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Articles from the January 15, 2013 edition

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 By John Roark    Sports    January 15, 2013

Leyton, Creek Valley advance in girls’ MAC tourney

DALTON — Rachael Ernest finished with a double-double Monday night, scoring 15 points and hauling in 11 rebounds as the Leyton High School girls basketball team opened Minuteman Activities Conference tournament play with an easy 50-9 win against...

 

Lady Raiders kick it in, earn 10th win by popping Tigers

All it took was just one look from coach Tyler Shaw Monday night, and the Sidney High School girls basketball knew instinctively what to do. Having a big lead against Ogallala shaved to single digits...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    January 15, 2013

Raiders roll past Ogallala, complete weekend sweep

The struggles have come and gone for his club, and following a weekend sweep, Sidney High School boys basketball coach Erik Kohl is hoping the tide has turned on the 2012-13 season. “We’re now exe...

 

Missoula Children’s Theater Jack and the beanstalk auditions

The Sidney High Plains Art council in conjunction with the Nebraska Art Council is pleased to announce the return of the Missoula Children’s Theater to Sidney, Ne. Auditions for the production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ will be held on...

 

Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Lance Armstrong has finally come clean. Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday, just a couple of hours after a wrenching apology to...

 

John Elway has been through this before

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – John Elway has been down this lonely road before. The quarterback-turned-front office executive has now been a part of two playoff runs that ended not in the confetti-filled...

 

Drought tops Farm Bureau’s top five stories of 2012

LINCOLN – The dry conditions that began in May and then escalated into a drought of historic proportions is the state’s top agriculture story of 2012, Nebraska Farm Bureau said in releasing its annual list of the Top 5 Nebraska Agriculture News...

 

No-till Notes: ‘Educational meetings, part two’

The field pea meetings have all been scheduled and times and places have been finalized, so I wanted to pass this information on to growers around our region. These meetings will cover production of field peas and marketing of field peas. Field pea...

 

Unfinished business

The beginning of a new Congress is typically a time of great excitement and an opportunity for lawmakers to refocus their priorities as we look ahead to the next two years.  I remain optimistic about what can be accomplished in the 113th Congress,...

 

Sowing the seed for fresh ag policy

Last year’s attempt at a new five-year farm bill to replace the expiring policy was uprooted when the clock ran out.  While I was pleased with the Senate-passed legislation, it never made its way to the President’s desk. The result was a...

 

Schumer to back Hagel for Pentagon’s top job

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Senate Democrat says he will back President Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel for the top job at the Pentagon. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement Tuesday that he met with Hagel for 90 minutes on...

 

Alexis Blaine Wheeler

Alexis Blaine Wheeler 1994 to 2013 Alexis Blaine Wheeler passed from this life to her eternal home in Heaven on Jan. 10, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013,...

 

Jeanette Geller Pritts

Jeanette Geller Pritts 1934 to 2013 Jeanette Geller Pritts, 78, of Guide Rock, Neb. , and formerly of Dalton died late Thursday evening, Jan. 10, 2013, at the Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill, Neb....

 

Eugene Patterson

Eugene Patterson ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Eugene Patterson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and columnist whose impassioned words helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement as...

 

Ione Lenora Cucarola

Ione Lenora Cucarola 1920 to 2013 Ione Lenora Cucarola, 92, of Sterling, Colo. went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2013 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Ione was born in Otis, Colo., on March 22, 1920, to B.J. and...

 

Von Seggern to again head Sidney School board; Mattoon reappointed as VP

Sidney School District board members were informed of the fund-raising activity planning and the successful implementation of drug and alcohol screening at Sidney Middle School. New board member Doug...

 
 By Tina Mines    News    January 15, 2013

Mentoring: Douglas and Means, one of the first pairings

The Sidney Schools’ Teammates Mentoring program is a completely volunteer program that matches up youths with adults, offering the child another responsible caring adult in their life. Both adult...

 

On Hagel, senators take wait and see attitude

President Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for the position of U.S. Secretary of Defense on Jan. 7 has lead to concern by members of congress and pointed questions lingering...

 

Governor: End income, corporate taxes

LINCOLN – Gov. Dave Heineman called Tuesday for ridding Nebraska of its individual and corporate income taxes and making up the difference by ending as much as $2.4 billion in sales tax breaks for businesses, and all goods and services – except...

 

Water line insurance notices not from the City

Sidney City Manager Gary Person would like to draw to the attenion of Sidney residents an envelope that a lot of residential customers received in the mail last week. “The envelope said it’s a...

 
 By John Roark    News    January 15, 2013

Saturday shooting death deemed accidental

Preliminary findings from a Sunday autopsy indicate that the Saturday-evening shooting death of a Sidney man was an accident. Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub, in a press release issued late Monday night, said that 28-year-old Donald L. Vizina,...

 

Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy visits briefly Sidney

Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, potentially Nebraska’s next Governor, briefly stopped in Sidney out at the WNCC Aviation Maintenance Building for a brief explanation about Gov. Dave Heineman’s address...

 

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