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Articles from the January 4, 2013 edition

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Sidney K OF C holding FT contest

SIDNEY — All boys and girls ages 9 through 14 are invited to participate in the Sidney Knights of Columbus Council 1861’s annual Free-Throw Shooting Contest, The competition will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Sidney Middle School...


Browns set to court Oregon’s Kelly

CLEVELAND (AP) — The courtship of Chip Kelly is underway. The Browns and at least two other NFL teams are expected to interview Oregon’s offensive-minded coach, who said following Thursday night’s Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State that he hopes...


In NFL playoffs, no fear in wild cards

NFL teams have no fear of playing in the wild-card round. Recent history shows the playoff bye isn’t such a big deal anymore. In six of the last seven years, one of the Super Bowl participants... Full story


Clinton planning to return to work next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sidelined for almost a month by a string of medical problems, is upbeat and planning to return to work next week, the State Department said Thursday. One day after being released from the New...


House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two months after Superstorm Sandy struck, the House on Friday overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by the storm. The 354-67 vote came days...


County officials graduate from training

KEARNEY – Twenty-eight county officials from 17 counties received Certificates of Achievement from the NACO Institute of Excellence. The officials were honored during a presentation at the Nebraska... Full story


School starts at new building for Sandy Hook kids

MONROE, Conn. (AP) – For her son’s first day of school since last month’s massacre at his Sandy Hook Elementary, Sarah Caron tried to make Thursday as normal as possible. She made his favorite pancakes, and she walked the second-grader to the...


Cheyenne County Extension looking for Clover Kids

The UNL Extension Office in Cheyenne County is looking for students between the ages of 5 and 7 to become part of the Clover Kids program. The next meeting will be at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds at 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Clover Kids...


What Now for the Orphans of Russia?

I never will forget the first time I met a Russian orphan who had just been adopted by American parents. It was 2003, and I was on a flight out of Moscow. A little boy with big brown eyes sat in the seat next to me. A man sat on the other side of... Full story

 By Tina Mines    Opinion    January 4, 2013

It's Mines

One of the hardest things to do is to stick to a workout program, or even working out as often as you know you should. For the past four years now I have alternated between P90X, Slim in 6 and Insanity, keeping a fairly steady workout plan. Of course...


No-till Notes: ‘What We’ve Learned on Cover Crops’

I hope everyone is able to spend the holidays with friends and family spreading good cheer throughout our region. We have the results of our cover crop biomass sampling back and the cover crops performed about like we thought they would. I think we...


Club Notes

Clara Barton Tent No. 29, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Department of Nebraska, met recently at the Potter Senior Citizen’s Center following a luncheon at the Potter Sundry. It was reported that the Tent had presented a...


James V. Thompson

James V. Thompson 1926 to 2013 James “Jimmy” V. Thompson, 86, formerly of Dalton, passed away Tuesday night, Jan. 1, 2013, at St. John’s Center in Kearney. Rosary services will be at 10 a.m.,...

 By Tina Mines    News    January 4, 2013

First Dress Down check presentation of 2013

It’s the first of January and the beginning of a new year therefore it stands to reason there are firsts to be recognized, such as the first recipients of Dress Down Day funds for 2013. The Cheyenne...


U.S. economy adds 155K jobs; rate remains 7.8 percent

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8...

 By Tina Mines    News    January 4, 2013

Decorations come down

A new year has ushered in and city workers are busy taking down the Christmas tree and decorations in Hickory Square and all around town. The barricade for the Hickory Square Christmas décor went up...

 By John Roark    News    January 4, 2013

Trials moving forward for Green, Schlieker

A jury trial is scheduled for Feb. 25 in the case of a Sidney woman charged with two felonies. Alicia Green, 30, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment Wednesday before Cheyenne County District Judge Derek Weimer, on separate counts of Class II...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    January 4, 2013

Time to have a Fit to Stay Fit

Sidney Regional Medical Center members are teaming up once again with Cheyenne County Community Center activity director Kiersten Richards to prepare for their fourth annual Get Fit Stay Fit... Full story


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