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  • Good Old Days 05/13/2016

    May 13, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Ann Holloway Crowned Queen of Fort Sidney' May 9, 1996 Ann Holloway, a shapely 17-year old from Sidney High School, was presented with the regal crown and trappings Saturday night and will reign over her loyal subjects as Miss Fort Sidney Days of 1966. The pretty brunette was elected over other 10...

  • Good Old Days 05-06-16

    May 6, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Oil Output Soon Will Accelerate' May 2, 1966 Kimbark Exploration Co. has staked two new oil drilling locations in Cheyenne County. They are: No. 2 Deuser (SW SE Sec. 17-16-50) in the Eddy Field, and No. 2 Clifford (C SW SW Sec. 4-16-50) in the Marvel Field. These were two of eight new drilling locations...

  • Good Old Days 04-29-16

    Apr 29, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago '6,000 Are Expected For Ag Progress Show' April 25, 1966 If the weather man changes his ways and cooperates, up to six thousand people may be on hand Wednesday for the postponed Panhandle Farm Equipment and Progress Day. Officials are hoping for better luck this Wednesday, although the postponement may cut...

  • Good Old Days - 04-22-16

    Apr 22, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Mayor WIll Dedicate Big Program; 10,000 Trees go In Ground Through Area' April 20, 1966 The sound of post hole diggers cutting into the ground, the crunch of shovels overturning earth and the good noise of dedicated people at work will be heard all day Friday as the Cheyenne County Centennial tree...

  • Good Old Days - 04-15-16

    Apr 15, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Cheyenne, Deuel Counties Included in Sedgwick-Sand Project Being Considered' April 11, 1966 Among the eight requests for watersheds to be considered April 21 by the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission will be one which is almost equally divided between Nebraska and Colorado. This is the...

  • Good Old Days - 04-08-16

    Apr 8, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Trains Back On Schedule Today' April 4,1966 A four-day paralysis of activity on the Union Pacific and seven other railroads in the country is slowly coming to an end. Officials of the striking Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers announced the end of the strike at 10 a.m. Sunday. At that time th...

  • Good Old Days - 04-01-16

    Apr 1, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago '4-H Junior Leaders On Ski Trip' March 28, 1966 On March 5 and 6 the 4-H Junior Leader Club went on it's annual ski trip. An anxious group of skiers met at the Point Office early Saturday morning to begin the fun filled weekend. A breakfast stop was made at Cheyenne and then the four were driven by Ivan...

  • Good Old Days 03-25-16

    Mar 25, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago ‘Storm Creates Problems Driving, Power Lines’ March 23, 1966 Transportation and communications were hard hit during the comparatively brief blizzard that struck here Tuesday, but all in charge agreed that “our problems were mild compared to those east of here.” Nevertheless, the job of clearing roads for travel, repairing line breaks to restore ser...

  • Good Old Days 03-18-16

    Mar 18, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Summer School Course To Provide 19 New Jobs' March 14, 1966 The Sidney schools will conduct a special six-week summer course under a newly approved Federal Education Act. Supt. Russell Pedersen said today that Sidney's application for $24,425 under Title One, Elementary and Secondary Education Act., has...

  • Good Old Days 03-11-16

    Mar 11, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Lots of Dirt, But Loss Is Light From Winds' March 7, 1966 A three-day battering by tornadic winds, blowing snow and dust finally came to an end at about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, leaving a thick dust cover indoors and out. Unlike the northern Panhandle and South Dakota, the gale winds did not bring an...

  • Good Old Days 03-04-16

    Mar 4, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Missing Girls Found In Reno' March 2, 1966 Two girls, Georgianna Coleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Coleman of Sidney, and Cheryl Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashby Adams of Bridgeport, who have been reported as missing persons to the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office Monday, were located today in...

  • Good Old Days 02-26-16

    Feb 26, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Three Interchanges needed by 1990, Says City Planning Firm' Feb. 25, 1966 City Manager George Felsch told the Thursday noon meeting of the Sidney industrial group that the firm retained by Sidney planning believes that three interchanges on Interstate 80 will be needed by Sidney. The planning firm feels...

  • Good Old Days 02-19-16

    Feb 19, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Sidney Cable TV Programming Not Visibly Affected By FCC Ruling' Feb. 16, 1966 The effect of a Federal Communication Commission ruling on the fourteen Nebraska cities which have cable TV systems probably won't be measured until official copies of the ruling have been distributed for study. At least, that's...

  • Good Old Days 02-12-16

    Feb 12, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Welcome Wet Snow Boosts Farm Hopes' Feb. 9, 1966 Cheyenne County got its share of a good, wet snowfall that started Tuesday at midmorning and continued until about 9 p.m. Up to three inches of stuff lay where it fell, depositing up to a quarter inch of moisture. The temperatures have been mild this week,...

  • Good Old Days 02-05-16

    Feb 5, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Strong C of C Membership Is Assured For 1966 Program' Feb. 2, 1966 The concentrated membership drive conducted by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce is eliciting outstanding response, according to Manager Ron Mercer. The 11 Chamber of Commerce directors, with teams of five assistants, opened the member drive...

  • Good Old Days 01-29-16

    Jan 29, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Kokjer Gets Police Cars' Jan. 26, 1966 The Sidney city council voted to buy two new police cars from The Kokjer Motor Co., Chevrolet dealer, at the regular meeting held Monday night. Five bids were received. Kokjer's bid of $2,069.94 for two new cars will permit the department to step up from 6-cylinder...

  • Good Old Days 01-22-16

    Jan 22, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Storm Brings More Snow; Slick Roads Are Reported; Area Farm Outlook Good' Jan. 19, 1966 A light but persistent, snowfall started at about 4 o'clock this (Wednesday) morning and in a short time had blanketed a broad area extending as far as Montana, the Dakotas, and Kansas. By mid-morning highways and...

  • Good Old Days 01-15-16

    Jan 15, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Sidney Mill Is Pleased With Soybean Processing Results' Jan. 12, 1966 Soybean processing - tried for the first time this year at the Sidney plant of the Pacific Vegetable Oils Corp - is proving to be a successful operation, says Ned Robinson, plant manager. In fact, the company thinks enough of the...

  • Good Old Days 01-08-16

    Jan 8, 2016

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'SHS Seniors Rated High' Jan. 5, 1966 Miss Chris Cramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cramer and a senior at Sidney High School, has been awarded a one-year scholarship to the University of Nebraska. Alternates chosen, as the result of high scores in the Regent's exams, are Kent Brunzell, Bonnie...

  • Good Old Days 12-31-15

    Dec 31, 2015

    Compiled By the Sun-Telegraph Staff These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 YEARS AGO Dec. 31, 1965 'Wheatbelt Crew Saved Life of Bridgeport Man' Quick action on the part of a crew of employees of the Wheatbelt Public Power District was credited this morning with saving the life of an elderly Bridgeport man, Tom Griffiths, about 65. The crew composed of Marvin Boehmer, Ken Humphrey...

  • Good Old Days 12-23-15

    Dec 23, 2015

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. Fifty Years Ago '64th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated By Thompsons' Dec. 20, 1965 Sixty-four years of married life were observed by Mr. and Mrs. George C. Thompson, 1051 7th Avenue, Saturday. With the well known couple to help them celebrate were their entire family, with the exception of one grandson, George Bertels of...

  • Good Old Days 12-18-15

    Dec 18, 2015

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'School Heads Continuing Project For Educational Service Unit' Dec. 17, 1965 School administrators in the four counties – Kimball, Deuel, Cheyenne, Garden – of the District 19 Educational Service Unit are letting no grass grow under their feet. The school heads and county superintendents have had two...

  • Good Old Days 12-11-15

    Dec 11, 2015

    Compiled By the Sun-Telegraph Staff These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 YEARS AGO 'Farm-Ranch Outlook In West Promises Area Upturn in '66' Dec. 10, 1965 The economy of western Nebraska is certain to show substantial improvement next year if present farm and ranch outlook predictions hold firm through 1966. Those who watch the economy of the region are forecasting a much...

  • Good Old Days

    Dec 4, 2015

    Compiled By Delaney Uhrig These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Leaseholders Point To Big Cash Loss In West If Improvements Taken' Dec. 1, 1965 At least a million dollars in improvements on state owned land in Cheyenne County could be lost to the leaseholders if the Nebraska Supreme Court upholds a Justice Department ruling that the improvements belong to the state....

  • Good Old Days 11-20-15

    Nov 20, 2015

    Compiled By The SUn-Telegraph Staff These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 50 Years Ago 'Way Appears Cleared For Development' Nov. 19, 1965 A representative of the General Services Administration, Washington, D.C., was in Sidney this week to check on progress being made for the orderly use and disposal of land and property at Sioux Army Depot, which is scheduled to be totally...

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