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Former Sidney athlete Garska recognized at Casper College

special to the sun-telegraph CASPER, Wyo. — Former Sidney resident Shelby Garska, now a sophomore at Caspet College, has been named to the women’s All-Region IX North squad. Garska, the daughter...

 

GOP seeks to smooth roughest cuts, avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House are moving to take the roughest edges off across-the-board spending cuts that are just starting to take effect. Even as the military would bear a $43 billion cut over just seven months, the new...

 

Diplomats: U.S., China agree on N. Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world moved closer Tuesday to tightening sanctions on North Korea for its latest nuclear test after U.N. diplomats said the United States and China had reached agreement on a new draft resolution to punish the country. In...

 

Bills focus on minors serving alcohol

LINCOLN – Making sure employees under age 21 won’t serve alcohol to other minors was the purpose of a bill in the General Affairs Committee Monday, March 4. Another alcohol-related bill would increase beer taxes.     Under the LB444,...

 

Records: Neb. dad kept alive by young son has died

LINCOLN (AP) — A 10-year-old Nebraska boy cared for his father for more than a week after the man slipped and hit his head in their home, and it wasn’t until the boy’s school called authorities that his father was taken to the hospital where...

 

Nebraska lawmakers consider increasing beer tax

LINCOLN (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker said alcohol problems in Whiteclay inspired him to propose a bill Monday that would increase a beer excise tax by 5 cents per gallon. The increase would generate about $2.3 million over each of the next two...

 
 By Mark Watson    Community    March 5, 2013

No-till Notes: ‘Where are we headed?’

Over the past few articles I’ve written about how we developed a no-till cropping system for our farm. After a few years of using no till on our dry land acres, we adopted our irrigated acres to no till production practices. We found the same...

 

Honest Abe

Editor, I would like to share a few quotes from one of our greatest presidents – Abraham Lincoln – also know as ‘Honest Abe.” “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    March 5, 2013

Replacing the sequester with responsible cuts

The so-called “sequester” is the latest showdown to grip the attention of Washington and the nation. The House of Representatives voted twice to replace these arbitrary cuts before the March 1 deadline with commonsense reductions and reforms....

 
 By Dave Heineman    Opinion    March 5, 2013

Get to know the Department of Natural Resources

Water is Nebraska’s most precious natural resource and during the last few years we have experienced both extreme flooding and prolonged drought. I would like to share with you the work of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and their...

 
 By Associated Press    News    March 5, 2013

106-year-old Massachusetts man gets high school diploma

BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — Fred Butler was married for 65 years, raised five children, served in the Army during World War II and worked for years for the local water department, but the fact he never earned a high school diploma always bothered him. No...

 

Club Notes

The annual board meeting of the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp took place Jan. 28, 2013. New member elected were Cynthia Gill and Lynn McKinney. The officers for 2013 are president Gary Hawkins, vice president Jennifer Hellie, treasurer Bridget Reece,...

 

John H. Van Raay

John H. Van Raay 1931 to 2013 John H. Van Raay, 82, of Potter, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Rosary Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday...

 

Marvel Brauer Seelye

Marvel Brauer Seelye 1933 to 2012 Marvel Brauer Seelye, our amazing Mother and Grandmother was born in Sidney, during a blizzard on March 5, 1933 to Georg Ernst and Ann Catherine Brauer – 80 years...

 

Rodney Hazlitt

Rodney Hazlitt 1951 to 2013 Rodney Eugene Hazlitt, 61, of Pierce, Colo., passed away Feb. 27, 2013, at North Colorado Medical Center. He was born on April 24,1951, in Sidney, to Harry and Lillian (Carlson) Hazlitt. Rodney grew up in Sidney where he...

 

Lisana Eckenrode joins The Sidney Sun-Telegraph staff

Lisana Eckenrode is the newest reporter at the Sidney Sun-Telegraph. Her appointment was announced by Sun-Telegraph Publisher Hank Bond on March 4. Eckenrode came to Sidney from North Georgia where...

 
 By John Roark    News    March 5, 2013

Nevada man charged with felony meth possession: Called police on himself

A Nevada man finds himself in Cheyenne County Jail after his Saturday morning arrest on felony drug charges. John Lee Longshore, 58, Carson City, remains in custody on $50,000 bond (or 10 percent)...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 5, 2013

Bridge to Imagination a joint Lego effort, March 16

Cheyenne County Community Center and The Book and Coffee Corner staff are teaming up with mom and photographer, Heather Hausmann to hold their first “Bridge to Imagination” Lego Competition on Mar...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 5, 2013

Commissioners make no decision, table permit issue

After almost redundant discussion on the application for a condition use permit from Pine Bluffs Gravel and Excavating Inc. for the proposed use of a gravel mine to operate a ready-mix concrete batch...

 

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