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Articles from the February 1, 2016 edition

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Sleeping Beauty

More than 60 area youth participated in last weekend's production of "Sleeping Beauty." The Missoula Children's Theatre presented the play and was in town all week working with the cast and crew or...

 

Commercial Resins Co. to leave county

A pipe coating company in Cheyenne County that employs 25 workers will be closing or changing hands. Commercial Resins Co. operates a facility north of Brownson, near the Cabela's Distribution...

 

Sidney pool project on schedule

Although snow abounds in Sidney this week, the city's aquatic center is on track to be completed on time in late May. On Dec. 9, construction crews applied concrete for the new 2,100 square foot...

 

Snowfall hits Cheyenne County

Snowfall in the Cheyenne County area is expected to continue through noon on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, Wyo., snow accumulation is expected to be between 8-10...

 

Gas prices fall again

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.79 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 

Jacqueline Sue "Jaci" Koester

Jacqueline Sue "Jaci" Koester passed away with family by her side at her home on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, after a hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was 58. Visitation will be Wednesday,...

 

John D. Swayze

John D. Swayze, 52 of Kearney, and former Sidney resident, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Cremation has been held. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m.,...

 

Service Notice: Steven K. "Buff" Ellis

Buff Ellis, 62 of Sidney, passed away at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, with Wake Services at 6 p.m., Thursday evening. Both services...

 

Community Calendar 02-01-16

Tuesday, Feb. 2 A Parkinson’s support group for the western Nebraska area meets on the first Tuesday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 312 W. 16th St., Alliance. Call Dee Brauninger at (308) 763-1254 with questions...

 

No Till notes: 'Water Conservation, Part 3'

Water conservation in irrigated crop production has to be viewed as a systems approach to conserving water. As I stated in previous articles I think water conservation starts with improving the performance of the soil. Another key component to a...

 

Raiders finish fifth at Ainsworth

Sidney finished fifth at the Ainsworth Tournament on Saturday and dropped a dual at Valentine the night before tournament play. At Friday's dual, the Raiders got wins from Derek Robb, KC Higer and...

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

BASKETBALL Tuesday, Feb. 2 Leyton at Sedgwick County (Colo.) 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 Creek Valley at Leyton 3 p.m. Garden County at Potter-Dix 3 p.m. Peetz (Colo.) at Briggsdale (Colo.) 4 p.m. Sidney at Gering 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 Leyton at...

 

Sidney blasts past Hershey, Chadron

After its first loss of the season to Scottsbluff a little more than a week ago, the Sidney High boys basketball team (17-1) responded on Friday and Saturday with two decisive victories. On Friday,...

 

Lady Raiders split weekend games

The Sidney High Lady Raiders split a pair of weekend games. On Friday, Sidney lost in overtime to Chadron, 52-49, and on Saturday, the team defeated Hershey, 44-34. The Lady Raiders (13-5) will play...

 

Big second quarter leads Storm past Garden County

Creek Valley poured in 26 second quarter points as it went on to a 59-45 win at Garden County last Friday. The Storm (10-7) led 11-9 after the first quarter and took a 37-16 halftime lead. Samantha Schmid led the team offensively with 14 points....

 

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