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President Obama wraps State of Union speech tour in Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up his post-State of the Union tour by talking about how government can build “ladders of opportunity” into the middle class. During remarks Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, his...

 

Asteroid will buzz, miss Earth – unlike meteor

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled toward Earth’s backyard, destined Friday to make the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia’s Ural Mountains just hours befor...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 15, 2013

Sidney grapplers face consolation

OMAHA — Sidney High School’s wrestlers will have the long route today in attempting to reach Saturday’s state finals medal round at CenturyLink Center. Red Raiders sophomore 132-pounder Michael...

 

Sioux County eliminates Leyton Warriors at Mitchell

MITCHELL — A big second-quarter run by Sioux County proved to be the turning point in Thursday night’s Mitchell D2-12 Subdistrict title game, ending in a 49-41 victory against Leyton High School’s girls basketball team. Leyton (10-12) trailed...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    February 15, 2013

Class D girls’ basketball Subdistrict championships

When senior standout Rylee Hanks is in a groove, the Crawford Lady Rams usually have enough to get by. Yet it’s a totally different ballgame when her teammates get involved, as the Creek Valley... Full story

 

UNL honor roll announced

LINCOLN – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the students named to the Deans’ List/Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Students from this area who qualified included: Chappell: Zachary William Hansen,...

 

Student posters highlight radon risks

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Radon Program recently announced the winners of its annual Nebraska Radon Poster Contest for students ages 9–14. JoAnn Neel, a student at McCook Junior High School, was awarded first...

 

Salem family vows suit over expulsion for knife

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The family of a student expelled from a Salem high school for having a pocketknife has filed notice that it will sue the district. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the family of Robert Mann challenges the district’s right...

 

What second term agenda?

The lesson from the State of the Union address is this: Barack Obama has no second term agenda. Oh, sure, he campaigned furiously for the job, starting in about January of 2011. But his campaign almost never outlined his plans for a second term,...

 

Creating the jobs of yesterday, tomorrow!

Does it bother anyone else that the president of the United States seems to believe that our collective future entails assembling battery parts in a government-subsidized factory for $9 an hour? Is that really what Americans envision for their kids...

 

Buffett puts money in ketchup, buys Heinz for $23B

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett, the most closely watched investor in America, is putting his money in ketchup, agreeing Thursday to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion in the richest deal ever in the food industry. For his money, the...

 

Club Notes

Members of the Fort Sidney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with Regent Mrs. John Mason presiding, met in the library of Western Nebraska Community College Saturday, Feb. 9, hosting Cheyenne County Genealogy Society president,...

 

2013 No-Till Winter Conference

I wanted to remind everyone to plan to attend the Panhandle No Till Partnership’s winter conference. The conference will be held on Feb. 20 and 21, 2013, at the Gering Civic Center in Gering. Call the Upper Niobrara Resources District at...

 

Meteor explodes over Russia, injuries reported

MOSCOW – A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly...

 

Jaycees holding youth basketball competition

The Sidney Jaycees are holding another event aimed at community involvement and children’s personal growth. They are holding a Super Shooters Youth Basketball Competition this Saturday at the Cheyenne County Community Center. The competition starts...

 

Filsinger case goes under advisement

The court hearings for the City of Sidney’s property nuisance abatement case against Marvin O. Filsinger of Filsinger Excavating and Filsinger Emergency Services continued with the presentation of more evidence on behalf of the defendants Friday. T... Full story

 

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