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Articles from the January 21, 2015 edition

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Fairgrounds facelift?

It's been two years since the first discussion of a new and improved fairgrounds in Sidney, according to Connie Hancock, a UNL extension educator in Sidney. On Tuesday night at the Blue Rooster...


Veteran's History Project - Kenneth W. Mueller

Kenneth W. Mueller Staff Sergeant U. S. Army World War II 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...


Engagement: Nelson, Barent to marry

Ashley Nelson and Mitch Barent, together with their parents, are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. Ashley is the daughter of Gary and Jean Nelson of Newman Grove, Neb. Her grandfather is... Full story


Community Calendar 01-21-15

Ongoing Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great Topics and food. Call Leslie @ 250-1113 if questions. Friday, Jan. 23 The Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services will... Full story


Letter to the Editor: New school is financially, morally right for Sidney

Dear Editor, Every New Year brings about ambitious goals, a feeling of accomplishment from the previous year and a general sense of excitement about the possibilities that lie ahead. The year 2015 is no exception. Our community is faced with an... Full story

 By Teri Hlava    Opinion    January 21, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Roadside aid was much appreciated on the holiday

Dear Editor, Early on Christmas morning and 20 miles west of Sidney, my car blew a fuel pump and quit running. Sidney people came to our aid in spite of the holiday and stormy weather. Thank you to several people at the rest area – Dave from... Full story


Kids in college? Fill out that FAFSA

We’ve just begun the new year, but the next academic year is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it’s not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for...


Leyton pulls away against Storm

DALTON – For almost 11 minutes, it looked as though it would be a long, drawn-out struggle to see whether Leyton High or Creek Valley would advance to the semifinals of the 2015 Boys' MAC...


Potter-Dix advances

The Potter-Dix Coytes boys’ basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the MAC Tournament with a 53-39 win over the Garden County Eagles on Tuesday night in Oshkosh. The No. 5 Coyotes fought their way to a narrow 15-12 lead after the first... Full story


Sidney High's Lane Harvey signs on the dotted line

Sidney High School senior Lane Harvey, a longtime middle infielder in the Sidney American Legion baseball program, signed his letter of intent on Tuesday to attend and play baseball at Indian Hills... Full story


Scottsbluff's Benson opts to sign with WNCC for baseball

Scottsbluff’s Ty Benson was one of the top running backs in Class B this past fall, leading the Bearcats to the state playoffs. So, when it came to finding a college, where does he end up? Well, Benson chose that other ball for college, signing...



Girls’ Basketball Thursday, Jan. 22 MAC Tournament – Semifinals At Sidney Middle School Potter-Dix vs. Bayard, 3 p.m. Creek Valley vs. Leyton, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 Sidney at Scottsbluff, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 Peetz at Weldon Valley, 2... Full story


Busy sports week on tap at Sidney schools

Sidney High School and Middle School will be the host to several big sports events this week. At the high school, Red Raiders wrestling action takes center stage at the Cabela’s Athletic Facility on Thursday. The meet will feature a dual between...


Red Raider freshmen sweep Ogallala at home

The Sidney High School freshmen basketball teams both posted wins over Ogallala on Tuesday at the Cabela's Athletic Facility. The Lady Raiders won 41-28. At near right, Sidney's Natalie Radcliffe... Full story


Local kids advance in free-throw contest

Six girls and five boys will advance to the district competition of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest after winning the local #1861 Council Contest. The local competition was held at Sidney Middle School last Sunday with a winner named at...


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