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Articles from the December 9, 2013 edition

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Weekend Photos

Shelley Peterson lights a candle at the ninth annual non-denominational Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony held on Sunday evening at St. Patrick's Church. This event was held by The Compassionate... Full story


Weekend Photos

Kane Taylor of Sidney pins Gothenburg's Chad Schmeitt in the wrestling opener.... Full story


Larry's Clothing to close after 18 years

The city's only remaining men's clothing store and a Sidney institution, Larry's Clothing, will soon close its doors for the last time. Larry's Clothing opened almost 18 years ago on April 17, 1995....


Cabela's to open second Kentucky location

In addition to its continued growth in the Sidney area, with plans for both an expansion of its corporate campus and a housing development to serve employees new and old planned for the next few years, Cabela’s is also growing its brand throughout...


Street department truck, other items stolen

Sidney Police are searching for a missing city vehicle as well as a significant amount of city property after a weekend break in at the street department building. City street department employees discovered the vehicle was missing when they arrived...


Wyo. man arrested after crash kills Neb. woman

OSHKOSH, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another. The Nebraska State Patrol says 45-year-old Edward Hood of Sheridan, Wyo., was arrested after the Saturday...


Death Notice - Les Flohr

Les Flohr, 69 of Sidney, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of... Full story


Helen M. Closson

Helen M. Closson 1948 to 2013 Helen M. Closson, 65 of Sidney, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m., Mountain Time,... Full story


Donald L. Moore

Donald L. Moore 1920 to 2013 Donald L. Moore, 93 of Gurley, formerly of Gering, passed away December 7th at the Sidney Regional Medical Center, after suffering a stroke on Thanksgiving eve. Memorial s... Full story


Court Briefs - 12-09-13

The following person appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Friday, Dec. 6, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Roger Stuart, age 51 of Potter, appeared for a preliminary hearing on a charge of Distribution of Oxycontin, a class III felony. He waived... Full story


No Till Notes: 'Stripper head'

Back in October when we were getting started combining our dry land corn crop I visited with a neighbor about the value of wheat residues and residue height in dry land corn production. My neighbor thought he should purchase a stripper head for...


Sidney sweeps through weekend

It was nearly quiet enough in the Scottsbluff High School Gym on Friday afternoon that, had somebody dropped a penny on the floor, anyone in the sparse crowd could have heard it. A similar scene took...


Raiders earn split in Scottsbluff

The Red Raiders were a little like Jekyll and Hyde over the weekend, as they split the final two games of the Western Conference Invitational in Scottsbluff. On Friday evening, Paxton Ehler led the...


Sidney wrestling season opens

The Red Raiders wrestling team opened the season on a high note on Friday as they toppled Gothenburg on the road in a dual meet 46-32. Sidney then traveled to Cozad on Saturday, where they finished...

 By Dave Faries    Sports    December 9, 2013

Oh, Brother

Creek Valley didn’t need much to outscore Hyannis on Friday night, just two brothers and teammates willing to battle around them. Lane and Brett Godfrey combined for 41 points in the Storm’s 61-28 performance in the season opener. Seven other...

 By Dave Faries    Sports    December 9, 2013

Storm overcomes miscues to win 46-41

The Storm weathered bouts of sloppy play and unusually timid free throw shooting to claim a 46-41 home win over Hyannis in the season opener on Friday night. “First game,” guard Jerry Straber said with a shrug. “We were getting the mistakes...

 By Dave Faries    Sports    December 9, 2013

Knigge, Magninie lead Potter-Dix charge

Come from behind wins are nothing new in high school basketball. The manner in which Saturday night's game changed in Potter-Dix's favor, however, surprised even those involved. Down 10-8 at the...

 By Dave Faries    Sports    December 9, 2013

Second quarter surge propels Coyotes past Banner County

Girls Basketball Potter-Dix 49 Banner Co. 31 The Coyotes and Wildcats were clenched in a corner like boxers for three of four quarters. That Potter-Dix came away with a comfortable 49-31 home win on S...


Berner strong in Leyton's opener

In their season opener at the Bayard Invite, the Leyton Warriors spoiled the host's opener with a 42-39 victory on Friday in girls basketball action. Leyton's weekend was dampened a little the...


Leyton downs Bayard before falling to Bridgeport on opening weekend

The Leyton hoop team opened its season on Friday on a positive note with a 47-42 win against the hosts at the Bayard Invitational. Things didn't go as well in their second contest on Saturday when...


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