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Articles from the February 23, 2015 edition

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Sidney High School freshman Derek Robb has his arm raised in victory by the referee after winning the 138-pound Class B state title on Saturday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. The victory... Full story


Robb brings first state title home to Sidney since 1999

OMAHA – When Derek Robb was in the second grade, a flyer from the Sidney Wrestling Federation arrived at the family home. Young Derek liked the idea of wrestling so much he asked his father, Chuck,...


Sidney church welcomes Waddell as new pastor

Pastor Tom Waddell is excited to be a part of the friendly community at the Light Memorial Presbyterian Church on 14th Avenue and Linden Street. Originally from California, Waddell began his journey a...


Bill could mean challenges for rural school districts

A bill set to be discussed by the Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee on Tuesday would prohibit a school board member and an immediate family member from being employed at the same school district. School officials throughout the state are...


Gas prices continue to hurt wallets

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has...


Christopher Lee Maas

Christopher Lee Maas, 26 of Potter, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in an automobile accident near Dix. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wed. Feb. 25, 2015, at the Prairie West Church... Full story


Janice Loraine Thompson

Heaven just received a very special angel. Wife, mother and friend to all who met her. She will be missed each day, but never ever forgotten.  Janice Loraine Thompson, 82 of Lodgepole, passed away... Full story


Community Calendar 02-23-15

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 (308) 250-1113 with questions. A Parkinson’s support group the for Western Nebraska area meets... Full story


No Till Notes: 'It's all about the carbon'

The common thread that ran throughout the no-till winter conferences I attended in the past month is carbon. Adding carbon to the soil is critical to restoring health to the soil by increasing the organic matter content of the soil. Producers in...


New High Plains Ag Lab building to be named for Fenster

The new office and laboratory building at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Agricultural Laboratory near Sidney will be named the Charles R. Fenster Building in recognition of the pioneer...


Nebraska BQA: Starting calves off right

Calving season for many producers is near, which means it is time to develop a Herd Health Plan to start those newborn calves out on the right track and promote good health. An appropriate herd health plan/protocol ensures that all cattle are raised...


Private pesticide applicator training in Panhandle

Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2015, and anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, can attend upcoming training sessions scheduled throughout western Nebraska. The dates, locations and contact information...


Red Raiders pick up win No. 20, eye districts

After Friday night's game ended with a victory, Sidney High School boys' basketball head coach Erik Kohl quietly gathered his team in the locker room. With the team gathered around him, he grabbed a...


Sidney girls use big second quarter to top Alliance

Sometimes one big quarter in basketball makes all the difference in the world. The Sidney High girls’ basketball team can point to the second quarter of its game against Alliance on Friday night as a case in point. The Lady Raiders poured in 21...


PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Peetz boys come up short in season finale against Fleming

The Peetz High Bulldogs finished their regular season by hosting the leader in 1A North Central and came up on the short end of a 60-50 final at Carlile Gymnasium on Friday night. While the Bulldogs (11-8) would not have been able to catch Fleming (1...



Kaden Vowers, 106 pounds (Final season record: 35-10) Opening Round – Vowers pinned Jacob Kubicka (Adams Central), 3:07 Quarterfinal – Van Schmidt (Omaha Skutt Catholic) major dec. Vowers, 18-4... Full story


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