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  • Sidney students take first at cultural expressions competition

    Ryan Hermens|Dec 23, 2015

    A group of Sidney High School students took home a pair of first-place finishes at a cultural expressions competition in Denver earlier this month. The Metropolitan State University of Denver Chicano/a Studies Department Journey through our Heritage Program hosted the competition Dec. 11. Brett Avila, a teacher at Sidney High School, said it was the first time the school attended the event and the group participated in the skit and mural categories. Avila said he learned of the program while on...

  • City forced to seek alternate aquatic center funding due to Cabela's uncertainty

    Greg Knight|Dec 23, 2015

    Uncertainty about the future of Cabela's has trickled down to the City of Sidney's financing of the aquatic center. The bonding agency for the city, Ameritas Investment Corp., has declined to sell bonds to fund the $5.4 million aquatic center under construction at Legion Park due to concerns about Cabela's and whether the retail giant will remain headquartered in Sidney, according to interim city manager Geri Anthony. She said the city was notified approximately three weeks ago that the bonding...

  • Veteran's History Project: Kenneth W. Mueller

    Larry Nelson, For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 23, 2015

    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 Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. Kenneth Mueller (Ken) has been a part of this community for nearly all his 92 years! He was born and raised on a farm north of Potter. He graduated high school. Right out of high school, he used the farm...

  • Frank M. Cox

    Dec 23, 2015

    Frank M. Cox, 69 of Lodgepole, passed away at his home Monday, Dec. 21. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 28 in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel with Pastor Lawrence Vance officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Lodgepole. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Monday prior to services to sign Frank's register book and leave condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. You may view Frank's Book of...

  • Community Calendar 12-23-15

    Dec 23, 2015

    Ongoing A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up locations) for Tabitha Davis. Donations can be made to: “Tabitha Davis Memorial Fund” to help defray expenses and to benefit twin daughters “Emmersynne Joy & Ellyeaunnah Grace”. … Table of Grace, a ministry of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, is a mobile food pantry that distributes food at various locations throughout the area on monthly basis. The locations and times for registration are: 1st Tuesday of the month – 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Ca...

  • Local students earn academic all-state awards

    For The Sun-Telegraph|Dec 23, 2015

    Several local students have been honored by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) for the fall 2015 academic all-state awards. Sidney students who received the award are: Brenner Keane and Jacob Schaub, boys cross country; Abigail Heller and Mia Hernandez, girls cross country; Alex Linneman and Hunter Secrest, football; Rachel Blauert and Megan Neal, girls golf; Cameron Baldwin and Mitchell Verhulst, play production; and Annalise Lecher and Emily Mahr, volleyball. Creek Valley students who received the award are: Keith Everitt,...

  • What to look for from a financial advisor

    Edward Jones|Dec 23, 2015

    There’s a lot to know about investing, so it’s a good idea to get some professional help. But with so many financial advisors out there, how can you choose one that’s right for you? You may have to interview several prospective financial advisors before deciding on one. When you talk to them, see if you can get a sense of how they might work with you. Specifically, try to answer the following questions: Does this financial advisor … … Understand you? Perhaps above all else, you want a financial advisor who will take the time to get to know y...

  • Joy to the world!

    Jan Knicely, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church|Dec 23, 2015

    We are about to come to the end of an exciting time in the church year…Advent. Many Christian churches celebrate Advent four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. Advent means “coming” in Latin. This refers to the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. In a day or two, Advent will be over and Christmas will be here! With much excitement, we will welcome the birth of our savior, “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the governm...

  • Good Old Days 12-23-15

    Dec 23, 2015

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. Fifty Years Ago '64th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated By Thompsons' Dec. 20, 1965 Sixty-four years of married life were observed by Mr. and Mrs. George C. Thompson, 1051 7th Avenue, Saturday. With the well known couple to help them celebrate were their entire family, with the exception of one grandson, George Bertels of...

  • Cabela's Holiday Shootout starts Monday

    Greg Knight|Dec 23, 2015

    After a weeklong break, the Sidney boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play at the annual Cabela’s Holiday Shootout, which begins Monday and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Games will be played at Sidney High School and Sidney Middle School. The Red Raiders boys’ team will face Torrington, Wyo., in the first round on Dec. 28 at 7:15 p.m. On the girls’ side the Lady Raider will face Torrington as well, starting at 5:30 p.m. In addition to Sidney and Torrington, the other first-round games will feature Hershey and Laramie, Wyo., Chase Cou...

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