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Articles from the December 28, 2023 edition


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  • Fair Board Locks In With Cervi Rodeo

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    SIDNEY- Cheyenne County Fair Board Chairman Troy Kurz has announced that the Fair Board has signed a three-year contract with Cervi Championship Rodeo out of Greeley, Colorado, to provide the Rodeo Show at the Cheyenne County Fair through 2026. Cervi is a family-run business started by Mike Cervi in 1967. He started his rodeo career at age 14, traveling the U.S. and Europe with Gene Autry, and is expert on all aspects of the business. The Cervi Rodeo focuses on entertainment, and Mike Cervi has... Full story

  • Area Native Gets Christmas Song Surprise

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    Former Sidney resident and Cheyenne County teacher Kip Dubbs had a big surprise involving a song he wrote decades ago that he recently found out was recorded and released on a Christmas album. Even more surprising, the album was recorded 1983. And for one last surprise, the album was recorded in Australia. The story of how a Sterling, Colorado native had a song included on an album recorded in Australia 40 years ago is a curious one. After studying at the University of Colorado from 1953 until... Full story

  • PVFD Receives much-needed infusion

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    The Potter Volunteer Fire Department recently received a donation of $10,000 from Frenchman Valley Coop, with the support of a matching grant from CHS INC Seeds for Stewardship. FVC Service Manager and Chappell VFD Fire Chief, Ryan Timm, presented the checks to the Potter Vol. Fire Department Fire Chief Mark Onstott. Chief Onstott had contacted FVC about the needs the fire department had for new equipment and their plans if they raised enough money to meet their goal. Leann Weiss, a... Full story

  • 'Keep Sidney Beautiful' and the Sun-Telegraph proudly announce winner #2 of December's "Yard of the Month"

    Dec 28, 2023

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  • Help is available through PPHD for Healthy Resolutions

    Dec 28, 2023

    The new year offers a fresh start. For some, this means setting health goals such as losing weight, following a healthier diet, starting an exercise routine, quitting smoking or chewing, or focusing on their mental health..  When we start these goals, we always have good intentions, but then…life happens. Have you been there? If so, it might be time to rethink your goals for 2024.  Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) and Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council (PWWC) have five (5) free programs that can assist you: • Commit to Quit... Full story

  • Hilgers on New Gun Law

    Steve Erdman, State Senator, 47th District|Dec 28, 2023

    One of the major pieces of legislation that Nebraska State Senators passed this year was LB77, a bill which prevents cities, towns and villages from putting gun restrictions on citizens who care to arm themselves without a conceal-carry permit. As soon as the law went into effect on September 1, both mayors of the cities of Lincoln and Omaha enacted their own executive orders reinstating their city's gun free zones in public buildings, city parks, sidewalks, hiking trails, and parking lots.... Full story

  • Where's the big immigration debate?

    Rich Lowry, American Writer and Columnist|Dec 28, 2023

    Do you remember the big national debate on whether the United States would adopt a policy to make the foreign share of the population the highest it’s ever been? Neither do I. For the simple reason, of course, that there wasn’t one. That doesn’t mean that the policy wasn’t adopted, through inertia and the Biden administration’s imposition of a de facto open border for a large swath of asylum-seekers. An analysis of Census data by Steve Camarota and his colleagues at the Center for Immi... Full story

  • Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 52

    Ivy Joy Johnson, The Joy Mission|Dec 28, 2023

    "Then God said, let there be lights in the firmament of Heaven to divide day from night, let them be for signs and seasons, for days and years. Then, God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night, and He made stars, also. God saw it was good so the evening and the morning were the fourth day." Genesis 1:14-19 Nine times in history, blood moons fell on Jewish feast days, moedim (mo-ed-eem, plural in Hebrew). Blood moons came at Passover and... Full story

  • Collecting Info

    Mike Sunderland, Columnist|Dec 28, 2023

    Collecting information upon some thing or some one can be beneficial, such as a doctor obtaining as much medical history that is available on a patient. On the other hand, collecting personal information can be harmful, especially if it is on individual citizens, or communal groups of citizens that will be used to "monitor" their activities, even if those activities are peaceful and legal. That is something done in socialist, fascist and communist countries. (In reality there is so little... Full story

  • Sandra "Sandy" Bondegard

    Dec 28, 2023

    Sandra "Sandy" Bondegard, 64, of Lodgepole passed away Saturday, December 16. 2023 in Longmont. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 6, 2023 at the Lodgepole Community Service with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 3:00 pm. Burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials in Sandy's name can be made to Lodgepole Fire Department or the Lodgepole United Methodist Church. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh... Full story

  • Jackie J. Shaw Pollat

    Dec 28, 2023

    Jackie J. Shaw Pollat passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at her home in Gurley. There will be no services at this time. Cremation has taken place. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Pollat Family. Family and friends can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com. She was born in Oshkosh, Nebraska on August 3, 1947. Jackie was married to Roy F. Shaw Jr, from Oshkosh, on April 14, 1967. They moved around to many areas and settled in Gurley for the... Full story

  • Raiders Roll to 8-0

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    Both Sidney High School Basketball teams continued their perfect starts to the 2023-24 season with big wins over Gering and Holdrege last week. The teams go into the Holiday Shootout with matching 8-and-0 records. The teams started the week hosting Gering on December 19, and the girls game was first up. Sidney ran out to a big lead from the start, burying seven three point shots in the first quarter. The defense smothered the Lady Bulldog's scoring attempts and generated turnovers at will, and... Full story

  • Coyotes Breeze Past Minatare

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    POTTER- Both the boys and girls Coyote Basketball teams had easy wins against Minatare going into the Holiday break on December 19. The teams will get some well deserved rest until they start up again with tough matchups against Bayard on January 5. Against Minatare, the girls started first by streaking out to a 15-to-0 lead at the end of the first period, and continued to score on their way to a 27-to-2 halftime lead. The Lady Coyotes shut out the Lady Indians in the third period while racking... Full story

  • Raider Grapplers Complete Busy Schedule Going Into Christmas Break

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Dec 28, 2023

    Sidney's Red Raider boys Wrestling team has had a busy time over the last few weeks, competing at the Bridgeport/Sidney Invitational on December 16, and then taking on Ogallala and McCook in Dual meets on December 20. At the Bridgeport Sidney Invite, Zech Roggasch again had an outstanding performance, taking first place at 175 lbs with four wins on the day, Patrick McCartney took second place at 190 lbs, Landon Hanes took third place at 285 lbs, Samuel Hulbert took fourth place at 144 lbs, both... Full story

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