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Articles from the July 23, 2015 edition

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Cheyenne County Fair

Local 4-Hers participated in the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest on Wednesday afternoon. Callie Brown rides a horse around the fairgrounds Thursday morning. Karter Wittrock competed in the 4-H swine... Full story

 

Swimming pool fundraising efforts continue

A fundraising drive to support a new outdoor swimming pool in Sidney is continuing with momentum from a recent $25,000 donation from a local business. Funding for the vast majority of the $5 million project is in place, but a $250,000 challenge...

 

Wilkinson's jail term on hold

A 30-day jail term handed down last week to Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson is on hold after a $500 appeal bond was posted. Wilkinson was sentenced last Friday to jail after pleading no contest to...

 

Adult reading program winner

Vickie Morlock of the Sidney Public Library awarded Priscilla Nightingale with dinner and a movie for two on Wednesday afternoon after completing the Adult Summer Reading Program.... Full story

 

Anna K. Chlopek

Anna K. Chlopek, 94 of Granite City, Ill. and former Sidney resident, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Granite City Skilled Nursing Home in Granite City. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:... Full story

 

Service Notice: William C. "Bill" Jenks

William C. “Bill” Jenks, 60 of Sidney, passed away at his home, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 31st in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Rosary services will be at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, July 30th... Full story

 

Sidney's Baldwin makes Chancellor's List at University of Arkansas

Casey Baldwin, a 2014 graduate of Sidney High School, earned a spot on the Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas for the spring 2015 semester. Baldwin, who just completed her freshman year, had a 4.0 grade-point averag...

 

Community Calendar 07-23-15

Dalton Prairie Sooner Museum open Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m., for the rest of the summer. Farmer’s Market on Saturdays July 11 through Oct. 10 at Hickory Street Square from 8 to 11 a.m. in Sidney Friday, July 24 Pairs-N-Half-A-Pair Square D... Full story

 

Letter To The Editor: Wilkinson's jail sentence should just be scrapped

Dear Editor, I and a lot of other people agree 100 percent with Larry Nelson’s letter from Monday, July 20 titled “Jail time for chief is way out of line.” I would venture to say every police officer in the country (including Sidney) has at... Full story

 
 By Stephen McKay    Sports    July 23, 2015

Talking Sports: Nebraska baseball, MLB has co-existed

Once upon a time, I could be transfixed for hours by the Baseball Encyclopedia or Baseball Almanac. Now the information once housed in those enormous volumes can be found at our fingertips on the...

 

PANDHANDLE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR

At Scotts Bluff Country Club Boys 4th-5th grade 1st - Cael Peters 35 2nd - Luke Hiltibrand 37 3rd - Conner Wwamsley 37 Boys 6th-7th grade 1st - Joey Konz 54 2nd - Jake Hiltibrand 58 3rd - Beau Wamsley 62 Boys 8th-9th grade 1st - Braeden Strumpler 58...

 
 By Stephen McKay    Sports    July 23, 2015

RAIDER 'AMAZING RACE'

he Sidney High School cross country teams competed Thursday morning in their own version of the "Amazing Race," which concluded with a water balloon fight.... Full story

 

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