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Articles from the June 25, 2013 edition

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 By Caitlin Sievers    News    June 25, 2013

New sales tax takes effect July 1

Local business owners are preparing for a sales tax increase, accepted in exchange for improved roads. Residents voted to pass a city wide sales tax increase last November. The increase will raise the local sales tax from 1.5 percent to two percent.... Full story

 
 By Caitlin Sievers    News    June 25, 2013

Sidney water supply passes annual quality test

During hot summer days when a cold glass of water sounds particularly enticing, water safety might be the last thing on the minds of Sidney residents. While no violations were reported in the city's 2012 annual water quality report, which was... Full story

 
 By Dave Faries    News    June 25, 2013

Re-counting heads: Census data shows jump in Sidney's daytime population, though the exact amount remains in question

In Mark Twain's hierarchy of misinformation, statistics occupy the bottom rung, lagging behind lies and "damned lies." It's no wonder America's most revered humorist cast doubt on the validity of numbers. Those who study such data can't even pin...

 

From the editor: On the sauce

Who can resist the saucier side of a major news story? Not us, apparently. Just look at what captivated audiences over the long weekend. Edward Snowden, of NSA leak fame, played peek-a-boo with authorities, traveling on a revoked passport from Hong... Full story

 

The Last Class Reunion

It was difficult to squeeze through the main doors as the gym filled with former students. People paused for hugs and handshakes with friends that some had not seen in many years. Some 275 graduates...

 

Gurley turns 100

The town of Gurley celebrated its centennial birthday on June 22. The town began life as a train stop for the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1913. The celebration started on an overcast morning,... Full story

 

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