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Articles from the December 21, 2023 edition


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  • Council Meeting Details SRMC Projects, New Equipment and Transportation Upgrades

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    SIDNEY--On Tuesday, December 12, the Sidney City council met with a good number of items on their agenda. After approving the minutes from the previous council meeting, Sidney Regional Medical Center CEO Jason Petik addressed the council and gave an update on the many projects currently being worked on, and updated future plans for improvements at the medical center. Petik started with the Long Term Care project, noting that construction has been moving along nicely and the new buildings are... Full story

  • Zoning Change, Business and Tourism Grants on Commissioners' Agenda

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    SIDNEY- The Cheyenne County Commissioners met on Monday, December 18 with a full agenda. First up, Cheyenne County Tourism Director Kendra Mitchell addressed the commissioners concerning the decision to choose Allo Communications for Internet Services at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. Mitchell said that Allo would be laying the cable at the Fairgrounds this week, but might have to come back to bury the cable underground at a later time due to the ground being frozen. Next, there was a... Full story

  • SRMC Gets Epic Upgrade New Software Will Provide More Efficient Integration of Records and Patient Information

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    SIDNEY--On December 14 and 15, a team of software experts, installation specialists and representatives from UCHealth came to Sidney to install and integrate Epic Systems Software to upgrade patient information and healthcare data for the hospital system's patients and employees. According to Epic Systems, their software "makes it possible for every patient to have a single, comprehensive medical record that informs and is informed by their health experiences. The goal is higher-quality, more... Full story

  • First Noel

    Steve Erdman, State Senator, 47th District|Dec 21, 2023

    One of the words we often hear around Christmas time is the word 'noel,' which simply refers to the birth of Christ. One of the songs we sing at Christmas time is called The First Noel. That song tells the story of Christ's birth and the events that followed it. The birth of Christ is the real reason why we celebrate Christmas. The lyrics of the First Noel can teach us many things about giving this time of year. For example, the first ones to hear the good news of Christ's birth were poor shephe... Full story

  • Merry Christmas!

    Mike Sunderland, Columnist|Dec 21, 2023

    This article will be short and sweet. Well, sweet to some and not so sweet to others. December 25 is the day that has been chosen for the majority of the world's citizens to celebrate a holiday we call Christmas. For many, especially in Western cultures (America and Western Europe) Christmas is that time of year we take a break from our workaday world. During this break time various cultures celebrate it in various ways and for various reasons. Many days prior to December 25 most of us spend an... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 51

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Dec 21, 2023

    It was just at midnight when the Love of God came as an ordinary baby, placed in a manger filled with hay, in a cave, in the little town of Bethlehem, Judea. Mary and Joseph may not have heard the Heavenly Host of stars and angels announce Love's arrival to the shepherds who, then, went looking for the Sign, (Signature of God) but these new parents knew His Name. "Immanuel. God with us."  Isaiah 9 proclaims: "Unto us a Child is born; a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulders... Full story

  • Unique Word

    Bill Benson, Columnist|Dec 21, 2023

    December 16 marked the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, when colonial Bostonians dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded three ships-Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver-split open 340 chests filled with tea, and dumped their contents into Boston's harbor. This defiant act was directed as a protest against Parliament's insistence that the consignees of the tea in the American colonies pay an import tax, to keep afloat the struggling British East India Company, which brought the tea to the... Full story

  • Jeremy K. Barnett

    Dec 21, 2023

    ​ Jeremy K. Barnett, age 49 of Omaha, NE and formerly of Sidney, NE, passed away in Omaha on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE. Cremation has been held. Inurnment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. You may view Jeremy's Book of... Full story

  • Donald R. Benish

    Dec 21, 2023

    Donald R. Benish, age 95, of Potter, NE passed away Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Cremation has been held. No memorial services will be held at this time. Memorials can be given in Don’s name to donors’ choice. You may view Don’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Don’s care and funeral arrangements. He is survived by a sister,... Full story

  • Lucile K. Fisher

    Dec 21, 2023

    Lucile Kathryn Fisher, age 92, passed away in Gering, NE on Saturday, December 9, 2023. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 14, 2023 with Father C.P. Varghese officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Fri... Full story

  • John J. Spaeth

    Dec 21, 2023

    John J. Spaeth, age 89, of Peetz, CO passed away at his home in Peetz, CO on Sunday, December 10, 2023. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 15, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peetz, CO with Father Michael Bodzioch officiating. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Peetz, CO. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday... Full story

  • Red Raiders Stay Undefeated

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    Sidney's Red Raider Basketball teams continued their strong opening to the season, with both the boys and girls squads downing Torrington and Alliance over the past week. On Friday, December 15, the Sidney teams traveled up to Torrington, and the Lady Raiders started the action. Sidney sprinted out to an 11-0 lead on the strength of fast break scoring opportunities. Although the Lady Raiders didn't have their best shooting - percentage wise, the aggressive Sidney defense kept the Lady... Full story

  • Warriors' Basketball Defeat Hemingford

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    DALTON-Leyton's Warrior Basketball teams hosted Hemingford on December 15, and the Lady Warriors had no trouble keeping their record unblemished, while the boys' team pulled out a big win to even their season record at 3-and-3. In the girls game, the Lady Warriors started hot and built a big lead early on. By halftime, the contest was decided, with junior Zaili Benish sinking three pointers and senior Claire Watchorn dominating under the boards. The Lady Bobcats were able to score a bit late in... Full story

  • Coyotes Split Versus Caliche, Banner County

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 21, 2023

    Potter-Dix's Basketball teams each went 1-and-1 over the past week, with both teams dropping their contests against Caliche, and then both winning their games against Banner County. On December 14, the Caliche Buffalo teams came up from Colorado, and the action started with the girls' game. The Lady Buffs were tough on defense, allowing very few good looks for the Lady Coyotes to start off the game. After Caliche built a 15-to-4 lead in the first quarter, Potter-Dix roared back in the second... Full story

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