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Red Raiders fall in state tournament

Sidney High School football coach Chris Koozer had stressed the importance of a fast start for the Red Raiders in Friday's Class B state tournament opener. Instead, the opposite happened and it...

 

SRMC's kids health fair on tap for Saturday

Before the kids don their costumes for Halloween on Saturday, the Sidney Regional Medical Center is giving them and their parents a chance to learn more about health. The "All About Kids Health...

 

HIGH SCHOOL STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Raiders face big test vs. state's top-ranked team

Consider how these two scenarios played out last Friday night: Sidney High School needed a touchdown in the final minutes to pull out a victory against a team on a 21-game losing streak and earn a spot in the Class B state football tournament....

 

Three local football teams qualify for state football playoffs

The Sidney, Leyton and Peetz high school football teams have all qualified for postseason play. Sidney’s 13-9 win over Gering on Friday night earned the Red Raiders a spot in the Class B state tournament. Sidney is the No. 14 seed and will play at...

 

Late TD saves day – season – for Sidney

The scoreboard clock was clicking down Friday night on Sidney High's game against Gering – and the Red Raiders' football season. But a leaping touchdown catch by senior captain Tyler Wintholz...

 

Sidney-Gering matchup has storylines, possible state playoff berth in mix

It won’t be tough for the Sidney High football team to get excited for Friday night’s regular season-finale. The Red Raiders realize that they need a victory and some help from a number of other Class B teams to earn a wild-card berth into the...

 

Sidney's Wintholz uses Homecoming to honor relative

Even before the 2015 football season started, Tyler Wintholz was looking to do something "special." Most would expect that statement to simply mean catch a lot of passes and score touchdowns in...

 

Sidney has plenty on the line vs. Alliance

If all goes according to plan, the Sidney High School football team won’t have to look hard for motivation this Friday. First, it’s Homecoming for the Red Raiders when Alliance rolls into Weymouth Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Second, Sidney is...

 

Ground game too much for Sidney

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Sidney High School knew rival Scottsbluff would bring a potent running game to their district showdown on Friday night. Stopping it, however, would be another story. The...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Sports    October 8, 2015

Rivalry game opens District B-8 play

Sidney head football coach Chris Koozer knows he won't have to do much to get his Red Raiders fired up this week. A quick look at the schedule shows the next foe: Scottsbluff. Enough said. When these...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Sports    October 5, 2015

Red Raiders fall short vs. GINW

Another slow start Friday night proved to be the demise for the Sidney High School football team. The Red Raiders came up short against a talented Grand Island Northwest squad, losing 27-20 at...

 

Man involved in car chase across state lines appears in court

The man accused of leading police on a car chase last month on Interstate 80 – that included a short standoff – was in Cheyenne County Court on Thursday for a probable casue hearing. Joseph M. Mladenik, 40, of Cheyenne, Wyo., has been charged...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Sports    October 1, 2015

Grand Island Northwest bringing potent offense

While the Sidney High football players and their fans were celebrating last week’s shutout victory at Lexington, another final score came in that piqued their interests. Grand Island Northwest 38, Scottsbluff 35. So when GINW visits Sidney on...

 

Red Raiders aim to bounce back

The Sidney High School football team will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it heads east Friday to play Lexington. The Red Raiders lost at home last week to McCook after...

 

Person: I'm resigning

Gary Person, Sidney's city manager for the past 16 years, will resign at Tuesday night's city council meeting. "I am not being asked to resign," Person said when reached by phone at his office Thursda...

 

Hehnke fired by City of Sidney

John Hehnke, the City of Sidney's embattled public services director, was fired Tuesday. Hehnke, a 10-year city employee who was at the center of a controversial decision that also involved Sidney...

 

Missing Sidney teen located in California

A Sidney teen missing since late last month has been located in California. Daniel Virgil, 16, was found about 2 a.m. Monday in Colton, Calif., and placed in a juvenile facility pending pickup by his parents, said Sidney Police Assistant Chief Joe...

 

Email: Police chief writes he was asked to 'provide some high cover' on Hehnke case

Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson wrote an email in the spring of 2014 that said he was asked to keep a citation written to a city employee "off the radar in County Court and the newspaper." The emai...

 

Safeway adding specialty departments, expanding work force

A Sidney grocery store will be expanding its employee base over the next few months, adding both full- and part-time positions. The local Safeway, located at 1944 Illinois St., will be hiring new workers for a variety of specialty departments in the...

 

Charge dismissed against Sidney man accused of arranging pot deals via Facebook

A local man accused of selling marijuana to fellow Sidney High School students had his charge dismissed late last week. Zachary Borges, 19, was arrested on Sept. 4, 2014, after an investigation by the Sidney Police Department and charged with...

 

Beutler sentenced to 48 months probation

The woman who shouted death threats at a witness outside the Cheyenne County Courthouse – and in front of law enforcement officers – was sentenced Friday morning to 48 months probation and community service. Misty Beutler, who turns 34 next...

 

Disconnect Day encourages people to set aside phones, enjoy the outdoors

A nationwide campaign is encouraging Americans to cast aside their cell phones, tablets and other devices in exchange for a day of outdoor activities. “Disconnect Day” was unveiled earlier this month in a rally against “over-connectivity,”...

 

2 city officials make court appearances

Two high-ranking City of Sidney employees appeared in court Monday morning, with one agreeing to a plea deal that resolved his case. Sidney Public Services Director John Hehnke pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace and...

 

Beutler makes deal in court, pleads guilty to witness tampering

A 32-year-old Sidney woman has worked out a plea agreement in a case where she was accused of shouting death threats at a witness outside the Cheyenne County Courthouse. Misty Beutler pleaded guilty...

 

Hlavinka released from Colo. hospital

Leasa Hlavinka, the stabbing victim in Sunday night's apparent domestic assault, has been released from the hospital. Hlavinka was airlifted to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., af...

 

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