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Maserati driver in Vegas shooting-crash was rapper

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Maserati driver who died after being peppered with gunfire from someone in a Range Rover SUV, sparking a fiery crash that killed two others, was identified Friday as an aspiring rapper originally from Northern California. The...

 

Up to 12,000 US, allied troops for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and its NATO allies revealed Friday they may keep as many as 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year, largely American forces tasked with hunting down remnants of al-Qaida and helping Afghan...

 

Snowstorm dies down, Midwest travel woes tick up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gusty winds and iced-over roadways made for treacherous Midwest travel Friday as a major winter storm headed east over the Great Lakes. Four deaths have been linked to the storm,...

 

Spartans, Buckeyes scrap Sunday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For a change, Michigan State and Ohio State aren’t playing for a trophy. After contesting Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles in two of their last three meetings, there’ll be no hardware up for grabs when the...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 23, 2013

CCCC hosting big hoops event this weekend

Cheyenne County Community Center is sponsoring a youth basketball tournament this weekend, with 58 teams from the Tri-State area taking part. Boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 will participate in the event, which began Friday night and will run... Full story

 

Patrick brings news eyes to NASCAR, Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The big boys brought their little girls to see NASCAR’s shining star. Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson all took their daughters to meet Danica Patrick this week at Daytona International Speedway. It was the...

 

Sidney pool players earn prize money in Paxton

PAXTON — Two Sidney pool players were among those awarded prize money for placing in the $1,500 American Poolplayers Association (APA) 9-Ball Fun & Cash Tournament held last weekend at Windy Gap,...

 

In God we trust

It’s in the news every day: Our economic problems, the growing U.S. debt, recession worries, out of control government spending, our “paying problem,” sequestration, unemployment rates, budget cuts, tax hikes, and more. As a result many people...

 

Brace yourself!

This past Sunday, I paged through the Real Estate section of the paper to see if we could find a home closer to my children’s orthodontist. Most people look for an easy commute to work or want to be near good schools. The way things have been...

 

Do more than the minimum on the minimum wage

“In the wealthiest nation on earth,” President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech, “no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.” Right! Way to go! Not only does his call to raise America’s minimum wage put some...

 

Looking Back

These stories from the past first appeared in The Sidney Telegraph. Original writing is preserved, though some stories were shortened for space reasons. 100 YEARS AGO ‘Usual Sprints’ February 22, 1913 The village had its usual two runaways last...

 

Bill Schepker

Bill Schepker 1942 to 2013 Bill Schepker, 70, of Sidney, died Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. Graveside memorial services will be at 2...

 

Kyle Kathleen Jessen

Kyle Kathleen Jessen 1962 to 2013 Kyle Kathleen Jessen, 50, of Sidney, formally of Minden, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Celebration of Life Services will...

 

Colo. teen on police radar before slaying arrest

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — An 18-year-old told a 911 dispatcher last fall that he kidnapped and killed a missing suburban Denver school girl and had hidden her remains in a crawl space at his mother’s home, according to a recording played by a...

 

Student of the Month

Landon Ferris was honored as the January 2013 Cool Kids, No Limits after school hours program student of the month at Sidney’s North Elementary School this past Monday, Feb. 18. Ferris, a...

 
 By John Roark    News    February 23, 2013

Colorado pair face drug, weapons charges in Deuel County

A Wednesday traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two Colorado individuals on felony drug and weapons charges in Deuel County. Adam Tuttle, 24, and Laura Goldmann, 23, no address listed, have...

 

Kids Plus members roll out the 2013 plan of events

At the Kids Plus Organization’s annual meeting in January the members discussed their upcoming yearly activities and elected their officers for this year. Diana Sonnie was elected president, Curtis...

 

Sen. Johanns, wife to step away from public spotlight

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns and his wife Stephanie announced Monday Feb. 18 that he will not be running for reelection in 2014. Johanns and his wife wrote a message addressed to all Nebraskans after announcing their decision for him to not run for a... Full story

 

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