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Articles from the April 11, 2013 edition

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Goat's head delivered to Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating after a severed goat’s head in a box addressed to Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts was left outside Wrigley Field. Ricketts is currently in negotiations with city officials and neighborhood business...


Guenther: Little Jack inspires the masses

There’s no place like Nebraska. It’s a phrase you’ve probably heard thousands of times in Husker country. Usually, it’s the consecutive sellout streak, the way the fans applaud the opponent after the game – win or lose, the nation-leading... Full story


Elsewhere Briefs

Police: Ga. gunman lured firefighters into home SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A gaping hole Thursday exposed wooden beams and insulation on one side of a suburban Atlanta house where a financially strapped gunman held four firefighters hostage for hours,...


Unemployment aid applications plummet to 346K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, signaling that the job market might be stronger than March’s weak month of hiring suggested. Applications for...


A Touch of Taste

FOOD: Anong’s Thai Cuisine 620 Central Avenue Cheyenne, Wyo. 307-638-8597 Open: Daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Anong’s Thai Cuisine opened on March 16, and you can tell. Two or three bites in... Full story


Is your portfolio truly diversified?

Life is full of ups and downs — and the financial markets are no different. As an investor, you’re no doubt happy to see the “ups” — but the “downs” can seem like a real downer. Isn’t there any way to help smooth out the volatility in... Full story


Love in the Middle Ages

It was a hard snow, the kind that stings your face on its way to burying everything in sight. I stood in front of the kitchen window, warm and dry but for my red, swollen eyes. I wrapped my arms around me and held on tightly as I watched him pitch...



Spring has sprung, temperatures have warmed, and plants and animals have revived again after another winter. This all happens without human direction. No one tells the grass that now is the time to green up, or that trees should sprout leaves, or...


Roll-over accident in Lodgepole

No serious injuries were reported after a one-vehicle accident resulted in a roll-over on Highway 30 in Lodgepole near mile marker 66 on April 8. The driver of the vehicle, Cody Rowley of a Lodgepole address, was traveling westbound on Highway 30...


Reminder: Sidney Kindergarten registration continues through April 12

If your child is 5 years of age on or before July 13 of this year, he or she is eligible for kindergarten registration. The registration for kindergarten students who will be attending Sidney Public Schools during the 2012-2013 school year will be...


Gun control bill clears first hurdle in United States Senate

WASHINGTON — With teary-eyed relatives of the Newtown school massacre watching, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 11, 2013

Defendant still seeks counsel

A status hearing was held this morning at the Cheyenne County Courthouse for the State of Nebraska’s case against Gurley resident Justin J. Warren. Warren faces a Class IC felony count for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver or...


Pair of snow days does not affect school calendar

The two snow days that occurred at Sidney Public Schools this week will not affect anything in the future, according to Jay Ehler, superintendent of Sidney Public Schools. Ehler said that snow days...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 11, 2013

Nienhueser: 'We can't be irresponsible' pet owners

Ron Meyers, Vice President of Wagon Tails Animal Rescue, was the first to speak at the City of Sidney City Council meeting this Tuesday about the proposed new cat licensing ordinance. He addressed the council on behalf of the rescue organization... Full story


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