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  • New Business Opens in Sidney Offering Personalized, Remote Computer Repair

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    DALTON--A new business has recently started in Dalton, run by a longtime resident using his skill with computers and technology to provide low-cost solutions to local residents in need of technical help. Sam Wilkins is the man behind Wilkins Solutions, and he is all about helping people fix their computer and internet issues in a quick and affordable way. Wilkins is a 1999 graduate of Lodgepole High School, and was an outstanding athlete in high school, winning a state title in Triple Jump. He... Full story

  • Festive & Flavorful:

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 22, 2024

    No stranger to the sampling scene, Hometown Liquor hosted a Valentine's Day related "Sipper-Bowl" February 8 at their 1500 Illinois St location. Eager attendees were treated to free samples of chocolate Bailey's coupled with salted caramel Smirnoff as well as other scrumptious and festive pairings. Welcome to all who sipped, small laminated recipe cards served as mementos from the event. Influenced by the idea to introduce a new activity to the area, Hometown Manager Natalie Lucero had this to... Full story

  • Fundraiser Set For Romero Expenses

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    SIDNEY--A Soup Fundraiser will be held on February 16 at 4 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Community Center Congregate Room to help cover costs to bury the remains of Adan (Adam) Romero Jr., who passed away after illness recently. Romero's remains will be transported to San Antonio, Texas and be interred next to his mother. On February 20, a service will be held in San Antonio. Romero's daughter Judy has organized the fundraiser, which will feature 8-10 different varieties of soup and desserts and... Full story

  • Feeding Hearts and Helping Seniors

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    To combat local hunger, Security First Bank participated in their fifth annual Feeding Hearts Food Drive from February 1-14. Community members were encouraged to donate non perishable food items that will be redistributed to Congregate Meal patrons struggling to make ends meet. Meals on Wheels, another name for Congregate Meals, is partially funded by The Older Americans Act with other resources stemming from community and private donors, according to With each program varying by town, local volunteering and donation... Full story

  • Walking in Faith and Meeting People Every Day

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 15, 2024

    MIKE MOTZ OP-ED for the Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY--It started with a random encounter while I was walking through the front door of the Sun-Telegraph office in downtown Sidney. Two young well dressed gentlemen were conversing with the office manager and the other reporter, and it was obvious that they were telling them that they didn't have time for whatever they were selling, and to have a good day. That's when one of the young gentlemen introduced himself to me, stated he was with the local... Full story

  • Two Receive Sentences of Probation Only in Local Burglary Cases

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 8, 2024

    Mike Motz Sidney Sun-Telegraph SIDNEY-- Christy Pinatelli was sentenced on Wednesday, January 17, in Cheyenne County District Court in connection with a Burglary case at Haupt Storage in May of 2023. Pinatelli appeared before Judge Derek Weimer, and was represented by defense attorney Don Miller. Pinatelli was in custody for 46 days after her arrest for Aiding and Abetting Burglary, a Class II Felony. After Miller noted that Pinatelli had successfully completed probation stemming from a 2018... Full story

  • Community Invited to Annual Shrove Pancake Feed in Lodgepole

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Feb 1, 2024

    BARBARA PEREZ Sidney Sun-Telegraph Gloria Dei Church will once again be holding its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed for the community on Tuesday, February 13 at the Lodgepole Community Center located at 732 Bates Blvd in Lodgepole from 5 pm-7:30 pm. Hot cakes, link and patty sausages, and scrambled eggs will be served on a free-will donation basis. Drinks will be hot coffee, orange juice, and milk. This year, Dwight Kastendick from Grants, NM has made crosses to be given out, one-per-family,... Full story

  • Discover WNCC Open for All High School Students

    Feb 1, 2024

    Western Nebraska Community College invites all high school students, and their families to attend Discover WNCC, Wednesday, February 21, at the John N. Harms Center on the Scottsbluff Campus. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the event beginning at 9 a.m. Discover WNCC is an interactive event that gives prospective students the chance to experience a day in the life of a WNCC student. High school students and their families will be able to tour the Scottsbluff Campus, meet faculty members, staff, and students, and learn more about WNCC's... Full story

  • Connecting Our Community One Chapter at a Time

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    Nestled in the heart of our small town, the Sidney Public Library on 12th Avenue is home to thousands of books, magazines, DVDs, and more, with an adventure waiting for each patron who walks through the front door. Waiting behind the counter to give each excited reader a recommendation is Amanda Eastin, Library Director. It's been her goal to make the library and it's resources available to every citizen of the community, especially those unable to make it to the physical location. If you're ima... Full story

  • School Shooting Threat Concerns Community

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 25, 2024

    DALTON- The Cheyenne County area has been quite fortunate to not have suffered a traumatic school shooting incident like much of the country has had to endure over the past few years. According to Education Week there were 38 school shootings in 2023, down from a high of 51 in 2022, so even a high-trust and relatively safe rural community like the Dalton and Gurley areas are not immune from a national problem with tragic consequences. Attention must be paid to any indicators that show an... Full story

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes new Pastor

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 18, 2024

    SIDNEY- The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Sidney recently announced the arrival of their new Pastor, Brenda Pfeifly. Pfeifly will be replacing their previous pastor, Chad Rademacher, who moved to Wayne, NE to be closer to his family. In early December, Pastor Pfeifly moved from Stromsburg, NE where she was Pastor of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church for 15 years, to head the congregation of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney. She also wanted to be closer to family; she has a... Full story

  • Missoula Children's Theatre to hold Auditions for Peter and Wendy

    Jan 18, 2024

    SIDNEY – An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of Peter and Wendy at the Sidney High School from 3:45 to 5:45 on Monday, January 29th. Those auditioning should arrive on time and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Among the roles to be cast are Peter, his Shadow, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys; Wendy and her brothers, John and Michael; their parents Mr. and Mrs. Darling with their faithful friends... Full story

  • Night of Hope Receives Generous Donation from Sidney Bomgaars

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 18, 2024

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  • ONE YEAR LATER: Paul Strommen and Natalie Lucero Still Successfully Raising Sidney's Spirits

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 18, 2024

    SIDNEY- It's been a year, and Hometown Liquor at 1500 Illinois Street in Sidney has already become a staple of the community. The former site of Two J's Liquors has been transformed into an attractive and fresh space, and has quickly become a success story representing the Sidney business community. One of the owners of Hometown Liquor, Paul Strommen, is the current Vice-Mayor of Sidney and City Council member. He is a first-time liquor store owner, and was able to identify a need in the city an... Full story

  • Visitors Committee discusses plans for 2024, looks to replace billboard

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    SIDNEY- On Wednesday, January 3, board members of the Oktoberfest Committee and Cheyenne County Visitors Committee to discuss the results of this year’s “All is Bright Tour” that was held at the Fairgrounds this past December. Around 2500 people attended the indoor Christmas walking-tour and 200 “Letters to Santa” were submitted to the mailbox located at the pavilion. The Sidney Sun-Telegraph printed the letters as a special edition that was distributed inside the newspaper on... Full story

  • First Baby of 2024

    Jan 11, 2024

    Regional West welcomed its first baby of the new year at 7:32 a.m. on Jan. 2. Kaycee Allen Carlson, son of Justin and Linsey Carlson, is the first baby born in 2024 at Regional West's Birth and Infant Care Center, weighing in at seven pounds, eight ounces, and 20 inches long. Regional West Birth and Infant Care Center nurse Jami Kumm, RN, presented the family with an assortment of baby gifts and a commemorative onesie, which is a Regional West tradition for the first baby born each year at the... Full story

  • Enjoy a night of local talent at Open Mic Night

    Daiana Greene, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    SIDNEY- Keep Sidney Beautiful is excited to announce their upcoming Open Mic Night at Beans & Steams on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, starting at 5:30 pm. Whatever your passion may be - poetry, singing, or maybe even shadow puppets, this is your opportunity to shine and share your talent. If you have any questions, please contact Keep Sidney Beautiful through Facebook or send an e-mail to: [email protected]. Beans and Steams is located at 610 Glover Road in... Full story

  • Local Doves Chapter to offer free self-defense class this Saturday

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 11, 2024

    The Sidney chapter of DOVES will be offering a self-defense class for women at noon on January 13th. The class will be held at the Community Center located at 627 Toledo Street in Sidney. The DOVES program was founded in 1979, and currently serves nine counties in Nebraska's Panhandle: Scotts Bluff, Cheyenne, Morrill, Kimball, Banner, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, & Sioux Counties with the mission of ensuring women have access to empowerment-based and strength-centered services and that they... Full story

  • Table of Grace falls short of goal; hits $50k mark with grateful hearts

    Barbara Perez, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    SIDNEY - The Table of Grace, a local non-profit organization that is well known in the community for its tireless endeavors, began around 2010 and has since been raising money through grants, sales and donations in the name of feeding the hungry in its communities. In 2019, they became a Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center (CMC). As of this past November, they've received and distributed in excess of 229,410 pounds of food; which equals over 191,175 meals served in 2023. They have held... Full story

  • SRMC Suicide Bereavement Support Group to meet on January 18

    Jan 4, 2024

    Have you lost a loved one to suicide? The mission of this group is to provide a safe place of support, understanding, and education during the journey of loss following the suicide death of a loved one. This program is held every 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Cheyenne County Community Center. Contact Kristen Rose with any questions or concerns regarding the program at [email protected]... Full story

  • VA Emergency Transportation Access Act Introduced

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Jan 4, 2024

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would bar the Department of Veterans Affairs from reducing rates of pay and reimbursement for special mode transportation providers, including ground and air ambulances, unless the VA meets certain requirements that ensure rate changes would not reduce veterans' access to these essential services. The bipartisan VA Emergency Transportation Access Act, sponsored by Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman... 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

  • City of Sidney Holiday Closures

    Dec 14, 2023

    The City of Sidney will be closed December 25 and 26 for the Christmas Holiday. Sanitation trucks will pickup Monday’s and Tuesday’s trash on Wednesday. Transportation buses will not be running and the Library will be closed. The City will also be closed on January 1, 2024 for the New Year’s Holiday. Sanitation trucks will pick up Monday’s trash on Tuesday and Tuesday’s trash on Wednesday. Transportation buses will not be running and the Library will be closed. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Phillips at... Full story

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