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Articles from the February 5, 2014 edition

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Johnson sentenced to life for murder, files immediate appeal

Craig Johnson, 48, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday in Cheyenne County district court for the Dec. 11, 2011 murder of April Smith. During the trial, prosecutors theorized that Johnson killed Smith because of j...

 
 By Dave Faries    News    February 5, 2014

Fatal accident kills panhandle oil man, passenger

Panhandle businessman Bruce Evertson, a prominent figure in the state’s oil industry, was killed in a highway accident on Tuesday along with his passenger, Robin Lapaseotes of Bridgeport. Evertson, CEO of Evertson Companies in Kimball, was behind...

 

City to pay Wheat Belt for power line projects

With east Sidney expansion projects underway, Sidney’s city council reached an agreement with Wheat Belt on the necessary relocation or transfer of electric distribution lines affected by new construction. As part of the plan, the city would...

 

MAC Band

The Minuteman Activities Conference held its band concert last week, drawing students from local schools Leyton, Potter-Dix and Creek Valley....

 

Ten Questions with Megan Mcgown Community Development Director

Megan McGown seems to be everywhere, from city meetings to events downtown. Sidney's Community Development Director joined city hall after seven years serving as director of the Cheyenne County...

 

Vonda Lea (Gillham) Carter

Vonda Lea (Gillham) Carter 1929 to 2014 Vonda Lea Gillham Carter, 84, was born in Peetz, Colo. on Jan. 28, 1929 to Emma (Gilmont) Gillham and Claude Gillham. She had one brother, Donald Claude...

 

Court Briefs - 02-05-14

The following person appeared in Deuel County Court on Monday, Feb. 3, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Jeff Baldridge, age 51 of Chappell, appeared for a preliminary hearing on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine, which is a class IV...

 

How will your investments affect your child's financial aid prospects?

Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending...

 

Letter to the Editor: School closure policy

I want to lodge a complaint against the weather and closure policy that Sidney Public Schools go by: 6:45 is too late in the morning to call off school or late starts. Many kids are up at 6 or earlier and are on their way to school already at 6:45....

 

Letter to the Editor: Understand depression

On Friday it was reported that a woman robbed a bank in Sidney. When the case was unsealed, the public was made aware that she had Post Partum Depression. It is rare that a crime can be attributed to just one cause. We do not know everything that...

 

Locals finish third in APA tournament

Nate Bartling from Potter and Justin Butts from Sidney came up just short of advancing to the American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 8-Ball Doubles National Championship. The pair fell in the semi-finals of the 8-Ball Doubles tournament held...

 

Wintholz signs with Chadron

Sidney High School Senior Tucker Wintholz, a two-year starter and three year letterman on the Red Raiders football team, committed to attend and play football at Chadron State University. Wintholz, who was a strong component of the Red Raiders...

 

Bernhardt strong in Peetz loss to Pawnee

Despite 18 points from Beth Bernhardt, the Peetz Bulldogs dropped a 41-40 decision at league rival Pawnee on Saturday. The Bulldogs record fell to 8-4 while their league mark is now 3-3. Pawnee is 4-9 overall and 2-5 in 1A North Central. In addition...

 

Area Sports Upcoming Schedule

Thu. Feb. 6 No Games Scheduled Fri. Feb. 7 WRESTLING Gering @ Sidney (dual) 6 p.m. (Senior Night) GIRLS BASKETBALL Sidney @ Gering 5:30 p.m. Creek Valley @ Leyton 3 p.m. Peetz @ Briggsdale TBA Garden County @ Potter-Dix 3 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL Sidney...

 

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