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Articles from the March 4, 2015 edition

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Cabela's execs discuss past, future during investor day

Cabela's executives met with analysts and investors Wednesday morning to discuss progress made over the past year and plans for future. The gathering was held three weeks after the retailer released...


Miller sworn in as local CASA volunteer

Kelsi Miller was sworn in last week as a Court Appointed Special Advocate – or CASA – and will be paired with Cheyenne County children who have been abused or neglected. She was sworn in by...


Matt Whipkey to take stage at Sidney Fine Arts Center

Matt Whipkey is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter, guitarist and bandleader from Omaha. He is also the recipient of the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards for artists and album of the year in...


Peetz student spells his way to state competition

Peetz School sixth-grader Gus Cowan of Sidney spelled his way through the Northeast Colorado Spelling Bee this week in Brush, Colo., placing sixth overall. Cowan competed against about 150 students... Full story


Veteran's History Project - James L. Schilling

James L. Schilling Staff Sergeant U.S. Army 1964-1966 1974-1995 EDITOR'S NOTE: Veteran's History Project author Larry Nelson is taking a few weeks off. During that time, we'll re-run previously publis...


Mary Ann Baack

Mary Ann Baack, 86, a long time Sidney resident, passed away in Overland Park, Kan., Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, 2015. Cremation has been held. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, March 9,... Full story


Service Notice: Mike Brauer

Mike Brauer, 60 of Gurley, passed away at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Mike’s wish was for cremation to be held. Private family services will take place with private inurnment at a later date. A... Full story


Free seminars on bariatric surgery options scheduled

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Regional West Weight Loss Options will host free bariatric surgery seminars in both Scottsbluff and Alliance. Losing weight comes with multiple benefits, including reducing the risk of Type II diabetes, high blood pressure,...


Buckley Trust Scholarship applications being accepted

Applications are now being sought for the 2015 Buckley Trust Scholarship, which will award six, $2,000 scholarships. The grants are available to Creek Valley Senior High School graduating seniors who will pursue additional educational training that...


Free colon cancer screening kits available from Regional West Community Health

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Regional West Community Health in partnership with the Scotts Bluff County Health Department will give away free colon cancer screening kits during March. Fecal Occult Blood Test a...


Community Calendar 03-04-15

Ongoing Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Dates of Lenten soup suppers & Lenten worship services are March 4, 11, 18 and 25 Lenten Soup suppers are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Lenten worship services are every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Cancer survivor... Full story


How should you respond to higher interest rates?

If the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you? As a consumer, you might experience the “ripple” effects if long-term interest rates eventually follow...


Sidney's Rosenbaum wins pole vault title at conference meet

Sidney High School graduate and Missouri S&T freshman Lucas Rosenbaum cleared 15-6 1/4 in the pole vault to win the title at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championship last Saturday at the University of Indianapolis. Rosenbaum, a... Full story

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 4, 2015

2015 Boys' State Basketball Championships: Familiar foe awaits Red Raiders

The Sidney Red Raiders have qualified for the 2015 Class B NSAA Boys' State Basketball Championships. While the Raiders and their fans were on pins and needles for a little more than 24 hours after an...

 By Stephen McKay    Sports    March 4, 2015

Spring sports practice begins

Practice for springs sports started on Monday across the state. At Creek Valley High School on Tuesday, track and field practice was held in the gymnasium.... Full story


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