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Articles from the February 26, 2013 edition

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Drop in Taliban attacks incorrect; actually no change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in Taliban attacks last year, and officials said Tuesday that there was actually no change in the number of attacks on international troops from 2011...

 

Obama warns spending cuts could idle shipbuilder

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing that looming government-wide spending cuts could idle military resources like naval aircraft carriers, while Republicans are criticizing the president for taking his arguments outside...

 

Spin meter: In budget fight, sky is falling again

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it’s a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling...

 

Pope to be called ‘emeritus pope,’ will wear white

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about po...

 

Still going strong

Centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh, 101, center, originally from Beas Pind, in Jalandhar, India but who now lives in London, runs in a 10-kilometer race, part of the annual Hong Kong Marathon,...

 

Irrigator management requirements changed by SPNRD

Irrigators in southeast Deuel County will have fewer management requirements to abide by beginning in 2013, following a change approved by the South Platte NRD board of directors at its February meeting. The change results from lower...

 

No-till Notes: ‘20 Years of Education, part 3’

Once we made the commitment to adopting a no till crop production system we needed to learn residue management with our equipment. We also had to determine a cropping rotation for our farm that would give us the best chance for success. Needless to...

 

Restoring three separate but equal branches of government

The founders of our American Republic deliberately designed a federal government with three separate but equal branches; the legislative branch to pass laws, the executive branch to enforce laws, and the judicial branch to interpret and review laws....

 

Far from finished

These past 30 years have been marked by many blessings for Stephanie and me. Being granted the tremendous privilege to represent a state I love and address issues important to Nebraskans has been one of the greatest honors of my life. As the seasons...

 

Senate clears the way for confirmation of Hagel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate cleared the way Tuesday for confirmation of Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s next defense secretary after Republicans dropped their unprecedented delay of President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Pentagon. On a...

 

‘Damon’ Harris, a former Temptations member, dies

BALTIMORE (AP) – Otis “Damon” Harris, a former member of the Motown group The Temptations, has died of prostate cancer. He was 62. Chuck Woodson, a cousin serving as family spokesman, confirmed that Harris died at a Baltimore hospice last...

 

Kendall A. Wittig

Kendall A. Wittig 1957 to 2013 Kendall A. Wittig, 55, of Sidney, passed away in Chappell, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Holy Trinity...

 

Second winter storm in days blasts central U.S. dropping up to a foot of snow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation’s midsection Tuesday, dropping up to a foot or more of heavy, wet snow that strained power lines and cut electricity to...

 

Chuck Borcher named Cheyenne County Art Guild’s Artist of the Month

Sidney artist Chuck Borcher has been named the Cheyenne County Art Guild’s Artist of the Month. He has been elected artist of the month four different times by the guild and has received many different awards and much recognition for his paintings...

 

Pheasants Chapter sets annual banquet March 1; Celebrating 30 years

Pheasants Forever High Plains Chapter #278 members are holding their 23rd annual banquet this Friday, March 1 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. This year also serves as the 30th anniversary of the...

 

Cantata will debut March 2 at Methodist Church

Director and organizer Jordan Ball will be presenting the Heritage Chorale and Orchestra’s debut performance of Cantata No. 140, Sleepers, Wake by Johann Sebastian Bach at the First United...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 26, 2013

Cold-shooting Raiders bounced for B-6 semis

SCOTTSBLUFF — It didn’t take long for Sidney High School boys’ basketball coach Erik Kohl to realize what his team was in for at Monday’s District B-6 semifinals against McCook. “On our firs...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 26, 2013

Potter-Dix, Leyton in must-win situations tonight

For both Leyton and Potter-Dix, it’s apparently win or go home this evening in their respective Class D District finals. In Class D2-6, Leyton’s Warriors will carry a 20-1 record into the...

 

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