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Articles from the March 30, 2015 edition

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Sidney High students tour new hospital construction

On Friday, Sidney High students in the construction and design classes toured the new hospital building construction site. Design teacher Kim Castner said throughout the year, students have visited... Full story


Family, co-workers surprised Anthony at award ceremony

As Sidney City Clerk Geri Anthony received the 2015 Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award in Kearney last week, she turned to hug Cindy Heilbrun, the deputy city clerk. "And Cindy said, 'Geri, turn arou...


Potter-Dix speech team takes second in state

The Potter-Dix High School speech team finished as state runners-up Friday afternoon at the 2015 Nebraska State Class D meet. In all, more than 30 teams competed at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Potter-Dix received 62 sweepstakes points as a...


Applicants sought for ag leadership program

A statewide program working to develop the leadership skills of future Nebraska agriculture leaders is seeking applicants for its fall 2015 session. The Nebraska Leadership Education Action Development program was established in 1981 by a consortium...


Gas prices make slight decline over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...


Josh Blue visits the Comedy Pit

Nearly 400 people visited the Comedy Pit at the Elk's Lodge on Saturday to watch Josh Blue's show. "It's great so many of you came out tonight," Blue told his audience. "I didn't know this many... Full story


Sharrol Lee Rundquist

Sharrol Lee Rundquist, 77 of Chappell, received her angel wings Sat., March 28, 2015 at the Garden County Hospital in Oshkosh. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs., April 2, 2015 at the... Full story


Free preschool screening scheduled in Peetz

PEETZ, Colo. – Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Plateau School District RE-5 and Northeast Colorado Health Department, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages 6 months through 5 years – children who won’t... Full story


Community Calendar 03-30-15

Ongoing Lifetree Café Meetings at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will be on break until after Easter. Upcoming meetings will be posted as soon as that information is available. Cancer survivor support group meets every third Thursday from 5:30 to 7... Full story


No Till Notes: 'It's More Than No Tillage'

Over the past 40-plus years, many producers have moved from a wheat/fallow production system to an ecofallow system that includes a summer crop, to a continuous no till crop production system. Each system adds intensity with wheat/fallow having a...


Women in Agriculture conference set for April 10 at Sidney

“Agriculture: Our Purpose. Our Passion” is the theme of the Women in Agriculture Conference April 10 at Sidney. The conference (8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites, 664 Chase Blvd.) is for women involved in farm and ranch business...


USDA extends ARC, PLC deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week – until April 7 – to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The...


Chappell FFA chapter celebrates 85 Years

The Chappell Future Farmers of America chapter was chartered 85 years years ago, and many changes have taken place since Leslie Applegate – the first national FFA president – signed the local charter on March 31, 1930. All former Chappell and...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 30, 2015

SIDNEY TRACK & FIELD INVITE: Host Red Raiders sweep titles

As Sidney High School's Preslie Allen and Gothenburg's Kayla Weyers lined up for the 800-meter run Saurday at the Sidney Invite track and field meet at Weymouth Field, they were farther apart at the...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 30, 2015

SIDNEY TRACK & FIELD INVITE: Leyton, CV hold own vs. larger schools

When Leyton High' senior Kaitlyn Berner crossed the finish line in the 1,600 meters at the Sidney Invite on Saturday, she discovered it wasn't exactly her favorite event. But she still may find...

 By John Verser    Sports    March 30, 2015

Potter-Dix squads make strong showing

KIMBALL – The Potter-Dix High School track teams opened up the season strong as the girls finished second and the boys took fourth place at the Kimball Invite held Saturday. "I was pleased with the...


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