...