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Articles from the December 29, 2022 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

The Sidney Star Still Shines

It's not often that someone inherits a hallmark of city history when they buy a house, but that is exactly what happened to Mary Brumage and her husband when they moved to Sidney three years ago. "We...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    December 29, 2022

Newest Downtown Venture Proves to be Whiskey Business

Mike Motz, Sun-Telegraph Hometown Liquor opened on Thursday, December 22, and is already attracting customers looking for special wines and spirits that may be hard to find in other stores, and in a...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    December 29, 2022

Carrick Performance Warmed Hearts, Despite Freezing Temperatures

Omaha-based vocalist Mary Carrick returned to Sidney Wednesday, December 21 to perform her show, "Silver Bells &;amp Candy Canes" at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. On a brutally cold...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    December 29, 2022

Potter Library Renovated and Modernized

On Wednesday, the Potter Library held an open house to show the community the refurbished space, with a new coat of paint and other updates to serve the community. Librarian Jodi Enevoldsen and Library Board Member Alicia Trejo showed off the new...

 

Local Area Students Named to UNK Dean's List for 2022 Fall Semester

The University of Nebraska at Kearney recently released the names of their hardest-working students who earned a place on the Dean’s List* for the Fall 2022 semester. POTTER, NE Mary Jane Kasten Hannah Jade Reeve SIDNEY,NE Mitchell James Deer...

 

Correction

In the 12-22-2022 edition of the Sun-Telegraph, the article covering the grand opening of the Wildeflour Baking company in Lodgepole incorrectly identified the owners as Amy and Ben Richards. The correct spelling of their last name is Richard. We...

 

Straight Talk From Steve: Moving Game and Parks Commission to Sidney

One of the bills I will introduce in 2023 is a bill to move the headquarters for the Game and Parks Commission to Sidney. I believe moving the headquarters to Sidney would be advantageous for Western...

 

Delta Dawn When the Light Comes On: Week 51 - New Year's 2023

"Give me Your Word. Make it plain and clear to me. Give me Your Word. It's a light that I might see. Give me Your Word for my total victory! In every situation, give me Your word." Song by Nancy...

 

Getting a Short Course

Aside from using a Kodak Brownie (which I doubt few today even recognize the name!) and borrowing dad's old 35mm Argus a couple of times in high school, I didn't know much about taking pictures, much...

 

It's Always the Season to Serve Others in Nebraska

The holiday season is full of examples of Nebraskans taking the time to help one another. Just think of the bells we hear and the red Salvation Army buckets we see at the entrances of the stores...

 

CCCC Starts the New Year Transformation Challenge

If you are like most people, you've been hibernating all winter and just the thought of losing weight and getting back into a workout routine can feel incredibly daunting. While there's no way around...

 

Sidney Parks Department Spruces Up City with Annual Alley Tree and Shrub Trimming

NOTICE: On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, weather and schedules permitting, the City of Sidney Parks Department will begin trimming trees and bushes in the city alleys. Under City Ordinance 1034.06 Care, Trimming, and Removal of Street or Park Trees,...

 

Central Nebraska's first casino opens in Grand Island

Central Nebraska's first casino received state approval and opened Tuesday, December 27. The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission granted Grand Island Casino Resort and Fonner Park a casino operator license and approved operating hours on...

 

Free Winter Clothing Still Available

Plenty of warm winter wear for your entire family is still available at no cost, with zero eligibility requirements necessary; coats, hats, gloves and scarves. Located in the lobby of the Cheyenne County Community Center, you are warmly invited to...

 

Marge (Gerk) Schmitt

Marge (Gerk) Schmitt, age 90, of Sidney, passed away peacefully in Sidney on Friday, December 16, 2022. Services will be held at a future date and be announced when available. You may view Marge's...

 

Eugene (Gene) Glen Thompson

Eugene (Gene) Glen Thompson, of Lander, WY, peacefully passed away on December 18, 2022. Gene was born October 28, 1935 in Gurley, NE. He was raised on a small wheat farm in rural, western Nebraska, n...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 29, 2022

Sidney Hosts Holiday Classic

Sidney's Red Raider Basketball teams will host the Sidney Holiday Classic tournament starting on Thursday, with some of the area's best teams competing at the year-ending annual event. The action...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 29, 2022

Warriors Go Into Break Undefeated

The strong start for both Leyton Warrior Varsity Basketball teams continued Tuesday night, with the teams hosting Arthur County. The Lady Warriors began the night with a fast start to their match up...

 
 By David Scott    News    December 29, 2022

CITY OF SIDNEY DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY

Due to the forecast of a major winter storm event, the City of Sidney has declared a snow emergency effective Monday, January 2, at 5:00P.M. The snow emergency shall remain in effect until further...

 

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