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Sidney Schools Test High Against State

Sidney schools are among the top in the state, according to recently released reports released by the Cheyenne County School District #1 (Sidney). The report shows Sidney test results are consistently higher than state averages. “We’re a little...

Scottsbluff Zoo Set To Display Orphaned Bear Cubs

SCOTTSBLUFF (AP) — A western Nebraska zoo is getting ready to display two orphaned bear cubs from Wyoming. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that the cubs arrived at the Riverside Discovery Center a few months ago, and staff members have been...

Leyton FFA Students Get Jackets

DALTON - The Nebraska FFA Foundation recently presented Jillian Ehlersand and AJ Bishop of the Leyton FFA Chapter their very own FFA jackets. The jackets were awarded to them during class time....

Sidney To Host WWI Chautauqua In June

For the centennial remembrance of the end of the Great War, the communities of Wayne and Sidney will host “World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War” next June. Presented by Humanities Nebraska, the free, four-day Chautauqua festival of...

Fixit Station

Sarah-Kate Splichal joined city parks department workers to install the first bike Fixit station along the city's trail system last week, bringing to life an idea approved by the Sidney City Council...

Rotary Gift To Local Learning

Fourth grade students at North Elementary explore new children's dictionaries given to them by members of the Sidney Rotary Club. Rotary also provided the books to students at Leyton Elementary as...

SHS Students Selected For Honor Choir

The following Sidney High School student musicians were recently selected by audition for the Chadron State College High Plains Honor Choir: Autumn Arnett, Felicity Beyer, Destiny Backer, Taylor...

Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorations can be enjoyed nearly anywhere you go these days. Residents and visitors to Sidney Regional Medical Center's Extended Care will see ...

Tree of Remembrance

Sidney Regional Medical Center's Hospice Program hosted its annual Tree of Remembrance Ceremony last week. The program included a performance by The Glory Bells and others offering inspirational...

LAURENCE A. HANSEN - FUNERAL NOTICE

Laurence Hansen, 83 of Rapid City, Nebraska and a former Potter area resident died Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 in Rapid City. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in...

STRAIGHT TALK: All I Want For Christmas Is Property Tax Relief

Nebraskans pay too much in property taxes. According to the Tax Foundation, Nebraskans pay the seventh highest property taxes in the nation. Nebraskans pay 1.65 percent of their home’s value in property taxes every year. The best state in the...

Standing Up For Rural America

Shortly after the founding of our nation, American citizens engaged in a debate about what kind of country they and later generations would live in. No one understood the value of rural Americans more than Thomas Jefferson. Writing in a letter to...

Empowering Individuals

Empowering people to achieve independence and productivity is our mission on the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, of which I serve as chairman. President Trump is urging Congress to focus on welfare reform after we finish our tax code...

Langley Commits To North Platte

Trinity Langley, senior at Potter-Dix High School, signed a letter of intent Thursday, Dec. 7, to play volleyball at North Platte Community College. The formal signing and a reception were held at...

Red Raiders Defeat Chase County 72-48

The Sidney Red Raiders defeated the visiting Chase County Longhorns 72-48 Friday, improving their record to 3-1. The Red Raiders outpaced the visiting Longhorns for most of the game. By the halftime, ...

Leyton defeats South Platte 40-32

The Leyton boys basketball team started strong and outlasted the South Platte Blue Knights 40-32 in a conference match-up Friday. The visiting Warriors outscored the Blue Knights 16-7 in the opening quarter, and maintained their lead throughout the...

Peetz dominates Pawnee 75-47

The Peetz Bulldogs dominated the Pawnee Coyotes 75-47 in a home conference game on December 8th. Three Bulldogs scored in double digits and a solid defensive effort let Peetz coast to an easy victory at home and stay undefeated during the early...

Peetz girls fall to Pawnee, Leyton

PEETZ — The Lady Bulldogs of Peetz lost to Leyton and Pawnee Thursday and Friday. The Lady Bulldogs hosted both teams, losing to Leyton 46-19 Thursday and to Pawnee 65-29 on Friday. The Leyton’s Warriors dominated the first quarter, scoring 20...

Potter-Dix Adds Two Wins

Potter-Dix girls jumped out hard on Creek Valley Friday, then outlasted a late Lady Storm attempt at overcoming the large lead built by the Lady Coyotes early. Potter-Dix moved to 2-1 on the season...

Sidney Downs Chase County

The Sidney Lady Raiders defeated Chase County Friday night, 53-39. The Lady Raiders put up 14 points in the first quarter and 15 in the second for a 29-point half while keeping Chase County to 19...

Charlie Lake Dual Wrestling Results

Sidney 48, Douglas, Wyo.36 220 Dawson Stinson (Douglas) Over Hayden Hofrock (Sidney) (Fall 1:47) 0 6 285 Dallas Wik (Douglas) Over Lane Hughes (Sidney) (Fall 0:34) 0 6 106 Deekun Cerenil (Sidney) Over Chance Himle (Douglas) (Fall 2:50) 6 0 113...

Creek Valley Splits Weekend Contests

Creek Valley's boys split contests over the weekend, man handling Potter-Dix Friday, then losing to Bayard Saturday. The Storm whirled around Potter-Dix, using its experience and a tough defense to...

Digitized Yearbooks Offer 37,000 Pages Of Husker History

LINCOLN – University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni, students and friends recently completed transcribing the last of 37,000 pages of the university’s Cornhusker yearbooks, making them accessible for alumni, scholars, genealogists and history...

Can You Afford To Retire Early?

Some people dream of retiring early. Are you one of them? If so, you’ll need to plan ahead – because a successful early retirement can’t be achieved through last-minute moves. So, if you’re determined to retire early, consider taking the...

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