The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Keith Hansen
Publisher of the Sun-Telegraph 

New publisher, new look to Sun-Telegraph


After 15 days on the job as publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph it’s time to say hello. I was named publisher of the Sun-Telegraph on April 1. No foolin’. While it’s not monumental news, I wanted to take some time before introducing myself to you, our readers.

I have owned and or published newspapers since Reagan was president. My career has taken me from my home state of Minnesota (home of Ole and Lena) to the mountains of San Diego County, to the northwestern reaches of Wisconsin, the Ozarks of Oklahoma, to the Front Range of Colorado, and short stints in Texas.

Now, I’m putting down roots in Nebraska, home to my wife’s family (Minden) where she is part owner in a small patch of land farmed by her cousins.

Sidney has been on our radar since we traveled the Interstate from Minnesota to Colorado back in the day when our three daughters were in elementary school and my interest in hunting and fishing was as passionate as raising those three girls was to their mom and me. We made our (rest) stop at Cabela’s to check out the new hunting gear and allow the girls to stare wide-eyed at the scores of wildlife mounts scattered throughout the store.

My hope is that we’ll always be the “World Headquarters of Cabela’s” so other travelers heading east along I-80 or west to the Rocky Mountains will have the same opportunity our family had several years back.

As time allows I will be stopping by most of Sidney’s businesses to introduce myself, but you, the readers need to stop by and say “hello” when you have a chance. I’m a small town boy and have already experienced that small town welcome from the folks I’ve had the fortune of meeting.

Keith Hansen

Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph


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