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  • Sidney man dies after vehicle-train collision

    Ryan Hermens|Apr 8, 2015

    COLTON, Neb. – A Sidney resident died Tuesday evening after his vehicle was struck by a train near Colton. Michael Kennedy, 44, was traveling north on County Road 125 when a westbound train hit his car at a crossing. According to the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, Kennedy failed to yield to the train. He was pronounced deceased at the scene, and seat belts were not in use. Kennedy was born and raised in Sidney, and graduated from St. Patrick's High School. Family members said he worked for U... Full story

  • Artist of the Month

    Courtney Fletcher|Apr 8, 2015

    The Cheyenne County Art Guild selected Tish Treinen as March Artist of the Month. Treinen's watercolor "Summertime" is currently on display at the Sidney Public Library.... Full story

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in crash near Dalton

    Ryan Hermens|Apr 8, 2015

    A crash near Dalton on Tuesday morning killed a man and sent his female passenger to the hospital with serious injuries. The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the male driver of a second vehicle involved in the crash that left the scene. Martin Geiger Jr., 45, of Sidney and Chappell, and his passenger, Kathy Berger, 53, of Bayard and Chappell, were driving north on U.S. Highway 385 two miles south of Dalton. According to the sheriff’s office, Geiger attempted to pass another vehicle, also traveling north. At som...

  • Wastewater well hearing questioned

    Ryan Hermens|Apr 8, 2015

    Two environmental organizations are claiming the Sidney-based Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission broke state laws at a public meeting last month. On March 24, the commission’s office on Illinois Street was filled to capacity as a permit application for a commercial wastewater well in Mitchell was discussed. The applicant, Terex Energy Corporation, based in Broomfield, Colo., is seeking approval to convert an oil well into a disposal site for contaminated water and chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The proposal has received r...

  • Veteran's History Project - Anthony D. Minnick

    Apr 8, 2015

    Anthony D. Minnick Lieutenant Colonel US Army Air Corps US Air Force EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Potter, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. In the summer of 1942, Anthony "Tony" Minnick, was out and about. Driving on Wabash Avenue in his home town of Terre Haute, Ind., an advertisement came across the AM radio that declared that people...

  • Terrell Ray (Terry) Wiekhorst

    Apr 8, 2015

    Terrell Ray (Terry) Wiekhorst passed peacefully Sat., April 4, 2015 at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care. He was surrounded by his family. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Prairie West Church in Potter on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Betsy Galloway-Carew officiating. Inurnment will be in the Potter Cemetery. Terrell was born to Violet and Ray Wiekhorst on Nov. 15, 1932 in Kimball. He grew up on the family farm north of... Full story

  • How to be an 'environmental' investor

    Edward Jones|Apr 8, 2015

    Next week, we observe the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action to improve the environment. But the lessons of environmentalism can also be applied to other areas of life — such as investing. Specifically, as an investor, you may well want to follow the “three Rs”: reduce, reuse and recycle. Let’s see how these environmental themes can be applied to your investment habits: • Reduce — Many of us probably own more things than we really need. In fact, if all the oth...

  • SIDNEY INVITE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Red Raiders finish in 5th

    Stephen McKay, Sports Writer|Apr 8, 2015

    After the conclusion of the Sidney Invite at Hillside Golf Course on Tuesday, the future of the Red Raiders may be as hard to see as was the No. 1 green through the dense fog that greeted the players at their morning tee times. As the tournament was delayed a half hour by the fog, the Raiders finished in a disappointing tie for fifth in the varsity team competition. Despite the finish, there were a number of hopeful signs that suggest they could be able to compete with the top teams in their dis...

  • Peetz falls to Haxtun

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Apr 8, 2015

    The Peetz High School baseball team continued playing through its challenging schedule with a 13-1, five-inning setback to Haxtun on Tuesday in Peetz. Haxtun (9-3), a Top 10-ranked team in Colorado’s Class 2A, jumped on Peetz with four runs in the top of the first and never looked back. While the Bulldogs record slipped to 2-3, they still maintain a 1-0 mark in league play. Garrett Roelle (0-1) started the game and took the loss while Brian Roelle came on and pitched the fifth inning. Offensively, Peetz managed only three hits with Cody W...

  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    Apr 8, 2015

    BASEBALL Thursday, April 9 Peetz at Fleming (DH), 1 p.m. TRACK & FIELD Friday, April 10 Sidney at Mitchell Invite, 11 a.m. Creek Valley hosts Tri-State Invite, 9 a.m. Peetz at Tri-State Invite, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11 Potter-Dix at Grant Invite, 9 a.m. Peetz at JH Dragon Invite (Holyoke), 9 a.m.... Full story

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