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Celebrating Fourth of July

Fun Fourth in the sun — An estimated 65-70 people celebrated Independence Day at The Well in Sidney Saturday. The event included a picnic, raffles of fireworks and movie tickets....


Recital this Sunday

In collaboration with pianist Ann Cramer, Aaron Woodman, oboe, will present a recital of varied repertoire. The program, featuring works by Vincent, Paladilhe, Krenek, and Daelli, covers music written from the eighteenth century all the way to the... Full story

 By Justin Haag    Community    June 12, 2014

Saddle up and ride in the Panhandle

Those looking to ride horses in a scenic area with wide open spaces will be hard-pressed to find better territory than the Panhandle of western Nebraska. Two state parks in Nebraska’s scenic Pine Ridge offer trail rides and riding is allowed on an...


The perils of Polly in Potter

The community of Potter and its surprisingly active stage scene has scheduled an early summer melodrama. “How The West Was Dun” will run June 26-28 at the Potter Legion Hall. It tells the story of sweet Polly Wanda Cracker as she tries to save... Full story


Dalton student earns second in Congressional Art Competition

For The Sun-Telegraph Congressman Adrian Smith today announced the winning artists of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. Smith worked with the Nebraska Art Teachers... Full story


Cabaret Theatre readies for Sidney appearance

Not everything has gone smoothly as the Omaha group Cabaret Theatre prepares for their April 12 show in Sidney. "We're doing a new arrangement of 'Moonglow' that's tough," said singer Becky Noble....


Night of Music fundraiser

Cheyenne County CASA hosts their annual Night of Music fundraiser on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the High School Auditorium. The event features local talent--all performers live in Cheyenne County. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children... Full story


Beyond the numbers

It might be dangerous to ask Jim Margetts to tap out the “Chicken Dance” on his piano. The non-trumpet half of the band Two Men and a Trumpet played at a German restaurant while in college. Just about every night someone requested the memorable...


Friends of the Sidney Public Library hosts birthday bash for Dr. Seuss

“We looked!  Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!.” The opening lines from The Cat in the Hat take many of us back to childhood, remembering the comfort of sitting on a loved one’s lap as they... Full story


The Monuments Men (PG-13)

There was once a charming, make-believe world that appeared on screens big and small. Married couples retired to separate beds. Petty troublemakers like Eddie Haskell represented the worst of juvenile delinquency. Family members donned suits or...


3 Days to Kill (PG-13)

A father with a particular set of skills. A naive daughter. An assignment in France. It would only seem natural if a scowling Liam Neeson strolled into one of the opening scenes, draped in a black winter coat. But this is not another episode of...


The Lego Movie (PG)

A nefarious dictator threatens to enforce his domination over the world and only one man can save the helpless inhabitants. Batman? No, although he is part of the good guy crowd. Superman? Not a chance. The heroes from the “Star Wars” films? They...


Lone Survivor (R)

The outcome of “Lone Survivor” is never in doubt. Four U.S. Navy Seals drop into a Taliban stronghold targeting a particular leader. They find themselves surrounded by hundreds of well-armed fighters and, as the title suggests, only one man...


Cheyenne County Art Guild selects Ann Darling as Artist of the Month

For The Sun-Telegraph The Cheyenne County Art Guild has selected local artist Ann Darling as Artist of the Month.  Darling is a life-long resident of Cheyenne County and a graduate of Sidney High...


'American Hustle' (R)

“American Hustle” is a puzzle—an intricate, polyester dream of a film that will draw you into an indescribable weave of fact and fiction. One of the first things we encounter in this weave is Christian Bale’s comb over. He plays a paunchy...


'The Book Thief' (PG-13)

If it were not for the Jewish fugitive tucked in the family’s basement and the spectacle of entire personal libraries erupting into bonfires, cheered on by crowds under scarlet banners, much of the soul-sapping experience of life in Nazi Germany co...


Around Town: Margaritas opens to large crowds

Margaritas opened quietly—sort of. On an afternoon in mid-November, management unlocked the doors. They opted against social media buzz. They did not even try for a word of mouth build up. Instead, they simply switched on the sign posted with the...


Sidney Public Library remembers longtime resident with dedication of new circulation desk

The Sidney Public Library will hold a dedication of its new circulation desk, purchased in memory of Martha Hammond Walker, during its annual Christmas open house on Dec. 19. The new custom-made desk was purchased with funds from Walker’s estate....


'Frozen' (PG) - Once upon a classic

Once upon a time the folks at Disney produced timeless classics, enchanting but with a dark edge. Perhaps this is because they could mine a trove of centuries-old tales from the time when a patch of...


Around Town: Tenor Richard Novak returns to Sidney

Richard Novak last visited Sidney in the middle of blizzard, one of those blinding, howling Western Nebraska winter days. "I couldn't even see the parking lot," he recalled. Few could-only a handful...


Ender's Game (PG-13) - Off the page

The bard himself recognized the massive difficulty of cramming a sprawling tale into narrow confines. Shakespeare's classic "Henry V" opens with a prologue, apologizing for the inability of the...


An "awesome disaster" in the making

Kirk Enevoldsen's definition of "variety show" strays a bit from the norm. "This is just like 'whatever happens, happens,'" he explained, in reference to this weekend's Potter Days program at the... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    July 25, 2013

Around town: The time, the place, the free pizza

Someone always wins. Of course, you have to be in the right place at the right time to collect. The place is Sam & Louie’s. The time? Almost precisely at 7 p.m. every Friday night. The payoff comes in the form of free pizza, pasta, wings or whateve...


The question on everyone's mind: What in the world is a kanalihopper?

Kanalihoppers Restaurant and Spirits, a new restaurant which just opened up in the building that used to house Mulligan’s Restaurant right next to the Kimball Golf Course, is already setting off discussions around town with everybody wondering... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    July 18, 2013

Cinderella, Texas style

Teddy, a Texas tenderfoot, has a problem. He lives with an evil step-family, who insist he wash their clothes, iron their shirts and perform other humbling tasks while they try to catch the eye of... Full story


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