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Articles from the March 14, 2013 edition

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 By John Roark    Sports    March 14, 2013

Leyton has unfinished business next season

Clearing out the cobwebs from winter sports gone by … Leyton’s fourth-place finish in last weekend’s Class D2 state tournament was a nifty cap on a 22-3 season. Sure, the Warriors could have pla... Full story

 

Cops kill suspect in deadly N.Y. shooting rampage

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Police SWAT teams navigated through a cluttered, abandoned bar to find the suspect in four fatal shootings holed up in a small room, and the man was killed a shootout with officers after a nearly 19-hour standoff that...

 

Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

GENEVA (AP) — The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe. Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic...

 

First lady: Priority is ensuring 'family is whole'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michelle Obama is pushing back against the notion that she and President Barack Obama don’t socialize enough in Washington. The first lady says in an interview in the April issue of Vogue magazine that she and the president...

 

Government acknowledges thousands released from jails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration contradicted itself Thursday, acknowledging to Congress that it had, in fact, released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to budget constraints during three weeks in February....

 

Deep field set for Big Ten Conference tourney

CHICAGO (AP) — Indiana is standing tall again. Michigan and Michigan State are right there with the Hoosiers, and Ohio State and Wisconsin aren’t exactly backing down from anyone, either. The Big...

 

Broncos get Manning help, sign Welker

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos gave Peyton Manning a new target — Tom Brady’s favorite receiver. Wes Welker’s signing for $12 million over two years highlighted another busy day for the Bron... Full story

 

Census: Record 1 in 3 U.S. counties are now dying

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimat...

 

U.S. wholesale prices rise 0.7 pct. on gas spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. wholesale prices rose in February by the most in five months, pushed higher by more expensive gas and pharmaceuticals. But outside those increases, inflation was mild. The producer price index grew a seasonally a...

 

Time for Gen-Xers to put IRAs to work

If you’re a “Gen-Xer,” born between 1965 and 1980, you’ve still got many years to go until you retire. At this stage of your life, what can you do to help build resources for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned? Besides having time...

 

Van Ree's Voice

When I look at my life now I am content with where I am at and content with where I have been. But one thing has been missing for a while is my random, always interesting impromptu adventures. This past weekend I jumped into my “mom-mobile,” as... Full story

 

The Church of Scientology

Today is March 13, L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday, a day that Church of Scientology members on every continent observe. Born in 1911, Hubbard’s biography is an incredible story of erratic behavior, pathological lying, adultery, and estrangement from...

 

Dairyland Donkey Show to benefit FFA

New rodeo stars will be born during the FFA sponsored “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” that will be on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Creek Valley Middle School Gym in Lodgepole. It’s a basketball game played on real, live donkeys.... Full story

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 14, 2013

Main Street officials recognize Sidney winners; Neb. Lt. Gov. Lavon Keidemann on hand to present awards

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann presented awards to the Sidney winners of the 2012 Nebraska Main Street Program during his visit Wednesday at 12 p.m. at City Hall. According to Elizabeth Chase, the...

 

'Less Salt, Please' banner of world Salt Awareness Week

The week of March 11-17 is the sixth annual World Salt Awareness Week. The theme this year, “Less Salt, Please,” highlights reducing the sodium content of food prepared outside the home, such as in restaurants and other settings. This year’s...

 

Pope Francis' humility: stops by hotel to pay bill

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself in a decidedly different...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 14, 2013

Heidemann impressed with Sidney's offerings

The City of Sidney has a lot of foot traffic through its streets on a daily basis, especially being right next to Interstate 80. This Wednesday however, an important new face came to town and was... Full story

 

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