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  • Nebraska Cooperative Council Partners with NRDs on Producer Connect

    Mar 28, 2024

    LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Nebraska Cooperative Council on the development of a groundbreaking web and mobile application suite, Producer Connect. Producer Connect is designed to empower agricultural producers with the tools they need to optimize inputs, enhance agricultural profitability, improve water quality, and increase irrigation efficiency. “As farmer-owned entities, Nebraska’s farmer-owned cooperatives believe information is vital for farmers...

  • Nebraska Extension hosts Yonts Water Conference in April

    Mar 28, 2024

    The Yonts Water Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at the Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center, in Scottsbluff. The morning begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. with Dr. Xin Qiao, Nebraska Extension water and irrigation management specialist. He will discuss ways to improve irrigation efficiencies and give a research update on new irrigation technologies. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation personnel will provide an update on the snowpack and expected runoff in the Upper North Platte...

  • Just For Kix – Dance Showcase March 24th

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    Sidney's own Just For Kix is hot off the heels of a winning streak from their "Together We Dance" Competition in Grand Island, and what better way to showcase their gold star routines than with TWO public performances March 24 at the Sidney Middle School Gym. The first performance will begin at 1:00pm and will feature Tiny Kix & Wee-Petite, the second performance will begin at 3:15pm and feature ALL teams. Both shows are both open to the public....

  • Meira Moon Market: A Chance to Shop Local and Beyond

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    The Meira Moon Pop-Up Market will take place March 23 from 9am – 2pm at their upstairs location at 926 10th Avenue in Downtown Sidney. Over 15 different local and out-of-state vendors will gather to offer unique items from clean skincare, jewelry and organically dyed clothing, to home baked goods, adult beverages and sourdough to fresh florals and other Spring essentials; there will truly be something for everyone and it is a great opportunity to get out and support small bus...

  • Chappell RFD Now Accepting Bids

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Chappell Rural Fire District is now accepting sealed bids for a 1999 Chevy 3500 until mid-May. The vehicle is 4-door, 4wd with 6-door utility bed and extra boxes mounted on top. It is fitted with a 2000 lb full-bed slide out, with an on-board 5000w generator, and halogen scene lights on extendable poles located on all four corners. It comes equipped with a 7.4 liter (454) gas motor with 8800 miles, A/C, and power locks and windows. All six tires are BFG commercial T/A all-seasons 225/75R16 10-ply tires with less than 500 miles. The truck...

  • South Platte Natural Resources District Board of Directors looking to fill Subdistrict 4 Director vacancy

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Subdistrict 4 director vacancy, Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area overnight camping fees and scholarship funding were topics of discussion for the South Platte Natural Resources District Board of Directors (Board) at their meeting on March 13, 2024. Director Marc Sprenger has relocated and now resides outside of Subdistrict 4 boundaries. The four-year term began January 1, 2023, and expires December 31, 2026. As of March 1, 2024, there is no representation in Subdistrict 4. Under state law,...

  • Nebraska Department of Agriculture Announces Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

    Mar 21, 2024

    LINCOLN-- The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has announced a rollout of the 2024 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The NDA urges vendors whose market certification has expired or produce vendors who are looking to participate in the program for the first time to pre-register. To begin the certification/recertification process, produce growers need to log in to their vendor profile on the Nebraska Farmers Market Online Database at http://www.ne.gov/go/producevendor. Growers will need their vendor ID and password, and if...

  • Save a Horse, Ride Your Tractor to School

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    Leyton FFA week ended with an unofficial "drive your tractor to school" day; a little crowded for the parking lot, the Case tractor and old farm truck fit in nicely on the street creating an appropriate aesthetic for the country school....

  • Shamrock and Roll 5k: Gold at the End of the Rainbow

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    It was a bright and sunny brisk morning, March 16, as 60 avid runners (and walkers) took to the Deadwood Trails of Sidney for the annual Cheyenne County Community Center Shamrock and Roll 5k Run. Put on with the help of local volunteers and business sponsors, the yearly event serves as a nice reminder for locals to get out and enjoy the Spring weather while also focusing on health. Before the race began, instructions and course directions were read as well as a "what to expect" once the race...

  • Leyton 6th & 7th Graders Paint the Town Students Delve into Historical Study

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    Leyton 6th and 7th Graders were tasked to paint Impressionist Pastel Landscapes. Impressionism was developed in France during the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting spontaneously "on the spot" rather than in a studio setting; a typical impressionist subject might consist of a landscape or a scene from everyday life. Students followed the stylings of such recognizable impressionist artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Mary...

  • Leyton Students Qualify for State Science Fair

    Mar 21, 2024

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  • Mousetrap Derby at SHS takes the Cheese

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    The Sidney High School Physics class taught by Mr. Shaw began their week with a mousetrap derby day; the event took place in the school hallways with Senior Isak Doty clinching the win with a run of 109 feet....

  • West Elementary Opens Door to Promoting Kindness

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    Sidney's West Elementary has gone the extra mile to promote kindness, a classroom decorating door contest was held by the Student Council in honor of spreading compassion in our community. First place honors were shared between Mr. Weathers and Miss Meier, a true embodiment of the contest....

  • Cargill Awards More Than $3 Million Grant to National FFA Organization

    Mar 21, 2024

    INDIANAPOLIS – Cargill awarded a three-year grant of $3.15 million to the National FFA Organization in support of its commitment to shape future agriculture leaders. The grant supports a variety of National FFA Organization programs and events during the three-year period (from 2023 to 2025), including the organization’s sustainability platform; the equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) pathway; and the Living to Serve program. During the National FFA Convention & Expo, the grant supports a booth , the rodeo and travel grants for career dev...

  • Paul Siebert: Orchestra of One

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 21, 2024

    Sidney was graced with the musical stylings of Paul Siebert March 14; a history buff with a passion for story telling through music, Siebert performed for Sloan Estates, West Elementary and patrons of the High Plains Arts Council on Thursday. Originally from Sutton, Nebraska, Siebert prides himself in offering a wide variety of musical instruments, repertoire and the historical content associated with each. He does extensive research to provide his audiences with special context during his set....

  • Cheyenne County Republican Convention to be held at Security First Bank in Sidney

    Mar 14, 2024

    The Cheyenne County Republican Convention will be held at the Security First Bank meeting room, March 22, 2024, at 6:00 p.m., featuring guest speaker Paul Strommen, Candidate for Senate District 47. At the County Convention, party officers and delegates are elected to represent Cheyenne County at the Republican State Convention, to be held on May 18, 2024, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE, All state rules and forms governing the County Convention process can be found on the Nebraska GOP website at ne.gop. Registered delegates will be the...

  • Panhandle Business and Professional Women Encourages Scholarship Applications

    Mar 14, 2024

    SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Women who are seeking a college education are invited to apply for scholarships from Panhandle Business and Professional Women (BPW). Panhandle BPW is part of a national foundation that advocates for gender equality in the workplace and supports the development of female business professionals. Chartered in 1981, Panhandle BPW is one of the largest BPW organizations in the state. Through annual fundraisers, the Scottsbluff-based chapter proudly presents $1,000 scholarships to non-traditional female students. To apply, the a...

  • Letter to the Editor:

    Mar 14, 2024

    Yes, Nebraska’s current tax system is broken beyond repair according to Mark Bonkiewicz, one of three EPIC Option spokespersons. Mark has been presenter at several Town Halls in Sidney, and most recently presented on February 26th in Gurley, and February 27th in Oshkosh and Brule. The number of Nebraska property owners who are disgusted with our current property – income – inheritance tax burden in our state continues to increase on a weekly basis. For years, Nebraska legislators have promised to reduce the property tax burden yet have faile...

  • Engaging Agriculture: Ideas For Estate and Transition Planning: Monetary Compensation

    Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist|Mar 14, 2024

    By Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist For many farm and ranch families, bringing children or grandchildren into the operation is the ultimate goal. Successfully bringing additional family members into the operation may require some creativity, as all parties need to maintain a viable standard of living. This series of articles will highlight ideas and tactics for bringing another family member into the operation. One tactic is to provide new family members with monetary compensation, such as an hourly wage or salary. Th...

  • Army Cutworm Scouting Urged in Western Nebraska Wheat and Alfalfa

    Mar 14, 2024

    By Julie Peterson, Extension Entomologist at the West Central REEC; Jeff Bradshaw, Director of the Doctor of Plant Health Program; Updated by Pin-Chu Lai, Extension Entomologist at the Panhandle PREEC; and Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator With the recent warm weather in Western Nebraska, army cutworms have been spotted in southern Sioux County and central Lincoln County. With spring approaching, this pest may be seen in Nebraska crop fields in the near future. It is an important time to scout for army cutworm, particularly in winter...

  • Sidney FFA CDE 3 Results are in

    Mar 14, 2024

    Agriscience - State Qualifier 1st place Team Jordynn - 3rd Josette - 4th Valerie - 5th Rylan - 7th Meats - State Qualifier 4th place team Mady - 17th Taylor - 22nd Dru - 23rd Peyton - 30th Both of these teams also competed at the Frontier Co. Invite last week in Eustis, NE. Agriscience 2nd place team Jordynn - 8th individual Josette - 10th individual Meats 10th place team Sidney FFA would like to thank Brian Sprenger for putting in the hours coaching the meats team! They truly appreciate all...

  • Oh, The Places You Will Go: Library Celebrates Dr. Seuss' 120th Birthday

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 14, 2024

    The annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, put on by the Friends of the Library, was held March 7 at the Sidney Public Library. The event, which has been a Sidney Library tradition for over a decade, features a variety of fun creative tactile games and activities and a photo booth inspired by classic Seussical tales, all provided by volunteers of FOTSPL. A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the impact and awareness of our own library, FOTSPL holds events catered specifically towards conne...

  • Fusion Center Representatives Meet in Kimball

    Daria Anderson-Faden, Stevenson Newspapers|Mar 14, 2024

    See something. Say something. That was the message. The Kimball County Transit Service building was packed with local and state law enforcement, politicians, city and county employees, a group from Sidney, and citizens interested in learning about threat assessments and the need to report suspicious activity. Nebraskans are of the mindset to mind your own business, but speaker Lt. Monty Lovelace, director of the Nebraska Fusion Center, said those days are over. He said people need to be...

  • Hometown Liquor Rounds-Up March for Music

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 14, 2024

    In the month of March, Hometown Liquor will be offering Round-Up Program dollars to the Sidney Raiders Music Booster Club. Last month's Round Up Program benefitted the Sidney FFA chapter with a donation of $1,532.00. The program allows for Hometown customers to round up to the next dollar, or more, if they wish to benefit the featured program for the month. "It's important to us that the Round-Up Program focuses on children's programs in Cheyenne County that might not have benefactors.", said...

  • Leyton Celebrates Read Across America

    Kelsey Arrington, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Mar 14, 2024

    Volunteers flocked to Leyton Elementary the first week of March to read to the Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade classes in honor of Read Across America. Guest readers included familiar faces, Kaylin Neumann (a Para for Leyton Schools), Matt McLaughlin (Leyton's Superintendent), Shirley Melton (a former Leyton Elementary Teacher), and Julie Milewski (an enthusiastic volunteer). Read Across America is an annual celebration commemorating the life and impact of Dr. Seuss and his many...

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