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Articles from the April 18, 2013 edition

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 By Associated Press    Sports    April 18, 2013

Broncos move on without Dumervil

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It sounded more like a bad episode of a bad reality series than the NFL. The Denver Broncos had agreed to a new contract with Elvis Dumervil. Then they hadn’t. The culprit — well, that all depends on whose version of...

 Sports    April 18, 2013

Athletes of the week

KALI ROBB: At a track and field meet in Gothenburg, Sidney’s Kali Robb broke the school shot put record--her own--with a throw of 41-11. The mark put her atop the field. She also took second in... Full story

 By Associated Press    Community    April 18, 2013

Rock Hall set to induct 2013 class at LA ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson are among the singers set to pay tribute to this year’s eclectic group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Aguilera and Hudson are scheduled to perform in honor of late disco queen Do...

 By Associated Press    Community    April 18, 2013

'Burger Land' show host dishes on best United States burgers

NEW YORK (AP) — If you love a good burger, you might think George Motz has the best job ever. He crisscrosses the country as the host of Travel Channel’s new series “Burger Land,” looking for the best burgers in America. He consumed 70...

 By Lisana Eckenrode    Community    April 18, 2013

Travel to Denver for Starfest this weekend

Starfest is many things to many people. This weekend’s Denver event features the likes of Ben Browder, Avery Brooks, Melissa McBride, Seth Gabel, Julie Caitlin Brown, Nicole de Boer, Deep Roy and David Boop, amongst others. The convention will...

 Community    April 18, 2013

In theatres: Oblivion, rated PG-13

There are fits and starts to the pacing, soft spots in the script and some obvious sampling--to borrow a phrase from the music world. Somehow none of this matters. Oblivion benefits from some very big plus factors: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman...

 By Jacob Miseher    Community    April 18, 2013

Now playing at home .... DVD and Blu-ray

As a self-proclaimed movie-buff, I pride myself on seeing the latest movies on a pretty regular basis. The last six months have seen a handful of motion pictures that simply cannot be ignored. Here are my personal top five movie rentals that are...

 By Dave Faries    Community    April 18, 2013

A Touch of Taste

There is something enigmatic about this Nebraska brew. You embrace toasted bread, sweet and almost chocolaty malt, sweetness and something lowdown like chalk on the nose. Yet there’s a subtle bite indicated in there somewhere, akin to pine needles...

 By Dave Faries    Community    April 18, 2013

A Touch of Taste

940 Front St. Potter 308-879-4227 Open: Daily 10 a.m.-late Bag’s is the sort of place every village needs. The corner bar and steakhouse in Potter is dark, sometimes rickety – enough so to send a...

 By Associated Press    Community    April 18, 2013

Unions: Walmart had role in N.Y. minimum wage deal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Several labor unions say more than $400,000 in contributions by Walmart Stores Inc. since 2010 helped bring about the creation of an unusual taxpayer-paid subsidy last month to help employers offset a higher minimum wage in New...

 Community    April 18, 2013

Investors can learn from Earth Day's lessons

Next week, we observe Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international movement whose goal is to raise awareness of the need to take action to sustain a healthy, sustainable environment. You can do your part through recy...

 By Connie Schultz    Opinion    April 18, 2013

In praise of oh-so-human journalists

For most of us, our first glimpse into the horrors of the Boston Marathon tragedy came through the lens of Boston Globe photojournalist Steve Silva. In two minutes and 42 seconds of video, we see and hear what happened as one explosion follows...

 By Susan Estritch    Opinion    April 18, 2013

Hitting Home

I’m from Boston. Over the years, I lived in two apartments within a stone’s throw of Monday’s bombings. Over the years, I stood and cheered marathon runners countless times. I know every square inch of the area in all the pictures, which is har...

 Opinion    April 18, 2013

Our view

The Senate’s defeat of gun control overhaul left many seeking answers to what went awry. After all, the measures voted down were supported by a strong majority of Americans. One – the bill to clarify gun trafficking laws – even reached the... Full story

 Obituaries    April 18, 2013

Ruth M. Lopez

Ruth M. Lopez 1921 to 2013 Ruth M. Lopez, 92, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held on Saturday, April...

 Obituaries    April 18, 2013

Jerry B. Hickman

Jerry B. Hickman 1949 to 2013 Jerry B. Hickman, 63, of North Platte, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, with his family by his side at his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Sidney to Chester and Eve...

 Obituaries    April 18, 2013

Eleanor Marie 'Cookie' Carlson

Eleanor Marie ‘Cookie’ Carlson 1922 to 2013 Eleanor Marie “Cookie” Carlson, 90, beloved wife, mother, grammie and great-grandma was called home by her Lord on April 6, 2013 in Sidney, at...

 By Associated Press    News    April 18, 2013

Team to launch rocket at NASA event

LINCOLN (AP) — Some University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have joined a NASA competition in Huntsville Ala., where they will launch a rocket they built. The UNL Rocket Team is competing in its second University Student Launch Initiative contest....

 By Associated Press    News    April 18, 2013

Keystone XL opponents brace for protests in Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND (AP) — Opponents of a massive Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline converged on a snowy Nebraska town Thursday for a critical hearing on the project, but they already were preparing possible acts of civil disobedience should President Barack O...

 News    April 18, 2013

SHS students finish in top 25 percent at state scholastic contest

Sidney finished first as a team in their division at the Chadron State Scholastic Contest on Friday, April 5, with 20 participants earning top 25 percent placements. The 2013 Scholastic Contest is a...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 18, 2013

CHIP program in force at health fair

Coinciding with the Health and Wellness Fair at the Cheyenne County Community Center this Saturday, members of the Frank Welch Masonic Lodge are teaming up with law enforcement officials to provide the Nebraska Freemasons Child Identification...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 18, 2013

Spring snowstorm blasts Sidney, again

Sidney has been pelted with snow and ice recently, leaving some to wonder when spring will ever make its lasting appearance. This morning, Public Services Director John Hehnke and Police Chief Joseph... Full story

 News    April 18, 2013

Winter safety reminders from the NDOR

The following winter safety reminders were provided by the Nebraska Department of Roads and highly advised when driving in dangerous winter conditions: • When traveling outside of a business or residential district, it is unlawful to follow a...