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Articles from the December 5, 2013 edition

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Spelling Bee

West and Central Elementary Schools combined and had classroom representatives compete for eligibility in the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee.... Full story

 

The Gloribells ring in the season

The Gloribells of the First United Methodist Church has only been preparing for their 17th annual Christmas concert since the beginning of October, as the bells had to be refurbished. Yet even though... Full story

 

Sidney earning awards for participation in national program

Sidney’s residents were already working toward making the city healthier when officials decided to enroll the town in the Let’s Move! program. “Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the...

 

Court finds probable cause in death of Sidney man

A preliminary hearing concerning the alleged crimes of 23-year-old Theodore Medina of Sidney was held Tuesday afternoon in Cheyenne County district court. Medina is charged with first degree assault and manslaughter after an alleged altercation...

 

USDA Farm Storage Loans Available

USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, reminds farmers and ranchers that Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) are available through FSA. The Farm Service Agency offers low-interest loans to grain producers...

 

Welcoming Arrivals - Regan Breann Moore

Regan Breann Moore Big brother Chase Daniel Moore, son of Matthew and Robin Moore of Sidney, would like to announce he has a little sister! Regan Breann Moore was born Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:36... Full story

 

Death Notice - Dewayne Phelps

Dewayne Phelps, 95 of Sidney, died Thursday morning, December 5, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the... Full story

 

Court Briefs - 12-05-13

The following people appeared in Cheyenne County District Court on Wednesday, Dec. 4, before the Honorable Derek Weimer: Alfredo Balandran, age 39 of Sidney, appeared for sentencing on an amended charge of two counts of Distribution of Marijuana--bot...

 

Tales of a coffee-holic: Calling home

Two times in my life I’ve picked up and moved to a seemingly random place where I knew no one, or almost no one. When I moved to Denver, I knew only the person I moved there with. I left an extensive network of friends in Indiana that I’d been...

 

Around Town: Margaritas opens to large crowds

Margaritas opened quietly—sort of. On an afternoon in mid-November, management unlocked the doors. They opted against social media buzz. They did not even try for a word of mouth build up. Instead, they simply switched on the sign posted with the...

 

Sidney Public Library remembers longtime resident with dedication of new circulation desk

The Sidney Public Library will hold a dedication of its new circulation desk, purchased in memory of Martha Hammond Walker, during its annual Christmas open house on Dec. 19. The new custom-made desk was purchased with funds from Walker’s estate....

 

'Frozen' (PG) - Once upon a classic

Once upon a time the folks at Disney produced timeless classics, enchanting but with a dark edge. Perhaps this is because they could mine a trove of centuries-old tales from the time when a patch of...

 

Talking Sports: A real page turner

When I was a little boy I spent as much time outdoors as I could. I was the type of kid who often came home with scraped knees and dirty clothes. But sometimes it rained and I needed something to occupy my time. Last week I took possession of...

 

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