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Articles from the December 21, 2018 edition


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  • No One Injured In Apartment Fire

    Don Ogle, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    Two Sidney families escaped injury early Wednesday morning when a fire broke out in adjoining apartments, gutting one. Sidney Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene at Fort Sidney Apartments, just off of Fort Sidney Road, at around 2:30 a.m. The initial report was that someone was trapped inside one of the apartments, but fortunately all occupants had escaped from the building by the time responders arrived. Firefighters knocked the blaze down, but not before it gutted the interior...

  • First Responders Fire Up Griddle for Fundraiser

    Forrest Hershberger, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    Nutritionists say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It can also be the most fun when recreational cooks show off their skills with a griddle and frying pan. Cooks who enjoy creating meals in the kitchen often have a dose of pride in their recipe, like the proverbial fish story that gets bigger each telling. In January, cooks from local fire, medical and law enforcement agencies will be testing their kitchen skills against each other in a breakfast cook-off. The Jan. 26 event, a...

  • The Stage Is Not Enough

    Forrest Hershberger, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    She enters a room with a with a quietness that shouts "wait until you hear what I have to say." Her character is deeper than those she portrays on stage or sings about from the choir. Her world is a stage, but a stage is not enough. Sophie Price, junior at Sidney High School, has quite a resume at her young age, having performed in theater and choir from Montana to Florida. "Music is definitely what I love to do," she said recently. She was recognized by the Cheyenne County School District No....

  • SHS Wins Heritage Competition

    Forrest Hershberger, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    To appreciate where you are, you need to know where you came from, what affected society. Sidney High School students took part in the Journey Through Our Heritage program this fall at Metropolitan State University in Colorado. The program is a way for students to study their culture and how culture has developed, according to Alec Johnson. Johnson is one of the Sidney students who participated in the program. He said the program also studies how culture has developed. He has been participating...

  • Sidney Mom Among NEST Drawing Winners

    Don Ogle, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    A young Sidney resident got a leg up on her college education this week, thanks to the submission of a photo taken by her mother. Sidney's Kristin Boltjes entered a picture of her daughter, Everly, which was selected as a winner of a contest which makes contributions to college savings accounts. The photo, of Everly in an owl suit, has the caption "Happy Halloween! Hoo Hoo" on it on the Nebraska State Treasurer's website. First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg ann...

  • In-School Shopping

    Forrest Hershberger, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    Sidney High School senior Kaylie Mason assists Treager Maddox in the Central Elementary store recently. The Holiday Store is a program where inexpensive items are offered for students to buy on a budget determined by the family. The Holiday Store was held for one day at each elementary school....

  • Santa Visits Central Elementary

    Forrest Hershberger, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    Santa took time to visit students at Central Elementary School last week, reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas. Students are out for Christmas break and will return on Jan. 7....

  • Leyton Girls Win Streak at Four

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    After a slow start to the season, the Leyton Lady Warriors basketball team picked up three more wins over the last week to build momentum going into the holiday break. On Friday, Leyton hosted the McPherson County Lady Longhorns, and employed their press defense to get off to a quick start and build a commanding 30-to-12 halftime advantage. The second half of the game had the teams matching scores, with both teams scoring 18 points each, but Leyton's impressive first half proved too much for...

  • Lady Storm Loses Border Battle

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    Creek Valley’s Lady Storm basketball team took the short trip across the border to take on the Sedgwick County Lady Cougars in Julesburg, Colo. on Friday, and could not overcome a slow first half to fall 52-to-38. The Lady Storm could not break the Sedgwick press defense, limiting their scoring opportunities while allowing the Lady Cougars to open up a sizable 22-to-15 lead at the half. The Lady Cougars came out of the break sharp, and outscored the Lady Storm 18-to-9 in the third. Creek...

  • Hurting Storm Falls to Sedgwick 64-25

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    An injury-plagued Creek Valley Storm basketball team hobbled to Julseberg Friday night to face the Sedgwick County Cougars, and were unable to match the high-scoring home team, losing by a score of 64-to-25. Creek Valley head coach Bill Wilber commented on the game, saying, “We could not play our normal game due to injuries to two key players. When we can’t run our fast-break offense, it really hurts us.” Sedgwick is a team an opponent needs to be at full strength to have any chance of a v...

  • Leyton Boys Drop Two Contests

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2018

    Leyton's Warrior boys basketball team traveled Saturday to take on the Hemingford Bobcats in a non-conference matchup. The Bobcat's full court trap defense proved too much for the Leyton boys, while the Bobcat's offense piled up the points, cruising to a lopsided 91-to-49 victory. "Hemingford runs a platoon type of system, and it kept the team fresh the whole game. Their full-court trapping defense forced us to play too fast and caused a lot of turnovers," Leyton head coach Cody Gamble commented...

  • CWD Detected in Central, North Central Nebraska

    Dec 21, 2018

    LINCOLN – The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has been detected for the first time in central and north-central Nebraska counties of Valley and Keya Paha, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Game and Parks conducted CWD sampling operations at deer check stations in its northwest and north-central deer management units during the 2018 November firearm deer season. Hunters are encouraged to access the positive results posted at OutdoorNebraska.gov/cwd/. Hunters whose deer tested positive will be contacted by...

  • Sandra K. Reichman - Obituary

    Dec 21, 2018

    Sandra K. Reichman, age 70 of Lodgepole and lifelong resident of Cheyenne County, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 at Lodgepole, NE. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 22nd in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Lodgepole with PMA Brenda Tophoj officiating. Cremation has been held. Services will conclude at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1-7:00 P.M. with family present from 4-6:00. In...

  • Ethal M. Valla - Obituary

    Dec 21, 2018

    Ethel M. Valla, 81, of Lodgepole, passed away Tuesday evening, December 18, 2018 at the Regional West Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chappell with Father Rayappa Pasala officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery near Lodgepole. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with a rosary service beginning...

  • Bettymae Erb - Obituary

    Dec 21, 2018

    Bettymae Erb, age 87 of North Platte, passed away Tuesday December 18, 2018 at Linden Court in North Platte. Betty was born July 2, 1931 in Chappell, NE to Lawrence and Ruth (Ommen) Miller. She graduated from Sidney High School and went on to work for a small law firm in Sidney. There she met Donald Erb, her future husband, as he worked down the hall for an accounting firm. Betty and Don were married on August 20, 1950 in Sidney; they moved to North Platte in 1952. Betty was a member of the...

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