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Articles from the March 31, 2015 edition

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Western 'inconvenience'

The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department was called to a report of smoke at the Western Convenience Store in the 400 block of Illinois Street in Sidney at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday. Fire chief Keith Stone...


Sidney man arraigned, pleads guilty to child abuse

A 26-year-old Sidney man pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse – a class IIIA felony – on Monday. Devon Holder, 26, who was arrested in late March, initially faced an additional charge of...


The Oregon Trail comes to life

Donna Gunn, a Nebraska native, will transform the Sidney High School Auditorium into the greatest westward journey through music and storytelling. The Lied Center's "Arts Across Nebraska" in Lincoln,...


WNCC hosts blood drive

The Western Nebraska Community College's Sidney campus hosted a blood drive provided by the United Blood Services mobile crew based out of Cheyenne, Wyo., on Monday afternoon. "We travel to different...


City offices, services closed for Good Friday

The City of Sidney will be closed on Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday. All city departments will be closed including the landfill and the library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be running. The Solid Waste Department... Full story


Death Notice: Veronica M. Wells

Veronica M. Wells, 93 of Sidney, passed away Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015 in the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care. Funeral services are pending and will be announced when available. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremations Service, LLC is in... Full story


Court Briefs 03-31-15

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Monday, March 30, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Devon Holder, age 26 of Sidney, appeared for presentment and a preliminary hearing on charges of attempted possession of child... Full story


Community Calendar 03-31-15

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

 By Scott Bartak    Opinion    March 31, 2015

Letter To The Editor: America wasn't founded on some kind of 'mistake'

Dear Editor: Well the polls are out and it’s ugly – only 31 percent of the country thinks we are headed in the right direction. Could it be that “headed in the wrong direction” was a by-product of this: local school textbooks teaching pages... Full story


Letter To The Editor: Open letter to the Legislature, power structure across Neb.

Dear Editor: Following the expression of opinions regarding Sen. Chamber’s choice of “image” in talking about the police in Omaha, might it be useful to move the discussion forward by considering some related issues such as the following? Is... Full story

 By Lauren Snell    Opinion    March 31, 2015

Reader questions whether Smith is really conservative

Dear Editor: Adrian Smith is just another establishment Republican. Nebraska’s 3rd District is just about the most conservative congressional district in the United States. Yet with a Heritage Scorecard of voting conservative just 60 percent of... Full story



BOYS' FINAL TEAM SCORES 1. Sidney 150, 2. Ogallala 143, 3. Alliance 73, 4. Chadron 70, 5. Gordon-Rushville 48.5, 6. Arthur County 17.5, 7. Hyannis 13, 8. Leyton 9. INDIVIDUAL BOYS' RESULTS 100...



GIRLS' FINAL TEAM SCORES 1. Sidney 143, 2. Gothenburg 110, 3. Ogallala 93, 4. Gordon-Rushville 65, 5. Alliance 50, 6. Chadron 26, 7. Leyton 22, 8. Hyannis 6, 8. Arthur County 6. INDIVIDUAL GIRLS'...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 31, 2015

Raiders take 3rd in opener

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The Sidney High boys' golf team opened its season a little slow at the North Platte Invite on Monday, but still managed a third-place finish among the nine teams entered at the...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 31, 2015

CV golfers fall in dual match

GRANT, Neb. – After qualifying for state last year, the Creek Valley High golf team opened its season with mixed results in a dual meet with Perkins County at the Pheasant Run Golf Club in Grant on...


'Dogs battle at Holyoke track event

The Peetz Bulldogs track teams competed at the Holyoke Invitational on Saturday, with the boys taking third among the 12 teams competing. The girls team, despite having only six athletes on the...


Peetz falls to Merino on the diamond

The Peetz High baseball team went up against Merino’s ace pitcher on Monday afternoon and came up on the short end of a 12-1 five-inning final at home. The Bulldogs (2-1) were stymied by Rams’ hurler Connor Fiscus, who didn’t allow a hit over...


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