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Articles from the February 16, 2015 edition

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SRMC hosts Valentine's Day festivities

The Sidney Regional Medical Center hosted Valentine's Day events last Friday for residents at two of its facilities. Gary Harris and Mary Lou Bartling were crowned the Extended Care king and queen,...


Gas prices in Nebraska continue to climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...


Sidney H.S. team takes top honors at Western Region Envirothon contest

BRIDGEPORT – A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest near Cozad at Camp Comeca on April 29. The winning team was comprised of Skylar Arent,...


Four Sidney wrestlers advance

Sidney Red Raiders' Derek Robb gets a big hug from sister Kali after winning the district wrestling championship at 138 pounds at Chadron State College on Saturday. Robb, who went 41-0 this season,... Full story


Dress Down Days

The Cheyenne County Ladies Chamber presented a check for $890.11 to the Community Emergency Response Team on Friday afternoon to provide funds for equipment as well as first aid kits, light... Full story


Colette C. Schmitt

Colette C. Schmitt, 88 of Sidney, passed away at the Sidney Regional Medical Center, Friday evening, Feb. 13, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tues., Feb. 17th with Rosary... Full story


Death Notice: Richard "George" Houser

Richard “George” Houser, 58 of Gillette, Wyo. died on Wed., Feb. 11, 2015 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. A celebration of life is planned with Gillette Memorial Chapel at a later date.... Full story


Court Briefs 02-16-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Slimane Lashini, age 47 of Sidney, appeared for entry of plea on a charge of DUI 1st Offense, a class W misdemeanor. He pled guilty... Full story


Community Calendar 02-16-15

Ongoing Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dorwart Cancer Care Center. Great Topics and food. Call Leslie at 250-1113 with questions. A Parkinson’s support group the for Western Nebraska area meets on the f... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Concepts and Attitudes'

Over the past couple of weeks, I attended No till On the Plains winter conference and the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association’s High Plains No-till Conference. I enjoyed both conferences and felt each had a lot to offer. After getting home...


Red Raiders continue to roll, improve to 19-3

After a strong weekend, the Sidney High boys' basketball team put it in a commanding position to repeat as the No. 1 seed at districts. The Raiders opened their weekend by knocking off a talented...


Sidney boys rout Mitchell, 74-24

Unfortunately for Mitchell High School, the Tigers were just what the doctor ordered for a Sidney team coming off a tough, come-from-behind victory the night before. The Red Raiders stepped on the...


Potter-Dix boys use 3-point attack to top Banner County

POTTER – The Potter-Dix High boys’ basketball team went downtown to hold off Banner County on Friday night. The Coyotes (6-13) hit seven 3-pointers, including four in the third quarter, to take a hard-fought 54-48 win over the Wildcats (5-12)....



BOYS – Friday Sidney 52, Chadron 44 Chadron 10 10 11 13 – 44 Sidney 16 2 14 20 – 52 CHADRON (44) – Vonsinh Sayaloune 18, Taylor Wild 6, Keenan Johnson 6, Jayden Stack 6, Michael Gieseler 3, Keegan Shuck 3, Jackson Dickerson 2. SIDNEY (52) –... Full story


Chadron knocks off Sidney girls

For the Chadron Lady Cardinals the third time proved to be the charm as they finally took down the Sidney Lady Raiders 48-42 at Cabela's Athletic Facility in a non-district matchup Friday night. By...


Knight's free throws help Lady Raiders top Mitchell

No one can accuse Sidney High junior Kelsey Knight of not being able to handle pressure. With Saturday night's game against Mitchell on the line, Knight calmly stepped to the free-throw line with 6.1...


Potter-Dix girls cruise past Banner Co.

POTTER – The Potter-Dix High girls’ basketball team jumped out to a big first quarter lead and went on to a 48-19 win against visiting Banner County on Friday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Lady Coyotes (15-4) open sub-district...


BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Creek Valley boys snap 9-game losing streak

The Creek Valley High boys basketball team snapped its nine-game losing streak with a 37-28 win over the South Platte Blue Knights on Friday in non-district boys basketball action in Big Springs. Though the Storm (4-12) opened up trailing after the...


This Week's Schedule

Girls’ Basketball Monday, Feb. 16 Morrill vs. Creek Valley at Ogallala, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 Leyton vs. Banner Co.-Minatare winner at Sidney, 5:30 p.m. Potter-Dix vs. Sutherland at Ogallala, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 D2-11 Subdistrict... Full story


Sidney sending four wrestlers to states

CHADRON – This time around district runner-up Michael Muggli will have more than a few coaches to talk to on the long ride to Omaha – including district champion Derek Robb. As the Sidney Red...



TEAM SCORES 1. Scottsbluff 168, 2. Holdrege 128, 3. Sidney 116, 4. Lexington 115.5, 5. Broken Bow 114.5, 6. Chadron 109.5, 7. Alliance 102.5, 8. Cozad 76, 9. Gothenburg 61, 9. McCook 61, 11. Ogallala 55, 12. Gering 40. SIDNEY... Full story


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