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Articles from the March 23, 2015 edition

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20K meals packaged

Volunteers gathered at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Parish Center on Sunday to help package 20,000 meals destined for Burkina Faso, Africa. The event was sponsored by Stop Hunger Now and... Full story


Groups call attention to problem gambling

A cohort of national and state organizations is calling attention to the dangers of problem gambling. Last month, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and mayors throughout the state signed proclamations declaring March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month....


Semi rolls on Interstate 80

A single-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon left a semi truck totaled after it rolled and became disconnected from its trailer, which was filled with a load of yogurt. The crash was reported at 12:21...


Bingo, raffle fundraiser set to raise funds for elementary school technology

Sidney High School’s cafeteria will be transformed into a bingo hall on Thursday, March 26 to raise money for North, South and Central elementary schools. The fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run until about 7:30 p.m. The Sidney Red...


Gas prices take slight dip

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...


Service Notice: Sydney Nicholas Hubbard

Sydney Nicholas Hubbard, 26 of Kimball, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home. His Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Sidney Park in Sidney. The family requests that this be a celebration... Full story


Service Notice: Shirley M. Dunphy

Shirley M. Dunphy, 85 of Sidney, passed away at her home Friday evening, March 20, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 27 with Wake Services at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, March 26. Both services will be in the St.... Full story


Court Briefs 03-23-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County District Court on Thursday, March 19, 2015, before the Honorable Derek Weimer: Michael Anderson, age 28 of Sidney, appeared for sentencing on a charge of theft, a class IV felony. He received five... Full story


Community Calendar 03-23-15

Ongoing Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Date of Lenten soup supper & Lenten worship service will be held on March 25. Lenten Soup Supper is at 5:30 p.m. Lenten worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Lifetree Café Meetings at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will... Full story


Wheat Belt Touchstone Award Program winners announced

The winners were recently announced for the Wheat Belt Public Power District’s Touchstone Awards Program – designed to recognize and award two students from each of the area high schools. One student is chosen on athletic achievements and one on...


No Till Notes: 'Stripper head'

Back in October when we were starting to combine our dry land corn crop, I visited with a neighbor about the value of wheat residues and residue height in dry land corn production. My neighbor thought he should purchase a stripper head for combining...


Environment Trust grant helps improve groundwater aquifer data

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling efforts and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of...


SPNRD OKs changes to rules and regulations

The South Platte Natural Resources District board of directors approved a number of changes to its rules and regulations at its March board meeting, including changes to fee schedules. The proposed amendments to the Districtwide Groundwater...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 23, 2015

CHADRON INDOOR HIGH SCHOOL TRACK MEET: Red Raider teams shine in 2015 opener

CHADRON – If you want to find a quick way to go a short distance, you may want to hitch your wagon to Sidney's' Von Seggern sisters, Sara and Kelly. If a longer distance is your goal, maybe a ride...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 23, 2015

Creek Valley squads manage several top-six finishes against larger schools

CHADRON – With a field rich in Class B and C teams, Creek Valley High had a solid opening to its 2015 track season at the Chadron Indoor High School Track Meet at Chadron State College on Saturday....


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